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‘Love Life’ Preview: Meet the dynamic cast of the upcoming romantic comedy on HBO Max

The all-new streaming service from HBO is releasing a romantic comedy anthology and here’s who will grace the very first story
Anna Kendrick, Sasha Compere and Zoe Chao in 'Love Life' (Getty Images)
Anna Kendrick, Sasha Compere and Zoe Chao in 'Love Life' (Getty Images)

 HBO Max, the newest streaming service, is set to launch on May 27, 2020. As a part of its introductory lineup of shows, there’s a romantic anthology that we are looking forward to. ‘Love Life’ is a rom-com anthology that explores the journey of its protagonists from their first love to a forever love. But who will be starring in this series? Let’s find out!

Since it’s an anthology, the cast is expected to change every season. In its opening season, the ensemble of characters is played by a host of cast members that includes, Anna Kendrick, Peter Vack, Zoe Chao, Sasha Compere, and Scoot McNairy in the leading roles.
Here’s what you need to know about the cast members.

Anna Kendrick as Darby

Anna Kendrick stars in 'Love Life' (IMDb)

Anna Kendrick takes the lead with her character Darby and drives the story of ‘Love Life’. You might know her better from her work in ‘Pitch Perfect’ but there’s more to this actor, singer, and producer. Kendrick also serves as the executive producer for ‘Love Life’. Kendrick started her acting career as a child actor in theaters and worked her way through Broadway musicals, bagging a Tony Award at a young age. Later, she made her movie debut in the musical comedy, ‘Camp.' That was the start of what would become a long-running acting career. Kendrick gained a lot of popularity for her role of Beca Mitchell in the ‘Pitch Perfect’ movie franchise, followed by her performance as Jessica Stanley in ‘The Twilight Saga’, ‘Up in the Air’, ‘End of Watch’, ‘Into the Woods’, ‘The Accountant’, and many more. In recent years, she ventured into writing and published her memoir ‘Scrappy Little Nobody’. Supporting Kendrick’s Darby in ‘Love Life’, you will also get to see Zoe Chao, Peter Vack, Sasha Compere, and Scoot McNairy.

Zoe Chao as Sara

Zoey Chao with Anna Kendrick in 'Love Life' (IMDb)

Zoe Chao is an actor who works for stage, television, and movies. She gained most recognition for her role as Isobel in ‘Strangers’. In theater productions, Chao has been a part of ‘Sideways’, ‘Surf Report’, ‘Amadeus’, and ‘Our Town.' On television, Chao has appeared in some popular shows and series like ‘The God Particles’, ‘The Comeback’, ‘The OA’, ‘Rizzoli & Isles’, among others. Apart from being an actor, Zoe Chao is also recognized as a screenwriter and producer. In fact, she wrote and produced ‘The God Particles.' In ‘Love Life’, Chao plays the role of Sara.

Peter Vack as Jim

Peter Vack in 'I believe in Unicorns' (IMDb)

Peter Vack is an actor, writer, director, and producer who plays the role of Jim in ‘Love Life’. He gained recognition with his role of Alex Merriweather in the series ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ and as Clint Prower in ‘Homeland.' Vack made his debut at a very young age, with the short film ‘Dear Diary’, which won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film followed by appearances in several movies like ‘Kiss of the Damned’, ‘I Believe in Unicorns’, ‘Assholes’ etc. Later he also guest-starred in series like ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, ‘Third Watch’, ‘Cold Case’, ‘Ghost Whisperer’ among others.

Sasha Compere as Mallory

Actor Sasha Compere attends the 'Miracle Workers" press junket during SCAD aTVfest 2019 at SCADshow on February 7, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia (Getty Images)

Sasha Compere started her acting career in her high school years and performed in theater productions. Later, she continued her acting stint but expanded her portfolio with varied roles in television, movies, and theaters across New York and Los Angeles. Compere had major roles in series like ‘The Dead Girls Detective Agency’ and ‘Miracle Workers.' She has also appeared in many other popular series like ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’, ‘Community’, ‘Rizzoli & Isles’, among others.

Scoot McNairy as Bradley

Scoot McNairy in 'Halt and Catch Fire' (IMDb)

Scoot McNairy is an actor and a producer who has a long-standing career in television and films. He plays the role of Bradley in ‘Love Life.' McNairy started his acting career with small roles in movies like including ‘Wonderland’, ‘Herbie: Fully Loaded’, and ‘Art School Confidential.' His performance in these led to a stream of more significant roles in movies like ‘Argo’, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, ‘Gone Girl’, ’12 Years a Slave’, and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.' On television, McNairy appeared in many popular series like ‘Halt and Catch Fire’, ‘True Detective’, Fargo’, and as the narrator of the hit series ‘Narcos: Mexico’.' If this sounds exciting already, don’t miss this dynamic group of actors in the first story of the romantic anthology!

‘Love Life’ premieres on May 27, only on HBO Max!