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"emma thompson" Discussed on Awards Chatter
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"emma thompson" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Showy is the wrong word, but these are not shy characters. And then we get to Leo grind. And I wonder if you can just share. I mean, this is a part that I think probably would have scared most people if they had the opportunity to do it. And yet you were drawn to it despite all the aspects of it that might be frightening. Obviously the nudity and the just all the ways you have to be vulnerable in this. So why do that to yourself? Because the script was so brilliant. I didn't realize when Katie sent it to him in case he brand was in my second nanny Murphy and she's a wonderful writer. She's written a great book about dirty dancing actually, which I highly recommend. She's a very brilliant woman. And she sent me this script saying, oh, you know, I'm not sure if you're interested, but I really like this part of this, I wrote this thing and I had your voice in my mind and I read it and I just wrote back immediate and said Katie, this is absolutely fantastic. It's so central to so many women's experiences and not just here in the UK but in other parts of the world it's incredible comment on female sexuality and also shame and our response to whether women should have pleasure. And I know so many women around the world who wouldn't dream of thinking that sexual pleasure would be part of their lives on any level. It's a deeply sort of western notion. And also, she addressed, she addressed the great taboo of not being entirely sure about whether you should have had your children, and that the huge taboo in our society. You know, for women who choose not to have children, it's still quite a kind of challenging thing for people to accept as though some are not going to be a completely a woman if you don't have children, which is absolutely nonsense.
"emma thompson" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"That same year somehow was also angels in America where you've worked with Mike Nichols several worked with Mike Nichols several times. I went and I think another. But angels in America was just this mind-blowing cast bringing to the screen such an important story and I guess just anything perhaps about Mike or the project there that was just beyond belief being able to do that. Mike asked me very early on. He said, you're coming. You were doing this. I said, okay, right, I'm in. I'm in. My daughter was quite little. She was only two and a half or something. We've done it together when she was 9 months old. And so she'd been on the set of with Mike. He was a kind of great kind of God for other to her and really a kind of father figure, a very important father figure to me. So having time with him on the set of angels without Pacino with Merrill, the first time I grew up with Merrill, whom I got to snog, it was just such a blazing kind of time. For all of us, you know, Justin Kirk and Ben sheinkman, these beautiful boys who were terrified. You know, because this was a big old deal. But I can remember the best, I think one of the best it meals I've ever had in my whole life, which was to do with where we were, the food we were eating, but mostly the company, was me and Mike and Tony Kushner. In a restaurant in Rome, just talking, I think there was one other person. I think it was Oscar was with us. Who's Tony's producing partner? I can't remember. I can't remember, sorry. I can't quite remember. But there we were. In Rome. Doing this incredible thing. And sitting having these loving, deep conversations. And I thought, this is very special and will not be repeated. You know, because particularly Tony and Mike, you know, just extraordinary. On all always always when Mike and I had time together, we always had these amazing discussions and these rehearsal things were extraordinary, but we spent a lot of time together outside work. Just talking. No, it was just a very long conversation, and I'm so grateful that I had him and Diane. Still in my life. I'm so lucky to have her, but I was so lucky to meet him and that's great. Now, your return to writing something that you are also in took longer than expected, I think, only because nanny mcphee turned out to be a lot more exciting. You bit off maybe more work than we thought. I thought, this is going to be amazing and sentence sensibility, but there's no story in the books. So I picked it off the shelf, I sent it to Lindsay, you know, just I'll just write the screenplay. 7 years later. It took forever. I mean, in the first screenplay, which is about a hundred and million pages long, it's completely unrecognizable. It's a totally different story. There's 75 children and mister and misses Brown and misses brown's still alive and kicking. And it ended up oddly enough at the great exhibition of 1851 in London. You know, I mean, it's completely, it took so long to get that together. But they don't make things easy for yourself. No. No. Well, in the intervening years, there are stranger than fiction where you're the narrator, which was fun one and unexpected with what Will Ferrell is doing. That's in 2006 and education in 2009.
"emma thompson" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"I would guess that for any woman or for any person who's not got the support, the overt support of the society they live in. It's about confidence, which you can only get from your parents. Now, so I'm white, so that's a positive in that our society. That was helpful. But I was a woman, which was not so helpful. So you come out shouting, you know? I came out of Cambridge out of feeling that somehow I had to be better somehow because women weren't as good as on any level. Meant that it makes you quite extreme, you know, you see when you feel not seen or you don't feel that you're represented, you have to come out shouting, otherwise no one will look at you. So we see that. We see that with all groups, all peoples who are ignored or suppressed in some way, or feared, and whether we like it or not, we live in deeply misogynistic societies in America and in the UK. And I can talk to that in other countries as well intersectionally, I can talk about it in African countries in Myanmar. And this is where we live. This is where we live. And that's how it is. So I would say that I was just terribly terribly fortunate to be able to feel as though I would survive if I said these things that I would have somehow the backing of my parents or people enough people that it wouldn't destroy me if I had come, for instance, from a very different background where I didn't wasn't given confidence where perhaps my parents said, what are you doing this for? This is, then maybe I wouldn't have had the confidence to say no, I'm not going to embody that. It's to do with how much backup you have in a way, I think.
"emma thompson" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"My grandmother, who became pregnant and who was only 16. And he went back to her family who supported her and said, yes, we'll help you to keep the child, turned out to be my uncle Fred. And then they found out that this childless couple had done it twice before with their may servants because they couldn't have children and there was no surrogate motherhood at the time, so it was a form of enforced violations. Surrogate mothers because they offered to take the child. And every one of those maids has said no. So both my parents came from quite sort of dramatically different backgrounds with all sorts of trauma in those backgrounds. And perhaps that's why when they met at the Bristol old book theater school, they were so drawn to one another. And when they married, they were in a production of someone like stream and mom was playing titania, and dad was playing park. In a lot of blue makeup. And they got married in the afternoon, and then went and did an evening performance, and then their honeymoon was a day off in the country in Bristol. When then they got went back into the theater because they were both in The Old Vic theater company. So it was very much a kind of a theatrical childhood. You know, I was backstage not film, and not even television, although mom and dad did do a bit of television, but theater was the thing I knew about and I was often backstage, you know, taken backstage, and I loved that feeling of being backstage. Loved it. I read that, I don't know. I guess first of all, most kids sort of resist what their parents do or want them to do or any of that. And I get the sense that you were not particularly moving in the direction of falling in your parents footsteps until something at I believe 16. You saw something at a theater festival, is that right? Yeah, that's right. I wasn't thinking of that at all. I was at a school, my sister was immediately so going to be an actress. She was just clearly obviously immediately. This incredible performer, not because she was performative or precocious. She wasn't. She was very and is still very private and quiet, but she was from the word go. She was a very brilliant actress. And left school at 16 and went immediately into the profession and started to earn money and all of that. So she's been independent since she was 16 years old. I, on the other hand, I was quite accidentally. I really liked academia, and I liked studying, so I went to university. But before that, I went to a theater festival in the Avino in France. And I saw an amazing production of Racine's fed. And I think I liked it mostly because the actors took their clothes off. And the men were very attractive. And I went to see it many, many times. Probably mainly because of that, but also because of the drama of it. I mean, it's an incredible play. And actually it was on top of Mac. It was on the Mac it wasn't fed. And just I loved the Greek myth anyway. So this story of passion and power and love and tragedy and misery.
"emma thompson" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Smart wool merino base layers are so comfortable. They're the first thing you'll want to put on and the last thing you'll want to take off. No matter where you're at or where you're going. Because feeling good is the best way to keep you doing you. Smart world base layers, the most essential versatile and comfortable clothing for anything. Anywhere. Shop base layers or find a local retailer at smart wool dot com. Smart wolf go far, feel good. Hi everyone and thank you for tuning in to the 466th episode of The Hollywood Reporter's awards chatter podcast. I'm the host Scott feinberg, and my guest today is a British actress and screenwriter who is the only person who has ever won Academy Awards for both acting and writing. In addition to those two Oscars, the former for 1990 twos Howard's end and the latter for 1995 cents and sensibility, she has also won three Bafta Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, one Emmy Award, and one critic's choice award, with her other credits, including 1990 threes the remains of the day and in the name of the father, 1990 8s primary colors, 2003s love actually, and for TV, the limited series angels in America, 2004s Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, 2006s stranger than fiction, 2007s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2009s and education, 2013s saving mister banks, 2017s the meyerowitz stories, 2019s late night, and this year's good luck to you, Leo grant. All of which might explain why the 2018 citation in which Queen Elizabeth II made her a dame describes her as, quote, one of Britain's most versatile and celebrated actresses. Why Vanity Fair has said she, quote, redefined our image of female stardom close quote, why interview has called her, quote, the rarest of cinematic talents, close quote, and why the observers Mark kermode once said, quote, she's up there with the great. I mean really great. British female performers. I'm talking, of course, about Emma Thompson. Over the course of our conversation, which Thompson recorded from her London home after being honored at a luncheon by the UK Critics' Circle, the oldest
"emma thompson" Discussed on WTOP
"To check out this weekend including the latest from Emma Thompson good luck to you Leo grand in which she plays a retired teacher who hires a sex worker There are nuns out there with more sexual experience that means embarrassing drop me to brush my teeth How God This is crazy It's terrible It's wrong Nancy Yes Come out of a dance with me Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday joined WTO peace Sean and Hillary with her review Absolutely worth watching This is delightful It's a kind of a two hander It's Emma Thompson and this absolutely sensational newcomer named Darrell McCormick That is basically the plot is this woman trying to find fulfillment that's been missing in her life for most of her life And they meet over the course of four encounters in this kind of bland anonymous hotel room And so it's really about the relationship that develops between them It's incredibly well written funny humane touching This is material that was just written for Emma Thompson to deliver And she does with so much warmth and heart and that kind of flinty humor It's really lovely And I think kind of groundbreaking in the way that it depicts sexuality and bodies and beauty and I can't really praise it highly enough I was really charmed by it Wow I like that one Also you liked a new coming of age story called cha cha real smooth Tell us about it Yes another charm or both of these movies premiered at Sundance earlier this year And this one is the one that got the audience award which is usually a pretty good sign that audiences are going to like it And it's by a young man named Cooper ray who writes directs and stars in it who plays kind of a lost recent college graduate think Dustin Hoffman in the graduate kind of that kind of a guy comes back home not quite sure what he's going to do And he discovers that he has a talent for party starting on the bar and bat mitzvah circuit He strikes up a friendship with a single mom played by Dakota Johnson in a really lovely sort of gentle radiant performance I just think she has layers that we haven't even seen yet Every time I see her I like her more Again very funny Loose limbed kind of knock about humor about finding yourself and looking for love and maybe the wrong places And it's a very affectionate sort of tender RomCom And that one's in theaters Leo Grande is on Hulu and cha cha You can see in theaters this weekend Washington Post film critic and Hornaday on Skype Coming up on WTO P a new U.S. open champion and a great Father's Day afternoon at nationals park 9.
