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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

07:47 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

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See the latest campaign from the adventures. O every other thursday on maximum fund dot org or wherever you listen to podcasts. Welcome back a bullseye. I'm jesse thorn. We're remembering the life and work of the actor. Michael k williams who died earlier this month at fifty four. I interviewed him in two thousand sixteen. Let's hear the rest of our conversation. I wanna play a clip from happened. Leonard which is my guest. Michael k williams new show on sundance. It's about these two best friends who are like not exactly detectives but just kind of stuff happens around them. Michael plays a guy named leonard. His best friend is named pat. He's played by. James pure foy and they kind of get involved in this scheme of run by half ex wife who's played by christina hendricks and she comes and sort as seduces hap. And convinces them. They should go try and find this underwater car that maybe has a million dollars in it. That's by an old bridge and leonard doesn't trust her and he's just a bit iffy about the whole thing and in. This scene is agreed to do it in their loading up their car or the truck actually to head out there. So let's take a lesson to bill. We don't notice how nothing he'd be. Ideally is he's going to take them money for the being big bank and you could do a good cause we'll call. The seals does unmask. I get any money out of it is the only calls give it to me seals and got no bills to be. How is this how it intruded anyway. I don't care. I don't just given lead you keep telling yourself that. How did you tell me these. Things room has something to do with my burt on. See that the noise. Truly you've been alive annoys. Two of you are so wonderful together and you know. It's sort of the premise of the whole show in a way it's like a in a way. It's like a sitcom not in that. It's full of jokes although it does have some jokes in it in that it is just super driven by this character relationship. Yeah yeah you know that that. That was very it feels so real because it is you know as you may or may not know james period for nine have known each other since what two thousand eight we were together working on the project in cape town south africa back then. F- like seven eight months so You know we developed a friendship kept in contact over the years. We talk like that made him and his wife and we'll get together with just like anything. Goes you know what i mean and know we just like family so there was no there was not a better fit for for the role of In with me. As leonard than james i. I can't think of another person. We're just about out of time. Michael but i wanna ask you about one Slightly frivolous thing so you in a couple of your co stars from the wire are in One of my favorite music videos for one of my favorite songs ever. Which is what we do by freeway. You know deal you of you are. You've got your shocking me. Today he just keep coming with these little. Who are you do you all over the place. I got a lot of respect for you man. That's that's dope. Well mike. You're the you're the one who just like who is just like. Yeah you know when. I when i decided to get serious about show business. I was just in my apartment. Drinking beer Little weed playing. Dominoes with sean price. Friday that in their fight to drive him to his gigs back in the day. We yeah gigs. New york. I would take him to shows man Do special but Yeah even though what we do is wrong. You know not to be an intern asylum. No but on that day if you notice in that video i'm only in the last couple of shots towards the staircase into what the end and that was because That went straight from the the the burial ground berry on my mother's sister who was like a grandmother to me I buried her that day. And that's why you'll see me early. Applaud that video. So i went straight from the graveyard. I changed my clothes ran. I want this kind of switch up the scene for that day. And i went to the set matt suns at me man and we went out there. Do's went to whether i was so proud of them. They they they should everybody down jay z. Everybody freeway beanie as a get kid. 'em fuss came out of the channel like like fifty dollars a piece. When that song came out. I i was a fan of the wire in Seeing that video you know on on one six park or something like that. It was like oh man other people watch the wire this whole time. I thought it was just me. But it turns me and baby. Jay z and freeway. And beanie siegel. Yeah forget the first time on. I realized that someone else was people. Were actually watching the show. I was going the city to meet a friend of mine. And i had the radio on ninety seven and a meal Friday mix no hip hop of Was on deuce from the g unit camp. I think it was a yoyo tony yego. He was spitting. Live on the radio to do said I about the car with the ruge on. Phya something something. Something like oman wire. I'll tell you. I heard that was crashed on the brooklyn bridge.

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

08:18 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Mesh out to my brother up boot man. He was there and him. My cousin and episodes and i was on the sopranos came on tv. So i was like okay. There's something wrong with this picture Here on the television. And i'm here. I said what's happening here. I kind of like an out of body experiences and so went to my and say look. I'm a good this. This entertainment almost shot right. Don't work me and you baby be changing diapers right. So i said listen. She what you need saddens alone in ten grand gave it to me reluctantly when she gave it to me and I put together new whole new real. 'cause it was it was my The re the emancipation. Yeah i mean my masturbation the comeback. I'm back on the block. So i got a whole new real cold. New head shot up board computer because back in the days before apple. You had to go to the computer show at queens community college and bill your computer. That's why we did back in the day and so boom and I i put together this real goody package and i put a hitless of ten people. I was going to send this package to like the real head. Shot up i went. I went my homeboy miles for tiffany's so i went and got got all these tiffany pans and tiffany boxes. Spray to the tissue tiffany cologne. Is this going all out and I mailed it to ten people kit. Mak mac in our last night right. Now who keep a music guy. Jimmy jimmy roseman cage henchmen on Shot cam kapoor. Jackie brown carmen. These some some of the names on my list sent them off for christmas presents. Mike is christmas marinate. Watch my clocks around january ten fourteen. I should be getting some calls. Like oh my god wanna see you man. We on march while moms beating on my door. Where's my money like you know saying and You know man. I i kinda slip into darkness. Got little depressed This post i never really dealt with. The nine. Eleven thing was having some stress issues with that. And you know it's being the projects. You know feeling feeling unfulfilled and i slipped into depression and so you know. That's what i was that. When i got call from alexa fogel. Thank god for her. She scoured the streets in new york to find because apparently she did not see my awesome package. You send it to cadore massenburg. The guy who ran motown records. I was trying to be the next. You're trying to be the next erica. Bundu door dangelo. Somebody get the little folk found me. She found me and my despair and She asked me to come meet this guy named omar phone little. It seems like it wasn't a it wasn't a particularly smooth journey. The next five ten years of your career. Though you know i think i've been so fortunate and blessed with the end of the dad got complain about nothing at all north in the in the short amount of time i've been in business you know especially as an actor. The amount of success achieved the the level of people. I've been blessed to work with and learn from is been truly like a dream. Come true i mean i i gotta people got remember only started acting my first. My first big job was dwyer just two thousand two thousand two. We started northbound. The wire you know. I'm talking with someone who had never acted before never had any dreams to act never went to school to act. You know in our guy given this opportunity and of grace godman. It was able to turn it into something that can really do good with. We've got more of my interview with michael k williams including more about his most iconic part omar little stay with us. It's bullseye for maximum dot org and npr. This message comes from npr sponsored. Discover- discover matches all the cash. Back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically with no limit on how much you can earn. It's amazing because of all the places where discovery is accepted. Ninety nine percent of places in the us take credit cards so when it comes to discover get used to hearing yes more often learn more at discover dot com slash match twenty twenty one nilson report limitations apply. Welcome back bullseye. I'm jesse thorn. If you're just joining us we are replaying. My 2016 interview. With michael k williams. The late actor played omar little on the wire chalky white on boardwalk empire and had so many other roles on the big and small screens. Williams died on september. Sixth he was fifty four. Let's get back into our conversation. Did you have a point in your career. Where especially working mostly as a dancer. You realized that you were going to have to figure something out because you know you started as a dancer professionally in your mid twenties Which is already yeah. It was already on. Yeah you know. There's not a lot of professional is not a lot of professional especially street dancers urban dancers in in into their thirties. You know man listen. Shot out to the only says man the old school brooms still not corners. Shout to my old school. Dances man boogies but When i knew i'd had to make a shift was you know when i started coming onto the scene in i was already. I had the scar my face. And i went from you know mike williams who come on do what the scar on his face. Oh yeah you know I i will admit i played. That played that card for like about a whole five minutes and that that got real old hat to me. And i said well if i'm getting tired of being referred to as the guy with the scar. I said it's going to be a matter of time before they start referring to me as the guy with the scar i i said i'm in the building but if i want to stay in the building i need to bring some substance to this end That's when i got blessed Being to be introduced to the underground off broadway world of new york city through my brother. Ray thomas also again from philly. He bought me the la mama. And our i met stewart. Blessed dead anna. Put me in this play. And that's why. I learned how to create character in layers and you know what. What is the method technique. What is demise. no take me. Can you know. And and i got with my my theater. Company with still wished with today a theater for new generation underhill williams tutelage when he started when he put his hands on me was a rap after that. I was going to these auditions knocking down. And you know it was that that gave me the substance in to let the scar goes not about my scar. I'm not here because of that. You know today was it scary to to be as emotionally present and open as acting requires. Was that something that came comfortably to you. Dude you display a frigging a pop hops How song and. I'm a crowd like a frigging baby. I think i think we know that it had a marshmallow here. I can't. I can't run that fast but You know that's where my strength is a being sensitive vulnerable desks while in Ironically the more i am. I allow myself to be that and to allow people to see.

