10:36 AM EDT 03/12/2014
Originally posted 03/11/2014 11:20AM
Olivia Munn is known for her role as a brilliant and quirky financial reporter on The Newsroom, and as it turns out, that knowledge isn't all an act.
"I had to study quite a bit for this role," she told PEOPLE at Saturday night's South By Southwest (SXSW) comedy opening party hosted by Late Night with Seth Meyers in Austin, Texas.
"I'm not quite at Sloan's level; I'd say I could possibly teach seventh grade economics," she adds, referring to her character, Sloan Sabbith. The upcoming third season of The Newsroom will be its last, HBO announced in January.
Originally posted 09/23/2013 08:30PM
How surprised was Jeff Daniels to win his first Emmy?
"I heard my name, and I go, 'Oh, that's what it sounds like when you win,' " Daniels, who won for his lead role as the self-righteous anchor Will McAvoy on The Newsroom, told reporters at HBO's afterparty on the Plaza of the Pacific Design Center, Sunday. "You hear your name just like that. 'Well, I won!' "
Going into the ceremony, the favorite appeared to be Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, who had won for the past three years. When Daniels's name was announced instead, reported The New York Times, "There were audible gasps of 'Whoa!' and 'What?' in the auditorium."
Originally posted 09/23/2013 07:00AM
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Soon after picking up their Emmys, the newest winners stepped into the PEOPLE/CBS photo booth to show off their statuettes.
From Jim Parsons to Tina Fey and Bobby Cannavale to Merritt Wever, check out who stopped by for an exclusive snap.
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