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"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

04:02 min | 4 d ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"My compatriot i friend. We'll get you another car and will drive around the shouting at you. Oh yes we're going to do that. Okay if i get out here. I'll be going to the flowers show. Which one more block i think. Oh is that right. Spot is a place they have a call. It greek yoga. Yeah i don't know the never heard of such but they say it has the sugar so you start eating it. You know who doesn't love ice cream it's by and it's over once you start eating. It doesn't really taste that good but it's purple and pink and chocolate and scream and you just keep media china china. Find me ice cream somewhere in that yogurt. It's a bait and switch base. Never shows up you look for it and you're one hundred. How and they've got you. It's fun this is so cool. What a blast. Thank you for doing this. Great you are language. They call it being a good sport. Oh you're the good sport here man. This is good. This is above and beyond you know The steinfeld has seinfeld has a showy. Does this i know now. For the common leasing cars getting coffee. He'd probably love too heavy on that show. I think we're wired. Yes so some of this will come out. Oh yeah that's funny. And that's that william a funny and your great pleasure. Thanks so much. Thank you. And i love you to al pacino. My big thanks to the great al pacino for an amazing conversation and truly just a surreal day. His new show hunters is streaming now on amazon prime. And i'm joined now on the sunday. Sit down podcasts by the producer of this fine podcast maggie law..

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"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

04:29 min | 5 months ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Called La Gren. We this beautiful restaurant. And she was serving. Lean, Dan as asking questionable. Wow, wow, let's you were hearing about somebody else. She can't believe her on life. Yeah, it's clear. She's stayed. Humble through at all, which is incredible has made me like her even more. Yeah, and she's obviously. She talked about she. Was Born into music in the church. She was a mean like literally a baby. But then sort of took this divergent into acting that she didn't see come, and she wanted to be a singer. She's on American idol and then Hollywood notice shirts, boy, she's got a great voice, but she's also has charisma may be great onscreen in this part and all of a sudden. She's walking down a red carpet and then standing onstage stage. She's got a lot of hardware that Jennifer Hudson she does all right. Let's talk about the cats movie. Your level of excitement, Maggie Law for the cats move so I never did not see on Broadway. I feel like the excitement is around the buildup that the movie has had in the past few months. These trailers coming out that are getting a lot of buzz. Are you referring to the digital technology? Digital technology corrects seeing a little confusing vibe. The cats are human light. There's a lot going on but I'm excited to see it out in full force it that first trailer people with what's going on here. Is that Taylor swift all that is. That I. It is yeah, but I feel when you see the whole movie in its proper context, right? It's GonNa work. That's my position. Yeah, yeah I'm more on the side of intrigue. I will see it for that exactly. A lot of people will be heaviest good. Marketing Techniques Yeah it's also what a mix of people you have like. Jason Derulo in a scene with Dame Judi Judy guys. We gotta talk about cat school. Yeah, because I was another one I didn't really fully grasp until Jennifer was kind enough to hold my hand walk. Ask Law I did. I did kind of go doesn't really come across in the podcast, but in the interview I believe we see you sniffing. Sure the air. Do with me. You do it with you gotTa do yeah, and did you feel like a cat? After that didn't know, I didn't really feel like a cat. I think that was the review added cat school. If I'd gone taking full semester of Cat School Shirley, I would have had the instincts of a cash. Will you said you've got to skip because you had cats as a kid I did so I mean I've observed. Cats have never tried to act like again. Never been never been a cab. But she yeah the way she. You heard it in the interview the way she explained it was like her Judi. Dench and Taylor swift is kind of crawling around a floor somewhere on a sound stage sniffing around yeah yeah. That footage is not available to us to have loved to have seen that still photographs or anything any evidence of cat school. I'm sure they don't want those. To dig hard. YEA, definitely out there. If we get them, we will post them. That's our pledge. PODCAST. Cats film as I mentioned, it's in theaters. December twentieth. And I think intrigue is the right word can't wait to see what they do with all. That cat school training. Britney Maggie. Thank you both very much and thank you for listening again to the Sundays at down podcast. If you want to hear more of the full length conversations with my guests every week, be sure to click subscribe, so you never miss an episode and don't forget to tune in to Sunday today to see me attending cat school. That's every weekend on NBC and Cat School every weekend just this week. Tune in on NBC on Willie Geist..

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"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

11:21 min | 9 months ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Of The Sunday. Sit Down podcast. My thanks as always for clicking and listening along with US my guest. This week is another good one. I think actor Sterling K. Brown you know of course as one of the stars of the hit. Nbc Show. The people have to watch with a full box of tissues. This is us the tear jerker now in its fourth season. An amazing cast of which Sterling K. Brown is an Emmy and Golden Globe winning member joining me now is always the producer of this fine podcast and the producer of these sterling k. Brown interview for this week Maggie Law. Hey Maggie before we get to the important business of this interview the more important. It's more important as we spoke last. Maggie law.

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"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

09:59 min | 10 months ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"To be with you. I must say this may be my. What do they call it Swansong? No you're Swanson O- On these interviews. This is shut down. He said well. How does any of this would be one day have you Willie? Geist HERE BY COMPETE. Should I friend gets another car? And we'll drive around the island shout. Oh yes. We're going to do that. It's when I oh you okay if I get out here I'll be going to the flowers show always go one more block I think. Oh is that right. You're spot don't is a place they have it they call it. Greek yielded. Yeah I don't know never heard of such a thing. But they say it has no sugar so you start eating it because who doesn't love ice cream it's by and it's over once you start eating it. It doesn't really taste that good but it's purple and pink and it's chocolate and you just keep eating trying to find it. You're trying to find the Ice Cream somewhere in that yogurt. You can't. It's a bait and switch based team and it never shows up and you look for it and you're one hundred house and they've got you. I like it's fun. This is so cool. What a blast. Thank you for me. This was great in our language. They call it being a good sport. Oh you're the good sport here man. This is good. This is above and beyond you know Steinfeld has Seinfeld has a showy. Does this I know now for the commerce. Comedians in cars getting coffee. He'd probably love to have you on that show. I think well we're wired. Yes so some of this will come out. Yeah that's cool and that's that really funny and you're great and I love what a pleasure thank you and I love you to Al Pacino. My big thanks to the Great Al Pacino for an amazing conversation and truly just a surreal day. His new show hunters is streaming now on Amazon. Prime and I'm joined now on the Sunday. Sit Down podcast by the producer of this. Fine podcast Maggie Law. Hi Maggie Highway and the producer of the interview for Sunday Today. Airing on NBC Brittany Mania Hybrid. Hey man. Alive holy smokes. You know what I mean. That was out the Chino and he was just hanging out with us in a convertible riding shotgun while I drove him around Beverly Hills. I'm still recovering from a little bit. I can't believe it actually happens that. Go down in your careers. Yeah I think so. I mean we've done a lot of these for this show almost four years Letterman jumps out as being special people who were in some other stratosphere who existed on a different plane. So they never thought you'd meet in your life let alone spend a day with and have some affection within rub relationship that time. So he's up there. He's he's way up there Let's talk about the car. I because that was so visual people the size of a boat as I pointed out at nineteen seventy six cadillac. Eldorado like you'd see in Goodfellas scarface as he sat her. Serpico one of those kind of Arab movies and I was we walked out of the restaurant and he saw the car and he got his shotgun. I got in the driver's seat and he looked at me. He goes all right. We're GONNA hit up to the trailer now because when you shoot a movie you don't actually drive car they put it on a trail. Nato you around and you make it look like you're driving and you chat and I said Oh no no. I'm going to be driving you. And so I just there was Albertine own shotgun riding around Beverly Hills and I was careful not I was gonna say. Did you find it into a pressure? Yes he like. Came alive though during that car. Ride and the sit down he. Was you know as you expected but during the car and you could tell he really enjoyed being out and about you did and I thought for guy that famous. Maybe that's a burden or you want that and We had the top down. Obviously and of course every car stopped and we'd be in traffic and roll down their windows and shouted two and I was waiting to see how he react to that and one as well making his life and he was in no rush really to go home. I kept thinking maybe I should turn it right here and we'll go back to the restaurant. He can go back home and he's a goal appear take a right. He was very concerned about that. Six way intersection in Beverly Hills. It's a desktop. It's a death trap but we managed that together so it was it was I keep using the term dreamlike streamline. How did that come about so I was GONNA say. The dream quickly turned into a nightmare. When sun began to SAG dream for me. Maybe yes for you. In the sunshine. When sun began to set we realized that the car's headlights were not working and they apparently never worked. So your lovely Assistant Taylor. Taylor was is a little more experienced driving than I am so she was tasked driving the car home but did it together. Not I can't stress up a huge car. Huge like nowhere begins right. The front of the car is like several feet. Long imagined without headlights. Without how do you see where the car had to black car? So who so? We had to stop a couple times. Get our bearings straight Taylor trooper interstate we did. We were on sample of our help with some of the lights. Other wearing like a suburban area of that street But Yeah we had a couple of days. We left a wide berth. Between us in the car in front of us just to make sure you get them But we got it home safely and then quickly got into an Uber. And that wasn't like you weren't taking it back to the Hertz car rental that was like a guy's car and like he wasn't even home when returned it so like his friend off the car. We had the over waiting for us so that we can drop in and go through these. Are The sacrifices you guys make for greater yes that is true true producing But I thought Maggie just to back inside the restaurant to be able to sit in a booth with Al Pacino and just say because as I said he was open to everything. It wasn't like you have twenty minutes and you can only talk about the show. That part was fun the Amazon. Show but to say. Hey Godfather go right does have him. Tell the story behind the scenes about how the student didn't want him to be in. Godfather was also surreal. I was GonNa say I feel like it must have been you keep saying dreamlike but just to have like over an hour to sit down and pick Pacino's brain on anything and I was just listening to it. It's just like conversation. I my one thing on the podcast is his voice to always says people recognize him for his voice and I was like I just listen to him for days all of that and he I don't know he was just. You don't know what you're going to get you know. Sometimes some of that famous. Who's been through that much? Hollywood life is not willing to play ball but he walked in wide open. Seemed like he was in a place where he really wanted to reflect on his career. Yeah yeah he said You know his eightieth birthday is coming up mentioned earlier and he's starting to feel a little nostalgic. I think you know he's like I never did these interviews and ever talked about the stuff and I'm ready to do it and we just happened to be the one sitting there perfect I think we sold them with the seventy six Eldorado. That really close the deal. I think I told you he sent me an email afterward. Now no email came through. Okay thank you. I know. Invite him because it was in that same language that whole thing which I just love And he had a great time and wanted to thank all of you guys to for doing such a great job taking care because I think it was a big deal for him to sit exposed himself that way yeah with all his career and his story so it was amazing guys Al Pacino Al Pacino Vici. Now we did it. We did it and you got to drive an El Dorado right. He's got to look out for oncoming vehicle Thank you very much guys my. Thanks as always to you as well for tuning in this week. If you want to hear more of our full length conversations with my guests every week he sure to click subscribe so you never miss an episode. And of course. Don't forget to tune in to Sunday today every weekend on NBC. I'm Willie geist. We'll see you right back here next week on the Sunday. Sit Down podcast. We eat to live but food is so much more than that. I'm Andrew Zimmer chef world traveler and host of a new series on MSNBC. 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"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