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

05:59 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"And now of course. People started tuning that so now became the literally. The based on the records is just a tuned. Eight hundred eight but it was funny. Because i remember a long time ago. I think we were probably working on a rise record Back in the day. And i remember that One of the guys. I remember the words beats by the pound. Or what are the other guys. had they were looking for eight eight sound. Read our studio in minneapolis and they said. Hey you guys have anything with eight. Oh eight sound on it and said yeah. And i gave them the eight away drum machine and they said what is this and i said. It's the noaa drumming. they said. Oh my god. And i remember. They got on their phones and started calling all their friends and going to man they got an actual eight eight man. No not the south the actual machine man they got the real machine and it was so funny. I never thought of it like that. But that's what people think of when they think of eight eight they think of a sound they don't think of the actual machine but we still have our original machine. Did all the records from back in the day and we love it because whenever we need is funny i played something for jemaine depre- the other day and he said does that a real eight. Oh eight and i said yeah he said i gotta get a real eight. It was so funny. But yeah it's it's definitely like you said stratocaster. Yeah but i think as far as certainly for drums that eight hundred is the one in in literally every record that you hear now days so we're glad we still have original one. We had a gypsum lover on the show. One time and i think he has a borderline romantic relationship with his eight. Oh it's like he's got a stache. Yes yeah yeah now. It's it's a great drum machine. It was really funny to even when he mentioned a little earlier. When we were working on the mariah record we knew things that maria liked when we first met mariah for the very first time she literally saying half our song book back to us she. She was like a true fan. You know how you meet people they go yama fattier work and you go. Oh what do you like. And they'll go. I like all your stuff. No she specifically was like didn't mean to turn you on. Just be good to me. Tell me if you still care like she named off songs and it was really funny when we weren't even on this new record with her. We made sure that the eight await sound was in there. The claps in The drums where the eight hundred drums and a synthesizer little lines where the where the opiate and the baseline was the opiate like. We made sure to give her those ingredients that she likes so it was like you know taking a bite of a of a new meal in a restaurant but it reminding you of the way mom used to cook it. You know. that's what we wanted to do with her song. And really with all the songs on the misgiving that feel you know so yeah we still to this day. You know we love using those sounds are so relevant and is so beautiful and their timeless their time sound. We'll finish up with jimmy jam and terry lewis in just a minute. After the break will dive deep into the janet jackson. Single love will never do and the joh- dropping synthesizer line on that record. It's bullseye for maximum fund dot org. Npr if you're sick of constantly argue the people closest to you about topics that really aren't going to change the world. We're here to take that stress off of your shoulders. We take care of it for you on. We got this with mark. Now that's right. How if you have a subjective question that you want answered objectively once and for all time for all of the people of the world questions like who's the best disney villain macaroni or. Should you up on a hot dog. That's why we're here. yes i'd get. These are the biggest question of our time and often joined by special guests. Like nathan fillion orlando jones and paget brewster so that market. How take care of it for you on regardless of in how we on maximum phone. Hey it's john mel and look. These are challenging times for our mental and emotional health. I get it. That's why i'm so excited for my new podcast. Depression mode were tackling depression. Anxiety trauma stressed the kinds of things that are just super common but don't get talked about nearly enough conversations that are illuminating honest. And sometimes pretty funny with folks like kelsey darah open. Mike eagle and patent. Oswald was never therapy medecin yet but he smoked a carton of cigarettes a day so he was in therapy plus psychiatrists psychologists and all kinds of folks on depression mode. We're working together learning helping each other out where team join our team depression mode for maximum fun wherever you get your podcasts. Welcome back to bullseye. I'm jesse thorn my guest sir. Jimmy jam and terry lewis their songwriters and producers who have worked on over forty top ten hits with some of the biggest names in in be their productions include janet jackson's control and rhythm nation after forty years of writing and recording stuff for other people though they're trying something different jam and lewis volume. One is the duo's first ever album with their name on the cover and it's worth the wet. Let's get back into our conversation. I have a friend who is king. Nerd of the minneapolis. Sound just one of the greatest nerds of every tributary of that river. Not least at which is your work and he heard i was doing this interview and he sent me a stem that i wanted to play so okay. This is from an could. Just 'cause i just loved hearing it. So i.

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

08:21 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"We can hold a note. I guess you could say But you know to use your bucket analogy. There's a hole in our bag so we're holding the note but in you know it's it's not doing. The best is is slipping away quickly. We've got greece on this. By the way the good news about that though i will say is that when we do demos for the artists. It's great i remember. We did a gladys knight song and an nesbitt did the from sounds of blackness. Did the demo of it and gladys knight said who an sounds really good. She just keep that song for herself while gladys knight as saying that then we need to just do the vocals ourselves because when we did the vocals everybody laughs when we do the vocals right then they know they can go in and kill that they're gonna make it sound really great. So that's i guess. The blessing is that were not that great a singer but we do know what we'd like for the singer to sing and how they should sing it. So it's a good ballots. The two of you met as teenagers. do you know. Do you remember who spotted who. I spotted terry. It was a summer program at the university of minnesota called upward bound. And the cool thing about the program which you basically stayed in dorms just like it was college but we're only junior high school students at the time and i remember as we were checking into the dorms. I walked by one of the dorm rooms in the door was open and sitting on the bed in the dorm was terri. Lewis playing a red black and green base and he was playing cooling. The gang Bass parts on it. And i remember looking at him. I don't even know whether i said anything to him. But i just looked at him and i said okay. Whoever this brother is. I got to get to know him. It was like love at first sight for me. See and terry. And i think he saw me playing in the lunchroom. They restoring a bunch of pianos because it was during the summer. So they were. you know. School wasn't really in the college. Part was an end so they had moved a bunch of panels into some lunchroom's just to storm. I found my way to the piano. So i would go down there and play and terry would always say allegedly that. I was swimming the girls or something when i was playing. But that was kind of how he how he saw me for the first time. So i think that we both had a mutual admiration society from from first meeting. I guess i would say and he was definitely sworn in the girls. Did the two of you have similar. Music tastes when you met musical tastes were. Yeah we were all over the place that way because we grew up in minneapolis and we probably had did have some overlapping Musical tastes but minneapolis was a place that you very rarely would. Here are and be musical on the radio. So you know i was more of a funk. R&b person but i also you know love some soft rock you know james gang and some different things like that and so when i met jam jam was trying to turn me on to the new chicago album and i was like whoa chicago all right well. Do you know about new birth earth wind and fire so i just started turning him onto more of the arm. Be type music. You know and We just kinda started the blend things that way. We've got even more with jimmy. Jam and terry lewis stay with us. It's bullseye for maximum fun. Dot org an npr. This message comes from npr sponsor. Green chef green chef is a usda certified organic meal kit offering plans for every lifestyle colluding paleo plant power kito and balanced living with their wide variety of high quality. Clean ingredients seasonally source for peak. Freshness you can feel great about what you're eating and how it got your table. Go to green shaft dot com slash bullseye one hundred and use code bulls eye one hundred to get one hundred dollars off including free shipping. Maya rudolph's up to emmys this year one nomination guest hosting savvy net live the other for playing a puberty inducing hormone monstrous on the animated show. Big mouth you scream at a mother. Comedian maya rudolph. Listen now to the. It's been a minute. Podcast from npr. It's bullseye i'm jesse thorn. My guests jimmy jam. Terry lewis have been working together for forty years producing some of the biggest. R&b records of all time. This past july. They released their first ever album under their own name. It's called jam and lewis volume one. Let's get back to my interview with jimmy jam and terry lewis the other day on a bullseye. We had wendy. And lisa on and you know both of their dads were very serious professional musicians in the in the wrecking crew and both their moms were musicians as well although mostly amateur ones and there was a part in the conversation where wendy said that when she was in middle school or something she was listening to a lot of deep funk. And i'm like what you're telling me you were like fourteen fifteen years old. You're you're hanging out listening to mandrell or whatever and she goes. Oh yeah. I'd love mandrell great taste but it's funny because you know she's in la and she's like sneaking out to clubs and her dad's a musician. You know playing on frank sinatra records or whatever and you guys are in minneapolis where it's hard work just to listen to. Yeah it was definitely hard work and you know. I had the same kind of upbringing though by dad Played still place as a musician to this day. So i grew up with a bunch of instruments around my house. There was always keyboards around the house or was always a drum set around the house. Actually i got my first trump. Said i think when i was maybe five years old and You know so i. I grew up really with instruments and stuff around the house. But i think part of the thing that makes terry where we really bonded over music was you know like terry said. He introduced me to new birth tower power in earth when in fire and those kinds of records i introduced him to chicago but growing up. I was into you. Know seals and crofts in america and bread and anything that was harmony and major seven chords was my favourite stuff but we found nice place where it blended. It took a while for us to figure out what the combination should be for. That 'cause terry would write something really funky and then. I put a pretty melody over the top. And he'd go no or i write something really with a pretty melody. And then he'd put a funky bottom on it and i'd go now and we. We finally figured out. Probably just be good to me was probably sos ban is probably the first time that we kind of figured it out. You know the folk bottom in pretty top is guessing people call it so that's kind of ended up being our combination but it was because of the differences of the kind of music that we listen to an appreciated but the thing was we appreciate it all music. So the chance to kind of blend. Those types of influences together was always cool and growing up in minneapolis. You had a chance to do that because you were getting east. Coast records west coast records. Were chicago records. Memphis records nashville records. Detroit records were all finding their way to minneapolis. So was a great kind of gumbo. If you will of a lot of different things and obviously prince personified that better than anybody you know kinda the blending of all types of music. Because he was as in as much into you know you think jimi hendrix and sly and family stone. But also you know lindsey buckingham and carlos santana and all of those types of influences so it was a great way to grow up. Let's listen to just be good to me by the sos band. One thousand nine hundred eighty three one of the first things that the two of you guys worked on outside of your own.

