18 Burst results for "Mara Wilson"

"mara wilson" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

As Me with Sinéad

02:53 min | 6 months ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

"Hello and welcome to this week's as me. I have the incredible honor each week of greeting you as you gear up to hear about what it's like to be somebody else. I would really love if you shared some of your reflections with. I probably shouldn't tell you this I read your reviews religiously so leave when they're or whatever podcast APP you use or email us your thoughts that hey at lemonade. Amelia COP Panky my hope business as you're listening to each of our guests describe what it's like to be then in their respective.

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Hilarious World of Depression

The Hilarious World of Depression

12:51 min | 11 months ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Hilarious World of Depression

"This is a story about someone working through mental illness with the whole world watching his depression funny yeah I think it can be. I think that it it definitely they can be. I think that lately I've been thinking of my OCD as as as somebody in my head and my depression as well as as some in my head that's just just you know people who like really try to shock you are just just end up coming across as really boring you know you're the worst in your terrible and you suck and everybody hates you forever and I'm just like wow oh wow leg who pulled you out of two thousand and to play like yea like okay okay like yeah. It's like this teenage edge Lord and my brain. You know I think when you can think of it like what if you do something terrible like you know what if what if you liked the house on fire. It's like I'll do that. Why are you making me think of that. That's stupid It's the hilarious world of depression. I'm John Mo and we're going to make some. I'm very cute. Movies significantly less cute. I'm Mara Wilson and right now I am. La Mara Wilson is a writer and and actor and she looks different end sounds different than when she was a famous movie star acting in movies like Mrs Doubtfire with Robin Williams Cook. It's face you remind me of Stuart little. One of the most honorable creatures in all of literature. Do you know that book Stuart Little. It's finite. I make favorites or miracle on thirty Fourth Street Brian. You know what I know. Komo secret secret Santa Claus known for a long time He's hot rail or playing Matilda Matilda. GotTa be this honey. You can adopt the look. I don't have time for all these legalities. Let's second dad. I have the adoption includes. What would you get those little book in The library. He had to tell speaking of Xerox. Mara was a big star very skilled actor too and I remember it was fun to watch those movies because she looked like she was is having fun. the. Yes sometimes it was. I don't know there were there. Were a lot of really dark times too because I had a lot of issues with mental health but it does seem kind of surreal to me sometimes the things that I went through and I think it was hard for me to accept a lot of things that I'd gone through and sort of understand how oh cool they were. You have to understand that I have really bad imposter syndrome. I really felt like like nothing. I really did matter to anybody and the most fun aspects Romy I think we're we're probably just all the people that I got to know the places I got to go and these kinds of things and that I think was was really fun and I think eventually Kinda got burned out on it it. I it's it's strange to me look back. I feel like I was very unlikely child. Star although a lot of child former child stars I had talked to they they they kind of felt similarly like they never particularly wanted to be anybody famous or anything like that they just wanted to to have this sort of creative outlet and they they did and then things kind of took off so it's it's a weird it's a weird complicated thing and and I feel extremely grateful for it and I I had so many wonderful opportunities -tunities but I do think it took me a long time to sort of embrace that all into understand how fortunate I was. Mara grew up in Burbank California cornea. There are TV and movie studios everywhere in Burbank. It's like the auto industry for growing up in Detroit when she was a baby Mara. Her parents and her siblings got a unique opportunity. They were like looking for families for a toothpaste commercial when we were young and I think my parents saw that as a good chance to put some money away for College Ledge for us and so we were we were featured in that and then afterwards one of my brothers still wanted to keep doing that so he did it for a little while and then he he got tired of that pretty quickly and I saw what he was doing and I didn't get tired of it. I wanted to keep doing it. Mars parents knew about the entertainment industry. Her Dad worked in television enough to have mixed feelings about it so they tested her. They made me do like a mock audition and then at the end they said okay. You didn't get the part and I said that's okay. I can just go on on another one and they're like okay well. She's a bit more resilient than than we thought because I was very anxious insensitive kid. I think that a lot of times people assume that if somebody is anxious insensitive especially as a child that they must be very introverted that they must be very sad all the time time they must be like this and and know that was the thing I didn't have the mixed blessing of of introversion and shyness to kind of keep me from you know my own anxieties and social phobias. There's no I was. I was alternately you know I was. I was either a sweet positive child our I was you know who wanted to befriend everybody or I was this crying anxious mass and that I think made people very confused because I didn't seem to you know have a shy bone in my body and then and then suddenly I I was kind of transformed. When did the anxiety starting it. It always one never never started just started yeah. It was it was you you know there was no big bang. I mean it was it was just kind of I. I don't remember not being scared. I it was it was little things I think when I was little being being afraid to watch a scary movie or something like that getting scared on on you know a little things like getting scared of rollercoasters getting scared at music videos and things on TV at any kind of reference of any kind of harm or danger. It's normal for kids to get scared by stuff