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Fresh update on "john david washington" discussed on Lori and Julia
"We don't know what the movie is called or really what it's about, but listen to who's in it. Okay. Okay. Rach, I want you to listen to his into Robert De Niro. Timothy Ola Font o R. Boyfriend, Michael Shannon board, Right. Compare Chris Rock and yet Taylor Joy. Queens Games, Dammit! Andrea Rise, burro don't know her. You would if you saw her, Mathias show Nards. We've looked him up before he is hotter than hot. Christian Bale, Margot, Robbie, John David Washington Ramsey Melican Zoe Saldana. What is the movie? We don't know what the movie is, but he's David O. Russell's been nominated for Oscar five times, but I don't know that I've ever Seeing that many names Together together. You know, And then no one really knows anything, you know, like what it's going to be about. They've started shooting blah, blah, blah, but well, that's that's an interesting lineup of people. Yeah. You know what I Whenever I think of his name. I think about me. Did I? Heart Huckabees and he got in that fight with Lily Tomlin that went viral. Remember that? Yes, he apparently is. You know, a very I don't know. Um, how quickly Yeah. Prickly person. Glee person and Jennifer Lawrence was his music. They were like, in three movies together. Be the one that he she went out with him. Is he the older dude that? Yes. Oh, icky, Icky. I don't like this guy. Where do you like? The masks are in this movie? Okay. And then did you ever remember seeing that movie Matilda? I loved Matilda. Yes, And it's a stage production. I feel like Children's theater. Emma Thompson is love. Emma Tom cast his evil Mrs Truncheon ball, even though that is always at least on stage that have been played by men. Oh, I love that. Yes, so she's going to play the well. She was in that funny one with the lady with the wart on her nose. Nanny Nanny McPhee. I love have been times and she brings joy. Yes. Remember the sweet when she played PJ Mary Poppins writer in the movie Sweet movie with Tom Hanks Saving Mr Baby, Mr Being such a good movie. She is a delightful woman member when we met her and she had under 10 issues. And someone told her our friend Ryan told her to come down and say hi to us at the end of the red carpet. She's a neat lady shoes. She's true, and she's funny and doesn't take yourself too seriously. And you know she were a fat suit and love actually. Oh, she was so remember, she had kind of Ah, you know, she's fuller figure delightful woman. So, anyway, people are like kind of excited about that. So they're making that movie. I want to know if you think, Um um Ben Affleck and Anna de Armas if they're on the rocks. Well, we haven't seen them in photos for a while. But, um I'm going to say no. The honeymoon phase is over because they've been dating here and a half Okay, saying well, And I think Covitz honeymoon phase sped up everything because you're with each other 24 frickin seven because there's nothing else to do So for anyone who met during covert, I feel like the honeymoon stage even was shorter well, then, and then people were pandemic dating end of times. Anything. See and of the times as we know it, OK, that meant you just plop down and hung on you mean? Yeah, Yeah, yeah. Johnny Depp is apparently begging Jim Burton to cast him to play Gomez in the Adams family movie and be very good at that. He would be very, very good at that. But unless he I bet I wish Tim Burton's would say if you drop your case you're in Yeah, Well, apparently, he mean he is, I would say Johnny depths like music director. Totally. But I'm sorry that probably the studio won't get behind it unless they can. He's gotta stop what he's doing, Yeah. He would be a good Gomez. Not to me. Mm mm. I just thought that was like so. Like I just couldn't believe that people did that. Like I always said that would be the height of drug growing up. I wanted somebody to kiss kiss, Kiss my arm and coming Gala Mia. I mean, you know when you're little, you know what's going on. I just remember Mr it in the thing and dug enough. That I'm not gonna No, no, no, no. That was the time to learn how to snap. It really was cousin ITT Cousin ITT. What? I call him Mr it. Yeah, it's all right. Cares. You know, I just I'm six every time I see one. You know, I tried to find my inner Donny and every time I hear one that I know I'm gonna just shape up. You gotta you gotta crack or did you? You were probably too young when that Syria's was on the Adams family, like in real time. Yeah, but the reruns and the pinball machine from the nineties? Yes. Yes. All right, Listen, we come back. We're going to Hollywood Speak. We're going to Hollywood. Speak well beauty standards, Then they let me out of jail, please. Nothing but good times getting up with Jason and.
Interview with John David Washington
"John David Washington who is the protagonist in Christopher Nolan's tenant talks about the stunt work they challenged me greatly Is. Groundbreaking stunt stunt work towards Katelyn Jackson Speidel fight coordinator, and all the guys were working together Groundbreaking we this has never been done ever in cinematic history cinema history and. These moves the way we're we're operating So creating them creating what we were doing and kind of finding it together with me I'll never forget it I'm so extremely proud of because we can say. I can say it was a part of what they started. You know how action films can start to be a shot and performed. It's really exciting. There were many fantastic shooting locations. I enjoyed basically every. Pretty much every stop and we made a you know someone challenging and others if you get seasick probably more challenging for you but I had an incredible time in Indiana heights as well. Speaking of India jumping off or jumping over a balcony climbing over balcony from that high up was quite challenging and I I I had a different relationship with heights before that movie. But now I say we're closer heights and I I think we're going to be okay you know it was lowered for a second put. I. Loved Mumbai. Loved Him Fico slicing across the Mediterranean on a boat that I got Dr Looking as cool as possible in the coolest clothes ever provided by Jeffrey I? You know that's the dream. Know I, kind of like the old school of not using as much green screen. Here's John David Washington. gave us a huge advantage when when thinking about an event film you most we see green screen and most of us audience members can tell me we when they're good. We're not as distracted but when they're bad, it kind of takes it's it takes you out of it. Well, that's not the case Christopher Nolan and he might he might be arguably the best event filmmaker in the. Game. So as an as an actor, it's extremely as it's an extreme advantage being able to use the real elements around us that we can use for the performance and it goes to show for me for my in my opinion why he loves and appreciates performance. So well, because he knows that we will affect us in a different way and we'll connect to it even deeper. And turn the audience while at the same time because he's relying on the characters in the performance to take the audience to the journey of these wide, you know huge scale and mass of set piece worlds that he creates.
"john david washington" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi everybody. This is Peter Travers. Welcome to popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and in many ways. In which John David Washington my guest today stars is kind of the only movie and tear. It is in the movie John David plays a guy. He was basically trying to save the world is movie directed by Christopher? No Hunt is out there save this business in this world we live in. So that's a lot of burden John David how're you doing all that? Do you feel the weight of the? Shoulders. Will speak to the character was on the page did so according to what Christopher Nolan wrote I I think I have to say the world so I feel pretty good about that. Sending the movie industry Again, that's a that's a question for Christopher Nolan but I I feel. Good. Knowing. That people are going to be are finally able to to experience this sacred while they can. You know I was in there I went to Max Theater in saw what about you did you go to the actual movie theater and see it See that's what I WANNA do I want to get to an I haven't seen it in I max. I saw a private screening and I congratulate you on this because you know you've always been a terrific actor. You know you you've had clansman you did ballers he know a master's in man all this but time my friend. Your movie star. Movie Star Dental Jealous. Jealous. Right. He's. Actually happy that he saw it though he did get it he. Get He. He saw. Well this is it is. It's many things. This movie did there's no way to really give spoilers. I'm not GONNA do that I'm not even going to try to do it but. This is a big epoch the way you want to go back to the movies to see a movie, it just fills net giant screen. There's excitement in it and you're kind of the Black James Bond in this movie for Goodness Sakes Look at you and the suits people who loved the movie you're seeing it and they say, Hey, the juicy see John David in those suits. Did you get. I, I'm not going to confirm or deny g than you do have. Everybody. Says they're..
"john david washington" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"You know what I mean. They're so John Twenty Twenty Times Hey. We've seen worse. You can't you know what I mean like. Football's back me too. I was like it I. Just thought you know at our big tits back. Well, I hope so too. Yeah. You're Mr Hey man. I'm really fired up about your pod to in the Bush podcast you bad. I do watch your show every day. Good TV you have a TV show, right? Whether or not cycling, but we're on peacock get peacock and streaming. It's great. It's amazing. Okay. Okay. I'll do that. Thanks rich. You're the voice football you know. I love you Tom. You take care of yourself. You got right back. Anybody. That's Tom. Is Tomorrow one of a kind. Now on a second year. I have a completely different story about the way the Jacksonville Super Bowl and. A totally different stories of Tom said they. Thought he ran out on the. Party will get out of. Bardia are the producer. Second. I fully A. That means there's gotTA BE NFL films footage of Tom Arnold going getting on the field yeah. They're definitely wasn't seven seconds left on the clock that I have to say there's no there's no way that you're watching the end of the Super Bowl and there's Tom. Arnold running on the field I've. But but People run on the field as soon as it's all over and NFL security or stadium security knows that and you have to have the proper that didn't. Go ahead you have to have and I'm not talking about the credential around your neck. You have to have the proper like vest well they. On the. After that they did not are you sure my story of the Jacksonville Super? Bowl Tom Arnold is running onto the field with his best damn sports show Mike. Flag. I'm standing with the former. Producer of the Best Damn sports show who is the executive producer of NFL network. Eric. Weinberger and I were standing next to each other in the end zone. That, Brady was going away from. Where in the end zone. Each of us have a director's chair. That, we are going to place onto the field to create. The first ever NFL network post game show set at a super bowl that NFL network is producing. The first Super Bowl we did was brady winning the year before in Houston against. And the Carolina Panthers John Fox. We did the post game show but we meaning me and Solomon Wilcox with NFL films, producing it because they did the International Feta of the game we use their truck, 'cause the entire NFL network crew flew to Hawaii to do the pro bowl you part of that. You flew early to set up I just stayed behind. We didn't do any pre game show on the only post game show we did for NFL network was just me and Solomon will cuts This one though we were doing NFL network is producing it. We're keeping a truck. We're going to. We're going to leave the next day for the. Pro Bowl which we did flying through Atlanta, and then through Denver we took three planes to get there the entire crew including Adam schefter walking onto the plane in sunglasses like it was almost famous I'm telling you that was one of our favorite moments. We gave him so much crap. But reason why I bring this up again is we were getting set. To set up the set. They had likes we had the chairs. It was just you know. Just a small group of people we were all the more you could do to help. So we were setting up our own set. And all we were told is do not go on the field on till. The confetti goes up in the air. That's what we were told. Confetti goes in the air you're allowed to go on a field, but certain people weren't. And Eric and I were just ready to go. And someone to our left. Wearing. The wrong colored vest. Ran Onto the field. Before the Confetti went off maybe he saw Tom Arnold running on a field. And security took this guy right down to the ground. And tied his hands behind his back coal spot I can imagine. And Eric and I looked at each other. Watching this whole thing happened the guy was let off with his camera hanging around his neck. And we looked at each other we just said. Okay. And put our seats down. Because the Confetti was going off. That was my perspective of the end of that. Super Bowl. I don't know how the Hell Tom Arnold got a Fox had the game. It was Fox the Jacksonville Super Bowl because I was the first one I didn't do faulk by the way that was the first one joe buck ever call yeah because. Summer all rant did Brady I one championship. Three years before. In New Worlds. So, this was this was the first of of a of a buck and I don't think it was eight and yet I think it was still collins worth it might have been collins worth in the booth with him. Via, a bet. But any rate it was Fox doing it. Had if he had the credential or. Go. Yup You go. If he had like the all access back then which now is like that's funny that Brady, Brady is just like. Immediately. Said, this is the most amazing that he's like wait a minute. Why come on over the best damn sports show here three man booth Joe Buck Troy. AIKMAN. And collingsworth wow with PAM and Chris Mayer on the sideline. About that..