"emma thompson" Discussed on WTOP
"Teeth How God this is crazy It's terrible It's wrong Nancy Yes Come out of a dance at me Sean and Hillary talked about it With Washington Post film critic and Hornaday Absolutely worth watching This is delightful It's a kind of a two hander It's Emma Thompson and this absolutely sensational newcomer named Darrell McCormick That is basically the plot is this woman trying to find fulfillment that's been missing in her life for most of her life And they meet over the course of four encounters in this kind of bland anonymous hotel room And so it's really about the relationship that develops between them It's incredibly well written funny humane touching This is material that was just written for Emma Thompson to deliver And she does with so much warmth and heart and that kind of flinty a humor It's really lovely And I think kind of groundbreaking in the way that it depicts sexuality and bodies and beauty and I can't really praise it highly enough I was really charmed by it Wow I like that one Also you liked a new coming of age story called cha cha real smooth Tell us about it Yes another charm or both of these movies premiered at Sundance earlier this year And this one is the one that got the audience award which is usually a pretty good sign that audiences are going to like it And it's by a young man named Cooper ray who writes directs and stars in it He plays kind of a lost recent college graduate think Dustin Hoffman in the graduate kind of that kind of a guy comes back home not quite sure what he's going to do And he discovers that he has a talent for party starting on the bar and bat mitzvah circuit He strikes up a friendship with a single mom played by Dakota Johnson in a really lovely sort of gentle radiant performance I just think she has layers that we haven't even seen yet Every time I see her I like her more Again very funny Loose limbed kind of knock about humor about finding yourself and looking for love and maybe the wrong places And it's a very affectionate sort of tender RomCom And that one's in theaters Leo Grande is on Hulu and cha cha You can see in theaters this weekend That's Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday talking with our Sean and Hillary coming up Shakespeare theater chronicles the first black actor to play Othello I'm Jason fraley It's 7 13 Mommy is treating me to breakfast Yep let me see your phone Huh Look here I download this McDonald's app because when you buy any bagel sandwich like the steak egg and cheese bagel you get one free Wait you just bought that on my phone That's right Now that you got McDonald's money you could treat mama Okay.
"emma thompson" Discussed on WTOP
"To brush my teeth Her God this is crazy It's terrible It's wrong Nancy Yes Come out of a dance at me This morning Washington Post film critic and Hornaday with her take There are nuns out there with more sexual experience that means in barrack Absolutely worth watching This is delightful It's a kind of a two hander It's Emma Thompson and this absolutely sensational newcomer named Darrell McCormick That is basically the plot is this woman trying to find fulfillment that's been missing in her life for most of her life And they meet over the course of four encounters in this kind of bland anonymous hotel room And so it's really about the relationship that develops between them It's incredibly well written funny humane touching This is material that was just written for Emma Thompson to deliver And she does with so much warmth and heart and that kind of plenty of humor It's really lovely And I think kind of groundbreaking in the way that it depicts sexuality and bodies and beauty and I can't really praise it highly enough I was really charmed by it Wow I like that one Also you liked a new coming of age story called cha cha real smooth Tell us about it Yes another charm or both of these movies premiered at Sundance earlier this year And this one is the one that got the audience award which is usually a pretty good sign that audiences are going to like it And it's by a young man named Cooper rave who writes directs and stars in it He plays kind of a lost recent college graduate Dustin Hoffman in the graduate kind of that kind of a guy comes back home not quite sure what he's going to do And he discovers that he has a talent for party starting on the bar and bat mitzvah circuit He strikes up a friendship with a single mom played by Dakota Johnson in a really lovely sort of gentle radiant performance I just think she has layers that we haven't even seen yet Every time I see her I like her more Again very funny Loose limbed kind of knock about humor about finding yourself and looking for love and maybe the wrong places And it's a very affectionate sort of tender RomCom And that one's in theaters Leo Grande is on Hulu and cha cha You.
"emma thompson" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Smooth, starring Cooper rife and Dakota Johnson arrives on Apple TV plus. Our film critic Justin Chang reviews them both. Beyond the fact that they're arriving on streaming platforms the same week. The Sundance hits good luck to you, Leo grand, and cha cha real smooth. Have a couple of things in common. They both mix comedy and drama. And at somewhat odd, unwieldy titles. They both focus on a hazily defined relationship between a younger man and an older woman. And while I definitely prefer one to the other, both movies are well worth your time. The better of the two is good luck to you, Leo grand. A funny and strikingly intimate British chamber piece. That unfolds almost entirely between two people in a hotel room. Emma Thompson plays Nancy, a retired school teacher in her 50s, and Daryl McCormick plays Leo grand. The 20 something sex After a stable but unexciting, long marriage to a husband who died two years earlier. Nancy now wants to have the kind of sex she's always dreamed of. But she's also extremely nervous and embarrassed. And initially tries to talk herself and Leo out of their arrangement. At which point Leo gently reminds her that there's no shame in expressing or fulfilling her desires..
Pop Culture Happy Hour
"emma thompson" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"So if you're listening to the same way, so that was cha cha real smooth and Apple actually picked it up for distribution, so we'll hopefully be able to watch it soon. Now, moving on to my favorite film of the festival. It's called nanny, which is the feature debut of nicci. And it is this thriller mystery spiritual film about a immigrant, a Senegalese woman immigrant who is a nanny for a rich white couple. And on the surface, this might sound there's going to be a lot of social themes and whatnot. But this is a really beautiful, lovely story that's also very haunting and terrifying. There are actually a couple moments where I literally jumped in my seat. And it's interesting because she has this relationship with the child she's nannying, but she's also trying to bring her son to the U.S.. And so she's under the thumb of this white family. And I don't want to give away too much, but there's a lot of different tension happening between her relationship with the family and then also with her son who she can only speak to over the phone. And there's beautiful imagery and there's a lot of spiritual things happening with the themes around water and darkness. And I just think it's such a very striking debut and I'm so excited for more people to see it. I hope people see it. It also features in the lead role and a DI plays the nanny. And she is just so incredibly powerful in this film as a woman who's kind of coming undone under these circumstances. And also, the great Leslie ogams plays another character in the film. It's great to see her. Yeah, so it's a really lovely film. I hope people get a chance to check it out. And I look forward to the conversations that an engender is because it's really smart. You know, I had heard good things about this, but you said the two words that are going to make me seek it out, which is Leslie gummies. I am more of that woman. I have been in love with her since I first heard her first record. She's just fantastic. So that's nanny and it's directed again by nicci. So moving on, we have another movie called good luck to you Leo grand and I haven't seen it yet, but I know both mandoli and bob have seen it. What are your thoughts about this movie? Well, I haven't seen all the films that Sunday had yet, but so far, I think this was my favorite. It stars Emma Thompson as this retired British school teacher. She's a widow. And she's never really given to herself permission to enjoy pleasure. Enjoy sex. And so she hires the sex worker who's played by this very hunky Daryl McCormack. And he's really confident and gentle and dreamy. He's like this fantasy lover. And this film is sort of like a play. And you see these two people in a hotel room. And it's funny and it's a bit cringey in a realistic way with Emma Thompson's character. She's so nervous and embarrassed. And then we see them revealing themselves to each other and changing each other. And in the end, spoiler alert, we see her regarding her own body. And I have to say as a woman of a certain age, I appreciate this realistic depiction, you know? Sophie hide is the director and before they were shooting their sex scenes that she got naked with the stars and they kind of like, wow..
"emma thompson" Discussed on ICYMI
"I saw a tweet that was predicated on this video that said, behind every bad bitch with anxiety is a high school English teacher that changed her life and. So this video that I sent Madison they made her cry is of Adele and ITV event. And the crowd I believe is entirely celebrities, mostly celebrities. This is important because it's not entirely celebrities, but so Emma Thompson is asking her a question that's like, do you have anyone in your past who's just like an extremely formative character for you? And Adele says. Yeah, my this English teacher I had. She was just super cool. I really loved her. She inspired my love of literature. She's like the reason I'm a writer. I'm writing lyrics in the writing books, but I am writing. And Emma Thompson's like, oh, that's funny because he or she is in the crowd. And Adele hasn't seen her since she was like 12. And it's just so sweet and Adele just starts crying and you can tell us it's really genuine moment 'cause she's like, I need my face touched up. She still calls her myth, which I think is just so sweet. Thank you. Thank you. Mom. Mom, can you believe it? She's over there. She doesn't want to be filmed. Oh, no, I've got to get me on Facebook. Oh my God, how are you? I haven't seen you since I was like 12. Did you have kids? What are you doing? Yeah, I've got two kids. He's got in haven. It's very sweet. I want to believe that this interaction is genuine and Israel. Rachel, would you say you like that video? I would. I would say I like it. That's the transition folks because the time has come. To talk about likes here on icy why am I? Earlier this month the YouTube announced it would begin hiding all dislike counts on every video on the platform. That's kind of terrorism for me who depends on seeing those little thumb down. Reactions on the video to know what exactly is happening in this video. Creators will still have access to dislike data, but for regular YouTube viewers like me and Rachel, it means it's about to be a lot harder to tell if a YouTube video is shit or not before you watch it and watch the ad that probably comes along with it. YouTube is not the first platform to change his policy on lights and dislikes. Facebook's algorithm was apparently designed to prioritize those little angry face emojis overreacts, there's clearly no downside to that policy. We simply love misinformation. And Instagram and Facebook also now let you hide your light count on posts. And changes like these are often presented as moves that will make platforms better or friendlier or safer for users. And credit where credit's due in part that is true, but we're here to remind you that we can not forget who those changes ultimately always serve. And it's the tech giants themselves, which stand to lose money and power if their platforms become such miserable places that the rest of us start leaving for greener pastures. Like TikTok.
