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Jane Fonda leads celebs in exercise video to encourage voting
"Working in her eighties, and is she I saw a headline. Is she making another exercise tape? She isn't but what she did was she made a clip. It's like a little commercial exercise that vote and voter registration. And she got Katy Perry Kerry Washington Orlando Bloom Amy Schumer, Ah, Ken Jeong, Vanessa Hudgens Shack. Ah, Ashley Benson to make little cameos and it's like VHS graphics. She is in her full exercise gear doing like leg lives and stuff. Do you want to hear some of it? Yeah. Okay, there it is. Bring back the movement. We need to be in shape for the upcoming race needed strong. Laser forest be fully committed to the task at hand. So let's get ready.
Celebrities decry decision in Breonna Taylor case
"The decision not to directly charge Louisville police officers in the death of a woman shot to death in a botched drug raid has struck a nerve in the entertainment world for months now celebrities musicians and athletes have been calling for justice in the police shooting of Brianna Taylor including Sunday when some wore T. shirts with her name or image at the Emmy awards now that a grand jury has declined to charge any of the offices with her death those voices are being raised again Oscar winner viola Davis use the stronger version of bold to denounce the ruling saying it is why the phrase black lives matter cannot be said enough Kerry Washington notes Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is on president trump's shortlist to replace Ruth beta Ginsburg on the Supreme Court and Mandy Moore says she simply doesn't have the words to express her dismay I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Emmys 2020: Who won big at the first virtual ceremony
"Emmy's happened last night. The last couple days I want to say like through last week, there was some of the you know, technical Emmys and Creative arts Emmys and they've all been I've been seeing like the results of those, but these were the actual Actors and actresses and shows and You know the hole, but it was It was virtual, right? Yes. So every I think that they They actually put a show together to do the Emmys. Um But the other ones that I think we're just getting. I'm sure there was some kind of ceremony on zoom or something. But I don't know that those ones were televised. They might have been. No, I mean, look, I didn't I Maybe you mentioned it. Maybe I read. Maybe I didn't. It was a shock to me at whatever time nine o'clock last night when I started seeing the news roll through, and I was like Emmys. You talked about it a little remember? It was, you know, because Jimmy Kimmel was hosting and so there was some talk, but I play police. Li forgot about it and the whole thing so I didn't see one second of it. Oh, yeah, no. And, frankly, these days because of you, Khun DVR things I'd never sit and watch things in real time anyway, so Because who wants us in just to put the others on When I organize S O. The big winner last night is Schmidt's Creek. It's not the name of the show, but right The clothes. They were saying it on TV because I did see a clip after that. They were saying the word, but I don't want you don't want no trouble with you. Just don't I considered it. You know, it spells have pointed out that every time they say it, they had to put the actual words upon these people can read it with. Oh, right. You see, It's not what you think There's an extra tea and they've thrown at sea in there, okay? So I'm just gonna say Schmidt's creek because I'm with you. You know, whatever. I just guess Monday's gonna be hard enough, right? Yeah. What's our theme? We don't want to. We don't want no trouble. That's right. I keep forgetting the better. That's our theme. Well, since I should write that down here, put it up with all my little, you know, daily affirmations. So the Emmys was virtual And Schmidt's Creek swept in all this is it's actually quite amazing because it has never won an Emmy in any other season. Currently they're grand total of Emmy's up till this season when they took him all zero. It doesn't It seems to be a show that we used to have a million of them. And not that, you know. Ahh, that name in particular is obviously means that's a cable show, right? I mean, it's just It's not your Big four or whatever. But it's just a sitcom, and it's fun and it's and it's not that You could miss it, and you wouldn't care. But you could also sit down and watch four episodes on any given night and be like, Wow, that was light. It was easy is their thread that you follow along with? Yes, it's the family that has moved. Uh, I won't tell you the whole story. But yes, there's a story behind Why they're in this motel and Right off super rich. It's only that I find a just a life. Oh, poor things. Is that a Netflix show? It doesn't even say here. Oh, yeah, It's a Netflix. Yeah. So they won nine Emmys for their sixth and final season, including best comedy Siri's. It's a new record for most wins in a single season for a single comedy. Marvellous. Mrs. Mazel had had the record. They said it in 2018 with eight and then they got eight more in 2019. And I don't know if this means that Mrs Mazel was just completely shut out. Oh, end because all the comedy awards seemed to have gone to Schmidt's Creek. The cast swept the acting categories, and that's the first time a comedy Siri's has done that Eugene Levy and Catharine O'Hara won best actor and actress and Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy, one supporting actor and actress. And they're saying here that's never happened. So congratulations to them. Daniel Levy also set a record for most wins for an individual in a seat in a single season with four because he also got trophies for writing and directing and Best comedy Siri's because he's a producer. So he actually technically that four Just for himself personally. Zero m. He's heading into the night. They never had any kind of incredible. But I guess you know, with my cell dominating in the last couple of seasons would be hard for anyone to rack up any numbers. They also set a record last night at the Emmys for most wins by black actors, including Regina King and Yaya Abdul Mateen. Ah, The second for watchman. Ouzo Duba for Mrs America. And Zendaya for euphoria. She's also the youngest Emmy winner in this category. Outstanding lead actress for drama. Stop me. If you have pulled any audio for any of these things in particular, I pulled some furs and die a winning it Isa from Oakland, apparently which is why we wanted to make sure we've got her on. So here she is reacting. Yeah, it is her reacting and she says a couple of things, but just there's there's a party behind her. So I know that I just want to say thank you to the TV academy to all the other incredible women in this category. I I admire you all so much. This is, um Oh, this is pretty crazy. Didn't really crying, Okay? I know this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating. But I just want to see that there is hope in the young people out there. I know that our TV show doesn't always feel like a great example of that. But there is hope in the other people, and I just want to say to all my peers out there doing the work in the streets. I see you. I'm are you I Thank you. And yeah, thank you so, so much. Um, this is thank you. And, of course, is through zoom. So right. Well, everyone was zooming in S O. She's the youngest any award winner for outstanding lead Actress for drama. So congratulations, Twos and Dia. And I guess I assumed that that party was happening in Oakland flatter know about that, But I do know she's she's pretty accomplished for such a young lady heard she's stars in Great America, the greatest showman Ohio. I want to say the great American hero. I don't know what she's in the great American. Ah, SOS and Dia. Congratulations to her. Eddie Murphy and Maya Rudolph one for Saturday Night Live, I guess for guest appearances and Ron Cephas Jones for this is us Eso Black actors Big night of record for most wins by black actors at the Emmys last night. The ceremony itself was obviously very different. Jimmy Kimmel hosted in an empty arena. Tried to fool us with crowd reactions from past ceremonies. Was anyone some of that? Yeah, sure. I'll watch a little of that. Oh watchmen. Also what Jerry Falwell Jr was into Flashing people appreciating and there's a flash of him in the audience. Then how much hilarious here that would mean that no one is in the audience. That would mean that I'm a lump here all alone. You'll see them. They turn the lights up. Just of course I'm here all alone. Of course. We don't have an audience. This isn't a mag a rally. It's the Emmys. Instead of a live audience. We took a page from baseball tonight and we filled the seats with cardboard cutouts of the nominees. You can see we have. Regina King, Hugh Jackman, Jason Bateman. Wait a minute. Go back one. Jason Patient, He's really hilarious. Yes, they did move. Mind your business Camel Big night for May. I know it's a big night but you can't be in here. We have very strict safety protocols. I'm clean guy. OK, I'm a big big washer upper always have been smell my hands like a garden. No, thank you. I'm sure you're clean. That's not the point. We just have a limit on how many people we can have in the building. So you really need to go? No, I don't. I don't. Okay. I haven't left the house for six months. Don't send me back there. I want to be here. This isn't a ritzy You know, I mean, I wantto eat shrimp with the cast of the crown. All right, I'm gonna want Mario Lopez asked me about my pants. Let's go. We don't have any friends that you could stay as long as you promise to laugh at my jokes. I'm out. I'm gonna call the car Loved Jason Bateman. Job. Good job s O. He reveals he's alone Except for Jason Bateman. Jimmy Kimmel. Continue with the show and some presenters did join him live. Jennifer Aniston was there. Did you grab that? I did here. Let me just pull that up. On the video. I said. I said, thanks, Jimmy. Other all across the stage from each other, Never, Never mind. It? Yes, I'd love some wine. No, I I said, Never mind. Oh, why are you standing all so far away from me, Dr Fauci said 60 ft. So 60 ft. No, isn't he said 6 Ft. Thank you. You also have sexy feet. Okay? Here, and that's it. Hilarious by the way. She then got in her extremely fast car lives right around the corner from there, and ah, she she made another appearance from her house later. So right? Yeah, but we're here. Oh, okay heads and there's Courtney Cox, Courtney's there. Of course I'm here. We live together. You do know there's a lag. Yeah, We've been roommates since 1994. But I don't know is it is this live TV? Both of you very well done. It's super cute. But the awkward, you know, three seconds of science, retired ruins everything before it does. We're very well acquainted with the awkward three seconds of silence, ruining everything. That is the life we're living right now. Anyway. Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox and Lisa could row whether she just jetted home after 60 ft. Away appearance on the show the awards, though, as they handed these out So I'm not sure how exactly this happened. If only the people who were actually getting the awards had people in has Matt suits outside their homes. No, it seems that Ah, they had everybody on standby like you'd have somebody in front of your house and has been with the award, but you might not win. So that way, everybody still kind of Were they holding? Just like a box. So you didn't know if there was any in it or not. Or that there were things that they were popping out of boxes, too. And that no one boxes that seemed really mean That was a really when I think, John Oliver, go when I have that mean here and you just pulled it up for you, too. Barrett. It pops open and there is it Pops open and and some confetti sprays out. Although that is right on the desk of his HBO set. Although I assume that that desk is in his garage, no, right. Cause that's where he's doing it from. So anyway. Nominees were all it remote locations, many in their own homes. Ah, they were doing the awards were delivered to those locations by people in has Matt suits, and they say someone had to be on hand for every so there was a guy hanging out in Has Matt suit whether you won or not, Some people actually took a visit. Do you have the Remmy use of dew? So this guy did not win in his category. Vinny and Ah, and there's the guy who has He's he's holding the little trophy. He's got the ones walking away having Oh, my God by you didn't win. All that's so sad, right? Well in some categories, all the nominees were given a box and then the winners boxwood Spring open and a hand holding the statue would pop out some They? Obviously a lot of people had to know that they did or didn't when I had a time. Other highlights her H e r her belt it out. Nothing compares to you. During the Emmys in Memoriam segment. Here's a little Since you've been gone ever. I can see whoever dinner in a fancy restaurant. Nothing can take away these blues. Come So she's playing piano, too. Way link that up with the Facebook page that people can see that isolated. Thank you. Ah, David Letterman got kicked out of an uber before presenting an award. I'm sure that wasn't set up. Celebrities revealed what they've been doing during the pandemic. Stop me if you have any of this stuff, Bernie Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington tried to skip 2020 skip to 2021 by ring in the New Year's Belle and her here. I watch Dave Letterman thing doesn't translate actually, wasn't it was? I don't know. It's