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"He's coming back or do you mean the fact that apple podcasts is named fanti what of the best shows of twenty twenty. I mean we already knew that we had stuff but a little external validation never heard okay hosted by me writer and journalist jared hill and you need the ebony entrance val anderson fanti is your home for complex conversations about the grey areas in our lives. The people places and thanks. We're huge fans of but got some feelings toward you name it we fanti. Nobody's off. Lean it check us out every thursday on maximum fun dot org or wherever you get your slave the audio and this is ball's i i'm jesse thorn. Our guest is user a deuba star of the. Hbo show in treatment. She's being interviewed by travel anderson. Let's get back into it so before i let you go. I'm taking a hard left turn. I like to reserve the last few questions for you know questions that only i in maybe five other people in the world will care about okay. I'd so of the people. And so i wanna just ask a question or two about my favorite role that you have done back in two thousand fifteen you start in. Nbc's live production of the broadway musical. The wiz which is very specific very specific choice. I know which is why to this. Is only for me hub glenda the good witch and i'm going to play a clip of your incredible performance.

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

07:51 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"But honestly like in a horror movie. Even in a horror comedy. It's nice to have the black guy be the dufy one. Yes you know what. I mean like this instead of like the fast talking guy who gets killed quickly. Yup you know it's a it's it's nice to have The black guy Be the sort of like emotional and inspirational quote unquote like leader of this thing to make it far in. Who knows how far have you haven't seen the movie but you know to to sort of be that instead of instead of garnish you know To get the cannot be the meat of his thing and and not only be the. Oh my god. I'm so scared the whole time. You know like oh okay well. What's the situation. I really appreciate it to get to do that. And like that in the script. As well i wasn't ama- huge fan of the show that you and tim robinson created detroiters. Yes and one of the things that. I don't think i realized until six or eight episodes into the show That was unexpected. to me. was this is a show about two best friends right so the two of you are are essentially the co leads of the program yet but in terms of the structure of the world of the show. He tim is the best friend he lives in your characters world and tim robinson is white yes and i thought kosh how many thousands of times have i seen a television sitcom with a black guy. Who's best friends to a white guy and lives in the white guys world And how close to zero times. Have i seen the opposite right Was that a choice that the two of you made it. Was it like to make to make it trudel life whereas like in detroit is seventy five percent black. You know so with casting and with that world that we're like this show is going to be black primarily black show with characters who are also not you know so so make the show being A black show with tim. You know that we very purposefully so at the workplace. It's tim's legacy and tim's job but then outside of their. It's kinda like sam's world you know. So it's a very purposeful relationship like like to have tim's wife be my sister. And so that. Tim's family is my family so tim is my best friend and my brother-in-law but in the family and the family unit the do as which is the bigger family. And you get the kremlin's as well but like you know. Typically the family things are happening among the duvalier's and like the were like trying to get the clients to be black all these things because that's what detroit is you know. So those are very purposeful sort of a composition because of that composition. There's also something you don't see a lot in television in terms of race dynamics. Which is the tim. Robinson's character has black wife. Which you know. I mean if you watch television commercials in america's there's a lot of interracial couples and almost none of them have You know in heterosexual couples have a wife who has darker skinned than the husband That is something that you essentially never see him. And i just as like. Isn't that nice. They're loving couple. That has normal. Couple things going on was like again. Part of that composition was like well. What if tim grew up in my were again in my world you know restaurants and he probably mostly dated black girls like existed in that world so like him falling and also in the thing is like we spent so much time together. That like that. That we i mean we never have explored this because we waited the two seasons but like kind of how the dynamic of them started where it came from for while we never landed on whether christie and i were twins or not because we never like i was always of idea and so the idea of him marrying her was like the closest thing to marrying me that he could do Because we like maybe we can hang out all the time like. There's a photo of at. the wedding. know showed up onscreen but it's like their wedding photos. And i'm in them to like jokes. She's annoyed. It was like in marrying like he married the both of us essentially. We've got even more with sam. Richardson still come. Stay with us. It's bullseye for maximum fund dot org an npr support for bullseye and the following message. Come from cultural cultural. Wants you to know that. An estimated forty. Five million. Americans may have according to the international foundation for gastrointestinal disorders cultural. Ibs complete support is a medical food for the dietary management of ibs. It's designed to relieve symptoms like abdominal pain bloating. Diarrhea and constipation in a safe well tolerated. Once daily dose save twenty percent with promo code radio on cultural dot com comedian. Tiffany haddish is busy. She's acting producing but she says she's not just doing it for herself. How much generation up you create and when you get to tell us story and give other people opportunity to tell that story with you. Tiffany haddish on her power in hollywood. Listen now the it's been a minute. Dot cast from npr. It's bulls eye. I'm jesse thorn. I'm talking with sam. Richardson he's the star of detroiters. Veep and the new movie where wolves within. Let's get back into our conversation. There's a great scene from the show. That i'm gonna play in. Detroiters ran for two seasons on comedy. Central a couple of years ago and was co created By my guests. Sam richardson and his real life. Pal tim robinson And they play best buddies on the show and they're also business partners in the advertising business which they're pretty bad at and their neighbors and tim's character is married to sam's characters Sister so they're they're very close knit and so in this seeing the two of them are hanging out at a bar and tim is trying to figure out why sam has such a hard time meeting with. When are you going to settle down man. Can you help us. Settle a bet. Sure excuse me. We're talking moving along seriously man. When are you going to sell down. It's amazing yet. tim. I do wanna meet somebody then. What is stopping you. I like your shirt. That looks great on you. People do your home gig. Focus don't know who you are seriously. Why are you not settling down because you tim. It is impossible to meet girls around you okay. That's insane yet. Sure i'm insane. Suit yourself man. Giving his bikes.

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

08:17 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"I'm peter segal host of npr's wait. Don't tell me that strange sound you heard on our last show was live people laughing n- applauding be a part of our next show with the alive people on august. Twenty six at tanglewood join us live and you too can finally see what are real live. Legs look like legs remember those. Welcome back to bullseye. I'm jesse thorn. My guest is jonathan majors. He's an actor. You might have seen him into five bloods or on the marvel. Tv show loki. He's nominated for an emmy for his role in the. Hbo horror drama lovecraft country where he played advocates. You can stream that show in its entirety on hbo. Max let's get back into our conversation. It must have been pretty intense to work into five bloods which is a movie about a a group of african american vietnam vets who go back to vietnam and you play delroy lindos characters son. Who goes back with them. It must have been intense to be on this like literal physical journey right. You're going to a foreign country and you have this guy. Who is your onscreen and metaphorical dad until roy lindo. Yeah who who is portraying a soldier. Evatt it while you are. Also you know. You're a few years in to try to reestablish what your relationship with your biological dad is that must've been a pretty intense experience to have those two things going on at the same time man it you know i say this all the time i think i would just start every interview with growth as an artist and growth as a human being are simultaneous. That's just that's just. I mean that's an average that was given to me in school and i've i've really held onto it and roll like david picks you know in the situation. You're and either. We're protected in a way because in a away were protected under the guidance in the autour ship of spiky. Is this whole cast together. There's no other way to go into it. You know we're going into war. Shooting film is very much like going into war. You know Sometimes you you feel like you have the high ground and sometimes you feel like you don't You know in his your crew. It's the it's the film against the elements as always a factor. You know making Making a movie as a miracle but the five bloods and working with the giant delroy. It was a personal experience. Insofar that would. David was going after something that i understood for myself to be something that i i knew i needed and in need for myself just the relationship between father and son and and what does that look like. Now look we've got into look. We were maybe twenty minutes fifteen minutes into this thing. I say a great great great great great great great Father figures in my life. You know nothing. Nothing can and does replace dad. You i mean airmont situation for any guidance in any way talk that fought against it but at a great uncle. My great grandfather awesome Now hill of mom alley bring up those familial Icons because stepping into the five. Bloods you know it was like we. It was like stepping into another family in a way and spike. Still to this day is is a guiding light you know coach and a mentor for me and delroy. I mean we really. We really really went after you know. 'cause he too has a son you know and we're really just in there. After david dave was really just in there trying to work out you know and the beauty about good art and even good art art in general is at the artists is always trying to work out the you know and here i was in a position where i look across from me and i see this is black man. You know who. Who's calling me son and all david wants in that film you know. It's never about the goal for david in any says you know i said to david we said to os say feels like it's my last time with him. You know so. The stakes are high to get to know the fall to get to know one of your origins. I think that's a very human thing to want into need. And i know this for me To this day To really get to know where you come from and from whom you come from and so david really got the work that out now entire mission to see and feel and understand understand his father's love that's deep thing and that's what the script offered me and that's really would spike was gifting me and deal with a great scene partner. Insofar that is not all yes sir no sir. When the heat gets hot you know especially when the sun has been in the world a bit in trying to find his own footing trying to find his own place. You've you push it a little bit. David does push a little bit busy pushing pool of that him trying to be his own man but also trying to find who he is through his father. He has wonderful experience. And there's a healing in that very much like Montrose analogous you know. The work has been very Rewarding and healing. Was there anything that you wanted to ask your dad when you reconnected with him. Yeah you try it you try it man. You know. I'm not. I'm not there either. I don't know how to you know. And i'm i'm very sensitive crybaby. You know all those things but you know it's a. It's a journey is a journey to to do that. I've tried to Try to announce boy and then you're at thirty two years of living. Maybe this conversation. You know because we've dug it up. May holly back adam and to say hey man what's up some of it and and here's the we report man. Some of it's understood. Some of it is understood not necessarily absolved but understood in new. Now stand apart from not individual you know share last name share blood and you are part of a attain a part of a lineage. And just because one is one way doesn't mean you have to be that way and is actually you being a different way. In being more individual is what bullies the entire legacy. I respect advocates. The legacy of freeman family. You'll know what's going on with the montross inadequate situation. You know there's a lot of A great deal of pain in that is not succumb. To actually goes and goes ego he goes to the pain he goes and gets them because ultimately is about loving and and a job. Mira song egos as you love who you love it is actually about an amorous companion you know but you love you love man and i mean those guys love their dads you know added loves his dad i would. I would say that. That's a.