Doin it! with Danny and Jenny
"emma thompson" Discussed on Doin it! with Danny and Jenny
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AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch
Scarlett Johannsen Wants to Tone Down Her Sex Appeal
"Scarlet Johansson. Spoke out about the release of Black Widow about the way her character is treated like a piece of ass in past films. Of course, Charlotte Johansson has been a piece of ass, and that's why she's hard for They don't hire Emma Thompson, they hire somebody hot because men only you. And you love it. Now she's trying to talk about how, you know, just this contempt for the hypersexualization of her character. Also known as Natasha, from the Iron Man sequel. She goes, you look back at Iron Man two and it's really fun, had a lot of great moments in it. The character is so sexualized, you know? You know, really talking about the person like she's a piece of meat like a possession or a thing or whatever. Like a piece of ass and Robert Downey Jr. even refers to her as something like that at one point. What is he saying? I want some. Oh, heavens to fucking mercy. Can't believe a man would say that in a movie. You girls can wag your finger and back in a man into a bedroom. You can rip off a fucking bottle top with your mouth and blow it out of your mouth or eat a banana suggestively in a movie. Those aren't sexual moments. You idiot? But Robert Downey, junior, you can't say I want some. It's really, it's so stupid. You know, scarlet Johansson of old people. There was a time in her career where everybody knew her as the piece of ass. Derek Jeter had a shot at her. Many people did. She was hot. She is still hot for a lot of people. And she used that to gain her career in a momentum in a career that propelled her into one of the highest paid actresses of all time.
My Wardrobe Malfunction
Tom Davies on Making Glasses for the Movies
"Aren't very well. Don't in films very well in general films. Don't do very well at all. And i was very lucky to what jenny bevan Who love the idea of the actors wearing exquisite iowa. Because i kind of the original brief. Just to make a free for emma thompson. Is his bugle sunglasses. The script called for this iconic piece. So i went in to do that. And that's what a went in for and it was a beautiful beautiful design. Came up with if i don't say so myself. So it was so because she's a fashion designer in the film very well renowned and they had to be over the talk quite glamorous and i did a beautiful so jackie o style frame embedded a sort of a line of gold eighteen karat gold in the top of the frame. Because this lady. She's a fashion in the seventies in the film. But she made a big thing in the sixties. So i thought should be sixties inspired. You know she's a more mature to. This is assault. Put the golden side to make them just beautiful. And it's a great scene which you look into liberties. The frame right into the camera like this A and i said to. Jenny said you know the problem with this. Film is in the seventies everybody in the seventies glasses. Because there's no liza surgery. There's no contact lenses and everyone wears glasses. I said you know you got to do everybody. What you call make like glasses soccer. Make him plus. She's all the extras as well as well. It was fun said. Where do you see the film which fully because so many classes in their the jain almas big over the top seventy s glasses on some characters. I should have bought. I've got script dot says. I remember getting the script. I'm reading the script. I run thinking. Why are they giving me the script. This is amazing like literally disney. Give me the crazy. Come like you know getting the script out and i'm like i'm going through it reading i'm getting out. I'm going rutland glasses looking through glasses. Look i literally wrote on every page where i could possibly justify a pair of spectacles in the movie and what went down with any we went through and basically walked away from a second meeting with a brief to make you know literally hundreds of frames and it was great because i met with a mistake. I sort of dark to the door to said our. Don't think we're doing glasses. This movie i should. And this is my. This is my reenactment. And i've made frame for emma. She picked it up and she goes. Oh these are amazing these days and that was
Geek Girls Universe Podcast
"emma thompson" Discussed on Geek Girls Universe Podcast
"At what was in. You know some of the detail that was included and they were saying that the cake they made to case from the only use one for that shot. So there's a shot and you'll note when you see it with the cake. Just imagine the ball so the cake is not like your sheet cake from costco in equally as decorating wedding massive over the top wedding cake. Think that and then just there's a scene with it and they got it in one. Tate appeared like it would be a complex. Yeah and it appears like it would be a complex shot. Yep but they got it in one take so that's also because i can imagine like being the the set designer being the cake maker just being like sweating to death on the side like this. Please get this. please get this right. I only made biting my nails off. Yeah totally well. And then some of those two they were saying like they have one day set because what forty four additional locations decides studio that they films on and what was that span of forty days. That's insane to me was a really tight filming schedule. All of them Impressed on us. The fact that this is a very busy set goes a lot of moving pieces and just it was a testament of like how amazing the filmmakers in the cast were that it worked. Because you know. I haven't done tv or movies. But i have a theater background as well and just moving pieces on a one stages can be complicated if somebody doesn't do their job like it's very obvious so for this to be pulled off and it's gorgeous i'm just like again just like it was so great. I'm so good running out of adjectives..
Geek Girls Universe Podcast
"emma thompson" Discussed on Geek Girls Universe Podcast
"That wine and like beating among point one. See for me. I think nine point nine for me at one point. I okay so i love beauty and the beast as well i mean it was phenomenal but i think carello might exit out for me. Only because out of the beauty and the beast cast. Emma watson was the weak link in her singing one hundred percent. Her singing was not on par. Rest of their actor exactly. She was fine finest fines an actress. Her singing did not do it for me. You could tell she was the week one of that and so for. I think that's worker will lay it out for me but yeah so we. Obviously the emma's we asked of course about costuming because as we said it's phenomenal and emma stone share that her favorite outfit is the garbage truck dress. Which sounds absurd. I know but wayne lose too much of that away. Because i don't think they've really shown that way where you see the garbage truck dress. You're gonna know why you're wondering if that was her and that was her moment of lying. I am cruella deville. Look at this dress. Yes and then. You're going to be like now. It all makes sense. Yes and you're going to be like i'm gonna meet a garbage truck dress please. Right and the. It's funny because the costume designer jenny. Bevan mention that right but like new york fashion week great. We'll probably see some garbage truck dresses. And i mean brilliant. A it's a. It's a beautiful dress which again it sounds insane for me to say. Oh yeah garbage. Truck dressed beautiful. It's totally beautiful. Trust me when you get to that point in the movie. You're going to be like. Oh ashley geno weren't insane. They were telling the truth. I mean we might be a little insane but not because of our comment regarding the garbage truck dress rights. Not the garbage truck jess has nothing to do with that whatsoever overall. They had some fantastic look. And you know also without like no spoilers or whatever you see a lot of those just and the trailers and the clip right. So you know that if that's what you see there there's just a whole bunch more outfits that you will see that are phenomenal including the garbage truck. Dress the baroness. Emma thomson was saying that you know she. She went from usually playing nice women and frocks to an evil woman and rocks. And i just love caracul. Only a proper british warming would call them and she loved the frocks right. She's slake rocks you know and it's funny because when we see them in these out yet especially so. Emma thompson's baroness. Her style is very asymmetrical. it's very structured. It's very tate and she shared jokingly. I mean maybe it wasn't a joke. She said that she had to get her underwear on like a ship's rigging and they squeezed her into a course set like a tube of toothpaste. It was hysterical listening to her. Describe getting dressed for the baroness.
Geek Girls Universe Podcast
"emma thompson" Discussed on Geek Girls Universe Podcast
"Did we want to start with. I feel like when you think. I'm well You think outfits. Like i think she's a very iconic villain not only because of how villainous she is. I mean who else is out trying to hurt puppies. But she's a fashion designer. So we knew the costumes had to be on point for this film and they are like dear lord. I'm still like they're living rent-free in my mind right now Yes i mean those. I just everything about this film was on week like it was the set. Design the costumes. The music the casting everything about it is perfection I mean so perfect. I can't think about a thing that i would change except that i want more. Oh please there has to be a sequel. And i'm not going to give it away. But they could totally make another one with how things worked out. Well yeah yeah. I mean there's nothing wrong with with with this one but i need more right and i think i actually said this in my we were allowed to talk about it on social media. We're allowed share reactions. We cannot however review the movie yet embargoes and all but again like rent free in my mind. i just. it's so good. It's my favorite film. I think i've seen this year and it's one of my favorite favorite live action adaptations. It might be my. I was gonna say my favorite. That's not right. it's my absolutely fine. My number one. Honestly if i think about it of the live action adaptations if it's not my number one. It's tied for number one with beauty and the beast and honestly. It's only tied there. Because of dan stephen spent half dick. Oh rendition of nevermore. Like in the castle there like that. Honestly that's the only reason where i'm kind of like Because i just and it's a dance even thing right like i mean. I love him like his a few times. Like i think that's the only reason. I'm kinda like oh like are you number one or are you. My is.
