11 Burst results for "Elisa Neal"
"elise neal" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"This film is set up to be the person who's guiding us through the story as much as anyone because the ving rains character as we said is a mystery is kind of unknowable. Right and the character is not in in a good way a white savior character as someone who's going through the arc of realizing his wrongs the cheetah character is kind of the man on the ground. You know he is the person who is you know most Victim to this or at least representation really It does feel like he's the guy we should be seeing this through taking him off the board for that long a chunk of the movie. I don't think does it any favors. I also wanna throw out. I think she was good in the movie but he is not great and he is most often great. Does them lana meet. He doesn't love me. It's also an underwritten character. I think it's an underwritten character. I also wanna throw out. Our accents done cheetos achilles heel. I mean you're talking about ocean's eleven right which is notoriously one of the worst accents ever and you kinda have to love how bad the accent is and it fits into You know the fun of that movie. And obviously he's great and hotel rwanda. It's not like he has never pulled off an accent but this accent is similarly kind of dodgy. I every moment he speaks onscreen i go. Oh it's cheeto playing southern rather than actually buying him as southern man journal as as a southerner i want as well i honestly don cheadle is the kind of movie star where i actually don't really buy had not just don cheadle so it doesn't distract me like oh yeah this don cheadle movie so usually sound like someone from the area but who cares. Whatever it's i wanted to agree with you griffin about how he he probably should've been audience certain character not just because he seemed a representative because he's the wing character seems to have a connection to everyone else. Yes in this story right like he has. A connection devoid scarecrow. Through its cousin. He has a connection to. We should talk about her. The who the woman who is the female lead suppose scrappy scrap scrapple scott scott scrappy. Elise neal is the actress. Who i i mean. I guess she's in mission to mars. She's in screamed to. She was sort of around. She's in hustle and flow. I don't know her that well. Yes she was on the lease for. Yes awhile. it's right. Yes she's the the female lead right. She's the white But cheeto semester interesting to be known among the white residents of sumner You know as they don't like him like they know who he is. And so that that that level of connection everyone renders him a good choice for audience. I kind of wonder if the coming back was added late because it does come out of nowhere in it it the purpose. It seems to serve as basically give you the audience a little bit a little bit of triumph like the movie ends on a note of relief. Like oh god that guy out right but not so much like a note of things. Good happening here So having having silvester return at least gives the audience a little more to grab onto in terms of coming out of the movie. You're not feeling like trash. Yeah i i. Also i keep on going back to my my fucking disaster movie thing here but I i kept thinking about a day after tomorrow. Which has that kind of inexplicable set piece. That is jake. Jilin hone his friends. Fight the wolves. Oh yeah. I forgot about that right. Everyone forgets about and except for sequence. My friend alex perla who never stopped talking about the wolf sequence in day after tomorrow. We're obsessed with it. And i always say like well because i think they just realized they had backed themselves into a screenwriting corner where they have a an antagonise that cannot be defeated. Bright like the movie is about global warming. There's no way for them to stop it. And ultimately the movie lands at a point of like things seemed to have settled down for now. Because there's nothing they can do to reverse the threat so it's like rolling emma's just like lettuce have ten minutes where there's a thing they can actually stop. They can beat. wolves can run away from wolves. Wolves defeated and then they'll be more rain and snow and shit right and eventually we'll just go like it's been four days. Things are calming down now. The weather's subsiding and the movie gets. Its up to this point where like the train becomes the thing right. It's like okay. If we can get a couple of people out on this train it will feel like there is some kind of win in this movie and then tied to that is ving. Raines is going to get a shotgun and he's going to be able to take some names right like this. This small win of. He's going to get some survivors out of here and he's also going to get some revenge at the same time and the cheadle reinsurance feels part of that is just like will now. The movie is giving you some fuck in hollywood who raw victory. there's little bit of triumph but It does feel. I don't know it almost feels a little bit like tom. Cruise's son surviving war of the worlds. The the most irritating creative decision of all of that movie and possibly of all time and then there's the moment i actually really like when ving raines is like how did you make it out. And don cheadle says like in my mother's coffin. They carried me out right or his father's coffin. Whatever it was but like there's a moment of true Solemn terror there and it's like he survived by the most absolutely traumatic gape hatch possible. Can i can. I throw out a couple of quotes from this. La times piece. That i find very interesting. Yes so they don't fill in all the gaps here but it does seem like perhaps peter's courted singleton right. He had had gotten the life rights had started looking into the story. Singleton Goes to florida to meet with