the The New Year's party just wasn't I don't know It was well, you know, New Year's party with only two people is just not Doesn't feel New Year's Eve. They're saying The emotional highlight of the night was Tyler Perry's speech while accepting the governor's award. Um and then let me see if there's anything else here that I want to make sure that you I just have you have any questions about any categories Have all the categories here, I should, say Dave Chappelle, one for sticks and stones, best pre recorded variety special. Um, yeah, I don't have any questions, but I do. Look without trying to sound like I'm patting ourselves on the back because I'm not trying to do that. I give credit to anybody who's trying to do a show right now. Absolutely. It's a pain in the butt, and you'll see why they could absolutely see why they went through with it. But I could also see if they said not this year, everyone where does it go ahead? Mail you your prize and Here's the announcement work and that and the example the best example of it is that three The five second lag between the friends and less like Jesus. What is that? That's that's live. That's national TV. That's international TV right now. Well, that's you know, that's the world. We're living in pin, right? Everything sucks. The best variety sketch. Siri's went to Saturday night live and actually have a little bit of news about that. The full cast from last year is coming back this year. Usually there are at least some changes, and there were rumors that Kay McKinnon was going to leave. And she's got a career outside of this, but season 46 is starting October 3rd. And it's coming back to Rockefeller Center studio for the first time since the shutdown. They are going toe put all kinds of safety protocols in place, but it looks like we're going to get actual I'm sure will be no audience. But it will be live apparently, and that will happen there at their normal studio. So they say. The last time there was no caste turnover between seasons was 07 when the 33rd season began with the ensemble intact, So everybody who you liked last year and everybody who didn't like last year We'll be back. That season 46 in playing Joe Biden. On Saturday night Live will be Jim Carrey. Oh, wow, really adding a big name to play one of the candidates. Ah, it looks like You know, they're saying it's gonna happen Ah for the for the debut, but they're basically safe in the 46 season, which debuts October 3rd. I I I'm guessing that he's sort of signed on to participate this whole season. There's going to be a lot of Biden this season. So maybe they said we, you know, and we'll pay you and we'll put you up and you could be alone. Fancy shmancy penthouse in New York City. So they are adding three new featured players to their cast. They'll have a limited studio audience for the coming season, but it's going to it's going to happen. And Jim Carey is I'm looking at a side by side of the two of them with a little make up, I think Kind of like, I think his teeth are going to work. I think it's going to work October. 3rd is when the new season starts, and we'll get to see how Jim Carey does plan Joe Biden's I Love So It doesn't matter to me before you a break, sir. Do you want to hear Because the texture of accident about hers performance saying that you check out her guitar riff in the end? Oh, she jumped up from the piano and gets on the guitar playing the cameras. He had a guitar strapped to the back of her so Oh, Here we go. This's the show Chad with the, uh that was beautiful. I really like her. Yeah, That'll be a pithy ceremony. Facebook page. She played guitar when she came in and saying for us, right? She did. Yes, she was. That was that was lovely. Only her Her is her
Celebs join Instagram 'freeze' to protest Facebook inaction
"Several celebrities have been boycotting Instagram to protest what they say is the failure of parent company Facebook to tackle violent and hateful content an election misinformation I marquees are loaded with the latest Kim Kardashian west Katy Perry Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington are among the celebrities who have been freezing on Instagram for twenty four hours as a protest to back the hash tag stop hate for profit movement Kardashian west to so she cannot be silent when Instagram and Facebook allowed the spread of misinformation and only take steps after people are killed Facebook declined comments but pointed to its efforts to protect the November election and to limit groups that support violence
"kerry washington" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"Best work I've ever done and maybe the last work I do in that medium so and I'm okay with that. But I didn't anticipate this. I did not anticipate. This is coming from accuweather in. Northern California. Northern California was alerted to a rare tornado warning unlike any other national weather service. Wait for it. A fire tornado. A fucking fire tornado. The. Reno Office of the National Weather Service new the mixture of sixty mile per hour winds with pyro Cumulus Nimbus. pyro Cumulus Nimbus clouds. From the loyalty wildfire could produce a fire induced tornado. The forecasters warned the conditions posed an extremely dangerous situation for firefighters. Fuck Man. Heart goes out to those guys. That is a tough job. Thank God. They're doing it. Quote the loyalty on fire to the east of Sierra Valley. Exploded most impressively this afternoon with a very large pyro cumulus and reports of fire tornadoes. Now. Continues of a better word than impressively. I mean I understand that these weather nerds get excited but I mean, it's literally the loyalty fire to the east of the sheer valley exploded most impressively. How about most? Menacingly or most horrifyingly. Impressively. Put. Aside the fire nerd new thing excitement. When you're talking about a fuck fire. Tornado. Fire Tornado. Add that to the list. Of Hey. Maybe this is happening But the sky's on fire is a bit from my My special. and. That's all I'm gonNA say fire tornadoes. I am. Watch the rush documentary on Netflix. Some you know how I feel about rush mostly the worst I'm just mostly dismissive. I don't say they.
"kerry washington" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"I did what Sam Cedar Video Streaming show before anyone was streaming video. We were ahead of the curve and it went nowhere. It's great to be ahead of the curve and then stop. And then the curve happens and then you can't get in. Sorry. You were ahead of the curve when you stop but now. The curve. As come full circle and no one gives a fuck about you in this particular medium Galore starting the bottom again. Anyway just coffee yeah they have if you get the W., T. F. Blend, we get a little something on the back end I think still I don't know. I. Don't know what's happening. It's amazing how small my life has gotten and how little I I continue to know. By the way Kerry Washington is on the show today. Kerry Washington she you might know her from scandal Django, unchained little fires everywhere now as a producer and director and Emmy nominated. Actor producer. And so well I what's what can we do that? Hey, Google are you on? I'm here what can I do for you? can you tell me where Kerry Washington was born Carrie Washington was born on January thirty first nineteen, seventy seven and her full name is Carey Mercer. Washington Carrie Washington was born in the Bronx. Thank you. Isn't that amazing? Isn't that like like I? I should just interview that. Right. Let's get in it so. I don't want to say my special was good and I don't even want to say that necessarily was in any way prophetic but I'm happy with it. I am happy with my special time fun which you can watch on net flicks which is still very watchable. I would say the last two to real an end times fun on Netflix are the best work I've ever done and maybe the last work I do in that medium so and I'm okay with that. But I didn't anticipate this. I did not.
"kerry washington" Discussed on EAST TO WEST WITH NICK AND ROB
"It's not. But we're going to give it to them. We're GONNA. Lead their balls and. Never, that you said, it's not chicken this coming up. It's Jerry, bonds former body mass. Echoes for five forty nine. I've. Many Times. I've onboard without also up three chick-fil-a they're chicken Sam. I will say this chicken ways are the cleanest places I've never been in a arguing their service is a loss politics, a hard sandwiches or decent we will go off. However this, which is soft Contri- since I agree I said that because even though this is a good sandwich, I would never say it's a bad sandwich. It's very basic and I am more chick-fil-a nuggets than I am chick-fil-a sandwich is controversial. If you get this. This is like middle of the road seen. It's seasons very well, a needs the sauce you can't always adding more of the Saas. It's so basic. It needs a little something something. So the question small of what you pay. It's five Bucks Dang Oh if you ever get a chick-fil-a sandwich and I need it is worth it to get it. There are other things at Chick-fil-a, the great they're. Phenomenal. Share that and they do have waffle fries which are real. Be could so good and the Nice Elliott those Nugget Jeff the nuggets then get chick-fil-a sauce even a big chain of the sauce to bake offs four to six to number two. Now number two MC Donald's yet into the need of this thing Oh, Mickey d's Hello. Donald's. The trash and give our team gets her. House. Yet McDougals yeah. Douglas. He's got the goal offs. They have the Golden Arches. Okay. Elzbieta bill crispy chicken sandwich. Yeah It's not the spicy. Chicken is a horrid and just an embarrassment to civilization. But this one is a decent one I don't think you have it too high on the list. So I'll quibble there, but it is against the while and it because it's always juicy always juicy piece checking move the veggies if they. Are Point youthful tomato. As. Tomato to which really matters. and. It may oils on punk. Maybe I just have a hard time. McDonald's being number two on anything. Sure I I. Think on this particular Sandwich L. let's go to the data's here. You need the number one you'd be the number one. Throw from right field. Let's take. Stirling Martine down. That path. As. So off is everything and you're going fast food and fried? Chicken. Is The answer is Let's be serious I mean there are there are places you have churches here in the East Coast. Urges. I loved. It probably are still here really are, but we have one vegas. It's like in the ether of the city find it. If it's a back alley behind the casino that no one. Yeah, it's down there in the tunnels Oh Jeez. Off. Is Chickens. Is Flawless he'll. Okay. So I WANNA point out because I don't Wanna get called out on twitter which is at Nick and rob e to the number two w It's basic to it is basic to Chick-fil-a I. Love People Love Their Chick-fil-a but the quality and taste and flavor is so much rhetoric of is and Chick-fil-a it just is. This sandwich is always perfect if your hungry angry Popeye's chicken sandwich will make you smile and you can eat it in the car on a freeway. No problem is viewed might draw. I can't argue with you. You nailed it. You crushed it. Now let me ask you this when you're eating a chicken sandwich from pump. Kinda shoes, you wear rob usually wearing. New Balance because I have big wide tree. So I need to have wides size. Twelve's why I got you I. Got You I got I'm taking notes. Let me tell you something though if you're a KFC, we were talking about rubber chicken KFC this past week released crocs Yep. Who are in line with artists? I'm not going to mention her name because what he's talking about the crocs himself me love me a lot. You can't say that say that other prime. M Al. a is that like the UFC fight island what's going on that you something from full metal jacket. All right. This this story makes me want to root for the virus again and I I don't WanNa be enough for you. Get a sixty dollars, sixty dollars by the way on the secondary market or in the triple digits. Now it's getting weirdness. But if you tell you this, if you haven't seen this folks which I don't know why would have this seen this? You haven't seen. Yes it is a rock that looks like. It has a drumstick off of it. Yeah. There's like a drumstick glued to the top. That's the genius art. That's the artistry there. That's the avant-garde nature of this. Ugly thing that makes the whole. PEOPLE'S FEET SNOW FEET Nine of seeking smell like chicken chicken. and His row. Out. Here. May WanNa. Entrenching. All of. The best part about the crock now, crocs are really a bad thing to begin with, and now you're making KFC and mixing them with crocs. So this is a recipe for disaster like most of the Food Cassie but what I would say is like the worst part here is that they have the colonel's head sort of poking out the the he'll area or sort of Midi he'll, and it's just the top of his head creepy colonels watching everything from shoe level. It's very odd I find it to be a little bit insulted. Worship. Be Crossing know. What's in the twitter verse and I found? Once once you're. Didn't I didn't. I didn't talk to any okay cocoa at all. This on twitter right said I'm going to stay salty about this. You lost my trust when you took away potato wedges, you still upset about still up however she said or he said I was going to give you because I love crocs in a design was the best man my disappointment is immeasurable in my week is now it all because of this and what happened was released these stupid things on the web thirty minutes it was sold out because I guess a lot of Fox were on their buying of ness what locked up the raising prices on.
