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"jeff daniels" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"I look more like jeff. Daniels and i look like my twin brother fraternal twins so a lot of times people get me and jeff daniels think that we're the twins i can understand. Why so bruce. W nelson tell us. Tell us about yourself. No relation to jeff daniels. You just happen to be a very talented man. Who was a retired musician. Yeah i'm a was acquired director for forty one years. I've worked over in russia for most last eighteen years of teaching and an international school. So used to play gigs for the us. Ambassador's place another british ambassadors place and. I've had a really interesting life of a writing. Seeing i composed for choirs church. Choirs things like that too. And i gotta tell you. That's another reason why. I thought you were jeff daniels. Because i read the bio that you have on your youtube channel. And it says bruce nelson is an american lyricist and songwriter. Living and working in northern wisconsin he spent a significant portion of his professional life in moscow. Russia where he was choir director at the anglo american school. He's published numerous works for middle and high school choir ensembles of elible from really good music dot com and around forty songs for elementary students. While in russia he composed over eighty songs for his notes from moscow musical revue and as written at least one song mentioning his brother's cat. Kitty boy i'm thinking it's got to be jeff daniels parody account because that was even that was entertaining. But now we've disavowed ourselves to that notion. We know that. Bruce w nelson is you. Now who is mangy fat locks mangy fed locks where the character i. The name came up with many many years ago. And then i started recording under that about a probably fifteen years ago. I'd always used to play in rock bands and in cover bands and jazz groups. And i always said if i ever started doing country i was in go by the name means you. So.
"jeff daniels" Discussed on The View
"Joy is live to share why she says she's exposing what the president really thinks about the pandemic plus Jeff Daniels on blame the man who caused outrage on both sides of the aisle former. FBI. Director. James Komi. Welcome back. So record breaking crowds have come to DC to pay their respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who happens to be the first woman and the first Jewish person in American history to lie in state at the Capitol. But trump did not get his usual Maga- rally reception when he paid respects yesterday who take a look. WHOA imagine getting booed four years of corruption lying and trying to destroy the democracy. What is this world coming to? But. He claims he couldn't hear the Boeing is he losing his hearing? What do you think? Well, think In addition to checking his cognitive skills he needs to go check his hearing if he could hear the bullying because it was very clear look that's what happens when he stops outside of his bubble right out of his comfort zone when he's not going on Fox News or one or when. He's not doing a rally and he goes out and he heals from American people. He's the antithesis of what Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood for. He's not complying with her last dying wish and and I. Think People are very emotional about it and you know before before though mean like even about talking about trump as she lies in state. Just. It's so significant but she is the first woman lying in state at the US Capitol and the Supreme Court. So even after her death, she's breaking glass ceilings and she's breaking gender equality barriers, and for that, all of us should be forever. Grateful. An American miraculous woman and just so great to have had her all those years. What do you think Sarah well got the Boeing I. Think we're. Kind of when you make your bed, you have to sleep in type thing I can never get on board with booing because I was raised in sports and in sports they know coach I ever trained under would have allowed us to just because it was unsportsmanlike and I was talking to my parents because it's like I don't think I've ever seen my parents and my mom was like we. Would've smacked you if you at every anything so I think the way I was raised I just I feel like there are more powerful words to use in Ruth Bader, Ginsburg herself one or wars through words and very specific words that she chose deliberately. So in her honor, I, probably wouldn't have boo'd but I the juxtaposition of her lying to rest and him standing there couldn't be more stark. Well, you know I think Boeing. Is the language of the unpalatable and so they don't have the position that ruth? Beta had you know so they are doing what they can do. They can standing outside ebbing. Out, let used their voice to vote and. And I'm I'm sure that those particular people will vote against him but didn't bother me, I, mean what do you think of the Boeing assigned Sunny Sunny? What do you think? They boot and they also were chanting vote out him out and so I think I think I, think the word certainly rattled him but I will say. I'm all about to Corum is all of you ladies know. So it was it was really drawing for me to hear that. Yes. In the US capital with her. Lying in state but it goes to show you that his approval rating is really really low. His approval rating is in the forty percentile fortieth percentile and no president with that type of approval rating has one of lead with forty days leading up to the has won the election and so I think trump knows that I think he knows what the will of the people is, which is why we have to take very seriously what he is saying out loud, which is that he's going to contest be. This election. What I don't trust those numbers are not until Biden winds will I be happy? I'd be satisfied enabled to sleep at night I don't WanNa take. You know what? That black veil this year when he wins, you know what I what I remembered. So do you remember those rallies where he led the crowds at his rallies in booming John McCain after he was. And what? Agony. Lock her up this him getting a taste of his own medicine The quorum is because he's made it. So people have boo'd because that's what he does at his rallies. So you know what blue and vote? And vote that should be the slogan, right? And the L. vote him out chant wrote him out like that one we'll be right.
President Trump again refuses to commit to peaceful transition if he loses
"Hello and welcome to the view. Happy Friday to everybody Meghan will be back on Monday Anna. Navarro is here. We're always happy to have her and we WANNA start today by honoring the reason that we're all sitting here actually, which is because of Barbara Barbara Walters Happy Birthday Barbara many more my dear. Nationwide protests. Yes. Nationwide protests continue over the grand jury decision to let cops off the hook for killing Brianna Taylor. Now really that would be calling for calm and unity right right now right But trump is adding fuel to the fire claiming that he's protesting the use of mail in ballots and they may not peacefully transfer power over to Biden if he's voted out, take a look. To See what happens you know that I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are disaster and People are rioting. Do you commit to making sure that there's a little? Blue want to get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very. Very, peaceful, there won't be a transfer, frankly are the election results only legitimate if you win. So we have to be very careful with the ballots, the ballots to hope big scam and we wanna make sure the election is honest and I'm not sure that it can be. I. Don't know that it can be with this whole. Situation unsolicited ballots they're unsolicited million things sent everybody and we'll say. So. I, think he's playing the autocrat just wants to see which Republicans are going to line up behind them like they've done on every other heinous thing he said and done. But what do I know maybe Anna do you know you're a Republican? Do you think they'll fall behind him? Look I think a lot of them are distancing themselves on on this at least you know one thing joy. It's more of the same. Okay. The only thing trump has to offer the American people is fear that's what his campaign is sewing in the hearts of American fear fear of Lalas, fear of socialism fear ballots fear of election results fear of the transition. So this is another attempt at voter suppression. This is another attempt at making Americans fearful of what will happen if he doesn't get. This is another attempt of driving people to some people to the votes out of fear and keeping some people from voting out of fear and it just you know it's not going to work if you see what we saw in Virginia. Where early voting started and people were lining up for blocks and blocks. If people have to walk over molten lava to get to the voting booth I, think many Americans will and the last thing I want to say. Look I fled to Talibanism I've fled communism integral walk in one, thousand, nine, hundred. where I have heard this kind of talk and where I have seen unelected elected leaders try to perpetuate themselves in power is in places like Cuba, where the Castro's have been in power for over sixty years in places like Venezuela with showers and places like Nicaragua with Ortega and with Somoza it's the tater ships that behave this way. It's dictators that behave this way, and this is what Donald Trump is trying to emulate. Yes. It's ironic. Isn't it that they're worried a lot of the people you mentioned a worried about communism but he's the one who's acting like A. Communist. Countries that you're talking about. So Sunday, how how seriously you take in this actually. I'm taking it very seriously and I think we should all take it seriously because this is a president that. says. The quiet part out loud I mean he has no nuance and so he has been challenging the notion of mail in voting from the very beginning even though he submits his ballots by mail in vote. So I think we have to take very seriously and he's been sort of poisoning the well by saying there's going to be this massive voter fraud while I think people need to understand that this has been looked at there is no such thing as massive mailing voter fraud. In fact, the Brennan Center for Justice, it's a non-partisan think tank calculated. The rate of voter fraud and elections at between zero point zero zero, zero, three percent and zero point zero zero to five percent. Okay. Zero percent. So there is no voter fraud, but he's putting it out there and he's been saying it for a long time. So I, think these are the actions of a man who knows that he is going to be outvoted I think he knows he expects to be outvoted, but he wants to hobble that count, and so we have to take him very seriously. We need to take him at his word.
"jeff daniels" Discussed on The View
"Her go public with claims. The president cared more about his reelection campaign than Americans dying in the pandemic and responding to report she was escorted out of the White House and the Kumi Rule Star. Jeff Daniels talks about playing former FBI director James Komi look forward to working a of bacteria. And if he expects a major blow back from president. Trump. Here come hot topics. We're whoopie Sarah Haynes Joy Behar? Sunny. Austin. Megan McCain and Ana Navarro. Now, let's get things started. Hello and welcome to the view. Happy Friday to everybody Meghan will be back on Monday Anna. Navarro is here. We're always happy to have her and we WANNA start today by honoring the reason that we're all sitting here actually, which is because of Barbara Barbara Walters Happy Birthday Barbara many more my dear. Nationwide protests. Yes. Nationwide protests continue over the grand jury decision to let cops off the hook for killing Brianna Taylor. Now really that would be calling for calm and unity right right now right But trump is adding fuel to the fire claiming that he's protesting the use of mail in ballots and they may not peacefully transfer power over to Biden if he's voted out, take a look. To See what happens you know that I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are disaster and People are rioting. Do you commit to making sure that there's a little? Blue want to get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very. Very, peaceful, there won't be a transfer, frankly are the election results only legitimate if you win. So we have to be very careful with the ballots, the ballots to hope big scam and we wanna make sure the election is.
