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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas to Announce Oscar Nominations
"Nick. Jonas and priyanka chopra are dropping. Some names for your consideration. They'll be announcing the oscar nominations together this upcoming monday. All twenty three categories will be livestreamed. Now michael jordan stepping back into the boxing ring only this time as a director michael is set to make his directorial debut with crete three. And he'll be back to reprise his role as donna's crete and shirtless. Michael says directing has always been a dream but the timing had to be right and showtimes new anthology series. The first lady just cast their first daughter. Lexi underwood from little everywhere will star as molina obama alongside viola davis who play michelle the series also features michelle pfeiffer as betty ford plus. Gillian anderson as eleanor roosevelt.
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Daily Pop
"Today. I should say something off that. In goodness breaking blinded reply. Say no. i don't know it's definitely a legitimate argument. And i think that you know it was so uncomfortable because you could see cheryl insurance vote. You could just see their worlds turning. I'm sitting there. Looking at cheryl and i see are looking up. She's talking because she's sitting there thinking as you mentioned before i wanna say this strongly so i'm not gonna get in trouble for the people who don't think i'm strong enough monitor. I gotta say this though politely. So that i'm not all the people that don't understand an armchair inside they don't come for me and then i also have to try to say this truthfully because this is my friend and i owe this to myself to make sure i get this right. I mean. she's got so many things going on in her head. It is such a hard situation. It's such a difficult conversation to have. And twenty twenty one especially on tv where there is very little time for it. I'm just so you guys do this related. I'm getting text already about how. I'm not being hard enough on sharon osborne. That's a plight of being black person on tv. Yeah that if a black issue comes to nobody not harden enough and you are not hard enough on somebody. You're already in trouble like this is going on right now. And that's treating because justin is just like we talked about earlier. Your personality is understanding and considerate. And you love to hear out there. S perspective and give yours. That is who you are. So i think it's justin should be expected to change who he is based on what everybody else wants him to be. And by the way. I'm not even fighting necessary. I'm just talking about piers. Morgan is not even about sharon. She's supporting a friend who cares. It's really about his action. Why we bothered with her. She's just say oh my friend my friend. He didn't say anything that's all she's doing is protecting a friend until last question. Do you think sharon osborne is gonna lose her job over this. Oh it was a conversation with heated her drink and martinez metaxas underwood may to find out what you gotta break though. it cheryl would have got a three-day braid big. It was just a great conversation. And because these conversations going on across the world you know just like the oj case. God nick. jonas santa big announcement and speaking of couples. Here's another clue about our surprise guest. This person dated a major ayla sir for years but then they broke up. Who is it. we'll find out this welcome back. It's time to get into today's hollywood headlines with the hollywood minute nick. Jonas and priyanka chopra are dropping. Some names for your consideration. They'll be announcing the oscar nominations together this upcoming monday. All twenty three categories will be livestreamed. Now michael jordan stepping back into the boxing ring only this time as a director michael is set to make his directorial debut with crete three. And he'll be back to reprise his role as donna's crete and shirtless. Michael says directing has always been a dream but the timing had to be right and showtimes new anthology series. The first lady just cast their first daughter. Lexi underwood from little everywhere will star as molina obama alongside viola davis who play michelle the series also features michelle pfeiffer as betty ford plus. Gillian anderson as eleanor roosevelt. Basically it sounds like the white house. I wanna hang out and that is your hollywood man. I did it under sixty.
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Pond's Feed
"And i guess that's where you said tenley fall. Twenty twenty one will release disney plus or maybe there is still trying to figure that out be so they just finished filming actually mike earlier this month. So that's the reason. It's been a very long process because all the work that went into it. So yeah i i don't win. The trailer will come out. But i do know they just like some of the people just got back into like a week and a half ago or two weeks ago yeah more. I'm looking forward to it when it when it comes around. I mean the idea lab sneaker realm so i mean besides having an all black cast. I assume it's a take on cinderella in in modern days. I mean how they are kind of agenda reversal on this where you have the godfather you have instead of you know. Cinderella being the girl that comes from kind of meager means Dot is actually being played as as l. and that's chosen jacobs character. So that's the guy and then my daughter lexi underwood who plays she plays of the princess role because our We are. We are sneaker empire thanks to the championships of our basketball player. A king who is Who's john salley. So he's retired and now we have a huge sneaker empire and so we're kind of the royal family Out here so it was. It was great. I love the switching on that. And like i said the the dancing the acting Singing i don't know if you've heard chosen. If anybody hits youtube we were all blown away in the waiting in our little waiting area when we pulled up his youtube like this guy has skilled and lexi sounds stunning. So it's gonna be great. I'm very excited very excited. Very magical disney. You're probably can't say too much darker considering the yom nurtured yet. I'm not trying again. The thing i will say is that did have you Were you were someone singing or did he not have that role no no. I'm not going to be one of the people singing in it but but mainly it's the it's kind of high school musical situation where the main singers and dancers are all the ts. You know what i mean. So i play the mom and i have some great scenes but most of the singing and dancing and things like that happen with the l. and and all the people in the teen world circa while having wrap up kazadi rabah ashore Minutes i to stay at just amazing talking to you too so wonderful. You're talking to an image of you. I mean you you fall in london. Are i mean you want. I know there's a person by a voice later. It's i mean you could be talking to tyler. Perry might have that technology. He probably won't want an talk to me. So i mean i am might not see your wonderful. I was very excited to talk to you. Thanks for adjusting. We had to reschedule a couple of times. You know. I really appreciate you know what you say on your page. That's very you've definitely made a stance of anti-racism and that's not an easy stance to take in your In your position..
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds
"She is doing her own thing. And i love that. And i think it's very important that Young girls see that and they understand that they don't need to wait for a man to consider themselves as a princess. Yeah i definitely agree with that. And he was one of my favorites to be at disney changed. Now i was kinda like what she gotta be. Moving hey yeah. But i love the fact that we're you know we're we're changing it up. And like i said we're reimagining what disney princesses can. So i'm very excited I'm very excited for all the other projects too excited to see jahra in a role of tinker bell. I'm excited to see how leading in the role of ariel so. I'm very excited about how i'm excited about. Where this industry and disney specifically is going when it comes to ever steamer presentation it makes also right and also to switching up the game here you have ultimate dream productions. How did you. How did you come about that. Because i think it's so dope to be able to you know the under the unrepresented voices the next generation on talk a little bit. Yes so actually. I started ultimate dream productions just like a couple months after we wrapped if not now when i started it when i was fifteen years old for my fifteenth birthday My parents asked me what i wanted to do. When i said i wanted to open up my own production company for my birthday i corps birthday present. It's really cool. I honestly think that being on set on if not now win actually really inspired me to start my own production company because this is You know miss megan's directorial debut so seeing her as a director but also as an actress in seeing her like bounce between the two was so empowering to see and You know she. Actually when i told her. That was opening up my production company. She helped me. She helped me get going with the voices of gen z. I originally shot concept video back in two thousand eighteen. When i first turned fifteen and she signed to an s producer and she helped me You kind of like organize the entire thing. And even onset. I was able to shadow her and Ms tamra baths. And i brought up the end. Before i rapped i was actually able to direct a scene between miss. Megan miss valerie pedal forward who plays for You know counselor therapist At the The rehab center. So i was able to actually direct a scene between the two of them and it actually made it in the movie which is really cool. That was kind like my direct oriel debut as well is so i you know i just i really love both sides of the camera at love storytelling. In all different types of ways i think that producing directing screenwriting is so It's so interesting. And you know with we the voices of gen z cab like i was saying earlier like if i have a reach to anybody like if my project if my performance if we would ever sang make somebody feel some type away At the end of the day. I'm feeling good and i feel like i did my job with the voices of gen z For many people to kind of like reach out and save that either inspired them to go out and vote or hall You know congress to call just make calls to help when it comes to like brianna. Taylor george floyd armata augury Or even just the fact that it helps them kind of see that they weren't the only ones going through the fact that none of this is normal and you know twenty twenty has been incredibly hard year so the fact that you know yes we have activists sitting down and talking about the the craziness that has been twenty twenty. We also have teens sitting down and talking about their experience in how they're going about things and different things that have helped them get through this year So yeah i'm excited to create more with. Ultimate dream reproductions. I'm very excited of the work that we've put out already So yeah yeah that's gonna we can't wait to hear and such a pleasure to talk with you in love and what you're doing for the next generation Actually as we wrap here. I like seeing you. Do your Where you're picking like different songs. Different artist on abc for the kind of kind of dance the to do you have like going going in for christmas new years. You got like a goal to christmas jam. You gotta go to like newt like start the new year off right song. My go-to christmas janez. Santa baby by the kit like she's just so she's she's everything and that voice is so so bombed so that is. That's probably like my go-to christmas jam. You can. I think he can't go wrong with baby. Like there's always a cover something to say to maybe exactly lexi thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Thank you thank you all right and everybody say say where your mass and you guys enjoy the holidays.
