Brianne Howey Blacked Out When She Met Hugh Jackman at a Hair Salon (Extended) | The Tonight Show (2023)


Brianne Howey and Antonia Gentry talk about the moment they knew Ginny & Georgia was a hit, Howey tells a story about her random encounter with Hugh Jackman and Gentry talks about how she landed the role in the Netflix series after graduating.

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Brianne Howey Blacked Out When She Met Hugh Jackman at a Hair Salon (Extended) | The Tonight Show



-I'm so happy you're here.

I'm, a big fans of both of you.

Thank you so much for being here., -Thank, you., -Congrats., "Ginny and Georgia," which, by the way, I think I was the first person to watch the show.


I, heard that., -Of, course., Yeah., -Thank, you., I, was, right?, And I came in.

And everyone was like.


No., We're.

All watching it.

Everyone is obsessed.".


Season 2 came out, it's.

The number-1 show in 60 countries.

Number, 1., [, Cheers and applause.

] Congratulations on that.

Brianne, was there a moment that you realized that the show was taking off? -Yeah., You, know, I was in Berlin over the summer.

A very, very delayed, honeymoon.


There happened to be a marathon going by our hotel.

So my husband and I are standing, watching the marathon.


This very kind, grown man runs out of the marathon and approaches us and tells me how much he enjoys the show.


He says, "I know, I'm not your demographic, but I love.

The show." -He, said, "I know, I'm, not your demographic"? -Yeah.

-That's funny that he'd even say, that., How about you, Antonia? When was the first time you realized this show was big? -Yeah, I was just in Paris recently for Fashion Week, and I was going up to my hotel.

And there was a group of people just waiting outside.

And I was like.

"Oh, okay., That's, cool.", And.

This one fan --.

She came up to me and she was crying.

And, like, shaking., And, I, didn't, speak French.

So I, didn't know how to properly? Comfort, her., So, I just --.

I gave her a big hug.

And she gave me a letter.

And I, went back to my hotel room and I read it.

And it was one of the most heartfelt things I had read, I mean, just that the show touched her so much., -A global --.

It's a global hit., -Yeah., -But, I, heard around the city.

You have new rules for walking around.

-Yeah, because I live in New, York., -Yeah., -And..., [, Cheers and applause.

], Yeah.

Thank you.

Thank you.

And I've learned not to leave my apartment at 3:00 p.m.

on a weekday, because then the high schoolers --.

That's when they get out of school.

-That's your --.

That is your demographic.


That is my demographic.

-You will be mobbed.


Many of them are bigger than me.

-I, don't, know, though., Hey.

It can be all times of the day.

-They're scary., -Yeah, you're, right., Now, it's, everybody., -I, love them, but they're scary., -I'm, loving it too.



You went to school here at NYU?, -I, did, yeah., -That's, wild., -I, did.

-This is great.

-I, love, New, York., -You, love, New.



Do you love about the city? Just..., -It's, spontaneous.

Anything can happen.



I was a student at NYU.

I was a receptionist at a hair, salon, actually., And I'm sitting there at the front desk, and Hugh Jackman.

And his two young kids go by on Razor, scooters., And I --.

It, like, made my day.

But then, all of a sudden.

They circled back in the direction they were coming from.

And they come into the salon.


He asked, "Can.

My daughter use the restroom?" And I think I just blacked out and said, "Yes, absolutely." So.

One of the women takes the daughter to the restroom, and he and I are, I think, making small talk.

I, tell him about NYU and what I'm studying.

And then, when his daughter came back out.

He said, "Thank Brianne and say, hi because she's gonna be a famous actress one day.", -Come, on., Hugh, Jackman., How great is that guy? [ Cheers and applause.

], -Class, act., -That's, a class act., -Yeah.


Did you find out about this role? Did? They come after you? Did.

You audition for this? How.

Did you know about this? -I was in the middle of finals week at university.

I was trying to graduate.


-It was really difficult.

I barely did.

And I, get it in my in-box, the audition.

And I, almost didn't audition for it because I thought I was going to fail out of school.

But I read the script and I really connected to the character in a way that I hadn't before for other roles.

And I knew that if I didn't audition, I would regret it., So, I, did.


Then like a couple weeks after graduating, I was flying back and forth six different times to L.A.

to do chemistry.