as they put it a dozen or so members right who kind of start to guide them through this and One of tells him son you were chosen to do this. Movie by god. So don't try to take anything from it or add a whole lot to it. Just do the movie. It'll take care of itself and then this piece. it says. Singleton lowers his eyes and exhales. At the memory of that moment. I just took a deep breath. He says i was proud about it. After meeting survivors. It was a lock. I definitely wanted to make. The movie makes sense. Yeah yes John peters main executive tracy perron says I think that's a meant something in him. That was greater than just the telling of this movie. It was a commitment to these people And he sort of talks about. Where's the last line in this The volume of his voice doesn't right but his intensity does. I think maybe the movie will bear the brunt of a lot of people like the people around here who will say. Why are you bringing that up. Why are you talking about this. But why not. If you don't talk about it then it could happen again and again and again. It's more than why not it's holocaust because you can never forget and that sort of the root of the whole thing but you're game back to you. Jamal is just like it's like making a movie about the holocaust. The holocaust was sort of an urban legend right. That wasn't that wasn't in history books right only the people who had happened to in their kids like even know about right right. So it's like you know it's not just a movie like show that is like this has to be discussed. We have to give voice these survivors in make sure detail. It's like he's like. I want people to know just from the start that this happened in any form and that this is not an isolated incident. I mean t to make maybe make a little more of More provocative analogy. It's like making a movie about the holocaust in a in a in germany where the nazis won. Yeah.
"elise neal" Discussed on Homophilia
"Never they think every time we leave the house. We're never gonna come home. So you know see. Apply manner in okay What else are we watching. We did a rewatch a hannibal. Absolutely which yuck and awesome at shows. So i can swear right okay cool. That is something that is always sort of in on my list. Sort of falls off falls out of my but i'm glad you mentioned it. Have you seen any of it. I once you start on the hill. Stop yeah yeah. We're i wish i had better news. Okay american ninja warrior. There's the whole season that we never got to. It was all done sort of you know nobody can really be together. It's in saint louis this this season it. It's such a dumb that you can sort of pay half. It's really fun it's really fun. It's so fun absolutely. Yeah so we just finished the season last night tax lawyer and yeah i mean it's really been about. It will not challenge or command our full attention because we don't have it to give. Oh perfect perfect yet. I just started supermarket. Sweep actually perfect. Jones have you. Have you watched any of the and door buzzer. 'cause that was the show used to watch when i got wall like in junior high ethic iran's on slice summers I loved it. Could not be dumber it truly this. There's no relate and it's so stupid and the abc reboot hasn't tried to make it any less done. It's so doug jones. Yeah it's just yeah. Go get those hands. And that's why it's brilliant. Yeah yeah get those bonus. Blow ups. Loves things are still. There is just the last sincere thing that happened in our culture. You know and it's beautiful. Thank you really good point. Michael i wanted to ask you when we did your podcast. Which longer with us. But you're obviously a horror. Buff but what are your sort of all time. Touchstones is far as film yet or horror or your horror films or films Okay so i always turn to the exorcist. Is the scariest movie ever made. And elsa affect movie agree. Watch that watch that all the time and i just watched it recently and it really is a perfect film So the exorcist for sure The original halloween the original black christmas. These are any movie. I'm mentioning something. Ivory watch at once probably a season not wanting but like once a season and then Why especially screening three to an absolutely obsessed with especially stream to i think screen to like the heights of nineties horror even more than the first one i also think it's peak west craven. I think it's as best directed movie. It's just such a wild fun energetic. And that cast the cast one was good stream to his cast is like just such a time capsule if the class we just did a rewatch screamed to like a week love and love the the classroom scenes like sarah. Michelle gellar josh jackson. Jerry conscious all offense Jamie kennedy like jerry. O'connell elise neal. Like its peak the peak of sidney prescott gale weathers are in the series so i'm absolutely obsessed with them my credit for being the thing that made me want to be a writer in the first place so those those movies have like a really special place in my heart and i just can't wait. Oh what are your hopes for. The new scream. Why read it. What you ted. I got so rate. I can't tell you anything other than its The script blocking the trio is used to perfection for the first time since scream to. I think you'll love the new characters and story. I can say that. I'm so excited. Yeah it's a great script a really great smit like very smart. I went in reading thinking. Like what else are they gonna have to say about or at this point because there's not to me like the first joe especially spoke to the trends that were going on at the time you know or like the downward trend that was going on with the first one came out it was just like what are they gonna commonly like a twenty four like not enough people know about eight twenty four or are they gonna talk. I don't know there's just like the