"john david washington" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"And we were going to work. It's it never felt like how you alike and he might have asked did you like the books I don't even think he cared if I said no because he wanted me to play rob. Stallworth. Play style where it was a role of lifetime The fact that he's a living person star was alive and well to this day was great luxury in a benefit to have him as. A as somebody, I can go to a lot more pressure than maybe even the protagonist because he's still alive but I was able to access them he he was very kind and generous with his information Rostov who worth was and it was a great honor a tremendous honor to be able to portray him and a film like this and what he did in his life I think he's a true American hero. No doubt spike is something else he? He's he's also one of the greatest coaches of all time has his own style like like no one has his own style lucky to. Play for both. And I'm just I'm just GONNA. Take a guess here that you're. You're probably not a Nixon maybe grown up here on the Left Coast Bought A does he did he? Force you to root for the next on the set in any way shape or form John David did ironically enough check this out I am a Laker fan for life showtime Lakers. Figure DA. I've the greatest team even even over the the shack and Kobe years but I I actually I'm a nick fan too. I live in Brooklyn and the reason I'm a nick fan because the Spike Lee if you've ever gone if you ever attend anybody can attend the game with Spike Lee a Yankee game or game people change your whole life little change how you look at sports I mean being in Madison Square Garden on the floor with Nick with the degrade spike Lee is like is like an experience unlike any other unparallel? No I grew up in staten. Island. The Knicks of just they've beaten it Outta. Me 'cause they're so damn terrible man. I just can't handle it anymore but that's what I loved on Oscar night, Sam Jackson given spy grief about the Knicks. He's standing about to hand him the Oscar that was truly before I. Let you go John David The sports figure that you met on the set of ballers that that you are actually pretty excited to meet or anybody who cameo on that show. You got a good story from that. There's a couple. There's a couple of I didn't get to meet. Tim Brown. But he he he had a cameo actually want want the. Story Quick Story that I'm very proud of we were shooting a pilot with the Great Peter Burn who also believed in the early in taught me a lot about this industry. I had a friend of mine who I play with Stephen Jackson in Saint Louis. Came to visit me in Miami I was just like a one time. Hang on said and. Berg he's so crazy. He had him just in the in the in the show he just put him in. Improvised and he was wearing. All the clothes he already had has had his own jewelry. He ended up making the pilot and made the Promo. So. Pretty cool. There's Stephen Jackson. He wasn't prepared to go on screen, but he's a natural and and he did it and he may be the pilots that anybody ever watched the first episode of ballers he that that was not written in the script he's. Talking about Elephant Elephant Larry. He's a great human being at Steven Jackson, John David and and again, the fact that that he you know I assume you just cross paths when you were trying to make the rams and he. Befriended you and stayed in touch with you. I. Love that Guy I love that. Guy. Like a big brother to me, he's he's a tremendous. congrats on everything that's happened for you and with you tenant, I cannot wait till obviously cove it allows me to go see it in a theater against folks here with sound of my voice in San Diego and Orange County's go check out ten opened internationally it is tour De Force, and you are welcome here anytime John David Washington, thanks for the call. Right, back at you got John David Washington at John David. Washington on instagram. Mana can't wait. Pattinson Kenneth, Brana. Calloway. Kenneka Rana is one of those actors whose great an absolutely everything. You cannot wait obviously Christopher Nolan is just as good as they come to an. Original Science Action Film Tenant. That's that took them. Five years to script I was reading who baby. That's A. Have you ever taken five years to do anything. I O divorce. Five years longer than that that was also shot Nymex if I'm not mistaken. The Yemeni comes at you. Bill I maxed divorce. Christopher Nolan directs, we'll be right back with Tom Arnold that'll be a lot of fun with him. He's got a podcast. will go down memory lane with del Tufo Tom Arnold sports keep coming back. So does your chance to on them with our exclusive? We drink potent or Ben Online Major League Baseball is now in full swing and the NBA has also began there's no shortage of ways to.
"john david washington" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"That I've got not only got along with the filmmaker we've been able to make something significantly presentable. To to the audience salsa, I could speak for for specifically to Spike Lee and Christopher Nolan. which was a surprise I'm kind of prepared to be you know will work for food active for higher. You tell me how to say I'll do it. That's why I was kind of expecting and there were the opposite. They really felt made me feel like a a Collie you know like. A part of the team and all just a part of the teen leaned on instincts encouraged my instincts and spontaneity I. Was doubt exceeded my expectations. I was a bit surprised because of where they are in the careers, how consistent they've been in there these juggernauts of of artists that. Expect to hear that especially when I've heard it from artists, you know not on that level but they do want what you to say certain way do want you to do it a certain way. So I've you know you kind of protect yourself, prepare yourself for anything especially with people like that. But win artist like that encourage you to A. To really to really add add what you do, what you do and add onto and be edition to the team. Be really a team mate It's encouraging moving for that. There is a world that exists where you can. You can work with people that are great that really love what they do and the it can't be harmonious relative sure is crazy in his always something but for the most part, the overall that you can work together and be cohesive in that way. Yeah I mean, I've talked to other actors and I've talked. Chris Nolan been on the podcast and talk to other actors at worked with him like he's remarkably by all accounts pretty calm in the middle of that storm especially on the scale he's working he kind of has a focus that that is I guess necessary and or at least you want it in that kind of craziness because otherwise are we gonna get shut down and it's going to get Just a mess otherwise over we get can get it on the head though yeah, you hit it on the head I think the want he really wants to be there in an attack. He you know some people can handle pressure. He gets common to pressure he he likes a especially with Spike Lee two I think they like a little bit KFC with the crew can do. Let's see the the active is to see how they handle it. You know and Like a good bill parcell or bill think. Or Phil Jackson decks when you're testing, that's when you you know what you really made up. So I think he embraces those moments in, but you have to want to be there to to be able to embrace moments the way he does and to know that a spike Lee and Christopher Nolan who are at the top of the game who have been doing this for such a long time to have been doing quality work for such a long time. Still feel this way still have this approach to it like this this first time approach to it. It's encouraging to know in his humbling the know that are you should stay in place. You know there's no room for Egos onset like there's there really number one on the call sheet, but they don't act like it. You know what I'm saying is just to see the respect is, is their due to their actions to the how they exemplify leadership. I guess to given your background as an athlete. Athlete mentality probably helps similar to the way you're talking about the coaches, a player that can maintain focus and and yes, be ultra prepared but also kind of like maintain that kind of Zen calm in the middle of you know. Just adjustments That's invaluable on a film set. On. So before we we move into like a little bit of talking some just general things I always like to bestow some arbitrary awards to our comfort movie. I think I know where this is going, but the best performance in this film gotTa. Give it. Eddie is a no-brainer. Eddie Murphy. best seen in this film. What's your favorite scene incoming tumor? Best thing well, I I WANNA, Give Shot Arsenio know best performance like in. Supporting. Our City Hall okay. But missing the seen see that's not that's not just like. A because the club scene when he joined evolved. Muslim. Glove the. I guess like purposes I. Guess It's the the sequences in the barbershop. Yeah. I can say it's either that or A the McDowell's auction when it went with sexual chocolate comes on stage and I, go the barber shop was more time with Barbara ship stuff. Do you have a favorite wine or one that you've most quoted over the course of your life from this movie. I don't have a favorite line but this you wait met no Martin Luther King. He says I forget that actor's name. When he says I never heard king you know Martin Luther King like. Never somebody's lying like, oh, I, did. Know. Mahmoud. That is classic classic classic. Favorite that doesn't really work in any context, but it always makes me laugh. It's the way that he delivers I recently been placed in charge of garbage. He's entire the way he delivers. It reminded me of when I was watching it. Actually I think Will Ferrell in Elf owes a great deal of gratitude. It is such an open happy formats like. grins. In this movie, the more than you've ever seen, he's just alight spirit in the middle of like kind of like the Dank scariness of New York similar to the way that that will does it until it just you're you're you're right now do you it remember that morning? Yes. You. Know Right. On the fire escape. Yeah, absolutely. Yeah and there. was some way. What does he was? Seeing which? It. Fire Scape Oh. So he he's talking to his prospective bride at the time. Placed in charge of garbage do you require any or something like that? Yeah. When you think of garbage. Up In another one though when he's and that's sort of say. What he's talking to her father sweeping and he's like the talked about it the way he describes American football. Game took on the giants of New York and kick this. Long. I was like, Oh, my God, this is a brilliant brilliant Eddie Murphy he killed that I love that scene. So he has never worked with your dad has there ever been talk of you ever said Dad what's up? Why are you not working together? And I I have not. But I, I, want them. I wanted it has to be the right thing though I, don't want them to just do it for the sake of it depends on who's coming with it. You know but I hope that they do one day. I hope that you do to within one day I mean that you're really well and for this man. So. We talked a little bit about ten it. Sadly, by the nature as you know I'm in New York is killing me but I haven't seen the movies bizarre, TIMES I couldn't be more excited about this. I'm totally in the tank for what criminal and always does on excited because I've been avoiding spoilers of course, but I know his fondness for James Bond. He's talked about it with me on the podcast and others like did was bond evoked allot in the course of onset did you guys talk about the bond movies? Now, we we talked about stores a little bit though. That, but we we we stayed at least I did stay away from bond I at a different approach in honestly I didn't I wasn't thinking of the spy globe-trotting spy thriller I was thinking of it thinking of it as as Christopher Nolan Genre quite frankly. This is something new to this is a new. This is new territory and send them is what I thought. Guy Didn't even have a name I. It's it's like you're tagging this threat. Yes. So there was so much I mean that that that would that entail for me was that the so much possibility. For the character is that there's a way to sort of maybe break the mole like there's a way to do a character like this and he invited another the way I wanted to, we wanted to bring humanity to to the character we wanted to felt like his insecurities is sensitivities were his greatest strength right now that it wasn't so cold, but he was quite the opposite..
