Tag Archives: Actresses

Christina Ricci

unnamed (5)It was a fun chat with Christina Ricci, who called in to promote her new movie Distorted, which is theaters this Friday.   We discussed her lengthy film career, if she’s ever tried method acting, and whether or not we could hold the premiere of the film in my backyard with the outdoor screen (aka the side of my garage).

Marcia Gay Harden

mghOscar and Tony Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden called in to discuss her new memoir, “The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers,” which celebrates her mom, Beverly, who battles Alzheimer’s Disease.  We discussed her journey in writing the book, the relationship of Japanese flower arranging to her own story as well as her mother’s, and the potentials and pitfalls of genetic testing for Alzheimer’s.

Christine Lahti

lahti bookEmmy, Oscar and Golden Globe Award-winning actress and director Christine Lahti called in to discuss her new book, “True Stories From an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age.”  We discussed how the book began as a series of readings and might end up as a film, what makes someone an unreliable narrator, and our attempted careers as mimes.

Arabella Oz

arabella ozArabella Oz called in to talk about her feature film debut “When the Starlight Ends,” which is out now on DVD and Digital HD.  Discussion topics included getting live feedback vs anonymous online reviews, auditioning, support from her dad (Dr. Oz), and whether or not she and I are competing for the same parts.

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright called in to talk about her new film “In Search of Fellini,” based on true events in her life.  We discussed seeing her life played out by a young actress, why she didn’t cast herself in the film in a major role, and thinking about what it means for Bart Simpson to be a grandma.

Margaret Qualley

Margaret Qualley is best known for playing Jill Garvey on the HBO series The Leftovers.  Margaret called in to talk about her role as a young nun in “Novitiate.”  We discussed how she understood the character, placing herself in that period in history, and working with legends like Melissa Leo and Julianne Nicholson.

Carmen Ejogo

Carmen Ejogo called in to talk about her role in season 2 of “The Girlfriend Experience,” premiering Sunday, November 5th at 9/8C on STARZ.  We discussed the challenge of playing a character who is essentially playing a character herself, how to find the truth and honesty in a character, and the benefits of shooting on location in Albuquerque.

Anne Heche

Anne Heche called in to discuss her role as Patricia Campbell, the Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, on the new NBC drama series “The Brave.”   We had a great chat about what we can learn from the show, how there are thousands of people everywhere doing great things behind the scenes to try to bring peace to the world, and why “think globally, act locally” is still the way to bring about positive change.

Amy Landecker

Chicago’s own Amy Landecker called in to discuss season 4 of the Emmy award-winning series Transparent, which is now available on Amazon Prime Video.

Alicia Silverstone

Critically-acclaimed actress and best-selling author Alicia Silverstone called in to talk about her busy career, her new line of healthy organic vitamins, and why she created the Kind Diet.