"emma thompson" Discussed on Reel Chronicles
"I think would be the biggest surprise of the summer in terms of how good it is. It is dimo it. Is these kudos to disney for making a movie. That is not for kids. This movie is it is a comic book villain origin film. That is exactly what it is. It is she joker comparisons are are. Yes yes it is wild i listen. I know ryan's gonna kick my ass for this one. And i love joker but i think this one is more fleshed out than joke allow because hey look on his face you you've me cruella as a little girl which i did not expect you would and you transition her as a little girl to when she gets to london how she meets horace and jasper. One are her motivations to do what she eventually becomes. Obviously i'm going to spoil anything that emma's our electric like i heard absolutely electric. I mean emma thompson she's won two oscars and all that fun stuff. This may be one of my favorite performances of hers in years. She is so over the top. She is hilarious and for emma. The other emma. I think this is my favorite performance of persons lala land. I think she is so damn good in this movie. I wish the glows weren't complete assholes in the all four press weren't complete pieces of shifts because i think she would steamrolled globes she would apply the. Yeah and i and for you tom. I kind of wanted to compare contrast. I immediately watch one hundred and one dalmatians just to compare glenn with glenn She is leaps and bounds. Better than glenn. Glenn go how glenn goes for a different type performance. Glenn goes for like campy from the jump. Yeah okay that's fair. Emma's crew ella gets there but she is not can't be from the jump. The cost the mvp of the films outside of amazon costume designer. These are some of the best costumes i will. I think you'll see all nations. I think it should win gucci. Probably yeah i think gucci will probably be its competition. I think that's the only other fashion movie coming out this year. But it's emma had. I did a little bit of research and writing my review. 'em had forty six different costumes throughout the movie long too. It's like two hours fifteen minutes long. Yeah come on. I know. I know i know the length will hurt some. It'll bothersome for me. It didn't really get. Because i real- it really didn't bother me too much because i know you know. They really started her as a young kid and work their way up to oregon at the end. There is a marvel like that's why compared to the combo film. There is a marvel like post credit scene. That will make you smile. You like one hundred and one dollars. It really make you smile..
Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood
Russell T Davies On Balancing Politics, Tech and a Multi-Year Family Saga in ‘Years and Years’
"The BBC HBO show years and Years Combines the politics economy and tech twenty nineteen and imagine how it all might evolve over the next fifteen years. Emma Thompson is in it. As a celebrity British politician with autocratic leanings but mainly the show follows a family as they deal with the world changing around them. Russell t Davis created and wrote years and years. He's also worked on the show doctor who torchwood and created queer as folk. He said the tech in years and years is like life. It's complicated just to show good and bad. I think some of the saddest moments. It's you have a world war on television and the little five six year old kids just staring into their phones playing their games. So yes there's bad stuff but let's talk about and yet there's very very good stuff. I tell you what to do when I made the choice to said to this around a family that came from one of the good sites of current tech which is very simply the. What's up group? I'm one of three kids two sisters. They've got two kids. Each were Nice family will like each of the wicked on but up until a couple of years ago. My nieces grow up to three years ago. I would've text them twice. Happy Birthday. Merry Christmas now. Oh my God. I went out the other night and I came back to the WHATSAPP group to fifty three messages on the group because because someone at cooked lasagna with butternut squash so yes. There's good stuff if you choose good ride the badge and they could right. You've got to get both because in the end. It's the technology it's it's the people. Well it's great because some of the tech feels really immediate like a headband. That projects a holographic sort of snapchat filter for your face that everyone can see in the physical world. It's futuristic but it's also completely realistic. Yes yes I think it was invented tomorrow. We'd all go and buy one. I mean I find this fascinating. I mean everyone my age. Everyone sends each others photos of themselves looking like a dunk. It will not count rash of instagram. Filters like what dog are you or what Keiko you. I'm certainly a Battenberg. I love those filters and I'm fascinated by the way we love those filters and so the moment someone events a filter you can see in the real world not just on your phone dot com. I will be new for my palace on the moon. Do you have conflicting feelings about tack or is it like so many things where it just reflects? The real world has interesting. I think it's both I think I have to be entertaining but entertain doesn't mean being glib or dust. I think I'm getting older. I think my stuff is full of warnings. Now to be honest it's funny. I'm now in the middle of an eddy of my next drama. Which is we'd each be. Oh Max over there which is about the AIDS crisis of the nineteen eighty s and leaked just watched an idea of an episode warning about viruses and we step out above. Does this virus on the loose? You can't them those lessons from History Indus- strangers no what a world. I was telling people that I'm taking a little bit of comfort in darker timeline but there is something comforting about the passage of time right like you fast forward in these episodes and increasingly terrible things happen but also people are still living their normal lives. Talk to me about that sense of perspective. Yes that's right. I mean it's it was quite hard. Showed a salad sleep with its concept of moving forward in time every episode moves forward a year but actually I sat there and saying doubt dry being questioned by fifty seven times set. That didn't know what else moves forward a year every episode Downton Abbey and so did upstairs downstairs many years ago. It's actually not former drummer. Have invented a sippy by this jobs. Going to the future by a year every absurd that had people scared but in terms of trauma tens of how the characters are getting on lobs. Who who's going out with? Who WHO's cross with? Who who loves to to take yearly jumps in that? It's a very simple dramatic device so I knew that would work. I had the confidence of those. Those full beds to say This'll work and and that sort of creep into the story. Which is that would winner. In in societies when dictators arise all where huge changes are made and and West Society swing from left to right or right to left. It doesn't happen overnight. That's why I wanted. What ends up fifteen year span on the show is social these things slowly creeping up on you and you're more concerned with having tea or for your love or have a good divorce. That's actually the stuff the meat and drink of your life while the biggest shadows falling on new unseen so a needed that stretch to show small picture of people living in a bigger picture
Inside the Spa Business | Spa
Is Achieving Excellence Worth the Price You Pay?
"Movie on Netflix. Last night with Emma Thompson. I think it was called late night and it was a pretty average movie to be honest but there was this one scene where John Lithgow. Who's playing. Her husband asked her. The question is achieving. Excellence or striving for excellence. Is it worth the price that you're paying? Is it worth the sacrifices that you make and I think it's a really valid point because so often with striving for excellence perfection or best and those judgments are really totally subjective. What you think might be based totally different to what I think might be best and to get there. I still have to give up a whole bunch of stuff. I have to put a hell of a lot of effort. Hell of a lot of time. Sacrifice a whole bunch of other stuff just to be able to get to that point of excellence which is subjective anyway and so. I found it a really interesting kind of anchor point. I think for a lot of people because a lot of times we're looking for excellence or this perfection. But in WHO's eyes we're looking for it in our is then. That's great but if we're looking for excellence in the eyes of other people looking for validation in the eyes of other people if there's no real quantitative way to measure it it becomes totally subjective. And what you could end up doing is giving apple sacrificing a whole bunch of stuff to achieve excellence. You finally get to a point where you have achieved. Excellence in your eyes. But the subjective audience. Out this as well no actually. That's not so excellent after all so I just thought it was pretty interesting perspective. It's funny to me how you can watch the whole movie. And there's really nothing you know worth looking at and then you get that one line that one little piece of Snippet of the movie and you think that was actually worth the two hours invested a little bit like conferences and Events and everything if you just get one or two little snippets out of a one two or three day investment. Probably worth it
The Book Review
The Life of Mike Nichols
"Ask Carter and Sam Kashmir join us now they wrote together an oral history of Mike Nichols it's called life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred and fifty of his closest friends Sam Ash. Thanks for being here. Just thanks for having US thank you. What was was the genesis of this project? Well after Mike's Death I was at Vanity Fair and wanted to do an oral history as much as we can get away with the magazine and ask had worked as a PA.. With Mike. And I knew him mm somewhat and so I thought it best to join forces and so we did this for the magazine originally and it was so interesting and there was so much material that it just kind of presented itself as a book kind of instantly. As soon as we saw together in the magazine they must have been painful to have to cut. Had it down to magazine size well. The piece was originally assigned at six thousand. Words ran at eleven thousand and still not a word practically about his theater career hear about his time at the compass. Players is a founding member of Improv. I mean there's so much still on the table Ash you're very lucky person having worked as the PA.. What did you work on? I worked on Charlie Wilson's war. That was my first job out of college. I was so upset on hangs Julia Roberts. What was that often? Yes Oh right. Of course. It was a big movie so very often. You felt very distant from where the the real real action was taking place but still. I really feel blessed who've been able to be as close as I was. So you mentioned Charlie. Wilson's war my immediate reaction. Shen is Oh my God. That's Mike Nichols. Also the thing that I think people don't even fully appreciate now is just how incredibly accomplished. He was and for so long so if we could just kind of begin with his I think I real fame fame was with Nichols and may but before we go into each of those stop. Just take us through because I think people may be associated him with the graduate and a couple of other major projects. But let's just list some some of them so people have a sense. Well there was the great success of the Nichols. and May Elaine. May and Mike Nichols as a comedy team. which kind of transformed formed Comedy really and Mike as Director. He and Neil Simon joined forces and he really kind of in a way. Reinvented invented Simon. For Neil Simon. You know with barefoot in the park and the odd couple and as of film director his first film was the Richard Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor. Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf which frank rich other people believed to be the maybe the best reputation of a of a stage play for film ever the graduate which was second film his second film shocking. JFK transformative you know and Oscar worthy. And then there's all all the stage work Tom Stoppard's the real thing David Raves hurly-burly streamers. Yeah camelot and S- Pamela camelot idle. I mean it's kind of prodian extraordinary range of of gifts that that he I mean. He Directs Spam Lot. I I think two years after doing angels in America for HBO. I mean that's range. I don't WanNa go too much into his early life by. I think it's important to point out that this was a person who arrived here. Didn't speak English. Not as first language goes to the University of Chicago right he meets Elaine. May let's start there. What was it that made that pairing so extraordinary? What did they do? You said that they revolutionized comedy Elaine may was the dangerous genius that entered Mike Nichols life and and changed him she was kind of a combustion engine and he was the steering wheel a little bit. Steve Martin told us the first time. When you listen to those records those bits or you know the sketches? which is he said that the that I heard irony brock kind of modernity to comics situations and things that comedians did not go? Nya such as the cost of funerals was is the time of Jessica Mitford the the American way of death. And you know I mean these are weighty subjects adultery a- adultery right the previous generation of comics from the fifties where people who came from Vaudeville and the Borscht Belt Nichols and may had a theater background around. And you know both the classical repertory but also as Improv actors and by the way they're also both at analysis and brought a level of psychological acuity to comedy that really hasn't been seen before let's just a clip of them from that period some day Arthur. You'll get married and you'll have suit of your own and honey when you do. I only pray that they make us suffer the way you. That's all I pray to mothers. Okay mom thanks for calling you very sarcastic. I'm doing my best now. You call me on on the telephone I me. I'm sorry I'm sorry that bothered you and look I didn't make you feel bad. Are you kidding I feel awful. Oh honey if I could believe that I'd be the happiest mother it's true. What do you think I feel crummy Arthur honey? Why don't you call me sweetheart? That's the one bit. That's kind of in a way close to auto biography at least for Mike that was sort of his mother in a way and and he had a difficult very difficult relationship with her. Are you know after the death of his physician. Father they were really plunged into poverty into serious poverty in in New York. He I used to have to go in the olden days to the Museum of TV and radio to watch these old clips. But now I I'm imagining that. You can see all of this on Youtube. Yeah there's a lot of great stuff and Youtube I encourage people to also look up there The award for total mediocrity that they did at the Emmys when you're in the nineteen fifties so that's just breathtaking. I just actually making fun of their own mirror. You know I mean they're making fun of show business with a successful right away. They were both part of this. Very heavy kind of avant-garde guard group called the compensator in Chicago and the two of them just clicked as their manager. Jack rollins later said there. They were like ham and eggs. They were a local will hit first then they came to New York. He signed them up his clients started booking them at local nightclubs and they were hit right away and then they started going non Jackpot and omnibus and they were hit nationally. So yeah it was. It was really just like that. It was that quick. How does it get from that to? Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf well well they had a great success Nichols and may on Broadway at the Golden Theatre was an evening with Nichols in May ostensibly directed by Arthur Penn.. You know but not really and Elaine was just sort of tired of doing it and in a way was the comedic version of of the Beatles. Breaking up people were just. I just chop fall in. You know it's tragic. Yes yes yeah. It was kind of a loss in a way They would wind up working together. Other eventually you know as a screenwriter and director but but Mike it kind of put him in in the wilderness for a while He was really at see if we rely on a little bit. When he's got that evening on Broadway with a lame the theater? They were in shared an alley with a theater where her camelot was on stage with Richard Burton and they would kind of hang out after after the show and that's how he kind of got to know him and it was. It's essentially through that meeting Richard in that alley and threw him Liz. They were the ones who hired for Virginia Woolf. When you think about the collaborators he had the people he got to work with you mentioned Arthur panel the you know lately Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor Dustin in Hoffman Jewels pfeiffer on carnal knowledge? It's just you know on and on Meryl Streep the biggest names and your subtitle is is Mike Nichols as remembered by hundred and fifty of his closest friends. Did He. Frequently form friendships during these professional collaborations was. He's one of those the people that everybody felt like they knew. And we're close to make exactly this actors and and many was writers really kind of fell in love with him. I mean we could have called the book seduced by Mike Nichols you know Natalie. Portman really wept recalling. Her work with Mike Sue now. Yeah and that was much later and the closer yes. Yes but also they did stage work together so they were totally devoted to him. I I mean Tom Stoppard. For example said I think his advice memorial you know he thought to himself who is there to to write for he so he was kind of an Avatar to all of these. She's tremendously gifted complicated. People and the friendships were very deep. And Very Real Maureen Dowd. Your colleagues said that he was a null coward figure with the Jersey Kaczynski past and unlike a lot of other people who had a really horrible childhoods he did not kind of wear it on his sleeve and he we've talked about it and didn't particularly want to spend a lot of time thinking about it and I I mean I think this is kind of the key to his career. Longevity Eddie is that he was. Somebody really always wanted to be living in the moment. And kind of looking forward to the next project even up until the end of his life when he had several things that were in progress including masterclass terrence. McNally's play that he was gonNA adapt for. HBO With Meryl Streep. Yeah I mean in a way. Our title is taken from a a model of Mike's life isn't everything but it's kind of a misnomer because it was everything to him. You know in a way I mean he could be difficult to and and some of the people in the booker occur quite open about yes. That Emma Thompson is one right exactly Thompson who who adored him. You know said we're not talking about some saint here so you know and in fact Mike toward the end of his life felt that he had been cruel to people and had betrayed others. You know but he did develop a music also about someone who sort of as much of a genius as he was you know he was also complicated difficult cat and felt like there were people to apologize to. Some people presumably wouldn't talk to you Elaine. May of course wouldn't what about Diane Sawyer and were there other people who you pursued and just said you know what no now. We did approach. Diane we wouldn't have done this actually without her been addiction you know and she gave us the same response that initially initially Sam Beckett gave to digital bear you know which is. I'm not going to stop you but I'm also not going to help you all that much. But when push came to shove and we needed the people such as Meryl Streep she was helpful behind the scenes and Elaine. She did. Give us a blurb. Although we didn't use it and the blurb facetiously officiously said well I I would tell you all I know. But they're going to pay me millions of dollars to write my memoirs something. You'll never do you know. She meant it as kind of a joke before before we go one final question what do you each of you. Thank was Nicholas's greatest work and then also so perhaps a personal favourite may be less known or just something new especially leaden. And why. Let's start with you ash. I would say probably the graduate. It's not the most original choice but I just have seen the movie so many times and I think that it it just has held up so much better than a lot of other youth movies of the time that it was sort of lumped in with that plus the the comedy albums is sort of where my original enthusiasm for him started. But you know I I think catch twenty. Two for example is a movie that has not really gotten. It's do. I think it's actually kind of a brilliant movie that was overshadowed by Mash at the time though it is I see no reason why the existence of Mash prevent people from enjoying it today not an easy novel to adapt to know and but I think him and Buck Henry and we did a credible job adapting it. Sam will I mean. It's so hard to choose. My mother would choose working girl in or Silkwood you know an but are you. Seeing your mother would be wrong. My mother never wrong But for me it's you know the stage work is kind and of extraordinary. I mean the Philip Seymour. Hoffman death of a salesman at the end of life using that was really just is an extraordinary unearth accomplishment. Really it brought him Full Circle Because that streetcar with the two original productions that changed his life really all right. I'm hoping that this interview. If nothing else forces everyone to go to youtube everyone to go and stream every single thing that Mike Nichols did that was available. He was such an incredible credible talent ash. Carter Sam cash. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you so much thank your new book is called. Life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred
Pop Culture Happy Hour
The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game
"What's making you happy this week is wizards unite now it's a harry potter phone game built on the framework of polka mongo which wasn't built built on the framework of another game very very very very similar only instead instead of catching magical animals to put them in bloody tori like bloodsport where you're looking like amusement really glad you you you help harry potter and his friends rescue magical artifacts and beloved characters from bad spells i think i'm not exactly clear the story elements who's gamer a little fuzzy it's been successful not nearly the phenomenon that poke him on go was each needlessly complicated involves inventory management my least favorite thing about games ever i mean how come i go does to shore and it is also just like cooking logo it's repetitive they're different categories of missions that spring up as you walk around the city and you do have played in the city just like pokemon go and i don't know if i i it's just the most common category or if my commute to work is doomed but my commute is very heavy with ministry of magic missions which is just rescuing the same ministry official the ministry of administrator and doing something with the newspaper kiosk over and over again but then i thought you know maybe that's mehta because in the harry potter cannon the ministry represents faceless bureaucracy it's most mundane aspect of the harry potter world so maybe it's supposed to be boring maybe maybe that makes sense but i'm having a blast for one reason and this is the thing the pokey mongo does not do which is that the game is licensed the likenesses of actors from the film's so i mean if you're in the middle of their commute and you're on the red line and it stuck and you get a signal an imperfectly rendered version of a below the character actors miriam goalies turns up on your phone and you can rescue you heard from a boat super whatever the hell that he's a good start to the day i have not yet seen emma thompson i have not yet seen it kind of janki maggie smith yet but i living hope it is a repetitive and it is obsessive but i'm in with both feet
Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
Tessa Thompson, Emma Thompson And Bill discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
"How many people can say that? I found you which makes perfect for this job, Tessa Thompson, and Emma Thompson, there in that clip, Emma Thompson, one of the few returning strands, furthest. Many back international everything else, pretty brand new call, we excited about reboot sequel for the men in black crunch is. No. Really? So when the first trader came out, it very much was Hello. You get to see Tessa Thompson, and Chris Hemsworth suit here. Two of the most bankable likable, most charismatic stars very well tainted I thought that's not bad way to repeat your franchise. And, and I had a similar thing when what she in the first twenty minutes thought this scripts Bill will of the place if it was there to three scripts being copy pasted together. But you're trying to get by the charisma of these two thousand suits and then an hour twenty minutes, and I thought, oh, no, it kinda works. Okay. Just the Shia charisma of two of the best in Hollywood right now in nice clothing made me, nicely
Marvel Studios, Emma Thompson And Carol Danvers discussed on /Film Daily
"Many Kaeling who is recently starring in the late the movie late night with Emma Thompson revealed that she has spoken to marvel studios about a potential MS marvel project. It doesn't elaborate, whether this is a TV show or movie, but she says that they are excited about she's excited about this character, and that they really seem interested in what she has to say about this character. So ms. Level is a comic book, title, starring Kamala Khan, who is the first Pakistani. American superhero from rebel, comics. And she essentially a fan girl of captain marvel Carol danvers character and finds out that she has repairs because she is in human, and those powers, get awakened one day, and she has the power of shape shifting, so it's really fun. Really zany series about this teenage girl, who trying to balance the her life as a high school teenager with
Emma Thompson talks new movie and