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds
"That zone because you don't allow the heavy issues here when it comes to a mother and daughter yeah Like i said you know. We're just super really really close so it wasn't hard for us to try and kind of create that bond Because of the relationship that we already had but when it came to getting into those moments of like being super emotional We just we sat down. We talked about a lot of the scenes and we talked about. You know how we were gonna play them. We talked about what her character was thinking in those moments because it also helped me give insight on you know what my character would possibly thinking would possibly be thinking in those moments You know so we. It was really just a collaborative process. it was hard obviously to be able to get into those really Deep challenging Moments where we were very mad at each other especially. There's one part of the movie where she likes slaps me and so we definitely go over that and just make sure that we were playing all those beats right but as soon as we were done with those really heavy emotional scenes we would hug each other and go back to our normal selves and always good in the end. Yeah yeah you could tell. It was a lot of cameras a out of low behind the scenes or making this 'cause people are going to be amazed at you know some of the topics you guys talk about. And and just you know black women on screen women of color getting the see those different facets of black women that you don't always get to see on camera and what would you say is your most like cha was your most challenging or maybe what. You're really like one of the things you really excited for. People to kind of look at. I think it would probably be the scene where she slaps me. Yeah that's just that's like that's like such a heavy emotional. It is yeah it is very heavy. A- we also you know trying to get the stunt down of making it look like she had slapped me yes timing everything out so it was hard in that aspect of like just making sure that the scene played right. But i'm excited for people to see it. I think that it's such a powerful. It's a it's a powerful scene in it really makes you You think and it makes you feel it makes you feel things In maimi few things the first time that i read it in the script. So i'm excited for people to see that to see that scene Specifically unless little a moment here for If not that wendy. Have you ever had a moment like that because this this kind of got me if not now when moment kinda. Got me thinking watching you guys on screen. I'm like is there something alive or something. I've been kinda waiting on to do. Have you ever had one of those moments. A are you talking q. elaborate as what. You're talking about specific. Yeah just kinda those. I kinda when i. When i was watching the film i was kinda thinking of just those taking chances moment and being able to kind of rely on people for certain things that may have stopped you in the pairs You know whether it's a friend or just the opportunity rely i should. I should do it right now. Yeah i mean. I think that life is incredibly short and you know you only have one life to live so opportunities and people they come and go Something that i've been saying you know recently what we're talking about this year specifically it's just like not taking things for granted And i think you know these times are who to real to have not. Genuine people are just not genuine things around you. I'm energy so i try and align myself with projects with people that are good fit at that are only going to help me grow and are going to uplift me especially during times like these. So yeah i've definitely had those moments where i've had to like rethink and also just be like you know what. Here's an opportunity. I'm just gonna take this chance. Because i don't know the next time that i'm gonna get that opportunity again. I think that that's what life is about. Though you know just trying different things and not waiting for anybody And just you know going out there and taking chances. Yeah yeah there's definitely you take your take your chance kind of world we're living in You guys take this chance and go check this movie out. January eighth I'm going to switch gears real quick for legs I don't know is where you're gonna talk about the beginning. But i saw you're going to be in upcoming sneaker. Ella are you are you. Are you excited as we are about this about this. I mean first of all being done again and then like just excited to see like to be a part of a musical because i'm just a musical theme. Yeah i'm so excited for people to For people to see it I love the fact that disney is reimagining the way that we see dizzy princesses because growing up. You know princess. Diana was my favorite princess but she was also a frog for half of the movie. So i think that it's really important and really special that we have young girls like your she. He how bailey me chosen jacobs. Who's actually going to be playing. Who's stepping into the role of l. Who is like cinderella. This project specifically is the fact that i'm not playing cinderella. I'm playing prince charming so prince charming And we're reimagining the fact that you don't have to wait for a man to consider yourself a princess order feel like a princess because then most of these disney princess movies. You know. it's always the girl that's waiting for the guy to sweep per a off of her feet and save her and save the day and happily ever after but she's already happy at the beginning of the she's already she's a boss..
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds
"I'm your host ryan. And i am so excited for my guest today. Udi you guys remember. Pearl and mooney from the little fires. They had me and my feels so many times. Some taking you guys back just like kind of a little bit. Because she's mixed it up now and bringing something for the whole a new generation that i love about her so talented. I'm talking about lexi underwood. So i might kinda slip up and khalaf mary now and again but i'm so excited she's joining me. Hey lexi how you doing. I'm good how are you doing. Good so hal is. How's everything going for you. Doing the checking in with everybody and see if i can find me some tips on how to spend on my adult downtown things. Everything's been going really well during the pandemic. there's been lots of creating Happening lately you know. I've been very blessed to be able to work during this time. You know understanding that not. Everybody has That luxury so feeling very blessed that i'm able to work and also that my family has not been directly affected by cova did Yeah but also. Just you know saying inside social distancing right now filming a movie but still being You know cautious and taken like all the different Procedures just make sure that everybody's safe. Yeah we'll get back to that. Which are which are film and by the way But i wanna to you about seventeen call you. Twenty twenty voices of the year recipient recipient of variety. Has you power Power of young twenty. Twenty what does that mean to you. Because i mean i'm just i'm in because i'm a fan. Love him watching you on the screen but whether those kind of accolades means you especially going into the the new with the new generation and sometimes you know. New generation misunderstood millennials misunderstood from maybe not having a work ethic or not understanding. You know what's going on. So what does that mean for you. I mean you know the fact that. I am blessing. Lucky enough to have a reach to somebody you know. Whatever it's ten people or ten thousand people. I'm just glad that i'm a voice. It people can look to To find inspiration or whether whether this inspiration or was also just like how to go about this year in life and activism have been super fortunate to create especially Production company like with the voices a gen. Z docu series. I created under my production company. In so you know. I'm just i was really glad of the fact that like mob voice whatever i created whatever even i posted on instagram that that had reached people. Some people were reaching out to me and saying that you know That watching the voices of gen z. Or just even being on my instagram in me encouraging people to vote it actually inspire people to get out there and vote and actually make a difference. Oh here at the end of the day. Like whoever i have reached whether that's ten or ten thousand people like disclosed that you know some people look at me. Look up to me and seem as inspiration. And i'm encouraging people to do what's right Speaking of urging we gotta talk about this fantastic film if not now win By the way guys are gonna be in theaters on demand and digital january eighth such inspiration to watch your character Julian come to life on this screen. Talk about kind of how you got involved in And what you kinda like about julian. Yeah so originally how. I got involved I auditioned addition just like everybody else. But i i previously had met Miss meghan goods Mother like at a party one day. We had mutual friends. And i was birthday party and her mom was like. Oh you look a lot like my daughter. And i didn't realize you know we and we didn't realize who she was talking about For quite a while because we didn't realize it she was making goods mom But she kept saying until she put up a picture. We were like. Oh oh wow. Your daughter's acting good like that. That's really awesome. And she was just telling us about this project and how you know She thought that i would be a great fit for the role And that i should like you know. Ask my agents about it. So i asked my agents about it at got an addition win. The first time that i went in it was a different because usually he do like a couple of rounds of auditions. Or you do just like a standardisation first before you get into chemistry reads But i only had two auditions and my first one Megan just shoes lake. Let's do a scene together so it kind of threw me off a little bit. But i was really excited to do it with her. And by the time we were done like everybody in the room including us was crying because it was just such a you know it was a heartfelt scene. It was a very tender moment between us. And i wanted to looking at which was really awesome. A little bit about jillian and y love this character so much as you know jillian of eighteen year old girl. Who's a little shy and unsure of herself. She loves football. She's a guru and you know she can talk about football stats with ease But we also see her dealing with her mother's overdosed on painkillers. And we really get to see. Jillian process her experience and her relationship with her mother And with herself through the connections of her aunts who are mothers friends her stepfather and her special friend. Michael who's played by talented. Now's fitch And you know what i love about. This story is the fact that it's a story about love. It's a survey about friendship forgiveness in resilience and i love that we get to see a range of black woman. There are no stereotypes and you know each has a very beautiful story arc and i believe that women will be able to see themselves andrew late And so i just feel like me. And i learned so much from each woman and it's such a lovely end heartfelt movie That i mean there's so much happening especially when we talk about overdosing But at the end of the day also think that this is just a good movie about sisterhood and about black women uplift each other during times where we're struggling yet it really is it In like you said it makes you think about a lot of things that you might have a lot of that she might have gone on to your head and just like certain certain issues. Maybe the world is not aware of you know when it comes to black women and and you know how they support an uplift each other and Speaking of jillian in tires to tire by the way for listeners on play by meghan good what what how was like behind the scenes on some of those like tough moments for you in For you a megan kind of play like how did you guys kind of gets a.