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"I'm so preoccupied with this i can't even really. What do you want to go to you. Spray paints law say. I'm good man. I you know facing cool. you know. it's it it accomplished me and it was so i was. I was fortunate in that sense that it it caught me right in bet crossroads where a lot of kids swept into something that they really have patent or real intention of being in you know. I guess you're so young you don't wanna even understand what you're getting yourself into until it's too late and now you're sixteen seventeen and the world is looking at you like you're an adult and you're ended this thing that you didn't know what you getting into and so like fortunately for me when i was like ten or eleven someone came along and sweat me out of it at the same time. Found something that gave me another for myself so so it was not hard thing if you're playing in a jazz band like playing shows when you are teenager Did you always imagine a career in jazz jazz. Definitely the first music that that was my first love music but pretty early on. I was always playing like like literally like the day. I switched to saxophone. Dad was like all right this weekend. We're going go play at your uncle's church. I immediately was comes jazz by merely at gospel to the story. You know and i already had hip hop kinda was like the soundtrack of my mind generation. My friends everybody was in that and then So i started playing saxophone. Eighth grade and then When i went to ninth grader. I switched schools. I want to. Hamilton was a music academy almost meeting. These classical musicians who are really into classical music and develop beloved classical music so. I don't think that. I don't think i was thinking about a career. In that sense. I just really like music make really good. Music and jazz was probably the fake. My favorite of all the music. That i was making even more with kumasi washington. Stay with us when we come back from break. We'll talk about one of his first paying gigs playing in the band of one snoop dogg. It's bullseye for maximum fun. Dot org at npr support for both sides and the following message. Come from cultural cultural. Wants you to know that. An estimated forty. Five million americans may have ibs according to the international foundation for gastrointestinal disorders cultural ibs. Complete support is a medical food for the dietary management of ibs. It's designed to relieve symptoms. Abdominal pain bloating. Diarrhea and constipation in a safe well tolerated. Once daily dose save twenty percent with promo code radio on cultural dot com. Hey it's peter. Sehgal hosted wait. Wait don't tell me. After a year and a half of broadcasting from our bedrooms we are returning to shows with real live audiences starting august fifth philadelphia. Don't worry we will still have our beds onstage with us. Join us it's bulls eye. I'm jesse thorn. my guest. Kamasi washington is a saxophonist and composer. He's collaborated with kendrick. Lamar jewels flying lotus and many others. When we talk to in two thousand eighteen he had just released the album. Heaven and earth is track. We're hearing right.

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

03:27 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

02:10 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Copy of bubble by jordan. Boris that's the end of another episode of bulls eye bulls eye is created from the homes of me and the staff of maximum find in and around greater los angeles california and from our offices in the beautiful westlake neighborhood of los angeles overlooking macarthur park. Where recently in our neighborhood. There have been a bunch of neo-fascist coming out on the weekends to act like jerks and i just want to say that in our neighborhood in our city and at our company we think that trans rights are human rights and we stand with and care about our transgender colleagues and family members friends and neighbors. The show is produced by speaking into microphones. Our senior producer kevin ferguson. Our producer is hey. Sue sombre co production fellows at maximum fund. Our richard roby and valor moffitt. We get help from casey. O'brien are interstitial. Music is by. Dan volley also known as dj w our theme song is bhai team. Thanks to them into their label memphis industries for sharing it. They've got a brand new record in stores. That is great. You can also keep up with bullseye on twitter. Facebook and youtube we post our interviews and all of those places and i think that's about it just remember. All radio hosts have a signature. Sign off bullseye. With jesse thorn is a production of maximum fund dot org and is distributed.

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

02:30 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"What time i'm always grateful to get to talk to you and thank. Thanks for coming on bullseye. And thanks for having me on. Jessie i appreciate it. Tom sharp link. It never ends is the name of his memoir. It's touching and very funny. Thank you tom for coming into our studio to do this interview and for being vaccinated so we can talk safely. That's the end of another episode of bulls eye. Bulls eye is created from the homes of me and the staff of maximum find in and around greater los angeles california and from our office says in the beautiful westlake neighborhood of los angeles overlooking macarthur park. Where recently in our neighborhood. There have been a bunch of neo-fascist coming out on the weekends to act like jerks and i just want to say that in our neighborhood and in our city and at our company we think that trans rights or human rights and we stand with and care about our transgender colleagues and family members and friends and neighbors. The show is produced by speaking into microphones. Our senior producer kevin ferguson. our producer is. Hey soussan broszio production fellows at maximum fund. Our richard roby and valor moffitt. We get help from casey. O'brien are interstitial. Music is by dan. Wally also known as dj w our theme song is by the go team. Thanks to them into their label memphis industries for sharing it. They've got a brand new record in store. That is great. You can also keep up with bullseye on twitter. Facebook and youtube. We post our interviews in all of those places. And i think that's about it just remember all great. Radio hosts have a signature. Sign off bullseye. With jesse thorn is a production of maximum fund dot org and is distributed by npr. This message comes from npr sponsor. Click up a productivity tool that saving people one day a week by bringing all your work into one place click up brings your tasks stocks skulls chat and more into one. It's free forever. So sign up today at. Click up dot com slash npr..

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

08:05 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"It's me every week. I'm still the same me. All i all i i figure with the show. I'm just going to do all of it. Sometimes i wanted seib sometimes. I wanna be deathly serious. Sometimes i wanna be super encouraging and positive. Sometimes i wanna be crabby. That's me bringing all of my head to the thing and if you do it for as long as i have done it. You're going to get all of that at one point or another and it's not my responsibility to i don't have to suddenly make have play a sound effect when it's just like the toms joking now. Like what a bummer. That would be more fun to parse through the stuff. And i wonder if he was joking. Now that's the best i wish. Why don't i have a me. Listen i think you do. I think you just do doing this for myself. Actually i have been. Oh no another whole truth. Just hit me. I'm my own biggest fan. I'm doing the show for myself. I knew that already. I knew us doing the show for myself. That became very clear for the first two years the show and no one liked it. It was clear. I was doing the show for a very small amount of people and that was the that was the time to get out where it's like if i lose based on audience reaction if that was going to dictate whether i kept at it or not. I would've been gone because it wasn't there and one thing that does get lost on people is when it was called the best show on. Wfan new it was meant to kind of tease. The other shows on wfan mu. It was a joke of title. Because i was the lowest person on the ladder. Your i sound of america. Rear like motown I can do. i guess. I'm the next in line for that. Berry gordy jesse thorn. You get angry email a week but but there is a there. The the context for it over time has that has gotten lost. A little bit is that it was it was such a dumb joke to call it the best show because it was like who does he think he is saying like. I've been on the station for fifteen years. I've the most popular show in the stations. Like this guy says he's doing the best show on the station and there were dj's who were not happy with that title but then it was double it was not doubly exponentially funnier that no one liked show and i was calling it that food. That's the that's perversely. Funny joke to me but then over time people are like oh maybe it is a show. I don't think it's the best show. I like it a lot but it's not me. It's not the best people debate. It's like you give people chance to debate thing if you make a bold statement do you get that. I promise you that we would talk a little bit about your childhood and adolescence. So i i wanna do that Your mother was seriously ill through most of your childhood. When we're you aware that she was sick. I got around. Eight is when Yeah like eight has an still has. She's she's still hanging in there Just a blood disorder. That she's had to deal with her whole her whole adult life and yeah that was just one of those things were suddenly everything changes when that happens then life is just different that now. There's a lot of time in the hospital. A lot of time Doctors offices her getting surgeries procedures. Just every kind of thing to try to figure this out and it was also something that was a very unconventional thing that they they just weren't answers for so there was always a sense of what is this. How can how can she get help So there were. There was a frustrating unknown quality. All too not just like well. It's it's this disease and this is how this disease gets treated. The doctors were trying to straighten up figure out. What is this. we don't know what it is. How come this has happened. Let's try this. That didn't do anything so we'll try that that didn't do anything we got a few result. Here they'll go talk to another doctor and see what they think about that. It was just a giant ongoing Just journey through the unknown and Yeah but that was one of those things that it just. It kind of feels like. It's just like yeah childhoods kind of over now. Even though you're not an adult yet. I could feel the responsibility of of being part of my family showed up and so i said well what can i do to just help. And it's just way too early for a kid to start carrying that stuff. Even the i think. I was always kinda came off like i could handle. Things came off like a like a like. Oh you're like a little adult like kids just aren't little adults no matter what how they can present that they just aren't they. They their capacity to truly handle huge things like that is very low. They will bear whatever that is in some weird way at some other point. It's just going to. It's going to leave a mark. I guess is what it in one of some kind of thing. It's just a kids are just kids are very strong and they're also just very very fragile also at the same time because you don't know what it is and there's also there is nothing for you as a child to do about it and that must have been an awful feeling like not just knowing that the person is supposed to take care of you can't take care of you but knowing that even if you assume the mantle of responsibility which is absurd but you don't necessarily know that that there's like nothing you can do works like it's like you know you're you're a kid you can't you can't change things or fix things but when you're in that when you're in that black and white thinking of kids it's like you can be good or you can be not good or bad and to like say i want to be good. I wanna help and it's just do you. Just start doing that. And then it just becomes just like a pattern and then the pattern becomes kinda like a compulsion to just always trying to let me fix it. I can i can. I know i can if i trial a harder. Maybe i can fix it like we got. I did okay. Maybe the difference between things getting better or things not getting better is My effort the the the intensity of effort and that was just. Yeah that.