"Thomson she's in a movie called late night. It opens this weekend. She also took on a Hollywood titan who has fired for sexual harassment and then quickly got another job and late night. Thompson plays opposite Mindy Kaeling. She also wrote the movie Mindy Kaeling script was one of those strange things immediately, good upon first reading just great. She had a good idea. And she really knew how to bring in for you. That's a. Plus, she said, I wrote it for you. So of course, you haul things, anything God is going to be bad going to be bad, because it's not going away anytime soon being earnest and kind so luckily, I wasn't I was in a blazer with looked back here being incredibly mean most of the time journal, just had our second baby Taylor adorable. She takes to you. Thanks, so there's just a lot of expenses at home right now and I think it's time for a race. I see. This is actually very exciting to be really great because what you're describing is the most clear out example of the classic sexist argument for the advancement of men in the workplace you're asking for raise not because of any work related contribution. You've made but simply because you have a family, and that's why in the nineteen fifties family men were promoted over the women. They worked with never encountered is in such a clean teachable way. How would you describe Catharine Newbury? She is a late night host. She is successful. But maybe the future doesn't look as bright. Well, she's someone who was so driven right from a very early age. We did shoot a little bit of heart doing stand up in London. And when she was very young. And actually, we used my stand up from tally, the I did in nineteen forty five. I remember when forty six can't come on and. I remember so clearly that feeling of whenever I did stand up in my twenty s of being one of certainty. If not the only woman, then one of two amongst great load of men, who were often quite standoffish didn't clearly, expect anything view, so. Spoke to me on every level, we took that piece out because it just didn't help with the story actually in the end. But Mindy understands that, she understands what it's like to be the one who's different not only because of being a woman, but also being a person of color in a fuel the only one you're going to feel different, and that's not comfortable, a lot of the time, it just simply isn't comfortable, and we're not very honest about not. I don't think and she's only about it. She was a diversity higher. She's written about someone who was a diversity. I if that hadn't happened, maybe we wouldn't have this movie. So go, diversity reactively talked to the director of the film Nisha Ghana Tra and she talked about Catherine, as one of those women who came up in the entertainment business. When women were made to believe that other women were their adversaries, not their allies. They were sold this idea that there's only room at the table for one. And if you're here, then you better make sure nobody threatens your position here. And any other women coming up may have been seen as a threat to that position rather than adding to the workforce. And so I think what I love about this movie. Is it sort of breaks up myth? Yeah. I wonder if just women who had, I don't think of men is being enormously generous and warm, too young men, who coming up and might take their position. I think that it might be not only women but just the nature of the power structures that we have created. Do you know what I mean? Like I didn't think of, of blogs coming into writing room and everyone going. Hey, your great. You're a young thrusting blood, a guy like me. I can't wait to give you some extra airtime. I didn't think that happens with mine, iza. And I think that's a problem of power. Right. But I think there's something more to what Nisha sane. And that is that if you're a woman coming up that you are so aware of how limited the opportunities are obsolete that you start to see other women not as your peers. But as your. Arrivals, and that becomes an inch hawk sake. Talk sake. Absolutely. The, the conditions of power do not make it possible, especially for people who find it difficult to get into that position in the first place to be generous will be welcoming will be mentoring or want to help. Movie that you chose not to make. And this is the animated film luck that was at sky dance, which is David Ellison's company animation comedy, paramount and you decided not to make it because guy dance had hired John Lasseter has been fired from Pixar for the way that he treated women. And you wrote a letter that I have described on the air as the Magna Carta of the metoo movement, is one of the most beautiful eloquent, and well argued letters about this whole notion of the way women are treated the way men are forgiven that I found profound, and I hope you would share these two paragraphs with with us right now too. If a man has been touching women inappropriately for decades. Why would a woman want to work for him? If the only reason he's not touching them inappropriately now is that it says in his contract that he must behave professionally. If a man has made women his companies feel undivided and disrespected for decades. Why should the women at his new company think that any respect he shows them is anything other than an act that he's required to perform by his coach his therapist and his employment agreement. The message seems to be I am learning to feel respect for women. So please be patient, while I work on it. It's not easy. What motivated you to write it? What gave you the ability to write it. Very good questions. When I left the production, and then I wrote to Lindsey Durand about it, and in these one of the most brilliant, women, I know, said, Phil, can you talk to some women about this? I'd really be interested to know what's going on. And in fact, that letter is the work of many voices is not just my voice because those questions, very much came from those women. So the dots what's wonderful about it is that it is a collective voice, and I sent it to sky downs and didn't receive a reply, and because I showed it was quite a lot of people because of the issue, being very pressing, a lot of just as you go to publish it, and that was quite a big decision because it's just a public, but the. Vision turned out to be the right one because. Those with the questions that needed to be oft and to this date of not been onset in any way. I've had no response public or personal back from sky don's an dots very disappointing. Because they only way we're going to get anywhere with this own going issue is by talking to each other. It's not just a public thing to do its thing that potentially, and this is what has happened over the last couple of decades, that has kept women silent is they fear that they will be punished that they will be blackballed. They won't get parts that people will rise. They're absolutely really. Why were you able to I'm sixty on thought too old not to woke my own talk time is very much marching on. And because I had spoke to not before when the Weinstein thing blew up, and I've always spoken about this. I was young woman. I'm there was up -solutely, no choice really. And what was interesting to me in very touching was responses. I got from so many people male and female, who had done the same thing who would walk away and who don't have. Perhaps, don't feel as stoppage does I feel you know, I couldn't do other things. It's not going to kill my career even if sky don'ts, says, we're never going to work with you again, and we're going to tell every other animation, but I don't think that that would be possible now because the do feel that with the metoo time's up moving. There is a tipping point. But we do have to keep on, and on one of the ways in which I think we're going to have to do that. We got to talk to people before during, and after film shoots the thing, the clever thing about anybody who's going to bully. Is that they'll do it, not in front of someone who's going to say you can't do that? They'll do it in secret or in quiet or in private. And it's very difficult, for instance, for someone who's a runner, and who can be replaced in five minutes to say anything, bad about someone who will cost a lot of money to replace an all of these things. They have implications for everyone.
Emma Thompson Tries Out The 'Late Night' Chair
"My guest is actress, and screenwriter, Emma Thomson. Couple months ago. She made her very first trip to Las Vegas. She was there hyping films at cinema. Con. It's an annual convention of movie theater owners. Well, I mean what can I say? I ride in the morning and. By about eleven o'clock. I was Danzig onto a stage in a Christmas hat throwing hard candies. Nice people who hadn't hurt my feelings with some violence and selling Christmas movie, and then I had to spend another eight hours there, because I had open late night, the film, we're talking about in the evening by about four o'clock in the afternoon. I felt as though I'd been Las Vegas for fifty years. And I thought is that normal at said about con- it pretty much is
This Is Only A Test
New 'Men in Black: International' trailer is out
"Men in black trailer is out men in black international Wilson's going to the song for this one. No, he's not even in it, though. It it does Tessa Thompson has two vendors Tessa Thompson, and Chris Hemsworth. Leeson is also in it as well as Emma Thompson and Rebecca Ferguson plays the villain. So this is second trailer. It's the it really shows off their chemistry, which we saw in Iraq. So I'm really looking forward to it very elegant or somebody else. It is not it is f f Gary gray who to wreck did the fast fear fest fears eight Phil bay the furious. Yeah, that's fine. I'm into that was that was opportunity for a segue that I did not make us a little dog going to be in it a little pug. They're not gonna have Will Smith you might as well have the little Dino. And sure worms was the little dog is the Wurmser in the trailer was was was the dog voiced by Joe Pesci or something. Or is that another dog by any of us at this table? Could could probably do the it was it was not. It was not a it was a character actor Tim Tim Blaney
Popcorn with Peter Travers
Summer Movie Preview
"The movies of summer twenty nineteen. What is out there? What's going to happen? And I've got to start by saying you think maybe that summer begins on your calendar near the end of June. But not in Hollywood everything in Hollywood begins early because summer is when they make all the money that they can make all year. So officially April twenty six it's the beginning of summer because the movie that opens on that day is called a ventures endgame. This is three hours long. Nobody's gonna care. I predict that not only will this be the biggest box office hit of the summer, but it will be the biggest box office hit of the year. You remember what happened last time all the ventures or at least half of them seem to turn to dust than die mean? Now have those ventures that are left to signing if they can beat the evil fan. He so evil will the adventures be wiped out forever. Look how much money did these movies make I'm saying why would you basically kill the golden goose? This is going to continue in some way, we all know it. So what else is out there? I'm looking at my list. There's a major thing going on now of in terms of taking the Disney slash Pixar animated classics and turning them into live action movies. So we have The Lion King line king. One of the most successful Disney animated movies ever is now being done as a live action movie. You have Donald Glover being Simba. You have James Earl Jones actually being this father and the same scores. They're the same using. And it's directed by John Fabbro who did such a great job with the jungle book doing the same thing that I think we can all feel optimistic about what's going to happen. And then we have Aladdin when we remember the. Animated movie who do we remember the most? We remember Robin Williams doing the voice of the genie. This time doing the voice of the genie and being the genie. We have Will Smith. So big stars in this big kind of thing, they tried it with Dumbo earlier this year, and that didn't quite work the way they wanted to do. But we're talking about lying king and the Ladan so big deal. Now, what terms of old fashioned animation is out there. I don't know if you're like me. But there's a Toy Story four toy stories always been my favorite of those Pixar. There's something about Woody and buzz light year, and you're probably saying to yourself. Well, and Toy Story three didn't it happen. That would he said goodbye, Andy. And he went to college, and it was all over remember. There was little Bonnie Andy gave his toys too. So we're going to have little Bo peep comeback. I think when you look at what goes on in Toy Story, you have that kind of feeling of goodness of field. Goodness, but done with all the magic of Pixar. So if those adventures out there are going to have a run for their box office money. I would say Toy Story. Four is going to be the one that does it. So what else we now have men in black men in black international? You're not gonna see Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones anymore. But this time you have Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. As new agents who are out there in this men in black universe. Sometimes you say to yourself do I want more of that? And you never know to actually see it. And I can only tell because I haven't seen this movie yet. But it looks like there's chemistry there. Then we have Spiderman far from home. You know, the Spiderman franchise never seems to end either. But we have Tom Holland who played him last time charmingly, I think, but now spider man, Peter Parker. They're taking a European vacation and the villain that they run up against is mysterious. Played by Jake Jilin. All I just think they're still some special sauce in the Spiderman universe, and I expect this one to also be a major hit. Godzilla Godzilla king of the monsters. I see that. And I go how much can they work this poor God's, but you can look at the trailer and see it. I like the idea that aside from viewer for Megan who is in it, Billy Bobby Brown from stranger things is in its she the dynamo. So if God Zillah can basically meet his match betting on little Millie to do something with that Hobbes and Shaw, this is fast and the furious you remember the rock of playing the the law man, and Jason stefon playing the outcast and the rebel these guys. I don't know if this is Hollywood kind of thing, but they tell us that Jason stadium and the rocked wing Johnson. Don't really like each other. And maybe that what the reason we love these characters and show so much because we liked that conflict. I don't know it seems a PR stunt to me, but I'm going to be there because this cars. There's the rock and