Jeff Daniels has loved the Lions forever. But he can't take it anymore
"The owing to lions are at wet West this weekend. Taking on the Arizona Cardinals. The season is early discontent, though, is growing. Even actor Jeff Daniels says it's getting heartbreaking toe watch the losses, especially when the Lions have an early lead in the game sometimes is significant lead and his WW Jay's Tony Ortiz reports. Ah, lot is that they believe the numbers. Losing on Sunday eliminates any chance that Detroit may have to make the playoffs since no NFL team since 2000 to that started the season Owen three, has qualified for the postseason. Now, if you go back to 1990 that expands to 2% of NFL teams that have started owing three have made the playoffs. 2% is good for milk. It's not good for your playoff chances in the NFL. In talking to reporters yesterday, running back Adrian Peterson was asked if it's fair to call this a must win for the Lions this week. Yeah, I would say is a must win. You know, taking that it was to the divisional games. You know that That really sucks And, you know, put us in a hole. But the good thing is we see those guys
"jeff daniels" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Me about the? West. Wing is that run this institute of Politics of the University of Chicago and his young kids still watch that and are inspired by inspired by in-and-out seems almost like a quaint thing. But he he writes in the poetry of democracy the in in a way that really that really is moving in and that was true the newsroom as well. You. Know Cable News is not trading very high right now in the public's estimation but as in the West Wing, he found kind of rough nobility in the mission the idealism that Sarkin claims to it. It's hope it's the optimism midst the belief in the rule of law and institutions and that the constitution matters and we can't Futz with that at all of that. All of that. At a time when truth isn't truth according to? Giuliani. That there are alternative facts according to Kellyanne Conway. And were don't believe what you see and hear from trump. Me Here we. Are Everybody go back and read George Orwell were there Erin was calling us on it? He's not the only one. You also worked with him. I had a chance to see you stage and to kill a mockingbird in his remake of or his play of to kill a mockingbird and if you saw. If you read the book or You saw the movie with Gregory Peck, it was a different. It was a much different representation of. Atticus finch than than the sort of. Idealized Version that you see in the film I read somewhere that you spent two and a half years preparing for that role talk to me about the atticus finch that you played in that Sorkin created and how you inhabited that row to boil it down what what Erin head was changed the point of view scowl. Our Scout Atticus his daughter. Yeah. Yeah. Played by Celia Keenan Bolger was in her late twenties looking back at what happened when she was eight. And so she could look back. and and that allowed Aaron to take the point of view away from an eight-year-old. Girl. It's now a twenty eight year old girl. But at an eight year old Gore girl looking up at Gregory Pack. Like he's on Mount Rushmore from the first minute of the film on. The books the same way. Yes and fine. That's the point of view and the one who changes in that story as scout she loses her innocence. In the play. Aaron made. Atticus finch a small town lawyer. who was in charge of Land Service Agreements foreclosures, you know just basic lawyering trying to raise two kids without a mother with the help of California. That's who he was. It's only was he stayed on his porch he didn't get involved and as I did the research on Jim Crow South in the devastation of that and and the horridness of that, and you really WanNa read about it. Isabel Wilkerson cased lays it out even better down atticus was the guy on his porch and Bob you'll walk by Ango. I wanted to know what atticus. saw on his porch in nineteen thirty, four Ella, Bama as small lawyer raising kids. That's all I wanted to know that was page one for me and Arab. and Bob you will will walk by and said, you come into the lynching Thursday we got a couple of them. You missed one last Tuesday. We Ain't seeing you atticus. You might want to step around a behind the supermarket on Thursday. You do what you're GONNA do by. Advocates would never go. He was like those people in the middle. Today. Not Involved I'm not going to you know. And errands play. We See Atticus Become Atticus we see him. Take those ideals and and even take some of his his beliefs that goodness in everyone even Bob you'll. and Aaron goes not so much. I'm afraid that's not true atticus and we had to send atticus through that that chamber of horrors all the way to closing argument. Where you stand on the stage at the Shubert. Theatre. In front of fourteen predominantly white faces. And they don't move. There was something different about the play, the book and the Movie You watched the movie read the book you feel the play. And I would stand there eight times a week for a year. And lay into that in turn to the audience and the last third of that closing argument and lay into them like they were jury. Shame on you for letting this happen. Shame on I mean in but in errands words. They didn't move. You could feel the stillness you could feel the silence actors. Dream of moments like that. I headed every night for a year and it was throwing a right hook to the Chin of White America. Again with what people like Isabel Wilkerson. Done with her bookcase it it's It's an awakening and it's not just George Floyd right. We got a lot of people that you know are George Floyd and they're all socially woke and that's terrific. Welcome. Glad you're here. Where were you? With Trayvon Martin Where were you when Dylann roof shot up the Black Church? Where were you was Charlottesville where were you with Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri? After. Michael. Brown. Was Shot I wrote a play called Flint. In our little white town. White Theater Company. Flint and it was everyone thought it was going to be and movie star slamming the Republican governor. It wasn't it was me looking at. Systemic. Racism in the city of Flint and why the water was a catalyst for that happening to expose that that as Carol Anderson writes white rage versus black advancement. up. Three years before. George Floyd. In out of people react to it. We were prepared for anything. I was ready to come in and stand in front of the TV.
"jeff daniels" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"To stay and hung up. And I did in that very direct midwestern small town way as she. which is part of the whole Norman Rockwell thing. It just like up your from the West you're not Yale. You're not from the coast you're not from La you don't even go to the big school he went to Central Michigan University for three years and you dropped out toughen up. Yeah this you're good enough. Go I mentioned a grew up there in when you were talking I remember being basically conscripted by my math teacher at junior high school one all four at Eighteenth Street and First Avenue to I guess twentieth and I to be muddle the Taylor in fiddler on the roof the difference between you and me though was I didn't have the gifts and it was a little bit terrified to be in front of to expose myself in that way in front of all these people you obviously felt very comfortable a from the beginning in front of people and entertaining people that is That that's unusual, maybe that is also because you had that sort of foundational. Of Mooring, at home that sense of confidence at my mother was strong and silent and tough farmer. She grew up on a farm. My Dad was the life of the party. I remember one of my earliest memories is seeing a Columbus. Pageant were the Qantas members put on a big. Gets to laugh and my dad was in pink a pink Ballerina. Fit. On Lake. Wearing high top black converse tennis shoes and he would Swan Lake his way in that Ballarat across the stage seven hundred people went to. Being like five or six and seeing that. And thinking it was he was the funniest person I've ever seen in my life. That even that I play south. Pacific. There wasn't any stage fright. Being on stage in front of people was a second home. It was the most natural thing in the world for me and and that's what the teacher saw. She saw this kid is. Has a gene for being unafraid of of being in front of the public and that that was key. You know it's funny because I mentioned the other other actors who have spoken with, and you know that the affirmation that they got was kind of a substitute for the affirmation that they didn't get in that they weren't getting in their lives and that's the different thing you know it was like they needed that they needed it. Yeah I didn't have that I had I I was really really good at something. Needed to go to New York to learn how to do it professionally, do it better learn the fundamentals, the techniques all that stuff, but I was really good at this June. So you need to go chase that this was never about I've always wanted to be an actor. I've always wanted to be a star I needed attention. I was really good at something and I was just gonNa Chase it until it blew up and went away and that's why it was never about. That's why I came home so far so good. Well yeah but it was. So that the success of it was always just am I getting better at what I'm doing is the craft of it better other because I and I remember telling people the most. Part of play for me that I just can't connect to. Is The curtain Cole. I didn't care about it. I didn't I wanted to come down and send us all home I. I know the audiences thanking us for doing what we did. I get it but you know that walking to the front of the stage and being my God you love me you love. Yeah. Yeah ever it was teflon. It never still does you hooked up through Marshall Mason with a a writer Lanford Wilson who created a Pulitzer Prize winning writer. He also was a player in your life huge mentor. I went to New York in Nineteen Seventy six I was twenty one years old. I became an apprentice that September seventy six and I walked into the circle rep offices having previously in the spring played in one of those plays that Marshall Directed was Hutto Baltimore written by Lanford. Wilson. I love that play and and now four months later in walking into the office of circle or after the first time, and there's lanford Wilson splayed out mott share. And it was the first star I ever met. and. And I I was tongue-tied and I said Mr Wilson I'm Jeff Daniels. I'm one of the new apprentices. Hey Doll how are you? What are you? Working on anything or what are you doing our trying to fix a second act? And I'll.
"jeff daniels" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"What Hollywood's proper role is in commenting on these issues I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I, d? Jeff Daniels. It's. It's great to see you the occasion being the the imminent roll out on showtime of your. Film in two parts the Komi rule timely, and we will discuss that in detail as we fair down on the first presidential debates and an election in which the Russians are once again players. So we we will get to that but I wanNA talk a little bit more than a little bit about you because you are a kind of a mystery to me, you seem like aberrationally normal. For a movie star and an actor and I'm I'm curious about your your journey because you live where you you grew up in Michigan in a small town in Michigan Chelsea Michigan and it seems like you kind of sprung from a normal Norman Rockwell painting in a way and allow the actors I talked to have stories of struggle and difficult youth, and they found ballast and acting, and so that that's this a different kind of story. Yes it Norman Rockwell has been described. What Chelsea. was. At one time the two stop lights you know predominantly white small town raised in a Republican. Household my father ran a lumber company in town. He ended up being the president of the school board. He's the head of the methodist. Church, he was the mayor he was revered and. I was the oldest son and I was supposed to take over the lumber company. What happened well, I what happened. Was a teacher in the sixth grade saw something. She was acquired teacher. Her name was Diana. Roy. And on a Friday afternoon, her sixth grade choir class she just kind of pitched. The lesson plan was bored and said let's do. Skits. She didn't even know what? Was let's do skits and she got me up to do you're you're a politician giving a speech and your pancer falling down? Go ahead. And and I can remember. Standing there and being in front of thirty kids. And and starting slowly. Whatever sixth grader thinks a political speech was I started saying it out loud and then she and then I would tug at the bell and then tug at the by the end of three or four minutes I was clinging to my pants like they had hundred pound weights on them. Classes are sterile. She went to my parents and said, I don't know what's going on here but you should pay attention to this. She. Yeah. She realizes and that's sixth grade. So Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Freshmen in Highschool I get into high school in the same teacher is now doing the high school musicals. And I was walking on a basketball practice after three hour basketball practice where we did was run because we weren't good. And I'm walking past the auditorium and she was waiting for it as a sophomore she said get in here. God. South Pacific. I need sailors. And again, small town anyone who can carry a tune is considered good enough to be in this musical and she put me on stage. And I remember. Just do a dance to learn nothing like a dame which I think was the song. Yeah. Yeah and and I just started doing this dance I would like hop back and forth and my knees would go up and I bang my knees alter back and forth back and forth she had me do it three times she put me in the music in the musical in the play I had two lines. and. Then I skip the next year, which was a mistake I kick myself and then as a senior she had me play Fagin in Oliver followed by. Fiddle around the. Eighteen midwestern not a clue as to what Jewish was but I saw. Times. So I stole everything from him. And Harold Hill and music man now Guy Oh, and fantastic's and homo was judd fry an on an Cornelius hackel. She gave me opportunities all in highschool. All in summer high school musicals in that every summer she goes over musical and they she get these six to eight kids who had a an affinity for this who could be in front of people who could sing who could dance who knew how to bump bump with a joke that just comes from time you either have timing or you don't I had I knew what to do in front of seven hundred people on a hot night to make them laugh all at once at just came night just knew how to do that. So my parents. Sauna. And I can remember My Dad. Talking about what you did that night teveodjre Fagin. and. So supportive. and. We just go over like after football game each day each song thing you did that joke really landed tonight wasn't didn't work as much before why was I? Don't know I don't, either let's figured out. And when a break to of the longest I went to central Michigan University. Three years was doing plays succeeding there saw an ad for an audition for a bunch of kids for a rep festival at Eastern Michigan University went down there auditioned that's going to go to the Detroit Red Wing game that night get drunk with my college buddies and one of the directors was from New York he was Marshall W Mason from the Circle Repertory Company out there picking a check from the head of the Drama Department at Eastern Michigan University Jim. Gossip they went to school together northwestern. Come on out pick up a cheque direction college kids go back to your off Broadway Theatre New York Marshall did that and when he did.
