Q&A

Q: How did Sandra Oh end up being cast in "Killing Eve"? It's not the sort of role she had done before.

According to the show's creator, that's exactly why she got the role. According to Sandra Oh herself, that's why she should have gotten it. A star with action-role experience wouldn't have suited because, according to series creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the appeal of the Eve character is that she's an unlikely super-spy. "She's a woman who is...

Q: I feel like I've learned a lot watching "Perry Mason" reruns. Are all the legal statements made in the shows true? The writers must have included a lawyer.

If you're facing down a murder charge, don't cite a "Perry Mason" episode as legal precedent -- indeed, no one would ever tell you to take anything you see on TV as legal advice. That said, the "Perry Mason" writers room was pretty strict about legal accuracy. (A quick note before we proceed: Since you said "'Perry Mason' reruns," I'm assuming ...

Q: I was watching the 1989 version of "Batman" and noticed that Jack Nicholson was mentioned in the credits before Michael Keaton, who played the main character. How is the order of the names in the credits decided?

There are a few factors that go into the billing order, and a couple of them came together to get Jack Nicholson top billing in 1989's "Batman." Nicholson actually had it written into his contract that he be billed first (he had a lot of other wacky stuff written in there, such as the stipulation that he not be scheduled to film during Los Ange...