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Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez on Hulu’s ‘Only Murders in the Building’

Steve Martin, who also serves as a co-creator and writer, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez star in and executive produce the Hulu series, Only Murders in the Building. The second season premieres with the first two episodes today! New episodes will be released on Tuesdays.

Following the shocking death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger, Charles, Oliver & Mabel race to unmask her killer. However, three (unfortunate) complications ensue – the trio is publicly implicated in Bunny’s homicide, they are now the subjects of a competing podcast, and they have to deal with a bunch of New York neighbors who all think they committed murder.

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Steve Martin’s work has earned him an Academy Award, five Grammy awards, an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. He began his career on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and then in the mid-1970s, he was a stand-up on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

His notable film credits includes The Jerk, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story, Father of the Bride, Bowfinger, and Planes, Trains & Automobiles. The actor is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, bluegrass banjoist and composer.

As an author, Martin has written the novel An Object of Beauty, the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a collection of comic pieces Pure Drivel, a bestselling novella Shopgirl, his memoir Born Standing Up, and A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection. His play, Meteor Shower, premiered on Broadway in 2017.

The actor’s 2018 Netflix special with Martin Short titled, An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life received four Emmy nominations in 2018.

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Martin Short won his first Emmy in 1982 while working on Canada’s SCTV Comedy Network. He then became a fan-favorite on SNL. The actor made his debut in Three Amigos. Additional film credits include Innerspace, Three Fugitives, Clifford, Pure Luck, Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks, Father of the Bride, and Father of the Bride Part II. He lent his voice to animated films such as Madagascar 3 and Frankenweenie.

On stage, he won a Tony, Theatre World Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his role in the revival of Little Me. The actor also took home an Outer Critics Circle Award for the musical version of Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl. Short co-wrote and starred in Fame Becomes Me as well as appeared on Broadway in It’s Only a Play.

The two-time primetime Emmy winner returned to television in 1998 for the miniseries Merlin and host of The Martin Short Show. He can be recognized for Primetime Glick, Damages, Big Mouth, The Morning Show, Hairspray Live!, Maya & Marty, Mulaney, How I Met Your Mother, and Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That as well.

Short’s New York Times bestselling memoir, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend, was published in 2014.

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On the big screen, Selena Gomez can be seen in Spring Breakers, The Big Short, Fundamentals of Caring, Rudderless, Neighbors 2, In Dubious Battle, Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo, and The Dead Don’t Die. The actress has lent her voice to the character of Mavis in Hotel Transylvania, Hotel Transylvania 2, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania. On television, she starred as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place for four seasons.

With her July Moon Productions, she has produced 13 Reasons Why, Living Undocumented, and Broken Hearts Gallery. Gomez serves as executive producer and appears in the hit HBO Max cooking series, Selena + Chef as well. It was recently announced she will star and produce In the Shadow of the Mountain, based on the upcoming memoir by trailblazer Silvia Vásquez-Lavado.

The actress has also achieved great success as a recording artist, selling more than 145 million singles worldwide and over 30 billion global streams. “Lose You To Love Me,” the first single off her critically acclaimed album Rare, marked a historic moment for the singer as she landed her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album debuted at the top of the charts, making it her third consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Album chart. In 2017, Gomez was named Billboard’s “Woman of the Year.” With the release of Revelación, which is her first all-Spanish language music project, she was the first female to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Album charts since 2017.

In 2020, Gomez launched her Rare Beauty cosmetics line, which is committed to changing the stigma around mental illness.

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I spoke with the legendary trio about what makes the dynamic between Charles, Oliver, and Mabel so unique, which of their past characters they would want to be a suspect or killer on Only Murders in the Building, as well as their favorite season 2 memories!

Plus, I had the opportunity to ask Selena about the impact she’s had on those who feel seen through her and her work.

Watch my full interview below:

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