"kerry washington" Discussed on EAST TO WEST WITH NICK AND ROB
"Of of professionals. All sports always. He should have to He should definitely have to play for the Miami Marlins that should be punishment enough. All right. So let's talk about the NFL because I think we gotta touch on just about everybody here has or it's winding up even though everything is going on fire basically in America the NFL Now, we are homers for the most part and we cannot deny the fact that patriots have so many players offing out another one this week in Marquees Leah Mediocre never quite lived up central wide receiver That's eight I kind of eight now with a bunch of starters in there including hightower. So what's With all the players opting out teeny Williams for chiefs was a big name. Are We? Okay what's up of the? Nfl they got blinders on. We're GONNA, fans in the stands there pretending everything's GonNa be fine by the start of the season. That's obviously not going to be the case. What's your take on all that I could see if the players are opting out at recently just had children some of them have at Stephanie the reason for you know, a lot of them are getting into their flight years. In retirement thirties, we're not talking like. I'm talking about like into the years it just coming off an injury or you know veteran players. So you take the extra time, Rostov whatever they're giving up a lot of lane solar sign that giant deal the giants and former Patriot there and he opted out Mercury Marquees Goodwin got these deal with the eagles ops out I mean the Patriots Chung hightower Haas even brandon bolden marcus cannon. These are guys that are contributors That's weird now let. Me Ask you this why so many for the Patriots it seems like artists have most so far why is that while according to locals orcs now big going around is that this is a controversy that these players which makes no sense whatsoever are opting out because Tom Brady laughter they have no chance of winning super bowl of making it to the players. That can't be true that true. The. I. It doesn't make any sense. Oh, man I can't. They got Superman. Now what's the problem man? It's it doesn't make any sense. This is this is how Austin sports fans thing. Yeah. Like being a fan of another particular person they all. Tend to believe that one person will mention anything anything you know what? I mean I would think like it's at least. As, we cheat I would say that we are lower in franchise and I would think we have a trustworthy medical staff So curious why so many patriots opt out, but it's still early and there might be a lot of other teams where you know a bunch of guys are going to opt out certainly the chief staining Williams caught my eyes on my fantasy team dynasty team and I'm wondering, should I cut him now? If actually play but I think that's next question there What is the deal? Is the NFL going to change the rules are going to change things like em LV or? Are they gonNA play at all. Let's have. A, the probably GonNa have like the Within four feet of another player has the ball they must draw to surrender. Cover. Tangles. When you look at the whole list of players opting out, it's a ton of offensive and defensive linemen because they're standing next to each other for like hours at time I would think that at the NFL is not super conducive to this. are they gonNA play the season? If they play the season I would love it because that's that's what I wa launched. eyelash. All right if they play the season. If if nothing has come about as far as getting, you know anything to help with the. Situation, why should they offer I mean other than making them wear like NASA, suits while they're playing. So they're all self contained in their little bubbles. That's the thing like we I I know, and you know we're preaching to the choir. We don't have to say to America the reality is we want all the sports fact we just wonder is it the right thing to do I honestly would love the NFL to come back. On the sports better I live in Las Vegas obviously play all sorts of fantasy football and stuff of course, I WANNA act but is it smart to bring it back as the question and it's becoming more and more clear here as we get into August for Christ sake we don't have a vaccine. Our numbers are terrible than almost any other developed country that are we doing this? Right? Maybe we should be in this thing well, as far as I know Tom Brady, who is like the superhuman doesn't matter straight at at. Ready to you now has avocado instead of blood running through his veins. Listen I used to not like Avocado and I love now can't live without it. Took me a while my wife got me Mocatta Catis, and by the rare I just want to point out since we're talking about the goats can have the second best player in baseball mookie Betts Amazing laser show her rights deal throwing out startling Martin trying to turn a double into a triple beautiful grow were at least three hundred sixty, five, million dollars. I'm sorry the Red Sox you blew that one you should've kept them. That's on you. You know who else used to throw like they're all right. Here, comes Eric Hollies Evans used to. Delete I knew we were going to get Juliette eventually. Joining US look for Easter Westwood Nick and Rob. Dewey Evans made an appearance. Happens is thrown out war people on more fazes anybody existence. I kind of I. Think I know what you're going to say do you think he should be in the hall of fame? Yes. I agree I agree I'm with you on that yeah underrating runs Jim Rice. Losing your player and he was an impact player for a bigger window of time Jim Rice had a smaller window although he was a great player himself I actually let him in I. Think it's a no brainer honey. He did what did win one year Evans could have won MVP one year and What else are we going to do? What's the back evil offing? Oh. Baby back maybe gone but. It's a lot of bad news but it's also nice to have options on TV and Sports Center with highlights. So we're still in we're still watching but I hope they proceed with caution. What else we got today rob you got anything else I wanNA talk about all chicken chicken related things chicken sandwiches this past year. Rolls broke out over chicken sandwich. It's so I'm going to rate some chicken sandwiches from places that people know cross country are we talking about like a high end chicken sandwiches or drive through chicken sandwiches? What are we talking about here? Let's do it. I know I know my enough time I had I don't know if it's going to be a controversy but I know mine this KFC versus Popeye's versus chick-fil-a versus Wendy's versus McDonald's versus mortgage. avocados off discussing. Because Wendy's is not chicken sandwiches even though they do have one that would take them completely outrageous. Sandwich ban shouts but Yeah probably not. So let's start with five to one just like the doors song five to one on the. Right down I'm GONNA practice my from zeal. Weren't at Number. Five is the beach a crispy chicken. It's not bad and you can get it like three or two for six every once in a while and it's pretty hardy like it's got a good length. Do it. So it's the so I'm I'm with you on that it should be on six six. Fox. 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"kerry washington" Discussed on The Frame
"Weeks to come will look at the future of the entertainment industry from every angle in the words of Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro I almost think of. Fix US chain massacre. Who will survive on? What would we left them?.
"kerry washington" Discussed on The Frame
"I'm John. Horn asked the entertainment industry begins the slow process of returning to work. Will there be as Carrie? Washington says a real shift in institutional practices can there be a different and more diverse Hollywood. We know because of the coronavirus. There will be changes in how people do their work. But. What about the work itself? How far will the industry reset? Actually go? This is Hollywood the sequel. Welcome to our new podcast from La Studios. Each week were sitting down with some of the sharpest minds in the entertainment business to talk about where Hollywood might be headed as it returns to work. We'll get into the external changes for production marketing distribution, and with the movie theater business in tatters. What even defines ahead? We'll also explore the biggest question of all. Will there be systemic change that finally corrects the inequalities that may have been acknowledged, but hardly repaired. And that's where we'll begin this first episode with actor and producer. Kerry Washington. You know her from the TV series scandal. We spoke initially in mid-may, and we'll share that conversation in a bit, but after the killings of George Floyd Brianna, Taylor Ahmad Arboretum and the protests against police, brutality and systemic racism that followed we wanted to get carries thoughts on how this moment might affect the entertainment industry and America itself. I think one of the things that is challenging to. METABOLIZE is that. Not, that much has changed for black people in the last couple of weeks. But there's a different response to it. And so I think. The sentiments of the moment that feel revelatory. I don't feel like those feelings belong to me this. This is not a moment of revelation, but I'm watching the revelation. Unfold around me for people. And I'm grateful that that as a not even as a country, but that the world is showing up for black lives. In a different way. But this is what what has been the reality, this level of danger and anger and fear and. Maybe trauma lack of safety like these have been the realities for black Americans since there were black Americans. There are fundamental differences between a moment and a turning point and I'm wondering optimistically even. Is there a way that real change not only in the country, but also in the business that you work in. Can come out of this. I think so. I think I can hope so. You know I mean we're not. None of us have a crystal ball. It'll be the historians that tell us years from now whether this was a flash point a turning point. But I? I it feels it certainly feels for me like something is different, and like we have to be willing to look at ourselves. Regardless of what industry were in. Do you hope comes out of it? What are you hope changes I? Mean what what would you say would mark progress or change? I think a more radical acceptance of Anti Racist, society policies and culture because I think what people are realizing is that it's not enough to just not be racist that because our institutions. Were built. In the fabric of racism because our country was born, you know with. Black Americans being designated a fraction of human being like it's. It's not enough to just not be racist. We have to be actively anti-racist. and for that desire to come from. A deep. Understanding that we all deserve full rights of humanity. Yes all lives matter, but accepting that to be an anti-racist society. We have to affirm that black lives matter. I think that's I. think that's where we're at I think people are finally kind of. That and our institutions need to understand that not just. Interpersonal relationships, it's important that we're having those conversations that our dinner tables in in our classrooms, but also at the highest levels in our systems of government in our systems that are supposedly built for public safety. We have to ask ourselves. Who Do we deem the public? And who do we deem the enemy? so. I, I'm hoping that I'm hoping that that this all of this new. revelatory reflection lends itself to transformation, not just the hearts and minds, but also institutional practices, and those institutions can include you know arts organizations like the theater industry. Because there's this letter Hashtag, we see you which calls out racism in the theater. It signed by people like Sterling K.. Brown is Array Lin Manuel Miranda I. Think you shared it on twitter. What comes out of that and the best possible outcome to me. It seems really obvious like. We look at ourselves to get better and do better. That's the that's the practice of self. Reflection is to ask ourselves how we can do better so I mean even the language of inclusivity and diversity right like when we say that we're committed to diversity its diverse from what we're still centering whiteness as the most important thing and allowing or inviting diversity around that or when we talk about inclusivity. They're still an in out, so we're still centering certain kinds of people and you know maybe in tiny fractions allowing admitting other people to the table, so there's just so much of it that needs to be reexamined and and look at and and I. I mean the. The simple answer is what I hope comes out of. It is a lot of good. That we can see. Better and have courage to make room for each other..