"john david washington" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Like is like pitched black and he's coming up out of the source light and he's like he looks at me He's WanNa come down to set and I I was just I was I was just super. Yes yes. Yes. Let's go mom. Can I go? She hated amish she let me go down there. So I never get that I was so upset but that's one of my favorite scenes in movie history is. Horsing or and I was there but it wasn't there. But I just loved I've always loved being set of very comfortable I'll set. And yelling action see I remember sitting in the courtroom Philadelphia What's In in propsed I remember Tom Hanks for like he would tell jokes in between takes he's so serious when. When they yield action. So I just thought that was like magic. How did he do that? How did you change his personality that fast? I mean again, another example would be Russell Crowe with a he he gave me a Joan Lon New Jersey a New Zealand athlete because because I happen to know the all blacks New Zealand all blacks and saying you know. And you know him in knowledge me and CNN, give me he gave me the World Cup tape and a journal New Jersey on ever forget it so I'm not All that. Just it was just I just loved it. I always embraced it. I love that you mentioned those those films. Again, I'm sure your relationships with them was different but like literally I will I get sucked into. If I see like the last thirty minutes of glory I cannot turn it off 'cause it reaches such an emotional crescendo insides. It's just so powerful and frankly courage under fire to like always rex me by the ad like Missouri Film Great Move, Right Movie So the the comfort movie you chose those touch on transformation a bit. There's there's a lot of transformational in this film I really appreciate your pick man. We haven't mentioned this actor, but he is a huge influence for those of us that came from the eighties or nineties. Talk to you about Eddie Murphy and coming to America why was this your peck? Start. Again talking about I, guess magic tricks and seeing how people can morph indicate where he played. You know he and Arsenio Hall Arsenio. Hall doesn't get credited enough for what he did in that. But just all these characters that big I didn't know they were the same person as a kid even though the credit showed a I didn't really put it together. It was like there's no way that. Jewish Merlo in the barbershop is anymore like. You just just one of the funniest movies ever made the rhyming phenomenal and just this sort of this an early early days in the eighties, the celebration of excellence of fluence of of royalty you know. Being highlighted. Didn't they didn't I don't know how they didn't. They didn't sensationalizing in a way it was just. You, the whole point was trying to be normal be a regular guy not showing his identity I i. just I loved it going of all places. It was kind of a practical choice. Where would you go look for Queen America Queens like it's brilliant. But but just how a they manage to to to display such rich culture. And sort of the difference what black did a lot of ways the American. American culture the culture and sort of the connection between the to an end the tweet Arsenio Hall plan to preacher you know. The terrible wig in the edges in the teeth. I you just. So many cultural like touchstones in in in and I don't know Situations brought it to the forefront they brought in they made it mainstream and people that people that don't look like. Me that getting off saying people for the night it's the. Universal connection that that you just get these care, but it's so specific to our to our culture just everything. About you mentioned like literally at half a dozen different points in there that I'm totally with you on board and we can dive into each of them I want to give a little context. Everybody knows coming to America of course, but it opened on June twenty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight. You're pretty young. I can't imagine. You saw it when it first came out what did you remove go to theaters and I? I saw I saw. To do you remember it being like a big deal to is probably an R. rated film imagine just from the language? Do you remember? Yeah. I mean he Is screaming talking about alcohol North Carolina, I saw those I almost saw my. Uncle had VHS tapes. Later there we go. Sorry go ahead. No. No that answers the question we need those uncles in our lives to expose the. So the navy, we're not ready for or you know it's how we form our tastes off. So I, of course, this movie many times I checked it out again a last night. I. Mean. For those that don't know of course, Eddie plays among other characters the main character as a team who is a the crown prince the Munda who's yes. Coming to America junior the moon. You nailed it. I mean I feel like and you can speak to this better than I can. Presumably. The Munda Condo are probably the two most influential important, fictional African nations like ever three-judge like it's insane but it's true. Don't you think? Of Action never made the connection so just talking about it but yeah. He like very, very important in the in the in the in the theater community in the movie in the movie community for sure I just what I was talking about what they represent but some. I guess like what kind of I was so young and I would see those radar and this comedy, but it's something about the how. I just. I remember the remember the scene you just saw. So when they go to the game and the vendor. His drinks I am a loyal citizens. It was such a precious moment from me because again, celebrating such black s excellence in America invite like in in this in this common area. The restroom. Sephora. The best deliveries of a wine. Out How the way he throws away just. Of the none of interest like. Some in my opinion effect movie comes out now he is nominated you know maybe even Arsenio Islam here's what I think. It's I think slow it's slept on like scared mean credit crazy thing. Slept on and. Just. What that moment represents for me was here's a man sort of trying to suppress his loyalty his since black excellence in this country, not because of anything. That has to do with like I don a social unrest or social You know it was more bonds he's trying to find love it was more personal. You know in his in his life and I just thought that's such a unique. Perspective. About a character specially ones look like a US. He might my hot take and watching it again last night was and I was reading on it is I. Think it's more autobiographical than we think I mean, do you think about where Eddie was in his life? He was one of the most. Famous human beings on the planet? He was peak Eddie. Murphy it was Beverly Hills Cop cups who raw had come out the year before and I'm sure this was the point where he was being treated like a God and that's where Akeem is in the beginning of this film where he wants to he's he's looking to be treated.