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds
"Got that because i had to go back and google and i'm like who is big in two thousand in three meghan. So what is she was like. Oh what walker. Well i just so excited. I was like please let there be a fast and furious reference because it is so hard to find people on the train. 'cause they sometimes they think a little be too much so you'll learn. No that was totally fast has in theory. I megan last week. I got to talk to you about superheroes darla because a little girl was acting real crazy in the movie theater when i saw her appear on the screen. Because i've you not liking you. I've seen some action stuff. You know minority report all the different kinds of a love Roles but seeing you in that soup and that was the cutest most humble superhero. Obviously in my life yankee brain how was that wearing in that suit and everything like where people coming up after the movie and everything. Oh man it's it's been crazy. 'cause you know the reason i set out like the year and a half before that was like are not enough black women in this space and i really wanna do this and you know i was talking to von about it. He was like cool. What are you doing to prepare for it. And i was like i was. I have faith that it's going to happen. He was like yeah. But what are you doing. Put your faith with your works. You know and i was. Like ooh. And i'm sitting there with a glass of wine and potato chips and i was like so then i started working out. I started. I just said okay from this point on i have from thirty four thirty five. I'm going to get the best shape of my life. And i started working out five to six times a week for almost a year and a half and when i went in for the audition i had no idea what auditioning for it was just being a you know. And and then after addition they call my team and they're like what is making doing. She looks the best. We've ever seen her and i was like. Oh that's cool. And then they were like is this thing called his am. I was like oh kazan. Which to kill o'neill and they're not dam. And i was like zam so i wouldn't researched in anything for like three weeks. And then i was like how in the parking lot and they call and they were like you've got it and i just bust out. I literally started crying in the middle. And i like ran like this vitamin store and i told us like guy. Just got this hard so happy and so thankful and then actually getting to it. Because i have been training. I was like what is my character do and they were like. Oh she does Couple weather and i was like that's crazy. 'cause i have been taking couple weather for the last few months zero. Wow yeah so. It was amazing. Doing the body. Scans and all that stuff suzanne to is going in may of next year so i just did my body scan. Actually yes the day before yesterday. in we have new suits coming in. So i'm just like over the moon in in seeing little girls on instagram in their parents like posting pictures of them in their costumes and going to comecon. And it's just it's one of the best experiences ever to just feel like little girls can see themselves. It just made my heart smile. Because she's not just a superhero. She actually is a little girl who's manages is a cool co assis variance. That was pretty cool like the way they surprise it. They like whoever did this. I'm casting and planning that whole show out. Needs to be because the way they planned it at the end which is amazing and you can hear everybody in the theater was like what is happening right now and it was really cool like you have to do a second. Take like meghan good and i'm like yes. Keep putting their and all these other superheroes. So because i love it thank you thank you. Thank you so much for joining me. Thank you the black girl. Narms pop ups will return in just a moment. do you really know. What's in your multivitamin sugars. Gmo's synthetic fibres artificial colorants not to mention animal. Byproducts like wool and gelatin from hubs and hide are all ingredients. He might find an a multivitamin but ritual isn't your typical multivitamin. I went to their website. Check it out and it's actually very easy to use very direct. I love the layout and you know what i think. This is gonna be my step for twenty twenty one. Because i am trying to get myself right obviously not only want to get myself right with my body and get myself right physically but i wanna also get my mind. Right and ritual is formulated with the key ingredients including vitamin d. Three to help fill the gaps in my diet and all of those chemicals that helped get my brain right and.
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds
"Hey i didn't wanna. I wanted to talk to people like you. Who recognize themselves in that in say hang. I don't have to do have it all together. All the time like i had a few years ago i lost my niece suddenly and anybody. That knows me knows that like my nieces and my nephews are everything to me like. I might not even like they momma daddy at the moment. But they're my everything right using this nine year old. Suddenly of course with devastate anyone And i member you know. I'm i'm very reliable. I'm very much like the friend that you call if you're gonna pack if you need to move if you need to do anything. I m that girl if you need a ride to the airport even at the airport is two hours away. I'm gonna take you to the airport. Everyone knows about me. I i was. I don't have anything to give. Because i can't i couldn't function i couldn't wrap my mind around it in the best thing. I got this text from a friend of mine. She's like how are you. And i'm like i'm fine. She was like okay. Let's try this again. How are you have to have it right now. Let us habit. Let us take the ball and let us be for you what you are for everyone else and it was in that moment that i'm like oh wait. I'm not alone. i'm not life which is where the tagline came up while we were trying to find a tagline for poster. Megan what about friends. Don't let friends do life alone. And she's like i love it like that was that was it. Because it's so it's so symbolic of what it is. You think you're navigating this journey all by yourself until someone reminds you like you're really not if you just open your mouth and say hey. This is what i need. And i remember ever member that moment you know when i got to your house that day there was what four or five of us there it was. It was three milan erica. If they're to know a tiff call because she was in new york but it was crazy because we all come from like. I was at a faster terrain and sarah. Jakes is wedding in. I like left in the middle of the wedding. You know and we all had just came from different places and we were just there like in that moment when patrice was crying in the script and digital was there it was just us and that's really what that's really what this movie is about. You know friends. Don't let friends do life alone and we really truly need each other and we really truly need to show up for each other. And i think when nothing else a certain when you have true true friendships and people love you unconditionally. They will drop everything and they will show up for you and they will do everything they can to nurse you back you know. The greatest is still laos deal dropping delegates. And i'm just taking a listen. I i wanna flip on you a little note out with you guys a little bit here before as kind of wrap here tamra. I want to ask you about a line. Here is that there is that the One of the opening opening things. I want to give away. 'cause i thought was one of my favorites too but The girls mentioned Paul walker and then diesel fast and furious fan. I am. I did every fast and furious. Movie is made for me. Like they're gonna keep thank you. Finally almighty somebody like. I saw the trailer for fast areas. What number we are nine ten nine. Yep yep we're on that year. Would i saw the trailer i. They obviously like three times. A cova came. It didn't want us to be great. Yes i am the big like it's crazy. 'cause i love these small little indie movies like But then i'm like. I want things to blow up cars to fly from this doctor. Yes i love it and i.