08:17 min | 10 months ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"I find kind of Nice and I don't. This might just come off as an unattractive quality but I find it is because it makes life kind of like a small town and this may sound very strange but people going. Hey Hey yeah. And he's not everybody by the way we were all aware of my levels. I'm like Louis Farrakhan. I mean a lot to a small group of people but I've never sat across from someone who reminds me less of Louis Farrakhan than you but now he's a standup bright suit and I am yelling and I'm certain of what I'm saying and I'm often wrong. Actually Chapelle said like he said the greatest Speaker and Americans Louis Farrakhan and I watched some clips on Youtube and I was like yeah. It's just it's like this captivating rhythm and then it gets bad fast And then it's a good level. You're saying it's a small town you. Yeah one out of Walk around New York City huge city most of the time. People don't bother me on the to train as a as a reading A Sally Rooney Novel and Crime But there's areas there's hip areas of Brooklyn. Yeah you walk down the street with me and I am Robert F Kennedy to these people and about thirty people. I'm a big deal in that. Yeah narrow audience Jesus on the good day around a little bit. Yeah Yeah. They were Catholic for the record. Jesus was not Catholic. He was Jewish. Catholics League was Catholic. And with that and with that much is great my big thanks to the Robert F Kennedy and yes. Jesus of stand up comedy. John Mullany his new special John. Mullany in the sack lunch bunch is streaming right now on Netflix. And I'm joined right now on the Sunday. Sit Down podcast by the producer of this. Fine podcast Maggie Law. Hey Maggie and the producer of the interview with John Mullany for Sunday today. Sylvie haller self. Hello so here's my where. I was coming from this interview. We Love John Mullany in our house. And when I say we I mean me my wife. My twelve year old daughter and particularly my ten year old son. We want a road trip this summer and almost all we listened to or Mullany. Stand up specials. I was telling mullany that beforehand. He's like you know it's funny. I hear that a lot. He's like and I don't think of myself as being like a clean comic but he doesn't use a lot of profanity. Hughes's occasionally to punctuate but it's so smart in so perceptive and so good that Christine and I have been like you know what they can here a couple of those because it's worth it for the rest so we I was a huge mullany fan coming in and even bigger mullany fan walking out me too. I listened with my son. Who's twenty so he can take some of the saltier jokes but what I love about him is like an my son and I sort of analyze? This is how throws this thing out there. This weird observation and then he does really sort of twisted look at it and then he brings home with this thing. That's so familiar. And you're like that does relate to my life I love it like the quicksand thing coup. Who has children? I did worry about quicksand. Yes as a problem anvils and quicksand and every cartoon made truly. It's not that big a problem. No but his observation of that like oh. I just love that familiar like Oh God you get me. You get talked about his family to are they. Okay with being brought into it and he was like it. Turns out people like being famous debone. You're saying things that don't reflect terribly well in them I think the bit that people if you don't even if you don't follow him closely the bit you may know as the Horse in the hospital bit which is how he explains the trump years which I thought was a clever way to go at it if you don't WanNa be seen as a political comedian or partisan some way he's explained the phenomenon of Donald trump running the country as like a horse loose in a hospital just to say we've never seen this before so no one knows how to react to a horse being loosen hospital. Maggie you listen to the whole thing getting ready for the PODCAST EH. Jumped out at you. I am one of those people I think who was a little bit unfamiliar with John Mullany but after listening to a hundred percent GONNA go watch. All of his netflix specials. Now is hilarious conversation But I think my favorite part was probably the very end when you brought to him a headline and you had to read that. He was being called a snack on the kids. What does it mean to be a snap? it means to be physically appealing. I would say to the general population so I immediately went out and looked at the photo myself and I would say he's looking like a smack. Snacking was especially for him. I think the whole point was like he's this sort of stand up. Nobody really sees him that way. He was like Black T. shirts. Yes we should explain because you obviously couldn't see if you're just listening to the PODCAST. It was a Huffington Post article as I was doing research that I've just been made me laugh because as you say it was so countered his whole thing and he posts a man instagram. He's at a t shirt with his hair. Tussle a pair of glasses and search whissle. He didn't think twice about. He's with Andy. Sandberg and the Huffington Post Road entire article. About what a snack? He looked partially you reading to hit. You're looking like a snack and let me just say you couldn't tell listening deeply uncomfortable. I thought he'd be like Oh. No I'm a whole meal it was like I don't like that was not funny to him. Please please stop free So yeah he's I I think I also love Sylvia his story his heroes Conan Conan started as a writer on the simpsons on snl and then got his own late night show and became Conan O'Brien so he was a hero to writer types because he liked broke through and made it and mullany actually has done what Conan did in a different way. He was a writer. You know he got that phone. Call from Seth and said I want to be clear. You're just a writer you're not GonNa appear on Saturday night live. And he was fine with that and now he's John Molina. Same with part of that story was he went back he was like with Mama. Dinner went back to your said. That's how cone started that amazing but he is kind of living the writer to star dream. That was cool but I think he he kept referring to when he goes back as the host on. Snl that and you you were saying like how does that feel. You're walking up walking down the steps you walk into the state and he kept saying. I'm a writer I'm just a writer. I'm just a writer right like he has not In his own mind entered into some other realm as far as who his what his role is there. Yes and I I just have to say. The Stefan origin story is so good because we had bill Hader cast his side of it. And then to hear more Malays Club promoter slash drug dealer who and the and the starbucks Barista wherever the Baristas from. I mean that's like to me. That's the essence of SNL. You and another person. Little Room character dreaming something out that becomes this pop cultural phenomenon sharing it with the world Funny do all right guys. Thanks very much. I enjoyed this one especially with.

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"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

07:23 min | 11 months ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"I walk out and I look at the guy who went for for me and I go. Congratulations you've got the job walkout. Go back to my hotel start crying. Screw this Blah Blah Blah Blah. I got a call from my agent and she goes so James has left to tickets for you to see spelling bee which I hadn't seen because I couldn't afford a ticket and I go. Why on Earth will I WANNA go see spelling bee? She goes because he figures. You should probably see it before you take over in two weeks come on and that was it. I think he was testing me and I respect that now because I was like if felt traumatic but like he wanted to see if I had the nerve to take on this thing which was replacing. This guy who was about to be a breakout star and I really you really look back on that and I feel like that was the moment when it got easier when I actually felt like okay. This could work. I could make a living as an actor and you can trace it back to your mom because she could have said law schools great. We support Yup good luck. It's about time I've been waiting for this call. I need be a failure. Thank God you're getting to your senses time to open those logbook yeah. I don't know how you handle that phone. Call thinking you're crying here hotel room it's over. I've totally blown my Broadway break to start in two weeks. WCHS like for us. This phone call then I started going through. Oh my God what if I am a fraud what am I gonNA take go through all that and had had like an amazing. Yeah before I let you go I just saved this to the to the end of the interview because you pulled out a knife. If now Hawk openly about this starring role that I had sixteen hundred Penn.. Oh my God I had eh. That's when the show's ratings downhill. That's when we lost our audience. Some critics say that was. The moment was the moment that was that that was a funny show. I'm going to show and you were spectacular. I do you did it up. Todd it did it. Yeah it was a WHO's who of NBC employees we were on the screen I think in the Oval Office guys. We're watching the developments in the news with resident president. Do you remember who wrote that. Show love it John Lovett. Yeah now I'd say America the Great John Lovett. The great not Jon Lovitz from Saturday night live different different different. John's leather done of it. You were terrific. I didn't work out but that was a funny show us. Sometimes timing isn't right or the the criticism of the show was there would never be a buffoon like this in the White House. It just you may eat and on that Alexander Hamilton. Not Thank you together and on Broadway. Incredible thanksgiving that was great. Thank you my big. Thanks external truly great guy. Josh Gad. For that conversation you can catch his new show avenue five every Sunday at ten p. m. on HBO. And I'm joined now on the Sunday. Sit Down and podcast by the producer of the Sunday. Sit Down podcasts Maggie law so I do some explaining about sixteen hundred Penn.. What happened there? I realized I didn't really explain what that was. So it was a short lived. NBC's series. I WanNa say it was eight or nine years ago okay. Josh was the star. He played the son of the president of the United States. So they live at sixteen hundred presidential comedy and he was sort of the buffoonish son. In like the Chris Farley Tommy Boy Spirit for it and there was one episode where they needed news coverage of something So Joe Meakin I for morning Joe recorded a scripted bit I love it. And they all sat in the Oval Office and watched a short time later. After I think thirteen fourteen episodes the show Let's say it went away. And so I just wanted to know how much Josh blamed demise and sixteen hundred on the shell was possibly the morning. Joe And by the way the Dijon Lovett that he mentioned in our interview was speech writer for President Obama and then created that. Show Harry cool so I like to explain everything after it's already been discussed hope that clarifies. That's super helpful. So I'm not ashamed to admit it I love me some Josh Gad. Great Dude such a funny guy And his show is so funny. I know you watched an episode. I watched a couple episodes. He talked about Armando IANNUCCI. WHO also created veep? Great this show and I feel like watching that if you love veep you're GonNa Love Avenue and I do love the and I mean I love that Lake Quick Radi Banter I mean it's got the whole outer space like it'd be concept. Sounds especially when I I listen to this conversation. It didn't sound like funny as it is. And then you watch it. And his Herman Judd character I mean the whole thing thing is just hilarious. Yeah I mean it's it's perfect is such a delightful jackass on the show. I say that as a as a great compliment It was fun to talk to him about frozen too because you know he was a respected and funny and relatively well known actor but that just changed. Everything joked about the Gulf of merchandise index. Money got merged I keep buying those backpacks boys only housed. Yeah then it could have known as would be that big to be the two highest grossing Animated Movies of all time. That's Kinda crazy. I loved what he said about his daughters to. He's like they. I mean they think it's cool. I was in evidence really bragging rights like Oh can I tell that person with the airport that is out is. Don't tell the bags not allowed to do that. You know he embraces it. And he's smart too. I remember when the first frozen came out I was hosting the today. Today's show and he just and my daughter was like six or something like that and they like his really into it and he just took my phone and voiced a message to them. It was used to that request. But he's like he's not like Oh yeah it's been crazy. He's serious thing that's ever happened. If you're part of the children film like that and especially when the effect on people turned into a musical talking one. Now it's you sort of have to be. I mean when you read Kristen ballots. Same thing they and they you know. She's like this has changed people's lives and people come up to us and they say oh meaningful it's been so they know and I feel like you know he goes along just great and then I have to say it was cool. We'll just to be Inbar Centrale. I've heard the legend of that place. You've almost done several of these. There were years ago but to finally get into the room must have been pretty cool. You can't just walk up and be like Highwood. Let's see which Broadway phenomenon starring you starring answer. Unfortunately for me is none but I love how he ended the interview saying the the reason he wants to come back to Broadway get back into that person all makes sense and I cannot blame him. It was a great conversation station. My thanks again to Josh Maggie. Thank you and thank all of you as.