Kerry Washington on Hollywood's Diversity Problem
"The entertainment industry begins the slow process of returning to work. Will there be as Carrie? Washington says a real shift in institutional practices can there be a different and more diverse Hollywood. We know because of the coronavirus. There will be changes in how people do their work. But. What about the work itself? How far will the industry reset? Actually go? This is Hollywood the sequel. Welcome to our new podcast from La Studios. Each week were sitting down with some of the sharpest minds in the entertainment business to talk about where Hollywood might be headed as it returns to work. We'll get into the external changes for production marketing distribution, and with the movie theater business in tatters. What even defines ahead? We'll also explore the biggest question of all. Will there be systemic change that finally corrects the inequalities that may have been acknowledged, but hardly repaired. And that's where we'll begin this first episode with actor and producer. Kerry Washington. You know her from the TV series scandal. We spoke initially in mid-may, and we'll share that conversation in a bit, but after the killings of George Floyd Brianna, Taylor Ahmad Arboretum and the protests against police, brutality and systemic racism that followed we wanted to get carries thoughts on how this moment might affect the entertainment industry and America itself. I think one of the things that is challenging to. METABOLIZE is that. Not, that much has changed for black people in the last couple of weeks. But there's a different response to it. And so I think. The sentiments of the moment that feel revelatory. I don't feel like those feelings belong to me this. This is not a moment of revelation, but I'm watching the revelation. Unfold around me for people. And I'm grateful that that as a not even as a country, but that the world is showing up for black lives. In a different way. But this is what what has been the reality, this level of danger and anger and fear and. Maybe trauma lack of safety like these have been the realities for black Americans since there were black Americans. There are fundamental differences between a moment and a turning point and I'm wondering optimistically even. Is there a way that real change not only in the country, but also in the business that you work in. Can come out of this. I think so. I think I can hope so. You know I mean we're not. None of us have a crystal ball. It'll be the historians that tell us years from now whether this was a flash point a turning point. But I? I it feels it certainly feels for me like something is different, and like we have to be willing to look at ourselves. Regardless of what industry were in. Do you hope comes out of it? What are you hope changes I? Mean what what would you say would mark progress or change? I think a more radical acceptance of Anti Racist, society policies and culture because I think what people are realizing is that it's not enough to just not be racist that because our institutions. Were built. In the fabric of racism because our country was born, you know with. Black Americans being designated a fraction of human being like it's. It's not enough to just not be racist. We have to be actively anti-racist. and for that desire to come from. A deep. Understanding that we all deserve full rights of humanity. Yes all lives matter, but accepting that to be an anti-racist society. We have to affirm that black lives matter. I think that's I. think that's where we're at I think people are finally kind of. That and our institutions need to understand that not just. Interpersonal relationships, it's important that we're having those conversations that our dinner tables in in our classrooms, but also at the highest levels in our systems of government in our systems that are supposedly built for public safety. We have to ask ourselves. Who Do we deem the public? And who do we deem the enemy? so. I, I'm hoping that I'm hoping that that this all of this new. revelatory reflection lends itself to transformation, not just the hearts and minds, but also institutional practices, and those institutions can include you know arts organizations like the theater industry. Because there's this letter Hashtag, we see you which calls out racism in the theater. It signed by people like Sterling K.. Brown is Array Lin Manuel Miranda I. Think you shared it on twitter. What comes out of that and the best possible outcome to me. It seems really obvious like. We look at ourselves to get better and do better. That's the that's the practice of self. Reflection is to ask ourselves how we can do better so I mean even the language of inclusivity and diversity right like when we say that we're committed to diversity its diverse from what we're still centering whiteness as the most important thing and allowing or inviting diversity around that or when we talk about inclusivity. They're still an in out, so we're still centering certain kinds of people and you know maybe in tiny fractions allowing admitting other people to the table, so there's just so much of it that needs to be reexamined and and look at
Molly's Back In Therapy
"All right we are back again sooner than expected. We thought we might have a week all, but clearly the raiders. Player. Kerry Washington. Is it possible that each week. It's better than a landslide. I don't know I just. Hung all to each other at all that. Lovely energy more run just converges. To the most amazing episodes. Yes, yes, I, don't know I need to kind of go back and read the see what other things I feel like. Maybe carry head also directed some episodes of scandal. I'm not sure but definitely she did a beautiful job with this episode, and it was her first time missing this, and if I go back in every search and find out this was her first foray into directing like Natasha was last week. I mean clearly they the more high. One and maybe get into that, but they you know they don't mean habit I can't achieve. Some youtube videos we go, just you know. Start right here. Start in our own bandwidth. So we see the scene opened up now. Tell me if I was alone in thinking that. This was a dream sequence. You are not alone budget. People say they thought it was a dream sequence. I'm member. Sydney hoping that it was. Right so from the bed. They totally like Nick's all of our predictions from last week. Because we all thought this was a closure getting together, we didn't. See them back together and they let us know very early on that. We were all. Well Okay Yes, I don't even know how long it has been probably not very long since we last. Lawrence Easter together missile. Now it is basically like they are spending tons of their free time together. But what I liked that saw like despite the fact that you know, I have not this team. You're not team larvae, so not really. I'm Isa uh-huh. But. What I really did enjoy seeing is that they have the computer side by side. He working you, they can. Look like they finally found this space where they are able to sort of be in space with one another enjoy each other joke with each other love on. And at the same time work with each other and that was that was just beautiful love sequence, and how much needed it until I? It yeah, it felt like a perfect continuation, even though he didn't expect it. It felt like a very perfect continuation of last week's episode. I mean I couldn't even be mad. Yeah! I couldn't I was like okay. Okay I see where you're trying to go with this, but. They have clearly really just fall into this very comfortable space with one another ride. It really does feel like they kind of picked up where they left off. And, even more than that just like. Their own able to show up. In a way that maybe they had not been able to show up previously. So like just you know, she's herself. She's the. She's the the improvements that she's been able to make. Since they broke up that same Same love the drive the passion all of that now. Lawrence gets to experience it in a completely different way than where they were before is she also gets experienced him differently because he has driving purpose and desire in the work that he is doing. yes, they are unlikely, said last week very different places we do see kind of towards the end of this scene. This very awkward Kinda. You know combat to use as more at our moments. This very awkward conversation about. What. What's going on here? What are we you know? Then she kinda throws canola into the mix like okay. What's upper that the will your thoughts about that? I like the she was asking questions I, think sometimes we can very easily move into assumptions with somebody because we sleeping together or hanging out together that Oh, it must mean that we are both exclusive with one another as opposed to having the conversation leading be awkward. Be That space just so that you know exactly where it is that you say because we can't move can't continue to move into a space where we make assumptions about our standing in his life, and how it is that they are interacting with others based on their interaction with
"kerry washington" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Very skeptical. When did you feel yourself like I've got a knack for this as As resistant as my mother was to me, pursuing a career in the arts. Because, my mother is a retired professor of education, so this was like crazy. Talk for me to be a professional artists, but she is part of the reason I mean. She raised me to be a lover of the arts I grew up in New York City. I wanted to be on Broadway before anything else before anybody screen because we went to tons of plays to stand in TDF half price, get line and shows. But when I was in high school, I went to spence here in New York..
"kerry washington" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"A little background noise can We went to the Pasta bar before we sat down. How little of that delicious Italian Fun then we clean the Zucchini out of our teeth in the Eggplant, and we sat down and talked first about her film. American son, the new Netflix film. That's got a lot of people talking. Now Kerry Washington on the Sunday. Sit down. podcast Kerry thanks for doing this for having me here that Anticosti. There are you feeling great good? So I was just telling you minute ago. This morning I got off the air. and. I sat in a dark office in Wash American, son and just. Go Walk around the block for so good and so intense well done. For people haven't seen the play. How do you describe it first of all before we dig into the component parts sure so. The whole film I play now film takes place in real time ninety minutes in the lobby of a police precinct, and it's the story of black mom. They buy me and a White Dad who are desperately looking for their eighteen year old son, who's just gone missing and they know he's had some kind of altercation with the COPS, but they don't know what's happened, so it's really. Really that like dropping into that parents, worst nightmare of not being able to track your kid down and spending time with them to learn kind of how extra complicated it is when that child you're looking for is black and is involved with law enforcement, so get so obviously. It was adapted from the play, but it seems to me that it's very close to what play was. Obviously the cast is the same, but the set is very similar. Wardrobe all of it. Yeah, we brought a lot of the same designers was the original cast, and we brought a lot of designers production design. Costume design I feel like I had two big desires for myself. And making the film I wanted people to leave with the same feeling they had leaving the play, which was a feeling of wanting to continue this conversation, wanting to make a change in the world wanting to be able to impact. The lives of young people so that we don't continue to have parents up in the middle of the night terrified for the outcomes of their kids. But also really wanted people to want to go to the theater, I wanted people to feel like they have been part of a theatrical experience, and to want to be part of our really beautiful theater community. So, when we did the play, I was so proud of it, but there were barriers to entry based on geography. Not Everybody can fly to New York to see a play on Broadway based on price Broadway. Tickets are expensive so being able to bring the film to Net means that it's available to anybody.
"kerry washington" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Hey guys guys here with another episode of The Sunday. Sit Down Podcast, my thanks as always clicking and listening along by guest this week. A great one Kerry Washington carries the star of the new NETFLIX's film, American son, it takes a raw look at race and policing in America Americans son started as a Broadway play. It was a hit there, and so now they've made it into a Netflix film, basically in its original Broadway form same cast. Virtually the same set, and it's a ninety minute film that just grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let you go. We'll talk about that and more in the interview I'm joined on this podcast by the producer of the podcast. Maggie Maggie, so we're just talking about how much we love Kerry wash. great actor obviously incredibly intelligent outside the realm of film takes her activism seriously incredibly well-versed on politics and issues of the day. Her big head of course was scandal. Seven seasons on scandal landed that Gig in two thousand twelve. She played Olivia. Pope a Washington fixer kind of a juicy role I think it's fair to say legally ship with the president of the United States. Everybody loved that role of Olivia Pope, but she's got a long story that started in the Bronx. She grew up with the parents, her mother of a teacher, her father realtor. She's a professor, actually her mother. And they were very skeptical. Dreams of becoming. She says she didn't want. They didn't want her to become an actress, but my favorite one of my favorite ones, and she said she was with her mom at the EMMYS and her mom sliced into a filet mignon. Starving artists. Is Her mom held up brexit. You're not going to be a starving artist, right? You got to go to college. You can do drama, but you've also got a major in something else. She believed that would be a real career. Right reoccur and Kerry talks about after college she was studying for the El set getting ready to move on from right. said she gave herself a year. I feel like most of the factors they're like. Give yourself a year, and then it's like at thing comes good I can do it and for her. That was saved the last dance. Styles afflict that launched her She's played supporting roles in Oscar winning movies like the last king of Scotland and Django unchained. viewed in Hollywood is a great actor. And she said even she was comfortable with her life as being sort of a character actor somebody. Oh, I know her, but then scandal turned all that upside down mater into an even bigger celebrity. Very private with her family. Her husband is former NFL star pro bowl, cornerback Nnamdi Awesome wa and they have three children. We get into all of that and how she now has to kind of try and work hard to keep her life private that privacy asking. The celebrity hundred. That aspect that privacy I should point out that carry and I sat down for this interview in a noisy bustling new. York City Midtown lunch spot on lunch sold tra- Toria de RTA well known place on Seventh Avenue, so there's lunch going on all around us here..
"kerry washington" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Oh that's so nice of you to say be well and thank you for this. Carrie Washington stars in the new series little fires everywhere which is streaming on Hulu. Life during the pandemic has been feeling like living in a Stephen King novel. So let's see what Stephen King has to say about it. He's my guest. About forty years ago in his novel the stand he wrote about a virus far worse than cove in nineteen ninety nine percent lethal and wiped out most of the population that virus was accidentally released by a lab. Developing Biological Weapons. Stephen King has a new collection of novellas called. If it bleeds that will be published April Twenty First. The main character of the title story is private. I Holly Gibney who was also a character and several other king books including the outsider which is adapted into an HBO starring. Cynthia revolt was holly the series. Just ended a few weeks ago and is available for streaming and on demand if you have. Hbo Like in the outsider. And if it bleeds. Holly is confronted by a force of Evil Stephen King. Welcome back to fresh air. I am so glad that you are well. Is this pandemic the closest thing you've come to living in one of your own horror stories. Well it isn't it isn't I had a lot of people get in touch with me. After Donald Trump got elected and said this is just like The dead zone character and the dead zone named Greg still someone who is kind of a an Avatar the common man and he becomes a state representative and then he rises to the presidency. So this is the second time now. That trump is actually president of the United States and there is a pandemic worldwide. I guess that's what pandemic means that it seems almost like those two books have cross pollinated. Somehow it's not very comfortable to be me. I keep having people say. Gee It's like we're living in a Stephen King Story and and my only response to that is I'm sorry it's not your fault Is there anything that surprising you about how you're dealing with the fear and anxiety of the pandemic since you created a far more lethal one? Well the strangest thing to me about the way things have played out is the fact. That people seem too fixated on bathroom tissue toilet tissue toilet paper as the focal point for their anxiety The shelves are totally empty of that stuff. And every time The stuff comes in it disappears again and I asked Somebody at the supermarket. What is the deal with this? And they said we have no idea what it is because there's no shortage is just people are stockpiling that one particular thing but otherwise you know. I see a lot of things that remind me of the stand. Obviously there's not been a worldwide panic but in the stand People kept saying to the American public in the world public. Don't worry about this. It's just the flu everything's Okay and so when things and people die trying to escape from the cities and the roads are crammed with the dead vehicles. None of that is happening. But when you see pictures of Times Square in New York or the freeways in Los Angeles you say this is really something that we've never seen in our lifetime and I should mention if you want to hear chapter eight it's It's on Youtube. The audiobook version of Chapter Eight which describes how the virus is spread in the standard on Youtube. But in the stand the president says and we'll have a vaccine in a week. Are you reminded of things that you're hearing the kind of underplaying fear and the optimism about how yeah we got a solution right around the corner? Here's the thing about Cova. Nineteen something like this was going to happen It was inevitable that this would happen when I wrote the stand. I think it was in Nineteen. Seventy eight and seventy nine right around that time I went to rush door of the new book if it bleeds is dedicated to Russ because after he retired from his job is a physician's assistant. he worked for me as a research. Assistant for many years in the stand was the first project we worked on together. And I said I'm looking for a virus that would be deadly and he said well. The common flu keeps changing. It's shifting adage in a virus so that the shot never works two or three years in a row because the flu changes and you get sick and you have to get a new shot while there's no shot for covert nineteen yet because this is something that just sort of burst out upon us but it was bound to happen. There was never any question that in our society where travel is escape bowl of daily life that sooner or later it was going to be a virus that was going to communicate to the public at large. So what you end up with is first of all we have president and we had an administration that was in total denial about this for the first vital period of time. Let's say January February March where the president is saying things like. Well don't worry about it. It's really no more than the common cold. And he has cheerleaders on the right side of the political spectrum are jumping in. And the most insidious thing about it is that you don't have just one typhoid Mary who can spread this because the disease is communicable but not active in that one particular person. You have huge numbers of people who are carrying this and they feel terrific. They're out there. So that for instance when President Trump says well. I'm not going to wear a mask. You Might WanNa wear a mask you might not. I'm not saying that you should but probably you showed that sort of thing. The thing that is not addressing is the fact that you don't wear a mask because you're afraid somebody else will make you sick. You wear a mask because you might be a carrier and you might make them sick so this is a very difficult disease. My guest is Stephen King. His new collection of Novellas is called if it bleeds. We'll talk more after a break. This is fresh air weekend Ooh ooh support for. Npr comes from whyy presenting the pulse. Podcast that takes you on adventures into unexpected corners of health and science plastic in the guts of deep sea creatures crying after anesthesia building..
