Tag Archives: Actresses

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.

Marilu Henner

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness month, and Marilu Henner, along with Dr. Arjun Balar, called in to share information and personal experience with bladder cancer.

Lori Petty

Lori Petty called in to chat about the 25th anniversary edition of “A League of Their Own,” now out on Blu-Ray and Digital HD.   We talked about her versatile film career (appearing in films with Janet Jackson, Madonna, Ice-T, Ice Cube and Tupac!), watching yourself from 20 years ago when you’re beautiful and naked, and why I should upgrade from VHS.

Sophie Tweed-Simmons

Sophie Tweed-Simmons is featured in the new movie “Country Crush,” now available on DVD exclusively at Wal-Mart.  We discussed her role as the naughty girl with no redeeming qualities.

 

Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes is an Emmy-nominated actress (both daytime and prime time) and is currently starring in a new drama series for EPIX, “Berlin Station,” which airs Sunday nights at 9/8c.  We discussed filming in Berlin while several huge world events were taking place, the chemistry of the cast (especially working with the amazing Richard Jenkins), and how there’s nothing wrong with a show featuring all adults (on the other side of 40).

Alison Pill

Alison Pill stars in the new movie “Zoom,” which premieres September 2nd in theaters and video on demand.   Along with a discussion of the film, which was shot in both her hometown on Toronto and down in Brazil and features a mix of live action and animation, we also talked about her appearance on “Law and Order” a decade ago, and why she loves comic book fans but has only been to one convention.  Alison is charming, talented and very polite.