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"maggie law" Discussed on Coffee House Shots

Coffee House Shots

10:12 min | 11 months ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Coffee House Shots

"Spectators daily takes podcast. I'm Isabel Hardman. And this is the Sunday roundup. It it has been announced by Buckingham Palace that from this spring. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will step back from their official. GT's and the couple will no longer receive public funding. Sophie Ridge H.. Asked the Conservative Party Chairman James Cleverly for his reaction to this news. It's really interesting because of course the Harry didn't choose the life that he was born on into we could see that he was clearly very happy being a soldier and I think sometimes less happy about very intense public scrutiny and Yeah I do think ultimately some family is really important and his his wife and his child oiled a really important to him and I think if they're funny way that works for them and the Queen is happy. I think we should be happy when we speak a bit. About the the the media scrutiny intensity of land. I mean. Some said that Megan's been a victim of racism. Is that something that you recognize. I think think I think the country is one of the least racist one of the most open and welcoming countries in the world and that's what's reinforced by things like the British Asu survey whole edvins national surveys about people's acceptance of other other races but She was she was subjected to a huge amount of media interest. And that can be really difficult to deal with Chose a life. That means. They don't have to deal with that. I think we should respect. Cleverly went on to outline the government's latest plans to crack down on stalking. What exactly is it that you're trying to do well? What we know is a huge number of people have to endure stalking a much? Larger percentage than I think most people would would realize And it's It's something that no one should have to deal with. We want to give more powers to the police and the courts and Stalking protection orders is the vehicle that we are bringing Ford so from tomorrow what the courts will be able to do is apply a stalking protection order. which would limit what someone can do in terms of how they approach or proximity all that kind of stuff and if they're breached reached the courts and the police can take action that will protect people And there have been occasions where where people's lives have been taken by stalkers and we want to start people. Come on which also questioned cleverly about a rumor that the government was planning to move the House of Lords to York another policy. That's in the newspaper today in the Sunday Times line. Is this notion that the House of Lords is going to be moved up rooted from Westminster and move to either York at or potentially Birmingham. Is that right. Well what we're looking. He added a whole range of options about making sure that every part of the UK feels properly connected from politics when the prime minister stood up the day after German election. And said this is going to be the people's government he meant it and that meant connecting people with government and with politics because the referendum in two thousand sixteen wasn't just about our relationship with the EU it was about millions of people and their relationship with politics as a whole as we're looking at whole range of ways ways of connecting people in the kind of places where we won representation for the first time in decades. Could we see the House of Lords and being in a different place by we're might again. We is one of a range of things that we'll we're looking into but fundamentally what this is about is about demonstrating to people people that we are going to do things differently. The Labor Party lost millions of voters because they failed to listen and to just excellent majority where you can be radical just did it. Oh trust me we're going to be radical. We all don't get stuff done. The Prime Minister's absolutely clear and this is very much the the the the focus of the governor. It's about delivering in his about delivering for the people of this country. North South East West meal. England Scotland Scotland Wales Northern Ireland. We are absolutely in delivery mode which next spoke to just phillips who is running for the Labor leadership she asked Phillips. If it would be embarrassing the party he went on to elect the only man in the race has a has a blind spot in this regard always has is. It's genuine frustration because the Labor Party is absolutely if you set the test is big how it has improved. The love of women in the country has fought for women's representation of women in in politics at almost every level except that one and so I think it does a disservice to the labour. Party's record on women. I think look if I was in April when we met nauseated you told me it would be a massive embarrassment if party once again. I have a woman leader I I finally I pretty much. Especially when there's more money in the race in four women season could be a bit embarrassing it will be and what's more. It gives obsolete grist to the mill and munition to decide. I've had to remember that parliament like laughing at us after the last time. Especially when Theresa May because because it had an all women shortlist didn't Theresa May and Andrea. Let's you know. It's it's not great if we kong ever seem to think that the women are good enough. It's always when you're a woman in politics. You're always the next time I will be your take next time. You're always we have to the best person for the job as best person. They never been the best person they often mean. The best mom. Nice disappointing G.. Men need to step aside. Sometimes I think if you truly believe in women's representation sometimes not that goes not just for just women in the way that intersects in those areas. That sometimes passing the Mike is the greatest. I want to show that you truly believe in something but I think it's very very difficult argument to say. You should come back if you truly believe the best person for the job. Phipps also expressed her dissatisfaction at the way her complaints had been handled onto the outgoing leadership. My criticism of Jeremy Corbyn has been widely reported. I think that he should the should have been Institutes in the policy and a long way into his leadership. Much much more listening approach. Where all the voices in the party in the parliamentary Labour Party? In the Party member Shit were were hurt a bit more on one just considered as descendant in bad faith and disloyalty when we were speaking about things that we didn't like we were doing it because 'cause we could see that there were problems coming that was on the brexit position from the memberships point of view or from the position of high. We were handling foreign affairs for the parliamentary labour. Party's issue I just. I think a good leader needs to recognize descent and be able to listen to it and you spoke to in Murray Labor's Apis any remaining Scottish mpg about whether the Scottish on with the party needed to break away to win back its former heartlands. Do you think when it comes to the party. There should be a the federal split in other words a an independent semi independent Scottish Labour Party. Assist Party the Labor Party in England but not the same party. Well absolutely new I think. UK Yuki Party. And I think we have to say you party but what I would do is make sure that the parties have all the attorney that acquire. The Scottish Labour Party actually has more autonomy than any other part of the Yuki Labor Party. But it isn't I used let's use that autonomy and that takes away any issues that are income becoming party but the regional offices in England and the Welsh Assembly general secretaries and the Scottish general-secretary needed the powers the ability to make those decisions locally because never against be going to general election. But it's run by London and others around. The country are screaming for resources. And targeting when we're the requiring she'll get having soups loss by several hundred when there's thousands of activists and seat will never win and finally the leader of the train drivers Union Carr's left McClellan has taken particular issue with one of the government's proposed laws. The potential law would ban strike action unless a minimum level of service could be guaranteed so you will with the government on at war with the ethos of forced labour any form of indenture or slavery. Every we sign up for the government is trying to push. Nothing was trying to do the reality overseas that start well known tracks that only Melissa has worse. Labor laws the window this cradle of democracy this place of back in the car right. We under Maggie's laws who was under the trade union bill. We've heard I heard the right of people to strike. We also unloving transparency. Bill took away devos. And now you want to take the actual opportunity strike against unemployed away. these-these strong that probably strong word. That's a strength of feeling and I talked to. People just reminds tribus elsewhere that it's the feeling of how is because of this change to ensure a minimum service and the railways their strikes form of slavery things former forced labor. I think if you remove and we have no right to strike in the UK now we only have a right not to be sued we jump through. The multitudes hopes that appoint implies and when you look at certain European countries in the mid thirties the stranglehold on the voice of civil society. The right to strike the ability to trade unions ever created a world which we don't want to be the only be very very careful where we go as a society right. What do we want an also put in a pro says something that will just lead to poor industrial relations in my industry for twenty years for anybody who signs up to this probably isn't going to live with the intangibles Minta? That's all for this week..

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"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

11:24 min | 11 months ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Land. This is what we do. You always go for a walk. We're talking about your high school before in Arizona and I didn't realize because you also player but you would make it became so weird while age-ish or poor she was. I think maybe like a senior when I was a freshman so we didn't know each other You know her dad had a computer lab named after him minded. Fortunately But yeah it was Arizona gals from from her. When you play here on the view or very sweetly sent me flowers once? which was I thought very classy trying to disarm you? When they do that person? Listen to your percent a hundred percent but again I'm not an impressionist. So right. You know. Get an approximation. Big Time. She should feel quite right. Same thing you're also married comedy writer. got married last year her almost two years ago. Now what is it like between the two comedians pitching each other alerts about tonight. I mean I definitely like run. All my pitches by him. Then ask for punch-up But he's very very very funny and I rely on him deeply. Yeah Chicago. Yeah Yeah we both performed a theater called the annoyance. which is awesome? Matt Vanessa Air and and Yeah and the rest is history so he notes after she Sunday mornings. That's from you know. He knows better than to do that. He just tells me I was funny and Gorgeous Art van Yes smart van. Yes yes So this week you have Scarlett Johansson and Nihil I think from one day was better than me yet. Some young the guy that I'm too old to know with the host like scarlet was done at a bunch. Yeah is that a fun it is fun and also like I killick sometimes with new hosts you spend a lot of the week being like it's GonNa be great you're going to. She knows she's GonNa be Great. So it's like we get the hang and it's really fun. Also we all know her because because of collins like she's our friend you know I wonder if she's got a stick in up hope. Did you think Yes to Sweden. And we'll stay your wedding. Do you think you're GonNa have Sarah. Sanders has gone. But this is going to be huge politically-risky part of that I don't know I mean maybe it depends but it it is. It's just sort of like who you end up looking like or you know five like I feel like I often end up playing more than political figures ears. I ended up playing. Like what was that women. Kim Davis the insane woman refused marriage. La- I get more like those kind of in the political around the refused a marriage license. I think something in Kentucky Women because there I am. That's my root got it. Is there anybody out. There is a political theme. You got your eye on any character like the come out again in the twenty twenty. No no you're out. It's just like I so prefer doing like the insane sketch. That's the last sketch before. Good nights nights you know or like I prefer Just like the dumb dumb silly Kuku stuff where I play like a woman who's wearing sweatpants in a ball gown and it's like asking for change or something I don't know if you guys have so much fun. You and kate sitting in that office like thing at the apple picking one of people just coming up with the details and like my hair's been in this brave forty years percents and we right does with Alison Gates and Andresson. Who are like two of the funniest people of all time and it is just the four of us sitting and laughing hysterically which it doesn't always translate till ass for the audience but it's very fun for us for you? Yeah I mean this is gotta be dream job stuff to send him warns make jokes and we'll tell them on. TV Yeah and we get to like stay up all night. Like it's a sleepover. It's the you you you could not have imagined when you were a kid up in Arizona. I wouldn't think and I don't think I even knew what it could have even looked like you know like no the Shape to dream it in just like what. Where do the cameras go? How does any of it work or something? That probably just seems a world away from where you're we're sitting thousand percent I was sunburned. Eating chicken. Tenders didn't know what to do anything happen. Or your favorite son us and I'll world. Gosh I loved Molly Shannon show much. I fully rip her off. I'm sure and I mean that was like my prime era like zero. Tara Oh Terry Gary and Anna Gassar all those those folks you know. It's funny you're right. Everyone has a snapshot of Your Life. Totally on was sort of like the Sandler. All this. Yes we all have our ears that we think are the best right totally now. There's some young comedian so word Arizona. I was unaware that was the best that would be very nice. My big thanks to eighty Bryant for a great conversation sation season two of her show Shrill Premiers January twenty fourth on Hulu and I'm joined now on the Sunday. Sit Down podcast by the producer of the Sunday. Sit Down podcast Maggie law hanging really and the producer of the interview with Eighty Bryant for Sunday today. Brittany Mania Hybrid I think it's fair to say all three of US came into this as eighty Bryant fans. Definitely I like most people I know grew up loving. SNL L.. So I still have that soft spot in my heart and there's something about her Brit a think is especially great. I think she's just such a funny natural comedian. She's like Kate McKinnon this way too. And there's a reason they're so good together but that if if eighties in the sketch you can even if the sketches and working she will bring something out out and be funny yeah. She's definitely like character comedian. Yeah I don't know just heightens the skits. Yeah so I think it's only fair that. Go around the table Shar okay. And let's say our favorite eighty Bryant character. Maggie you I I would say my favorite eighty Bryant sketch is The Halloween girls night out Halloween. I'm not sure if you're familiar with girls dressed up as the mice and then flash to four AM and As a young woman in New York City I would say I've experienced Halloween bat accurate. I just it. It was our missing ocean the running make up the whiskers currently falling down. The face. Yours are a little askew for yelling at your friend just just wanting to go home. No more acute fees for I am just Hungary and looking for some pizza captured accurate acids. That's okay. That's good to know Britney watchers I love the eighty little eighty baby but also implore you to watch the Cardi B. an eighty. ABC's get if you have not already. She basically is inspired by Cardi's confidence and sort of takes on and becomes Cardi for a week. It was the week that Cardi was hosting the musical guests. And she's just really funny to see her. Have all that you know unchecked confidence. She's so good at that I anything with with eighty and Kate Mckinnon works for me and I do mean anything again. The sketch the script could be not great but the two of them together always makes me laugh. The recent one last asphalt where they had they run the apple orchard where they say for just ten dollars. No sorry for only forty five dollars. You can go home with ten dollars. Lurs worth of apples. I love that one but my favorite is smoker farms. Where it's the two of them and they come on weekend update and they run a farm and they have the actual Meknes basket? The premise of it is like don't feel bad for animals. There's this movement like animals we fall in love with them and social media. Videos goes and they're so cute and save the kid and all that she said we we assure you that these are dumb bad deserve their fate but they also have like like real meat out there. So part of the gag as it goes is that they just reeks unsaid and Colin is like moving his chair. Away it's fantastic. But she gets me with anything she does Why found most moving though Brittany was the way she talked about shrill as not just that character but as a way to tell her own story? Yeah yes she was very candid. which was touching But yeah she was drawn to the project because she saw herself in the the the main character she related to a lot of the shuttle she was going to. It's a gem of show to take one of those. I think where I season. Maybe not everybody saw it with people hear about it and they're like Oh Brian SNL. I think she's going to get big pickup. That's my precursors interesting to how she was saying that she was inspired by it and she was interested the NASA she told her agent. You can call with banks and they're like actually she just called looking for you. Yeah yeah she's awesome. She can do it it all and this is a great breakout for her. She's also you know it was like what's your next big move she's like I don't know I'm on. SNL The show. I always wanted to be on. That's a pretty good move. And now I have this other other shows that I love and have a hand on executive produce writing got a and so. She's I feel like she's doing all the things she wants to do. Serve accepting new challenges as they come. She's not like strategizing. I need to be in a blockbuster. I also love how they all for each other. Whether it's her kate sesame thessaly all the the women in particular. SNL genuinely or psyched for each other and learn to saying that Lerman's very encouraging this project uh-huh sketch. Now choose the best eighty Brian Brittany. Thank you Maggie. Thank you and thank all of you as well as always for tuning in this week to the Sunday. Sit Down podcast asked if you want to hear more of the full length conversations with all my guests every week be short equipment subscribed so you never miss episode. And don't forget to tune in to Sunday today every weekend. I'm Willie geist see right back here next week on the Sunday sitdown podcast. Hey it's josh megawatts from dateline. Do you need your true crime. Fix on the go. They line episodes are now available in podcasts. You can listen in the car more on the beach or wherever the summer. Takes you mysteries with a twist from dateline subscribe now so you don't miss an episode..

