2 Burst results for "Billy Gerber"
"billy gerber" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman
"It. The only thing that's strange about that is that we we made rounders we rehearsed it. In the fall of nineteen ninety eight no came out and date. It was ninety seven. Oh I know it was the end of ninety ninety started filming December right. No Fight Club in ninety eight. Well okay so that makes it make more sense. Yeah we may yet we made. You're right right. It was early on in in like the post process of American industry acts. It's late ninety seven and right. Yeah so an interesting thing had happened right. Then which is I was supposed to. I was GONNA do the original incarnation the runaway jury that fall But what had happened. There was a lot a lot that year. Here is a pretty wild year because in the spring the previous year everything I did had come out all in one. Wave Tsk primal. Fear came out in the ninety six was primal fear. The fall and in the fall was Larry Flint at the New York Film. Festival and Woody Allen's Allen's movie there and then the Oscars was in the spring of ninety seven Cetera. But my but my mother passed away in the spring of ninety seven literally like two weeks before the Oscars and I was you know I was pretty I in all these when you talk about like. Oh you know he's not going to do is supporting part in their queuing him up for big things. And what's the mood. You're in but the thing was I had just like I just dry dumped off of doing everything because like when my mom died I I was basically like my dad needed help of course and I had been. I had been away working a lot. You know all this all the newness Of everything that was breaking open for me was happening when my mother was getting ill And so I my whole. Mike's not not primal fear. But but across making the Woody Allen Film and then making Larry Flint I was not having I was loving the work but any forty eight hours. I flew home so so there was no like I'm partying. I'm hanging with woody. I'm doing this. I'm doing you know it was like it was like do. I have two days off gone home so I was and and the thing that was weird about that is one of I was like I need to not be working. But my mother was like my biggest champion of being and she was like she was like you are argued. There is no way. You're not doing woody Allen film there is no you know. She showed me all the way down films like we watched them and it's it was literally like it was. It was a strange moment because and an American is Jack's we pushed because we we were going to do it and we pushed it they. They were very nice and we pushed it because she was really ill and then and then I went to it too soon after after she passed away. Honestly which which is in that film on your. It's it's more. Yeah more like the the the second second half of his story and stuff like that but but it does things and by the time. I got done that when I got done that I really kind of collapsed. I was like I was like I need to. I gotta be like a human being. You know what I mean like. I can't I can't like just I can't keep like I forgot forget being careerist I was like I got. I got nothing like I'M A. I'm not what I'm not in a place but it was right at this moment. So did what was wild. Was I was supposed to off. I was going to play the lead part in Terry Malick Thin Red Line. The Jim Caviezel so part. Right which have laughed about Adrian. 'cause I I knew that Shawn's part and did Jim Caviezel played where the really great parts and I had gone on I had spent a year Mo- a lot of that year I had been flying. I had also been going to Austin Texas to walk along the river with Terry and talk talk about that and he was one of my idols. Course and I was very Bought I was very passionate about doing that with him. I was so excited about working with Terry Malick on his first film in forever and I just worked with me Loesch foreman and it was like Oh my God Neil Foreman and Terry Malick Alec. And it's like this is like the dream you know and But I caught when my mother passed away I. It was like a month before I was supposed to go. It was the thin. Red Line is GONNA be like six or seven months in Australia and I just felt my dad than just my family I was like I can't I cannot leave. I can't go away right now for that long. It's too selfish. It's too and I don't have it. I'm I'm not like in a good place and I and I taught and I pulled out of it which was very heart defect? That I pulled out of it shows that it really wasn't even had to be has if because an answer when I pulled out of it. I Terry I was very understanding very humane about it And then there was like and then I didn't do anything anything. I wasn't doing anything at all. I was just kind