"kerry washington" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Capital one in a member. Fdic one of the new shows people are streaming in this. Stay at home. Cova era is little fires everywhere. Starring my guest Carrie Washington she produced it with Reese Witherspoon who also stars. It's adapted from the bestselling novel by Celeste in Washington. Also starred in the hit. Abc series scandal as a political fixer. Who has a crisis management firm and is having an affair with the president of the United States carry also played Anita Hill in the HBO movie confirmation and played a slave named hilty in Quentin? Tarantino's film Django unchained. Along with Reese Witherspoon. Washington is a founding member of times up the movement of women working for gender equality and opposing sexual harassment. She also served on President Obama's Council on the arts and humanities and worked on both of his campaigns. Let's start with a clip from little fires everywhere. Which is streaming on. Hulu Reese Witherspoon plays Elena a part time journalist who lives with her husband and their four children in a wealthy section of Shaker heights and Cleveland. One day she sees a stranger. Washington's character MIA asleep in a car with me as teenage daughter assuming this woman and her child or homeless Elena calls the police soon after MIA responds to an ad for an apartment for rent it turns out the woman. Renting it is Elena feeling guilty about calling the police on Mia Elena rents the place to Mia and eventually officer. Our job is her house manager. But when Elena 'cause one of me as references media's previous landlord he says he's never heard of Mea so Elena does a criminal background check on me and then MIA finds out in this scene. It's evening and reese. Witherspoon is at her home and MIA is still. They're working. You really didn't have to say this. Lay He talked to you. I saw your fax machine criminal record. Check OKAY WELL. I feel terrible but you're coming to work in the House and I always trust my instinct. I did lie. I had to break my last lease because I couldn't find a month to month apartment so I put down a fake reference and when you called me on it I made my boss at Lucky Palace. Call you. I'm sorry I've never been arrested. I'm not a criminal but a lot of landlords when they see a single black mom they don't want to rent to me but you did because you're different and I should have seen that and just been honest so I understand if you're not comfortable having me work here anymore. I do have a glass of wine. Carrie Washington welcome to fresh air. How are you? How is your family? Thank you for asking It's a real honor to be chatting with you from my bedroom But I'm at my kitchen table but We're we're okay. We're all okay as of now and Teaching at home home schooling. It's just a new world and I know how blessed I am to have a home and to be able to be at home safely with my family right now in this world were all getting exposure. It's a new balancing act for sure for a lot of working parents. Let me ask you about your new series little fires everywhere on on. Hulu in the novel that it's adapted from the race or ethnicity of your character isn't mentioned so in UN Reese Witherspoon decided to produce and star in this. How did race change the story? And the subtext of the story. It wasn't my idea to make me a black. I didn't cast myself in the role. It was reese witherspoon idea and learn new stat of her producing partner. They had the idea to to call me up and send me the book and asked me if I wanted to do it and I thought it was an amazing idea. Of course when I read it I was reading it through the Lens of Mea being black. Because I'm black. They think the novel is so much about identity. And how The roles and the the context of our identity contributes to how we live and relate to others in the world So we knew that adding this layer of race would add to that complexity in an exciting way and then when when I met selecting the writer for the First Time. She actually admitted to me that she had always thought of me. As a woman of color and that she had been drawn the idea of rating me as a black woman but she didn't feel like she had the authoritative voice to do that in the right way and so she was kind of vague about her race in the novel so it was exciting that we were even in staff with. Celeste in diving into the places where she wanted to to grow out the book and and we've already lived in her. The story is set in the nineties. And Reese Witherspoon character lives in a privileged bubble and price yourself on being colorblind which she isn't really But how is the idea of colorblind? Change I cut US colorblind. Sound to you today. I think we all many of us thought about being color blind in the nineties maybe less so people of color because it was like admirable that you could see beyond someone's race into see them as just a human being but what I hear it now. I think you know part of who I am as a human being is that I'm a woman I'm from New York. I'm an Aquarius And I'm black. I'm also African American like those are all distinct qualities that contribute to what I have to offer in a room. Your characters very observant but reveals very little about herself and I assume that's out of self protection when she doesn't trust somebody she's very careful on how she talks. Witham she's very careful to not reveal much And language becomes inexpressive and more of a barrier than a way of really communicating. You've said that in some ways you drew on your mother for that because when people ask your mother where she was from your mother could say near city or the Bronx or the South Bronx depending on who the person was and how your mother wanted to be perceived. Can you talk about that a little bit? Sure I think There's so much of my mom in me There is so much of my mother and at some point in the pre production process. Actually recent I we. We were looking at some costume boards. That Lyn Paolo had put together for the teenagers and we were saying. Oh I had those shoes and I had that shirt and it dawned on US rather late in the process. I have to admit it dawned on us that we were playing our mothers because we were both teenagers in the nineties. And when I had that realization it was like a a door opened for how I could bring this character to life and I realized that I really was being invited to step into my mother shoes and a lot of ways and one of the things I witnessed growing up. My mom was very aware as a black woman as an academic As the daughter of immigrants she was aware of the assumptions. That people would make about her and she would play with those assumptions. She would Not In an aggressive way. But she liked to watch people try to figure her out And she liked to not fit into a box. My mom is not somebody who has ever really fit into anybody else's box even in terms of like her the performance of racial identity or her hobbies or interests Or how she parented me a lot like mia she She she wrote her own rules when she was raising me. I remember like a lot of her peers would were shocked that she never hit me. I was never spanked. I think I was grounded. Once there was they were just the different. The different approaches to life. My mom didn't always feel the need to always make situation comfortable for somebody else. If her answer was that she was from the South Bronx and not made the other mom who were living on Park Avenue. I went to a private school in New York. If that made if that answer made them uncomfortable she let it. Make them uncomfortable. I think because as a teacher show knew that that was a learning opportunity for them if she walked into the school in her fur coat and spoke the queen's English and came across as the academic that she was and then the response to where my from is the south. Bronx that other mother was going to learn something about her own assumptions and prejudices and biographies and my Mom. Let her have that learning opportunity. How did she talk to you? Well my mom is an educator so I think again like you know there were lots of teaching moments that she let me have Or there were like tricks you know I think I was. I was much older than I should have been before I learned that trunks didn't make a loud noise when they closed because there were always lots of kids around cousins and friends piling in and out of cars and so my mom would say everybody. Close your ears. It's GonNa make a loud noise when I close the trunk and later on I learned like Oh that's just so that nobody is hand got slammed in the trunk rightly. She told us to cover our ears so that all hands would be accounted for. So you know there were ways that that she was Teaching and taking care of us. That weren't always completely transparent But but my mother is an extremely warm person She's she's a A reserved person. She doesn't she's not very emotionally expressive. I think in some ways like She's to joke that she worked very hard in life to learn how to not have feelings. And then I came along and I'm just like I was like a walking feeling. Just like an aide with legs walking around as a child but again my mother's warmed even though she may not have been herself emotionally expressive and able to like. Meet me where. I was too quickly realized that she had to find an outlet for me and so I was thrown into children's theatre companies. Where I could be emotionally expressive and and Have those big feelings in a place where it could be embraced when she had you. Go to like a drama club or drama school so that you could express yourself emotionally. Did you love it right away? no I had a lot of stage freight. I loved being part of a community of artists. Like that's what I always loved about theater companies and And I loved getting lost in the storytelling. I didn't really love like performing in front of people like I. I was nervous about The part when it felt like it was me on stage. I was nervous when it felt like it was a team of people on stage or if I was another character on stage then there was like real comfort. My guest is Carrie Washington. She Stars in the new series little fires everywhere which is streaming on Hulu. We'll hear more of our interview after a break and Stephen King. We'll talk about living in a world that feels like living in a Stephen King novel. I'm Terry Gross. And this is fresh air weekend when the economy.