like that but Mara found. She couldn't let it go. I always would be like why is nobody talking about. The fact that the sun is GonNa. Burn out you know why is why is nobody talking about. The fact that a girl girl was killed by a drunk driver. Why is nobody talking about any of these things. I would worry about these things. All the time and one of my brothers told me that like we'd we'd gone on vacation Asian into Minnesota and there was a shop there and somebody had bought me as a gift a set of these Guatemalan worry dolls and I I don't know you you know it was it was late eighties early nineties culture appropriation. I don't know if they are actually Guatemalan but the idea is basically you you hold these these worried on you whisper your worries to them and they take them away and apparently one of my brothers found me at like four years old like curled up holding them and crying and she asked me what was wrong and I just looked up to him and I said it's just my worries again and I mean that's kind of before and you know and say it's my worries again. I think I always knew on some level that my worries were a little bit weird or at least that other people weren't worried about them and so that made me wonder like is everybody else crazy and I'm the I'm the one who knows all these things or am I crazy and everybody else is saying and and you you know crazy. Insane are words that don't actually mean very much but that was how I perceived things. That was how how I understood things and I think that was something that I struggled with for or a really long. Time is always worrying that I that you know my worries. Were were actually worth worrying about a nobody else was worrying too. I didn't want the responsibility. The worries took on physical symptoms as well. I always had a nervous stomach like I was a head problem a headache things like that and so yeah so I was I was but I also think that a lot of my anxiety I think in some ways my anxiety and my ocd kind of made it made made me a better actor when I was a child because I had a really vivid imagination so I could tap into emotions and memories very very easily and I I was very sensitive and I would feel sorry for people and so like I could cry on command and it was great and I never once used that to get out of trouble in real life because it felt different I I was. I was compulsively only honest in real life but I was. I really lose myself. In in a role I also I also used to like tend to get like words and phrases and things stuck in my head and because of that I got really good at memorizing lines because I would think about the way that things needed to be said and the rhythm of it and I could get that that second my head real easily was acting a respite from the anxiety was a way of addressing it like treating it. Almost I think in some ways it was. I think that that me performing was but I do think and I do think that being on sets was kind of it was it was Kinda hard though because it's so broken up it's not like on stage stage where you get this rush for an hour or two when you're on on the stage but you get you so it's it's broken up you get it. Only you know a couple of minutes at a time and sometimes it feels feels hard to get really invested and I think that as I got older I had more of a my my anxiety manifested as a control freak side so I think that I would get kind kind of frustrated onset sometimes especially ones where I didn't have a lot of creative control and those were a lot of the time because he was going to create a control to a child at age six six Mara appeared in Mrs Doubtfire Robin Williams that success led quickly to other TV and movie parts the remake of miracle on thirty Fourth Street Melrose Place Ace and then a pretty special part came along. My mom actually used to read Mathilde to my brother's classes like my brother's English classes says when they were I think it may be like fourth grade and I remember once I was. I was a little under the weather I was I was I was sick a lot with a lot of really minor stuff when I was a kid in an era or something and she took me with her to the school and just set me up on a little blanket in the back of the class but I was old enough to be able to listen to it and and and listening to my mom play the trouble and playing the part of this really smart little girl who was outsmarting her all of the time that was something it was it was like one of my favorite things this from the very beginning one of my favorite stories I I loved it and so so I I really that character was somebody I had this like image of who she was in my head and and felt almost as if she existed somewhere so when I when I got the script I mean I remember I remember asking if it was like the book and my mom said yes and what had happened was my agent had called and this was when things were kind of snowballing. May agent was like we've got so many scripts about this one. We've got this when we got this one. We've got Mathilde but I passed on that. One and mom was like don't pass on that don't pass on that send that to send us and and she sent it to us and I loved reading it and and it was it was a great script in nineteen. ninety-five Mars mother Susie Wilson was diagnosed with breast cancer. Just before filming started on Matilda. There is so much going on in my family at the time my dad had a fulltime job in addition to taking care of my mother and we were promoting a film and I had four other siblings to take care of and there was so so much going on that it felt like if there wasn't time for me to be having a breakdown the way that I was I wanna make sure you caught something in there and I had four other siblings to take care of. She says she had to take care of them. Mara was the second youngest of five kids Mars talking about something that happened when she was seven years old Mara had developed obsessive compulsive disorder when her mom got sick. You can't walk on that place. You can't walk on that crack on the sidewalk. You have to jump over the door frames. You have to duck your head under this line in the doorway before for you before you cross or else you'll you'll feel like your head has been chopped off or something like that. Even though I knew it wasn't going to happen so there was a lot of there are a lot of times where I would run across the house and I would would and I would like be doing these tours towards your ties across the living room floor because I was afraid to step on certain cracks or you know compulsions our actions their things..