of drifting. And then they came out with the runaway jury very and Joel Schumacher was like really really leaning induce. Before David and I wrote that became the movie and it was about that cigarettes. Yeah not not not not guns and is you know the guy on the jury is his lost his sister to you know lung cancer right. He's going after it was it was the girl now. You figured out should be him. It was like girlfriend. Actually write write. His girlfriend had lost somebody L.. At Yankee helped yeah so it was. It was Anyway there was. This is how crazy it was going to be. Sean connery sorry in like Gene Hackman role was committed. Gwyneth paltrow was going to be Rachel vices. The girl you are going to be in Coosa yeah and and and and it was all baked and and I was like very disinclined to do grisham thing. It was like to me. That was not at that time in your life even though you wanted to do the other Grisham movie that Matt God no that was later. Oh Oh no no. It wasn't it wasn't they. I was very disinclined and I thought Joe was really nice but it felt to me like a programmer and these other things I've been looking at were so they were so rich rich. The thin red line you know. And then I and then Toll Schumacher like leaned into mainland into bin Laden and he and he said all these things he was like you have to trust me. I need you in this to make good but you need to do one of these. You need to do a big starring part with big people and this is your. You should do it. You should do it. and Ed La Motto. My famous agent was going like kid. You do one of these. The world is open to the bub-bubba and I'm sort of like going and and honestly what twenty seven ninety six. Yay This is ninety seven. Yeah Twenty eight and he but the honesty a funny thing happened to me. which is I sort of did something I don't often do which is I sort of surrendered to? I surrendered to Lake Nick in my own mind. I was like I'm too. I'm too blown out to do anything deep. I can't I can't do anything deep I can't I pulled out of the thin red line. I I can't think straight and I can do this in my sleep. Well something I've ever heard heard I say I can do this. I can do this. And there's a certain tactical argument that people are making that I don't really relate to but and like I'd rather you know but I was like you know what it's in La. I'm not in lots of it. I can slide over to the editing room on American history. Acts accent was like you know what this get paid really well like more like I you know. I didn't paid like like you know a couple hundred grand I think at most sure you know and it was like they were talking about like millions and millions of dollars. So we'd like you know just like life altering and it just felt like you know what don't be just be let your let yourself do something easy right now. It's good it's fine it can you. Can you can use. And so they're doing it and they made me pay or play on the movie and then they pay you tell people that means they start art date and they don't want you. The studio is now committed to you. Yeah they say you're committed. And they say here's a start they were booking your time. And they had a start date and and and then like Joel's Batman movie and he went through this like he went in the other direction he was like. I need to be doing something serious. I can't keep doing Grisham Batman Grisham Batman and then he was like he literally I was like I can't everything he had said to me. He was like. I can't do this programmer. You know what I mean for. Or and he and he bailed. Hollywood actor bailed after they made you pair play and he build. And here's the thing you talk about like little. I was like I was just like laughing. I was like see I was right. I was right right. But was warner brothers. Back in like the Billy Gerber. Lorenzo Bonaventure is I. We know these guys from A. I wouldn't have known him if I'd seen him in a crowd Warner's originally Fox so I so I I I yeah and it was regency too. Because they hadn't jump region anyway anyway. So I'm like I had thought myself and my big Hollywood Hollywood agent. He's going he's going he's going you sit tight your old say God damn word you let this ride. You know you're going to get paid for you know and and then I'm GonNa get you paid again. That he did it for Jen's Oh you know what I mean. You're going to get paid then you're gonNA get paid again because you love 'em like this sounds good research ed and I'm like and I'm like and I had this little sit with myself and I was like you know what like that's not a good long game in this town and so I asked to go so I go into warner brothers which check never been to a drive into work and I go to the big executives. There's I walk in and I sort of said..