"kerry washington" Discussed on Fresh Air
"This is fresh air. And if you're just joining us. My guest is Carrie. Washington she starts with Reese Witherspoon in the new series little fires everywhere which streaming on Hulu Washington and Witherspoon also produced this series? You Witherspoon are both founding members of times up which is the organization in responding to the METOO movement working on gender equality working against sexual harassment and You Played Anita Hill in the HBO. Movie confirmation. You're probably a teenager during the Clarence Thomas hearings. So I don't know how closely you followed what was happening but playing her and having to do the research about what happened. What we're one or two of the things that you found just like most disturbing about how she was treated and how hearings are handled. Why remember really distinctly when the hearings happened because it was one of the first times that I really saw. My parents disagree on a social political issue. They usually my parents were really in agreement Around issues having to do with money or politics or black identity. But because of intersection analogy This was a moment where I watched my mom. And Dad processes experience very differently as a black woman and a black man And it was disturbing to me And and I and I'll never forget it. It really made me question who was in the right and I think any the hell is such a hero and I wanted to be able to explore for both characters for both Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill what was at stake for them and what. It costs them And in particular. Because Clarence Thomas I think is often perceived as the winner in that situation because he got to have his seat on the Supreme Court but Anita Hill transformed society. She changed the shape of Congress and gave us language for sexual harassment. Really transformed our cultural practices in this country and so I wanted to be able to to shine a light on that as well. What did you learn about your appearance? Hearing them disagree about Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. And I'm assuming your father defended Clarence Thomas and that your mother was on a hillside. Yeah I think my dad and I really I when I look back I understand. My Dad was devastated. That this black man who was going to you know sit on the highest court in the land was being raked through the mud and he felt that Anita Hill should have had more loyalty to the black community that this was bad for black people black people as a whole. I must say that my dad is now not of that opinion That my dad has has grown in his feminist ideology. Through the years. I would be remiss to not say that My Dad is is is pretty amazing person But he was the product of his time and felt the way a lot of black men did at the time and my mom believed Anita Hill. And so I think it was one of the first moments that I realized the unique challenges of being a black woman my impression watching Anita Hill during the hearings is that she was trying so hard not to show any emotion to just GonNa give the facts answer the questions and remain as firm but as emotionally neutral as possible. Did you feel that way too? Did you try to play her? That way yeah I mean I I could probably recite the hearings to you now. I watched them so much and I tried to approach playing her with the influence of Anna deavere Smith like I really tried to watch the video and listen to the audio and and capture the cadence and the rhythm of Anita Hill and I tried to figure out what I could learn about her personality from the placement of the way that she was speaking to those senators and even in her everyday life. But it's so very different from how I speak and that that difference is reflective of who she is so it was really fun to kind of work in that way and and wrap my head around her using her voice and her posture and her walk in sort of an outside in approach to the character. She had very good posture. She actually. She did have very good posture but she also has a little. I won't call it a slump because she's far to graceland elegant to call it a slump but she protects her heart when she sits and so. There's a slight curvature to her shoulders and the way that she protects her heart And and doesn't let people have access to her her inner most heartfelt feelings and identity I love the way you've turned her her her body her posture into a metaphor. We'll it is. I mean you really you know you know you can study Alexander Technique. You know for how people move in. The world says a lot about who they are. I used to go to rehearsals for scandal in sweatpants and a sweatshirt but I could not do the scene unless I had the shoes high heel shoes on four inch heels because Libya pope had a walk and she had a posture and she had a stance and I couldn't rehearse a scene in flip flops or sneakers even when I was nine months pregnant playing. I'M GONNA Pope. I was in four inch heels sometimes wedges but I still had to have that he'll because that that extra height and not extra lean forward and that extra tightness in the belly and the core that a he'll requires that's part of the steeliness of WHO Livia Pope is so I always say I don't know who character is until I know what shoes they're wearing until I figure out the walk until I figure out how they stand. You know one of the things you try to do is to be of service in the causes that your act have been a now with the with the virus one of the things that you did in conjunction with the World Health Organization and global citizen as you did Acuna with California's Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris and you ask for questions from I guess that was through Instagram. That you asked for questions and you posed the questions to her and she answered and in the this like eight minute. Qna that you had with her. You said one of the questions that you were really surprised that you were asked that you had to ask. It was the question is the virus affecting black people and black people. Get the virus What did it say to you that people were wondering about that way? I think the landscape has changed dramatically. Since then we've had a lot a few days ago. Yeah Yeah We. We've had a lot more. Black people be impacted and affected by the virus. But I think at the time it speaks to kind of how separate our communities remain in this country and I thought thought you might say that. Yeah there's a huge gap between worlds and a lot of ways that we don't we don't always if we watch the news and we don't see somebody who looks exactly like us. We don't necessarily think that it has to do with us. I want to preface question by mid knowledge ing something. I know you'd want to acknowledge that. You're you're very lucky right now in the sense that like you don't have to worry about employment or having enough money to pay rent or get food or you know you're covered on all those things but that doesn't mean that you're not worried it doesn't mean you're not worried about your children and your and your husband and that it's just not you know really radically changing your life. So how are you keeping your spirits up if you are And I think I'm keeping my spirits up with a lot of prayer and I am doing some meditation. Which is something I always want to be doing and buy some meditation. I mean three minutes a day but I am setting my timer and doing three minutes of meditation before running downstairs and And really trying to be honest with the people that I that are safe to be honest with about What I'm feeling and what my struggles are and how I can do better for myself and my family and for society and When I hear about loss you know people friends and loved ones of friends that are sick and dying To try to just continue to express love and support and stay connected to each other. It's it's a really scary time. I've been trying to figure out how to not ignore my fear but also practice acts of faith In order to engender more faith than just kind of hold onto that space for myself and my family and my loved ones and and people like to share my day with like you. Oh Carrie Washington. You have really brightened my day. I thank you so much for this interview and I wish you and your family and everyone you care about a good health during this crisis likewise likewise thank you thank you for innovating And evolving your own set up so that we don't have to lose this amazing show. Well we're all home needing it. Oh that's so nice of you to say thank you for this. Carrie Washington stars in the new series little fires everywhere which is streaming on. Hulu coming up our critic at large John Powers Reviews to series and a novel. He recommends. If you're looking for stories to distract you from endless thoughts of covert nineteen. This is fresh air. Pay Many year. The why in the World Science podcast for kids and families. If you're looking for fun ways to educate and entertain your kids we've got you covered five days a week on Mondays. GonNa Scientific Adventure with wow in the world in Tuesdays through Fridays. Play ALONG WITH OUR NEW GAME. Show too what's in? Awhile. 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"kerry washington" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The end of a sentence you know what I'm saying and we say it a lot like so so that's where I went. You know what I'm saying and you had an interview with Lizardo where she said that at the end of sentence and you said I do know what you're saying and it was my most favorite terry gross moment of all time. Did I do? I sound very clueless when I said no. It was fantastic. It was it was like no you really. It was very real. It was very real. I thought we should say that to each other. Were often we're constantly? Do you know what I'm saying? And nobody gets affirmed that we are hearing each other. This is fresh air and joining us from her home from her bedroom. By phone is Carrie. Washington she's starring in the new series little fires everywhere which streaming on Hulu. We'll talk more after we take a short break. I'm Terry Gross and this is fresh air. This message comes from. Npr sponsor capital one with capital one. A new savings account earns five times the national average. That's five times more savings to ward that overdue home edition or maybe even an addition on that edition capital. One is helping you earn more towards your savings goals. This is banking reimagined. What's in your Wallet Capital One? Na member FDIC. That's back to my interview with Kerry Washington who's now starring in the new series little fires everywhere which streaming on Hulu it also stars Reese Witherspoon who produced the series with Carrie Washington Washington also starred in the hit. Abc's series scandal as a political fixer. Who has her own crisis management firm and is having an affair with the president of the United States? Let's talk about scandal and how that series changed her life. Let's start with a scene from it and in scandal. You play political fixer. Who has your own crisis management company and your character's name is Lydia Pope and you've been hired by the president to handle an eight a young woman who claims she's sleeping with the president and what we don't know at this point is that your character has a romantic history of her own with the President and she confronts the President about this aid and he tells her it's alive so in this scene you're dealing with the aid. She sitting on a park bench name is Amanda and she sitting on a park bench with her dog. You SPEAK FIRST CUTE. Dog Golden Retriever. Yeah his name's Thomas Jefferson which is lane. I know but he's very presidential. Itj mandate would be a mistake to think there will be no consequences to you telling lies about the president name. Who Are you? My name is Lavi Pope and I WANNA be clear. I'm not here in any official capacity. I'm only here to warn you that because you know what could happen. It could become hard for you to find employment. Your face would be everywhere. People would associate you with a sex scandal. All kinds of information about you would easily become available to the press. For example you've had twenty two sexual partners that we know of. Also there's that ugly bout of gonorrhea and your family your mother's mental illnesses psychotic break two years at Bedford Hospital. I bet that's private. She runs a daycare. Now Right he told me you love me. You gave me the stocks he. It's those kind of lies that could hurt you if you send them to other people people not as Nice as me. I'll give you some free advice. Hand in your resignation and pack up your dog and your things you get in your car and go and a small city Minneapolis. Maybe or Denver get a little job. Meet boring boy. Make some friends because in this town your career is over. You're done look good person in this was a good percent. Monica Lewinsky and she was telling the truth but she's still got destroyed. So that was Carrie Washington in a scene from scandal. The character that you played and scandal was loosely based on a real crisis manager named Judy Smith and one of her clients was Monica Lewinsky. Did you meet Judy Smith before playing this role? The first thing I want to tell you is that that was my audition monologue. Now you're kidding so I get emotional when I hear it actually because it it really like to hear that for me is really exemplifies the journey of the show because I was doing that monologue before the part was even mine So it's it's really special to hear it but yeah I did the character I we were always careful to say that Livia. Pope was inspired by Judy Smith. But Not Bay. Sundry Smith because Judy never had sex with George W Bush. That's that's super important. She was never having an affair with the president. But she did work in the Bush White House And she was a fixer and she did work with Monica Lewinsky And Judy and I spent a lot of time together when I was developing the character and then really throughout the series especially in seasons one and two we talk to each other almost every week and we would talk about plotlines and character and and how to make the show as authentic as possible. And I love Judy. We still talk now. You just said what we just heard was your Audition which I had no idea but How did you get the part when the script for scandal was circulating? This has been talked about a lot in the press but there hadn't been a black woman as the lead of a network drama in almost forty years And I was. I don't around thirty five thirty four thirty five at the time so in my lifetime I had never seen a network drama with a black woman as the lead so this was a highly coveted role And shonda really. She says she saw almost every black actress. In Hollywood between the ages of you know nineteen and sixty she really wanted to give everybody a shot and And then shot the Shonda rhimes who produced the series. Yeah it was our show runner. The Brilliant Shonda rhimes so when I read the script I thought this is mine like it felt like it was written for me. It brought together so many of my worlds and so much of my life experience working in Washington working on the campaigns. I really felt like I was born to play her. But there were like twenty other actresses who felt the same way So there were a series of auditions several auditions for a meeting with Shonda and then several auditions. And eventually I really had the privilege of being able to take this on and you know it's interesting because you are the first African American actress to be the lead in a TV series about forty years since get Christie love. You were not like a role model like your character. Did a lot of bad things so with a balance between her I think in many ways she was aspirational rate. She was an entrepreneur. Everybody wanted her closet. In fact we did a clothing line. Based on the character with the limited there was a lot about her fashion and her world and her intellect and her sexiness that was very aspirational but there was a lot about her character that was questionable that she was having an affair with the president that she would take on clients who were not always deemed as the good guys so I think that complexity was part of what drew people in. Let's take a short break here and then we'll talk some more. If you're just joining US my guest is Carrie Washington. And she is now starring in the Hulu series little fires everywhere. We'll be right back but first we're going to take a short break. This is fresh air right now. Every household in the country is being asked to fill out. 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"kerry washington" Discussed on Fresh Air