-So, many times., This, poor, girl., -Too, many times., And, yeah, I.

Clearly do not regret.


It was such a crazy.


I was extremely lucky.

-Life-Changing., -Yeah., -Life-changing.


Now you guys are --.

Well, you're, "Ginny and Georgia".



This is all that's happening.

Now., -Yeah., -"Ginny and Georgia.".

-That's, it., Congrats., I think that's --.





Why do you think the show's resonated with so many people and different demographics? -I think there's, really just something for everyone in the show.

-Mm-hmm., -You, know, it's, really, like, hurried and fun.

But it's also, very real.

We have such a diverse group of characters with different experiences.

-Story, lines., -Yeah., And, I think --.

-It touches.

So many subjects., -Yeah., -And, it's, incredibly authentic., -Right., -Yeah., -There's character for everyone to really latch on to, so..


Do we set it up for anyone who hasn't seen "Ginny and Georgia"? -Ooh! Season 2.

We pick up right where we left off.


Two weeks have passed.

Ginny, unfortunately, finds out that her stepfather did not die from natural causes.

And that her mother actually murdered him on her behalf, so..

There's, just that elephant in the room.

-Yeah, that's --.


-But Georgia is busy planning a wedding, so we're moving forward and everything's fine.


There are more important things than to talk about murder.

-Much more important, things., -Than, you being a murderer.

-Yeah., -Yeah, of course., -Yeah, it's, minor., -But, you're, a young, single mom., I.

Guess we can say that, too, Georgia., So.

You guys, play, yeah, mother, daughter, just before the murdering.

-Well, and after.


You haven't seen it, I'm just setting that part up.

-It's, not a spoiler.

-No, it's, not a spoiler, yeah.

I want to show a clip.

Here's, Brianne, Howey and Antonia Gentry in "Ginny and Georgia." Take.

A look at this.

♪♪ -Mom., -Get out of here.


-What are you doing? -I called Don.

He told me about this book.

He doesn't deserve to be a teacher.

-You don't think I know, that? What happens.

If you're caught? You think they'll go easy on me?.

You, can't just go around doing whatever you want all the time.

This is exactly why I didn't tell you.

You have no idea what things are like for me, sometimes.

And, I can't, tell you anything, because then you might go and do something insane like this.

-I'm, not going to sit back and let someone treat my daughter.

This way.

I'm, your mother.


One on this Earth loves you more than I.

Do., -I, know.

-I would do anything for you, okay?, You know, that.

-Yeah., Come, on., Brianne, Howey, Antonia, Gentry, everyone!, Season 2 of "Ginny and Georgia" is streaming.

Now on Netflix.

We'll be right back with a performance from Stephen, Sanchez., Stick, around, everybody., Come on back.


Is Georgia's accent real in Ginny and Georgia? ›

However, Howey does not actually have that accent in real life. Being from California, Howey does not have a Southern accent. “It's really fun and the Southern accent in particular is so musical,” Howey told Entertainment Weekly.

How tall is Brianne Howey? ›

How old is Antonia Gentry? ›

What else has Brianne Howey been in? ›

She is an actress, known for The Passage (2019), The Exorcist (2016) and Ginny & Georgia (2021). She has been married to Matt Ziering since July 24, 2021.

What is a cowboy accent called? ›

Origin of the Southern Drawl

The Southern Drawl, like any accent, developed over the course of hundreds of years. There were many factors that contributed to its evolution including: plantation and farm life, Western expansion, immigration, and an increasing number and size of American cities.

What dialect does the state of Georgia speak? ›

The Southern dialect in Georgia is made up of several sub dialects of Southern American English. For instance, the Coastal Southern dialect as well as the Gullah language, a dialect spoken by African American communities, can be found along Georgia's coast.

How old is Georgia in Ginny and Georgia? ›

Brianne Howey as Georgia Miller, 30-year-old mother of Ginny and Austin; as a survivor of childhood abuse and a teen mother, she has fled many places around the country when her relationships led her and her children into danger.

How old is Jenny in real life from Ginny and Georgia? ›

Ginny Miller

But how old is Antonia Gentry, the actress who plays Ginny? In real life, Antonia is actually 25 years old. Meaning she is a full 9 years older than her on-screen counterpart. The actress was born in September 1997 and will be celebrating her 26th birthday at the end of 2023.