"john david washington" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Welcome to the Weird version of my podcast and twenty twenty. But I guess everything's weird twenty twenty. What can I say? Norm and the new norm. Let's hope it's not known for long but yeah thanks thanks for man. I appreciate it Congratulations. All the success man's been held a couple of years for you and I'm sure you're looking forward to the summer. And it's maybe not gone quite according to what you'd envision. But talk me a little bit about you know at the start of the year. You're probably like this is the year. This is going to be a big year for me and you're enjoying it I'm sure but it's different kinds of enjoyments talk me through it. Yeah. I definitely, even this time last year. This the whole world outgoing another way definitely beginning of the year in January I was looking forward to traveling the world in selling Christopher. Nolan film. Obviously circumstances have changed that reality but nonetheless I'm still very excited in super proud and happy about the coming out getting getting to the people you know just a little more difficult than than you know for were you like everybody else I would imagine like the last few months obviously the release date shifting etc, and you must I can only imagine put to your head space like you must have been just so anxious for the world to see this since. Get on with it, give me a sense. Was it frustrating for you the last few months or what? I would say frustrating I was but I was you know it was it was sad it sad from time to time. In the unknown of it, you're just not knowing if. You know even when it came win even though there was a delay but wins felt better but the if was was was hard to take. You know not knowing if it was going to just go straight to streaming if we'd have to wait on hold other summer. So I I was definitely You know it was it was tough for me. To deal with but. I mean just not just not that tough but just. Relatives obviously nowadays. I'm like, yes. It was. Just you know you had this idea how it's going to happen. We're GONNA how the role that was going to be and everything like that, and you know it was just a huge film. Chris Christopher Nolan Film. So just the idea of what you think that's going to be took some adjust adjusting to. Obviously, due to pandemic. You're you're in La I know are you still in the Parents House has that? I'm living in. Off. The resume. So. So you did spend some time there though, right so like At what point did it go from all sweet nostalgic this is kinda sweet to Oh we're all going to murder each other if I don't get out of here. I gotta be careful how I answered this. But. It I'll put like this was a smooth transition. Out Everybody. Mom Still. You can. It'll be different this time. Visiting you like literally like. In the dead of night and just like jumping out and be like. He's Like if you see the trailer of jumping Oliver repelling. To and then jumping up that's. That's Just in a thick nights. I'm glad. I'm glad Tenet prepared you for escaping from. Your House your. Training so I'm curious I want you know as I was telling you this podcast is usually a more of a kind of a career conversation. We'll get into some of that but we are. We're also talking about film taste and movies that we've we've come to view as comfort movies. I'm curious before we dive into like the movies selected just getting a sense of how your movie tastes was formed. Obviously, we all have unique upbringings. You certainly had one having parents that were both artists, your dad movie stars on the planet did your relationship to movies and acting was it? Would you say it was a unique one growing up or was it not that much different from anybody else's I guess I guess that's relative to I. Guess It was unique will like my parents surprisingly weren't the only the only influence alkyl Rick Weaver North Carolina home had all these moves back in vhs days when I was a kid cousins will go to school that stay at. The House almost because of school and I just watch in in his basement just hours and hours of movies have like five movies recorded on one tape on VHS. So like the credits would start scramble a bit and then Morph into the next film so like I really like. A band of the hand I used to watch that religiously I know right? It's like I I I consider myself something sinophile John David and not I don't even know that one you beat. The take a look at early. Early days it's like it was I. Think. Was it who makes him apparent? Laurence Fishburne makes parents in it. You Know Leon is in it. So I I used to. I used to love to love that film But da just. So I just you know all the horror, the horror genre I used to be so scared of because the North Carolina in the woods so. Scare me but I. Had to watch. So between that and then my folks I obviously, they'd get some of the Academy award films brought home and I'd watch those glory I watch religiously. Ninja Turtles I watch religiously. From glory to Ninja, turtles because only one of those I think had your dad as far as. But there are the House I'm just saying just understand where my palate is guided is over. So I just I've watched all kinds of things growing up. Sir Who. who were the first actors directors see behind us live? Do you remember like an a-? Actually. I will be because of because of glory I I. I was just obsessed with him and I mean, All Star Star Wars you know so so. Put the. Yeah Spike Lee was another one, but I would really allowed to watch his movies early on. So so that was thing When when Your Dad did Malcolm X.. Did you get a chance to see? I did. I did. I did see that. So just I was just I love slightly but I. Wasn't allowed of c Mo Better Blues when I was a kid. Another movie he collapsed with so They? Actually strange. I did suits allows like in. College. Like to the point. What about being just on film sets does that change like you saw like how the sausage was made as a kid I would imagine does that change so much about going to movies when you're a kid is about escaping and just and buying into that fantasy was any of that room for you considering you knew a little bit of how it was all done. I think it added to the excitement like knowing. Something about my dad being able to transform by heat knowing especially with the rich richer the third when he did that Shakespeare in the park. In New York when I was a kid him reciting his lines and then I remember seeing him on stage with the limp in the mullet the tights. To the third. I thought it was like a magic trick before it just it was something. So special and captivating about him being able to morph into this guy because I know he didn't really talk like that, right? So AH, being set was sort of an extension of that feeling when I saw him transforming into Richard the third just seeing how Things. Were done and I never thought it was slow or this the pay I never was born on I. Just love the activity level of everybody our remember those are the member of glory and there was it was the war in the Baptist Saint on the on the beach and we were sitting like deep deep video village I guess with my mother, it was night time and so the war since the sparks flying, guess the fireworks in bombs going off for the scene of so he comes to the ashes my father..
"john david washington" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Happy Confused, John David Washington on tenets and his comfort movie coming to America. Hey guys I'm Josh Horowitz Welcome to another edition of happy second fused new guests on the pod this week it is Mr John David Washington. You know his name by now you saw him in black clansmen and you are seeing him if you haven't seen him yourself intended yet. You've probably seen the trailers posters, the commercials he is, of course, the lead in Christopher Nolan's newest Jain enormous spectacle that I haven't seen I'll be frank I haven't seen in New York is what can I say I haven't been to a movie theater like many many of us this is. This is a weird circumstance but John David Washington is promoting tenant which is in theaters, and if if it's where you're at if it's done in a safe way, if you feel comfortable with it than speed sadly I'm not in a place where I can see it or see it comfortably or see it safely. But that doesn't take away anything from the fact that John David Washington is having a moment and has been having. A moment the last couple of years he for those that don't know he is, of course, Denzel Washington son. So he's got it in the genes. His mom is a is an actor as well and you know his first career as it were wasn't really in the arts. He made a go of it in professional football that didn't end up panning out as it doesn't for many people due to injuries shifted back into acting. Got A, big part on ballers on HBO Dwayne Johnson's show, and since then has been transitioning into big films and and really transitioned in a big way of we quickly. Black KLANSMAN's spike Lee's film from a couple years back was a big moment for him giving him the lead role in that, and now he's in tenant which as I said, I mean, this is this is a big deal because this is Christopher Nolan movie and Christopher Nolan can basically cast whoever he wants in the leads of his. His films and he he chose John David Washington and I get it. This guy's got charisma. Seeping out of every pore and he's clearly got the goods. So I was psyched to catch up with John David Washington for. My I kind of substantial conversation with him about ten and about. His film tastes growing up and indeed his comfort movie, which I was headed to find out was the wonderful coming to America which I haven't seen in a bit though it is kind of in my bones I've seen it many times one of Eddie Murphy's classics. It was fun to revisit that one and fun to hear John David Washington talk about why he loves Eddie Murphy while he will this movie in particular and Yeah it was a good movie to kind of to to As it were and we didn't even talk about in in the course of the conversation, but there's a sequel coming coming to America I don't know when it's coming out OUTTA system out to this holiday season. Again, everything's in flux but at some point we are GonNa see Eddie Murphy or Senio Hall back into coming to America sequel, which is crazy So other things besides that the main event. Which is my conversation with John David Washington on some cool stuff stir crazy the comedy central series. This week's guest is the Hilarious Nikki glaser very funny comedian. She was awesome talking to me from her her parents home in Saint Louis Missouri it's to talk to so many of these folks that have gone back home. So she's she's living that way right now even as she starts the do standup frankly in some in some. Cases in outdoor venues CETERA. So that was fun can check that out on comedy central's Youtube Page and facebook page Oh I do WANNA mention this. I've got a very cool event coming up for metaverse. If you've been listening to the podcast recently, you probably remember that I did a special event with George Miller recently a fifth anniversary look back at Mad Max fury road. This was done in conjunction with the Folks at metaverse, which is kind of it's basically the company that does New York comic con and other big cons like that. So since there can't be a New, York comic con in person this year for obvious reasons, they are doing another one of these things they call metaverse which is going to be on Youtube. All of the content is going to be free. It's from October eighth through October eleventh as part of that. Got Two things coming up one I can't mention quite yet but you guys are going to really dig what it's going to be. We'll talk about that soon but the one I can mention right now is I am doing a tenth anniversary. Since the end of lost panel with Damon Lindelof and Carlton cuse. So it's been ten years since the end of lost one of the most popular influential important shows. In the history of television talking to Damon and Carlton Show runners of that show. All about lost and it's going to be a fan and A. meaning maybe I'll throw in some of my own questions but most for the most part I am asking your questions. So I wanNA hear from you guys I, know there are lost fans out there. All you have to do is tweet at me with the Hashtag lost in the metaverse doesn't even need to be to me or it can be to near Comecon or whoever but use the HASHTAG. That's how we're going to find these questions lost in the metaverse and meets he a.. V. E. R. S.. E. Ask your questions. I will ask as many as possible I will say that I know Carlton One answer everything. They also want to answer any stupid bizarre weird questions. So the weirder more random crazier esoteric lost questions the better chance you're going to have of me actually using them Hashtag lost in the metaverse hit me up on twitter on my instagram page wherever issues that Hashtag will search it out, and again, I will use as many of those fan questions as possible. The deadline I believe will be this Sunday. This Sunday. So that's let's say September Twentieth like noon eastern time something like that..
"john david washington" Discussed on Yes, Girl!
"Just the sweetness of it fact he put those lights in the car and my heart I was. You know when when you did not want to have be physical with him he he then became physical with you but but yes, Miss Loretta Devine all day and then that was an episode directed by Tasha Smith Smith. Directed episodes. The first appeared I think that it's really about the backdrop of who we all are and seen a normal of life you know being able to see Oh, this is how uncle Clifford truly cares for because she is a caregiver even though Uncle Clifford, using she and her at pronouns you listen and you can hear even in grandmother's language in grandmother Ernestine and her language she said Clifford came out the coochie switching. Okay. Do you understand what I'm saying? So there was already a level of acceptance that level of acceptance spills over into how little murder Uncle Clifford date it is actually I think the the the stock value or what's hitting people that it's really Normal it's a regular situation you know. Despite the the the disadvantages and the trials that they have to go through to be together and speaking I don't think we missed that you are you guys. We're showcasing the plight of generation trying to achieve generational wild. Yes, because. Israel as well. Do you understand what? I'm saying you? You could be on a huge platform and you've got this and people think that you have so much in. The first two years with literally about getting out the whole and you know what I'm saying. Then the next to without, let me establish something that will be to sustain me and the family. Then we can finally get into something about wealth. Prior to trying to piece it all together. So you know. Do Children back and it's great to see that onscreen and to make those struggles real. Yeah and they have the conversation and plant those seeds in all of our in our audience you know. One. More thing to try this question autumn leaves Mr Clinton. This whole time I heard her her ex man says, she was taking classes down at a of Houston. Okay. I was giving her credit for being you know a a a novice but. She's been plotting. mashing. You listen to seen that really answered that question for me is in seeing an episode seven, it is the beginning of the episode when you see her giving a pseudo lap dance to Montavia at home prior to the flood by to Hurricane Drake, she is literally in her panties after they bought to go to bed, and then the baby cries gets up to the. And takes care of the baby I don't think that I think that a woman being in tuned with her body and her sexuality is normal and that doesn't mean that she's a stripper just because she likes to dance just because she knows how to wine. She has no different from that Caribbean girl at three that we talked about at the beginning of this conversation. Saudi..