beauty of horror right now. Is there so much of it and it's also very different. That there really isn't a trend but they really found an angle that i think people are going to be surprised by and i don't want to spoil that because it's it's actually pretty clever Excited yeah it's really good. So i heard. Chris landed on another podcast. Tell his story of how freaky came to be a so now. It's your turn to tell your side of the story. We at the same story and i know that it all started with you. Yeah you know so. The story always starts out on a downer note because it starts with my dad dying. Just laugh at it thanks. Dad died in april twenty eight team. And i had a i had a rough go of it right after we had a really good relationship but we also had a little bit of tension ever since i came out to him so there was a lot of regret when he died and also a lot of anger. But also a lot of sadness. Because i did love my dad. But i was sitting.
"elise neal" Discussed on Strong Black Legends
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"elise neal" Discussed on Strong Black Legends
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"elise neal" Discussed on Strong Black Legends
"I can make adult macaroni cheese. Because I'm from the South and my mother showed me how if it tasted or ask somebody to taste it to see if they like it. Okay but I don't like it Wa it. Wow I understand how people feel when I tell them about me in high sauce now time ago. Well Okay Aletha Neil. What's next what's coming up? I'm so super excited. Talking about the producer moving forward. I literally right before Christmas. The movie call survival and you talked about delving into characters that are layered and how. How does that happen? This will be something. People will see me definitely in a way that they've never seen before it was difficult. She goes through a lot on basically. This character is just living her life taking her daughter to our practice and gets kidnapped in ends up becoming raped and Worried that she's not going to make it through so she decides to psychologically stink that maybe that will help her escape. This guy and I've never you see my. I've never done anything like this before and I'm super excited for everybody to see it. It definitely was one of the hardest roles I've ever done before in my life but I'm super proud of my work in it and I can't wait for everybody to see it. I came away co-produced with me and produced by executive produced by Leah Daniels in her husband hitting me and I'm super excited about that. Koa Survival Twenty twenty right down. Thank you so thank you so much fun going to get you into hot sauce though right well. We hope even picking babies. Don't eat anything. Yeah that's a wreck.
"elise neal" Discussed on Strong Black Legends
"The outsiders coming into a neighborhood. They may be people. Didn't think that you fit and a community embracing us and how we as a family dealt with those different things. Are you know other race neighbors in all of those things and how we still had issues and problems but stick together as a family? I think it was really an important show. That people seem to forget that and I thank you have lots of different shows that have embraced those teams like the neighborhood. Like ish like things like that which really stem from that family element that we had on the show. Yeah for sure. Did you find it was more difficult for you to get roles as a black woman? I think you know what for me? The interesting thing was around. Let's see when you is that we had like a writers strike. Think it was like maybe a Oh eight or something okay. Go round in there so then. Nobody was working for a while. There somewhere around in there was where it was like wolf then there when the strike almost a year from what I remember Coming off of that strike bats. One TV changed. That's because see we had all this great. Tv All these fun times. You know my race and other races were making a lot of money on television. Then the writers strike happen then they could not have content that had writers then that's when reality. Tv was born. That's when he started to get like snooky the MTV eight. Let's find this untapped talent that nobody knows. That's hilarious because we need content. Because there's nothing that we can do because the writers are on strike. Let's get these reality. Shows up and running pay them. You know forty five dollars. We would be happy because there are known and get to keep my coming from. I'm not an an an actress I I'm A. I'm a celebrity. I I'M A. I'm a talent. I saw that switch. Didn't upset me in terms of like why it upset me because I was like okay I get it but I gotta figure it out remorseful now. I have to figure it out so after the Hugo as you moved on to work in film in one of those movies worth Hustle and flow Vos fun. Tell me about it. I thought it was so amazing to do something that I will be. Shot in Memphis so that was To to how something. Yeah the have something become Oscar contenders and my hometown be. The subject matter was what it was but embracing my hometown. I I loved that good I loved. It felt great in the. We had a Premier in Memphis as well as the in Hollywood and just being able to take terrence into righty around and go say how I WANNA go bowling. Okay I know where to go. You know just had them in. My City was great. I didn't realize it was shot in Memphis. I'm imagining like me. Being an actress and what was really leads. The best part like okay. We had the one house where they did. All the mixing in the on all the music took place and we shot this and it was super hot. People used to stop by and just everybody knew. What's what what house we were using? So people were stopped by place. Ya'll hungry we got the place beyond. Yeah most of the Eight. We could some last night. Y'All