"One of the new shows. People are streaming in this. Stay at home. Kovic era is little fires everywhere. Starring my guest Carrie Washington she produced it with Reese Witherspoon who also stars. It's adapted from the bestselling novel by Celeste in Washington. Also starred in the hit. Abc's series scandal as a political fixer. Who has a crisis management firm and is having an affair with the president of the United States carry also played Anita Hill in the HBO movie confirmation and played a slave named hilty in Quentin? Tarantino's film Django unchained. Along with Reese Witherspoon. Washington is a founding member of times up the movement of women working for gender equality and opposing sexual harassment. She also served on President Obama's Council on the arts and humanities and worked on both of his campaigns let's start with a clip from little fires everywhere which streaming on Hulu Reese Witherspoon plays Elena a part time journalist who with her husband and their four children in a wealthy section of Shaker heights and Cleveland. One day she sees a stranger. Washington's character MIA asleep in a car with me as teenage daughter assuming this woman and her child or homeless. Elena calls the police soon. After MIA response to ask for an apartment for rent it turns out the woman. Renting it is Elena feeling guilty about calling the police on Mia. Elena rents the place to MIA and eventually officer job as her house manager. But when Elena 'cause one of me is references media's previous landlord he says he's never heard of Mea so Elena does a criminal background check on me and then MIA finds out in this scene. It's evening and reese. Witherspoon is at her home and MIA is still. They're working. You really didn't have to say this late. I need to talk to you. I saw your fax machine the criminal record check of okay. Well I feel terrible but you're coming to work in the House and I always trust my instinct. I did lie. I had to break my last lease because I couldn't find a month to month apartment so I put down a fake reference and when you called me on it I made my boss at Lucky Palace. Call you. I'm sorry I've never been arrested. I'm not a criminal but a lot of landlords when they see a single black mom they don't want to rent to me but you did because you're different and I should have seen that and just been honest so I understand if you're not comfortable having me work here anymore I do. I don't have a glass of wine. Carrie Washington welcome to fresh air. How are you? How is your family? Oh thank you for asking It's a real honor to be chatting with you from my bedroom But I'm I'm at my kitchen table but We're we're okay. We're all okay as of now and Teaching at home homeschooling. It's just a new world and I know how blessed I am to have a home and to be able to be at home safely with my family right now in this world. We're we're all navigating exposure. It's a new balancing act for sure for a lot of working parents. Let me ask you about your new series little fires everywhere on. Hulu in the novel that it's adapted from the race or ethnicity of your character isn't mentioned so in UN Reese Witherspoon decided to produce and star in this. How did race changed the story? And the subtext of the story. It wasn't my idea to make me a black. I didn't cast myself. In the role it was idea and learn new stat or her producing partner. They had the idea to to call me up and send me the book and asked me if I wanted to do it and I thought it was an amazing idea. Of course when I read it I was reading it through the Lens of Mea being black. Because I'm black. They think the novel is so much about identity. And how The roles and the the context of our identity contributes to how we live and relate to others in the world So we knew that adding this layer of race would add to that complexity In an exciting way and then when when I met soliciting the writer for the first time she actually admitted to me that she had always thought of MEA as a woman of color and that she had been drawn to the Ada of writing me as a black woman but she didn't feel like she had the authoritative voice to do that in the right way and so she was kind of vague about her race in the novel so it was exciting that we were even in step with Celeste in diving into the places where she wanted to to grow out the book and and we've already lived in her. The story is set in the nineties. And Reese Witherspoon character lives a privileged and price yourself on being colorblind which she isn't really But how is the idea of colorblind? Changed I catalyst. Colorblind sound to you today. I think we all many of us thought about being colorblind in the nineties maybe less so people of Color Because it was like admirable that you could see beyond someone's race into to see them as just a human being but what I hear it now. I think you know part of who I am as a human being is that I'm a woman I'm from New York. I'm an Aquarius And I'm black. I'm also African American like those are all distinct qualities that contribute to what I have to offer in a room. Your characters very observant but reveals very little about herself and I assume that's out of self protection when she doesn't trust somebody she's very careful on how she talks with them. She was very careful to not reveal much And language becomes inexpressive and more of a barrier than a way of really communicating. You've said that in some ways you drew on your mother for that because when people ask your mother where she was from your mother could say New York City or the Bronx or the South Bronx depending on who the person was and how your mother wanted to be perceived. Can you talk about that a little bit? Sure I think There's so much of my mom in Mia There is so much of my mother and me and at some point in the pre production process. Actually recent I we. We were looking at some costume boards. That Lyn Paolo had put together for the teenagers and we were saying. Oh I had those shoes and I had that shirt and it dawned on US rather late in the process. I have to admit it dawned on us that we were playing our mothers because we were both teenagers in the nineties. And when I had that realization it was like a a door opened for how I could bring this character to life and I realized that I really was being invited to step into my mother shoes and a lot of ways and one of the things I witnessed growing up was. My mom was very aware as a black woman as an academic As the daughter of immigrants she was aware of the assumptions. That people would make about her and she would play with those assumptions. She would Not In an aggressive way but she you liked to watch people try to figure her out And she liked to not fit into a box. My mom is not somebody who has ever really fit into anybody else's box even in terms of like her the performance of racial identity Or her hobbies or interests or how she parented me. I'm a lot like me She she. She wrote her own rules when she was raising me. I remember like a lot of her peers would were shocked that she never hit me. I was never spanked. I think I was grounded. Once there was there were just the different. The different approaches to life. My mom didn't always feel the need to always make a situation comfortable for somebody else. If her answer was that she was from the South Bronx and not made the other moms who were living on Park Avenue because I went to a private school in New York. If if that answer made them uncomfortable she let it. Make them uncomfortable. I think because as a teacher show knew that that was a learning opportunity for them if she walked into the school and a fur coat and spoke the queen's English and came across as the academic that she was and then the response to where am I from is the South Bronx. That other mother was going to learn something about her own assumptions and prejudices and biases and my mom. Let her have that learning opportunity. How did she.
"kerry washington" Discussed on 2 Dudes and a Chick
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Robbie Robertson remembers
"We're going to start today with singer and Songwriter Robbie Robertson the story of his legendary group. The band is told in a new documentary. It's called once we're brothers. Here's a cut from the trailer. There's any American musicians dour comparable to what the Beatles were when they came together. Something miraculous occurred. We wanted to create something. You have nothing to compare the film features interviews with Bruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton as well as archival footage from the band's history you even get a peek of their iconic pink house in upstate New York where they made a lot of music last fall. When Robertson released a new album I went to see him as West L. A. Studio and we were surrounded by a dozen guitars hanging on the walls. I WANNA play bid of a song. Beautiful Madness
Charlize Theron, Daniel Craig among Golden Globe presenters
"Charlize Theron Octavia Spencer Daniel Craig are among the first presenters announced for Sunday's golden globe awards the Hollywood foreign press association also announcing this morning that other presenters will include Sofia Vergara Kerry Washington Tiffany had each Glenn close will Ferrell quite a line up of course Ricky Jr vase will be the host this year you never know what'll happen with Ricky at the podium the evening we'll see Tom Hanks presented with the social be to male walking Ellington generous accepts the Carol Burnett
Selena Gomez, Kerry Washington Sign on as Co-Chairs of Michelle Obama's 'When We All Vote' Initiative
"A former First Lady is trying to energize voters ahead of next year's presidential election and to think these math mall reports she's getting some big name help Michelle Obama who co chairs when we all vote says a roster of celebrities including Selena Gomez and Kerry Washington of also signed on as co chairs of the national non partisan group that aims to boost voter participation in every election the organization which began last year already count stores like Lin Manuel Miranda and Tom Hanks is co chairs I'm at small
"kerry washington" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Moved. I feel like the play is so important and probing wing and smart and funny and honest and necessary. I couldn't pass up the opportunity. One of the things for me and I don't WanNa give too much away. We haven't seen it yet. Yeah but is how you represent so many different points of view. And you're surprised. Yes I'm trying to say you surprise by so many details over what they think. Because you're on a track of okay. I get the story story. I know who is going to be and it's not yet and then I know who person wise is going to be somebody completely different. The storytelling is well done. Because it forces you under reconsider the way you were thinking about. Yeah I think what happens is because the story unfolds in ways that are unexpected. I think we are all forced to to come to terms with our unconscious bias. Why did I think that person has to be white? Why did I think that person was going to be black? Why did I assume assume that this would be and that would be like it really allows everybody? I've never met a person who wasn't surprised by at least two things in the play and now smell so that allows us to think about ourselves to look in the mirror a little bit and say what are the assumptions. I'm making about the people in my life and the people in this world and How is that not okay? It's such a relentless play now film for Ninety minutes. I mean you never let go the audience you in particular and and I said to you a minute ago. I'm watching going. She did this times a week. I mean you do that once and just walk away printed. I'm done on. Yeah what was that experience like doing that. Emotional of performance eight times a week. It was pretty I mean to be honest with you I. I think it was a level of trauma that required me to disassociate a little bit. Because I don't remember when the first time I saw our first cut of the film I I turned to our director Kenny. Leon and I said how did I do that eight times a week. I Yeah I said I don't. I don't understand how we allowed ourselves to drop rob into that nightmare Eight Times a week and I did. There was something I did as an actor that I was really helpful You could could call it a dream exercise meaning a lot of times I I. Kind of gave myself the exercise of having Kendra be in a dream and so it allowed allowed me to kind of maintain the sense of disorientate Shen and Sir Reality and to kind of question. Do I know this person. I've met them before. What's the reality here? What's going on there resort unnecessary level of disorientation for her So I think maybe the fact that I. I allowed myself to embody it as a dream helped me make make it through but it was. It was not easy. I mean what's it like because you're living for two and a half months. I guess it was. Excuse me doc in that character just to come home and get out of it with your husband and your two kids. You know what I mean. Because you're you're so wrapped up in it. How do you escape from it? You know what they were my lifeline because in a lot of ways to be the kind of wife and mother that I want to be I had to shake her. I had to leave her at the theater and So in a way I had this very solid reason to be in love and joy when I wasn't being Kendra and that was really helpful. It's obviously such a timely piece and I was thinking as I watched the last. I don't know what the number of years the last few years a lot of people in this country white people particularly have to confront this thing that looked new to a lot of us and then when I talked to my friends are like oh no this this. When my son turned a certain age he was about to license? This is talk. We had an my dad had with me and I feel like a lot of people have just sort of awoken to this said this field to you like the right moment to sort of push that a little bit further so oh I think Kind of paralleled tracks of character development for me that we're going on one was very personal kind of psychologically base which because I am a black woman I have black children I've been interracial relationships. In fact I felt like for seven seasons I had explored kind of the fantasy. The of how amazing and interracial relationship could be in. This was a chance to kind of flip. The coin a bit But I there are parts of Kendra that are very personal personal to me and and it required the courage to reach into my own experience and understanding and imagination of of her internal life. And what I know personally about her internal life but there was a parallel track in the character development. That was less about me. Me and more about the legacy of state violence against black bodies men and women and I had a wall in my dressing room where I would post images of people who have fallen victim that state violence whether it was Amatil or Rodney King people who were actually victims of state sanctioned violence or never got justice because of race due to our corrupt criminal justice system so I had quite honestly everything from slave ships on that wall to Emmett till two philander casteel to Korean gains Two Sandra Bland I and and I was also tapping into a larger kind of historical embodiment of what it means to parent black children today but also for centuries and even within the script you mentioned to me rights and Landau cut steel. Eric Garner a lot out of those MOMS. The mothers of the movement came to see the play Atlanta sister And I got to bring them to the dressing room some of them and show them that wall and let them know that that I am I am trying to do my best to honor them to honor their pain And then to honor kind of the ongoing fear fear that all parents of black children have and to say you know. I dare you to step into this nightmare with me for ninety minutes and then tell. Tell me that we're overreacting. You know if you walk with this if you live with it and if you embrace Jamal as your own which I think is part of what's so smart about making. His Dad had white right is that he really does belong to everybody. Then you start to understand what's at stake in the black community in terms of our relationship with law enforcement and I mean and you've you've talked about this before but you worry about your own real life your own father who got a son that you're gonNa have to talk about this your husband right. I think a lot of people in this country either just didn't know or completely underestimate. How real that is people every day? How do you describe that the fear as a daughter and a white mother and also you know for myself like fear for myself also when I think about how many women I don't? I don't think we talked enough about the women who have also fallen victim to these circumstances and I do I worry about myself when I am when I have a cop drive and it listen. I know that there are great. Police officers and I know that there are people who enter that field for the right reasons and to do good. I cannot deny the fact that because of the historical reality when I have a police officer driving behind me I pull over and I let them pass me. I will not let myself right on the road with them behind me because the anxiety I know we'll force go do something stupid and then really get in trouble I cannot take it. And if you're feeling that way famous carrie Washington shootout gets pulled over in the upstate Kerry Washington imagine what millions of other people are saying. Don't have that advantage. Yeah so what. Do you hope someone who who hasn't had these personal experiences takes away from watching this film. How does this move the conversation for the country but I do think? Christopher Demos Brown around our brilliant writer has done such a great job in making Jamal the child of a white father and black mother because two things happen. I oh I think Black parents get to have their experience. Validated honored held up Shared talked about about in an open. Honest transparent way that feels really important to me as a black parent but also people who are white or other races. Who who don't feel this kind of pressure They get to actually imagine what it would be like to live. Under those circumstances. I mean I think Stephen Pascall all is so brilliant in the film and one of the things they think he does so beautifully. Is that back character. Jamal's dad enters the film with all of this kind of swagger swagger and privilege he's got his FBI that she knows he's GonNa get his way. He walks in the world with this white male entitlement. That he knows he's going to win and people are going to give him what he wants and he has to experienced. How none of that matters when you are the father of a black child because has your child is black you were as vulnerable as any other black parent despite who you are so I think having other people have the chance to open their hearts and walk in? The shoes of this black family feels really important because I think the way that picture is painted is is really easy to understand and feel. He'll empathy and compassion for. Do you feel like it's getting better carrying this country. Because of the awareness we have over the last decade or so obviously. It's it's still happening both John One of the latest examples but Tatsiana exactly. Do you think it's getting better I think I think we're willing to talk about it more. I think the awareness of the issue is getting better and I think one thing that's happening that I think is really exciting. Is People are beginning to understand the importance of local civic engagement. Like we're beginning to step back and say okay if these are the problems that are at hand and these folks making the laws and the rules and decisions around these issues of criminal justice reform and police behavior bure accountability for prosecutors accountability for police officers. We have the say in whether or not people are doing a good job around these issues. These are folks who are employed away by the city and the state which means they work for us and either we voted them in or we pay their salaries because they are employees of the state. And I think core beginning to understand that we get to ask for a different kind of accountability we get to as citizens have our representatives represent us in the ways that we want so with that awareness I think is really changing and people are inspired to vote locally. I think more than they have before and write letters to their representatives is operatives and care about who they're sheriffs are and who they're DA's are and what judges are being acquainted. I think we need to do even more of that but you feel like that. Awareness is growing both the problem the awareness of the problem and the awareness of some of the solution. Do you think the films a piece of activism and I mean that and the best way you're using your platforming your voice and a lot of people are going to see. See this film. Yeah I hope a lot of people from route to God's ears you know I it's funny. I get asked that question a lot about like am I drawn onto activists work and at some point. I realized that because of the way that we have painted our heroes traditionally just being a woman and being a black person who stands at the center of a story as the lead character is an act of activism. Because I'm saying like here I am this person that society eighty sometimes wants to disenfranchise and removed from the center of the story. Somebody who want to quiet and silence and walk past. I'm asking you to look at me to be with me until walk in my shoes for ninety minutes so that is because we don't walk off in in the shoes of black women in our culture that is an active activism. Well it's a breathtaking performance..