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"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"But it but queer code coding. Also, why isn't Santa a woman all female reboot of Christmas? They mentioned MRs Claus. But it's it's just MRs Claus made that for me. Yeah. Yeah. Anna day, Santa is a woman. Major Christmas job calling it. Now, why not beat a dead horse? Okay. No. Yeah. So I'll go one strictly on completely missed potential, and because there are still parts of this movie that I thought I had seen that I thought were sweet. And it's nice to see a leading male character who is not inherently macho toxic. So one nippy, and I'm giving it to the raccoon. I was. Yeah. I was going to was going to say too. But then I realized pretty much say everything that Jamie said so I feel kind of like I kind of have to bump it down to one and a half. I do think that the women are often the most interesting characters in this in this movie. And I like a lot of the actors. I love him. He said eras Mary's burgeon, Stephen Bergen. So I think that there's yeah. There's there's definitely that. And I do think there is something sweeten their about. Like, you know, your your biology, not being your destiny, and and like there's one there is a message. They're sort of like, I mean, I guess he does like Phineas biological family. But it's also it is also like, you are also the people that raised you, and you know, and that doesn't necessarily have to be the people that brought you into the world, you know. And so I think that that is that is kind of a nice message that that you find in the movie there, so yeah, I think I probably would have to say one and a half because but I do feel very much like there were missed opportunities. And there was more that could be done. And it makes me sad that there weren't I do still think that it is like a sweet movie, I think it is very much of its time. There is this like really weird like period, the two thousand were like there isn't good movies. But just like the culture, I feel like entertainment at that time was really weird. And there was a lot of stuff that went on that like really shouldn't have and. And so like, even like the movies that are good or even the movies that are sweet like have this weird kind of like aspartame like after taste to them like of that was sweet. But what is this? We've covered a lot of those movies on the podcasts. Yeah. Always come to the same includes. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I've been listening. I was just listening to miss Congeniality episode. And it was like, oh, yeah. Right. That was a sensibly. Okay back. Then it wasn't that long ago that that was okay. That's weird. But yeah. Two thousand zero culture wasteland fight me. That's not true. We had we had mean girls we had the why or you know, which are which were equal in miles now. No, no, we had we had we did up culture back there. We'd be on say. But like it was a very strange very conservative time. I think there was a lot of risk-taking. Would you like to give your nipples Tony one just little Christmas? Tokens would I like to give my nipple standing not not your sorry? Caitlyn? As a Christmas open. Sorry. I'm sorry. I had a moment of like of like, you know, I I would also love to give them to the raccoon. But I think I'm going to give them to the kittens that need to be clawed. Oh, yes. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you for having me. I didn't think I had strong feelings on this movie. But I guess I did we hold do working people. Find you online as he would like to plug. Yeah. You can find me at Mara Wilson on Twitter. You can go to Mara dot sub stacked dot com for my newsletter is called shampoo till the bigger because every week I closed with they fake BBC show title. That's one of my favorite things making fun of British television shows because they all have ridiculous names. Yeah. You can find me there. I'm on the show big hero six children. And so, yeah, you can just go ahead and only they're awesome. Thank you so much you can pull us at all the normal places. Thanks for coming. Happy