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"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

10:06 min | 1 year ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"And Christmas music for all those things and the elephant is Mabel. Bunce the school nurse which I imagined. As a kind of Dame Edna male ballet dancers supported by four mice and the Stanza was Mabel bunce the school cool nurse lumbers into the hall the scourge of each virus and germ though nurse bunce was decidedly wider than tall. Her size didn't hamper her movements at all when she daintily waltzed at the elephant ball a flirtatious and perked packager and then ball but all the ball on boom boom boom. You know the familiar sound. Chris loved this since you've got to be able once you're talking to a solo artist with the New York City Ballet. You know what I love the you have the same. Join your voice talking talking about that piece as you would about some huge film it that Jerry. Oh yeah I mean what especially remember George Plumpton of course implant himself playing football with yes. Well that's kind of what I've been able to do perform with major major symphony orchestras and perform with the New York City ballet and performing at Carnegie Hall Things have just come my way and I don't know in all of these I'm a sort of I'm sort of clown. I'm very in in each each of these areas. I'm a very good actor like I I baked on the great British bake off. You know just because they asked him. I thought my great failing in life is that. I'm almost incapable of saying no. Somebody asks me to do something. Chances are I'll say yes in such trouble ticket to the four seasons give you five minutes and you're in uh in for six seasons but look that led to I I mean an honestly. This was something I was never going to do. And it changed changed my life and all sorts of ways I got to work with John. CLEESE and Billy Connolly Bill Irwin Kathy fee Bates Christine Baranowski. All of them doing nutball comedy. I mean what a luxury we're talking about your prodigious his talent as an artist prevail upon you sketch something too much to ask. Well what do you want me to. Do you have anything anything. Oh this is an ambush see Bonnie Bonnie and Terry Turner got nothing on you Grell all right something in our neighborhood. Maybe I tell you what. Here's my here's a nice orange color. Let me do Our President for you the voice sure. Oh my God because I've done him a bid where to start with the hair. Of course I don't I can't guarantee this. Is You really have sabotaged. But I was you my best to the test but we just talked about that. You're upraising pretty good. So far God get myself open big trouble I see it this not too bad yeah. I think he's done it. Look I am Bush. Did there we go. That's our president. There is hail to the chief back here is almost elsie and I mean that was We in that was that was a choice. uh-huh task this unique central park south. A sign. This for you. That's fantastic. Okay there we are frame that uh-huh leaving with a souvenir. Thank you John. History my big thanks to John Lithgow for a great conversation member station and for that autographed souvenir you can see. John's new film bombshell in theaters. Now and joining me. Now on the Sunday sit down. podcast is the producer of this podcast. Maggie Law Hey Maggie and the producer of the interview with John Lithgow for Sunday today. Todd Cross Todd. Good see you my pleasure. Thank you so we should explain Blaine. What was just happening to our podcast listeners? To kind of paint a visual picture You knew that John Lithgow was something of an artist as he told us in the interview that he still had that good and that good hand with a pencil and so you had a sketch pad off to the side and you said if it feels right slide it in front of him and let's see what he can do. Oh yes and thank you for doing that. Willy and thank you John for being so willing to give it a try. Seems that Artistry in painting in in drawing has been a theme in his life. Yeah certainly from the very beginning. Even in some of the roles that he's played Winston Churchill. Right was quite the painter right so I couldn't resist and not suggest to add that into our conversation. I could see it on his face. He was surprised at first. And then pleasantly surprised. Almost immediately said okay sure beforehand too. He was like I'll pretty much say yes to anything. Era Bulb goes off right like well. Do you want to do a drawing for what. Yeah I'LL DO I'll post it on social media. You can see it because he did reach for the Orange Pencil doing that. They call any did a pretty good sketch of of of President Short quick amount of time on the spot. It wasn't a SPA under a minute. Damn talent and to to Maggie's point about doing anything anything tied. I thought what part of what impressed me about John and I sort of knew this going in but it was fun to hear him. Talk about. Is How enthusiastic. He is about everything he does. He was talking about a friend said. Could you write a poem for the Nutcracker. The group of children are performing. Yes I would love to. He just loves to create. He loves to act and to make art and it seems to me. Obviously I didn't know him way back when he's as joyful about what he does as he was when he started exactly such exuberance for the a serious roles to the fund silly roles everything in between. Yeah and that's kind of I liked when he said you know I can go do Shakespeare one day and then do daddy's home two the next day Dan. He's enjoys those those two things equally which I thought was cool. You actually got some time with them When John arrived at the restaurant near his In his neighborhood here in New York City you got to talk to him and you actually met him before exactly. My goal is to put them at ease but certainly for John. He didn't need my help in that department but We we talked briefly and I reminded him that I actually met him. Five years prior we worked on video production project for the Manhattan Theatre Club where he put put together a video tribute for one of his favorite directors. Daniel Sullivan and I have fond memories from that day where he came in and we put together other a sketch that was based on What's it called the master Theater masterpiece thank. You Sat in large chair chair of the Roman bus behind with candles glowing reflecting over a large book Over his friends career so it was a nice moment comment and I got to chat with him about that yet. He's Maggie you know because you've been on tons of these were produced. Some of them now too is there. Is that sort of warm arm up period before the interview. Todd says John Lithgow needed zero. That's Nice I mean I feel like I usually. I mean they're always kind of like going through a press. Stay or something to us. So it's nice to have those like five minutes or so to kind of warm up to somebody. You're just Chit Chat a little bit before you do the interview. But he doesn't. It didn't seem like he was somebody who we needed to be. Warmed dropped in neighborhood with a copy of the New York Times under his arm and sat down for a chat with US incredibly Warm Guy and when you sit down tied and like look at the body of work Stunning I mean. I said forty years. That's just the onscreen gene stuff. That doesn't even go back to the theater as the beginning of his career. Exactly those amazing movies through the eighty s They're close to my heart some of my favorites and he continues has to be doing fine. Where today MAG you're too young for? footloose I think. But you're aware we're very aware unfortunately have not seen it so third rock from the sun from the ninety s sitcoms. I've definitely seen and what's funny about him. As I could tell my ten year old son I was going to see John Lithgow and he was a daddy's home too so he has has. This range is incredible. Range audience from Nineteen Seventies New York City Theater to ten year old. George Geist in Daddy's home two who thinks that's the the only thing he's ever been in. I'm glad you brought up third rock also because I'm afraid I don't think I appreciate it this show as much as I should and doing research for for your conversation looking at the clips again. It was hilarious. Yes I know. I didn't actually watch it in real time. I probably watched it more since than when it was actually John but it is. He's incredibly funny in it. I guess there's a reason he won the Emmy three times for that. I mean it's amazing that he can do that and then play Winston Churchill in the crown. She's just as that's impressive. He's amazing todd. Thank you very much. That was a fun. One Maggie. Thank you as always and thanks.