2020 Fall Movie Preview
"Hi everybody I am Peter Travers and welcome to this special edition of Popcorn where creed you all the movies opening between Labor Day and New Year's Eve I know wait what aren't we in a pandemic Will really be moved this fall and theaters to show them in I mean the answer to both those questions is a huge. Yes. Sixty two percent of all US theaters are open now and there's going to be more to come covid permitting, of course, and those movies that can't make it to the multiplex will be available for rental or streaming in sickness and in health people, you can't keep a good movie down. So let's start with the blockbusters that are out there. Number one is tenant. Brain Teasing epoch from Dark Knight Director. Christopher. Nolan. That's geared to fire up the fall season and in theaters and with your mask and distancing in place you can strap in for this kind of Christopher Nolan throw ride and watch the spy master he's played by John David Washington give James Bond a run for his money you know you just have to. Get your head around the physics in this movie. Maybe don't know about how you can go forward and backwards in time at the same time I don't know either I was a little confused by that but you'll be glued to the visual miracles that are on screen here every cent of tenants two, hundred, million dollars production budget shows up onscreen Eisele popped. Jaw dropped pulses. Oh, pound all that good stuff movies and back baby. So what else do we have? We have Moulin which is out there right now and you'll check in Disney plus to watch this because it's not in theaters but you can rent it and you could see live action film of the Disney animated hit about a young woman who disguises. Herself as a man to replace her sick father in the Imperial Army the new moon is not musical and there's no comic relief from eating Murphy as the Voice of a fast talking dragon named Moo Shu. This is not that kind of movie. There's no whitewashing but using Western actors in the drawn from Chinese legend and as Rouland the astounding Lou ye. Leads in Asian cast that includes martial arts icon jet. Li is the emperor up and China's leading actress Gong Li as shape shifting witch who teaches on how to survive and prosper in a man's world. Look move on is not your typical princess. She's a warrior fighting for her place in the world prepare to be well. Next up wonder woman one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, the sequel to the two thousand seventeen smash that made a star of Gal. Gadot, remember her places the DC comics immortal wonder woman into the cold. War where she does battle with the media tycoon played by Pedro Pascal and the villainous Cheetah played by Kristen Wiig always to me an asset in any movie Chris. Pine also returns Steve Trevor The American. Pilot that one woman loves I know didn't he die the last time during World War? One people you gotta go with this this is Hollywood. So if we can borrow wonder woman's last sube truth for a moment, credibility isn't the issue here. It's the show stopping stunts engineered by returning director Petty Jenkins executed by Godot, and she's a formal Israeli military structure. So you know you're in for a really good time. Next up is black widow look wonder woman has competition already. You know we've been waiting since spring for Marvel to let its first solo black widow epic out of storage and into theaters. Now, the wait is over Scarlett. Johansson is back in action as Natasha Romanoff Aka black widow. She's the Russian assassin with no superpowers road just skills she's like the female Batman this Prequel looks back, Arjun story in it's a doozie forints pugh is there as Natasha, surrogate says sister and Rachel Vice is the leader of this black widow organization. It's not just one black widow you can become a black widow tells witness business. So Watch your back wonder woman next up candyman there's nothing like the Primo horror. Film to get us all back in the dark of a theater where we can scream bloody hearts out behind a mask of course, end with get outs Jordan peele writing the screenplay. This direct sequel to nineteen ninety two's cult fright fest stars Watchmen Emmy nominee Jadu Martine the second as a visual artist drawn back to those housing projects in Chicago's Cabrini-green where he was born now the whole place is gentrified beyond recognition but the green is still haunted by Candyman Tony Todd an urban legend who still kills anyone who summoned him by saying his name five times. Okay. Altogether now with me candyman candyman candyman candyman candyman, we did it. So I'm looking around here to see if some him up. Okay next up no time to die look no red blooded movie Fan is GonNa Think of missing Daniel. Craig's fifth and final outing James Bond you know for my money Craig and Sean Connery are in dead heat for the best bond ever. This one directed by Kerry from Gonzaga who did true detective from Script Co written get this by sleeping bags phoebe Wall Rich Daniel Craig asks for her because he really wants a little feminist touch to this. This is the. Twenty fifth, all seven Cape and you know this is a record and we're GONNA lose Daniel Craig. But in the movie James Bond's been retired for five years and he gets called back in. You know that's what happens to everybody from the Godfather on. You know Bohemian Rhapsody oscar-winner. Rami ballot plays the facially scarred villain named SAFM and he's described the director as more dangerous than anyone bond has ever encounter. Man How about you?
Interview with John David Washington
"John David Washington who impressed the hell Outta me for his portrayal in Black Klansman is a protagonist Christopher. Nolan's tenant. Areas on that fame direct. I think because this is in a traditional spy thriller film either I think falls in line with what he's what he does with his brand is which is innovation I think he wants the character in the audience to be one in the same in that they want what did they character? The protagonist experiencing I believe he wants to the artist to experience. You know he wants to one relationship. So you know even if it's on a subconscious level, I, think not knowing his name not necessarily knowing a lot about information about his background limits Lindsay audio lent itself to the audience experiencing exactly what he is at the same time. I'm a huge fan massive fan And I think his ability obviously storytelling ability at the core of it just is is top notch. Just knows how to tell a story and how he's He's tells it nearly He's just brakes, all kinds of traditions, and whereas filmmaking I think he has this ability to make you care and feel and be so invested in the characters while there's a world that. Maybe, it was on the SCIFI level. If it's if it's I, know this kind of science that's being introduced in the film that we not we might not necessarily know or comprehend We do feel it through the characters lenses. We do feel it through what they're experiencing. So I don't know if there's anybody that's able to do that. He can be so ambitious in. and matching different types of genres are different elements of films that we've all loved in familiar with and totally used them in create them in a new way in his way. So illness becomes a Christopher Nolan genre in a way season on John and his Co Star Once and Future Batman Robert Pat. He's a phenomenal actor incredible incredible performer. He's one of the best working today He's so dynamic. He has he has so many layers he can do so many different. Whether, it be physical whether it be accents could be just as the how you how you experience around patents in performance you come out of it just shaking sometimes in and in this is so charming and he's he's so different from you know what we've seen before it's great to see. It's great to be a part of it. As I always say you got experience the film in the right way. As the trailer goes a concept goes as well. Don't try to understand it. Feel it. And you will not be able to execute that thought that that knowledge without it being experienced in the mix in the theater properly look for ten it on the big screen and where mask for bite. This is Tony Talada.
Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana in final two seasons of 'The Crown'
"Elizabeth Vicky has been cast his Princess Diana and the final two seasons of the crown on Netflix. The actress will be seen next that she stars alongside John David Washington and Robert Pattinson and Christopher Nolan's tenants. The filming of the Crown's fourth season wrapped in London at the start of the Corona virus pandemic, and the career date is yet to be
Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' delayed indefinitely by virus
"Side five film Tenant has been paused indefinitely. Warner Brother Studios made the announcement on Monday. The film was originally set to premiere July 17th. But it was pushed back twice because of the Corona virus pandemic. However, the studio plans to share a new non traditional release date, eminently shooting, catching it. The film stars John David Washington who was armed with one word for survival tenant, and it's not just his survival. It's that of the entire world as he embarks on an international mission Beyond Realty. I'm Michelle
'Tenet' release delayed a third time
"The theatrical release of Christopher Nolan's tenet has been delayed for a third time the film is now due to premature on August twelfth the plot remain something of a mystery but the movies trailers show an espionage theme the movie stars John David Washington Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth
Will ‘Tenet’ help reopen movie theaters this summer?
"One industry big wig is betting on their collective future at the end of Christopher Nolan's trailer for his upcoming film tenet John David Washington and Kenneth branaugh are the words coming to theaters it'll join Disney's live action movie wanted Wonder Woman nineteen eighty four which are also scheduled for big screen release this summer family films like trolls world tour and scooped I switched over to video on demand
"john david washington" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"I think I think all with his an American hero during his investigation. There were no cross burnings there were no terrorist acts violent acts on in the community during that time. That's a big deal to me. That's a big deal because he wasn't trying to change the world. And it was also big deal that he had gotten great support from what officers, that's you know, that helped him in. This case wasn't just one man on a mission. You know, you know, is sending you know, movie wise, I'd have been convenient. But it wasn't and a spike held net. True to be. True in the film as well. So that that was a big deal to me. That's that's roic that he is has a job. And and I'm just glad because of the it's such a Hugh Neak case in story that I'm just so happy and proud to be a part of telling us story and a movie your character's girlfriend in the film is an activist who is opposed to the police in the United States pretty directly, and there were criticisms of the film, including from boots Riley who has been guest on this show. And is a guy I've known for a long time bay area. Right. Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. Total teenage hero of mine. And who who are critical of the idea that in a story about race in America. A police officer should be a hero. How did you feel about that was that something that you've thought about before that came up after the movie came out? No and sat out to boost Riley. I saw his film. And that was that was it was crazy, and we never seen anything like that. You know that was seen anything like it. And I think it's important that we're in a great time right now in film and cinema in this business that we're getting opportunities to to tell our stories in certain parts of the world. Certain communities are getting are stories out there that they're putting money. They're funding. These ideas in these these great writers and directors out there. So that's it's it's all positive, but it's forgive me. But I I don't wanna like I don't wanna give the impression that it's like a binary between this movie, and that movie because that I know how much boots admire Spike, Lee and his work, and how much about the film, he also admired. And he he made he worked very hard to to make that clear when he was being critical. Well, I again, I I kind of luted tutor earlier I before the research before I got, and I did another film. Call Mosser's and men, and I got to do ride alongs for about a month and a half and be with a lot of police officers of color. I didn't realize what they went through. You know? So like, Laura Harrier's character. I I would probably would have been more on that side until I got the full perspective fuller more clear perspective on what they do. There's a lot of you know, men and women in the minority that that are protecting serving that don't get. Thank you that are that get nothing but criticism getting lumped into a lot of police officers that have abused their power that are incompetent. And how they you know, how they handle things. So I was very important for me. This is a man roster was a mammal great integrity. You know? He he didn't he was unapologetically black. You know, he'll tell you that. He was a man of his community. You know, I think these he says it to to the love interest to Laura's character towards the end like just because I don't wear a black beret, plaque gloves or leather jagged that I'm not for the liberation of my people. He feels like there's a way to do it from the inside. There's a way to do it in the law was on his side when confronting David Duke, you know, and you know, that you could make a movie about how he even came into being a police how he got to become a detective of police a Colorado Springs detective, I mean in the seventies. So to me, the what I listed earlier about why he's a heroes..