"jeff daniels" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"There's no focus. I'm a Wolverine Class of nine, thousand, nine, Hundred Jeff. So and it's funny I'm I'm a New Yorker I'm a New Yorker and so going to Michigan I'd never been in the Midwest in my entire life quite honestly at so when I would use the word sneakers or talk about having a soda or just a simple thing of. Crossing the street and car stopping for me because I'm walking in the street was just really weird for me. The whole experience was just seeing life as I guess. A different person than I did growing up on the east coast you know. Yeah, it's a it's a little different out here. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, and we see people like you from the. East Coast. From the East Coast. we tried to stare at you a little bit longer. And we go. Yeah. Yeah. Sounded almost intelligent. Yeah, we're. I. Coming from a mile away I know and then I would stare back when they're like, no, it's not soda it's pop it's not sneakers it's tennis shoe it's not sprinkles. It's Jimmy's, and then then they would ask me do I want to. And I thought that meant to I want to actually vomit I. had no idea that were meaning a card game called euchre like that was new to. You know yes. Send us to learn. Yeah. Yeah, I wish I'd known you back. Then you could have helped me you know get more acclimated got Jeff Daniels here on the rich Eisen show tell me about the Komi rules sir. What did you learn about Jim Komi? Did you learn anything? That you might not have already known where you brought into working on this remarkable tonight night event. Jeff well, I think the audience is GonNa Learn what I learned, which is what Jim was think. when particularly in October twenty sixteen when the FBI reopen the investigation into Hillary's emails. YOU'RE GONNA understand why he did it. You may not agree with it still but his. Decision but he was he was between a rock and a hard place and the the movie shows him in that moment and he has to decide between one or the other. Constantly he was was put in positions like that and order. It was just a tough tough call and out of it had to do with being political and that was the other thing I learned to. Here's a political guy. You know he was a Republican but now the FBI director does our vote because he can't and he's not left and he's not writing. So when he makes a decision. Is the north stars rule of law. The. Institution that is the Department of Justice true facts and maintaining the integrity of the FBI. Those are the things that not those are the things he he looks at and Those are things that are all bigger than he is and that became his nurse car and that that was I didn't know all that and he doesn't think politically, he can't. He's not allowed to what he makes. These decisions even though everyone who is political is screaming at him for being political. he was an apolitical public servant and he led the way for people like. Fiona Hill Maria Vich William Taylor, Colonel Benjamin, and others. Jim was like that first a-political public servant that was thrown in front of this political nightmare that we're living this this divisive polarized country that we are Jim was thrown right in the middle of that and he's going I making decision from an apolitical point of view and people started screaming. Did you meet with him prior to or during the shooting of this. I met him during I. I offered to meet him before I was doing to kill a mockingbird atticus finch on Broadway and I was in the end of a year long run. And emailed, and once we got an email and said, you know if you're in New York find me and. because. We were going to start shooting right after mocking bird and and Jim emailed back. He was very nice. He had no plans to come up to New York. I had had I, read the book the Audio. Book. Would you read it Youtube? You've gotta every? The film video you'd want on. Even on the Colbert Show, you could see Komi sense of humor as as as an actor playing any character that's a lot of material going in. So I didn't, you know I offered to meet him and and he didn't you know we didn't. and. So I didn't want to pose I. Didn't want to be one of these actors who went down and ate dinner at his house. So I watch eat dinner I just didn't WanNA. Do that right? Did you see that that? We were two months at a shooting and he showed up on the set and that was. He, he watched the first who takes the loyalty dinner between me and Brendan Gleeson plays trump. And after two takes Billy Ray, the writer director said, I, want you to meet somebody and. There is. Knowing you realize. You didn't know he was there watching. I was I knew he was coming that day right? Right by the loyalty dinner was you know all hands on deck all focus on that? So it was like whatever I'll beat him whatever I gotTa do this. but he came around the corner and he's been watching and. He had a he he kind of looked said, you brought the emotion back you bought the struggle you brought everything. I was thinking like what the Hell am I supposed to say do with this moment he goes I. GotTa be honest I feel a little nauseous and usually when you tell an actor but the performance makes them nauseous that's not a good thing but I took it as a conflict yes. Because you brought back all all those moments right there. What do you think trump's gonNA think of this if he's out there watching on Sunday and Monday? Eight it he's GonNa hate it if even pays attention to. My hope is that he'll be too busy not preparing for the first debate to have time to watch. That's that's your on all that Jeff Daniels.
"jeff daniels" Discussed on Absolutely Not
"Just be honest. Put It out there. Kyle and I have often had the discussion. It mainly pertain to Robin. But we also brought your name up as well as Ashley Grain. The women in this family would be very good at politics. Because you're all outgoing and funny but you all are substantial liabilities at the same time that is a very fair statement as an. I would say something more reliable than the president. Robin his to brutally honest. Yes she is. Robin would tell me you would hear robin like mumbling under her breath. Oh God who led the get up to the podium in that outfit sat as a house and then people would be like your mom's fat shaming you. I'm like that's called life. I call me find one. Mom who hasn't fat shame their daughter you on the other hand might not be as serious as some situations. Call for Ashley on the other hand. Maybe too serious and not diplomatic enough to not tell people that. Shit's going to hell in a hand basket and you know don't panic. I just think that you know listen answer. Having Donald Trump has a president again not getting political but we can all say he's suck and savage in wild as fuck I mean. Can we go back to having a president who's not going to just like say whatever the fuck? It's at the top of their mind so I feel like now's the time you know what I mean. Now's the time when a thought. Tiana comedian could come through and run for mayor. I say is start small. Do a really want to do with a lot of people's problems. No would I wear a pantsuit and have buttons with my face on it and running election. Fuck yes I was president of my high school. I thrive in an election situation. You and a power suit would be a hell of a visual hell but I would only wear Cheetah print power suits that would be my schick also speaking and she'd print if you guys aren't watching tiger king on Netflix. I'm sure by now. You all aren't watching it. It is fucking great. This is my tin second. Sandy Kenyon. Who if you live in New York? You Know Sandy. Kenyon is review. I'll do it in a sandy Kenyon Voice Tiger King on net flex. Its got drugs. Gay polygamous marriage polygamous marriage baby cubs meth streaming acting as game in straighten. Enacting his game. It's got Orson it's got Oklahoma. And spousal murder spousal murder checking out tiger king on net flicks literally. It's a great show ever now. I WANNA say this I want to say it on the PODCAST. So everybody knows it. I've had character Kim carruthers that I've done before. And she is Louisiana's cat whisper. I realize I did not know who joe exotic was this guy on tiger king. I have been doing essentially a female version of Joe Exotic for three years now and I didn't even know it. I gave him carruthers of bum leg. She's a lesbian. She's lives in Louisiana. She's got a fucking mullet. Like I am actually fucking triggered that I didn't even know who. Joe Exotic was till three days ago but I have been essentially doing this character. So I WANNA say is I'm a creative genius and I knew this character is gonNA come out one day and that's facts an on. God Are you GonNa lift his podcast. What do you have to say? What do you want to save to the people? Let's let's on some encouragement and encouragement Just want to give a shadow we mentioned on reserve before. Tj's doing great work over there as well as are the other small businesses in the community..
"jeff daniels" Discussed on Absolutely Not
"Be marriage license from a state. Oh okay fine semantics you know what Jeff does his thing when he makes himself laugh. I call it. He did a funny okay. He'll say something back up so you can't get married in the city. It's like this. Weird woodpecker like giggled to himself where he then repeats what he just. You can't got married in the city river you do that. And it's driving me fucking nuts subconscious. So I don't apologize. It's like you have to reassure yourself that way you said was funny and you like giggled to your so I know noam funny so I repeat it to myself anyways so long story short. We try to get married twice. I don't know my sister said when she thinks it's going to happen. Is We got to let the license run out? Which is what what would ninety days from February fourth be? I'm in we don't have to let it run at. It's going to most likely run out because we're not going to California anytime soon. Sushmita sisters seems to think that if we're in the same situation that they will be doing skype weddings. We wouldn't have to be in person to file new paperwork to legally married. Yes so apparently Ashley idea and line of thinking is that. It's kind of archaic that you actually even have to be in person to go ahead and get a marriage license whereas you can kind of accomplish the same goal via teleconference and you can both do it via the Internet so I also for those of you asking what's happening to our wedding Italy shout out to Jill of Tuscan wedding. She's my incredible wedding planner. Sh I listen. We're getting married at the end of September. I was keeping the day private. I don't even give a fuck anymore because I need you to like light your candles you know call on. Saint Mary and just say let have there ever Italian wedding. I put so much effort into this. I just want to be able to also be able to celebrate with my healthy wonderful Italian relatives and hope that they're healthy and happy and they all moved through this but I am going to go ahead and plan a picnic. Backup Wedding Justin gays. Because at this point we have no fucking idea what's going to happen. You know what I mean. I knew it'd be too good to be true. I JUST WANNA wear fucking wedding drellich bride and there have been so many brides who've actually. I'd like to cancel their weddings like this past weekend. The whole kit and caboodle. So I want you to know absolutely not to feeling like you're defeated on that I hear you. I've still got time. I probably sound like a Brat but we have just been in this weird where we've tried to give married twice. We've literally tried to legally get married now. The third time okay. Here's my thing if something happens with the wedding in Italy which I think we're still a full speed ahead. I'm not I think and again no. I think you know we're optimistic about that. And I don't think it's out of touch to say that you know we're hoping that that can happen. Obviously that a secondary concern to the health be world and the Italian people in particular. Yes I suppose people especially because we have such refund place in our heart for it and we know many people over there so we're obviously praying for them and thinking about them and hoping this all passes as quickly as possible but I don't think it's out of touch to say like you know we're hoping that not only. Does that happen but our wedding is still going to be going on. I mean what do I do? Jeff at this point would would you drain league? We have to legally get married in the state. So yeah that was always a thing whether or not you know. This happened or not. We always had to do the paperwork in America. I don't shoot. Take a poll. Like what do we do? We been together ten years. We're technically I mean I'm on your fucking life insurance. That was the thing that was the other thing would be. I can't believe you guys are in engaged yet. I'm like first of all Jeff. Finishing essentially like Grad School. My Dad died in. I've been on his life insurance for the last five years so to me. That was more than an engagement ring. Anyways oh you could buy a couple of engagement rings with my Life Insurance Policy and how? That's how that's how much I trusted you is that I put you on the life insurance policy before I gave you an engaged but do I only get paid out if you make. It's like forty like what what's what's the time line here. I mean I don't want to give you any ideas but you can push me in front of the bus tomorrow and you'll get paid out. You don't need to wait for anything. Keeping an and the back of my mind are enough about the wedding shit. Anyways we're here. Y'All y'all talk about something savage okay. There's all these clips on CNN. So you know Chris. Cuomo has a show on CNN. This is an absolutely fucking yes to sibling. Rivalries beefing during a pandemic. So Chris Cuomo has a show on. Cnn and his brother is older brother. Andrew Cuomo is the governor of New York so Andrew Cuomo Governor Cuomo on his brothers show on CNN and they fucking beefed on live television and it was the funniest shit. Like a wasn't guys. I trust me. You're GonNa Watch it and think. Oh did they put this on? This was not put on so many people have already tried to tell me that like. Oh that's just brothers being brothers and you know it it was on act absolutely fucking now. Genuine reaction from Chris Cuomo when he rolled his eyes. It was a deep set. The opening of the interview was like this motherfucker. If you're in front of me I would slap the shit out of you. Jeff and I both have siblings. He fights with his sister. I fight with mine and we both love our kind of course of course but but we love our siblings. We're we love our siblings. Of course shout out to Jason and Ashley but that first deep I roll that Chris Cuomo did you and I looked at each other when we fuck no we. We looked at that is very familiar. That's like I'm not fucking around and you were in front of me. It's about to go down. I would beat the shit out of you right now. That's exactly what that was so if you need an uplifting laugh Google Chris Andrew. Cuomo fight on. Cnn is the funny shit ever. It's just very humanizing. It's very humbling. And it's like these. Two fuckers are in the front lines of either reporting or trying to deal with this pandemic and they're still like literally one point still getting jabs in about like playing like front yard basketball in the driveway and how their dad liked one better than any other governor. Cuomo I dad always said you had fingers like bananas he goes. I'm like what I don't on you in fourth grade. Your Bitch thin in your bitch now. Yeah and he's like what are you. Go build some fucking hospitals Bush. He has bitch like it's. I'm not even kidding you. It was just the most humanizing. I'm like fuck yes. My sister is WHO's three doors down from us. We find three times because she keeps come over the house with glass of wine to my godmother's and she'll walk in the door because she's an attorney. If you have any attorney in the family they're very black and white they don't ease into things are very like we're all about to die or you're about to go to jail. It's never optimism where I'm where the entertainer so I'm going to just do a little smoke and mirrors before really hits you at the Hammer. I've always said this if you're about to find out God forbid you find out you've got an incurable disease right either. Two things you can either have me. Come and tell you that you've got a week to live and I'm GONNA sit down and go. Hang Jeff. You've got seven days however many hours X. amount of minutes would you WANNA do? Let's make the best week ever or you send in my sister who was like. Here's the deal you got seven days in the near your gold bodies being put into the grout. It's just we have two different ways of delivering things. So Ashley keeps walking over to my fucking godmother's house. I appreciate the death you know. Just touch of somebody bluntly do you want to be shot in the back of the head or do you want to be you? Know slowly poisoned. Yeah slowly poise. No I think I'd rather just be shot in the back of head. We know Ashleigh gets me revved up because I'm sensitive and I'm getting nervous and then once my pants down than she fucking walks in the front door with her goblet peanut greasy. And it's like you never going to believe this. We got a week to live. I'm like shut the fuck up Ashley. She came over for dinner last night. I already have acid reflux from the fucking hot JALAPENO MISSISSIPPI CABASSO sausage. You're in the corner sweating and breathing deeply into paper bag. And then she comes over me and tells me what did she. What did she walked in and said like the economy's going to be in the tank. I can't I can't handle this I I gotta get the Fuck Outta here and I went and did a couple of laps in the rain. I literally walked in the rain. I couldn't handle it so sibling rivalry chat out to the Georgia Law Lady. I'm going to bring your on. You know she never been on the podcast. Oh I'm GonNa Ring Your on. That'll be a fun one anyways guys. I hope this is my episode. Last week was so fucking great and I'm just hearing at Jeff and we're sitting in his bed upstairs in our my godmother's house fucking sweating through my pajamas because all worked up and.