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"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

09:12 min | 1 year ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"What's the word I want to be around for this long as I can. Just doing what I love I am just one more could acts for him. I'm grateful sel now and to be able to do this again like okay. Yeah Yeah Yeah what lessons do take take with you on this crazy ride from your family talked about your mother. You think about her. You know what is my mother's birthday now and I would just sit and be like you know She's the write me letters when I was away and my favorite thing is is. She said all these things. You've done my favorite part is the person you are and that you are good to everyone and your character so that is the thing that no matter. The people like don't change and I'm like no other way to be you know what I mean like I've seen the highest of the highs and the lowest of those and everything in between. Yes you have. Yes you HAP- HAP. How did you have the strength to get out of those lows? How did you do it because I think there are people watching this? Who are feeling the way you probably felt? How did you climb out of that? What we have no choice but to go on you know and it's it's been so much loss in our country throughout the world and is like the the best way to keep going is to honor their memories into live in the way they want it to to live? I was thinking Nike Baseball Birthday. And I'm like who was she say about me right now. You know Annapolis thinking like real right. We're good you know so knowing that you are living in a way that makes you loved ones home. You've Blouse prow. They wouldn't be pleased if you're not living. You've been blessed with light so live it. There's no question she's proud. Thank you. Thank you for the time Jennifer. That's great congratulations on the movie. Thank you bye big. Thanks to Jennifer Hudson for a great conversation in for opening up there on something that obviously asleep so painful and at the center of her life you can catch the highly anticipated cats movie in theaters on December twentieth. And joining me. Now on the Sunday they sit down. podcast the producer of this podcast mackey. Law and the producer of the Jennifer Hudson interview for Sunday today Britney Mania Hybrid. Hey so let's start at the the end of that interview I was so moved chills up my spine when we start talking about her late mother and she said today is my mom's birthday I know it's not an easy thing for her to talk about. Not An easy thing for me to ask her to talk about but her willingness to talk about how she picked herself up from that moment I thought was really moving. Yeah it's clear she's I mean it's been eleven years since this all went down and it's clear that she Had A lot of time to think on it to meditate on it go to church on it And I think her her response to you is really great or not. That's not the right word. But she was really well thought out and again clearly that she had thought about it on her life Do we move Bush's Again I said Maggie joins me now joining me out joining me now the producer of this very fine podcast Maggie law. Hey Man thank you and the producer of the Jennifer Hudson interview for Sunday today. Britney Mania Hybrid. Hey let's start at the end of the interview Where Jennifer talked about her mom? Obviously not an easy thing to talk about but I had literally chills up my spine when I asked her and she said Today would have been her birthday today. Today's her birthday joining me now. The producer of this fine podcast Maggie. Law Hello Maggie. I really and the producer of the Jennifer Hudson interview for Sunday. Today Britney Mania Hybrid. Hey so lots of talk about with Jennifer Hudson. What a career But I want to start at the end there when she talked about her late. Mother A Lotta people remember the awful tragedy More than a decade ago in her life And the fact that she was willing to talk about it I was so grateful for the fact that she mentioned which I didn't know that the day we did the interview abuser. Mother's birthday literally sent chills up my spine. Yeah that was a detail. We've we've found out in the moment there which was insane You know it's been eleven years since her. The passing of family members Is Clear that she's had a lot of time to think about it meditate on it Pray about it And I love what she said at the end about. You know this is your life so you gotta live it clear. She's doing that. Yeah I mean I think it took her a while to get to that. Keep going and boy she she kept going. I mean cats when you is the latest in her run but when you think about the ride she's been on. I also thanks to your research found out about the Disney cruise ship. Your ears we now. That's a great place to start but to jump from a cruise ship to American idol to dreamgirls an Oscar in the space of just a couple of years is unbelievable rise. Yeah she seems like someone who just goes for it she's like you know has a vision she just jumps into it. Doesn't care about you know what I love most about the interview was. She still seemed like shocked that she had achieved all like everything you said she was like. Wow even just hearing you say that like I. That's amazing I did all that. I laughed about that afterward afterward. It was like I was informing. Her Graham kind of leaned in. If you're listening we're sitting around this table and a really cool restaurant in New York called Log Renwick this beautiful restaurant and she was serve. Lean Dan as fast and questionable. Wow let us you were hearing about somebody else she. I can't believe her on life. Yeah it's clear. She stayed humble through at all which is incredible has made me like her even more. Yeah and she's obviously. She talked about she. I was born into music in the church when she was a meeting. Like literally a baby but then sort of took this diversion into acting that she didn't see. Come if you WANNA be a singer. She's on American idol. And then Hollywood notice desserts boy. She's got a great voice but she's also as charisma might be great onscreen in this part and all of a sudden. She's walking down a red red carpet and then standing onstage willing skirt. I know she's got a lot of hardware that Jennifer Hudson Cheetahs All right. Let's talk about the cats movie. Your level of excitement Maggie Aggie law for the cats. Move on so I never I did not see cast on Broadway. I feel like the excitement is around the build up that the movie has had in the past few months and the trailers were coming out. That are getting a lot of buzz. Are you referring to the digital technology digital technology correction accent seeing. It's a little confusing vibe. The cats are human. Like there's just a lot going on but I'm excited to see it out in full force it That first trailer. What's going on here? Is that Taylor Swift. All that is take it is but I feel like when you see the whole movie in. Its its proper context. It's GonNa work that's my position. Yeah Yeah I'm more on the side of intrigue I will see it for that exactly. A lot of the people will be obviously marketing techniques. Yeah it's also what a mix of people who have like Jason Derulo in a scene with dame named Judy. We gotta talk about cats school. Yeah because I was another one. I didn't really fully grasp until Jennifer was kind enough to hold my hand and walk kind of went I did kind of talk doesn't really come across in the podcast but in the TV interview. I believe we see you. You've sniffing the Air Hudson says do with me. You do it with you got to do. Yeah and did you feel like a cat after. That didn't know I didn't really feel like a cat. I think that was the abbreviated cat school. If I'd gone taken a full semester of cat school Shirley I would have had the instincts of a cash. Well you've got to skip ahead 'cause you had cats as a kid I did. It observed cats never tried to act like again. Never been attacked ever been a cafe but she the way she you heard it in the interview the way she explained it was like her. And Judi dench and Taylor swift is kind of crawling around a floor somewhere on a sound stage just sniffing around. Yeah Yeah I that. She's not available to us to still photographs or anything any evidence of cat school. I'm sure they don't want those to dig hard out there. If we get them. We will post them. That's our pledge. Something down podcast. Well you could see the cats film as I mentioned. It's in theaters December twentieth and I think intrigue is the right word. Can't wait to see what they do with all that cat. School Training Brittany Maggie. Thank you both very much and thank all of you for listening again to the Sundays. At down podcast. If you want to hear more of the full length conversations with my guests every.

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"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

10:29 min | 1 year ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Episode of The Sunday. Sit Down podcast. My thanks as always for clicking and listening along with us my guest this week. It's not a good one. I think Actors Sterling K.. Brown know him of course as one of the stars of the hit. NBC Show. The people have to watch with a full box of tissues. This is us the tear jerker now in its fourth season. An amazing cast of which Sterling K.. Brown is an Emmy and Golden Globe. Winning the member joining me now is always the producer of this fine podcast and the producer of these sterling K.. Brown interview for this week Maggie Law. Hey Maggie before we get to the important business of this interview. Some more important important is we spoke last. Maggie law is engaged. Take a nice walk yes. My eyes are blind reflection in this fluorescent lights lights. Thank you so much thank you. Thank you like me yet your fiance for one hundred years one hundred Actually ten mm-hmm we met at a boarding school and we've been dating since the end of junior year of high school. Yeah so so we share that. Yes Dina beginning junior in high school school right. We did it for a long time. Broke up a little while a little break and then we found each other again. But we'll say we did not have a little break ten years strong and here we are. I'm telling you deep deep roots are good for the marriage. Adulation Cam very excited. And let's talk about our interview Sterling K.. Brown is a guide met a couple of times. Didn't know well L. had really high hopes for the interviews faced on what I know of them is being sort of Like a smart interesting guy but also the serve electric speaker and presence presents exceeded everything. He was electric. I think it's a way to say it. He really I feel like he brought it to the interview. And just the nicest guy you just love when you meet them and they're just so nice and they say hi to everybody in the room just like there too. I feel like he really brought it one of those people. You hope they'll be who you think it was He I think part of that is is that he's earned his place. We talk a lot about this in an interview. He was sort of on this thirteen year grind small roles. TV He says. Look I was happy. Acting was paying the bills. I bought a house right but hadn't hadn't had that sort of big break in Hollywood and then in the fall of two thousand sixteen along comes people that was he'll he won the emmy for that right people versus Oj Simpson. We played Johnny Cochran. That was earlier in two thousand sixteen and then shortly after this is US comes up and that's it really was the crazy thing for I says now things are stupid. Good for always good now. They're stupid again a little background for people. I know you like to paint a picture picture in your mind as you listen to these interviews of where we are where a place called the public theater New York City of famous famous place that so many of the actors adventures every famous actor you know has played a part there started there in New York City And we're upstairs in the library there. Yeah Sterling actually. That's what he asked to do. The interview it's one of his favorite spots. He went to Grad school at Nyu so right nearby and he said when he was in school there everybody dreamed of performing at the public at some point. You always I wanted to do Shakespeare in the park and everything like that. Eventually he got to do a show there. I think twenty fourteen and so he requested to it there that was great spot. And then you'll hear later we get up walk around a little bit in Washington Square Park and very cool moments of a place. He used to walk around dreaming of being somebody right in that business and you draws the crowd we walk in the park and boom like flies to honey came on to Sterling K.. Brown all those. This is US fans. His new film is called waves. It's a lot about fatherhood. He's Kinda Domineering Dad. In this movie he lost his own father in real life at the age of ten To me it was the best moment of the interview. You can listen. NC agree when he started just going into the story of the day. And I will say I in an interview setting. It's hard to sometimes because the lights and there's people around to get lost in the emotion it was as emotional as I remember reviewing really really feeling at that moment he was so first of all. I'm just grateful that anyone would share such a personal story. Absolutely has that with me Of the day his father died and he was ten years old. I have a ten year old son I think part of that hit me ask what would it be like if I left my ten year. Old Son unexpectedly early in in such a sudden way and he remembers every detail the day in he volunteered it. You know it's not something I would ask him to describe because it is so traumatic. which man did he go there? Yeah he did. It was really emotional but it felt special that he was able to share with you and significant. Because it's how he tapped into characters in waves but also in this awesome us a cathartic moment for him able to sort of say goodbye to his dad in a way. So seems were there okay. We've described the enough let Sterling K.. Brown tell the story himself Sterling K.. Brown right now on the Sunday. Sit Down podcast sterling. Thanks for doing this. Thanks for having me great to see a you know we got a Lotta history to talk about you in this neighborhood you in. This theater is my stomping grounds dude. I went to Nyu from ninety eight. Two Oh one I lived if that one asked a place right around the corner and so the public was this fixture like this beacon of when we get out of school. Maybe we'll get a chance to work at the public. Maybe we'll get a chance to do Shakespeare in the park and I've got a chance to work here on a couple of occasions and it's been magical every time I was telling you I've interviewed a number of actors who said I want to do the interview at the Public Theater. What is it about this place that so special for people who don't even know about? There's all these people that come through here right so you know like Meryl Streep Streep is done Shakespeare in the park Leeann have like you said I seen him do hamlet. You see all these actors crews careers you want to immolate and they could be off doing all these fancy movies and TV shows etc.. But they take time to make sure that that muscle of being able to tread the boards never atrophies because they care about the art of illuminating the human condition and that sort of what was embedded in my fiber at Grad School. Oh that NYU and so. It's something that I keep coming back to over and over again. I mean you look at the faces on that wall. It's every major actor you've ever heard of it's all all been here all of them and you too So we'll talk more about that but I said D we're walking in here. It's the highest compliment. I could pay an actor is I didn't know where to begin again with you. You have so much going on right now apprec- but let's start with the film waves. Yeah which is unique and different than anything. I've seen it tells a beautiful story and it really uses music. Well how do you describe this project when you first read it. Did you get what they were going for. That's that's a good question it's hard. It's complicated it. It is complicated because it's a hard movie to describe to people. It's a family drama that focuses more on the children of this family. It's an African American family mother and in a father a son and a daughter in the first half of the movie. SORTA is the sons half of the movie and the second half of the movie you kind of shift narratives and it becomes the daughters journey. There's a major tragedy that happens in the mid point. I'm not gonNA give away But it also is sort of shows is how a family deals with grief loss and how you keep moving forward with with grace and with love In the music is huge. which like even like I said in the script their music cues laid into the script? So you press a button. Listen to a song as you read the scene Our director writer Trey Atwood Schultz had something very specific in mind in the movies autobiographical. I should say and then leaps into narrative fiction and then back in autobiography and then to narrative fiction. Because I say that because he is white right and the movie focuses on an African American family but because he hired Kelvin Harrison junior to play the role of the son in the family because they worked on a film before it comes at night. They sort of collaborated and said like tell me something about your childhood third about your father about what it was like for you to grow up in New Orleans etc and so they combined their narratives and came up with the story together and it was a real collaboration collaboration from the onset And I think we came up with something special. It is unique. It's unlike anything I've seen before you're in a position in your career where you can get a script and sort of decide whether or not it's something that's worth all the time you put into a role. What was it about this story that jumped off the page to you? Okay so I was shooting. This is us at the time and my agent. My manager read the script and he said we think this is pretty special. I was like guys like I got a job on the show. And they're like yeah but check it out. If you like it maybe we can make it work. First and foremost it was something completely really different than Randall Pearson whom I love and Adore. But now that you have the opportunity to not be locked into one character and to be known solely the character I try to take advantage of those opportunities whenever they are offered to me now to keep going with that point about ten years ago there wasn't the same sort of fluidity between film and Television Right and now that it exists. It's like I'm a kid in Candy Star on jump around and play and as many sandboxes as This guy was a father in in waves who is very much present For his family but it is a hard man not the easiest father to get along with and so what. I enjoy the challenge of inhabiting people who aren't readily likable But who are humane. Who are good and my goal is not to be liked but to be understood so I enjoy? Enjoy the challenge of finding someone who people be like..