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds
"And i look at lexington Note that she was like i do. Don't tell me to. She runs eighteen to meghan in gallery. And you could see her like formulating her notes in his trying to give them to them. And i'm watching. I'm watching their reactions on on the monitor and they were looking like oh snap like what's crazy is heard note. Were exactly what i would give it. Like the exact same note. So i'm like okay but watching them respect her enough to say okay cool so she comes back and she yells action and that was the take we used and what was important in that moment for myself and i know megan will will jump in. Is that if we don't give these young ladies agency if we don't allow them to. She told us in the beginning. I want a direct eventually. Great when you're not working come to set shadow us if you have have anything else to do come. Let us be teachers mentors. Because that's what we're supposed to do. It's each one teach one so if i learn something it's because someone took the time to mentor me shape me. Who am i not to pass that down to this next young lady who is thriving and wants to do this so we wanted to create that kind of environment for heart and we did it. We put we put our ally. Megan is gonna kill me. Because i didn't warn you came in and she was like you know looking. I just heard her call cut and you know when she was just like a miss. Megan i like you got a note for me and she said yeah i said okay. We sat down and she gave me the note. And i was like this is a great no you know and then when i implemented it and it even made the scene just better and smoother and it was just great and it was exciting to see her really kind of even have the courage to just come in and say i have a thought. I don't know if this is gonna work. I don't know if this is a great. No i don't know but to just go for into feel comfortable enough to share and four to actually be great you know and and you know she has done more directing since then and things that she's asked me to be a part of asked us to be a part of this in. It's been really really cool to watch her grow and she's definitely going to be a little powerhouse of just. I can't wait to see what god has in store for nets. She is definitely a lot of fun to watch. Speaking of you guys relationship and i wanna ask you to four tara. What was the research you went on that. Because that's very like the moms are going to really resonate with you know being able to see this. I you're dealing with the mother daughter relationship but also there's a mom with her own personal demons her own years at the same time. Yeah i mean. It's interesting. Because i think when you deal with an addiction in trauma in things that you've been through. I think everybody can kind of find. There's a common thread in terms of of how that's lands on us. The outgrow of how you deal with it and how we come different for each person in For me was just really trying to figure out. Okay where was she before this moment even before the first moment you meet her in the film is seventeen years old and she's having that baby what happened before that moment. Who was the boy. What is she like in him. Why did she end up in a situation where she got pregnant. What happened just after that. You know there's what's on the page but there's also what was her life. What was that experience. How did she feel you know how. Come this particular spiraled into this. What was she feeling in that moment in house that no and then having friends that have dealt with addiction who are clean now just really understanding the psyche of what they've been through why they've been through it in and figuring out just who she is in living breathing it and then the mother's aspect for me especially with teenagers. I'm such an advocate for young women in a mentor. A of young women. And i and i people not that. I'm extremely nurturing. People taking care of a lot of people. I think that comes from my mom. Like growing up in a house with four bedrooms than having fifteen people living with you because mothers such a nurturing person that she takes in anybody in. Everybody needs her help. That's innately a part of who i am. So being able to just put all of that into the character and then mexi just being this raw beautiful talent incompletely responding to me and me completely responded to her just it made it easy. Yeah well you guys definitely you guys will until he his mother daughter relationship has you crying and laughing at other times shocked the other. So yes we're going to be a good time for everybody Tam i want to ask you to speaking of taking care of everybody portrayed shocks patrice shocked me because the scare me a little bit because i saw a little bit of trees in there that i recognize that. She's one that's like taking care of you know taking care of everybody you know therefore for everybody's what people mostly lean on in the slight will win. Does she take a moment for herself. You know right you know. When did she realise she needs a little bit bag. So what was that. Where did you kinda pull from to for that character. i i too amela of patrice. I always say. I'm suzanne and a lot of patrice. Which is ironic when digits like you guys are two sides to the same coin.
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds
"Like knowing that the other herbs you like what it was what performance she wanted to give in. She heard what performance i wanted to get and knowing to trust the other one. So it's trusting that you heard me you're not gonna put put me out there looking crazy so it was it was you know it's it's a test in your own skill but it's also in trust In the great actors. That's what we have to do. We go to you know we get directors in. I know. I've been in stuff sometimes. I'm like ooh shana. Which were with that and then when you cut together and you're like this is what you chose. It was great to be able to have Control also to speaking of control here making. Did you have anything to add. She got it speaking to have control. Which i think is interesting on. 'cause i got a chance to talk to the wonderful lexi underwood. And she was talking about how you guys had. Her helped her through directing a scene that got putting in. So 'cause i'm like maybe it's just me but i'm laughing like that might not happen on the set. She's come up to the come up to the rector's i e cannot drive with no and it's funny i talked about. I didn't even know she brought that up. I talked about that this morning. Someone to and it was it was a day. We were shooting night scenes and she had she was like the last seen up and she comes downstairs in its seen. This meghan is on camera with the lovely valerie bedford. It's doing one of her scenes with valerie in..
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds
"Yes. Let me get. Let me give their let me make. Sure megan good interim rebecca's let me make sure you know and also too. I need to point out okay. They got multiple titles on. This makes it so dope okay between the both of them we got directors who got rioters got producers and into the stars. So i just want to ask you ladies. When did you sleep when did you. Thomas lead We slept after. May two thousand and nineteen when we were okay. It makes sense. You're to flee. I don't think we're sleeping now either. So it was like oh crap every time you think something is done. It's not done yet. So yeah i mean all makes sense and listen now the thing that got me i watch his movie twice now because i had an interview just because i was just so wrapped in and i wanted to get some more here more of the dialogue and just so much fun that you guys will definitely be talking to your friends and family about this one but you can feel the camaraderie on the film and it just seems like it's such a good energy between you guys so tell us like how their relationship started. Its do it's crazy. 'cause tamin i you know have been friends since i was sixteen and she was nineteen. We met on an audition where we were like. I think going for the same character. Something and over the year we just kind of like one day. I was like hey. Can i come home with you again as long as you know. Tam brings you back home. And then from that point. I ended up staying at her house for a few nights and we just became friends and the rest is history and When i discovered that she was a writer she was like a closet writer and no idea that she could write this incredible script in you know in his written a bunch of incredible projects And so when we set out to do this it was really about finding the right women to play these roles and we never met. Makiya cox are making holder before in the second that mckee came in first of all we didn't. I didn't realize that she was pregnant. I was like this is so perfect. This is how okay and then megan you know we were looking for her tape for over a week and found it like an eleven hour right before we were about to go to start filming. In for the moment we met both women it was like an instant camaraderie. Instant love my experience in the industry. I was like you know it's it's hard. But first time directors it hard with women. They can be weird and you just don't know what you're gonna get and these women's showed up and they were excited for us. They were rooting for us. Like they had won something just because of like what we were all doing together and it was really special gear and it's like the poster is fly just being able to see it like pop up and you like what you know these four independent strong black women on this cover behind the scenes to is really so breakdown like i don't even know if he's able to put this into words but how was it Because essentially you have to direct yourself right. Yes yes is it. That's when you know. I must theater actor. I grew up in either. I have five degree from it. So i have to rely on my training and then rely on my director. My co director in saying okay. We we knew going in before we started shooting. You know join prep. We were very clear on what type of movie were making the as when we go into our scripts so we have these at these tabs in my script as a director. Tad's my script as a actor very clear in each scene what my intention was what my you know what it was that i wanted to portray. And then we laying that to the other so that we had a safety net. So in that moment i remember doing this one scene. That was that was a lot for my character and we did take one and it was other circumstances i was leading into my head like had nothing to do with the scene and i knew as soon as she cut. That ain't it. I was like. I had.