"jeff daniels" Discussed on Absolutely Not
"Tour. I miss you come back soon. Police so heather landed in Thailand on February fourth. And I thought it would be romantic because that was the date of tenure anniversary that I would surprise her and we would get legally married at the Beverly Hills courthouse. Yes so after out. Real quick people are going to say. Why didn't you get married in New York? We'll just because of New York. Courthouse is really depressing in the one in Beverly Hills is obviously pretty. Yeah if you can get married in Beverly Hills. You should probably do. It also would be fantastic story to tell people that we have a California marriage certificate even though we were not residents California so I thought that'd be kind of cool which my attorneys are not happy about so continue so anyway so we go we get the marriage certificate and you know we tried to do everything the same day. California's Kinda interesting in the sense that they will marry you the same way that you get the marriage certificate. Yes there is no twenty four hour forty eight hour. Wait like think about a time which does have but we were in. California so we were trying to do everything in one day so the kind lady that helped us out with all the paperwork and everything and was working at the desk said. Hey you know we're booked for the day. We can't do any more marriages here. But there's an offsite location that you may go to. And here's the number. Give her a call and she'd be happy to marry you so we said okay great so we go. We give her call. We set it all up for Clark Clock. Goes woman name merrily? Go with Ray. Ray's going to be are a witness raise. Giggling through the entire process of US getting married at the court asked everything and he's our rocket abortion support. We will go a pizza. We pile into the car and we go to Maryland's address turns out that Maryland's address is not a commercial business. It is rather her home her home in Westwood California. Very Nice area of California. We pull up. Now Mind you. Let's Backtrack Jeff has been wearing. Jeff wanted to surprise me with the marriage but he wore the same shirt that he wore following. Eighteen holes of golf the dough. Okay let's listen you fucking. You had a dirty shirt. Yes and in my defense. I was not able to do laundry and I was living out of a carry on suitcase. Kiss BUT WHY. Wouldn't you pack if you knew we were going to get married? Why wouldn't you pack a fresh shirt? I accidentally ran through all my clothes and packing up close because the golf tournament was more important than having a fresh fucking shirt. So mind you jeff as you could say she's triggered it just smells like a mixture of Bermuda Grass fucking cores light and I swear to God like three cigars three cigars a panenergy sandwich chicken salad sandwich and just body odor. Okay just sweat. I'm wearing my big oversize white shirt. I've got my skin sloughing off. I've got dry skin because I came back from Asia and I'm healing literally. He smells so bad. We run over to century city mall but I was. I was covering the Lualaba so from the West Hollywood addition. I thought I smelled great. Apparently I was midday kept my skin. I I've never felt grocer my life. My roots were bad. My skin was falling off. You smell like fucking shit. Then we show to. This woman's house names Maryland. I walk in the door. I see. She has socks and sandals on. There's not even a flower inside and like at least give me a fucking carnation. I need something to feel like a bride and I looked at Ray and ray goes. You're not doing it here. You're doing. You're absolutely the best part was. Was that this woman you know. I guess she has a fairly regular business because she was recommended by the courthouse. You would think that somebody who does this for a living would at least have like Ann Arbor out in their backyard. Yes you know something. Visual appeal instead Maryland walks. Assume you like crazy across is that she's like we could do it in front of my fireplace. We just looked at each other and go absolutely not I literally said Jeff. Absolutely fucking non will actually Heatherton say anything she just walked out and ray follow her out and I was left with Maryland for about five minutes making awkward small. Talk trying to figure out how we were going to talk our way out of leaving jeff is and I think this is for straight guys across the board. You know if you're a homosexual male listening to this you know I can look at you kind of give you a wink. You can just feel when my body temperature changes because we are paddock. Oh we are one at all my gay guy. Friends can literally pick up on any kind of social cue. They read the subtext of tax. Like Raymond literally. I didn't even have to like quarter. Blink didn't even finish the VO blink. He was like this bitch needs to go. So I walk outside I tell me Marilyn I to call my mom real quick ray falls me out and then we're just waiting in the car. For Jaffna my Jeff. Just yes no. I WANNA defend myself because I did pick up on the social cue but somebody had to sit there and talk their way out of this whole scenario you could literally grabbed the marriage license and fuck and run. No IRWIN WAS. Iowa isn't gonNA come. After I was very polite I said Marilyn you know. I think that there's something going on. Heather needs to speak to her mother. Respectfully here's our phone number. We'll give you a call. Thank you. I was very cordial and polite. I didn't just bolt up the fucking door and run to the gopher. Our phone number exchanged phone. Numbers is I kept the auspice up of US possibly returning. I'm sorry Maryland. I doubt you're a fan of the PODCAST. But if you're listening it's not you. Was you technically because the socks and sandals journey off and then you look like somebody that I can no longer speak to like an older version of them and then I was just triggered as I. I absolutely cannot do so the moral of the story. Who was was that heather. The best part of this is heather bolted out the door right so later on throughout the day and the preceding days she repeatedly would come up to me and be Real Sweden through arms. Like I just want you to know that I did not run away from you when we were trying to get married. I don't want you to think that I love you. I love you so much. Yeah jy assure me but I looked at her and I just wanted to guilt or a little bit because you know it's always fun to guilty or significant other. I just looked at her. I just looked at her and I said you know a babe. I'm not concerned but if it happens a second time we have issues and now this global pandemic it wasn't your fault. You didn't run out on me. A second time. Just got in general and he just struck our second chance so now we have to wait for because when you get a marriage license you have to wait for the ninety days to run out so clearly. We're not going to get married. The State of California. So the idea was was that so after heather ran out we still had ninety days to use this marriage certificate that we purchased and our dear. Friends Josh. Amanda Mukunda Joshua's Ordain Ministers if he actually can legally marry ass because we've already filled out the paperwork so we are going to get married the day before their apartment and just keep a really small or we're going to legally technically get married at our engagement party. Malibu we'll send. I spent that day cleaning out the garage because we obviously couldn't make it to our own engagement party were strike to. We no longer have failed. Marriages Ticketing California because the ninety days are going to expire before we get the chance to go back so we could get one in Atlanta. We we can. We are currently over to yes and we made. We looked at each other on Saturday where we were supposed to be getting married and we just said you know what God may be trying to save us from getting divorced in the future. We had a good giggle about it. We did have a good giggle. And then I wept for about forty five minutes over a Cold Chris. Glass of penal a.
"jeff daniels" Discussed on Absolutely Not
"Of all. There's something so just like a primal. It's a primal experience when a man feels an emotion. You Know Jeff is very in touch with his motions. He's a crier. He's sensitive he's cute. He's all those okay now. You are though honey. You love cry idea. But it's not that frequent snow but I'm just saying like overall women. We discuss this like when a man gets emotional or has like a raw feeling. It's so profitable because the way that you process it is so different than the way we process it. Women are multi-taskers. And I'm not going like this isn't a war of the sexes or whatever but let's be honest. Women are far stronger in superior. Okay Oh let's just touch on that because you have this argument all the time yeah. I'm kind of tired of the narrative of men being babies because babies honey dead matter doesn't Matter Watch day cancer. He Bitch and complain the whole time. Yes well like I told you you you once a month have a NO A. I don't know how to phrase it but but yes women have. It's a fact. I have an period like six months. Utah Anyway the majority of women deal with a period once a month so you know you have more experience not feeling totally. Well you fucking screaming all right babe just hold the MIC. Continue Okay so my condition once every six months because I'm weird birth control all yes that that is specifically your condition women once a month deal with medical issues so they are more adept at the swings that come in health whereas men. I feel like I see the doctor once a year and as long as that goes well. I feel great the other eleven and a half months. That's what I'm saying though. God gave us the ability. Because we slough an egg if you will. That's what happens. No I'm not saying that you guys aren't the tougher sex. I completely agree but I'm just trying to paint the picture. That men are far less used to feeling like shed therefore when we do feel isolated as a little terrifying. I hear your point sir. My condition is though that guide women can push a baby. They could do the fucking mow the lawn run for Congress. We still can't win. Apparently because that's a deeper issue Hashtag. I'm triggered literally. I'm not even getting political but I have kept.
