BEAUTY IN BLACK: 'Severence' director Ben Stiller attends 2022 Emmy Awards with daughter Ella, 20
Ella looked elegant in a black spaghetti strap maxi dress that featured a side slit, while Ben was seen in a classic black tuxedo with a black bowtie
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Ben Stiller, 56, brought his daughter Ella Stiller, 20, to the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, September 12, 2022. The father-daughter duo walked the red carpet together where the actor was dressed in a classic black tuxedo with a white button-down shirt and black bowtie. His gray hair was cut neatly, and he smiled while wrapping his arm around his little girl.
Stiller was nominated for outstanding directing for a drama series for his work on the Apple TV+ thriller show 'Severance'. Ella, whom Stiller shares with wife Christine Taylor, looked elegant in a black spaghetti strap maxi dress that featured a side slit. The 'Zoolander' star stood alongside several other members of the team from his AppleTV+ television show. He posed with Dan Erickson, Britt Lower, and Patricia Arquette at the event with their arms wrapped around one another.
Erickson, who also happens to be a creator of the show, wore a matching tuxedo with a very skinny bowtie, while Lower donned a silver metallic gown. She cut her vibrant red hair short. Arquette donned a low-cut black gown with long sleeves, and she held a large matching clutch. The 54-year-old combed her short blonde hair over to the right, and her silver bracelet matched her dangling earrings.
'Severance' was nominated for 14 Primetime Emmy Awards though it only won two for Outstanding Main Title Design and Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score). In August 2022, Stiller shared that his children are big supporters of their dad's workplace, but like the rest of the fans, they're not going to risk seeing any season 2 spoilers. At the 'Severance' celebration in Malibu, California, the executive producer, and director of the series shared that his two children served as his first "focus group" for the hit show. "My kids were sort of the first test screening for me in terms of when I was editing episodes," said Stiller. "I would show them and they started to get into it ... I showed them at different times, but it was fun to have them as kind of a focus group to see what they reacted to," he said, according to a PEOPLE report. "It was good. It was fun to share it with them," he added of his children.
"We have this ongoing debate about spoilers because I'm working now on the scripts and prepping the show. And I will want to ask them questions and they're like, 'Well, don't tell us.' Do you want to know or not? So it's like an ongoing debate," he shared.
"I don't know what's going to happen because then my son's like, 'Well, there's going to be dailies that are going to come in and we're gonna hear about you're going on location to a certain place and we're gonna ask questions,' so I think they both want to know and don't want to know," said Stiller, adding, "So we're trying to figure it out. We have to all figure it out together."