The Cast of 'The Politican' Plays 'How Well Do You Know Your Co-Star?'

"And we don't know each other at all."

Oh, Netflix, how I love thee. Ever since your debut in 1997, you have been changing the way we consume television. Goodbye to the days when you had to watch an episode at a time, waiting an entire week to see what was happening to your favorite characters. Now, you can sit there and gluttonously enjoy 100 episodes in a row of Rachel and Ross on Friends (before they leave the streaming service later this year) and every episode of their original series, like my latest obsession The Politician.


Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Platt in The Politician.

(Image credit: Courtesy of NETFLIX)

The latest Ryan Murphy hit features a star-studded cast, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Platt, Lucy Boynton, January Jones, Dylan McDermott, and icons Jessica Lange and Bette Middler. And the world has taken notice of newcomers Theo Germaine and Julia Schlaepfer who offer just the right amount of intensity their roles require.

So what exactly is The Politician? The show follows Payton Hobart (Platt), a student at Saint Sebastian Hight School in Santa Barbara, who is determined to become the school's President before going onto Harvard and ultimately the President of the U.S. Things get complicated when Paton's tutor and lover River (Corenswet) decides to run against him and later commits suicide. River's girlfriend Astrid (Boynton) decides she will run and the rest you really have to watch for yourself. But you will definitely be upset you have to wait an entire year for season two.


Rahne Jones and Lucy Boynton in The Politician.

(Image credit: Courtesy of NETFLIX)

We invited stars Ben Platt, Lucy Boynton, Zoey Deutch, and David Corenswet to play our party game, 'How Well Do You Know Your Co-Star?,' to see how well they got to know each other on set. The co-stars talk Pitch Perfect, bat mitzvahs, and Suite Life on Deck. You won't believe which Beatles member is the "love of" Boynton's life, the Hogwarts house Platt would be in, and why you really need to follow Corenswet on Instagram if you love animals. Also, Zoey Deutch once had a legit chip obsession.

Watch The Politician now on Netflix.

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Krystyna Chávez

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