hungry over there. Let me see what terrorist you. They're all of that all the time and so funny. I love much. Sunday's man it makes you. They use their delicious foods with me who they wanted to be. I feel like there was a time when I wondered because I could see. How will the movie was doing? You know like all the awards and there was a time when 'cause you know being black you know there's always someone the way you second guess at the end of the day to you know people were worried about the subject matter. The people about the subject matters this the reason the white people like because it's another movie with black folks. It rolls that they think is more so for me. What separates it? I mean and again it's just. My perspective is separates it from certain things that I felt people who've looked at it for one because it really is a movie about hope. It really is a movie about believing in yourself when people look at you like this like your dirt like you're scum like you're just some pimp but you have so much more inside of you if someone gave you a shot. Yeah I look at that movie like I think. That's why resonated Aga- so you mentioned that hustling flow wasn't in the movie. Yes and I feel like black indie films right now are really having a moment is what I mean is like all of the movies that you can find onstream sites like net flicks that are full of your favorite black folks about black stuff. You don't see them in theaters kind of straight to streaming. They having such a moment and I know that you have been very involved in Said movies which some of which you've produced Mr producer there is. We belong together and first impression. Both of which are net flicks. Yes what excites you about these movies. Well perfect segue because once. I did hustle and flow and saw the power of creating something from scratch and making it the voice that you want you know. I think it really let me see a different side of Hollywood and creation. This is the time when people were creating things you know. Everyone was sitting around again like the strikes and everything that was happening in the changes that were happening in Hollywood and going I need to create or figure out things for myself and with being in in involved in that whole hustle and flow process. That's when I saw. Wow I like how you know. God rested so John Singleton was able to pick Craig Brewer as director and writer of Hustle. Inflow and go. This is the story that I want to get behind and people really have embraced their own thought process. And what's inside of them and making it happen and putting it out on Netflix or whatever platforms but there are so many now. I think that is a great thing. Yeah it is something to having an idea sitting the pen and paper. I'm old school when I write a paper and You know seeing it throw it in pitching it and going around and seeing some if someone else loves it as much as you do and then making it happen or that whole process really excites me. The ones that I'm often drawn to are usually movies. That feature black people in roles that are not like trauma based for the most part like I love to see black people in funny irreverent lighthearted movies like mad about being black but it just happens to have black people doing these things well. That's interesting because I feel that they space global. Hey let it out let it. I feel like you know it is great to have our history portrayed. It is great. I feel like you know I'd like us to get back to a place where when I was in school that there was room for that. That teachable lesson in classrooms. Who really embraced learning about us in classrooms and then having that art speak in terms of where we are today and when you speak about where we are today that means we are later. I think it's important to show us where we are now in move us for it. I believe it does keep us in a backward feeling motion when TV and film constantly wants to remind US mostly of past or mostly of trauma roar mostly of things that are negative about our culture. How can we move forward? How can we grow? How can we allow entertainment to understand all those fast? My mom was a nurse. My Dad was a construction worker. Just blue-collar Reinhard at least loved to be an entertainment. Okay let's see how that goes type of family. Yeah but there's so many stories about just a great family just a simple family. Just all of these different things. It doesn't have to be always A tragedy with us because we are not all just a tragedy right layered right and I think it is important to show just the layers as much as as much as they want to show the bad times. We gotta show some exactly well. I'm excited to see the next produced movies and the next role. Okay okay before I let you get out of here. We like to in with a quick little segment rapid fire questions. Do you have any dream roles or dream projects being lucky enough to been in marvel and with Logan. I WANNA be a superhero adults. Here do you. WanNa be like a pre existing superhero created one. That would like you know. Say this she you know was just what her husband and nobody knew she has superpowers type of on the low. Yeah Yeah Yeah I would feel that movie absolutely if it were possible to pull your black card for something. What would that something be well? I don't eat jams. Oh I don't eat macaroni and cheese. I just feel like he punched me in the chest. I did I did. I asked for it but wow I don't eat cheese. I don't like you don't like cheese. It's not like you. You're allergic to cheese. I don't like it so what happens. How do e pizza? If you don't eat a lot of I know I told you. Yes the question but she's I don't eat. Cheese is just something I've never liked. Never liked it. It is saved me a lot in terms of calories that is definitely lonelier like it crony and cheese now..