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds
"The actors were black benedict. Police shake runners. Happy new year and thanks for tuning into this episode of the black girl. Nerds podcast my name is jamie and ryan is your host. Thanks for tuning into our first episode of twenty twenty one. We are proud to bring you none other than tamra bass and meghan good both star in the upcoming film if not now win which is set to release in select theaters and video on demand this month in january tamra bass also wrote the screenplay co directed and co produced the film with fellow star embassy. Good this marks. The first time these two women have co directed feature film that one of them wrote and both of them produced in start end so we are really excited to have them both featured on our podcast to talk about it and in our second segment you bring lexie underwood who stars in the film if not now when so. We got a double dose of if not now wind stars producers directors. We've got the whole in sombor from the team. If not now win on the black girl nerds podcasts and lexi underwood is a favourite. If you've not seen little fires everywhere definitely check that out because she is in that series. So you don't wanna miss that show if you've not caught that already ryan hosting it again. Happy new year to all of you. Thank you for tuning in and sit back. Relax and enjoy this episode of the black girl nerds podcast featuring tama bath begging good and underwood welcome.
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Hollywood Unscripted
"In my mind I was saying it's not about her nice house and all the things she can. Afford her. It's just that that baby is attached to her better than long time for a child be with the mother with a mother figure and then to be taken away and I still feel that way at the same time, I feel incredibly protective of vs character and BB's journey because one of the things we wanted to add to the book was that be was in the country illegally because we felt. Like it made it even more justifiable why she couldn't just go to the fire station in save me need help because she exposed herself. She might be deported for baby would still be here. She might never get to see her again. So that was an element we wanted to add to it, but I think just to really explore what it must feel like to be in a country with no safety. Net with no support nobody, you can turn to not knowing the language well, not having a credit card that you can just put formula on all of those things I mean to really understand what no safety net looks like like a lot of people might not have much but to have nothing else aside from what she had that's different in I. Think there was no happy ending because either way they both. Were deserving mothers both delaying the best in their circumstances in the same vein different all the way back to episode one pearls. Poem States can something be stolen if it was always meant for you, which obviously sets up the whole series. I'd love to hear more about what the discussion was on right or wrong in pearls sense with MIA. Well, that was another thing I feel like people could so harshly judge baby but nobody was judging Nia in that same way because you fall in love with the and you understand I, mean you look at Perl and you say we'll, of course Pearl Izumi as baby and yes NIA. Did something that I guess technically wasn't right But how is it not right to be with your own baby and that's what we talked about mailing will be a pearl in fifteen years and why would we not feel that same way and what really became an interesting discussion was talking about how much good motherhood is tied to being able to afford it and I think that was something. In the room and we also talked about if one of the Writers Shannon Houston brought up a really good point. She said, if Linda McCulloch had a baby, two babies of her own biological babies would we be so convinced that she somehow deserves bb's baby and I think the answer would be no but somehow she deserved it it's like, yes, she deserves a baby but why does? She deserve beatty's baby and why the desert forbe's those are all the discussions that we had an indefinitely modeling bb nailing after Mehan for all and I think what made it so amazing is that there was no right answer I. Mean I don't think you could say that mirror bell wasn't windows. Savy, of course she was do you have a moment of little fires everywhere that your proudest of? Oh. That's a good question. Gosh there was a scene between Nia and izzy in episode seven that really really touched me is he was finding out that Nia had been with a woman and meal to like you won't swim forever. That was the moment I just like every time I saw when I was there for filming when I saw it in post every cut it just got me watching Meghan watching her is. Just well with tears that was a moment that I felt maybe I but I felt so proud I just felt so moved by that moment and I think that bravery of the kids with something that I felt really proud of for them. Lexi Underwood Jade John that seemed with Mia where she kinda really tells it like it is. You have like so many Devante break-up just I just think of moment after moment where. I think I had so I felt like a maternal cried I been for the kids and just how brave they were. You know working with these big movie stars and how they held their own did the work and hoagies performances out of themselves and being so young. So I think I had a lot of pride and mad and I really behind the scenes. I had a lot of pride other women working on the. Shadow and all the people who are allowed to be mothers while they were working and we got to work really hard and we also got to say like Hey, I've got your back, go home go get to your kid you know I think those moments out really found. So if you could relive one day onset over and over and over again besides the is seen, what day would you choose to relive groundhog style wise. I think in the finale, the MIA Elena scene is there like final showdown where Elena comes to the door to tell me out like she's out India's like. That dynamic it was. So any recent carrier together everything was so palpable they both had it. They really didn't need anything from anybody. They just were ready to go to town in Bay were giving each other they needed and so I think we were just able to sit back and video village and just like, ooh. Like Jerry would say spending surprise, reese reese will do something you just I mean I could have watched that forever and I think we were all just like, oh man that was good. That was dead. And so much of it honored the buck which I loved. You know it's hard sometimes to get dialogue from the book into the dialogue of the show because the book was beautifully written and you write a different way than you speak. So sometimes putting in dialogue could sound a little false. But that was a moment where I felt like we really could use the dialogue from the buck and that it could feel natural enough that people could be speaking any. So I love that too are a lot of these. I would love to relive Timmons like when funnel cakes showed up, I'd be like Oh. Yeah. Off once I mean they were like random big. Why did you have a hawk? Because we shot him Pasadena not in there are crazy wild parenting. Pasadena. Like Chirp all night and so whatever we'd shoot at night, we'd have to get their set hawk. And basically scare the parakeet. So it was very exciting. I'm with a set hawk like this is new but is awesome. Yeah. Anytime we did big rain and a facts they're being energy where he would just feel like Oh what's going to happen I mean I love those moments where they are about to shut down in two minutes we had to get the shot we were like, are we gonna get it? You're just like running on adrenaline totally stressed but you're like we got it. We got it. So, this has become one of my favorite questions and it's kind of piggybacking off of what you just said, but what does mean to you to have created a life in storytelling? Incredible to get to dive into these characters I mean, this is a good example of diving into the topics of the show. gave me the gift of exploring myself. It challenges me with my own gut reactions might own biases in my own belief system in why have the bully system I have and it reveals you you know and I think not only the subject matter of the show but being a show runner in running a show and being in charge of people and having to manage people in their feelings and there were all of those things. You as an individual and you have to learn how to rise to the occasion in it reveals where you need to be better. It reveals what you're good at it reveals a lot and so I think that's just such a gift and I honestly don't know what I would do if I couldn't tell stories for a living I really have no idea. Slightly, working. slightly. We like. It has been an. Joy talking to you. You're such delight. Enough. For joining me today. For having me anyone who hasn't watched little fires everywhere. It's on Hulu. I'm.