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

07:23 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Suddenly gets their power. Usually things like that are not as cut and dried as that suddenly like. This is my thing. And i am doing great at it right away. I know this is for me. And in retrospect i guess it makes sense when you think of The way people talk getting on stage when they say like as soon as i got up there i knew i was born to live on a stage and i knew i was definitely not born to live on a stage that i learned that Very quickly. but i did. Feel in the microphones like yeah. This is it. this is my this is my place and it really was special. And i didn't wanna stop doing it when you're being funny behind a microphone is very unusual circumstance. It is one of the only situations where you are performing funniness without feedback O it's and getting kind of that felt like something. There was like a taming of the silence in a way where it was like. You could say the funniest thing you've ever said in your life and the response you get is pure silence. It's and it. I've seen people come on the best show. Just the funniest people and this is before. Like a pre pre podcasts era. There was still a novelty for most people getting in front of a microphone and if they were ever on the radio they were on for ten minutes on a promotional thing on a mainstream station and they never really would settle down or do a a longer form conversation or longer form comedy and i would see those people just get like rattled by it and then they kinda press. Because it's just like. I got maybe to get this little this laughter. I need to just start. I gotta start steamrolling. People and i gotta go faster and just get and it's like no you actually have to kind of just kind of le- let it just happen and it's just it's really there's just this sense of the silence is so scary at first but then when i got a hold of it it was my favorite part of the show on my favorite part of the show still is kind of just riding silence in in the middle of conversation. If i'm if i'm or just a monologue arrived on caller. I'm just talking. I love just letting them. Silence to sit there and it spooks people. But it's like no. That's my friend. The silence is my friend and silence can be your friend too if you just trust the silence. It's not a silent isn't necessarily bad but it's scary. You know what that's like those first moments when you say something and then it's just like i got nothing back like nothing. Because because the people who get thrown the most worst stage performers they were used to just immediate response. I said a funny thing here laughter and then they in their mind. They're just like oh. No i'm bombing. It's like no you're not. There's just nobody here to laugh. He's got to trust somebody out. There thinks it's funny. We've got so much more with tom. Sharp coming up. Stay with us. It's bullseye for maximum fund dot org and npr. This message comes from npr sponsor. Odom running a company as hard but over six million people found a way to make it easier. Thanks to odor. Odu is a suite of business. Applications designed to streamline automate and simplify any competent odu has apps for crm accounting e commerce manufacturing inventory management. You name it oh dude got it. Each app is user friendly intuitive and fully integrated for a free trial of odu goto. od dot com slash bullseye. Good question. That's a really good question. The question free therapy. Thank you for asking me that god. That's a good question. That's an interesting question but what fresh air interviews are really about are the interesting answers. Listen and subscribe to fresh air from whyy an npr. Welcome back to bullseye. i'm jesse thorn. If you're just joining us my guest. Is tom sharp line. Tom is a comedy writer. he's also the host of the best show. A radio show and podcast. That's been going for over two decades earlier this year. Tom row his first book. It's a memoir called. it never ends. The book is heartbreaking and funny and features among other things one of the most brutal. Billy joel take downs in the history of music criticism. Let's get back into our interview. Once you to hold me. I think maybe it was. You're on the air. Some but i feel like it was in conversation perhaps because your show so intimate but You told me about after september eleventh driving the sitting in the parking lot of a trader joe's in eating an entire trader joe's cheesecake done september twelfth. Yeah that's how. I spent the day after nine eleven in new jersey. Where if you looked at the sky you saw all the smoke if you drove to wfan mu which was right on the on the water on the jersey city. Right on the hudson that it's the smoke and the smell of burning metal and that My way of coping listed to just go to trader joe's and need an entire cheesecake on the spot. But yeah but the. I did say that on the radio but you. But that's that's a huge compliment too and i mean it and like the reason it struck me and the reason it stuck in my mind other than it being a funny and moving story is simply that it was the rare instance that i had heard. You describe your feeling directly. Okay and i had trusted you to be sincere. I mean i think. I trusted you to be sincere when you were nice to me. Twenty years ago. And i was and yeah but one of the things just see. The whole show is sincere. I might put on a little little play for people here and there and maybe heighten things and goof around in the name of entertainment but i..

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

07:56 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"This is bulls eye. I'm jesse thorn. our guest. Andrew mccarthy is an actor and director and a member of the brat pack is memoir is called brat an eighty story. He's being interviewed by writer and actor. Julie klausner you are very aware of the. I think we sort of touched on it. The emotional accessibility. You have as an actor but you also talk about having this sort of push pull of aloofness and sort of staying in your own internal perception of yourself. How do you reconcile that. You're not an actor that stays in character the whole time right you talked about how in pretty in pink really didn't talk to molly when you guys weren't shooting. Well no you don't have to walk around. Set calling me blaine. No not that literal I always found that kind of odd when people were literally doing that. Did you seemed weird to me. but emotionally. I certainly would try and keep myself into sort of zone. I suppose but. I had a lot and continue to in my life. Have a lot of ambivalence about most things you know. And that is. I think hindered some of my ambition Because he one step up two steps back and three step half step back you know the people that just sort of have no reflective gene and just drive forward. I look at them with. Aw and they always succeed. Wow look chew. I mean you have no shame you have no and they just succeed wildly and i'm just i marvel at them and i envy them but i don't really a part of me does But i very much have a of always you know question. So i'm always i do questioning and then i'm examining so you know it makes it uncomfortable existence at moments and it certainly hindered my Career if i and my ambitions certainly but it's on the other hand it's helped me to have a certain awareness and ability to see things from a different perspective as opposed to just my own and it's also i imagine part of the exercise of writing. This book was looking back and seeing well. That wasn't a missed opportunity. I just didn't want to do it. You talked about turning down an invitation to dinner with warhol and some of the factory folks. Yeah i well. That was interesting in that. It took me twenty years in someone else dimension it to me for me to stop feeling ashamed at missing. Ed saying no to that opportunity. You know that was so classically me. At that time i went. Yeah i wanna do it. Uncle i'm happy to have. Didn't you know they called me up. And so you didn't with andy tonight and sure love to and is it. They were just more and more anxious. Till finally i call them up for Cat jumped out the window. I i can't come. You know this ridiculous and for twenty five years. I think was just like oh man that would you idiot. You've missed so many opportunities like that. My wife we walking through a warhol exhibited a museum. My wife and i told her that story and i was expecting her to say just that. They'll they'll why do you always just get over yourself dude. She's we'll maybe just didn't want to be exploited or you know. Seen as an amusement i think is what she said out. Oh my god that's so largely true and there's also the diety of the social anxiety of it but there was also largely that part. I just didn't want to be you know so took me quarter century and someone else's insight to realize that what i did was fine but there was so much of i. Guess what writing. The book helped me discover that i did just fine and that so many of what i perceive we're mistakes and missed opportunities with simply who i was who i am and that it was fine. Fine and the things that limit me and stop my progress. Also part of my assets and you were turned off by hollywood after experiencing some of the most hollywood easy things that would make people say. I'm staying here forever. Which is living with jackie bissett. Well quit showbusiness right. That the second. I left jackson. You went out to dinner with liza and then you ended up at sammy's house later night. I mean these are hollywood. Experience did have you know. And i didn't turn off to hollywood so much. I just i enjoyed it. I i just didn't wasn't for me in my life. You know it wasn't interesting to me so it wasn't yes but going out to dinner and sitting next to lies and then go up to. Sammy davis junior's house. And you know and shooting pool with sammy and you know. It's so bizarre for this kid from new jersey at twenty one twenty two kind of how the hell did i get here but you know those people are all very kind to us and to me. You know. that's an old hollywood stored of still was around a bit and you know they regret and jacquelyn. Bissett was extraordinarily generous to me in kind and patient and loving he. You know and i was appreciative. You know i was in appreciative. Young person you know. I was a bit lost in. That wasn't hard to see and those people are very generous. And you were unstaged that something that you preferred or it was just different than acting on film. I know that you have this curiosity with the camera that directing was studying in theater program at nyu. When i got the i was kicked out of school. But i had been studying in school Theater and i always imagine. I would be in the theater because i couldn't have imagined being in the movies and i love doing you know i'd have to say to the state of the happiest times i've had professionally always been in the theater but i have such a nerves. I think on on first nights that i've often. I've sworn i'll never do it again. Every time i'm gonna first night and apply. I don't care how good it gets a little. Never do this to myself again. The anxiety and stress. I thought it was so much. But i i have the most satisfying i've ever felt was when i was on stage it professionally because that's a very alive experience but then having said that i didn't pursue it A you know dabbled back and forth in it over the years and didn't dedicate myself to that. So what is your attitude towards acting now. Because i know that you're definitely a more prolific director currently. Well yeah no direct. Use my day job now And yeah i mean direct. Lots of tv shows and travel writing. But i you know. I acted again. I'm just going to go out next week to act in something i direct. His show sometimes called good girls. And i been acting on that a little bit and i'm going to go out next week and do it again and i hadn't acted number of years till i did this. Bid on good girls. You know i was working with producer. Said you want this thing of this guy you wanna do which yeah sure i do. And then i found it very It was really much more fun than i remember. Being in an acting always used to cost me such anxiety. When i was younger and i just found it to be sort of that joke of the to fish swimming in the water and the one fish passes the differences pay into water. Find today and the other fish says what water. And that's how. I felt when i started acting again when i on the show just like all timidly who i am. You know i. I used to say it's not who i am. It's what i do. But i think it's it's who i am. That's how i located myself. I when i was fifteen years old and discovered acting. I discovered who i was. It helped me feel safe in the world and have my place in the world. And as i got away from it into other things but i think going back to it was Exciting in a certain way and sort of liberating. So you know and i have great respect now. Because i'm doing directing people all the time now and you know when i see good acting itis love it. How much of your attraction to directing had to do with your curiosity around the camera and what it does and how much of it is sort of more about having been on the other side of it and thinking. Oh it would be nice to be in control.