Will there be season 3 of Ginny and Georgia? ›

Has Ginny & Georgia been renewed for a third season? Yes! Netflix announced recently that the hit series was renewed for a third and fourth season.

Who marries Antonia? ›

Antonia (wife of Pythodoros)
Other namesAntonia Prima
SpousePythodoros of Tralles
ChildrenPythodorida of Pontus
ParentsMark Antony (father) Antonia Hybrida Minor (mother)
2 more rows

How old is Maxine Baker Ginny and Georgia? ›

Maxine Baker is a 16-year-old girl who lives in Wellsbury, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Ellen and Clint, as well as the twin sister of Marcus. She is portrayed by Sara Waisglass.

How old is Ginny? ›

Ginny is 16 years old in Ginny & Georgia, having celebrated her birthday in season 1 of the Netflix show. Antonia Gentry was 23 years old when Ginny & Georgia season 1 was released, meaning that Gentry is now 25 years old, almost 10 years older than Ginny.

Who does Ginny end up with? ›

“Once you're happy, you have so much more to lose,” she narrates in a state of tentative bliss after her fairy-tale wedding to Mayor Paul Randolph (Scott Porter) in the Season 2 finale of Ginny & Georgia. For a moment, it seems like things are actually peachy for the new mayoress.

What else is Maxine in from Ginny and Georgia? ›

She played twins twice in Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), Degrassi: Next Class (2016) with Spencer Macpherson as Hunter and Frankie Hollingsworth and in Ginny & Georgia (2021) with Felix Mallard as Marcus and Maxine Baker.

Who played older Maddie in Ginny and Georgia? ›

Seasons. Maddie Atkins is a character in Netflix's Ginny & Georgia. She is portrayed by Kelly McCormack, while her teenage counterpart is portrayed by Sarah Abbott.

What is a cowboy called a cowboy? ›

In the American West, a horseman skilled at handling cattle is called a cowboy. From ca. 1820, cowboys were employed in small numbers on Texas ranches. After the Civil War, their numbers rapidly multiplied as cattle-raising evolved into a lucrative industry throughout the western territories.

What is the Southern American accent called? ›

Southern American English (SAE) is the most widely recognized regional dialect of American English, but as most of its speakers know, widespread recognition is a mixed blessing. SAE is also the regional dialect that is most negatively evaluated.

What is the normal American accent called? ›

General American English, known in linguistics simply as General American (abbreviated GA or GenAm), is the umbrella accent of American English spoken by a majority of Americans, encompassing a continuum rather than a single unified accent.

What is the main religion in Georgia? ›

Today roughly 80% of Georgia's population identifies as Christian, with most belonging to the Georgian Orthodox Church, the most powerful and influential religious institution in the country.

What is the most spoken language in Atlanta? ›

Georgian (ქართული ენა, romanized: kartuli ena, pronounced [ˈkʰɑɾtʰuli ˈɛnɑ]) is the most widely spoken Kartvelian language; it also serves as the literary language or lingua franca for speakers of related languages. It is the official language of Georgia and the native or primary language of 87.6% of its population.

Why did Zion leave Georgia? ›

Zion also tells the family that he got a deal with National Geographic to write a book. After a spontaneous family dinner at the Baker's, Zion tells Georgia that he wants to settle down with her and the kids by moving to his new appartement in Boston.

Does Georgia get Kenny's money? ›

Georgia's late husband, Kenny, was a very wealthy man. When he died, his money went to Georgia and her children.

How old was Georgia when she was pregnant with Ginny? ›

Georgia got pregnant when she was 15 years old. Zion introduced her to his parents in Virginia, who were very supportive of Georgia and took care of everything regarding the pregnancy.

Are the twins in Ginny and Georgia twins in real life? ›

There's a sibling duo hiding within the "Ginny & Georgia" cast. As many fans of the Netflix series have just discovered, the actors who play Joe and Padma — Raymond and Rebecca Ablack, respectively — are brother and sister in real life.

Why does Austin wear glasses in Ginny and Georgia? ›

He's Not A Wizard, Harry

Austin even wears glasses like Harry's to carry on with the ruse his mom created for her son. And Austin is proud of it, as for his Star of the Week day at school, he brings the letters his dad wrote to him from his "special jail" in the Wizarding World.

