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Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch, & 'The Politician' Stars Are Honored at Elle & Ferragamo Event!

Ben Platt and Zoey Deutch pose for a photo at the Elle x Ferragamo Hollywood Rising Party on Friday (October 11) at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.

The two actors, along with The Politician co-stars Lucy Boynton, Rahne Jones, and Julia Schlaepfer, are part of the “Hollywood Rising” 2019 class and they were honored at the event!

Also in attendance were more stars from the show – David Corenswet, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, and Benjamin Barrett.

The first season of The Politician is streaming now on Netflix!

FYI: Ben is wearing Salvatore Ferragamo. Zoey is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo dress. Lucy is wearing a Rodarte blouse and skirt with Roger Vivier shoes. Julia is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo dress. David is wearing Salvatore Ferragamo. Laura is wearing a Pamella Roland dress.

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The Ending of 'The Politician' Can't Actually Happen in Real Life

SPOILER ALERT – This post contains spoilers for the final episode of The Politician season one, so continue reading at your own risk.

The first season of the new Ryan Murphy series The Politician is streaming now on Netflix and the ending perfectly sets up a second season for the show.

Ben Platt‘s character Payton Hobart announces that he’s running for the State Senate seat that Judith Light‘s character Dede Standish was previously running for unopposed.

Vulture did some research into the requirements to run for a State Senate seat in New York and discovered that Payton likely does not meet them, so this wouldn’t actually happen in real life.

“I don’t want to comment on a TV show I have not seen, but for New York State Senate, which is different from United States senators, you have to be a citizen, you have to be 18 years of age, and you have to be a resident of the state for five years and a resident of the district for 12 months immediately preceding election,” a spokesperson for the New York Board of Elections said. “Part of that comes from the New York State Constitution and the other part is the Public Officers Law.”

At the time of the election, Payton will only have been in New York State for three years following his move from California, so there’s no way that he’d meet the eligibility requirements to run.

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This Ben Platt Song Is Featured Throughout 'The Politician'

If you watch the new Netflix series The Politician, you might recognize the song that Ben Platt‘s character Payton is playing on the piano throughout several episodes.

The 26-year-old actor never actually sings the words to the song, but fans of Ben‘s original music will know the song is “Run Away” from his album Sing to Me Instead.

The song first makes an appearance in the second episode of The Politician and we caught at least two more times it was featured throughout the season.

Ben has said “Run Away” is the first song that he wrote for his album and it was inspired by his parent’s relationship.

Watch Ben perform “Run Away” on The Today Show right here!

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Zoey Deutch Reacts to 'The Politician' & 'The Act' Comparisons

The new Netflix series The Politician features a Munchausen by proxy storyline and the show is drawing comparisons to Hulu’s The Act, which just won an Emmy Award last weekend.

Jessica Lange plays a grandmother who pretends that her granddaughter, played by Zoey Deutch, has cancer to get free stuff and to keep her granddaughter close to her.

The Act starred Patricia Arquette and Joey King and told the true story of Dee Dee and Gypsy Blanchard. If you weren’t aware already, Gypsy was involved in the murder of her mother Dee Dee after discovering that she was perfectly healthy following years of being treated for various illnesses she didn’t actually have.

Zoey talked about the comparisons between the two shows in a new interview with THR.

“The one thing that’s similar is the Munchausen by proxy element,” she said. “But at its core, it’s very different because Infinity really believes that she is what she’s told she is. And she believes that because she has to. She’s doing what she has to to survive.”

The Politician is also a satirical comedy while The Act was a drama.

“What was made very clear from the beginning is that this was going to be a show unlike anything else, and it would be okay if we were sometimes confused by the tone,” Zoey said about the tone of the show. “That’s fine. That’s normal. Because it’s talking about very serious issues, about sexuality and gender and politics, but it’s a satire. It’s a comedy. So I just remember talking about that a lot and remembering that it’s a little bit more textured and different than just comedy/drama, black and white. Jessica and I, our world is in its own microcosm. It’s its own world.”

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Rami Malek Supports Girlfriend Lucy Boynton at Netflix's 'The Politician' Premiere!

Lucy Boynton is joined by her boyfriend Rami Malek at the after party for The Politician premiere on Thursday night (September 26) at The Pool in New York City.

There was a mini Bohemian Rhapsody reunion at the event as Lucy and Rami were joined by their co-star Joseph Mazzello.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lucy Boynton

The full season of The Politician will launch on Netflix at midnight on Friday, September 27.

FYI: Lucy is wearing a Dior dress.

10+ pictures inside of Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek at the premiere party… More Here! »

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Gwyneth Paltrow & Brad Falchuk Couple Up for 'The Politician' Premiere!

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk make a picture perfect couple on the pink carpet at the premiere of The Politician on Thursday night (September 26) at the DGA Theater in New York City.

The 46-year-old actress donned a silk dress for the premiere while the 48-year-old TV producer looked handsome in a cream-colored suit for the premiere of their new Netflix show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Gwyneth Paltrow

The show also stars Ben Platt, Lucy Boynton, Jessica Lange, and Bette Midler along with many other stars.

The Politician will be debuting on Netflix TONIGHT – check out the trailer here!

FYI: Gwyneth is wearing a G. Label jumpsuit and David Webb jewelry.

10+ pictures inside of Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk arriving at the premiere…More Here! »

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