GMA3: What You Need to Know: Jennifer Connelly, Alice Englert (ABC, June 11, 2024)

GMA3 What You Need To Know

On Tuesday June 11, GMA3: What You Need to Know welcomes Jennifer Connelly, an award-winning actress known for her roles in “A Beautiful Mind,” “Requiem for a Dream,” and “House of Sand and Fog.” Connelly has received critical acclaim for her performances, earning a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for her role in “A Beautiful Mind.”

She stars in the recently released film “Bad Behaviour,” directed by Alice Englert, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Connelly portrays a former teen star named Lucy, who checks into a spiritual retreat, offering a compelling performance that showcases her range as an actress.

The show also features Alice Englert, a New Zealand actress, writer, and director. Englert is known for her roles in “Top of the Lake: China Girl, directed by her mother, Jane Campion, and the Starz series “Dangerous Liaisons.” In “Bad Behaviour,” Englert not only stars alongside Connelly but also serves as the writer and director, marking her feature directorial debut.

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The film explores the relationship between a mother, Lucy, and her daughter, Dylan, as they navigate personal struggles and attempt to reconcile. Englert’s work on the film has received critical acclaim, with her direction praised as “a sparkling, imaginative little film [that] works on its own terms.”

GMA3: What You Need to Know also welcomes Amy B. Scher and Mark Jason Williams, veteran travel writers and co-authors of the LGBTQIA+ travel guide, “Out in the World.” The book offers inclusive destination recommendations for travelers, highlighting memorable experiences that support local LGBTQIA+ communities.

Scher and Williams provide practical travel information, safety advice, and insights on customs to honor while touring abroad. Their work has appeared in various publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, HuffPost, Wired, and National Geographic, among others.

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The episode features a culinary segment with Chef JJ Johnson, a renowned American chef known for his innovative approach to African Caribbean cuisine. Johnson has earned numerous accolades, including the James Beard Foundation Book Award, and has been featured on various TV shows, such as Food Network’s “Chopped” and Netflix’s “Street Food.”

He hosts his own show, “Just Eats with Chef JJ,” and is the author of the upcoming cookbook, “The Simple Art of Rice: Recipes from Around the World for the Heart of Your Table.” Johnson is a community advocate for food justice and equity, working to raise awareness within the industry.

The show also includes an appearance by DJ and record producer D-Nice, who discusses the Apollo Theater’s spring benefit.

GMA3: What You Need to Know airs weekdays at 1:00 p.m. on ABC.

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