Is Ginny dating Marcus in real life? ›

Of course, with Ginny & Georgia's popularity on the rise, viewers can't help but ship Marcus and Ginny. However, the actors are just friends! As for Antonia's love life, it appears as though she and longtime boyfriend Ezra Pounds have called it quits.

Does Abby have an Ed Ginny and Georgia? ›

In Ginny and Georgia, Abigail Littman (Katie Douglas) is given an eating disorder to seemingly fill in a gap in her character.

Where is Ginny and Georgia filmed? ›

Most of the “Ginny & Georgia” filming location sets are actually in Canada. Sadly, this means Wellsbury, Massachusetts isn't a real place you can visit — but you can find a pretty similar-looking town in Ontario! The town of Cobourg, to be exact.

Does Georgia go to jail? ›

For a few episodes, fans have been wondering, does Georgia get caught? And in season 2, her past quickly catches up to her, as Georgia is arrested at the end of the series.

What promise did Jim make to Antonia? ›

He makes her promise that she won't leave the house or let any of her friends sleep over. He explains that he just put a new lock on the front door. Now Ántonia feels uncomfortable staying alone in the house. They arrange for Jim to stay alone in the house in her place while she stays at the Burdens'.

Who is Dillon's wife on 90210? ›

Antonia Marchette is a recurring character in Season 6 of Beverly Hills, 90210. She is portrayed by Rebecca Gayheart.

Is my Ántonia Based on a true story? ›

MY ÀNTONIA, by Willa Cather, is a story about friendship, love, and immigration. In this early-20th-century novel, Cather provides a biographical narrative of Antonia Shimerda, a character based upon Annie Pavelka, a real-life childhood friend of Cather's.

Why is Max so mad at Ginny? ›

[Spoiler alert: The following story contains spoilers for Ginny & Georgia Season 2.] At the end of season 1, Max finds out that Ginny (Antonia Gentry) secretly slept with Max's twin brother, Marcus (Felix Mallard). She becomes furious at Ginny and cuts her off as Ginny runs away to her father's house in Boston.

Why did Max and Sophie break up? ›

After receiving her early acceptance into NYU, Sophie tells Max that she doesn't see it working when she goes to college next year. Max points out that that is still a long way away. The pair break up anyway and Sophie leaves Max heartbroken.

Does Max forgive Ginny? ›

By season 2, episode 4, MANG has gotten back together, and Max forgives Ginny for lying about being with Marcus and Abby for knowing and not telling her. Max even does her best to embrace the fact that her best friend is in love with her brother.

How tall is Ginny? ›

How tall is Ginny Weasley? Ginny Weasley is 5 foot 6 inches (1.68 m).

How much older was Harry than Ginny? ›

She is one year younger than both Ron and Harry. The author has said that Ginny's birthday is 11 August 1981, which actually makes her almost exactly one year younger than Harry (whose birthday is 31 July 1980) and 17 months younger than Ron (whose birthday is 1 March 1980).

Are Maxine and Marcus twins in real life? ›

Sara Waisglass – Maxine

Max is Marcus' twin sister, and in season one became besties with Ginny at school. She's played by Sara Waisglass who is 24 and was born on July 3rd 1998. So, she's only a couple of months younger than her on-screen twin.

Who was stalking Ginny? ›

Gabriel Cordova is a character in Netflix's Ginny & Georgia. He is portrayed by Alex Mallari Jr..

Did Ginny and Hunter sleep together? ›

Happy Sweet Sixteen, Jerk

At a party the following night, Hunter talks to Ginny privately in a bedroom. They end up hooking up, and Ginny tells Hunter that she's on the pill and gives him consent for everything.

Does Ginny ever get pregnant? ›

While Ginny discovers sex with Marcus during the first season, she does not get pregnant like her mother did when she was a teenager. She does have a minor freak out about contraception but Georgia puts her on contraception before she even knows Ginny has been sexually active.

What disorder does Abby have in Ginny and Georgia? ›

Another big topic dealt with this season is body dysmorphia through the character of Abby, who is Ginny's friend. Abby struggles with bulimia nervosa, a disorder where one eats and then purges their food.