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"jeff daniels" Discussed on Absolutely Not
"Whatever Robbins who literally told me as soon as you give them blowjobs? They'll leave so my mom. Do you know that my dad has for a blowjob in his death Ben. He was in the hospital and he asked my mom. Goes you have a catheter kyle. That's a man after my own heart. He does what he wants my dad when he was he was like completely coherent. That was the thing that so fucked up about when he died because he was completely coherent and we were all in the room and my dad looked over in front of my sister. Night to my mother and Robin I love you so much and you're such a good lover her and my sister and I were like for Fuck Sake Dad like I know my parents fucked up and like they had a hot weld's and what did I say when we got engaged. What did I say you said? A lot of things look like what like. Oh my God. I can't believe it finally happened. No I news at me but I did tell you our leaders that babe I never want to not enjoy making love to you. I was like it's very important to me that when we get old we're still bumping uglies and you said bless right reverend ever is true. I do love you very much but I will say it. You let extra hot points like showing me a special needs dog. I was like Oh this. Is it this make a baby right now. Let's do it. I mean we we we want all the puppies and kitties. We use live animals. We do recipes Goldie. y'All my cat died. It was all fucking Bang and I've said this forever and I. Yeah I really mean it like it pisses me off. It's an absolutely fucking not when people do not get the same amount of respect to cat deaths as dog deaths cats. That's usually live twice as long cat lives matter cat lies Pussy Pussy freedom fighter and I believe that cats need respect and I'm sick and tired of it. Let me tell you another reason when I knew I knew I love Jeff. We had I started dating. He had this old cat whiskers who lived in the basement because whiskers was incontinent and had hi de like being in a certain situation and they took great care of her but whiskers Jeff called me and he was crying like this and I said Oh my God look. I'm thinking the whole family has been hit by a bus. I didn't know what happens at ease. Who is is is dead and in that moment I said Holy Shit I would fuck this man so hard right hell? It was the sweetest to hear you. Cry Over. Cat was like lady. Boehner Central Wisconsin was was my first animal will ever and she was very lovely and when we were kids we had three cats here. Yeah we did because my parents didn't want US having dogs because my dad was convinced and probably rightfully so that he would be the only one ever walking the dogs. He didn't want cat. Yeah he didn't want that extra responsibility so we had three and once college you know wasn't allergic to the my entire life came home from college and all of a sudden I developed an algae so unfortunately whiskas had to live in the basement I want but whiskers I mean but in that moment jeff we know you have a canopy now put in that moment I just knew like my your heart was so big and I was like damn this is sexy. ooh choose my pet my laughter. Oh my God oh bike That's an absolutely yes men. If you're listening out there or ladies if you have brothers others that are single anybody that you want as your hands you know how to get laid. Just show a girl a picture of a cat. She made all right all right there. That can go one of two ways either. She's GonNa think you're really romantic or just like who the fuck is hype it as a cab driver. Single guys in cats are not the hottest items on the block I think they are. I think Jeff I would no. I think it's great if you're yeah. I love cats just act interested. I think it's very simple. It's an absolute so yes for me. All right let's get back to Italy regardless so poor Jeff. We went into the store. It was a beautiful Carl. Brunell what does it could Cinelli to show you. And and they're the most beautiful clothes. Everything is just customers gorgeous and we went in and alertly Jeff and I both were shamed. These two Italian women started snickering and Jeff went up to this was a cashmere sweater. His God this accord it was it was beautiful and heather had made a comment about you. Know what ain't tried on and so I- beat these. Two sales of the Panchen very loudly just pointed out the fact that I don't think they make my size heather. I'm American and they laughed so audibly laude less. It's kind of uncomfortably but also like shocked and the fact that I acknowledged the fact that I was a large man and that you know they were absolutely right about the fact that nothing would be in there so the Lee actually said she goes no. He's right we don't have anything so savage one time when juvenile went on our first trip to Italy like five years years ago we were at this restaurant in modern on bz incredible rush on and we just ordered everything on the menu. Because that's what we do. We WanNA taste. Everything's really yeah. We'll take all of the things and when Jeff gone up there these low hanging big lantern lights and win jeff got up from the table. He hits on the Leonard Not a big deal kind of swayed everyone in the fucking restaurant. When all my God Shrek they just started yelling Shrek and Jeff was like are? You gotta be fucking kidding me. We were just like what fuck is wrong with these people. Here's the thing I think. This is a business. Opportunity Your entrepreneur. Jeff I think we go to Italy. We start our fabulous plus size clothing line which is honestly we started like assays eight which is not plus sized. But that's just 'cause they don't even carry us is eight in Italy for normalized people all the way up to like full figured this could be your thing Jeff. There's big dudes in villages in Italy. It could be a thing I love close and as we call good style. I don't know big Salamis yes. It's a big tall. What's the word for? It's just grown. Die is a big write. An eye on `Grande gall `Grande well Spanish. What what is the Italian word for big on most positive? It's GRANDBA- `Grande okay. So it's grown day Salami and that's the name of our clothing line. I think it's a good idea. Jeff that is a niche market. fucking need it. If you're listening to not take our fucking ideas he has. This is an absolutely yes. We're entrepreneurs we're getting into it. Did you have a good time on the trip either. Phantasmal time with you. Robin Liangelo of Winfield ended the Pike Cap of Pasta Sisters. Who are all lovely women in their own right? Oh had a fantastic time to thirty six hours I was with you. Girls we shut shutdown the vineyard Bistro shut it down you know. I was outside smoking a cigar. None of these girls complained. They were all fucking troopers. They all suck I. I Apologize Profusely. Them I was. I'm so sorry I know it's probably bothering. They're like no we love it. We love the smell. Don't worry about it. Listen you're probably lying to me but you know what they were fucking Shurmur Loved ugi appreciate it. Listen Jeff was like the Zadie of the trip for like thirty six hours before all the Pike Epa bosses got there we. I gotTa tell you I gotTa give him some Brownie points. He took eight of us to the CI outlets and fucking wrestled to Asian men petite Asian man so he could get Gucci loafers. That was the one plus side is that nobody had the Gucci Allah was your size so you know so. I didn't have to fight anybody for myself because I knew that those Asian men who were ninety five pounds soaking weren't wearing anything that I was wearing right. So you use struck ill is. It was more about protecting the items that you girls wanted. Yeah I mean I was literally having to fight people. All of our neighbors are making weird noises. Sorry we got scared. Our neighbors literally just dropped a bottle cap and we could hear a but anyways back the gas jeff literally like cleaned out the loafers but he took eight of us and he had the best time every was just hitting the fucking outlets with girls. I think we'll have boys but I think you would thrive with girls else. I think you're a girl died. After after Safiya and delivery I which cousins wording I can definitely thrive with girls going to be very expensive but I can thrive with Jeff Chaffetz even just hanging out with the packer like you really thrive and you're such a chameleon I just WanNa say thank you for being the best. Oh well I had a fabulous time. Thank you to all those women for coming and supporting heather and you know I was there. I'm glad you all had a fantastic time. It looks like so much absolutely not from Italy. Come on you gotTa have one coma said each Shea Shea absolutely not. What was one? Absolutely none fact that we couldn't buy any clothes. That was fucking heartbreaking breaking. That was I mean I really think this is a good business idea. Jeff I'm saying why do we need to get into it. We'll figure out kitschy name all the Italians latest but whatever will be raking in clean about how much money will make like June and July when all the tourists are there and they want to buy Italian shit and they can't. This is a great idea. Okay I putting it on. The visual board should put it on the visual. Jeff that Vision Board. You've been doing well with Louis. I really have and I gotta be honest. I have made people. I did it when I was I one day laws laws beyond so this is the first year the Vision Board is really coming to fruition. Women we've been doing vision boards for only three years now three years threes and I guess what everything that I put on the First Vision Board is now come to I would. I would sit down and watch all the bowl games. The College Football Games and Heather would sit down in the basement X.. METER PAJAMAS MUHSIN MAKE vision boards. And I would kind of quietly laugh at her but you know I would also appreciate the fact that she actually believed these things and was speaking them into the universe she would say why ask God but yes. I just think it's basically like a write down your goals Louis but you know. I like to Hodgepodge scrapbook and Old Lady Bitch. You're you're creative. I like scrapbooking doodle and do old lady things. That's just what I like to do. So Jeff would let me smoke weed and and and scrapbook while he would watch the ballgame yell at eighteen year olds who are losing money on the TV. Exactly degenerate gambler over here. That's an absolutely not art. Here's The deal jab you really wanted to come onto the voicemails Chitchat enough I want to get into the voice mails. We are so backed up and I promise the listeners. We will get to them. Are you. Denison voicemails I would love to do some voicemails. Listen I've got some good news and I've got some bad news. The bad news is your favorite. 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Brendan Gleeson Cast as President Donald Trump in James Comey Limited Series at CBS Studios
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Tony Awards Preview
"Hi, everybody. It's Peter Travers than welcome to our special popcorn Tony award show. Now, I've gotta say, before we get into the nominees about who will win and who should win. This is been the most amazing year in Broadway history. It has made over two billion dollars at the box office that never happened. And why is it? I think it's Hollywood heat everybody from TV from movies from us. It wants to be on Broadway. They wanna be on that stage. You got this year. Kylo Ren and driver on Broadway. You have Walter, white Bryan, Cranston, there, Jeff Daniels who played Harry done in too, dumb and dumber movies. They're all fighting to be best, dramatic actor, what kind of stuff is happening on Broadway. Well, let's start with the major categories, and I'm gonna start with best musical the nominees are ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations Beetlejuice remember that movie Haiti's town, the prom, and Tootsie. You remember that movie too? Well. I think the winner is Haiti's town. It's a rigid. It's basically the myth of Orpheus ritzy, but it's got a score by a woman named Naess Mitchell who doesn't come from Broadway, at all and kind of revolutionizes it. So what would happen what could spoil the fun? There's a little musical called the prom. It's really it's totally original. It's about these bunch of Broadway veterans, and they're really hard bitten, and they're not getting any press, and they decide to go to Indiana and help, a lesbian high school student take her girlfriend to the prom. That's it. How good is it? It's really good. And in terms of the Hollywood connection, Ryan Murphy, went to see it fell in love with it, and he's making a movie of it. So how about that? Then we have best play the Ferryman choirboy, Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus. What the constitution means to me an ink. I'm telling you people, the Ferryman is got to be a movie soon. It's an Irish play. It's about the troubles, and in on a stage. We get to see an entire family deal with violence deal with their own feuds. We've got babies onstage. We've got live alive goose. We have everything there's nothing like I don't think there's any competition for it at all except there was a snub, the most successful play in Broadway history. That's not a musical is to kill among bird, and for some reason, the Tony nominee said, let's not nominated what I want. Answer on that one best revival of a play. Arthur, Miller's all my sons the boys in the band, burn this torch song and the Waverley gallery. I think Arthur Miller's all my sons which brought a net. Bending back to Broadway is a show that he wrote in one thousand nine hundred forty seven a bout a guy who was manufacturing airplane, parts and was to rush to do it. And so the planes crashed and killed pilots during the war. We live in the world of Boeing. Now, how timely could this be? So I think that's really up there. And I in terms of seeing a show that by playwright Arthur Miller who says, let's deal with the world we live in this one really, really did it then we have bible of musical. This is easy, because there's only two there's Oklahoma Rogers and Hammerstein Oklahoma and kiss me. Kate. Of course, they were both movies. We saw Oklahoma with Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones in the fifties. But kiss me, Kate is done in a traditional way. Kelli o'hara's in it, Oklahoma is directed by guide named Daniel fish who find darkness. We're Rogers and Hammerstein only found light. It's a revelation to watch this. It's not the Oklahoma you've ever remembered, and it sung in the kind of country western way, look, if you ever get to see this on Broadway or win a tours get there get there quick. Okay. Okay. Best actor in a musical. And so, we'll do alphabetically Brooks as Mantas in the prom, Derrick Baskin and ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations Alex Brightman and Beetlejuice. Remember when Michael Keaton had their part, Damon down, oh in Rogers and Hammerstein, Oklahoma. And send Tino fun Tanna into okay? The favorite is Tino, Tanna who is playing the part that destined Hoffman immortalized in the movie in the nineteen eighties. But what Centeno Tanna doesn't remember him on TV in crazy ex girlfriend like I'm saying everybody's from TV, or he does so much more. He sings as a man sees a woman, he does physical comedy does everything but stand on his hat. And I say, you know, who's out there that can spoil the win for Santino Tanna. And my answer is no one because this is one of the great performances you'll ever see on a musical, comedy stage. He's the winner. Best actress in a play Benning in Arthur, Miller's all my sons, Laura, Donnelly, in the Ferryman. Elaine may in the Waverley gallery, Janet mcteer in Bernhardt hamlet, Laurie Metcalf in Hillary Clinton, and Heidi Shreck in what the constitution means to me. Okay. Elaine may doesn't win this Tony. You're going to hear from me. She's eighty seven years old. She's returned to Broadway. After decades to play the part of a woman fighting Alzheimer's, and everything is no perfect about what she's done. She started with Mike Nichols doing comedy. She was starring in movies of like the new leaf directed things like the heartbreak kid. She's just one of the best actors I've ever seen anywhere. And if she loses and, you know, I feel bad for an bending because if Elaine may wasn't here this year, I think she would be the winner, but come on. Attention must be paid people. And I also wanna talk about a snub how. How does Glenda Jackson who won the Tony last year for three women returned to Broadway as King Lear? We talk about the age of hashtag metoo and time's up Glenda. Jackson is playing king. Lear gets rave reviews and the Tony committee says we're not gonna nominate her now. No, we're paying attention. And we're gonna come back and get you our best actress in a musical. Stephanie, j block in the share show Caitlyn Kanoun in the prom Beth level, in the prom, Eva nobles, ADA in Haiti's town, and