"billy gerber" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast
"Keep you moving fully has everything you need to bring your full active self to work okay Leyla Leyla Alley so she was a delight. We talked about a lot of things what what it was like growing up as a daughter of the greatest we discussed her troubled youth coming up in essentially a broken home which most I'm sure would be surprised to here getting arrested going to Juvie and how she began to put the pieces back together her way by opening up a nail salon on her own before she even began boxing and then how she became this boxing fee nom after not having been an athlete at all and not even starting the sport until she was eighteen plus of course some unique insight into the man himself Muhammed Ali and a bunch of really great takeaways that I think you're really going to relish and enjoy Leyland. I had a lot of fun with this so without further ado this is me and Layla Holly Yeah. You know passing super fine but you know it's a job too yeah and I knew going in. I wasn't one of those people it's like Oh. I'm going to do my research. I knew but I thought I'm the type person. Would I feel I need to do I will but then I was just Kinda like for me with the setup that I had it wasn't really give me the return in terms of the audience the things and it would it was gonna take more work to do now. I think I'M GONNA put my energy doing like a million things right so I was like Oh. I can't even keep track of all things like you're on TV. Your uh I mean what what what's like top of mind right now what you got the TV show right on own so yeah. I host a show on own. I've been hosting since I stopped boxing. I went on dance with the star and that was a while ago. Though a while ago for I even had kids I retired in two thousand seven and then I did that right afterwards words and that was a strategic move you know in terms of just opening up to an audience right and how was that it was crazy yeah. It's a lot of work right like the people that do well trained really hard and you almost I mean you were like third or something like that right. Yeah yeah everybody trains hard. You have to in order to just get out there in performed but I think that you know me being an athlete. It wasn't as hard physically as it was for everyone else for a lot of rights physically hard for me. It was more mental because working with a partner when you're used to just going out there. I'm used to going to ring like I'm a win this period. It's just me yeah but I had to rely on my partner dance with the partner then sometimes we're always getting along. Show that on on camera so it was just like you know what I want to get to the end so you know I did so it was it was worth it. It was fun. How did the boxing thing experience training inform how you approach dance. I approach pretty much everything the same way I would say and it's just like I go I i. I have to assess the situation you know. What's IT GONNA. Take me because I'm one of those people that feels like I can pretty much. Do anything that I want to do so. I I had to say okay do I. I really want to do this. You know I didn't if I I don't want to do this no and then I thought about actually this could be a really good platform so I had to get my strategic strategic wind and then when I realized I need to do this then I was like. Okay I want to do this and I assessed how much work I thought it was. GonNa take just Kinda. Put It in you know and it's like I like to do like for fighting for example. I know the end goal and I know I have whether it's a week or ten week training camp for these eight to ten weeks. Go Hard Hill you know and there's an end so with dancing kind of looked at it that way okay. How long do I need to do this. You know this is what's GonNa come at the end and then you know if it's open ended. It's like Oh Yay Jimmy. I think coming from boxing it would seem to me. There's a lot of different but there's still some similarities like it's footwork. It's repetitive emotions. It's kind of you know. There's a sort of there's a dance to boxing as well right like I feel like boxing is probably well-suited for making that switch. Wjr I mean when you have to really narrow it down to the the pros and cons and the witcher bring it into it you know because everyone's you know that that comes comes from whether you're an actor singer perform. I can look at the performers and be like that's not fair. They're performers like this is nothing for them. Whereas boxer than someone who was an actress would say oh no but you have the footwork but it's totally different is so different yeah. I've seen other boxers go on there and they didn't necessarily do as well. You know what I mean so it takes so much more than that yeah yeah. Why do you think you go all the way near the end. Ben Versus the others get to the end. I'm I'm just joking. I'm just joking but I think it was a multitude of things I think for one the audience and hassle like you the judges you know. Oh 'cause audience votes. The judges vote and you have to do well so I think that for me. I brought a different energy than most because for one. I'm not the average size. I'm a big girl. I'm I'm strong physically a lot of muscle you know moving in and out but I was out there doing my thing whereas in the dance world they're very strict not for dance with the stars within the real dance world right like you have to be a certain size you have not you have to be shorter than the man you know all