Is Nora in Ginny and Georgia adopted? ›

Family. Norah was adopted to white parents. Her mother Bev is apart of Cynthia's group of uptight Wellsbury moms.

Who is deaf in Ginny and Georgia? ›

Ginny & Georgia (TV Series 2021– ) - Xavier Colbeck-Bhola as Deaf Student - IMDb.

Who is Georgia Miller's love interest? ›

In the Season 2 finale, Georgia marries Mayor Paul Randolph (played by Scott Porter) after she confesses a lot (but certainly not all) of her past sins to him… and then she gets arrested for murder mid-wedding, somewhat ruining the mood.

Is Ginny related to Julia Roberts? ›

While many think she looks like her, she isn't related to the actress.

Why did Georgia change her name in Ginny and Georgia? ›

However, when Georgia made it out of prison, she relocated and changed her name from Mary to Georgia in a bid to escape her past. Of course, Paul has no idea that Georgia used to be called Mary, let alone all the crimes she's committed.

Is the ASL in Ginny and Georgia accurate? ›

One of the characters in the show is deaf and communicates solely through American Sign Language, yet many people have pointed out that some of the ASL in the show is actually inaccurate.

What is Georgia Miller accent? ›

How to speak like Georgia Miller. So she is from Massachusetts. She has a rhotic accent and a veterized L.

Is the town in Ginny and Georgia real? ›

Alas, Ginny & Georgia fans, before you decide to pack up the car for a road trip, Wellsbury is not a real place. The town is a fictional addition to Massachusetts for the purposes of the show.

Is Marcus from Ginny and Georgia have an accent? ›

He's really from Melbourne, not Massachusetts. The whole time you've been watching Ginny & Georgia, have you been thinking that the actor who plays Marcus was American? Naur, man. Felix Mallard has just mastered an American accent.

What mental illness does Georgia have in Ginny and Georgia? ›

Ginny Miller suffers from anxiety and depression as a result of her chaotic childhood and high school experience. She confesses to her father that she was turning to unhealthy coping mechanisms and ultimately suffers from a panic attack.

Does Abby have an eating disorder in Ginny and Georgia? ›

Abby struggles with bulimia nervosa, a disorder where one eats and then purges their food. This bulimia is rooted in her family struggles and evolved in season two.

Is Max's dad deaf in real life? ›

Waisglass, who's onscreen dad is deaf in real life like the character he plays on the show, celebrated the show's commitment to diversity.

How do people from Georgia USA speak? ›

Language in Georgia

English is the official language of Georgia and is by far the most widely-spoken language in the state.

What accent is Atlanta? ›

Today, the accents of Atlanta, Charleston, and Savannah are most similar to Midland regional accents or at least Southeastern super-regional accents.

Do they have Southern accents in Georgia? ›

The variation in accents in the eastern part of the south varies from the mountains to the coastlands rather than from state to state. A person from the Piedmont region of Georgia will sound like a person from the Piedmont region of Virginia or the Carolinas.

Who does Georgia end up with? ›

In the Season 2 finale, Georgia marries Mayor Paul Randolph (played by Scott Porter) after she confesses a lot (but certainly not all) of her past sins to him… and then she gets arrested for murder mid-wedding, somewhat ruining the mood.

Is Wellsbury a real place? ›

Sadly, this means Wellsbury, Massachusetts isn't a real place you can visit — but you can find a pretty similar-looking town in Ontario! The town of Cobourg, to be exact. Let's take a look at some of the specific Cobourg locations that are recognizable in the show.

Did Marcus really love Ginny? ›

Their bond and relationship grows and eventually he asks her to be his girlfriend. Both of them seem happier than ever. Marcus gets Max's forgiveness when she realizes they both love each other. Ginny encourages Marcus to give Padma closure after their break up, which he does eventually.

Does Marcus really love Ginny? ›

This all changes when Ginny moves to town and Marcus eventually falls in love with her. He starts to become a better person, but some of his actions suggest that he'll never really change. Ginny ends the season believing that Marcus will only ever hurt her, but she hurts him plenty, as well.

Does Ginny sleep with Marcus? ›

Still, there is one intimate secret Ginny keeps from her mother: her premiere episode hookup with her neighbor Marcus (Felix Mallard). That experience is Ginny's first time having sex.

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