"lexi underwood" Discussed on MTR Network Main Feed
"Of what the consequences to downstream affect an impact of Elena before you go upstream see what made her and then for you to start to realize the consequences of MIA's fear being the motivating factor for her life and the downstream impact of pearls. Being Pearl and I'm trying to be nice because we dragged Pearl among the first the first half it. Let's let's be clear. The first episode a first episode of this series two part series of US reviewing the entire season is us. Sixty five percent of that is a hard eighty percent to what you're being nice dealers are trying to give. There's no benefit and I will say what I said in the for the first half of the series Lexi Underwood Momma. You just got representation while deserves this you did. You did a good job sweetheart. Like here four. I can't wait to see how you become a how you develop. Youtube studied from the AD. The School of Carrie Washington and he sees performances your career. God bless you man. Don't play another a fair deal like this when I tell you that I wanted to beat this child behind up until maybe the last three minutes of the show. I Lupins well up in. It was the NYPD too. That's why I think ugly. This is more renew how bad it was to be kids. You sure you don't give her to go watch uranus not bad to be children. It's just not not not if they made Pearl Pearl warn to have this shit shaking but it makes it even more important when you go back in time and you see me family. And the dynamic between her mom and and the the impact of the choices that she had to made in her brother and even the stutter step he had when he realized what she had done to try to stay in New York. You know I spent the whole first half of this going. I wonder if they really don't make it to where it is still a whole baby but when you actually got to see that story unfold and her relationship with her her teacher and then her mentor and then you know the love her life. Pauline which is a very big deviation from the book they gave her life they gave her true aspect soul. There's a certain naievty that she keeps in the book that made me made me. That's the part where I was like. I can't identify. I can't relate. I can't recognize. There are just certain things that they would have her do. That didn't even fit the ideological understanding of working class but it it fit white women and I was like I can't I can't she's in here babying and coddling these children of this woman who detests her so to see what they gave because they had to build the latest backstory. All the way out of didn't exist it's a couple of flashes in a couple of mentions here and there in the book but you don't get a flashback of Elena and I think the juxtaposition that they did between the two of them in the UNCANNY was brilliant It opened the door to talking about bitterness. Regret Anger Postpartum Depression Partnership not being fifty fifty between a husband and a wife or between spouses of whatever kind but being a one hundred one hundred and when you have a partner who think that they get to mix up what they bring to the table every day. So you never know who's GonNa be there like is you have this baby that I told you. I don't WanNa have you look me in the face and say fours no different than three when you leave the house every day to go to Work Bill. But it's also like what her mother said. Her mother was like. We people get rid of babies. We are not those people that is not what we do. So you know you know. Even if it hadn't been bill for is meant from three like you know that's just not what you do off so this is what you gave up. All of that for. This is what you say you want it you went into the wanted to have quote unquote habit. All right. I don't care. I was sitting in my seat when her mom said. That's not what I'm like. Who is we I am not we? I mean I'm not doing it. But his Mama can't even come over the years without get drunk Mama drunk you are no hell you don't but again you know. They left it in the background until the very end but bill sacrifice. Bill was a public defender. He had a completely different trajectory. A completely different person a completely different goal for what kind of lawyer he wanted to be who he wanted his clients to be and he had to give all of that up because he now had three kids with more on the way and there was a certain life that he was he knew he was he was putting the kyw. Bosch on her career. The simple fact that she went back to work the find out that she'd missed a promotion now in the book She had just received an an amazing job offer when she found out she was pregnant with the busy so she lost out on even more than what she lost out on on the show but I think they did enough on the show for you to get the point but you never really understood until you saw the changes that happened later and the dynamic between Elena and bill what this life cost bill and I don't just mean getting regulated to Saturday night sex because she's tired of your super sperm. Yeah I was the win asked Like we knew because like all of them kids are like back to back anyway so we do still when I saw all those babies as all no wonder she don't let him touch her but like twice a week. Yeah if I get. You can't keep breathing on her and get her pregnant shit not with it and I understood all of that but the way they gave it to us and then they went back in time and then they came forward and they immediately went back to the trial and you saw the direct result of her bitterness and her inability to stop being angry. That MIA got to live a different life that she couldn't pigeonhole her that she didn't fit any of the images of what she inspected. Every time she turned around. There was something else that this woman appeared to have or somewhere else some other way that she got to act that just further proved. You know that she. She wanted to be better and couldn't but like the moment when she looked it is instead. If you're going to be a part of this family and stay here in this House I was like oh well this is the thing is he called her on her shit so much because she said you know you refuse to. Kami issues like your name is about. She's like Moody trip. Lexi like you will caught everyone by what they wanna be called everyone by nickname like like she was truly punishing that child for the life she lost out on. So it's like even if is he wasn't the you know the Artistic Lesbian Like even if that that wasn't the case you. She held resentment that she didn't want the baby. And Yeah the time you get the picture. Perfect which is episode southern. And you get that moment where you know. She's like you get in or if you get in and fit in there you go but at the like at the end of that episode where 'cause this is also the moment where. Brian has had extreme amount of enough and I saw. Joyce tweet I you know somebody is. I don't call any of these characters by their actual name. Sounds like Brian? I call him a key. Wow now you're not going to take away the work. He did to be Brian for us. Out Boy showed a high top fade as on about looking like a stereotype so I called him stereotypical name. We don't call him Brian. But by the time that you showed up at that moment joint and I talked about Brian and the moment where he finally with fed with Lexi off allied. But I do want you you know. How did you feel about how they wrap that stuff? Up in seven and eight. I think I do kind of wish that he knew about the abortion but Just because I want more than like in terms of Lake. Eliciting sympathy for Lexi. More wanted him to know it'd be like you know how fucking close you to ruin your life behind. This may girl. Could I don't sleep now? Why grat does you say that. He raped her at some point. I don't trust I don't trust well actually did love her and had feelings for her and he's been making excuses for her until she left him no choice but to recognize that. She's her mother if he had known about that. I don't think he would have been able to leave her joy. What teaching young think? It's strictly because remember the scene. She is the one who initiated sex primarily to avoid the conversation about Lexi to Avoi- The responsibility of this black person that you were dating this young black men telling you yes. This is a problem for me that you wronged this young black girl because honestly has nothing to do with her but everything that for over a black person and if you can wrong her like that and we have this grand master plan that I'm going to Princeton. You're going to Yale responding. Do Long distance together still in the northeast together. It only you know it's still tristate area so you know what is the moment gonNa take or like. What is the next step.