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Welcome back to bullseye. I'm jesse thorn. My guests are patent. Oswald and meredith salinger. The married couple have a new podcast called. Did you get my text with meredith and patent. Let's get back into our conversation. I remember very vividly going to comic con. Maybe ten or twelve years ago and it was my first time in i met this Club of firefly enthusiasts ni- television and i watch firefly and really enjoyed it and watched that show there was a movie of firefly serenity and i remember thinking which i also really enjoyed. I remember thinking like what do they. What do they chat about. Because there's only like eight episodes or something. Like i really like this and i can't think of anything to say about well. I mean what day chat about is what if you go any group you take random lines of tossed off dialogue and then use that to build another thing around it. I mean which is what a lot of if you watch the man to laurie. And a lot of those things are about tossed off bits of dialogue or a prop that that fans honed in on and then they built something around that like they. It's just amazing. Why wouldn't you be inspired. I wrote an episode. I wrote an issue of the firefly comic for dark horse about takes place after washes death. And what happens after that death and what his legacy is. Because i imagined he must be this really well-known pilot in that universe so howard to other people react to it so that was the story. I pitched it to went. Yeah right that one. So and so. There's all these people just keep thinking stuff i mean you have the nerds dream job of having that. Be your profession. I know i'm. I'm very lucky in that i get to especially with something like mode dock where you get to take as saying this very minor very obscure character who let's face. It was not perfectly conceived. It literally looks like just jack kirby on a bad day one villain here the giant head and lay flies around fine. I gotta get some fode. Like like literally feels like that's like he was created in a rage and he's just full of rage and so then start building that world. You turned it on. Its head you kind of added something you made him like the every man. So he's he in the animated show. Yeah he is villain out in the world but at home he has a home life and he has a wife who's mad at him and he's got kids who fight with respect him because what we said was the ultimate villain thing because of the other thing about wrote his. He is just as angry at the other villains because they don't give him enough respect e he's angry at the villains as the is the heroes so we're like well in his mind he cycled doctor doom and and the green goblin and all these people run the world. But they do it alone. They don't have families they can't they. I'm going to be the one that does both like that in his mind. Having a loving family is just another part of his rage against the world. You know being able to add all that in there and very funny. It's really really is so well animated and again my friend. Seth green his company stupid. Buddy do the stop motion animation on that and she in meredith in one episode. Plays this publicist and brandy brandy. Just sin talks very fast and she thinks it's very nice to call people pigs. Yeah she's like..

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on View from the Cheap Seats

View from the Cheap Seats

07:49 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on View from the Cheap Seats

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Says summer is back like a brand new season of the bachelorette katie's journey define love begins with thirty new men all hoping to be the one to get her final rose and the drama starts night one. When one of these men arrives in a box who is this mystery man. Is he pardon. The pun the whole package and then the biggest question of all have we seen him on a season of the bachelorette before and this season are bachelorette has two friends on the inside bachelor nation fan favorites asia and caitlyn stepping in to help make sure katie knows. Who's there for the right reasons. And who should take a moment and say their goodbyes. Katie's got her buzzing best you with her. You know that vibrating. Well if you don't know what i'm talking about look it up. Will katie fine love good vibes and happy ending. She's looking for will the mystery man in a box. Give her a ring in a box. Join the journey as the new season of the bachelorette premieres monday eight seven central on. Abc guys welcome back to the show. We got jesse thorn with us. If you're not listening to jordan jesse go. That's a podcast. You need to listen to Tell them what else they should be listening to jesse because we just love you we consume what you make and our fans would love it so let him know i mean a lot of people like radio lab xo to shero light. Okay check out radio lab. Go listen to this year on bullseye. My npr arts and culture interview show. I did an interview with david letterman. I'm very proud of so people should go. Go open up bullseye. Go back a couple of months. Grab that david letterman interview. Listen to dave letterman. Talk about the ways that he has changed and grown as a person Since the days when he was doing a talk show every day regrets. He has about his behavior and then we also do we do. We did make room in the interview to talk about this thing that i really let called. How many spider-man's fitna jumba juice just put a camera on java juice with the big picture window and start sending in axon spiderman so my god. That's so like costume store suits. And then they ran out. And they started sending in wizards so david letterman. 'cause explain the thing that you saw any spider man. My god i mean. What are you asking me. Three more spider-man's and three more sending a couple wizards got where we got left. You got more wizards. Yeah so letterman. You grew up on letterman late night as as we did. And i mean he to us was like the twisting of comedy i i saw god. I watched i got so. I don't know why went down a fricken rabbit hole with the starling vocal band. You know afternoon delight. I want to see if these guys like. Did they ever play it live. I just wanna see them playing it live. I don't know why. I wanted to see it and i saw see like what kind of what kind of little outfits they wear. Whatever you say how much confidence chance white pants colorful. Top like to sell a song that soft way to get on stage and put over. Yeah something is gentle over. Couldn't right i. so they're playing it. What can only be described as a low rent version of the san river. Walk so i have no idea where this is in. It's like in the afternoon in. It's like i know that there. Ever since the beatles played on the top of a roof and people like what's going on of course you know that that that became the thing of like you start playing somewhere and then like let's get a shot of construction workers who were just eating lunch being like what the f. Is that happening over there. And so they kinda did that but like nobody really gathered. There was a small gathering of people and it was part of a larger show that they did where they had a an actual. The song went to number one and then they had an actual wall. They had a tv series. That was like the star land vocal band goes on tour and the host of that series in one thousand nine hundred. Seventy six or seventy seven. When that was was david letterman. He was on the road with them and he was being so funny. And so david letterman. He did they were just and then there were bits that were just outrageous but like it was key was kind of was hammond. Jeff altman was part of it to the comedian. Jeff altman it was it was maybe love letterman so much. I cannot wait to listen to your bulls and let that guy's the doorway into the other all the other walk straight through it and just watch and listen to other jesse thorn interviews on bullseyes. Npr fantastic npr show. I think we did it one point. Did we not do bullseye on bullseye. You've been on. I think you've been on bullseye and its predecessor. The sound of young america. That's guys i for the first time you guys were on the show i think jordan my co host on jordan. Jesse go and i were still in college. Uc santa cruz. I love it. I love we are so we're all very we are and it is anyway. We're just a fan of yours in everybody who's listening to this jump on his stuff. Let me say this speaking of fans. I think we've come out of the pandemic where there were no fans as we get into quick. It's now that and now that there are fans like nobody knows how to freak act anymore knows how to write like the us open. Eighteenth hole to me. I was like is this. I'm sorry. is this golfers this sturgis. What's happening right here. Like we're vela's this feels like a deleted scene from witnesses or not witness the accused that was like jesus. Don't take like mad. Max on a golf. It.