"john david washington" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"It's bulls eye. Jesse thorn in the studio with John David Washington. He's the star of black klansman. He also plays the NFL player. Ricky Jarrett on HBO's ballers. Let's hear another scene from black klansman, and my guess, John David Washington, who's the star of the film. So John David's character and his partner flip who's played by driver are at the police station, and they've just come back from this is relatively early in the film, an undercover an undercover operation at a meeting at a Klan meeting and flip who is white. And is the in-person Ron is upset because his cover was almost blown by one of the Klansmen who's very suspicious of him. And that guy basically just tried to get him to take a lie detector test at gun point. And also drop his trousers to prove that he was not Jewish only very narrowly escaped the situation. Trap, the pecker wood had a gun in my face, and he was an error away from pulling the trigger and he didn't. But he could have then I would have been dead for what stopping some jerk from playing dress up flippant into. I'm not risking my life to prevent some rednecks from money a couple of six on fire. This is the job. What's your problem? That's my problem for you. It's a crusade for me. It's a job. It's not personal. No. Should it? Be. Why haven't you bought into this? Why should I if because you're Jewish brother the sole called chosen people you've been passing for a wasp white Anglo Saxon Protestant cherry pie hotdog white. Boy. It's what some light skinned black folks to they pass for white doesn't that hatred? You've been hearing the clan say doesn't that piss you off? Of course, it does. And why are you acting like you ain't got skin in the game brother rookie? That's Mike can business. Business. Your voice is so important in this film. You mean the Ed to convince the David had David Duke convinced and clans members convinced that he was a racist. White man, you're making choices both when he is on and off the phone like I feel like this would be a different story. If the premise was that he was doing, you know, the white voice direct one to one code switching. If he was doing a white people voice on the phone, and and black people voice off the phone in the in the ways that people think of them, it would be a less complex story for this character than the way that you chose to do it that was another. What was so compelling about the book, even just how he, you know, Ron Starr, we've talked about this that he he didn't change his voice at all. You know what I mean? And I love that you know, the whole. As we understand coats, which in and all that he he saw it as he had he got into character as as an undercover detective does he talked about that, you know, being like acting and getting into character he had to speak these words of hatred the vernacular of of racism in. Hey put, but he didn't change the, you know, his voice at all. So I couldn't have either I shouldn't have either. I would I would have done a disservice to to the man into the film. If I if I had it if I'd have done that. So I just wanted to keep it as authentic as possible. And and be able to to to also understand as I did reading it in doing research how complicated it is to be an African American detective police officer in this country now blue enough for the department. I black Nuffield community they know and to be able to display that us in the manically was a great opportunity for me to to. Explorer? It was it was something very curious about and wanted to to invent a lot to me to be able to to to put on display how thankless of a job it is. And how we as a community need to be especially in the African American community needs to be more specific with our contentions with with, you know, with, you know, how we feel about law enforcement, you know, because there are there are some cases out there..
"john david washington" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"I got it. I got baby. You we can get better. If you want to we could get married if you want to. My. Rickie jared. He's he's crazy. What did you realize you? I mean, you had spent your whole life with dad who was in movies for when you were little he was you know, he was a new actor by the time, you were an adult. He was a movie star. You know, you had been in your in Malcolm X. You'd you'd you'd done this to some this has been a huge part of your life your entire life. But when you showed up for set is basically a greenhorn. What did you realize you did not know? What did I realize everything you know, how to read a call? She, you know, just just what blocking I act like I did. But I was like what is this? What would what is called time me? You know, I was like available ignorant to a lot of that stuff. And, you know rehearsal when we would rehearse, you know, I'm like going full tilt like I'm like reserve in anything for for for the scene. And I was just ready to go at all time every take. Yes. Yes. I'm ready. I'm ready. I'm ready. I mean, I'm always ready, but just I was just so I had a very still very much a football very much a football mentality and was wearing myself out, you know, I slept. Well that first day, and and that's one of the first day also was was a club scene. So like, it was like a whole bunch of extras in here comes the rock and and p burgers like ready because I know that they, you know, this still taking a chance on me. I did because she lost. So says some people are great auditioners. And they and they can't then they don't step up to the plate when his game time. Others aren't very good auditioners a great when they get the job. So I knew I had a lot of pressure on me. And I wanted to make them right? Because they fought for me because there were some people that that didn't necessarily believe. So they did. So. So I I had a lot on the line. And I just I just went for it. I just went for it. But I'm definitely looking around like peed in that at at the rock in that, Omar in all these extras, and I'm like man, this is crazy. What what what have I done? What way I think? Wait, let's time out guys time out. I need another month. You know? But now I went for I went for how did you get black Landsman? Got a text message from Spike Lee saying. Saying we have this story. Yeah. I mean right now, you don't everybody gets text from him. Right. I mean, I say yoda's, spike. Call me in those exact words, despite call me, I. I'm thinking this is a print here. I definitely think here my number. So I didn't know what was going on. But I call them because I I need. This would be great. I need the job. You know, I'm out here, you know, trying to get jobs, so I'll call them, and he and he sort of soft pitched me the story about a the the first African American detective in Colorado Springs, infiltrates, the Ku Klux Klan. Now, I'm thinking, you know, was it. The car is a Carlos Bixby the bigs we saw a skit by Dave Chapelle. I'm like is this some sort of play on that. But I'm in because Jordan Peele in spike are in so I'm in, but he says, no there's a book, and he's going to send it to me sends me the book round stalwarts black klansman. I read it in a call him back. And I I'm blown away. I tell them how much I loved it. And he said, I don't see this some. Got it. I done a movie for his wife who produced this movie called monster the premiered in Sundance last year. So he was familiar with that. And and some stuff on ballers. So, you know, he knew with I mean, he he knew of my work. But yeah, that was basically the audition process. More of my interview with John David Washington after a quick break. He'll tell me about what it was like to be in black klansman. And particularly what it was like to learn to empathize with a cop. It's Wolsey for maximum, fun dot org and NPR. This message comes from NPR sponsor Ari Ari..
"john david washington" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"When when you took that meeting, or whatever it's called went out to that the media of. Yeah, I was in a boon crutches on a strong dose of painkillers now. I prepared for the audition. I'd been working work in the scenes with my mom, actually, she's doing a drop me off too. So shout out to Paul that. So I got up there with Sheila Jaffe, well, call my other mother in the in the industry, and I thought that. Yeah. I mean, I've been turned down so many times in NFL. I I'm sort of you know, I'm I'm sort of used to I'm sort of impervious to this pain and rejection. So I I was the worst that can happen. I guess I had nothing to lose. And I'm feeling pretty good on on these on the medication. So why not you know, what I mean? But like I knew how much I want. It wasn't. Why not like sure I'll try acting wasn't like that. In fact, my agent who Andrew Finkelstein who told me about the audition. I was resistant at first because I wanted to come here to New York and study for a year at least and then start going on issues. And he says he told me that you know, you you're not going to get the job. You're not gonna get a lot of jobs, you're gonna get turned down a lot. But you need to get used to audition getting in the room and getting comfortable studied to not studied house. Like, oh, that's a good point. And I'm used to getting rejected. Anyway. So I I can do that. So the plan was going there go into this audition, and sort of, you know, get get torn up. Tell me what to work on a sort of apply. Those things when I got to New York and started studying and the craziest things started happening. They just kept inviting me back kept inviting me back in ten this later. Got it. Does you say ten ten ten additions? Yeah. That's a lot of additions do. Yeah. Well, because they were like they had to be sure I mean, you know, this guy's basically coming off the street like the. Couldn't believe I mean, it was it was a huge. I had to fight. I had to fight those a lot of people trying to get that job. And and they had to be sure Sheila Jeffey, I got a shot her up Peterberg H B O. They supported me. I there was still some resistance. But those that the Peterberg Sheila Jaffe and Papa Dave Levinson. They they really backed me they were in my corner. And the Sheila Jaffe actually after the third audition shot me, a text telling me he should retire from football like you were meant to do this. And I think that you know, they couldn't believe that you know, I've never done it before. So I I'm I love her to death for that. Let's hear a little bit from the first season of ballers from a few years ago. So in this scene, Ricky arrange to meet with his ex girlfriend Annabella played by Annabella Kosta and Annabella called Bella left Ricky because she was fed up with his cheating, and they're standing in front of a public fountain. And Ricky is holding a bouquet of ROY. Roses and lilies. Phil, I'm sorry. I lost my head. I'm sorry for everything. Keep feeding my mistakes, but I'm trying to change things. Wow. Written. You can't be seven carriage series. Do you think? You really believe you're ready for marriage. Because after all I mean, you know, this is Jason right? Because I know you don't think I'm so stupid throughout with acceptable the politics. No, No, baby. baby. So how it got even the whole? Tim by forgiveness. Maybe that's that's a four hundred thousand dollars spent four million delusional. It makes more than me. They've come back..