their Stefa. So you're going to be there to and you know, it, oh and the big deal. Now, everybody has just in the midst of welcoming game of thrones back to their lives. The last season of that. You can't bear to live in a world where you can't see the stark sisters anymore. Well, now, you can dark Phoenix, which is part of the X men universe. Bring Sophie Turner, and she's Jean grey this character that we've seen before. But she's this younger version of her and she split between the good side of her and the dark Phoenix side of her. And to me, these girls are tremendously talented in what they do on game of thrones. And I think we're going to keep seeing them through the years, but her sister her at least game of thrones sister, maisy Williams is in new mutants part of that universe too. But in this case, they're all new characters to do this. They're all gonna be in the X men universe. Doing it. So that's it for the blockbusters that are out there. You've got everything from animation to comic book characters to everything. And that's the stuff that you hear about that your friends are going to talk to you about. But there's gotta be other stuff to part of summer is comedy of. I think we all really have gone through a long winter. And we're saying make us laugh give us something that will just make say, whatever. I can just sit back and not think. So what's there for that? There's a movie called longshot. This is a movie in which Charlotte Theran is playing the secretary of state who is running for president. But falling Manley in love with who staff throw in. Okay. It's like, a beauty and the beasts thing going on here. Seth Rogan is her speechwriter all of her people say what are you doing? You're going to destroy your career. But no, it's love. And if you don't laugh at the combination of Seth Rogan, Charlie staring. There's nothing left for you. And then we have the hustle. The hustle is a movie that used to be called dirty run scoundrels where the old days it was about conman. Now, it's con- women. They're played by Anne Hathaway and rebel Wilson. And they basically go all cross the continent finding rich people whose money they can steal pretty people. Glamour? What's wrong with that? Oh, book smart. This is directed by the actress Olivia Wilde, and it's about girls graduating from high school and saying we spent all our lives with our head in the books. Everybody else is going to parties and having fun. So they're going to do that beanie Feldstein plays one of them. She is the sister of Jonah hill and real life and Jona hill did super bad. This is kind of the women's version of super bad everything in it works, like a charm. You're really going to like that one. Then we have a movie called late night. This is about the TV talk show world and Emma Thompson plays. Probably the only woman on late night TV who hosts her own show, but she's got only men on her writing staff, and then she hires Mindy Kaeling who also wrote the screenplay of this movie, very very funny about what happens when you put women into what basically has been. A male bass they end of doing this. And the combination of Mindy king writing for the great Emma Thompson and watching them perform together is just so you've got to see that one to my favorite kind of thing. The dead. Don't die. You've got to admit that is a great and funny title. It comes from the indie, directing great, Jim Jarmusch. And it's cut people like Bill Murray and Adam driver by zombies. Okay. If Bill Murray is going to go out there and get laughs. Sizing up zombies. I'm going to be there watching him do it. So we have a good chance for laughs horror. I've got to talk about it now because it's not just the Cajun. Oh movie harm movie that makes money any makes people talk and get happy. It's they're everywhere. Now child's play do you? Remember the old child's play movies where you had Chucky. The crazy nut doll that. Always terrified me. Just. This doll who looks kind of little bit weird and freckly, but he has a voice on him like a longshoreman guess who's doing the west now of Chucky Marquel? Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker. And from what I've seen of it in. It's just been a little bit of it. It's wonderfully malevolent, so I'm going to be there to see that one. Then there's Annabel comes home. Another doll another possess doll also part of the conjuring universe where a viewer for Megan Patrick Wilson. Or the demon knowledge is that tried to make sure that nothing bad can come of this horrible doll Annabelle, but Bill will destroy and I will be there to watch her. Do it then them that follow their certain titles that get me them that follow really gets me? And it's about a snake handling church in Appalachia. No, they there are there colts. And they're almost religious cult where people pray. But they have the snakes, and they hold the life thinks pass them on. And you're thinking, what are you tell me about this like CD movie Har movie will guess who the star of this movie is the freshly minted Oscar winner Ogilby Coleman from the favourite, she's tossing those snakes around so irresistible. I think you're gonna love it. Then there's the Nightingale. See it's does not stop. It's har- everywhere. The night and gas from the director, Jennifer Kent who did a thing a couple of years ago called the baba Duke, which gave millions of people nightmares. And now she's back there following a woman who is chasing a convict got to be hooked. And then midsummer midsummer directed by REI Astor who last year gave us hereditary with Toni Collette, a really scary movie. Now, it's at a nine day Swedish holiday where everybody celebrates. But they'll be no celebrating after this one. So we. Got a lot of stuff out there. That's just going to scare us witless. And I couldn't be happier. All right. When summer comes. We think of all the things I've just talked to you about blockbusters comedy horror action, the rock of everything is there, but every even in a season like this. It's all about money and getting us into our theater, there are those movies that can come out entertain us. And also will hear about them at the end of the year when the Oscar nominations come out and the number one movie on that list, and the one that I haven't seen anything of India's of anyone that saw even anything past the trailer is called once upon a time in Hollywood it is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino its stars in order to Capri, oh as a TV star on the wane in Los Angeles. And Brad Pitt as his stunt double whoever thought of
Emma Thompson explains her John Lasseter letter
"Emma Thomson heard that sky Dan's animation hired John Lasseter despite sexual misconduct allegations. She dropped out of a project with the studio then she wrote a letter eighth. A man has been touching women inappropriately for decades. Why would want to work for him? If the only reason he's not touching inappropriately. Now is that it says in his contract that he must behave professionally
Emma Thompson drops out of Skydance film after John Lasseter hire
"When David Ellison hired Pixar co founder, John Lasseter in January two head Ellison's new sky dance innovation studio. The response was swift organizations such as time's up and women in innovation. Condemned the decision and many sky, dance employees were furious. Pixar and Disney forced Lassiter out of his job as its chief creative officer last June, and that was after female employees alleged Lassiter had groped them and created a frat house like work environment where women were excluded. When Lassiter came to sky dance. The studio was in production on a movie called luck. And among its actors was Emma Thompson, but Thompson left the project soon after Lassiter's hiring, and she detailed her reasons in a letter to sky dance that was published today in the LA times, Mary McNamara's culture columnist and critic at the paper she wrote the story about Thompson's letter and she explained. How the head of sky dance address concerns about Lassiter's hiring back in January David Ellison Sunday, a really long, and it was a little like defiant, Email, basically saying we've talked to John and he understands that some things some things that he has done in the past were not appropriate. He has, you know, been addressing those issues, and it is in his contract that he must behave professionally so nobody should be worried. I mean, the the absurdity of like someone being hired at this level of, you know, oversight overseeing this huge staff, or, you know, I'm sure a lot of money and having his boss having to point out that he is contractually obligated to behave professionally is just I mean, my hair just liked went on fire. It's like they don't understand. This isn't just about the specific instances that women. Have detailed which are bad enough. I'm not saying in any way, but it's about creating an atmosphere in which women were shut out. And just the fact that he would get a job again. So quickly basically sends a message to everyone in Hollywood. Which is like this is not a big deal. You know, it's a blip in the road. So when he comes to sky dance emission the studio is already in development or production on a movie called luck. And one of the voice actors in this film as an actress by the name of Amitav, sin and Thomson recently decides that she wants no part in this movie. So what does Emma Thompson decide that she's going to do and how she's going to make her decision? Well, my understanding is that as soon as Lassiter was hired Emma Thompson contacted her representatives and started talking about I gotta get out of this film. And that she did indeed leave on January twentieth. She withdrew from the film, and then she sent a letter to sky dance explaining why she had withdrawn from the film and asking all the questions that people have been. Asking which is like how you know. Why was the staff I mean, one of the things after Lassiter's hiring? And I don't know if you heard from people at guidance, but I did off the record people were very upset women and men were upset they didn't want to have to deal with this. They didn't know what it said about their company. And so that was one of the questions she raised. It's like, well, why is John Lasseter getting a second chance when no one who's going to be working for him was asked if they wanted to give him a chance, and she and she just lists a long number of questions that his hiring had raised. And finally said she wanted to make this movie she wanted to work with the director. But she just couldn't in good conscience lend her name to it. So she writes a letter that she shares with the LA times, and you publish, and I think this letter will go on to be the Magna Carta or the declaration of independence of the metoo movement. And here's what she writes in one passage. I'm going to quote, sky, dance employees who don't wanna give him John Lasseter. A second chance have to stay and be on. Uncomfortable or lose their jobs. Shouldn't it be John Lasseter who has to lose his job? If the employee's don't wanna give him a second chance there's lots to single out on this. I think that's remarkable. What did you also notice about what Emma Thompson had to say? Well, I just thought the fact that she said that people like me have to take the stand. And if we don't nothing is going to change we can talk about it. We can have tasks force. We can have PSA's, and we should do all that. But Hollywood runs on money and star power. And until the stars that make the money the stars that make the projects run until they're willing to go. I'm not going to do this. You know, I will not work for this, man. Because I believe that this was not a good higher. I believe that this makes too many people uncomfortable that it's too dangerous for too many people. You know, David Ellison isn't taking a chance John Lasseter is not going to sexually. Him. But who knows and who's going to be the first person like, you know, everybody's on eggshells. Anyway, like who's going to be the person that if something happens it's guidance who's going to speak up because it's the women who are targeted. They're not equal to the power of the man. That's the whole point there. There are people who don't feel like they have the kind of voice now, I think that that has changed a little bit. I hope it's changed a lot. And I think that seeing someone like Emma Thomson take this kind of stand and walk away from a project that she was excited about doing sends a really great message to everyone, including her peers, this is another tool in terms of fixing Hollywood is that the people who are in these positions. These A-List people you need to do more than make statements. They need to make statements with their feet. So what happens to a project like luck? We'll somebody else come in and take it over or will the movie fall apart and a lot of people who were going to work lose their jobs. I mean, there's no real easy ending to the store. Is there? No. And that's something that she also addresses in the letter is stars do have that kind of responsibility for a project that they're you know, they are one person. But there is cast and crew and people who may be this is their first big job, and nobody wants to take that away from people. And so I'm sure it was a difficult decision. Because I don't know they haven't announced a replacement. I don't know what female actor would step in to do that. I don't know what their choices are going to be. I don't know what how the director. They've been very quiet. Nobody has been commenting. I, you know, I don't know how the director feels about it. But this was a very big deal for them. This was one of two big animation films that we're going to sort of put scions animation on the map. And this is not a good way to start.
