Coastal Elites premieres on HBO today. The comic satire, which was written by playwright Paul Rudnick and directed by Jay Roach, features a series of monologues from five characters about their lives during quarantine in a deeply divided political climate. It stars Bette Midler, Kaitlyn Dever, Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae, and Dan Levy.
Not only is the majority of this HBO special presentation set during COVID-19, but it was also filmed in entirety during the pandemic. A rep for HBO recently told Refinery29, "Production took place in the actors' homes in Los Angeles and New York under minimal crew supervision — eight people maximum." The small crew and in-home locations met the production's COVID-19 protocols, which the rep says were approved by a COVID-19 manager.
As you tune in to Coastal Elites, you'll be getting glimpses into the actual homes of some of Hollywood's biggest stars — an unexpected bright side to production restrictions caused by the pandemic. Ahead, more details about the homes you'll be peeking into while watching this HBO special presentation.