Kelley O'Hara and kiss me cake. Stephanie j block who is that theater veteran is playing share in a way that sometimes she's more share than share. You might think this is just an escapist show thing to know she finds the character of who she is share shows up at this show often does numbers with her, and pus share. There's who's a bigger Hollywood. Name who is coming to Broadway with the show about herself. It takes three actresses to play here. But Stephanie j block plays the central one. And she plays the hell out of it. So she has just got to win. I'm sorry, people. All right. Best featured actress in a play for new of Flanagan in the Ferryman seal, you keep. And Bolger into kill a Mockingbird. Christine Nelson, Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus Julie white and Gary sequel to Titus andronicus and Ruth Wilson and King Lear people if you see if you see to kill among bird, and you should seal, you Keenan Bolger is very controversial because she's playing scout scout in the book and in the movie remember is in eight or nine year old girl. A C Keenan Bolger is in her forties. And yet, what she finds in this character who grew up to be Harper who wrote this novel is the heart and soul of the peace. So I'm telling you people this, this has got to happen. See Keenan Bolger remember that name best featured actor in a play birdie Carville and ink, Robin to hasten boys in the band getting Glick into kill a monkey bird, Brandon your Ranna wits in burn this Benjamin Walker in Arthur Miller's. All my sons birdie, Carville in ink. Those of us, those of you who actually went to Broadway couple of years ago and saw of any kind of a musical where you were shocked at a man playing a woman, you saw birdie, Carville in Matilda, and he played this woman, this horrible headmistress, and now he's playing Rupert Murdoch. So every who in Hollywood, who in politics would anyone hasn't been in an Rupert Murdoch publication or paper and who hasn't been rolled over the coals in it that performance and in London when he played it in one and Olivia ward, he had to play it in front of Rupert Murdoch. It's just an incredible job. I wanna talk a little about the snubs in this category. The non nominees there isn't actor named Bengal Arghanab into Killa mugging bird who plays Tom Robinson. He is the black man who is on trial for raping a white woman, a crime never committed. And he's defended. By Jeff Daniels. Atticus Finch when Aaron Sorkin adapted Harper Lee's novel to the stage. He did it so that he could expand the role of the black characters as he did here. And again, the Tony committee, decided only to nominate the white actors from tequila, Mockingbird ignoring the two black actors who are just brilliant in their roles. You people you're going to get called on the carpet. You need to all right? Best featured actress in a musical, Lilli Cooper in Tootsie, amber, gray and Haiti's town Sarah, styles Tootsie, alley stroke, or in Rogers and Hammerstein Oklahoma and Mary, Testa in Rogers, and Hammerstein Oklahoma there, something totally remarkable that happened this year in stroke, and Oklahoma. This is a woman who when she was two years old was in an automobile crash, and was never able to walk again. And now on Broadway playing eight oh Anne who is like the sexual. Time bomb in Oklahoma, the one who sings, I can't say, no, the part went to Allie. Stroke, she plays it in a wheelchair and you would think that's inspiring enough. But when you watch her play at you, forget the wheelchair exists, and you're watching her take over the stage like Dolly Parton. She, it's just an amazing thing to watch and it works on so many levels. So I wanna be there when she wins that Tony, and I want to be standing up and applauding and going Bravo. She deserves all right. Best featured actor in a musical Andre shields in Haiti town and a groups Luccin. That's a good name into Patrick page in Haiti's town germy, pope in into proud the life and times of the temptations and Ephraim Sykes ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations, the favorite, the one, I think will win is under the shields and Haiti's town. He's seventy three years old. He stands on that stage is the narrator in like a silver suit. In total control of body and every movement and pulls you in till you're memorized. Your mesmerizing you not take your eyes off of hundred shields. This is a veteran actor who needs to get this Tony. But what if he didn't who would go to there's a young actor named Jeremy pope who plays Eddie kendricks in the into proud the life and times of the temptations? And who does he's playing a difficult man. One of the most difficult of the temptations. But one of the most talented as well. He's also nominated this year as best actor in a in a play in choir, boy, this is to me, the brightest newcomer that you will see on the stage and you're going to see him everywhere, stage movies television. It's just the beginning. So if you get to see this, you're going to be able to tell your friends, I was there win. Okay. Best director of a play Rupert Gould for Inc. Sam Mendes for the Ferryman Bartlett. Fair for to kill a mocking bird Ivo von Hosver for network, and George C Wolfer Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus Sam Mendis in the Ferryman this play. Does a job on stage that equal to his first movie which was American Beauty, which you may remember won the best picture? Oscar and once Mendis the Oscar as best director.
"jeff daniels" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi, everybody. I'm Peter Travers. And this is popcorn where we tell you. What is popping in the culture? And my guest today. Jeff Daniels who has multiple wards and the way I looked at it, he's too modest to say he's just been nominated for Tony Ward as best actor for tequila Mockingbird on Broadway, which is totally deserved. I don't even have to blow smoke with you. You know, I actually loved this, you know. Well, it's very nice. I think too. So are you just completely in Newark to all this now? It's you have your Emmys. You've been nominated for Tony before for God of carnage. Does it? What impact does getting nominated for an award have, you know, it's, it's? It is an honor to be nominated because I've been there when I wasn't and, and this was a big season for drama big season for drama Broadway, there, a lot of them and, you know, Mockingbird didn't get in as best new play did that make you stomp around for a couple of minutes when they will stop arounds big phrase. But, but it it goes to whatever the reasons are it goes to show that it's not automatic. You can't just go on, then I'll get nominated, and it's still you wake up in the morning. Bill ness. You wanna be invited to the big party, you know, and, and it is an honor to be there. And I, I noticed that when I was nominated for God carnage. I was probably the first big award. I'd ever been Emmys came later and all that. But I was in that room in Radio City Music hall, and I looked around at all the great work. That was all in one place. And these are just the people were nominated. There's other work that didn't get in that was, and you just feel I'm just glad to get it took it to the party. You really now anything after that, you know, would be great, but it really is to get in. Take something to well, and there's something about the Broadway the theater community, and I'm speaking to you as theater guy. Because back in Michigan. You have your own gross theater. You know this is something that matters to you. And you have even before we start talking about to kill a Mockingbird. You've signed on for one year doing this show. Nobody does anymore all stars. Don't know. Working after's, who need the job or in Evan Hansen, their second year and all of that. So it is, you know, it used to be what was done. Jason Robards Brian Dennehy comes to mind. Fonda Henry Fonda did mister Roberts for over a year looked at up league Cobb death of a salesman. Pretty sure over a year those guys were good. But that was kind of expected, you know that's what you did. And you and it's a big long commitment, but it's not that long when it's Atticus Finch, it's not that long when it's to kill a Mockingbird is not that long when you see what this play, and this production does to an audience night after night after night after night to get to be Atticus Finch, on Broadway six months, wouldn't have been enough so was happy to sign for your, and I'm interested to see what happens to the performance. Over the course of your I'm six months in now, and it's changed. It's deepened and it's gotten smarter and more, it's just gotten better. And so I'm interested to see where it is at the end when that happens when you have a director whose, they always use the phrase in the theater, okay after rehearsal. We've now frozen this show. This is now the way we do it, but can any actors really do that, because you are discovering something he's actor you can do it. You call it the mule on the trail performance going down the Grand Canyon. The mule didn't even have to look, you know, the meal just goes down. And then I do it this way. And then I get to here, and I do it that way. And you think about where you're going to eat throughout the whole show. I've seen that. I have ten that's the trap, you can get into that. You can literally your mind, just floats away and your thing and you go and stay here. Stay here stay here because, you know it so Bart. Shared the director Mockingbird. Basically, he's saying this is going to move around. I expect you to move it around expect you to explore a little bit here and there. You gotta you gotta have enough sense of story and experience to know when you're, I think Ellen all called stuffing the dog when you're just suddenly we've added four minutes to the show and it's probably you. You got it. You gotta is what you're doing. Is this thing you found in month two? And does it lead to something else? And now as a better place or do we need to go back here to where you gotta kinda gotta stay in the lane. But you get to move around and Bart has given us permission to do that. But I think this cast is really don't agree job of serving story. So they're in while it moves and changes a little bit. It always seems to be pointed in the direction of serving story, not some individual. Whereas my light kind of thing, not in this cast, but what I noticed when I was at this show was that there are people that I had seen at the theater before because of this property because of what Harper Lee wrote, there are suddenly because we read it in school, you know, but it wasn't work and there's just something about it. And watching, what Aaron Sorkin has done to take what Harper Lee did. And to update it without updating it. But just. Making something that's going on in this play speak to us. Now you had a lot of controversy with that in the beginning. You know there were people doing you can't around with the, the state, who was there say is the lawyer for the estate one person had some issues with an early draft. I think he ended up with twenty two drafts. By the end of it. So pretty good chance some of that stuff would have gone away anyway. But, but in whatever it, we got it settled and the risks for us. I thought once the lawsuit went went away was three adults playing the kids. Are we going to get away with that? Are we going to overcome Gregory Peck? And the last third third act of this thing, basically. Deviates is this is a play based on the book. And now we're gonna put out of his through something that the move in either the movie nor the book put him through in by putting him through that, that I think, is where Aaron was able to relate it to today. Is there goodness in people that we can rely on will the better angel in all of us? Rise to the top in twenty nineteen that isn't necessarily true. And I think you're on was forcing Atticus to face that, that sometimes you can't just wait for them to do the right thing. No, there's not much and Atticus does some things in this play that aren't very Gregory Peck. Yeah, there's flaws in him. But it makes it just so more mature engaging because I'm seeing somebody with human flaws doing this. Yeah. And, and to be more than fair to pack who only won an Oscar for it was a different time, early sixties. And it was from the point of view of a young scout nine years old. Whatever she is in the book looking up her great father. So he really kind of stayed up on a pedestal throughout the book and pretty much for the movie and we weren't we were a small town. Lawyer gets paid in vegetables and trying to raise two kids and he handles land dispute service agreements for closures inning. And right will, and then the judge comes over to his house in his life changes. That's how we approached it. But do you feel competitive in any of these awards with other actors that are nominated in your category? In other words, you and Bryan Cranston. Now just cold staring. Each other because everybody was nominated wants to win. Everybody wants to make the speed. Everybody wants to take on that toll because it's called it anyone who's ever stepped on stage. Once that it's there's, it's so special it, it's I've never been nominated for an Oscar, but I started in the feeder, high school and community college, and my purples theater companies twenty years old and off Broadway. And coming back to Broadway. Keep returning to it. And now forty two years later, you get to Atticus Finch you get to do the role of a lifetime on Broadway in the theater, that's a lot to be proud of. So this sit there with, with Brian and Patty and, and all the other guys. Adam driver all them. Yeah. The kid Jeremy pope. But you know, it's a great group and you're part of a lot of great work that competitive thing, nobody scores the most points. These things we're doing five different things really, really well, go back to the day that you decided you were going to be Atticus Finch on Broadway. Was there any terror about that ultimate decision that had nothing to do with you committing for year because it's one of the great roles it's a great character? And despite the fact that we see flaws in him, there's virtue in him to me, as watching actors all my life and reviewing them the hardest thing to plays virtue. There's, you know how do you play good and make good interesting? And you get and maybe Atika struggle to remain. Good to remain take the high road and there's a bit of a struggle. This is a helps that yeah, but that's his aim because while he sitting on that porch this world in the south in nineteen thirty four in Alabama KKK's there. He's not initially he's kind of letting it happen. He's not going. He's not out there trying to change it. He's not carrying plan. No, he's I thought that was really interesting. Certainly where he starts. He knows that if he takes this case to defend Tom Robinson. And he sits in front of a jury of white Christian farmers men. He knows what he's going, this is no longer just executing will or foreclose and, and he's avoided that just raised his kids. I'm just raising my kids without a wife. I'm raising my kids, and he knows that will change thing unpleasant, things will be sent to us, and it's going to go beyond that you're gonna have the KKK come up and visit you on your porch and go, what are you doing? And I did a lot of research to kind of understand that kind of just keep your head down and don't get involved and stay out of trouble as family and just raise your kids and don't get involved. There was a lynching last Tuesday night, we missed you there. We got another one Friday, common and Atticus has to either say, no, I'm not or tied up that evening. Bob can't make. And there's a lot of there are a lot of people, especially in today's America that are don't wanna look go wanna see don't want to. I. I don't wanna know about Russia. I don't wanna know any, we'll do errands kind of speak into that, that American that decent honest, hardworking American lose just doing this, and it's not enough to just look the other way not now wasn't for Atticus and it isn't for us. Now there's denial and there's a combination and enabling. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And that's why I think people sit there watching this like this, you know, this is somehow speaking to us right now involve you gonna get. Yeah. Yeah. What was what was your first encounter with this story? Did you read the book? I did you the first encounter really was? I probably had seen the movie as a kid. I don't remember we didn't read the book, we read, Lord of the flies and farewell to arms, which wasn't on the public school curriculum where I was at Aaron said, do you wanna play? Atticus finch. And I didn't blink. Absolutely. I think partly because the last five years ten years now. I've been taking chances are been. Challenging myself doing things that I wouldn't that other people think I can do, but I don't know how to do. So say yes..