these different things and I didn't really fit any of that but I kind of made it my own and came out there and just do my things so I think that it's really just the feeling that people get when they see you and then they wanna get behind. You and it's like you know that I mean that's my take on it. I mean there's like forty million people that washout show right so I had to be kind of a whirlwind crazy. I mean in terms of like strategic trajectory saying okay. I'm I'm leaving boxing now. I want to set myself up for something else. I mean you certainly you succeeded in introducing yourself to America in a different way. It was did it were. I assume at work yeah why buzzing around came out. It was fun because when I went into boxing oh I felt like I had to prove myself. I had to prove that was tough. I had to prove that I just want to be a fighter. I had really fine my own lane and spent so much time being serious and being the hard core all the time every time saw me knocking somebody out now. I'm kind of intimidating unapproachable color. Oh that's cool but yeah so for me but that's not who I am who I am in the ring so I I was so young too so now I kind of felt like this is going to be fun. I'M GONNA show different people different side and myself. Elf and I was able to introduce people who didn't even know me or know anything about me. They just knew Muhammad Ali daughter. She was a boxer to see me for the first time so it was just fun. It was a fun transition and for me so yeah so now you're doing the TV show. Let's just kind of like a home makeover kind of thing you help people figure shit out yeah right right right like home made simple has been we're going into ninth season and there's been different hosts and I'm the host now when I became the host of went from a half hour show to an hour show and we really get more into the stories of individuals because these are people who are amazing. I mean like you'd have a mom who is single but she's taken on her sister's sister's kids because we're sister passed away or something like that and she just like. I need a place where I can go to relax so we'll she'll want her master bedroom may made over so. I'll come in with a team even take that on and do it but then there's diy projects and I get in the kitchen and I cook recipes out of my cookbook for alive so that's fun for me so I hosted a Lotta shows but I really like this show in particular because I get to work with people and I get to do the things that I love cooking and decorating. I'm a decorated. We have a designer but I just have always loved it yeah. It sounds like fun. Yeah it is fun so I just just a couple of weeks ago. I went to the premiere of what's my name. Oh Yeah were you there I was. I figured you'd probably in. La Now I'm friends with Billy Gerber River. Oh one of the producers on the movie and he was gracious enough to to give me an invite and there were so many things about in your father that I didn't know that I learned I mean it's it's there's a lot look. There's so much film on your dad and a lot of documentaries and movies have been made but this really took it back back way back and all this footage of him when he's and you just realize man he was so young when all of the started the imagine being that I know his first boxing match he's like sixteen it's on TV right and he's almost fully formed at that point like figure. I think there's this conventional wisdom that at that all the trash talk kind of started once he got big but it kind of starts way earlier than that yeah I think that you just caught it on camera being but it was always there yeah and I was I was struck by the beauty and elegance with which he lived lived his life and I want to get into it a little bit more but kind of just stepping off of that as as daughter you mentioned earlier like everybody knows you as his daughter right and that's like up that's like a one of the biggest shadows of all time to have to kind of live an an and I would imagine that there's great things about that and there's also like a lot of challenges that you probably wish you could just wisk away. You know it's crazy because says that is I'm definitely always going to be Mohammed Ali's daughter a- but I don't feel comfortable with it. You know it's like I don't really feel like in his shadow. Even though I two other people I I probably I probably am No let me say that again to other people. I am yeah because says I've always kinda woken up thinking like was later on today. You know it's not like I'm daughter. What was I going to do today. You know what I'm saying so me and my father are so alike but so different and we've always been like people just ahead. Yes just assume that I'm daddy's girls world and all that and I'm so not I'm the last nine of us. I know and yeah and you're like you're. You're the eight I'm behind right yeah so we have a brother who was adopted adopted. When you know forget how old I was when he was adopted but I'm the youngest of my dad's natural children and I'm the youngest girl and then I'm like the feistiest most challenging one for him so it wouldn't you guys butt heads over. Oh my God I always do a lot of public speaking and I always talk about the three. The three big meetings things that we had so. I remember first of all. I'm not Muslim. That was big. You saw how much you've watched the movie if you didn't know before you know my whole my dad's life was like based around his religion religion and for me to be an eight year old at the.