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"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

13:55 min | 1 year ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Hey Guys Willie geist here with another episode of The Sunday. Sit Down podcasts my thanks as always for clicking and listening along got a great one four again this week. I think thank my guest is Neil Patrick Harris. I'm joined as always by Maggie law the producer of this podcast but also double duty this week producing the interview with Neil Patrick Harris Same Nagy. Where do you find the time hard working woman. I'm yes you are yes. You are indeed so Neil Patrick Harris. There's so much ground to cover with that man. I mean he's got the best selling book series where we're talking to. In the magic misfits. It's the third book and a series. That's been a New York Times bestseller for young adults. That incorporates cooperates magic so we went to a bar here in New York City. A rooftop bar called the magic hour the magic hour ding locations where he walked in. He was very impressed with your choice of location location. Maggie card tricks. He is super intimate very intimate. GIC President of the Magic Association has hosted Magic Award shows considers himself south an amateur magician this not just like a PR invention to support the books Alex Real Hobby and always has been guy from New Mexico went to theater camp when he was thirteen where he was discovered and put into a movie with Whoopi Goldberg at Old Great Trivia Question. What's the name the movie Clara's heart Bam profile audience now they can say they know his first Gig Clair's and he was nominated for a Golden Globe award at thirteen years old old that obviously leads to Doogie howser and he's off to the races. What was interesting to me? Though is how do he actually was only four seasons right think of it is this enduring iconic show which it is iconic but it was only four seasons it's over he's twenty years old when it's over right and has a little trouble out there because Kosugi said everyone knows him as Doogie and he was sort of typecast as that child star so he had a hard time kind of breaking out of that which is interesting and he did made for TV movies he did guest spots then he went back to theatre back to help the the shows were saying if we have Doogie Howser in the show. It helped him sell tickets. Yes so let him explain. All the left turns that got him back to where he was including one big. Stop which I didn't realize was such a big stop in Harold and Kumar go to white cat that's correct thousand four movie where he played himself but a very edgy profane version of yourself get and that got him to how I met your mother almost a decade so he's inbetween that WanNa Tony Award for Hedwig and the angry inch he's hosted every award show on the face of the planet I think and got good reviews for the memorial girl yeah. He's gone girl and he's just a good guy. You know people hear his name they smile part of that was built in from Doogie but he's lived up to that through his whole career yeah so here now our Sunday sit down conversation with Neil Patrick Harris Neil. Thanks for doing this man my great pleasure. This is fun. This is great. I'm very excited excited for this book. I told you I gave it to my ten year old son last night cracking on it today the age. That is the age right right in that window twelve nine. Ten is a sweet sweet spot but I think it's good for fifteen sixteen year olds as well. I don't know I tried to write. I try to write towards people that have interesting interesting just survey kind of sense of humor like puzzles and codes and things so as much as I like it being a middle grade book. I made sure to pepper it with some other levels so it didn't just feel I didn't want to feel simplistic at all so this is the third in a series of the misfits. Where do we find our characters and now little focus on Theo this time yeah well. I'll probably answer that structurally so it's it's a series of four books and each book represents suit of the deck of cards so the first book was diamonds and that was the introduction of everyone you met. Carter who is this kid who knew magic from a grafting and three card monty and magic use to steal people's money so he's he was good with cards but always assumed that everyone had an agenda with magic he takes a train train into this town called mineral wells and he meets other sort of like minded people who also like magic and he's suspicious them and he needs a magician named. Mr Mr Vernon who runs his magic shop and they form a group called the magic misfits he finds a place within a larger community and simultaneously hence the diamonds symonds. They're trying to keep a carnival boss from stealing a large diamond. That's on display up at the at the at the hotel up the way as it could snapshot Gotcha Second Book Follows Not Carter but Leyla Leyla is into escape. She always walks around with a straight jacket. This was clubs suit of of of of attack and so we delve more into the magic misfits as a club. We find that there's another club a darker older nefarious. This club called the Emerald Ring who are trying to keep people from using magic for good. They want to be able to magic for bad and this magic in this book is not wands and Wizar- and transportation teleportation transportation. This is more practical magic so oh this is magic that you could see today or back in the turn of century stage magic mental escape so Leyla Learning about clubs you find out she's adopted. She's living with Mr Vernon the magic shop owner and his husband and the other Mr Vernon who's a chef and they a have to figure out that this woman who is a psychic also part of the Emerald Ring and that's sort of the second book the Third Book now the minor third is hearts so now we follow. Theo steinmeyer violent prodigy who also can use violent boat to make things levitating and he's very classy and formal and his family's the musicians and so he's having to follow his heart and figure out what is passion is does he choose magic or does he choose music and so. I think a lot of kids who are around ten eleven twelve are having to sort of choose between all of these after school activities and which one do they want to focus on and and why do you play soccer 'cause you look soccer or you playing soccer because your friends are playing soccer and you're really good friends with them you know and so that's kind of where this book travels travels into. Oh and there's also a scary ventriloquists and his scary ventriloquist's dummy he his name is wendell whispers and the dummies name is uh Darling Daniel and all of a sudden multiple little freaky looking Darlene Darlene Daniel dolls start appearing all over town. Just 'cause I WANNA give nightmares. I say that the sick twist drop that in there well every book has looks like a playing card kind of right so that's the heart there and then like a like a King King or queen in the in the other side as a another part of it so that's the freaky looking darling Daniel doll I should I should have merch now that what I'm thinking about this. We should've made darling doll shocked you. Don't I give still time Guinean House. A fourth book fourth book will release it all at once so how. How did this idea come to you three books ago. Did somebody come to you and say hey. It's time for you to write a book. You already done a memoir type book. Where did this concept even develop for you. It was post autobiography. I had written an autobiography but I liked interesting structure so I did sort of a choose your own adventure version autobiography so that instead of just reading life lessons from all of my years in the business you were instead able to not be sure or if it was a serious story or a joke story or you could read about my family or you could read about. Barney Stinson and I thought that was kind of fun anti structure sure so then when I was done with that I was asked if there was anything else that would be fun to right now that I'm sort of in the book world a little bit and I like magic a lot. It's sort of been my hobbies since I was a kid and I've I've spent a lot of time promoting it whether studying on my own or encouraging encouraging friends to go to magic shows or telling people to see magic shows president produced I'm just a big fan of that style of variety and so this book series came up as an option and I thought oh that's cool. Let's do a book series. I don't want to be open ended about it. Let's do four like the suits deck. This is clever okay. This is good and what if there were four main misfits who felt uncomfortable about the fact that they do this kind of nerdy thing of magic but when they join forces they can actually accomplish things and sort of save the town. I wonder if it was kind of like goonies. You you know whether it's Madison Codes to solve and skeleton keys that you have to figure out how which door opens this is my brain and so oh I just I started going at it and and sold the book in the series of four with the with the hope that they sold well. I did well the second had really well. topped the New York Times bestseller list and that was a sequel which is cool and then a third book makes a series so it's actually happening. It's funny when you do you something especially when you do something new but when you do anything have no idea how it's going to be received if people don't expect it from you from. Neil Patrick Harris it must be so gratifying do have made the New York Times bestseller list to get the kind of response you get to these books when you kind of took a chance and said I'm going to write this series unlike anything you've ever done before. I've made a career out of doing random diverse things but hopefully with the level of quality the sort of a a gleam in my eye did I. It's GonNa go okay so whether it's I don't know how I met your mother or whether it's hosting the tonys or whether it's HEDWIG or gone girl. At least I wanna I wanNA keep having things where you kind of go. Oh let's could be interesting and so with books I think if you can immu if one person reads this book and and delve into it and starts realizing wait a second this is this code like. Are you speaking to me in a different way. I don't know I'm really speaking to that kid. I was as a reader an avid reader. When I grew up when I was a little kid it was my first job ever at ten years old and a book shop in a small town in New Mexico and I just loved the book I always have. I think I think it transports you to a place of your choosing right in your mind and I incur incur our kids are just now reading there in the third grade and they're just they learned to read in the second grade but it was just write books that were these small little books and now they can actually go and read and now that autonomy I just love it. They get to be independent and go to a bookstore or library or just shelf in our our house and pick what they want to read and when it's a book that's of substance that has a lot of pages you know that's a commitment and then they get to you imagine what this town looks like them and they get to learn magic tricks. I duNNo. It just seems it seems so it seems so exciting and and I'm I'm proud it's out there. They're new ability to read raises the question have they read this book and what were the reviews of so they've read the I had. The first book read a tooth okay by my husband. David when I was in Vancouver filming a series of unfortunate events so as sort of their way to stay in touch with me kind of if the second book they're still reading and it's a real point of contention because they've read a lot of books in between and the second book has been out for a while the second story has been on their coffee table for months as what it down and went to some other stuff yeah yeah read other chapter books and I would kept saying hang you know just so that you know I wrote this book here. I wrote it and you've already read the first one so. I don't know what that says. They're reading it now and they tell you about it. They like it. You know we're actually legitimately reading it last night and I was carrying a harper upstairs and she said you know when we're reading the book. I feel warm in my heart because I can. I can see that you wrote it and it makes me smile. I know I know I didn't even pair here to say that you're going to get the paperback incredible I love. I love watching kids. Grow up you know I I have such respect for kids and I've gotten to do some things in my career of late I hosted a game show for NBC that was following was called genius junior and it was focusing missing a spotlight on kids who are real real smart and and in an achievable way and I I was on series of fortunate events which was based on lemony lemony snickered books and it and it respects kids and I think I respect my kids and I feel like with magic misfits. I want to write something. I want to honor them in in a way to appreciate that they're smart. Kids are savvy. They might read Dr seuss books but they're very aware of tensions that are aw going on in your neighborhood. They're very aware of of subtlety and they're in a world where sometimes they're talked down to as if as if if what they do is is is not worthy or that they're not aware and I'm really aware of kids..