Jeff Daniels ('To Kill a Mockingbird') on playing Atticus Finch
"Hi, everybody. I'm Peter Travers. And this is popcorn where we tell you. What is popping in the culture? And my guest today. Jeff Daniels who has multiple wards and the way I looked at it, he's too modest to say he's just been nominated for Tony Ward as best actor for tequila Mockingbird on Broadway, which is totally deserved. I don't even have to blow smoke with you. You know, I actually loved this, you know. Well, it's very nice. I think too. So are you just completely in Newark to all this now? It's you have your Emmys. You've been nominated for Tony before for God of carnage. Does it? What impact does getting nominated for an award have, you know, it's, it's? It is an honor to be nominated because I've been there when I wasn't and, and this was a big season for drama big season for drama Broadway, there, a lot of them and, you know, Mockingbird didn't get in as best new play did that make you stomp around for a couple of minutes when they will stop arounds big phrase. But, but it it goes to whatever the reasons are it goes to show that it's not automatic. You can't just go on, then I'll get nominated, and it's still you wake up in the morning. Bill ness. You wanna be invited to the big party, you know, and, and it is an honor to be there. And I, I noticed that when I was nominated for God carnage. I was probably the first big award. I'd ever been Emmys came later and all that. But I was in that room in Radio City Music hall, and I looked around at all the great work. That was all in one place. And these are just the people were nominated. There's other work that didn't get in that was, and you just feel I'm just glad to get it took it to the party. You really now anything after that, you know, would be great, but it really is to get in. Take something to well, and there's something about the Broadway the theater community, and I'm speaking to you as theater guy. Because back in Michigan. You have your own gross theater. You know this is something that matters to you. And you have even before we start talking about to kill a Mockingbird. You've signed on for one year doing this show. Nobody does anymore all stars. Don't know. Working after's, who need the job or in Evan Hansen, their second year and all of that. So it is, you know, it used to be what was done. Jason Robards Brian Dennehy comes to mind. Fonda Henry Fonda did mister Roberts for over a year looked at up league Cobb death of a salesman. Pretty sure over a year those guys were good. But that was kind of expected, you know that's what you did. And you and it's a big long commitment, but it's not that long when it's Atticus Finch, it's not that long when it's to kill a Mockingbird is not that long when you see what this play, and this production does to an audience night after night after night after night to get to be Atticus Finch, on Broadway six months, wouldn't have been enough so was happy to sign for your, and I'm interested to see what happens to the performance. Over the course of your I'm six months in now, and it's changed. It's deepened and it's gotten smarter and more, it's just gotten better. And so I'm interested to see where it is at the end when that happens when you have a director whose, they always use the phrase in the theater, okay after rehearsal. We've now frozen this show. This is now the way we do it, but can any actors really do that, because you are discovering something he's actor you can do it. You call it the mule on the trail performance going down the Grand Canyon. The mule didn't even have to look, you know, the meal just goes down. And then I do it this way. And then I get to here, and I do it that way. And you think about where you're going to eat throughout the whole show. I've seen that. I have ten that's the trap, you can get into that. You can literally your mind, just floats away and your thing and you go and stay here. Stay here stay here because, you know it so Bart. Shared the director Mockingbird. Basically, he's saying this is going to move around. I expect you to move it around expect you to explore a little bit here and there. You gotta you gotta have enough sense of story and experience to know when you're, I think Ellen all called stuffing the dog when you're just suddenly we've added four minutes to the show and it's probably you. You got it. You gotta is what you're doing. Is this thing you found in month two? And does it lead to something else? And now as a better place or do we need to go back here to where you gotta kinda gotta stay in the lane. But you get to move around and Bart has given us permission to do that. But I think this cast is really don't agree job of serving story. So they're in while it moves and changes a little bit. It always seems to be pointed in the direction of serving story, not some individual. Whereas my light kind of thing, not in this cast, but what I noticed when I was at this show was that there are people that I had seen at the theater before because of this property because of what Harper Lee wrote, there are suddenly because we read it in school, you know, but it wasn't work and there's just something about it. And watching, what Aaron Sorkin has done to take what Harper Lee did. And to update it without updating it. But just. Making something that's going on in this play speak to us. Now you had a lot of controversy with that in the beginning. You know there were people doing you can't around with the, the state, who was there say is the lawyer for the estate one person had some issues with an early draft. I think he ended up with twenty two drafts. By the end of it. So pretty good chance some of that stuff would have gone away anyway. But, but in whatever it, we got it settled and the risks for us. I thought once the lawsuit went went away was three adults playing the kids. Are we going to get away with that? Are we going to overcome Gregory Peck? And the last third third act of this thing, basically. Deviates is this is a play based on the book. And now we're gonna put out of his through something that the move in either the movie nor the book put him through in by putting him through that, that I think, is where Aaron was able to relate it to today. Is there goodness in people that we can rely on will the better angel in all of us? Rise to the top in twenty nineteen that isn't necessarily true. And I think you're on was forcing Atticus to face that, that sometimes you can't just wait for them to do the right thing. No, there's not much and Atticus does some things in this play that aren't very Gregory Peck. Yeah, there's flaws in him. But it makes it just so more mature engaging because I'm seeing somebody with human flaws doing this. Yeah. And, and to be more than fair to pack who only won an Oscar for it was a different time, early sixties. And it was from the point of view of a young scout nine years old. Whatever she is in the book looking up her great father. So he really kind of stayed up on a pedestal throughout the book and pretty much for the movie and we weren't we were a small town. Lawyer gets paid in vegetables and trying to raise two kids and he handles land dispute service agreements for closures inning. And right will, and then the judge comes over to his house in his life changes. That's how we approached it. But do you feel competitive in any of these awards with other actors that are nominated in your category? In other words, you and Bryan Cranston. Now just cold staring. Each other because everybody was nominated wants to win. Everybody wants to make the speed. Everybody wants to take on that toll because it's called it anyone who's ever stepped on stage. Once that it's there's, it's so special it, it's I've never been nominated for an Oscar, but I started in the feeder, high school and community college, and my purples theater companies twenty years old and off Broadway. And coming back to Broadway. Keep returning to it. And now forty two years later, you get to Atticus Finch you get to do the role of a lifetime on Broadway in the theater, that's a lot to be proud of. So this sit there with, with Brian and Patty and, and all the other guys. Adam driver all them. Yeah. The kid Jeremy pope. But you know, it's a great group and you're part of a lot of great work that competitive thing, nobody scores the most points. These things we're doing five different things really, really well, go back to the day that you decided you were going to be Atticus Finch on Broadway. Was there any terror about that ultimate decision that had nothing to do with you committing for year because it's one of the great roles it's a great character? And despite the fact that we see flaws in him, there's virtue in him to me, as watching actors all my life and reviewing them the hardest thing to plays virtue. There's, you know how do you play good and make good interesting? And you get and maybe Atika struggle to remain. Good to remain take the high road and there's a bit of a struggle. This is a helps that yeah, but that's his aim because while he sitting on that porch this world in the south in nineteen thirty four in Alabama KKK's there. He's not initially he's kind of letting it happen. He's not going. He's not out there trying to change it. He's not carrying plan. No, he's I thought that was really interesting. Certainly where he starts. He knows that if he takes this case to defend Tom Robinson. And he sits in front of a jury of white Christian farmers men. He knows what he's going, this is no longer just executing will or foreclose and, and he's avoided that just raised his kids. I'm just raising my kids without a wife. I'm raising my kids, and he knows that will change thing unpleasant, things will be sent to us, and it's going to go beyond that you're gonna have the KKK come up and visit you on your porch and go, what are you doing? And I did a lot of research to kind of understand that kind of just keep your head down and don't get involved and stay out of trouble as family and just raise your kids and don't get involved. There was a lynching last Tuesday night, we missed you there. We got another one Friday, common and Atticus has to either say, no, I'm not or tied up that evening. Bob can't make. And there's a lot of there are a lot of people, especially in today's America that are don't wanna look go wanna see don't want to. I. I don't wanna know about Russia. I don't wanna know any, we'll do errands kind of speak into that, that American that decent honest, hardworking American lose just doing this, and it's not enough to just look the other way not now wasn't for Atticus and it isn't for us. Now there's denial and there's a combination and enabling. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And that's why I think people sit there watching this like this, you know, this is somehow speaking to us right now involve you gonna get. Yeah. Yeah. What was what was your first encounter with this story? Did you read the book? I did you the first encounter really was? I probably had seen the movie as a kid. I don't remember we didn't read the book, we read, Lord of the flies and farewell to arms, which wasn't on the public school curriculum where I was at Aaron said, do you wanna play? Atticus finch. And I didn't blink. Absolutely. I think partly because the last five years ten years now. I've been taking chances are been. Challenging myself doing things that I wouldn't that other people think I can do, but I don't know how to do. So say yes.