"lexi underwood" Discussed on MTR Network Main Feed
"Yes but I I have not read the book like if it's coming from Rohan in for those who listens to this. Npr Who have listened to other books that we review that often turn to them. Dacians see son is also a star For example out my I I talk shaded read Cameo I think guests gascoyne So what what time I think this is says also are is not this year. I will tell you. Look you didn't have to pull out the book and show you any places where there was a possibility. They could have done better than what they gave us. You had talked to the book and I was like all great engaging. The movie is not good and we agreed on that. I'm not saying that you're reading those pieces of the book to say that they were reading. You read those books. Prove this movie is not good and it did not have to suck but little by fire everywhere elevating the written material in ways that that are much more fascinating for what in quite frankly certain ways with some cookie cutter stereotypes so now you have truly inuk matic. Mother and daughter duo with all of the anx that comes in with single parenthood. And I think it's I mean the ending of all these lives is worth watching and I don't know any other way to say better than that. Yeah it is. It is perfectly ninety s and I think the nice part about it is that you have to actresses leading the helm that were very prevalent in the nineties. Ray like who had careers in the ninety s so I think that also brings a level of lived into that too. I just think he does it. Well like I think it is. This is very in your face. Microaggressions that are appropriate for the time and they are not subtle about it and they are not subtle about it within this world but that is appropriate to the story that is appropriate to the characters. And because of that you're able to really immerse yourself in this world with its flaws so I think in some The flaws come from the story. Does that come from the storytelling? And that's why I like to show it is messy without making a mess of it story. So far yeah now. Ironically enough right now this series of sitting at seventy seven percent from critics in sixty eight percent from viewers. And I can tell you for a fact there if you read little fires everywhere and you were very very invested in how. That story laid out in the book. There are deviations in the show that show up almost immediately within the first episode and most assuredly e the middle of the third and into the fourth so I personally feel like they gave a bit more authenticity but the way to going about certain things is going to make people feel like. Oh will they. They drifted away from the main point. And now I don't like it. You know this like I. I don't I don't agree with this person. I don't like this. There are GONNA be who don't like Carrie Washington Maya. They're going to be people who feel like some of the added scenes in quote unquote angles to the original story Sully the thrill of the middle of the plot and the on weaving of all of the drama. That's happening which join I just very politely call. You know there are other ones. There are some people who don't feel like they've gone far enough because they don't. They didn't clue in some of the things that she was talking about. In the book where the more important messages than some of the other more raw elements of the story. So if you read this book and You were deeply deeply deeply attached to how it laid out in the book you are GonNa WanNa skip fires everywhere the show but if you've never read it don't read it. Watch this and then go. Read the book to see the difference. Trust me I think I think that's what I'm GONNA do. Once the once we get through all eight episodes. I think I am going to read the book and I'm happy to come back or on. Read and talk about like okay. Now that I've read the books let's talk about what the differences are like. How do I feel about that? But yeah if you want to give you had to give episodes one through four a score so Fox. Alan Eight and a half thousand. My Way to see we are alive. I would say this is a very solid eight five yet. There's five I agree with your cast sound soundtrack. The moment they pick to pick a song people recognize have me Hollerin like Oh cost to me But the subtle by play between everybody and then kind of the bigger visual elements you get that are starting to play out with the art and the in the messaging. That's coming through from there and there's nothing in here. That is an important. There aren't pieces that you can miss. If you get fixated on one or thing or the other and I liked a little bit foreshadowing. They're doing that really have me over here. China's not spoil so we don't start talking because Lord Jesus the things I know that I want to say but I don't WanNa ruin it for anyone but yes. This is mess into joy hot mess. That joy made me jump down the rabbit hole for we will be back after episode eight. Yes definitely will and I think we may need to just call this wherein we really hate Pearl. Yeah no I think he's episode. We need to call this that time we ate like we. We're not alone. I know y'all hater to you've watched episode before she is a terrible character and it has nothing to do with Lexi underwood but that Capris awful time to doing things with that character. We only hate her list. Because it's the baby carry is what I'm calling from. Now on wishy-washy Full Olivia Pope. And that will. I want another while I was like you better. You better call you better. Read from the book. Schanzer Fadi Kerry killed it. She is doing it indeed and on that note. Thank you very much for joining us for another vote chat and this time around in a little fires everywhere who original and we'll be back to talk about the ending in a couple of weeks piece..
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Wells Adams and Brandi Cyrus's show
"Two thousand nine as a lethal virus. Breads globally as a lethal virus. Res- Globally for France a reputed plague-free haven but while avoiding the infected the travelers turn on one another carriers Chris Pine Hyper Baraboo. Your remember her from Coyote. Ugly yet love her. And then you know who didn't as a little girl. We can't leave six. Bring a mask is Kiernan Shipka. She's the girl she's like Sabrina. The teenage witch the new version. Whatever you know. She's like the hot thing. Everyone's talking about her Emily van camp is in it. She was love her okay. I need to watch this staff. Yeah so carriers. Not that not not not not. A bad of the tagline is the rules are simple you break them you die very original. The one that we like the least is called. It comes at night. I heard of that it's newer. So here's the thing though. The CAST is pretty good. You Got Joel. Edgerton van Dragutin. You Got Christopher Abbott. Which the poor man's Kit Harrington he looks exactly like Carrington He. Does you got Kevin Harrison? Junior he was in loose. That film it came out onto in two thousand seventies. It was pretty recent. It comes tonight secure with secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes. The world of man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son than a desperate young family. Arrived seeking refuge. It comes at night. Yeah like if you need some extra cash. You couldn't narrate movie trailers. Thank you for saying that you know what's funny is a lot of people diem me saying. Stop to the voice. There you go. There's some fucking films for you to Binge while you're stuck Chris Pine One has Chris Pine like one of two things either. It's helping you get ready for the inevitable scary in the world research like I said or it's a glass half full like well. It could be worse could be. We could be Joel. Edgerton over here you know could be a whole lot worse we could be Christopher Abbott and losing every fucking Roller Kit Arrington. You know Lord you got I do but I also had thought you made the news. Instagram today is pretty impressive. Did it say that we're breaking up? Yeah it was joke about. We're done because of the puzzle. I know such a fuck and click beatty thing. Yeah but you should not be complaining about free press right now and could all use a little free press San Really. That's how you take it. Oh Yeah I saw. Someone tweeted to me. Lemon law all right. This is what they tweeted so it was the link to the story so the length of the story is why Wells Adams just declared it's over between him and Sarah Hyland and then this tweeted out. Why Wells Adams's attention seeking andy? News is Click Bait Hungry. You fucking attention see. I didn't St- asks for that. You know it was a joke. Lemon Lanka's yeah. That's not that's not cool. Whatever so people know what we're talking about here. I didn't tire puzzle basically myself like Sarah helped me like maybe point. Five percent of the whole puzzle okay. Stickney took me four days. I finished the entire thing and at the end of it. It's missing a piece. Which is the worst thing and the air wherever happened now the worst thing but you know what I'm saying it's Terr- preterm So she's like in the bathroom or whatever and then she comes out and IDA my story rows like screaming at the top of my lungs about it. And she's like what's what's wrong and I was at school with the puzzle. Talk about on the puzzle and choose like all dude then she started laughing and I was like what are you. What are you laughing about? And then she went and got the piece from our the drawer. She had taken it like in the beginning of the puzzle and hid it from me so smart. Everyone's saying that it's it's sparked my house like we're broken up. That's the meanest thing ever and then whatever here we are here we are and you're on the cover of news into the cover of it. I mean you know your story but a story equivalent of being on the cover of a magazine these days. Let's be real. Yeah like a trash bag. Let's get serious. Have you started little fires everywhere? I finished it. Well there's only three episodes out. Oh I read the book. I didn't know there's a movie. Or who series. Oh Reese Witherspoon is. Where have you been told you that was on reese? Witherspoon Book Club thing and everything. That's on her little book clubs thing as part of her production company. Yeah I purposefully did not read the book yet because I knew the series was coming out and anytime I read the book I I'm disappointed by the movie or series. I'm going to watch the series. I and then once his overall go and read the book. It's Great Reece's Great Carrie. Washington is Great. Highly recommend I'm this is not news to people that are you're watching. Tv except for wells. Who does a great job of the show? It is like. There's something about reese's character? That reminds me of her character and big little lies And I were talking about that but she just does a great job so the premise of this. I'm reading this off of the author's website actually says the story of little fires everywhere explores the weight of secrets. The nature of art and identity in the ferocious pool of motherhood and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster. Oh so the girl the plays her daughter Lexi underwood. She's amazing she's the most beautiful little girl. I don't know how she had held she has. She's stunning. I love her in this and other thing. I really like about this. Is it set in the nineties like earlier mid-nineties so it's just? I don't know it so Nostalgic to watch it right because like reasons like talking on her car phone. That's like hardwired into the car to stop. It reminds me of that time. There's a lot of like deep rooted issues that that are talked about in the show. But there's also like comedic relief and everything but it just being three episodes in like. I have no idea what's going to happen care. Washington's character the artist. She's like taken sketchy photos of people and seems like she's kind of spying and like something's up with her so I don't know that's where I'm at. It's got a good ending. Good twist at the end. I recall WANNA watch that tonight. Yeah you should definitely my favorite thing. I've watched this week. Have you seen McNealy now? Okay I started it. I can't remember where I was. I watched the first two episodes. And those leap dude. I don't know I don't know about you but up our I'm Lovin Doug Matthews okay. You need to seriously focus taking adderall or something. Drink coffee.