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"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

08:34 min | 1 year ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"This week is Oscar scurr nominated Golden Globe winning actress Maggie Jilin Hall. She's getting ready for the final season of the Deuce the big. Hbo Series That looks at the birth of of Porn in New York City. I'M GONNA come right out and say it the birth of Porn in New York City in the nineteen seventies and now in this new season in the nineteen eighties. I'm joined as always by the producer of the Sunday. Sit Down podcast another great Maggie Maggie Law Haya Maggie Jilin Hall. The word cool comes to mind. She's not in a lot of a huge big budget kind of movies that you've heard of if you go down her list but she picks all these interesting movies these interesting parts in TV and especially the deuce which you'll hear in our interview. She says she believes is her best work ever in the work. She's most proud of. I really liked. I also thought that was interesting. She was like why what I would hope that your last work is the one that you're most proud of because it's sort of you know all culminating in this means. You're getting better she. She was in the Dark Knight Right. I was going to say what I I know her. From or what stands out the most that was two thousand eight. We talk about this to like. That was the one moment of sort of big right right. I asked her if she ever gets the urge to be in a movie like that like just jump out in front of a green screen. The explode behind you and she kind of laughed was like whenever I do those moves. It doesn't go well yeah. She's like no so she's happy doing the movies she does. She's also a producer on the DEUCE. If you haven't seen it James Franco's in it too and as I say it's about porn it is it is an amazingly well acted show. It's a snapshot of Times Square in the seventeen seventies and eighties which is absolutely nothing. Nothing like Times Square today unrecognizable We also talk about her family. Her parents are both filmmakers. She grew up in a house with Jake Jilin jae-ku who previously was a guest and the Sunday gas which he just put in the top line of his bio one time guest on the Sunday sit down podcast and they have a cool vibe. You know we talked to her with you've talked about her with Jake and get to talk with her about him. Something like that something something anyway now. Yeah it's interesting. I I mean I. It was funny when you were talking him about the pointers that she gave him after seawall to scare about kind of like their relationship wasn't pointers. I mean I I love watching his work. I just had you know some tips. I I guess there's a scene in his play or to give birth because he's sort of raise the woman at one point and he said after the show everyone was very complimentary. She was too but then she said but but there is one thing and she walked through what was actually like giving because she is the mother of two little girls and married also to actor. Peter Skarsgard they live in New York City and I just found her to be a joy and a delight to talk to. I hope you agree here. Now is Maggie Jilin. Hall on the Sunday sit down podcast Hi Maggie. Thanks for doing this appreciate it. We were just talking about sort of the bitter sweetness of the final season of deuce something for port your life and your career. We're into for for a bunch of years this point. How are you feeling now as you introduce this last season to the world well. I mean you know we knew who from the start that it would be three years. You know take three years to tell the story so we could pay ourselves and I knew that it was coming but you know I've never worked on anything this long before and I loved playing candy and Yeah I feel really I feel sad. I feel I feel really proud of the season I think something about working with the same people the same actors the same writers many of the same directors for so long means that the work is it really deepened and yeah. I think this is the work. I'm most proud of so far in my life so I feel I feel like hey yeah like kind of bitter sweet. I'm really excited for the world. See It because I think it surprising and I think it's unusual and I think it's really okay good and so yes. We all really left each other love each other. I didn't expect surprise because it's not great x xpress surprise because you've done so much good work that you would say in your long career. This is the best what is it about it for you that so special. I Guess I I love Candy. You know she's she's. I've had the opportunity with her. I mean look at Gaza really huge canvas go from her being a sex worker nineteen nineteen seventy-one to being a serious artist and director in nine hundred eighty five you get to see her her relationship with her child with her parents lovers business friendships. I mean it's like a massive breath spectrum of things and she's also so wild and like fun and also confused and quiet vulnerable and she's like so many things which you don't always have an opportunity to express but also I guess I feel like I don't know I think a really nice feeling to feel like the last thing you did is the thing you're most proud of. Trouser means like you're you're working. You're getting better working it out trying harder things. I mean from the first season to the third season. She's deepen so much for me. I'm proud of all the seasons but I like this one the best so for people who I haven't yet watched the first episode. Let's sort of set the stage a little bit about where we are because we've jumped ahead a few years in New York City now. We're into the nineteen eighty S. Where do we refined candy in the show so when you finish season two candies just made like the first porn film. That's really an expression of her She's really proud of it. It's a piece of our the world has accepted as a piece of art in nineteen seventy eight for I was reviewing viewing porn movies. Sometimes I think at least they do in our show but there was something that a real filmmaker could you know like behind the green door so she's Kinda high when you go out and season two and season three come back to her and in terms of work. Nobody's interested in what she's doing. Doing you know she's been making porn for women as she calls porn fem erotica and there's really not a big market for it and I think she's frustrated needed but I think the thing that's really exciting about what happens at candy. This season which is start to see seeds of in the first episode is that you know like as as an artist artis is a director as a somebody in her career. She's like intrepid like she doesn't stop. Someone told her no and she's a great okay. Try another way someone someone else tells her no which they always do she just can't stop the place where she's the most vulnerable and I think the most protected is in terms of love and there are a few places this season where that gets challenged. I mean she meets. Corey stalls character hang in the end of episode one and that becomes something that she really has to deal with. How does someone who has used sex sex as a business you know and I think become inured in a way to like sex as love and intimacy Hatley. What do you do when that comes into your life in a different way and also her I mean I don't know if you love a the character of Harvey is much Xiji. Krumholz plays WHO's really her best friend us us and by far the closest person to her that also becomes the place where you know there's real love there and how she gonNa deal with it what she's GonNa and do a tough nece. Irony humor fun really help you in the face of real love the third the cheap cheap easy way to describe the series if someone said what's it about I said well it's about porn in the nineteen seventies report on the nine hundred eighty s but the point of the birth of one but obviously there's so much more they're talking to especially this time around the nine hundred eighty.

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"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

12:13 min | 1 year ago

"maggie law" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Hey Guys Willie geist here with another episode of The Sunday. Sit Down podcast my thanks as always all of you for clicking and listening along my guest. This week is rapper comedian an actor Aqua Fina Lina one of the funniest people I've ever sat across from an interview. I can safely say and you're about to hear why I'm saying that we're also trying something new this week. We're not trying something new. This is the new thing that's how good this is going to be instead of me droning on on and on introducing my guest I figured I'd bring into the conversation the producer of the Sunday Saddam podcast the Great Maggie Law to talk us through how this whole thing came together and what you're about to hear hey mag. Hey how's it going. I'm doing all right. Are you. An aquafina person than I am. An aquafina person was introduced with crazy rich Asians and took off from their love them yes so the last year here's her year aquafina crazy rich Asians preceded actually by oceans eight and she tells a great story in this interview about when she got the phone call where she was <hes> spoiler alert. She wasn't wearing pants. She was drinking a she calls it a la- Qua- I called her Lacroix Lacroix. I don't know what the right way is but I I mean I speak French and I would say look Wa but it sounds a little pretentious. Just the Americanized Aquafina can get away with anything so she says she talks about the phone. Call where she heard she was in oceans eight and she said wet like I'm going to be in a movie with Riana and Anne Hathaway Sooner Bullock Cate Blanchett that crew. She's she's one of the eight then crazy rich Asians blew up around the world did almost a billion quarter of a billion dollars at the box office but the backstory on her is amazing. I mean she came to be because of this viral. You say that what the song's it's called. Do we have to go watched it myself the other day yeah. It's a lot so it's a it's a rap song that she put together two thousand twelve when she was twenty four years old. I can't even stay the name of the song a response to which was popular at the time right but she says it in the interview which is great so she's going to spare yeah yeah yeah and that kind of set her career off right yeah so she she yes seth Rogan saw that viral video it's four four million views online the one we're not allowed to say and Seth Rogan saw it they cast her in neighbors to and that was the beginning of her acting career and that was only really a couple years ago. <hes> she's incredibly funny. She wanted to get together and eat dumplings around West so we went to a place called Felipe Chow in midtown in New York City. We talked for a long time and then you'll hear in the interview. We've crushed some dumplings that she calls them down. I notice that wasn't totally comfortable after all that term but not my favorite term so you've been doing this podcast from beginning or for soon was bill Murray a year and a half ago now two year anniversary of the show and you get to kind of sit and listen through them and they're pretty much right unedited unless full conversation unless we need a transition to get us between us talking and then when the dumplings come out. That's not super interesting to listen to. Do you have <hes> a favorite guest. I'M GONNA put the on the spot on your first program or what about a favourite couple of guests who've been on the T._v.. Show and subsequently Sunday sit down favorite didn't like hang of them did you. I'm GONNA give you time to think and when we come out of our interview interview with Aquafina yeah you're going to give your top three favorites sit down podcast guests but for now please enjoy our conversation with the hysterical aquafina. Thank you for doing this. I appreciate it having so first things first. We just met that yes. So what do I call you. Do I call you Aquafina or how does this work. You know it's really it's really like based on how you feel. Really you know okay. Some people like we'll take the rains. You know <hes>. Call Me Nora Really Yeah I. I said this fans call me. AQUAFINA stands culminate Nora. Okay Yeah so you could. I mean it's up to you. It's a really anew I almost feel like it's presumptuous for me to call you nor implies that we're Willie Yeah okay. I don't have a stage and you know I I feel it gets me calling lady Gaga Stephanie. I've earned that right yeah all right square like sunny column by Sunny Big Fan obviously <hes> yeah Tommy Nora really. I appreciate you told me yesterday on camera yes all right. We'll thank you for doing this nor so. Let's Talk I about the farewell okay. I told you I watched it last night. It's amazing thanking when you got this story and you got the script. What drew are you into it? <hes> you know I I got the script at a time where you know this was probably I just finished oceans a and you know I didn't really know what was next and and I was getting scripts but this specific one. My manager injure was like you know I'm not. I'm GonNa tell you what it's just read it and he knows about my relationship with my grandma. which is you know obviously very close one? I was raised by her after like my mom passed when I was four so the the script was called at that time nine nine which means grandma Chinese and I it was just already seemed auspicious and I you know I read through it and you know crying at the script not realizing that it was already this American life episode <hes> and just being like really moved by the way it portrayed <hes> not only the Asian American experience from in a certain scenario but also <hes> interacting with your family like in a really real way <hes> I'd never seen anything like it and just just the fact that he was also directed and written by Asian woman again at that time. I'd never seen anything like that either. So <hes> I was <hes> yeah. It was just in ice autism that was that was meant to be in. We're way you mentioned this American Life. I don't think people realize allies right out of the gate. This is based on a true story. It's totally true story <hes> so without giving too much of the film away because everybody's watching to go see it set up the story just a little bit where you fall into it so the story revolves around on this girl billy and and she's Asian American girl who was raised for part of her childhood by her grandmother <hes> and she learns She's still very close to their grandmother. Even though she lives in China and she learns that her grandma's has terminal lung cancer <hes> <hes> but the family doesn't want to tell her and it's a it's a very quizzical thing for someone from like a Western upbringing to like not tell someone they're sick and so she goes to China they stage a fake wedding still not telling the grandma and I believe to this day she she doesn't know really yeah. Well the others that great line in there from your mother I think who said you don't die from the cancer you die from knowing you have cancer yeah and there is <hes> you know I you going into this movie like didn't understand that I didn't even know they did that. There and <hes> you know in a Western perspective. It's a it's a it's a controversial live but going to China and like like actually like going through the movie filming it understanding understanding that experience I I see I see where the foundations of that of of why they lie I I can see it now yeah. Did you see any of that in in your family going through the years. was that a cultural experience that you were even aware of now because 'cause my family's prone to just you know emotional breakdown penned up secrets. They never stand for long. Yeah you see like Turkeys flying. You know my hands and they're crying. Oh my hands on the study crying now <hes> <hes> so yeah so it's very explosive but <hes> when I was I got like a screener to show my grandma. She's in her eighties and so she was on one side of my aunt who's from El Salvador's on my other side and my aunt was like there's no way like they don't do they really do this. Girl's like da like where have you been you know and then I turned and I was like do you want us to do that to you and choose not to do that so like yeah yeah so it's like you you believe it until I have been right now yeah so you I mean it sounds like their word some parallels with this story and you and your grandmother not just a close relationship but what did you see in the movie that reminded you of your own experience various well. I think you know what I related to it. What I learned later is that it was? It's a very universal experience of like <hes> first of all growing up with with with a sense of family in a sense of something and then having that Disappear Sapir and feeling as if it's been stolen. I think that's something that everyone remembers when you're like in your twenties and you're leaving thanksgiving. Maybe your Grandma's House Finance House remembering those childhood memories and remembering how much you've grown and you know it's a simple progression of life life but it's also something that like you feel sad for and so I related to that something that was that that Liu who are billy felt like she lost <hes> but then also a very special relationship with your grandma that is more than just oh you baked cookies. It's it's one of like I tell you everything and you are. You're you're my rock. <hes> and I know that I'm losing you and it's so hard and I think in in a realistic sense you know as an actress I I had to confront something the thing that I think that I have been really not wanting to confront which is the the the idea of losing my grandma you know and I think that <hes> that really hits people people that whether there are still alive or they've lost them you know it the story sorry like touches that Bart. Does it feel like you'll be better equipped now having done this movie to handle it or you just understand a little better man on never be equipped for the hat yeah I don't. I don't know how I will be but I think <hes> it it it. It taught me how people can really show grief. There was a real sense of empathy that the actress Ad for both lose family and each other and the story you know it was it was very very real experience as you said your experience with your grandmother is even more intense than most yeah. I'm giving affect. Your mom passed away when you were four years old talk. If you can't about the role your grandmother stepped into the void choose able to fill for you yeah I mean my grandma was everything and I've said before like she she did save me. You know I needed I think <hes> at that time I needed <hes> some kind of some kind of figure like that and <hes> it wasn't easy for her to step in and she and she did and I was raised as as as our youngest child and I think what taught me growing up is that you know they're they're all these always stereotypes of like what an Asian woman is an and what they do and my grandma was through and through the neck of my family the financial neck of my family she took care she raised all the kids and <hes> she she taught me to be strong and she and from a very young age taught me like to not be embarrassed about the things that I was always embarrassed about <hes> she she was never that like go to med school. Well she was just like you WanNa. Go using like let's go do sing. She really like nurtured that so she was a gift and every way I was interested to read that you actually have memories from around that time at four years old. I'm not sure if I would have intense memories like that of whether it's food or a moment or something that takes you back to that time in your life for sure yeah I do I have I have a lot of memories and and I think <hes> you know I once read that. You don't usually have met like you know my cousin. She doesn't remember anything past the age of like six which I think is like Oh. You don't remember kindergarten like come on <hes> but I think it's it's when something traumatic happens to you at a young age you do remember it a little bit and so you know that was a moment of my life where it probably was like yeah. It was like a turning point for me yeah and so as you got older with your grandmother at your side and you got some distance from the passing of your mother was at your grandmother who made it a little bit.

