Tag Archives: Actresses

Rachel Paulson

Rachel Paulson is an actress and writer who you’ve seen in the web series “Dating Zoe” and “Drinking Responsibly with Rachel Paulson.”  She’s starring in a new movie “Good Kisser,” which is now available to stream, purchase, or rent.  

Linda Hamilton

“Terminator” and “Beauty and the Beast” star Linda Hamilton called in to talk about her latest movie, “Easy Does It,” a modern version of a 1970’s action-road picture-comedy-thriller.  We discussed how her character has elements of the “Captain” from “Cool Hand Luke,” filming in Louisiana in the summer, and performing in cornrows.

Sarah Wayne Callies

Sarah Wayne Callies is an award-winning actress you know from shows like Prison Break, The Walking Dead, and Colony. She is currently starring in “Council of Dads,” which you can see Thursday nights at 7 central on NBC.

Bree Condon

Bree Condon called into the show to talk about her new movie, “Bombshell,” which opens nationwide on Friday, December 20.  “Bombshell” tells the story of the Roger Ailes saga at Fox News.  Bree plays Kimberly Guilfoyle, one of Roger’s defenders.  We talked about developing her take on the character, printing up a large quantity of t-shirts, and an extra cautious drive from L.A. to Chicago.

Patricia Richardson

Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress Patricia Richardson called in to talk about her new movie “Cubby,” which is available on Video on Demand and all digital platforms.  Patricia also had some strong thoughts on the sitcom format, including battles between writers and actors, network interference, and where the laughs can actually be found.

Missi Pyle

Missi Pyle returned to the show after being away for 3 years (but she assured me it was nothing I said and/or did) to talk about season 2 of “Impulse,” which is now playing on YouTube. Missi plays the mom of a girl with the power to teleport.  It took a long time, but I’m accepting the fact that my generation is now playing all the moms and dads.  How am I pushing 50?  Where did the ’90s go??? Anyway, we had a fun chat about moms and kids and DNA and podcasts and cheese.

Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd called in to talk about her new movie Brian Banks, where she plays the mother of the title character.  We discussed how meeting the real people the story is based on informed her acting and how shooting scenes could get a bit intense.  Also: movie snack subterfuge.

Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz returned to The Big Wakeup Call to talk about her new movie, “Breakthrough.” We discussed the challenges of playing a character based on an actual person, how she prepared to play a mom, and how she’s working on recording some tunes.

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.