Natalie Morales to Star in Sony’s R-Rated Jennifer Lawrence Comedy “No Hard Feelings”

Natalie Morales is feelings so good…

The 37-year-old Cuban American actress and director has joined the cast of Sony’s R-rated Jennifer Lawrence comedy No Hard Feelings

Natalie MoralesThe Gene Stupnitsky-directed film, which is currently shooting, follows Lawrence as a ne’er-do-well who is hired by a rich couple to befriend their socially awkward kid.

Disney+/Broadway star Andrew Barth Feldman plays the kid; his parents are played by Matthew Broderick and Laura BenantiEbon Moss-Bachrach also stars.

Morales most recently wrote, directed and starred in Language Lessons opposite Mark Duplass. She also directed the Hulu film Plan B and was nominated for an Imagen Award for her acting work in Language Lessons.

She’ll next be seen in the film I’m Totally Fine, which she executive produces and stars opposite Jillian Bell.

Her television roles include White Collar, The Grinder, Parks and Recreationand Santa Clarita Diet.

Stupnitsky and John Phillips penned the screenplay for No Hard Feelings. Alex Saks, Marc Provissiero, Naomi Odenkirk, Lawrence and Justine Ciarrochi are producing. John Phillips is executive producing.

No Hard Feelings hits theaters on June 16, 2023.

Camila Banus to Serve as Presenter at This Year’s Daytime Emmy Awards

Camila Banus has a date with Emmy…

The 31-year-old Spanish and Cuban American actress and Days of Our Lives star is among the stars set to present at the Daytime Emmy Awards on June 24.

Camila BanusBanus, who received a Daytime Emmy nod in 2015 for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Gabi Hernandez, and her Days of Our Lives co-star Galen Gering will serve as presenters during the ceremony.

Natalie Morales and her The Talk co-host Jerry O’Connell will also present an award during the ceremony.

Hosted by Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner from Entertainment Tonight, the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will also see many other notable personalities present, including: Drew BarrymoreTamron Hall; Deborah Norville from Inside Edition; Deidre Hall and James Reynolds from Beyond Salem; Krista Allen, Lawrence Saint-Victor and Tanner Novlan from The Bold and the Beautiful; Tanisha Harper, Cameron Mathison and Laura Wright from General Hospital; and Sean Dominic, Christian Le Blanc and Tracey Bregman from The Young and the Restless.

In addition, Suzanne Rogers will present the lifetime achievement award to John Aniston during the ceremony.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences also announced the presenters for the upcoming Creative Arts & Lifestyle Awards, which will stream on Friday. Presenters for the ceremony include: Michael and Bianca Alexander from Conscious Living, Judge Frank Caprio from Caught in Providence, Daym Drops from Fresh, Fried & Crispy, Samantha Brown from Samantha Brown’s Places to Love, Sophia Roe from Counter Space, Tina Knowles-Lawson from Talks With Mama Tina, Jennifer Gareis from The Bold and the Beautiful, Raven Bowens from Days of our Lives and Beyond Salem, Tajh Bellow from General Hospital and Kate Linder from The Young and the Restless.

The 49th Annual Creative Arts & Lifestyle Awards will stream live on watch.TheEmmys.tv, and via Emmys apps on platforms like Xbox, iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV and Roku.

The ceremony begins 6:00 pm PT/9 pm ET on Friday.

The Daytime Emmy Awards will air live on June 24 at 9:00 pm ET on the East Coast, and tape delayed on the West Coast at 9:00 pm PT. The ceremony will air on CBS and stream on Paramount+.

Decal Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to Natalie Morales’ Sci-Fi Comedy “I’m Totally Fine”

Natalie Morales is doin’ just fine

Decal has acquired the North American rights to Brandon Dermer’s sci-fi comedy I’m Totally Fine, starring the 37-year-old Cuban American actress, out of the Cannes market.

Natalie Morales, I'm Totally FineThe film is slated for release in theaters later this year.

The music video vet’s first feature follows Vanessa (Jillian Bell), who embarks on a solo weekend away to clear her head after the death of her best friend (Morales)—seeing her self-care vacation plans change when she’s met with a situation that’s out of this world.

The film written by Alisha Ketry also stars Harvey Guillén, Blake Anderson and Karen Maruyama.

“We are whole-heartedly excited to share our project with our fellow humans/Earthlings,” said Kyle Newacheck, “and it was DECAL who ultimately matched our passion and proved to be the best fit for the release of this delicate film.”