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"jesse thorn" Discussed on View from the Cheap Seats

View from the Cheap Seats

06:37 min | 1 year ago

"jesse thorn" Discussed on View from the Cheap Seats

"Can a floor manager. A floor manager thing is like when you're acquiring these guys if your goal is to have them play a role if you expect them to be role players if you expect the most important thing that they do to be to be willing to learn be willing to learn and change and adapt and grow you have to. Have you have to scout human beings because not all people are ready to do that and one of the things that the giants have done. Extraordinarily well is find people who are willing to do that. Work right willing to listen to. The giants have The giants have a coach. Ellis anakin. who's a woman. She's the first yemen in uniform to be a major league coach. And you know this year. She's focused on you. Know she focuses on kind of systems with the giants which is important when you have fourteen coaches. But she's also been focused on base running and you know the main in sight of the sabermetrics revolution and the data revolution around base. Running has basically been just give up on base running right. No need you could. Don't try steal You know guys who hit home runs are more important than fast guys etcetera etcetera etcetera. It's just sort of gotten marginalized which by the way is insane as the eighty five cardinals when you think about what they did on the field. Vince coleman would chop the ball and get a single then into pitches. he'd be on third. now anything can get this guy home now. You have to bring the infield in the way we jay with the new way that extra innings are played with a guy starting on second base in the tenth inning. Like look at how much pressure that puts on the pitcher. Look at that like starting on second base. That's why you see a lot of these extra inning games. They don't go nineteen innings like we've seen before they're done in they're done in eleven. Why because there's somebody standing on second base why that's so valuable to have if you had fast get on and then steal obeys. You're now putting why. I i went to the padres. Dodgers are the padres cardinals game a few weeks ago. And when i when you to see the shift from from the stadium as opposed on tv because you really don't get the full breadth of watching the defensive shifts on tv. 'cause they're so focused on the pitcher and the catcher and the strike zone. You say to yourself man. There should be a coach on every team. That's teaching guys how to like half bunt and push it down the left field line. If you're a lefty like like a free throw you should be hitting a thousand of those that everybody but like these guys are brilliant. I think about guys with you. Know like tire woods with a golf club who can like juggle the ball twenty nine times and then take his swing and put why can't people why can't dudes just do basically a just get. It passed the pitcher and get it towards third base in between thursday's that's a hit every single time every single time. I mike you know 'cause the nearest game standing behind second base. Yeah i think in the base running area the most impressive thing. I agree with you. If i could just watch the eighty five cardinals all day i would be. I would be thrilled. That is the most fun kind of baseball like watching the kansas city royals when they won the world series so fun and just very fun however the most impressive part to me about the giants base running this year. And you know. I i put it into their first base coach. Who's also sort of base. Running specialist is that they've got austin slater stealing basis. They've got brandon belt stealing bases thirty four year old first basement who has two legs in half a knee And the reason is that they are focused on identifying every opportunity so they have the data to figure out when it is that. If they go they'll make it rhyme and they they use that data to guide the players and the players are open to learning and that kind of systemic thinking is. What leads you to get the best out of thirty four. Your old donovan. Solano or will abass so stealing a base is not simply about ross because fast guys get caught especially. If it's about the jump you get is jump. It's about the jump on the pitcher more than the catcher. It's a jump. Combination of if brandon belt is going to be running it's because they're not holding them on and the pitcher or the pitcher is in the wind up instead of the stretch with him on first or the shift is such that they're going to have a hard time covering second And if you put all of those things together what you get is you know. Austin slater a guy. With average to slightly above average speed has six or eight steals right. And that's not nothing. That's another little piece that you put on the pile it's like. The giants are focused on not messing up things so we get it right. Get a little bit more right than next time. A little bit more right the next time. It's what makes it fascinating. It makes you even though you know. We're we're again. We have our own allegiances to another team. I think that is good for baseball. It goes against the swing as hard as you can swing your launch angle as high as you can and try and just hit the ball out of the stadium. Why because is that better for baseball. No it's better for my contract. Thirty home runs. You know. I can be a joey gallo and hit one. Ninety and hit thirty home runs in eighty. Nine rb is and get a massive contract like it's all sort of it does matter aren't whereas we should explain if if the at home audience doesn't know this randy you and jason are a big cubs fan so the whole thing. Your whole thing is yeah we just about mitch. Wild thing williams. Oh my god. Don't you literally will do anything for jerome walton. I'll do anything for al further back berry foot. I'll go out. Larry go classic keith. Moreland larry jerry hill just going to say the names of guys to say name reports fun to me jamie moyer. Let's take a break when we come back. We got some crickets jesse. Thorn is with us. We'll talk about the podcast and stuff. He's got going on this view from the cheap seats. go anywhere..

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Introducing Ronald Young Jr., Solvables Newest Host [TEST]

Solvable

08:26 min | 1 year ago

Introducing Ronald Young Jr., Solvables Newest Host [TEST]

"Listeners. I want to introduce you to ronald young junior. You might be familiar with his name from other work. In podcasting leading shows like time well spent and leaving the theater. He's sometime guess contributed around. Npr's pop culture happy hour. We are really excited to make it. Official that ronald is going to be the newest host of solvable. Thank you thank you for having me. I'm so so excited to be here so publicly on the team. Believe it or not hosting solvable is not my main job. My main job is being. Ceo pushing in and pushkin over the last year in lockdown has like doubled in size. We have almost fifty people now. And it's exciting. There's a lot going on But it's sort of crowded out the time that i like to spend preparing and figuring out gas that also i'm not really a host. I don't know if you noticed that. I think i am trade. I'm an Host i have certain hosts qualities that i'm really interested in talking to the guests on the show And i have a lot of drive to learn. But i don't have that quality of hosting which i hear your voice and i really wanna know how that is done. Well first of all. I don't know if that's that's the message like we got hosted coaster said coming on all star show. I've always found it easy to talk to people. I've always founded easy to connect with folks and ask questions. And i'm curious about and mostly because as a child i was always encouraged to ask whether it was two friends. The families the teachers. And i think that's what helps with being a good host and with conducting good interviews. Which you do a great job of thank you ronald but yeah no. I think that just that basic quality of curiosity. If if you don't wanna know you can't read someone else's questions the producers on the show do suggest a lot great questions for us but ultimately you ask the ones that are your questions that have been you want. no yes. It's funny because like you know working with the solvable team. It's certainly is a team effort. But i think what makes a good host that what makes a good interviewer is the ability to read the conversation and to know when it when it needs to take a turn when it's about the pivot or when you're curiosity might push the interviewee a little deeper into the subject matter and even more comfortable and ready to answer more questions as they go so and i really enjoy doing that so this is a very exciting role for me. You do something i mean. Since were on this this topic. I do think being a really good host goes beyond just the flow of the conversation. Asking the right questions that something about creating this this environment this kind of comfort even this sense of place. And here's what. I don't feel that. I really know how to do but i hear in your voice you know in a lot of the people who are just really good shows terry gross. You know you just feel like you're at her place like you're in her world and you know in the guest is coming into her world and you feel as a listener. You're made to feel welcome and comfortable. How do you do that route. You know wish. I could say there was a trick. I wish i could tell you. Hey do this thing. And this'll this'll work but for me. It's just it's hospitality. It's really being genuinely interested in what they have to say. It's paying attention to them. Not necessarily thinking so far ahead that you can't be president in the conversation creating that warm sensitive environment it really comes from like a genuine place inside people and i think most people talk to you. We'll tell you that this is who. I am all the time. So it makes it easier for me to just bring this be to a hosting role Whereas some people. I think are very good at being a host and then you know in the rest of their lives are not nearly as hospitable or friendly and i can't say anything about ten gross but i i know that good host is being able to create that sense of hospitality in the conversation that they're having that moment. Yeah i think of the great host of my childhood dick caveat who was on. Tv obviously long before your time but back in the days before cable there only a few channels every night cabinet was having these interesting people on his show and he's charming. He's charmed by the gas and a lot of what he's trying to do. Is of course just inject wisecracks. I've got clip here. That's a good example of that it's cabot talking to the comedian don rickles. It's hard for you to be serious but it is. I think people don't admit that deep down inside. If i may be serious for a moment that you do something on stage that all of us would like to do if we had no class the other host i think about all the time as i grew up listening on the radio growing up in chicago. Two studs terkel here just as one example is studs terkel interviewing muhammad ali at one thousand nine hundred seventy five. Why do you think it is always in this particular theater. So many different people are. Why would they rooting for you. The outsider we'll i think the masses root for me because this scuffling they've been persecuted they figure by the tat taxes and whatever they've underdogs people are basically the underdogs hole and the things that i say from my people in the free involve people and the way i speak out in the title of the have and the and now let this. Stop me from recognizing every day man that thing. This is what they whether it'd be black or white. The massive people hardworking people the amazing thing about studs terkel circle. He was so good at talking to anybody today. He would have like a janitor and then he would. Have you know an opera singer. And then he would. Have you know a former vice president or politician and he just part of what was great about him with. He would talk to everybody the same way. Yeah i mean there's a sense of empathy that comes with no matter. Who's in the room. It should be able to be extended to anyone who's sitting opposite from you whether they'd be the janitor or the president of the united states. The other thing is not being afraid to ask even a question that may not sound as smart as you think it does. I think larry king wants said He was he was on. He was talking to jesse thorn. My friend hobie. Khan who wrote you negotiate anything. We grew up together. He says to me larry. The secret of your success is your dumb dumb. Is the great road to success. Because you not afraid to. I don't know tell me help me. That's a lot of interviews help. help me that. You're you're a brain search. You got brain surgery tomorrow morning. Think about it tonight when you go in the check your hands. If they're steady. And then all of a sudden you have this. Very poignant moment because larry king asked a question that is wow. I would have even sit there. I was like ronald do you. Do i do that. Also i wanna make sure that. I i do that but having that empathy allows you to be embassy to cross from you like i said whether it's the janitor or the president of the united states. Yeah so for this show. We do interviews with a particular kind of focused. How is problem solving. And how are people who have ideas about solving problems. Making the world veteran capable of making the world better. And that's the thing that can be big range of stuff. Yeah if you look out there let's say your your houses near the water and you look out there and you're just like the water seems to be creeping closer and closer. You're only thinking about what's going to happen when the water reaches your house and all the horrible things that can happen as the water continues to rise and the flooding when you when you start to think about all that it kind of changes your posture versus if you think how do we stop the water. How do we get the people out. How do we keep my house. Dry and think in terms of This podcast i'd like that it's pivoting from us talking so much about what the issue is because in most cases we know what the issue is what we really need to know is. What's the best way forward. How can we like either neutralize whatever. This problem is or at least adjust our lives so that the problem isn't what it is. Do we need to build a bridge. Maybe we need to build our houses higher whatever that means in order to To get out of the water. I think it gives a bit of optimism to the world

