Lana Parrilla opens up on her character in ‘Why Women Kill 2’


New York, June 3 | Actress Lana Parrilla has opened up about her role in the second season of “Why Women Kill”.

“I play Rita in Why Women Kill season two. She is a sardonic wife, married to this elderly man, and she has waited long enough for her husband to die so she can live her best life,” Parrilla said.

“She’s the president of a gardening club that she rules with an iron fist and she spends most of her time perfecting her beauty and having this torrid affair with a handsome young buck!” she added.

The first season of the dark crime comedy show takes place in three different eras. The second season is around a main storyline, and takes place in 1949.

Parilla added: “When I watched the first season, I actually binge watched it twice, I really wanted to understand the show and the storytelling and also just the whole look of the show. This is very different because what we are doing on this show is the classic film noir style from the 1940s. So, it’s going to have a different feel from the first season.”

“From the sets coming back to real life, it is a weird transition, like when you go from a set in 1949 and you look up at your crew and everyone is wearing a mask. That’s a bit disorienting. It just kind of snaps you back into reality,” she said.

Parilla said it is fun stepping into a time machine and going back to 1949 and experiencing the fashion and the language of the time, which is prevalent on the show.

“Marc Cherry did an excellent job bringing in that kind of dialogue, like ‘Aw Geez!’ and things that they would say back then. The most upsetting thing was coming back home and looking at my own closet and looking at the clothes and seeing how drab everything looks! I’m so over my own fashion,” said the actress, who is known for her roles in films like “Frozen Stars” and “The Tax Collector” among others.

“Why Women Kill” season two streams on Voot Select starting June 3.

Source: IANS

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Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Most students pursuing an MBA come with the sole objective of having a decent job offer or a promotion in the existing job soon after completion of the MBA. And most of them take loans to pursue this career dream. According to a recent survey by education portal  74% MBA 2022-24 aspirants said they would opt for education loans.

There are exceptional cases like those seeking master’s degree or may have a family business to take care of or an entrepreneurial venture in mind. But the exception cases are barely 1%. For the rest 99%, a management degree is a ticket to a dream job through campus placements or leap towards career enhancements. Stakes are high as many of them quit their jobs which essentially means loss of 2 years of income, apprehension and uncertainty of the job market. On top of that, the pressure to pay back the education loans. Hence the returns have to be high. There is more than just the management degree. Colleges need to ensure that they offer quality management education which enables them to be prepared for not just the demands of recruiters and for a decent job but also to sustain and achieve, all along their career path.

  • So, what exactly are the B Schools doing to prepare their students for the job market and make them industry ready ?
  •  Are B schools ready to deliver and prepare the future business leaders to cope up with the disrupted market ?  

These are the two key questions every MBA aspirant needs to ask, check and validate before filling the MBA application forms of management institutes. And worth mentioning that these application forms do not come cheap. An MBA aspirant who may have shortlisted 5 B Schools to apply for, may end up spending Rs 10,000.00 to Rs 15,000.00 just buying MBA / PGDM application forms.

While internship and placements data of some management institutes clearly indicates that recruiters today have specific demands. The skill sets looked for are job centric and industry oriented. MBA schools which have adopted new models of delivery and technology, redesigned their courses, built an effective evaluation process and prepared the students to cope with the dynamic business scenario, have done great with campus placements despite the economic slow down.

However, the skill set being looked for by a consulting company like Deloitte or KPMG may be quite different from FMCG or a manufacturing sector. Institutes need to acknowledge this fact and act accordingly.

  • Management institutes should ensure that students are intellectually engaged, self motivated and adapt to changes fast. In one word ‘VUCA ready’.
  • B Schools should encourage students to participate in national and international competitive events, simulations of business scenarios.
  • Institutes should have the right mix of faculty members with industry exposure and pure academics.

The placement records of 2021 across top management institutes indicated the fact that recruitment is happening, skilled talent is in demand and certain management institutions continued to attract recruiters even in the middle of an ongoing crisis.

It is time, all management institutes rise to the occasion, understand market realities and identify areas of improvement at both ends – students and faculty.

After all, the stakes are high at both ends. B Schools taking corrective measures will stay while those which are lagging will end up shutting down.

Author Name : Nirmalya Pal


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