Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Male 1: Some say it’s not often that an actor can say that their character was renamed after them instead of just, is that was an honor of you or it’s going to…
Zulay Henao: Yup, Dido loved my name and said, you know your name was really genius and we can’t make that u[p so do you mind and I said absolutely not, I mean, how faltering, I mean yeah it’s great, I have no complains at all.
Male 1: So what is your character? Where will she find her relationship with Shawn?
Zulay Henao: Well I think her relationship with Channing started off very innocent but it ended up grounding them again and making them realize that it’s ok to trust again and I think that’s the key to their relationship is that, it started off very innocent and it became something very real because they learned how to trust again and I think that’s important in any relationship and I think it’s something that they had both lost at that point in their lives, to trust in any thing really and their friends and the people that they are suppose to trust like your father and the people you grew up with you know so…
Male 1: Now, your characters, get kind of an interesting relationship also with Harvey and your job, can you talk a little bit abut that?
Zulay Henao: I think, her—obviously she’s in a place where she’s struggling financially not only emotionally that she is struggling on a lot of different fronts and I think that Harvey really help her out in a point in her life where she was really down and out.
I think that he provided her with this opportunity to come and work in this world with him and also help him because you know, he’s not really someone that these people trust or necessarily like so they also have a very important relationship because they trust each other on that level and I think that—when he comes along, when Channing’s character comes along it think that they solidify this little team that just works and again the whole trust issue comes back and I think that’s what’s they regain from this relationship.
Male 1: Now, you’re—I’m just curious, Harvey—was he the baby daddy?
Zulay Henao: No. I mean we talk about that, it could have been, Dido said that you know, we talk about it a couple of times, like oh, maybe you know she, her and Harvey had a relationship at one point but then that would have made her looked like it was something that we explored but I don’t think ultimately it would have been—that’s it’s good for my character to have that BF and no, you know her. The baby’s father I think is just someone who came and went or someone who she probably loved and someone she’s very hurt by.
Male 1: Now, who would win in a fight, Channing Tatum or Luis Guzman? Luis so I’m thinking you know because he’s been in Carlito’s way, you know Carlito Bergante.
Zulay Henao: Luis Guzman, he’s such a wonderful guy but i think that Channing could get him.