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"maggie law" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

07:13 min | 2 years ago

"maggie law" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"He'll be back tomorrow. Jodi is hanging out. Before go back to the calls. Joe did you ever hear of maggie's law has everything to do with drowsy driving? Staten Island born and bred now, no Maggie chick. Well, this was a tragedy because this is going all the way back to nineteen ninety seven. So this is a generation ago, but Maggie MacDonald a college student, and she's only twenty years old. She was killed when a driver who admitted that he had not slept for thirty hours and had been using drugs crossed three lanes of traffic and struck her car head on and she just poor woman didn't have a chance. So the case went to trial and the jury ends up deadlocked a hung jury. So then they retry the guy in a second trial. The defense argued that because there was not any particular law against falling asleep at the wheel and hurting somebody that they really couldn't find him on anything. Now, maybe whatever drugs he was using. Maybe they maybe they were not active at the time in a system. I don't know because that would surely it's a slam dunk. So they accepted it the judge had to accept his legal argument. And the driver ended up receiving only suspended jail sentence and a two hundred dollar fine. That's wow. So the mom a Carol McDonnell. She ended up lobbying and she pushed for what is now New Jersey's drowsy driving law. But it's difficult. I think this came up with the Tracy Morgan crash the drowsy driving. Yeah. Yeah. At least it was talked about being invoked. But the law is basically saying that if they can prove that you have not slept for twenty four consecutive hours or more. And then you hurt or kill somebody that it's pretty steep charges. But then the problem becomes of the driver knows don't admit it. Right. So now you. You have to have like logbooks or some sort of way to prove that. There was absolutely no sleep for twenty four hours, and that's kind of hard to do. Yeah. I didn't even know how you could do that. I don't know how you could do that. I mean, you could prove a person was awaken. This our that our that our and the other our but can't the always lie and say, well, yeah. But between three and four ten is slept an hour. Yeah. Know phone records like text message records. I don't know. I don't know. I don't have to be creative though, if you're if you're going after someone for that, exactly. But it is on the books. So somebody fell asleep on thirty one the other day on Saturday morning and flipped his car and thirty one who's got tips on how to stay awake while driving and who's actually fallen asleep at the wheel one eight hundred two eight three one zero one point five John in Newark, New Jersey, one zero one point five has it going John good. I had two instances both many years ago back in eighty nine. I was working as a security guard at Morristown hospital, and I would work the midnight to eight shift, and then they had a guy was on vacation for three days in a row from eight to four shit. So they asked me so I picked up the extra ships after the third day of working consecutive sixteen hour shifts I made from Morristown the forty five minute ride within five minutes in my house. I stopped at a light. Not at all and somebody hit a car horn. And my reaction was hit the gas. Oh, no. How? Yeah. So why I went over about probably three or four feet and hit the back of the car in front of me. Yeah. Accident. Yeah. So that all all that money that I made for those three days, plus a whole lot more. Went into repairs fictional fees for insurance and everything. Yeah. Then in ninety two. Patterson, and I've done a sixty number shift over there. And I went ended up getting away. Call. So I got off. It's supposed to go around one of the morning after finishing the last call. I had to be at work the next morning Newark at eight o'clock, then I realized I needed to stop home at the time. I had an appointment Goldberg. So are driving going from Patterson? On seventy eight. I didn't think I was really tired. But at some point, thankfully, I heard a siren the state trooper was pulled me over for speeding. But I was I was asleep. Sleeps meeting. I was doing eighty miles an hour down seventy and thank God. Trooper pulled me over and then he asked me to the next exit probably Berkeley heights or that. Oh, so you did tell him. I was about to say no in a case like that. Do you admit that you fell asleep? And that's why you're foot was down on the pedal. Absolutely. Yeah. We are the also the razz previous scared to death look on my face. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. One is I got seven eleven my I got hot coffee one with cold Coca Cola so between the caffeine and going back and forth. Hot and cold. Hot and cold helped me get my back. And the other thing is if you get pulled over doing eighty plus miles an hour in the middle of the night that spear will wake you up pretty darn good. Really, john. Appreciate your calling New Jersey one zero one point five Steve in Tom's river. What do you say Steve? Hey, how's it going guys back by about thirty years ago? I was dating a girl in White Plains. And I'm living in north jersey. So used to drive back and forth and familiar with the tappan Zee bridge, we offends back and forth. I'm driving on it. And I woke up bouncing off the median 'cause it was bending the other way. And I did I guess I was drifting the opposite way depending so bounced off the meeting and the car almost went sideways right towards where the little rail, and then the fence or whatever, you know, I always said that bridges too long who can maintain a lane for that length of time come on. Especially when you just want to not offer a little bit. I mean, right was straight. It would have been fun. But yeah, that was that was the one that scared me enough to generally keep me going, but I actually have a tip to though if you have any habit with myself, I'm a smoker. So it's that I do it who choose gum, and he's wears work as soon as you catch yourself getting a little bit tired. Just don't allow yourself to partake. Whatever your habit is actually the habit coffee, and you kind of get annoyed it yourself, and it keeps you awake. Like when I know. I'm not gonna have a cigarette till I actually stop. I'm thinking about it and everything, and you know, I only do if I'm feeling a little bit drowsy. I worry about these things that I don't want people thinking like oh now can drive all night. 'cause I got these tips. Hey, hey, hey, Steve. We gotta run. I've I've got a tip. I will come back from the break. And I swear to God this works for at least a few minutes. Anyway, if you have any tips I had to stay awake driving or if you've got a story about fallen asleep. One eight hundred six eight three one one point five. Why get up at two AM the day after thanksgiving Justice, save a few bucks. Save thousands.

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"maggie law" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast

The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast

03:13 min | 2 years ago

"maggie law" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast

"Actor who plays harsh dot in real life. I believe the summer PD so's kind of like that moment where it's like, you know, right because we have filmed his and did he died not too long after that. Yes. Those like a goodbye kinda to him. But also just kind of like, it was also just another moment of great acting. You just you just kinda miss some of these characters because they were great actors and great character. Yes. They were they weren't two dimensional. They were smart. They had conversations that like I said why repetitive? And I remember being like man will get some fucking nerves because her Herschel was always preachy compassionate. People would about farming Rick. What about finding another way out does not just a yet use violence? He was the one still probably my favorite episode of one of my favorite episodes other Walking Dead had to be Herschel. Being the one to tell Rick. They shouldn't kill that. Boy. And they did a whole episode basically twelve angry men that was just them being like, you know, a jury of will we will we not kill this young kid 'cause we caught them. And we don't know what groupies whip he might. Now, you know that we stay. Maybe we need to kill them to keep them from rolling up on us. And it was a great example like that kind of stuff why it was fresh new at the time to be honest. You know, now, they would have been into us eight people would have been mad, but that type of thinking was actually like kind of like some deep shit from me didn't even have a lot of action that episode, but it really made me think about what's right and wrong and Zepa. So anyway, I won't play his seat. I'll just tell you about it. He so they ended up. Having this conversation and Rick apologizes and says he sorry for everything that maggie's laws, and he takes his father's ability for because he feels like he really let Hershel down and say, you know, I'm trying to build what you wanted me to build and what car wanted me to build and hers was kinda like man, don't worry about this shit. Like, he said, well, I have to be the one lead them. He's like, no, you don't you don't have to be the one to lead them. Like, you gotta trust them maggie's a stronger person because it you everybody else's too. And you say I'm looking for my family said where your family's not here because they're not lost or something like that. A Rick said he needs to stay and keep them together. He said her says, no, you don't you only think you do. Rick brings up, you know, the the influence of Herschel and Carlin stuff says your family isn't here. Rick. You have to wake up Rick wakes up for a second. He's still on that horse and just like barely ahead of the her like maybe twenty feet it if all right he passes out again, concert, losing blood. The the host started turning red down on his side. Yeah. Well, he was bleeding and missile white horse came riding a pale white horse..

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"maggie law" Discussed on WRVA

WRVA

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"maggie law" Discussed on WRVA

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