"john david washington" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Have the same sort of reaction, especially draft picks one through ten but really all of them. They'd get this dreamed of getting their name called, you know, and they're ready to run into a brick wall. You know, they're almost programmed in that way based off of the nature of the sport. And what what you think is promised for you that rainbow which is the NFL in what I mean. And once you get there, it totally changes, the whole perspective changes. And and and unfortunately, NFL release downs for not for long, and there's not a, you know, you get a sort of a crash course in how to be a professional, but. It's not really instituted early on in these young men's life and more often than not they learned the hard way. I think there's a documentary that's called a broke. And you know, it's, you know, was the average life expectancy is three years after you know, after three years, they become, you know, bankrupt. So it it it is an interesting NFL. Specifically is such an interesting case studies for these young men in this country, and how they have to sort of turn it off, you know, after they're done playing and the learning curve, you know, is is is narrow I read this book where a reporter went behind the scenes with the jets for a year, and one of the things that I don't think I had thought about was the way that relative to other major American sports and major American professional sports. Because football happens once a week like the experience of playing it is dramatically different like baseball, and to a lesser extent basketball are defined by their grind, you know. Like, you have to show up every day and go, and you go, do you think, and you have your hurt, you know, if you're a pitcher your arm, always, you know, that kind of thing and in football because all of that week's worth of playing is distilled into one three and a half hours. He described the people basically like whole lives drove towards this unnatural high that they had to get to in order to make their bodies. Do the things that they had to do that was this physical hurting war that went on for a few hours once a week. And then they went home. Home and they got like a day off. And then it was back to building up to that again. Yeah. And they say also, especially when when young man start to get paid for the foot to do that the best ability is availability. So you talking about the grind of NBA season. Eighty two games in the in the the grind of of baseball season hockey to to a certain extent. I, you know, it's you you get another one the next day or the day after you know, Sundays, you gotta wait a whole other week. But that being said you can't. And that's why I say not for long, you know, a lot of money contracts are are are incentive based on a veil ability. If you can get a certain amount of yards if you play a certain if you participate in a certain amount of plays. I found out that you get a bonus, you know, so so being available or being able to work through injuries because there's a difference between you know, being hurt and being injured those that sort of. Gets rewarded unfortunately on the back in when it's over the hasn't been much. I mean they've worked on compensation, you know, after football. But it's still a discussion topic of discussion. Then I mean football contracts are generally not guaranteed so signing bonus s that's what you play for basically. That's the only thing guaranteed upfront money, but they can they can terminate your contract in anytime, and you split ways if you get offered one hundred million dollars for four years, but you get you know, thirty of it up front the second year, they can cut ties, and you don't get the rest of your money. It's eye. Jesse thorn, my guest this week is John David Washington. He's in the Spike Lee movie black klansman, which is out now when you additional and for ballers, you were still in a boot from the injury that ended your football career. Was it just a well? What's the worst that could happen situation?.
"john david washington" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"You've never been a black cop in the city. We make you an officer. You will in effect be the Jackie Robinson of the Colorado Springs police force. And if you knew anything about Jackie Robinson, you know, he had to take a lot of Gulf from his fellow teammates the fans other teams and the press. I know the Jackie Roosevelt Robinson stories are good. So no one that if somebody called you would you be able to turn the cheek. For had to, sir. Yes. Yes. I would John David Washington. Welcome to bullseyes. Nice heavy on the show me listening to that. In audio form made me think that like there's to basically two great reasons to aspire to be Spike Lee, one is one of the great filmmakers of his generation. Great teacher. You know, all those things the other is if you put Isaiah Whitlock in your movie, you can be like, hey, I say, would you mind going? Consistently to he never. I mean, he's always delivering that every. Is even funny when he believe it out. But you know, what he's saying? And you know, it just gives more context. Those funny. But in awesome charity. Welcome to the show. Thank you for coming on. You're professional football player for for a pretty long time. I mean, professional football careers tend to be short. Did you always aspire to be a professional athlete? I kind of I did it out of necessity in in a way. I I wanted to be an actor because of seeing my father and seeing my mother play the piano, I wanted to be a performer, but I started playing football though, because my dad's started getting pretty popular in Hollywood, and we started moving and moving to different places, and you know, studying in treated a little differently. So of course, I wanted to protect my feelings in I I wanted to start making my own name. So watch shows football. Now loved the game. I always love football rental Cunningham is the reason I played seeing a person that looked like me at that position. At the quarterback position. I had never seen before you know, what I mean? So I- spire to play in the NFL, but it was more of a rebellious sort of quest of independence than it was to actually live out my dream, which was which I was burying which was acting. I had Terry crews on the show a couple years ago, folks, probably know as an actor. He was also a professional football player. The Redskins, right. Was in Washington. Yeah. He played for a few. He played for a few different teams. He was he bounced around. He played in NFL Europe, his career is actually a lot a lot like yours. Yeah. And one of the things that Terry crews said to me was he kind of locked eyes with me. I mean locked in the he was locked eyes. With me the entire time. Terry crews is very Terry crews, very powerful experience to talk to that man. Uh-huh. But he kind of locked eyes with me. And he said, you know, with the exception of a few quarterbacks everyone in the NFL is broken, and like physically or or just a mental emotional emotionally. Okay. Yeah. Yes. His point being that. It's some it's such a painful brutal way to make a living. That it takes a lot to drive someone to the level of success that gets you to the NFL. And I wonder if that was reflected in your experience, and I will concur with that. I I it's watching football. Now, I I can't believe these young men put their bodies through what they indoor physically digging about the human will, you know, and and to to provide for the families to to change their circumstances. You got to credit them all of I and I'm no different. I I did I endured several concussions torn meniscus torn achilles sports. Hernia broken ribs clavicle all in the name of that independence. You know? I was willing to sacrifice it all to to know to show more to myself. But I didn't know that at the time for others though to show that I can earn my own keep I am own man. There's so many cases in. NFL that they're just trying to provide for their family trying to do better for themselves. You know, and that sort of motivation. I mean, you see it on draft day if it's the draft NFL draft weaken is is is such an an interesting social study because you see these kids these young men, I should say of all nationalities, all from all different kinds of backgrounds..
"john david washington" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"John David Washington is one of those guys who could have had it easy wet. He grew up as the son of actor, Denzel Washington. Maybe you've heard of that, dude. And you might think a lifetime of roles in blockbuster movies away. But John David took a let's say circuitous route to his eventual destination of Hollywood his first life had him lacing up the pads every week for a career in professional football where he spanned the globe from Sacramento to Duesseldorf trying to make it work. I endured several concussions torn meniscus torn achilles sports. Hernia broken ribs clavicle all in the name of that independence. You know? I was willing to sacrifice it all to to know to show more to myself. But I didn't know that time for others though to show that I can earn my own keep in spike. Lee's latest black klansman John plays, Ron. Stalwart the first black police officer to join the ranks of the Colorado Springs police department, if you haven't seen it the movie is based on stalwarts memoir of the same name in real life. And in the film stallworth tries to infiltrate the local KKK chapter. Yes. Help from white police officer who stands in for him at meetings and wears a wire to record incriminating conversations in this scene. Ron is at the police department interviewing for a job he sitting across from the two men in charge of hiring one interviewer is a white police officer, the other is a black city employees played by the great is AO Whitlock. How do you get along with people, generally, sir? They treat me. Right. Treat them, right. Like, I said before I was raised up the right way. I mean, have you ever had any negative? What would you do if another Cup? Call. Or worse. With that happen, sir..
"john david washington" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Stop y'all. Only competitions, Kansas City y'all. They hope Bush love. I know San Diego. I mean on back LA. Early LEGO Bush out. Your kid gets Khalil to come to camp. The man say I rather not be here in turn our eight hundred fourteen thousand on whereby we wanna mad. Wanna make candy coming. He's coming man. No gonna take it out. You'll quarter. No. Jon Gruden had name called him. Now you in here, but somebody got upset. 'cause LeBron James then call Luke Walton and let him know he will come in Jon Gruden been on the job for like eight month hadn't even talked to Khalil Mack one time. They none of my business cue that don't make little MAC. Ain't gonna come and play coming become that man turned out eight fourteen. That's what he getting fired. Give it back to them when they signed their new eighty million. Give me that be there. If Lille MAC wants to be part of something special, he will come back. Well, he ought to go to Denver. I want to be. Von million Khalil over. Oh. But you didn't like case keenum. I'm not gonna learn. Thank you for joining us this. We went the big in the playoffs Friday night on. From the new movie black klansman John David, Washington here with us welcomed undisputed. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Yeah, I wanna get started with asking you about Spike Lee because the film was directed by him, and I'm just curious about your first conversation when he brought up this project and how he got you aboard. So I'm in Cincinnati on location. I'm doing another film and I got a text from saying despite call me now, I've never heard from spike via cellphone or any other devices for that matter. So I thought it was worth investigating even if it was a prank. I gotta try so I call them Hello. And he's like, this fight. What us. So he's like, whisper. Now I got got story. First, black detective, Colorado Springs, KKK infiltrates. Now I'm beginning like this is like the day Chapelle scared. Heard this before. True story. He kept saying the true story. I'm sending book where you stand again, Cincinnati. I bet he sends me the book. I read it. I'll go beserk. I can't believe this is real. This happened. I call him. This is incredible. Spike still don't know what he wants with me, but I think you should feel like you should do this like you wanna do things like Betsy this summer. I I was it was it. me and this guy go back a long way. Yeah, we used to try and I had just retired and he was at Morehouse and the guy that trained me for the better part of my career rope, man, oh, his trainer, and we used to go to the track and do the workout that I did a lot in the summer, and I won't tell anybody because I really, really need share this. But you could tell it what happened on that track though. Great teacher, you know, he taught me how to stretch, you know, and just be confident in myself. Is that what you want me to. Don't know telescope. I don't. I don't recall go. There is no strata rate, but we ran in a group and let's just say that you know who is in the front of the group it who is like you're saying the guy in the furniture group was one, ran the four, eight forty for the Dallas Cowboys when what we had to run a lot of we had to run like three hundred and two hundred hundred back. Back about example, he was just giving us great advice. Yeah, communication, far behind. So speaking of your football dream, you did hang onto yours for quite a while because you went undrafted out of Morale's you, you hold more all the records at more houses running back, but you went undrafted. Then you wind up on the practice squad of the Saint Louis Rams. At that point, go to the Rhine fired fell Europe, and then you wind up in Sacramento plan for the mountain lions and you stay for four years. So you were in, you were clinging to your dream, right? It was. It was. It was my source of independence. I had this kind of rebellious quest of independence. I use that kind of anxiety, anxiousness, and really resentment due to people thinking that this is like some sort of inheritance or this nepotism or whatever serve that it, they didn't care..