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The two thousand seventeen novel little fires everywhere by selecting tells the story of the relationship between a black family and a white family in Nineteen Ninety. S suburbia. The book has been adapted into a new Hulu series are critic at large John. Power says it's carried by its stars Reese Witherspoon and Carrie. Washington American television spent decades tiptoeing around race a topic the mid advertisers nervous. I can't say exactly when this change. Maybe somewhere between Obama's reelection the trump presidency but these days we're seeing an explosion of shows on this subject including blackish watchmen Atlanta shots fired and the people vs Oj Simpson. Now comes in little fires everywhere. A new eight part. Hulu series adapted from the two thousand seventeen bestseller by Celeste ing set during the late nineties and prosperous Shaker Heights Ohio. This drama uses the fraud encounter between two families. One will often white one bohemian black to raise tricky questions about race. Social class at how much we can shape life to our ends. The story begins with Taipei mother. Elena Richardson that's Reese Witherspoon. Watching her family's large home burned down. And everyone say that. Your disaffected daughter. Izzy set the fire to see this happened. We flashback several months. That's when Elena Rinse out. Her family owned apartment to meet a warrant. A nomadic single mom artist played by Kerry Washington and her teenage daughter Pearl. That's Lexi underwood bursting with new blessed. Leauge ELENA is proud to be helping MIA and Pearl. Make a home in Shaker heights a liberal bastion of good schools and seeming racial equality. She wants me and Pearl to have a good life like the one she shares. The third lawyer husband played by a genial Joshua Jackson and therefore teenage kids but life isn't so neat even as Pearl begins spending time with the Richardson House drawn. It's unfamiliar air of stability. The rebellious izzy gravitates to the SPIKY MIA whose art strive to show people as they really are not as they want to be. Seen the WARY MIA neither likes nor trusts Elena whom she finds complacent she's unhappy. That Pearl is being pulled into the Richardson. Family orbit believing they're both spoiling and using her daughter to keep an eye on this. She accepts Lena's cringe-worthy offer to do domestic work around their house. Naturally their relationship is strained as you can hear when Elena Burston unannounced with the problem. Something Bernie sorry I knocked. Can I help you yes? I forgot to give you the keys to the House and Money Gracious I. The place looks great..
"lexi underwood" Discussed on Fresh Air
"A friend of mine who happens to be this amazing drag performer And he sort of helped me pick The voice you heard and then I realized actually into rehearsal that you know what I was really just imitating my maternal grandmother Wow that's Like like as you mentioned I grew up in an Sephardic Jewish household which speech led dino. Which is Spanish dialect and that was very much the accent and way my grandmother sounded and she was a very loving maternal person which felt right for the character as well so I sort of was doing an impression. My grandma right right You know it's it's so interesting as I listen to that and we. We talked about the controversy about the Abu Voice on the simpsons and this film was swept twenty four years ago and I wonder if it were made today. If you know a white guy doing Guatemela mile and voice like this would draw criticism. Is this occurred to you absolutely? It's good they see it as a good show. Dave your brain stateful. It absolutely absolutely has occurred to me and I think we can say that pretty much for sure if this role was moving may today they wouldn't offer me this role they would they would get a Guatemala or Latin Character Land Guy to play it and which I think is as it should be and is right and You know I I did my best with this with a lot of love and pride and has meticulously as I could So you know. I don't regret doing it but I acknowledge that it would be done differently. today. I want to ask to before. We leave the birdcage This is a hilarious film and Robin Williams. Just as so. He's such an improviser and I'm just wondering where you breaking up all the time on the set where there seems. There were improvised yes. Robin is You know his stick was to go wildly off script and with flights of fancy and it was often hilarious But in this particular movie directed by the late Great Mike Nichols got all these people are gone. It's really sad but Mike didn't want that he wanted to play as a really tight. Farce wanted to keep the pace moving. And so we rehearsed it like a play which is very unusual movie for about two or three weeks you gathered at at over paramount just ran the scenes in rehearsal as if it was a plan. Were pretty much all off book and ready to go with each scene. Because he didn't want to do too much coverage you wanted to just have the scenes play in real time and if you look back at that movie there isn't too much close ups or just. Kinda plays and he said to Robin and to Nathan Lane. Who was very witty tremendous. Improviser himself he said Guy. Mike talk like this. He said now gentlemen. I know you love to go off script and it's delightful so what we're going to do is we're going to rehearse and feel free to say whatever you like and goes crazy off book as you like and Elaine Elaine may brought it is going to take it all down and we're going to choose the lines. Were like the best. And we're going to stick with those. We're not going to improvise on the day. And that Drove Robin. Insane as you might imagine. And that's what we did And Robin would beg for what he called wild takes. He called Mike boss boss boss. Please take boss please. While take and so we do a take where Robin could go insane. Insane as he liked and some of that made it into the movie but most of it was pretty much. We rehearsed it. We'll hang barry. It's been fun. Thanks so much for speaking with us. Thank you very much Dave. Anka's area spoke with fresh air's Davies is areas stars in the IFC series brock. Meyer the fourth and final. Season Begins Tomorrow night at ten. The first three seasons are available on. Hulu coming up. John powers reviews the new eight part. Hulu series little fires everywhere. Starring Reese Witherspoon and Carrie Washington. I'm Terry Gross. And this is fresh air this week on. Npr's visibility. Ah WE TAKE YOU TO A summer program for teenagers with sleepovers and racial confrontation. I want you all line. Up by S- Tinto Dirk. That's up next on. Npr'S VISIT DELIA 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. Your own Internet. Each episode is full of fascinating stories and Big Ideas. The pulse available. Where you get your podcasts or at w. h. y. y. dot org the 2017 novel little fires everywhere by Celeste. Ing tells the story of the relationship between a black family and a white family in nineties. Suburbia the book has been adapted into a new Hulu series that premieres tomorrow our critic at large John. Power says that it's carried by its stars Reese Witherspoon and Carrie. Washington American television spent decades tiptoeing around race a topic the mid advertisers nervous. I can't say exactly when this changed. Maybe somewhere between Obama's reelection in the trump presidency but these days we're seeing an explosion of shows on the subject including blackish watchmen Atlanta shots fired and the people vs OJ Simpson. Now comes little fires everywhere. A new eight part Hulu series adapted from the two thousand seventeen bestseller by Celeste ing. Set during the late nineties prosperous Shaker Heights Ohio. This drama uses the fraud encounter between two families. One will often white one bohemian black to raise tricky questions about race social class at how much we can shape life to our ends. The story begins with Taipei mother. Lena Richardson that's Reese Witherspoon. Watching her family's large home burned down and hearing everyone say that her disaffected daughter. Izzy set the fire to see why this happened. We flashback several months. That's when Olena Rinse out. Her family owned apartment to warrant a nomadic single mom artist played by Carrie Washington and her teenage daughter Pearl. That's Lexi underwood bursting with noblesse oblige. Elena is proud to be helping me and Pearl. Make a home in Shaker heights a liberal bastion of good schools and seeming racial equality. She wants me and Pearl to have a good life like the when she shares the third lawyer husband played by a genial Joshua Jackson and therefore teenage kids but life isn't so neat even as Pearl begins spending time with the Richardson House drawn by. It's unfamiliar air of stability. The rebellious izzy gravitates to the SPIKY MIA whose art strive to show people as they really are not as they want to be seen. The Waris Mir neither likes nor trusts Selena whom she finds complacent she's unhappy. That Pearl is being pulled into the Richardson. Family orbit believing they're both spoiling and using her daughter to keep an eye on this. She accepts Lena's cringe-worthy offer to do domestic work around their house. Naturally the relationship is strained as you can hear when Elena burst in on MIA unannounced with the problem. Something burning. Sorry I knocked. Can I help you? Yes I forgot to give you the keys to the House and money for Gracious I the place looks great..