"elise neal" Discussed on Strong Black Legends
"It was always fun. It's always fun to be. The guest are yes just a lot of fun whether any point while you were guest. Where you're like okay. This is fun and it's cute but like I'm ready to like be the star Star Star Hughes. Well say about me as calculated as I am now in my life. I wish I was calculated. That was calculate it was also new to me. Every opportunity was like. Oh this is great. I think now looking back if I knew what I know. Now about the industry it would have been way more conversations with my people in agents and managers about okay now. I have this body of work now. We need to take that to different networks and showed them what I've been doing and show them that I could possibly have my own show or create my own show. I was really honestly figuring it at all out. Still you know So that's what I'll say. It was all great but my plan was not as strategic as it probably should have been me not even thinking of that at the time they make sense. I feel like that would have been me as well. Just happy. Haven't that okay. We work in everything. Just pay four. Okay cool man. He's eaten. What's the next Is there any guest starring role? That was your favorite or I don't know if it's like how you can't pick a favorite kid so easy no no. That's easy especially back then. The fresh prince of the fresh prince first of all when I did it was like that show on television. It was right when it was the biggest thing on television. And you know first meeting Pam Grier. I'd never met Pam Grier so when I met him and said she was so nice and she looked girl. Let I do my own makeup if you don't like what they doing do it yourself. You don't know what's going on. Do you do what you know. Who's GonNa make you look around? You know so I was great was amazing and to This Day. People just love that episode. Is She played? You know it was so in the whole show us. The people will say to me. People just loved that episode. I would imagine that working with somebody like will smith like I would just be in stitches. But that's the thing is so funny because people think you know you're doing the Sitcom or you're doing something with these people who make the world laugh that bears sitting around in between takes and everything make it. Everybody left now grow everybody busy. Everybody's especially a person like will smith like you know they've got calls to make him between they're doing things in between they're not talking to everybody in between they're figuring out their lines. They've got their other lives in their home. Lives doing figuring out is not necessarily just. Okay well I guess it makes sense helping and it was just like. I wish we had that type of time to sit around and talk in between but we are other ways to do these accomplish within that timeframe. So that's really especially with television especially with. Sitcom it is very fast paced. You know okay. Let's next set was saying let's change. Let's do that in work. Let's do it. Goes so all right so the late nineties. I consider truly the golden era for black people on television and I feel like the best example of this is the essence. Cover 'cause you were on for its thirtieth anniversary cover. I may not big deal. It was just you Queen Latifah Michael. Michelle Red Advance Holly Berry Jada. Pinkett Smith Regina King just this. Oh Oh my gosh. What was it like to be a part of that cover? Just couldn't even believe when I got the call and just everybody was so iconic all ready at that point and I was still very new to the industry it was. It was just a blessing to get the call from essence and Halle. Berry was so sweet when I met her as she was like girl got Alexa fine. How do you do that? I was like Oh my God thank you like. I was just so because it was still a sister. You know so. That was what made it so great. It wasn't just that these were just iconic women. It was just all of us getting together to do amazing cover and I had a great time being a part of that. I've been thinking since you said it about like being like how Hollywood like something new. What happens when you're not the new thing anymore? Well you have to Kinda take the fact that you know that. Here's the thing I'm a realist. Hollywood is first and foremost about new talent about possibly what they haven't seen. How can they get someone to break out and what that means to their project? If you have experienced that is also helpful for your next project and then I think around the time after. I'd done you know all of those different shows early on it was about structuring. What I wanted to do more for me. Starting to understand the structure was important to my success. Whereas 'cause my mind was all about the dancing solo dancers is like you do the same thing. Get the same success. If you're good you're good if you're not just don't well but it was more so about okay now stepping out and seeing what other shows are out there. Whatever movies were out there and figuring out more of a plan you know as as as you grow in the business you want your career route right right. Your career has certainly grown. I mean again like I'm just. I'm just