"jeff daniels" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And again, what I you know, the people are in and and bang. We're, we're using that word. And white people in the light characters are using that word in the play, and it's jarring for them. And, and and but that's the way it was. And that's part of sucking you into that world that, that makes you pulls you in and then punches you right in the face. When Harper story kinda rolls out of I understand the, the frustration of, of Matt, but it's a it's. I'm there's a reason why she she wrote at the way she wrote that can help you with parents met. No. Oh, yeah. I don't think so. It's still a tough sell. I think that, but at the same time you're right. What what literature is all about is saying that let me take you into this world. And let me make you feel everything that I can possibly make you feel with words on a page. And if that if the if the goal is achieved, and if you come away with the higher respect for culture that maybe you didn't have respect for. I think it's worth it. Thanks so much for your call, Matt. I wanna take one more call now from Scituate, Massachusetts, Mark. Tell us your thoughts on this. Hi, I really just wanted to think Jeff Daniels for specifically for work on to kill a Mockingbird. I am a grandson of, of the civil rights leader Whitney, and I had three by racial daughters. And you know, I'm a I'm a forty degree deal of privilege. And, you know, we live in a really nice community, and I fifteen theater trip to new at city and she texted me after that show. And she said that was the most meaningful thing I've I've ever seen. And this is, you know, having seen it as having seen the movie having read the book, we just adopted a dog from Alabama, and AB Harper. And, and I you know, so she moves there's unfairness in the world and it's, it's not always easy to expose kids from communities like ours to, you know, to diversity to, to be able to understand that there isn't there and to be pathetic. And so, to have her text me after that, just let me know that you know the performance must have been a doozy. Because for a fifteen year old kid to texture dab and say, you know, those most meaningful thing I've ever seen says a lot, I think. I appreciate we, it really at night after night after night, I watched fourteen hundred mainly white Americans, get their ears pinned back there. They're experiencing injustice, racial injustice, racism. I mean you go to the to latonya and benja Shona some of the door on the African American members of the cast and you and they kind of go. Yeah. Yeah, this is a surprise to you. And it is two point America. I had no idea it felt this badly. Well, that's kind of what it felt like back down and what it feels like right now. Welcome to, to being, you know, this is why it's a wakeup call for white America. That's what his play really does. Mark. I want I want to thank you for that, call also acknowledged for the listeners who might not be where Whitney young was really noted American civil rights, leader, your grandfather spent most of his career working. To end employment discrimination, the US and turned the national urban league and a really a fighting force in a major civil rights organization, here. So thanks for that call about a through the generations about about the influence here. I wanna play a clip. That gets at something that Mark acknowledged there's a point during the trial. It's a pivotal cross examination we're Atticus is questioning Bob, you'll the he's the father of the accuser of Tom Robinson, who's making this false accusation. Bob, you will is portrayed by the actor Frederick, Weller, Mr.. You will you were doing allowed to run a net night show. You ran in the house ran to the window ran inside. Random mail ran for Mr. Tate. Did you run for a doctor to state that this man in me had post air, go hawk conversation outside his house, which you believe makes him disqualified from asking me questions?.
'Hadestown' Lead 2019 Tony Nominations
"The new musical Haiti's town dominated the Tony nominations, the unconventional folksy musical received nominations in fourteen categories. Neither to kill a Mockingbird nor network was nominated in the best new play category. Even though both costly productions were huge hits at the box office. They didn't come away empty-handed though to kill a Mockingbird was nominated for nine awards and network received five nominations, the big names receiving nominations. This year included in it Benning. Bryan, Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Adam driver lane may and Laurie Metcalf. The ward ceremony will take place on
Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Daniels And Bryan discussed on Ethan Bearman
"Neither to kill a Mockingbird nor network was nominated in the best new play category. Even though both costly productions were huge hits at the box office. They didn't come away empty-handed though to kill a Mockingbird was nominated for nine awards and network received five nominations, the big names receiving nominations. This year included an Benning, Bryan, Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Adam driver lane may and Laurie Metcalf. The award ceremony will take place on June
Inside Aaron Sorkin's 'Mockingbird' story
"Playwright and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin says he was eager to adapt. Harper Lee's to kill a Mockingbird for Broadway. But he still had some serious. Reservations about the job. I said yes, knowing really it was a suicide mission because people have a very special relationship to the novel. And it's a great book. What could I do but make it less than than what it was? And the acting future of Jesse smollet is still unknown. But his character on empire just made TV history all that up on the frame. Welcome to the frame. I'm John horn when Tony nominations are revealed next week to kill a Mockingbird will likely get a lot of attention almost certainly for Jeff Daniels who plays Atticus Finch, but the adaptation by earned Sorkin was far from easy. Scott Rudin secured, the rights to the patient and got Harper Lee's personal approval of Sorkin. It's the playwright. But then things started to go awry following Lee's death three years ago the estate eventually sued to stop the production. We'll get to the lawsuit in a bit. But when I spoke with Sorkin about to kill a Mockingbird. He I told me why his first draft didn't work. I simply try to do. No harm. I I took the most essential scenes that you need to tell the story, and I stood them up and dramatize them and the whole thing felt like a greatest hits album done by tribute band. And I turned it in and Scott who usually at that point. Would meet with me for days and ended up with hundreds of notes to go back and do the second draft with he met with me for less than thirty minutes and gave me two notes. And the second note was the one that changed everything. What Scott said was that Atticus can't be advocates from the beginning of the play to the end of the play. He's got a change. That's what protagonist does a protagonist has a flaw protagonist put through something and changes as a result. And I thought well, of course, Scott's right? That has to be what happens in a play. I wonder how Harper Lee got away with an Abacus who's the same. At the beginning of the book is at the end of the book, how Horton Foote got away with an Atticus in the movie who's the same at the beginning of the movie is the is at the end of the movie. And that's when I realized that advocates isn't the protagonist in the novel or the movie scout is she's the one who changes her flaws that she's young and the changes that she loses someone for innocence. And while I wanted scout. And dill to remain protagonists in the play. I wanted advocates to be the central protagonist. I wanted him to be put through something. I wanted him to have a flaw on. I wanted him to change is a result. And what happened in that moment was that? I simply stopped thinking about the word adaptation that it. No longer was my goal to gently swallow the novel in bubble wrap and transfer it to a Broadway stage that I was going to write a new play taking the circumstances that Harper Lee put on the table. And that's when things started to take off. So I'm gonna ask you this. Obviously, it's a period piece. But I'm gonna talk about it's modern relevance of which there is a tremendous amount. What was happening in the world as you were adapting or reimagining, but ever we're gonna do whatever verb are gonna use to describe what you were doing with harp. Elise novel to make it a play. Yeah. Well, what was happening in the world. Was Trump was elected president Charlottesville was happening. Charlottesville became an important touchdown in this. And I'll tell you why Atticus in the in the novel. This was in thinking about what flaw can Atticus half. Does he go from being a bad lawyer to a good lawyer, a bad father to a loving father a racist believing injustice in a quality, and obviously no on all three? What I realized was that Atticus already had a flaw. Harper Lee gave him one. It's just that. When we were learning the book, we were taught that it was a virtue advocates says throughout the book that there's goodness in every single chicks, go get along better with all kinds of folks never really understand it until you consider things from his point of view. Climates out of his skin woke rounding he excuses. Bob, Buell's racism by saying the man just losses WPA job. You know, it's he excuses. Mrs Dubose is racism by she recently stopped taking her medicine or morphine. He excuses. The town's racism. This is the deep south things happen slower here, you know, give gift people time and thinking about all that at the same time at Charlottesville happened in it started. What Atticus was saying was starting to sound to me like there were fine people on both sides. Right. And that's when the bells rang, and and I was really able to kind of go from a walk to a gallop. We're talking with earned Sorkin about his ad obtain of Harper Lee's novel to kill a Mockingbird. I wanna play a scene between Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson who's been accused of raping a white woman. And the story can't tell you how to plead, but I can't. And I must give you my best advice. You won't be my lawyer. Very less thing. I won't the world be your lawyer right now negro man, what teenage girl wouldn't be going in with a win hands. But I'm compelled to defend us an officer of the court, and in that capacity of taken Salamo to give him a best council, which is that you cannot and you must not lead guilty and go to jail for a crime that you did not could not commit. So how do you figure out a way to dramatize what Atticus is going through? And how he's changing the way that he sees an excuses behavior through the play. What tricks? What are the things that you are able to do with the text and through new dialogue and putting dialogue and other characters mouse, they get you to that place where he can evolve for me, a big part of Attica ses journey in this play is going from someone who says, I know these people these are our, friends and neighbors sure some of them may be stuck in the old ways. But there are none of them that are so far gone. They would send an obviously innocent man to the electric chair, and he discovers that he doesn't know his friends and neighbors that to me does a really good job of of reflecting. I think how a lot of us no matter where you are on the political or ideological spectrum the way, a lot of us have felt these last few years that we thought we knew our fellow Americans. But we didn't we were wrong about our friends and neighbors, and that's one of the reasons why this play based on a book that sixty years old that takes place ninety years ago feels so much like today.
EMMY, Henry Winkler and Saturday Night Live discussed on The KDKA Radio Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway
"The seventy th primetime EMMY awards presented the audience with somewhat of a different field back hosts, Colin Jost, and Michael J. We're joined by other familiar, Saturday Night Live faces past and present. And a number of first-time winners came to the stage, including reality competition program winner rupaul who stressed the importance of pushing the envelope. We celebrate people who dance outside the box. And I think there is value in those stories for everyone. Jeff Daniels outstanding supporting actor in the limited series. Godless echoed the statement saying is foul Meryl. Streep had a great influence on him and learning to relax. There was work. I leave a lot to chance now. Maybe it's getting older. One of the highlights of the evening was at historic win for first time EMMY awards recipients, Henry Winkler, the actress best known for his role is the funds from the nineteen seventies sitcom happy days won for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy for his role in HBO's. Jerry. I have the longest drought between nominations of anyone in the academy. I was twenty seven when I started doing the fawns. I'm now seventy two top drama honors.
"jeff daniels" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"On your Bill. Radim rain. It's hard. Many. That's Jeff Daniels rape. It's hard to hear the angels sang and Talia schlager in for Tom power. You're listening to q. EMMY winning actor, Jeff Daniels is my guest. We're talking about his music. So Jeff, where that's come from, will it's reaction to the election. Kathleen Parker is a columnist for the Washington Post. Few weeks after the election. She wrote a column basically taking aim at the way he went about it. The disrespect the lack of class, the lying the throwing people under the bus, all that stuff in the column she referred to. It's hard to hear the angels sing. And so as a writer, I've learned this from the playwrights way back when keep your ears open. People are going to say things you're gonna see things. You're gonna. Those are songs of poems. Those stories there is a whatever. Those are a play. Keep your ears open. The good riders listen. And I saw that, and I said that. When you're bells of freedom ring. It's hard to hear the angels sing, and I said there it is, and I, that's it's also a reaction to something that Frank rich had written Franken written a column about six weeks after nine eleven. And in that column he, he said, where are the artists. They should be eliminated. They should be writing. They should be helping us understand where we are. Why were feeling what we're feeling where the artists Springsteen talked about being in jersey after nine, eleven, and someone driving up next to him enrolling down their window and saying, we need you now and driving away. Unin Springsteen wrote the rising. So here we are in America, those of us who aren't on that bandwagon. And it's a way to use that guitar and ask a question MRs who we are really. Really? It sounds like you take that responsibility as an artist really seriously. I think there's a way in Christine. Lavon told me she goes, it's hard to write a good protest song. She may have been quoting Dave Enron now that think about it. But she said it to me and she, she said that and I, you don't wanna get on a soapbox, but you do wanna go, you wanna ask a question that even they'll here, they may ignore it, but they need to hear the question being of questions. One of the most memorable moments I think from your acting career that that stands out in in my memory for sure is the response that you give as the character will McEvoy in the show the newsroom to a question that you are asked. I want wanna play the clip this from the first episode of the show, your character will mcevoy's giving speech at.
"jeff daniels" Discussed on X96
"Jeff daniels to hollywood if you want me i'll be in michigan worthy hear heigtening a hold of jeff daniels yeah these michigan this is just a story it's a it's kind of an interesting story about jeff daniels who who is from michigan and loves the state of michigan he's built a theater there he has written he's written a water plays that are performed at that theater and they do other work as well what he's one of those celebrities that you never hear scandals and that because it is possible to be a famous actor and not be involved in scandals his shoes that his theaters called the purple rose theater because he said it was he says i always felt that being in the purple rows of cairo that woody allen directed who that was the movie the kind of people said oh jeff daniels he could be he can beef but really good after a star our he was asked in the interview of would if we own called you and so today and said jeff would you well i want you to be in one of my movies uh he'd say um well no i will item do it he said there's just too much baggage there i don't know i'm sorry would he a won't i've been michigan you want me on in michigan right he's always good jeff daniels dahman dumber he's my favorite in dublin dumber i just loved him in newsroom yeah i miss atucha yeah he i liked him a lot to and heap he played a handsome sort of leading man who him in that and he.