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'The King of Talk': Remembering Larry King

Weekend Edition Saturday

04:03 min | 1 year ago

'The King of Talk': Remembering Larry King

"Larry King has died. He was 87 in a career that spanned 60 years. Larry King interviewed just about everybody. Reporter Jeff Lunden has this appreciation. With his trademark suspenders and his deep baritone voice tinged with a Brooklyn accent. Larry King spoke with Presidents George Bush is our honored guest for the full hour. Next on Larry King Live World leaders Moammar Qaddafi. The leader of the nation of Libya, celebrities, the brilliant Barbra Streisand, authors, scientists, comedians, athletes and on and on and on. I'm always engrossed in the guest. Larry King spoke with Jesse Thorn on the turnaround podcast in 2017. I'm always listening to the answer. I'm always learning, So I guess I'm better every day at learning. The Brooklyn born King actually was an indifferent student, but said he always had an innate curiosity when we would go to dodge it. All my friends wanted autographs at the injury. I never asked for an autograph, but I would walk with the players is they're going to their cars asking questions. Why'd you bunt? Why they do this in the third inning. My curiosity is still insatiable. King began his career is a DJ in Miami, and it's where he got his name is well. When a station manager told him his given surname, Zeiger was too ethnic. He chose King from a liquor ad in a newspaper. By the late 19 seventies, King had an overnight talk show on national radio. Then the 1985 Ted Turner hired him for his new network, CNN. Media commentator and author. Bill Carter, who's a CNN contributor, says the timing was perfect. Picking up something like Larry King may love sense because he had Establish himself kind of as a guy who could get big guests. They could have big names and promoted and became sort of the linchpin of their prime time lineup, and King stayed there for 25 years. Some critics complained that he was too chummy with celebrities and lob softball questions. It is guests. His strategy was I'm never gonna make the guests uncomfortable. And that means not only will they come back, but they'll tell their friends. He won't ask you about that ugly divorce of yours. You know, he'll ask you about your favorite movie, so he didn't challenge people, But he did get information. He was pretty good at that, like when he talked with ex President Richard Nixon. Well, I don't want to dwell in the Watergate thing that's been covered so well. But some personal things when you drive by Those collections of buildings. The hotel the two apartment houses the office building, You feel weird, funny. No, I never give it a thought. Never given a thought. Never given a thought. That's one place where you just don't look back. As far as Watergate is. I know you don't look up at the buildings themselves. Not at all. Not a matter of fact, I've never been in the Watergate. Larry King famously didn't do a lot of preparation before his interviews, the less I know. Better Now, That sounds strange to people. Like If you wrote a book. I wouldn't read the book for interview do because I would then know too much about the book and I'm in the same boat as the audience. They haven't read the book, but King knew the national zeitgeist. He covered the first O. J. Simpson trial every night, says Bill Carter. He basically started the cable monomania move. We're going to just cover this story. That's it In a way. It was perfect for life because it was celebrity oriented. It was in the news, but it was not political. Ultimately, CNN canceled King show because it wasn't political competition from Fox and MSNBC took its toll on the ratings. But King was a survivor. He was married eight times and had Quinn couple bypass surgery after a massive heart attack, and King took his talk show to streaming video and kept on working for NPR news. I'm Jeff Lunden in New York.

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Alex Winter on how he and Keanu Reeves brought George Carlin's touching cameo to 'Bill & Ted Face the Music' (spoilers!)

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

06:10 min | 2 years ago

Alex Winter on how he and Keanu Reeves brought George Carlin's touching cameo to 'Bill & Ted Face the Music' (spoilers!)

"Jesse Thorn. Our guest is Alex Winter you probably know him best as bill from bill and Ted along with Keanu reeves he starred in bill and Ted's excellent adventure bill and Ted's bogus journey and the brand new movie bill and Ted face the music. Alex is also a director who's made several documentaries. His latest just came out a couple of months ago it's called show biscuits. It features interviews with former child stars about how their time working in the entertainment industry affected them. Let's get back to the conversation. There's a lot in this in this movie also about parenthood and the ties that bind to their and in particular how children kind of actualize the dreams of their parents in some ways for good and bad. I saw that theme also and show Biz kids. Your documentary that made me wonder if you saw parallel there to do you find that particularly compelling. I was raised by two artists. My parents were modern dancers. My mom had company in London, which is where I was born in my dad ultimately had a company in the Midwest. which is still going on when we moved to the states house quite young. I started out as a child actor professionally by like nine or ten I was working professionally by twelve thirteen I was in two long running probably shows back-back. Took me all the way into college so. My relationship to. My parents and to my family and the complexity of that and this idea of I wouldn't call destiny. That's the sort of of the movies that. But you know this idea of expectation and what is your life supposed to be, and of course, it's never going to be that and it shouldn't be that and and and how do the children affects the parents? How do the parents affect the children and of course now I'm a dad and so how'd now it's a triple layer cake right And Those are all those drams or fusing together and crazy ways and I had really wanted to make a film that allowed people who had experienced this firsthand meaning people that come up as child actors. I wanted them to be able to express the very nuanced layers of of that experience. Intimately I just had not seen that done and I had. you know obviously had done it myself in private, but I'd never kind of attacked at. So you that was very satisfying to be able to make and it was really odd to try to make show Biz because for the first time about ten years ago I couldn't find financing and it was exactly the concept. So it was very very strange to. Lovely. But strange to start making the film, shoot a bunch of interviews go away, make bill and Ted be dealing with you know Ted's problems with his dad our issues with our daughters live and our destiny that didn't end up the way it was supposed to in how did that impact everybody and you know, and then of course, like acting for the first time gangs I left act the acting business in after doing Dylan Ted to really Very consciously, and so acting again and I'm making a movie about child actors about parents and their children and it was it was like Oh did this all really need to happen at once was that necessary? I my Gosh. Every aspect of my entire life right now. So Yeah it was lovely and heavy Frankly yeah. Tell me about that decision to kind of I. Think you said, disappear for a minute and then come back and be doing more behind the scenes work than acting. Well. We talk about it in in show Biz kids and it's really not uncommon. It's. It's you know I had started acting I had a very, very public life from around ten years old to about twenty five on nonstop even through college. I was still acting on TV and doing commercials and TV shows. Nonstop and after bill and Tattoo amid and other film called freaked I was just psychologically. I was just worn out and I knew. That I was not I had some friends around me that were crashing hard at a couple that actually died. It was a pretty heavy scene. For Lot of us that had come up because we're all around the same age. So a lot of us were trying to transition from from you know sort of youth in the business too young adult business. We're not having the best time of it and and at the same time I gone to film school and was very very committed to my work as a writer director But it you know for me, I needed to make a conscious decision to get out of the public eye and just go live some normal life and I didn't feel like I'd really gotten to do that through pretty. Formative Adolescence and postal license and. Evan Rachel Wood speaks about this really well in the in the movie sodas will we? All everyone had the same experience I was sitting across from Diana Kerry, the hundred year old woman who was baby peggy, and she literally laid out my entire life story was completely jaw dropping. And that's what had happened to her when she had to really figure life out and she had to get away from the business and. And just be in the world and that's what I did I left. I left my acting representation and I moved and started a production company in London and I just shot commercials and wrote scripts and had a kid and live like regular Joe and. Got My head together and did some growing up and when I felt comfortable again, I started training again to act that was a while ago I just wanted to act for myself I didn't WanNA act. NAFTA, worry about it for paycheck I trained for a long time and it was just coincidentally had started kind of rumble back into life. But it was really lovely. It was a great way to come back can't owner. He's like, what am I, very, very dearest and closest friends in the world and. Everyone on that sat was family and if they weren't, they were really gracious and very happy to be there. So it was extremely sweet environment to step back into but Yeah, it was fun. But I I guess I needed the twenty five year break I I took it.

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Jesse Thorn interviews Dick Dick Cavett

The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn

06:44 min | 5 years ago

Jesse Thorn interviews Dick Dick Cavett