always so amazed that people who dislike Mike your resume every single years at least crazy at least one credit is crazy often more than that. It's crazy I'm very. I mean I'm also a hustler you know. It's it's a Memphis the memphis mentality. I'm I'm I don't and I don't like to sit still you know I'm not a still home You know there is nothing going on. I'm going to try to make something type of person I'm not. I'm not to sit at home type. Well you were still own starring in your own. Sitcom the hugely nineteen ninety eight through two thousand two. Yeah I was a fan of it like from the very beginning because I was really really into stand up comedy when I was younger. Still am and I remember. Do Hughley host of comic view. I was like this is going to be funny and it was funny. It was one of my favorite shows. Did you have to audition for this role because again like during this like you're kind of everywhere I didn't know I did? But let's talk about that for now. We're in this moment of you know people creating right. African Americans creating content and how important that is and how that is helpful to people's careers and acknowledging people who can have the ability to have ideas and create them so I like to emphasize the fact that you know. Dl in his comedy in everything was the Creator executive producer of the Hugo's adding. I think I realized and P people know that you know. This was all a brainchild from the comedy that he did that. Abc came to him and gave him his own show off of what he had already accomplished so they took that and made that the show. So I think even he. I mean he doesn't really talk about that but that is the truth that it was all a brainchild of the comedy. That's that made that show happen. And no I didn't audition for this. Was you know and in the beginning of my career? I was considered more of a say a film actress get coming from Rosewood. Then money talks and then after that anytime thank you and then doing the hugely so ABC offered me the humanities which was a blessing because they thought we we look well together. Playing husband and wife But you know the first come. That was my second television show but my Sitcom I learned a lot on that set and learned a lot about having the position of being the star you know and what that means and it was fun behind the scenes to be able to go. Oh we're going to have like your cousin this'll be like. Who Do you like doing in that process? All I love VIVICA VIVICA played like my cousin on this show so yeah it was considered they would ask you know who you like and I was like okay. This is cool and I just loved being on that show and and I think people also forget how no not on the nose political but it was very political about living in a in a neighborhood that you know. You were.
"elise neal" Discussed on Strong Black Legends
"I have the honour of sitting today was the absolutely stellar at least meal. That's over boom. I am honored. Thank you so much for making the time comes it with me. Because I know you'd be working at Tri grew and we're GONNA get into all of that for sure with I. I don't WanNA talk about Memphis. Okay yeah do you consider yourself a center? I'm still a southerner. It does not matter how long I've lived in anywhere. Any other city doesn't matter. I am straight up a southern girl southern bell all of those things. I love the fact that I have a place. That's not considered a Hollywood place that I'm from. I think it it is always kept me grounded. You know other gotTa do is talk to shout out to my older sister. Carol because at the end of the Bait doesn't matter what I've done what is going on she's GonNa call. She's going to be like how you doing. What are you doing? Are you eating? Are you find what's going on in your life and I really appreciate the fact that I have a more grounded? If she doesn't like something done she will be the first line like that. Brought came out like damn all right. Well I get it I love it. There's nothing like a good old black woman from the south. It's not nothing best. What is the on us? Everybody everybody all the time. What do you love most about being a black woman from the south? I think honestly that I'm always kind. I feel like You know I've lived in New York. I've lived in Philly. I've traveled all over the world. I think my mom and my dad always told me and taught me to be kind. I to say yes. Oh thank you. I'll thank you for that plate. Thank you for opening the door. Sir Thank you for this blessing. Thank you for everything. In reshi eight to Intel people not just internalize it and think it was nice but just express it. Yeah and I've done that my whole life and I appreciate that about myself. I appreciate that about you. You're very kind of calming sweet energy. Oh Chaz thank you. I miss that because I live in New York City right now and I get New York but sometimes I'm just like only lived there for six years. I completely understand so you already know me trying to get a Bagel. Can you hurry up and get their Bagel Star? I'm trying to get my change out. Damn all action by the way. Is it in Memphis that you fell in love with acting and performing and singing? What was craziest? No