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"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

03:32 min | 1 year ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"A mantle the cats are male cats. I still think it would pass. But she's named. I think Connie and then Amy sedaris this character's name is Deb. But because we don't hear Connie's voice and her side of the conversation. I would say that does not pass the only other time where it comes close where women are interacting toward the end whenever Jovi, and Mary Steenburgen character burgeon Bergen, virgin, they sing at each other. But the song is about Santa Claus. So. And they're also not actually talking to each other. And that's all you get with women interacting in the movie else. Yeah. There's really not much happening there. Well, let's rate the movie on our nipple scale showy. Yeah. Yeah. Zero to five nipples based on his portrayal of women. I'm gonna give it a half nipple zero zero. Yeah, I'm gonna give it Sierra nipples because between Zoe's character, which the ark of that is that he harasses her and wears her down into eventually going out with him. And then basically her function the story is to help him grow is a person. So she doesn't have any sort of her own character own stories all just about like characterizing him, Mary Steenburgen character. Did I say it, right? I don't know. We've said Birgit both ways. So we're going to be right. Yeah. Percent chance. She is very underwritten as is Amy sedaris his character. Like, they're just the existence story to support the men. Around them. And yeah, it's a very white movie. It's a very hetero movie, so your own polls. And that's the end of speech. I'm going to go with. I'll give it one. Okay. Give it half of one. Okay. Because I think as with most movies we cover there's a lot of missed potential where at very least I'm going back to one. Okay. I'm going to one because especially with Mary Steenburgen character. There were a lot of troby pitfalls. This character could have gone to that the writer didn't go in that direction. And instead went in no direction and sort of made her like an inconsequential character we're in. And then there's moments where you're like, oh Jovi is advocating for herself. She's communicating. Clearly, don't do this don't do this. But she still ends up with the guy that always does it anyways. And so there I think that few female characters we have there is potential in them. But because they never technically get to meet each other. And because of I mean, the whole circumstance of how like you're saying they only exist as pertains to male characters we just lose that. And I think that there is a version of the story. We're one of the many male characters is written out to make room for mayors. Always character that ends up in a much more. Interesting movie. Also, scary white as ever fascia North Pole. No, thank you, very freaky. But the claymation was queer..