“The marvelous minds of Kyle Newcheck and Brandon Dermer have created a truly hilarious and thoughtful sci-fi jaunt,” added Decal SVP Ayo Kepher-Maat. “Jillian Bell and Natalie Morales are perfectly cast to deliver the fun and sweetness that makes I’M TOTALLY FINE so heartfelt. We are beyond thrilled to be working with such a talented group.”

CBS Renews Natalie Morales’ Daytime Talk Show “The Talk” for 13th Season

There’s more talk in Natalie Morales future…

CBS has renewed its daytime series The Talk, featuring the 49-year-old Puerto Rican and Brazilian journalist, for a 13th season.

Natalie MoralesAlong with Morales, who joined the talk show as a host in the current 12th season, all of its current hosts — Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell and Sheryl Underwood — will be returning.

During the show today, Morales said, “The producers are just telling me there is some breaking news. This is just coming in right now, The Talk has been renewed for Season 13.”

Gbajabiamila added, “That was crazy, this feels so good” and O’Connell joked, “Now I know why all our bosses showed up today.”

Season 12 of The Talk, which is produced by CBS Studios, runs through August 5. It is executive-produced by Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews.

Last month, Underwood signed a new multi-year deal to remain on the show. Morales joined as a permanent co-host in October, while former NFL player Gbajabiamila became a permanent co-host in September. O’Connell also joined last year.

It comes after original co-host Sharon Osbourne was fired last year following controversial comments on race and her defense of friend Piers Morgan. Carrie Ann Inaba also left the show last year, as did Elaine Welteroth.

Paramount+ Renews Natalie Morales’ “Rugrats” Revival for Second Season

Natalie Morales is staying animated…

Paramount+ has renewed the revival of the classic Nickelodeon series Rugrats, featuring the 36-year-old Cuban American actress among the voice cast, for a second season.

Natalie Morales

The revival, which follows the titular tots and their imaginative shenanigans, features original cast members E.G. Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Cheryl Chase, Cree Summer and Kath Soucie as Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, Phil and Lil, respectively.

In addition to Morales, the voice cast also features Nicole Byer, Ashley Rae Spillers, Tommy Dewey, Anna Chlumsky, Natalie Morales, Michael McKean and Omar Miller.

Paramount+ also revealed the premiere date for the second batch of Season 1 episodes, including the upcoming Halloween special.

The second batch of episodes, which will drop on October 7, will continue to see the Rugrats using their wild imaginations to defeat an outer-space villain, travel through Chuckie’s dad’s body, embark upon a daring mission to break Angelica out of preschool and more. The half-hour Halloween-themed special sees Tommy work with his friends’ help to save Angelica after she turns into a werewolf at a scary Halloween party as their parents seem to disappear one by one.

The original Rugrats series launched August 11, 1991, and became a phenomenon, spawning consumer products and three hit theatrical releases, cementing its place in pop culture history through its characters, storytelling and unique visual style. Rugrats was in production for nine seasons over the course of 13 years. The series earned four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids’ Choice Awards and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Paramount+ Releases Trailer for Natalie Morales’ Revival of Nickelodeon’s Original “Rugrats” Series

Natalie Morales is cutting a rug(rat)

Paramount+ has released the trailer for its revival of the Nickelodeon original animated series Rugrats, featuring the 36-year-old Cuban American actress.

Natalie Morales

The original series was created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo and Paul Germain.

In the reboot, the series’ tiny tots embark on an Indiana Jones-inspired treasure hunt, a battle against a giant green dog and a high-speed car chase in the colorful, wild worlds of their imagination.

Cast members from the original series return to reprise their roles in the Paramount+ series, which will premiere on May 27. Returning to voice the iconic cartoon toddlers are E.G. Daily (Tommy Pickles), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie Finster), Cheryl Chase (Angelica Pickles), Cree Summer (Susie Carmichael) and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil DeVille).

Also joining the cast for the revival are Nicole Byer, Tony Hale and Morales, who will take on the adult roles in Paramount+’s revival.

Hale will play Chuckie’s father, Morales as Phil and Lil’s mother and Byer, with Omar Miller, as Susie’s parents. Ashley Rae Spillers (Vice Principals) and Tommy Dewey, as Tommy’s parents; Anna Chlumsky and Timothy Simons, as Angelica’s parents; and Michael McKean, as Grandpa Lou Pickles round out the voice cast.

Natalie Morales to Star in & Produce CBS’ Comedy Pilot Based on Sarah Cooper Book

Natalie Morales is preparing for a successful next endeavor…

The 36-year-old Cuban American actress has been cast as one of the leads in CBS’ comedy pilot based on TikTok star Sarah Cooper’s book How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings.