so the journey is this. I want to be Debbie Allen. Okay since since the age I was six years old. I wanted to be Debbie Allen so I credit her and fame from back then as the place where I was like. Man is just amazing to be able to express yourself as an entertainer I started dancing at the age of six and my goal when I got my full scholarship to Philadelphia To Go to college was to be an entertainer not necessarily even to be an actress but to be an entertainer so I've traveled the world doing different musical sophisticated ladies such and such and such a such for years and then somewhere along the way someone was working was like well. You kind of funny and your phone should be actor an obstacle. I'm good about that. I'm living my dream and then I decided to try a class because you know just because but what intrigued me was the fact that I was horrible because I was used to moving. I was used to expressing myself as a performer through my movement and something that challenged me so much that I had to do it with my words and keep my hands still was such a challenge at first that it intrigued me to continue to study it and then I fell in love with it because I was like. There's really nothing more interesting than to be able to express what everything going internally inside of you withdraw is found with with your with the heart inside of you and how do you do that. And how do you get that emotion across to people so they understand where your character is trying to go just not so much with your body especially as a person who started dancing at six? That was really like wow like. I really want to figure that out. Yes Oh that's how my love is for acting began. About how long and how much studying did it take for you to feel like okay? I'm not horrible anymore. Like I feel like it was like you I did a lot of. That's the cool thing I'll say about New York. New York to me has a lot more opportunities to just express and try by the Corner Theatre House. They're doing things on the weekends that you can pop into. Hey I want to try something you'd have and they're like oh can I come on? That's the community is more lenient toward giving you a shot at so. I did a lot of theater work and things like that as a gene Franklin institute different things like that on stage and really kind of only my craft I believe is just Just the process of really practising you know as a dancer. I learned a long time ago that you know I couldn't tap dance without practice so I never took acting lightly. It was all about finding homes to practice finding homes to really understand the crap so when I decided to move out to la in really become an actress. I went to academy dramatic art for summer. And honestly you know a lot of things happened after that as an actor one of my favorite things about this podcast and have an an opportunity to host it and have these conversations is that there are all these black actors that just feel like families because they've been in like all of this stuff but I've watched where it was sitcoms or movies like you can see Blair underwood in this show and then you go and see this movie and it's Blair underwood again so it feels like Like I know y'all had to Florida And I feel like this was especially true in the nineties. Nineties nineties was just so black media-wise movies television. What was Going out for roles in the nineties when it was so black wasn't like there's so many opportunities realistic about how that's I just missed that. I missed the fact that you could turn on. Cbs ABC NBC. And there was opportunity in different. Shows showing US SEAN? Our family comedies Shoot sketch comedy sitcoms. Different things that had our experience on television that you didn't have to pay for it didn't have to have your net lakes or whatever to to get true authentic stories about us in our race in different moments in our families so I would love to see that comeback. Well I'm optimistic people blah media black. Absolutely all the way around all the way it just has the diversity At least try. Try a little harder there. You go in the nineties. You were winning eight growth like Black Hollywood black media you were on that. I guess from the ethics cover with. Yeah I would absolutely class you when you were on shows that like everybody loved. Everybody watched the fresh prince family. Maddest Steve Harvey and this is all before getting your own Sitcom. What was it like to be a part of so many different sitcoms like was the energy different on each set is it's sort of like okay. This is a black Sitcom. We know how this works or just like ethic is two parts right monthly. We know about Hollywood. I said I know about Hollywood. Is They like something new? I was new girl. I was a new fresh face. You know it really kind of came easy because again. This industry likes new so Someone that they hadn't seen on everything before so I do believe it as an actor. It is easier in that beginning of your career. When you know is like Oh. Let's let's have heard. Nobody knew that people are talking about okay. Then let's have our over here because that's somebody that they're talking about so I believe that played into it.
