Aimee Carrero Off-Handedly Creates Inventive Documentary Short

Not everything in Hollywood is all glitz and glam, but that’s not to say that these more ordinary and barely attention-worthy moments don’t have the potential to be equally as entertaining.

Take actress Aimee Carrero, who this Wednesday posted a short documentary ‘a face 4 radio’ to her social media accounts, chronicling her time spent recording voiceovers for her eponymous character from the animated Disney TV series Elena of Avalor. The minute-long short, filled with scraps of outtakes of a quietly focussed and self-coaching Carrero in a warmly lit recording booth, is the perfect example of creating exceptional art out of… nothing, apparently.


Nicola Walker stars in new BBC drama ‘The Split’

The Split is one of the newest dramas to BBC One, which premiered last Tuesday night. Created by Welsh screenwriter Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame and Suffragette), it centres around the life of elite divorce lawyer Hannah Stern (Nicola Walker), as she “splits” from the family business and deals with the unexpected return of her estranged father.

The Split Annabel Scholey and Nicola Walker by Sophie Mutevelian
Sisters and main protagonists Nina Defoe (Annabel Scholey) and Hannah Stern (Nicola Walker). © Sophie Mutevelian

The first episode in the six-part series (produced by SundanceTV and the BBC) introduces us to Stern: married, mother of three and increasingly distancing herself from mother and former boss, Ruth Defoe (Deborah Findlay). Following her departure from the firm, she finds herself in direct competition with younger sister Nina (Annabel Scholey) on opposing sides of a case between a comedian and his agent, which is only the beginning of this brewing rivalry. To top it off, 30 years after walking out on them, Stern’s father (Anthony Head) returns the day of his ex-wife’s 70th birthday to pass on a card, and, unbeknownst to him, receive a stern (pun intended) telling off from his eldest daughter.