KCRW's Hollywood Breakdown
Emma Thompson leaves Skydance Animation project following Lasseter hire
"I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Belony of the Hollywood reporter. And Matt is you know, because we reported it John Lasseter who was the head of Disney and Pixar animation left that company some months ago amid reports our ports largely of misconduct of being touching inappropriately making people uncomfortable. I mean, I, you know, even the young women who worked at those companies were told they couldn't be in a room with him because he had difficulty controlling his behavior around them, which just shows you that this kind of thing has a very insidious affect beyond the people who are immediate victims. He was out in the woods for a little while we heard he was being shopped around we didn't think a public company would take him but sky dance, which is David Ellison's company. He's the son of billionaire multi-billionaire Larry Ellison they hired him. And now there's been some there was media. Blowback with women protesting time's up protesting feeling that he hadn't. Really explained that. He understood the misconduct and headed tone for it or had had some healthier that how to behave more appropriately. But now, there's a kind of blowback that might affect the bottom line, right? We saw this past week where Emma Thompson who had signed on to be a voice in an upcoming movie called luck abruptly pulled out of that movie when John Lasseter was hired. And it's an interesting dynamic now because this puts pressure on other talents that are involved in sky dance projects are they gonna start losing people, right and left or is this going to be a one time thing, I'm at Thompson has been very closely associated with the time's up movement has been vocal on these issues make sense for her to drop out. But how far is this gonna go? Yeah. I mean to be clear she hasn't commented. We just were told by our sources that and felt confident reporting that she left for this reason and skied ounce certainly didn't didn't deny that. So yes and guidance has promoted a veteran of DreamWorks animation. Holly Edwards now to be president of sky, Danna Mason. But you know, there's a feeling now. I think it's it's rough for her. I mean, she is among some women who will be given major opportunities to do big jobs, and it comes with this cloud over it. Because you know, it looks as though the optics are whether it's true or not that you're helping sky dance to justify this higher. The end of there's another movie in the works, which has a female director, you know, which is not that common in the you know, at this point. We're still seeing in live action and animation. That women directors have a ways to go. Do you take that gig? And I'll say just, you know, it's not even clear right now because John Lasseter is newly arrived. Whether these projects, you know, some of them in the works. I think luck was too far along in his is definite go. But some of these other ones, you know, he may transform the more decide that they'd sky dance shouldn't make them. I mean, this is an interesting dynamic that they have their now because as a woman in these departments, do you? You bail and potentially go elsewhere, or, you know, not advanced the cause of advancing women in the workplace in Hollywood. Or do you stay and try to reform things from within good question? It reminds me of the Woody Allen situation in a way where they're sort of allegations. And little by little talent said we're not going to work with this guy. And that we don't know if you'll see this snowball effect. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. That's Matt Bellamy editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown.
GSMC Social Media News Podcast
Did Elon Musk Offer to Buy and Delete Facebook?
"Guy who like sent his car up into space and wants to is it make a colony on Mars. He's. Yeah. That he has so many ideas. Yeah. He's making a bunch of solar panels. He's doing a tunnel in LA right now. Oh, yeah. Four. Self driving cars and stuff. Like oh. Yeah. Of course, he's he does a lot of technology. So he's a super smart, very rich. Yes. So Elon Musk key. And after he made this this offer to Mark Zuckerberg, which was turned down. But he said I've not some cash to burn so Zuck wants to make he calls him Zach. Sorry, I actually causes. If suck wants to make a deal, then he knows where to find me. Yeah. This is coming off of when he went on the podcast and like smoked weed like on air. This is now whenever I think of Elon Musk. I think of like all of his technology and advancements. And then I also think of him on that podcast. Yeah. Of course, he calls him suck. Yeah. We're so good. She typical. But he doesn't want to just buy Facebook just to own it. Okay. 'cause Facebook is a very big platform. He wants to buy an control Facebook. So he can delete it. That's his idea. He's why does he want to book he thinks that this would be better for the human species and further that for like the world, he just he's like people spend way too much time on social media and Facebook and all this stuff in his description of how he he pitched this idea in a in some kind of word conference, but it was like of the SpaceX rocket. So he he owned SpaceX and is like two rockets shooting up next to each other. And it had like Facebook in the middle. And then they land on the moon or some place and one of the SpaceX rockets like it pops out a delete. But in any hits. That's how he's going to illustrate what he's doing. Exactly. Oh, so did he do that? Like a meeting or something? Yeah. Yeah. Some kind of meeting part in that had the design that presentation. I mean, I guess maybe. Okay. People can hate me. Maybe it is a good idea to just get rid of Facebook and like cleanse ourselves. But if he gets rid of Facebook and Instagram to since Facebook kills Graham, if he gets, but they're just going to be another platform. There will be like now that you have it now that Facebook has made it a thing. You can't really believed it forever. You can't. Yeah. It's just like my space when my space started going around for mice around for my space a little bit. Yeah. But yeah, it just kinda got faded out and Facebook came in like a new version. Exactly, exactly. So I mean, I get where he's coming from. When he was just like, oh, people spend way too much time on their phones social media, not engaging in real life interactions, which makes sense. Because that's what me and my sister were talking about earlier. I was just like, yeah. How would people react if if social media or anything like, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat? Whatever wasn't there right to like, even like celebrities. What do you think they would do what are you going to post on whatever? Now. Yeah. I know right right on the real with stay relevant, which I thought that was I was like that's an interesting question because
24 Hour News
Tesla names director Denholm to replace Musk as board chair
"Two thousand fourteen musk will remain as Tesla's chief executive as part of the settlement deal. Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson is now a Dame she received one of Britain's highest awards from Prince William and says she thought about giving him a kiss at the Buckingham Palace ceremony. Thompson received a damehood on Wednesday in recognition of her career. Thompson was named for. The female equivalent of a knighthood in the queen's birthday honours list in June. She says she plans to use the honor to focus the attention on the plight of poor children who don't get adequate food during school holidays. Twelve killed in bar massacre. I'm Tim Maguire, the napi news minute a survivor of last night shooting
GSMC Entertainment Podcast
Dame Emma Thompson asks for a kiss from Prince William
"Lovely feeling. Oh, look she's kicking off fan girl. Who knew that's funny. It's cute. Thompson co collect the honor with her family members by her side. The proud supporters included her husband, Greg wise, as well as her daughter guy and her son. Okay. I'm gonna try to say this one. Ten d voire Gaba. Actress adopted in two thousand and four the synthesis ability star war an elegant blue suit, and why sneakers for their momentous occasion. It's no surprise to start receiving after all after all she's received a number of wards over the course of her career, including two Oscars to Golden Globes and three BAFTA awards. Okay. It is a very nice picture of her. So that's really cute to see. All righty. And in more news. Pump pump. Says here, let's remind Donald Trump. Nope. Just how much he knows little John. I can also say let's remind President Donald Trump. You know? But yes, so. Many so many apprentice contestants sullen a memory. The captain says earlier today, President Trump spoke to reporters at the White House to discuss the midterm election results. Yes, folks. And I hope everyone voted yesterday. So but anyway, during the Cuban a portion, however, one drill had a question about some of the claims made by a few familiar or not so familiar faces. Michael Cohen recently said you call black voters stupid. I'm Orosa has accused you of using the N word the is shared and the rapper Lil Jon has said