"elise neal" Discussed on Strong Black Legends
"So just like all of episodes. I have to start out by practicing and to be the kind of parent. I intend to be one day. And that's the kind of parent that's screamed at you and ask you what you know about their favorite stuff movies music holiday and so. I know you know about Elise Neal but I know about at least Neil who? I'm talking about one of the. It's girls of the nineties okay. She is grace our screens and guest starred on some of our favorite ninety sitcoms like fresh prince family matters and living single in. That's just a couple of the shows using our own after guest starring on so many TV shows. It was not long before Hollywood surprised us all in did that thing that they rarely ever do. They gave the black people what they wanted. Can you believe that that happened? Exactly one damn our nation's history me either. Elise neal got her very own. Show starring alongside Dea Hugo on a show called the Hugo lease. She's very well known for her in the Lacey Pe- nominated role in hustle and flow. And although she doesn't play him in the elise mills a thing or two about had a hustle and work hard especially in Hollywood. Elise Neal has the kind of career in the industry that I can go on and on and on about but why. Don't you hear it straight from the source? I had such a good time talking to my fellow southerner. It felt like we were just to southern bales sitting on a wraparound porch sale. So get ready for a whole bunch of talking a whole lot of laughing in an interview full of accents. This is me with the ever talented elite meal.
"elise neal" Discussed on WTVN
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"elise neal" Discussed on I'll Drink to That! Talking Wine with Levi Dalton
"Thousands. Yes adds a chance to to discover that he he loved wine only loud wind eastbound it was right. When did you first meet Diana his wife ninety-eight Christmas and invited a to join us for skiing at Chris Ninety eight when was Jeremy to pick her up an airport of fuel? She was laughing. She has great sense of humor. She was the A._p.. Nature Asia and <hes> two days after she was trying to Jeremy she hurt a knee and <hes> went to the doctor and I remember going to the doctor she had oppressed to care back to the shadow. We were renting so then she was with you for a while then he was and she was a trained analogies. She was studying Davis. She I think she got into sows one Bechtol stuff and move to a new site Josh to live with Jeremy. She wanted to do whatever's in Bodo that she did in two thousand one so obvious to season two and I had Jacques West three Oh three or four zero five gradually more the decision start to move to Germany Diana Hannah Alec Your other son Yes in often I've been asked what was your vintage to vintage. He's not able to answer. I'm not able to onset because we've been together and probably decision that become more and more on Jamie Diana or Alex side but sit wasn't clear and even today and I think before asset to Jeremy Well I think I should leave you in peace in the winery and go bike with my friends <hes> during office and he said no no way we need you. You have to worry and I'm expecting you to be there. I was I was honored and I did what he asked me to do. But I don't want to into affair I think they are doing very well. Things <hes> in the inner way if I can be any in the APP I am A.. J. US for it but they went for me very important. The follow me on the fact that decision in the winery is not made with analysis with temperature who is density. It's made with testing. I think it's a key in winemaking. If you don't taste you missing disability to neck that a wine Jeremy and Diana made a few decisions changing to pick day a little bit changing the length of mallow changing the percentage a whole cluster sometimes depending on the vintage little less new okay so I guess the question to you would be you know how do you feel about those decisions and maybe others that they've made over time and this is is in Francis by Christopher me. Christopher is aiding arise late smell lactic and I love this result. Christoph is pre <hes> someone I trust the more in when making and before the arrival of Jeremy and Diana and attic if I had a problem I wosa Kristof comtesse my wines and tell me what you feel so in one thousand nine we jamie already there we same wine in a cold center and in normal center in the sort of late <unk> relax result and since one thousand nine we try to have always late metal lactic. I think I think we never met US good wine. As we make today I think by the quality of selection of the lease we can leave the wine elise neal the life and I think it's something new to me. That's a lease a such a process although whine and so I'm very pleased with the result and some people ask me perfect drink old wine China made no I much prefer to drink wines made with the young generation. I love to six six right now. There's some oh six Rian Joey <hes>.