"john david washington" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"All right, here's a conversation. We had yesterday with John David, Washington, star, black clansmen. Awesome movie. Here we go. So last night I was at the grove in Los Angeles at ten thirty tonight seem black klansman. It was excellent. I was a little groggy tired Tired old. to John David Washington and say, you've, how long has the press tour bent for this movie? She knew on a lot of things. Yeah, I'm I'm active. I'm running for president right now. It's been great though. This this sort of campaign just being able. The really the responses to how people are receiving the film has been very encouraging to continue to bring awareness to the film and just to go see it. It's been nice. So you did all this stuff before the movie came out and then we're taping Monday morning. The movie did really well. The two big movies where this and the Meg says, people still wanna go see shark tales. They'll always works. But no, I'm happy for spike Lido. Honestly, man, people seem like people, especially France in here too, as well, though just champion spite. The kind of want to see him back. They wanna they wanna cheer from again in seems like they have. They showed up this weekend and even though inspect your whole life. I have. I have you even in Malcolm x. right extra. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. They artistes town long. Have you got to learn a Banak baby is background artiste? Yes, yes. No, such thing as small actors only small parts. So no, it was a great opportunity obviously. And I have grown since then as an artist from, you know, Malcolm x. being a background to now and the responsibility of being Rostow Worthen in his film was great and a great challenge. One I welcomed with open arms. What was your relationship like with him before the movie and what's it like now in passing? You know, he go show love, but it wasn't like we wouldn't talk on the phone or anything. So when I got a text from Spike Lee, he said. Despite call me on the techs. I was a bit surprised and shocked. Like what? How how did. Okay, and but I was definitely worth investigating even if it wasn't him. Yeah, we'll check it out and I call them and he pitched me quick elevator pitch of what the story was. I'm like, okay, this remind this, this is they Chapelle skit, right? This is obviously some kind of spoofer playoff at that. Then he sent me the book and I did my research and I was blown away. I couldn't believe that this is a true story of true American story. So I call them back and say this mazing he said, Betsy, this summer we filmed now is it? Did you have to be people out? Or he wanted me to whole time. I done a film for his wife call. He produced a film called monster that played in Sundance playing a sociopath from jersey. So I guess he saw so. Yes, those cool. What what what's your team do you have? I mean Lakers. Okay. So is that a problem? Spike? Nothing Knicks Lakers reverie because the Knicks of suck for twenty years since what. Compay you know, but I, no, he hasn't have pro actually like the Knicks to like, I, I went to my first Nick. My first Nick experience was with Spike Lee film me. He took me to a couple of games and it was like, I love sin with him. Watching the game. That is, he's a game that's entertaining watching him get get after it. So a lot of fun and obviously I'll rivalry for for years. I, I mean, my uncle robbery is back in a real way, right. I mean. Let me ask you this real quick just real, who who, who sits on the bench. Now with Hayward coming back and urban, who's gonna sit on a bit for for Boston, you act like you act like this is a problem. It couldn't Richard. It could be, you know how it is like just a mental, you gotta keep them into it. Like after coming off the season who's sitting, I think it's, I think crunch time Beqiri Hayward, Tatum Brown Horford. So Tatum at the four Brown at the four, just five shooters. Nobody's ever seen anything like this before. Okay. Even the warriors never really had the five now greens at five dead shooters at Santan green. The thirties for three last year was like thirty percent..
Colin says Odell Beckham Jr. is everything the New York Giants are not
"Speaking of your dad actually wanna play this. This is know Colin cowherd was trying to do a speech about why the giants. It doesn't work out with Odell Beckham and he's saying that you know, Odell Beckham a little crazy, a little sexy and the giants. They are the opposite of that. And this is what he said about the giants and their history was star share. You look at the history of the New York Giants look at their stars Mark beforre, Phil Makanji, David Tyree, Jeff, Hostetler. Phil Simms. Anybody, anybody got an Espresso, even your stars are boring. Who I mean, you know, he did a really good job of trying to not name like the biggest stars, which would be who I, I mean, Lawrence Taylor. I mean, yeah, sure. Lacks co bursts. Well, I mean, there's been a number Jeremy shockey. He's been there. It's been like this choir boy setting, Tiki barber. Was he acquired Boyko? Everybody hated him in the NFL. Pretty sure I get the I know what he's trying to say. It is kind of an understated organization, the Maras or that type of family?
Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' is daring and essential
"Welcome, to, the frame I'm John horn thanks for joining us we'll start today with one of the most, anticipated movie openings. Of the summer spike Lee's black clansmen tells the unbelievable truth story of how. Black police officer in Colorado infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, in the early nineteen seventies here's a clip, from the. Film's trailer David Duke grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. That David God last, time I checked Well thank you I hate blacks I, hate Jews Mexicans an Irish, Italians and Chinese but my mouth. To God's ears I really hate. Those black rats Ron stallworth was an undercover cop in Colorado Springs when he established contact with a k. k., k. by telephone what happened from there is a remarkable investigation in which he partnered with a white cop to double a. stallworth for in person meetings. With the clan I recently spoke with stallworth and the actor who plays him, in the, movie, John David Washington and we began with Ron's writing his memoir black klansman which is the basis. For the. Film March twenty thirteen started writing took me nine months before, I, finally said okay that's. Enough, on London And then I took it to. A friend of mine who was. A retired police officer and he had a publishing company that published books for police and firemen he read it, published it and we were off and running John David the book tells us a lot about the actual events around this investigation it doesn't say a. Lot about who Ron was how he behaved how we thought of himself when, you are, looking, at reference material and trying to get into this character what was your process like for making. Sure that. You were representing as an actor the person that you were, going, to be playing yes Proper representation I think starts with the climate and the time, that is take this story is taking place and so even before had direct contact and access to Rostow. Worth I wanted to understand what what it meant to be a black man in, the late sixties and seventies so my entry point? Way A music I cut out Rb. And hip hop for for a couple of months and I would go to sleep assault train YouTube.
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"For ten percent off built something great and less move on from visionary, filmmakers by kely and producer short in peel comes black Klansmen. Starring John David, Washington, Adam driver Laura Harrier Tofa grace. Black clansmen tells the story of Ron stallworth. First African American detective serve in Colorado Springs. Police department determined to make a name for himself. Stallworth played by Washington bravely sets out on a dangerous mission infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan sign mea, the detective soon, recruits, more seasons, colleague, flip zipper, Mun Zimmerman, sorry, that name just get it out. Sorry, just my body regurgitates played by Adam driver into undercover investigator investigation of a lifetime together. They team to take down the extremist group as the organization aims to sanitize, it's violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Doesn't that sound familiar? I'm ready, yes. It's produced by the team behind the Academy Award winning get out black klansman the crazy outrageous end incredible true story of a real American hero. You can see the newest Spike Lee joint black klansman in theaters, August tenth. I'm gonna have to check that out. You know, I'm come. Come ready to be men, but yet doesn't come out. Okay. Clansman less the show. All right. So we're back. It's time for the read. Yes. I have a few things to say, try and make them very query. First of all, muni while glad that somebody's because this was all my list today as well. Glad. Wow. After all, of whom in Holland in me, still standing Parker said all rooting for you in just really, really rooting watching the parkers every day. I don't care that you and Roseanne friends and she came onto ubt. Talk show, didn't wanna go on your show and you know you're just not going to money. Rosendo care about your blackest. Care about none of our black asses. She did Roseanne would not be rose, ending her way through a whole bunch of maybe cocaine, I think cocaine sounds like cocaine and all of the other foods that she's been a part of Roseanne when the fucked up a whole bunch of people's jobs would not still be running around here right now, screaming, racist comments from a bottom of her good. And here you are defending her while also claiming that the industry blackball Jew and as a black woman, and then in industry, I'm just sell sad. So disappointed in this. Yes, money, I really want the best for you. I think you're such a great talented, not only comedian just performer myriad, but the headline I read in the story for a while, the headline made me Sola said, I just couldn't believe it sister. That's what we're doing right now. Gross while sister where was Roseanne were you were hollering for everybody to boycott. Netflix with outta remembers talking about definitely be paid what she like this this, what you all have offered her is disrespectful. Where was Roseanne when you were going through it? Where was that? What was the sisterhood? Has she ever called you there. Especially in the last like six months and this bitch, looking at everything Rosanna the this is the hill. You wanna die on lost sizes. You had my support until you came into, you decided Roseanne had yours. Just won't do that. I just can't. Nope. Like you were right then and you're wrong. Now I don't feel bad for supporting you right there. Spock now very. It's like, Yep, sorry. Also, I would like to say, I heard that Jennifer Lopez is going to be getting the Michael Jackson video vanguard award via maize this year. I just wanna say that. Jennifer Lopez is beautiful woman. She's had six packs and she was born. She is a great former dances are asked still puts on a great show. Lots of really pretty looks and many music videos. And you know, she's, here's the thing. I don't really feel like I need to. Shea, Jennifer Lopez. I wouldn't have a problem. Jennifer Lopez winning this award. If Missy Elliott, our Hanlin and honestly eve, Missy Elliott did already have one Acas still think of some people who I feel like should get a video vanguard award before Jennifer Lopez, like Busta rhymes, kind of homophobic. So after Oscar, Kendrick, Lamar. Outcast. Alkhast definitely. Am I a give one to Mariah Carey doesn't have one in my has a problem with anti blackness. Oh, don't forget. Remember when she said something about somebody asked her about black lives matter. She was like, where is beyond saying Kendrick to say, Muslim lives. Syrian lies matters. Let's going over to..