"kerry washington" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Hey guys guys here with another episode of The Sunday. Sit Down podcast. My thanks is always clicking and listening along by guest this week a a great one Kerry Washington carries the star of the new net flix film American son. It takes a raw look at race and policing in America Americans son started as a Broadway play. It was a hit there and so now. They've made it into a Netflix film. Basically in its original Broadway form same cast virtually the same set. And it's a ninety minute film. That just grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let you go. We'll talk about that and more in the interview. I'm joined on this podcast by the producer of the podcast Maggie Maggie. So we're just talking about how much we love Kerry wash Great actor obviously obviously Incredibly intelligent outside the realm of film takes her activism seriously incredibly well-versed on politics listen issues of the day. Her big head of course was scandal. Seven seasons on scandal. She landed that Gig in two thousand twelve. She played Olivia Pope a Washington fixer kind of a juicy role. I think it's fair to say leadership with the president of the United States. Everybody loved that role of Olivia via pope. But she's got a long story that started in the Bronx. She grew up With the parents her mother of a teacher her father realtor realtor. She's a professor actually her mother and they were very skeptical. She says she didn't want they didn't want her to become an actress. But my favorite favorite one of my favorite ones. And she said she was with her mom at the EMMYS and her mom sliced into a filet mignon. She says starving artists as her mom held up secured. Not going to be a starving artist. You got to go to college. You can do drama. But you've also got a major in something else. She believed that would be a real career right. A real oh kirk and Kerry talks about. After College. She was studying for the El set. Getting Ready to move on from right said she gave herself a year. I feel like most of the factors. They're like give yourself a ear and then it's like right at thing comes nightmare did I can do it and for her. That was saved the last dance styles afflict that launched her She's played supporting roles in Oscar. Winning movies. Like the last king of Scotland and Django unchained Viewed in Hollywood is a great actor and she said even she was comfortable bowl with her life as being sort of a character actor. Somebody oh I know her. But then scandal turned all that upside down mater into an even bigger celebrity Very private with her family. Yes her husband is former NFL star. Pro Bowl cornerback. Nnamdi Awesome Wa And they have three children we get into all of of that and how she now has to kind of try and work hard to keep her life private private asking the celebrity hundred that aspect that privacy. I should point out that carry and I sat down for this interview a noisy bustling New York City midtown lunch spot on lunch. Sold tra- Toria de la Tei well known place on and Seventh Avenue So there's lunch going on all around us here. A little background noise We went to the Pasta bar before we sat down. How little of that delicious Italian food? Then we clean the Zucchini out of our teeth in the eggplant and we sat down and talked first about her film. American son the new Netflix Film. That's got a lot of people talking. Now Kerry Washington on the Sunday. Sit Down podcast Kerry. Thanks for doing this for having me here. That anticosti there. Are you feeling great. Good so I was just telling you minute ago this this morning I got off the air and I sat in a dark office in Wash American son and just go walk around the block for so good and so intense. Thanks for people. Haven't seen the play. Yeah how do you describe it. First of all before we dig into the component parts. Sure so so The whole film I play now film takes place in real time ninety minutes in the lobby of a police precinct. And it's the story three of black mom. They buy me and a White Dad who are desperately looking for their eighteen year old son. Who's just gone missing? And they know he's had some kind vocation with the cops but they don't know what's happened so it's really that like dropping into that parents worst nightmare of not being able to track your kid down and spending spending time with them to learn kind of how extra complicated it is. When that child you're looking for is black and is involved with law enforcement so obviously it was adapted from the play but it seems to me that it's very close to what play was? Obviously the cast is the same but the set is very similar. Wardrobe all of it. Yeah we brought. A lot of the same designers was the original cast and we brought a lot of designers production design costume. Tim designed I feel like I had two big desires for myself and making the film I wanted people to leave with the same feeling. They had leaving the play which she was a feeling of wanting to continue this conversation wanting to make a change in the world wanting to be able to impact the lives of young people so that we don't continue not to have parents up in the middle of the night terrified for the outcomes of their kids but also really wanted people to want to go to the theater. I wanted people to feel like they have been part of a theatrical experience and to want to be part of our really beautiful theater community unity so when we did the play I was so proud of it but there were barriers to entry based on geography. Not Everybody can fly to New York to see a play on Broadway based on price Broadway. Tickets are expensive so being able to bring the film to Net Flix means that it's available to anybody all over the world all the people on social media and uh-huh Paris and Brussels and London and South Paulo and South Africa. All these people who were saying like we have these issues in our community. We wish we could see it now. They can which is exciting. was there any temptation as you moved it from Broadway to net flicks to sort of make it more Hollywood's and make it more of a movie because it doesn't seem to me like you compromise sermon. Yeah I really. I think it was important to us because theater is so much about the written word. And and the magic of the playwright. We didn't change a single word but we did. We did take take some visual liberties you know. We added these popout moments. Where things that we talk about in the play you can now see them? The the memory of the first time we met the memory of Kendra argument with Jamal when she describes being in bed and and worrying.
Michelle Obama Launches ‘When We All Vote’ Initiative With The Help Of A Few Famous Friends
"A former First Lady is trying to energize voters ahead of next year's presidential election and as they please math mall reports she's getting some big name help Michelle Obama who co chairs when we all vote says a roster of celebrities including Selena Gomez and Kerry Washington have also signed on as co chairs of the national non partisan group that aims to boost voter participation in every election the organization which began last year already counts stores like Lin Manuel Miranda and Tom Hanks is co
More celebs join Michelle Obama's voter outreach drive
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Kerry Washington Misses Live-Tweeting ‘Scandal’ With Fans – So She Gave Out Her Phone Number
"Your name Kerry Washington you know from scandal she decided that she misses getting together with Oliver fans on Thursday nights so she gave her phone number it's not a real phone number I don't know seven eight one four hundred seven one one eight if anyone has time to call and text or that
Kerry Washington Misses Live-Tweeting ‘Scandal’ With Fans – So She Gave Out Her Phone Number
"Surprising social media message from scandal scarred star Kerry Washington my number is seven one eight four hundred seven one one eight shot out to the body down Bronx and I really want you to text me she tweeted that video yesterday with her real phone number apparently for five million fans however texting triggers an automatic message and no chance of any message being
Black Women Being Underpaid In Hollywood Is Nothing New
"In general, and it is white women black women, and then it kind of goes down. Let's honestly does the other thing that bothered me even they could've just. For the fact, she fucked the numbers of right? It's actually not white women. Black women Asian women. It's white women. Asian women black women Latino women or Latino women, I guess or have you put any and then and then indigenous women on the at least on the stats. Also. Now, they'll stats aren't even. So I don't even I said, we started the point. I don't even know that our numbers, right? And I'd like to see the numbers because I don't think these numbers have been done. And I think she's just using the same numbers that people use for Oscar. So white thing is when she wouldn't use numbers were up there for Oscar. So white people basically were like this. These numbers are the truth. And they've used those numbers to be like these other points. We're trying to make is black women. We don't get paid enough. Everybody was like, yeah. That's proof. Then Gina Rodriguez. Tries to cite what I believe to be the same numbers, even though she flubbed them and people went you can't use those numbers. And I'm like that doesn't make sense to me. That's like saying black women don't have a point. Because Kerry Washington is number eight on the top ten actresses list that that does not take away from the very valid point. That black women are underpaid throughout the industry. Whether there's an outlier or to or not that that doesn't you know what I mean a chain. The point you're making. The fact that you know, people were saying what Gina Rodriguez makes a lot of money all the women that got to be on that stage are the top actresses in Hollywood. So even if his Gabrielle union sewing, it'd be like we'll Gabrielle union is a lot of money. That's not the point. She's advocating for a group of people, you know. So I I don't know I feel like people. She just must have such a fucked up history that she could walk in and like repeat what everybody said and people would be like, nah, nigga. Yeah. And also is one of those things to to wear when these numbers will use for black women. It was Rier irom. She's using these same statistics them. I think she's using these same statistics. And she was saying black people actually get paid more than
Hulu, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Peck winning I'm here to find out what you want, Kerry Washington will star in and executive a, new series for Hulu old city blues based on the boom studios graphic, novel gore Bensky is attached to