Natalie Morales

Morales will star opposite Amy Landecker and Alice Lee in the pilot.

She’ll also serves as a producer on the pilot, from Cooper, Cindy Chupack, Nina Tassler and Denise Di Novi.

Co-written by Cooper and Chupack and directed by Amy York Rubin, the Untitled Sarah Cooper/Cindy Chupack Project revolves around three women at different stages in their careers at a male-dominated company — played by Morales, Landecker and Lee — who help each other navigate modern gender politics in their professional and personal lives.

Morales will play Joanna, a conflict-averse, people-pleasing middle manager at the small tech company Lucent Muse, whose new hire, Elyse (Lee), challenges her “go along to get along” career philosophy. She lives with her boyfriend of two years, a sweet, loyal guy who might be too sweet and loyal for her.

Morales’ acting credits include The Little Things and Dead to Me. She made her feature directing debut with this year’s Language Lessons, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and won the Audience Award at SXSW. She is an executive producer and director on Plan B, a feature comedy on Hulu that’ll be released in spring 2021; and she’s writing and producing an untitled comedy feature set in Miami from Universal.

Natalie Morales Wins SXSW Film Festival Audience Award for feature directorial debut “Language Lessons”

Natalie Morales is the audience’s choice…

SXSW Film Festival organizers have revealed this year’s Audience Award winners, with the 36-year-old Cuban American actress among the list of honorees for her feature directorial debut.

Natalie Morales

Morales’ Language Lessons, which she co-wrote, stars in and directed, was named the Audience Award winner in the Narrative Spotlight category.

The film, which also stars Mark Duplass and Desean Terry, centers on a Spanish teacher awho develops an unexpected friendship with her student.

Latina filmmakers Maria Belen Poncio and Rosario Perazolo Masjoan won the Audience Award in the Episodic Pilot competition for 4 Feet High.

Over the course of five days of SXSW Online, the SXSW Film Festival screened 75 features including 57 world premieres, three international premieres, four North American Premieres, one U.S. premiere and 53 films from first-time filmmakers, plus 84 short films.

Here’s the full list of SXSW Film Festival Audience Award winners:

HEADLINERS
Audience Award Winner:
 Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free
Director: Mary Wharton

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: 
The Fallout
Director: Megan Park

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: 
Not Going Quietly
Director: Nicholas Bruckman

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT
Audience Award Winner: 
Language Lessons
Director: Natalie Morales

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT
Audience Award Winner: 
Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
Directors: Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler

VISIONS
Audience Award Winner: 
Inbetween Girl
Director: Mei Makino

MIDNIGHTERS
Audience Award Winner: 
Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror
Director: Kier-La Janisse

GLOBAL
Audience Award Winner: 
Ninjababy
Director: Yngvild Sve Flikke

24 BEATS PER SECOND
Audience Award Winner:
 Soy Cubana
Directors: Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov

FESTIVAL FAVORITES

Audience Award Winner: In The Same Breath
Director: Nanfu Wang

2020 SPOTLIGHT

Audience Award Winner: We Are The Thousand
Director: Anita Rivaroli

Shorts

NARRATIVE SHORTS COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: 
Play It Safe
Director: Mitch Kalisa

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: 
Joe Buffalo
Director: Amar Chebib

ANIMATED SHORTS COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: 
Opera
Director: Erick Oh

MIDNIGHT SHORTS COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: 
Stuffed
Director: Theo Rhys

TEXAS SHORTS COMPETITION

Audience Award Winner: Learning Tagalog with Kayla
Director: Kayla Abuda Galang

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: 
Beyond the Model
Director: Jessica Lin

MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: 
Kuricorder Quartet – ‘Southpaw’
Director: Sawako Kabuki

Episodic Program

EPISODIC PREMIERES
Audience Award Winner: 
Them
Showrunner: Little Marvin

EPISODIC PILOT COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: 
4 Feet High
Directors: Maria Belen Poncio, Rosario Perazolo Masjoan

Virtual Cinema

VIRTUAL CINEMA COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner:
 Biolum
Director: Abel Kohen

VIRTUAL CINEMA SPOTLIGHT
Audience Award Winner:
 Finding Pandora X
Director: Kiira Benzing

SXSW Film Design Awards

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN
Audience Award Winner: 
Birds Of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn Title Sequence
Creative Director and Illustrator: Michael Riley