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"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

05:01 min | 1 year ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"So let's see if he can play a twelve year old. Great question. Thank you, any others. Oh, yeah. Hi, I was wondering what you thought about feminist icon raccoon who attacks buddy. Call good call. First of all how many nipples does raccoon have. Eight ten twelve. I don't know. What is just one does? Does any we'll have one. I think it's always always. Yeah. It's always sets. They come in sets. Well, your question. What do I think of him? I think that indeed found as maybe even queer eye con, I think that the raccoon is certainly an ally. And also buddy who's not good at, you know, listening per se to what people are trying to communicate to him raccoon is like being explicitly clear. And so we know moment one, but he's not going to take cues in this world. And I know in two thousand three we were all there. Go at me on this journey two thousand three were like, oh, my God the recommended being so rude to welfare the raccoon honor period. Yeah. Like what is wrong with? I know a lot about raccoons. But I don't know if they straight. Do not now they do. But it's like, it's not like human. It's like, you don't see it Joe that sounds better. But then in twenty eight teen we're like, actually, whereas the film franchise for the raccoon because she really has a story we didn't explore so her and her I think she should be in a movie with Amy sedaris and Amy sedaris will be like boy, I've never declawed raccoon before. And you know, and the raccoons the raccoon teachers are that like decline is like actually, and you shouldn't do it because it hurts and my cat lady. So I know this. But yeah, I do also live records, I'm always supportive raccoons and almost everything there. One of my favorite animals. I really love them. I have a raccoon puppet at home it pops out of a little garbage can so I'm almost always on team raccoon. I'm almost always on on team records, so puppet I didn't see coming. Look, I was that was that. I was at a convention. I was working and I saw I was like, oh, it's a little stuffed animal. Okay. It's a puppet. All right. Well, I'll leave it half there. So people don't think that I'm like a puppet person. Although I actually learn how to do Patry NYU. But that's a whole other story. Use weird place guys. Person. We know Jay. Any other questions or comments or anything like that? Oh, yeah. This is a long time ago. You're talking about baby it's cold outside in about. How those lyrics aren't great. And there's actually a musician named Lydia lies who has released. A modernized version of the song like updated lyrics. She did it like a few years ago, it's on Spotify. And also, you can all the money that goes from that goes to survivors in a couple of Asians as well. And it's like a really funny you take on this song. I guess if you like babies go outside sort of. But you don't want to listen to the lyrics. That's that's a good alternative. Thank you so much out. Not to challenge queer eye conra- Coon because I totally agree. But like what about clear icon awkward claymation, Mr. Norway? Fully excellent point. Clearly, we were not as throws. We should have been in this episode Fisher all the claim ation are they're all clear. We're I don't know. Maybe that was just my reading of it. But. Pay Nomo square coded. Yes. Yes. I thought they were all clear co. Yeah. From the Rudolph the red nosed reindeer animated movie. Right. Yeah. But I I agree with NAR wall. I would also argue that penguin. What's the story there? You know, maybe that's buddies next book is. I mean there are a lot of gay penguins. So yes, yes. Are. His no one else read this quick bait because it's true. All right. Well, hey, does this movie pass the Bechtel test? No. Unless you count me sit areas talking to another woman on the phone. I would say because we don't hear the other women talking then. Yeah. Because she is named her name is Connie, and they are talking about decline cats, which talk about a Bechtel test passing scene..

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"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"I was like I wonder how he feels about elf in retrospect kind of like the way viola Davis said like she feels conflicted about the help. And you know, something like that. I was always like I wonder if he if he I mean, he does get to be strong and kick will Farrell's ass. So. Yeah. I mean, I I regret everything I said yesterday. So I'm sure like people who've done things, you know, from the early two thousands. They might do it differently today. It's just yeah. That I mean, I was in some movies in the early two thousands that. Yeah. So I understand I'm kidding. I had a great time making them, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Explanation. I did it's true. I did even if I wasn't on the always the best movies. But yeah, anyway, go on. But I don't know that moment just like it is so bizarre because most of the quote, unquote, misunderstandings that buddy has in the real world are usually pretty innocent. And you know, it's not always the greatest joke of your life. But you're like, he don't understand how doors work he crazy, man. And then all of a sudden it's like, but what if he did this very offensive thing? But we still love him so much and it just such. It was just a strange toys, especially like that role was written specifically as and cast a little person. It's not a little person just who can exist in the world as a person that role was written. So that he could then be made fun of. So I mean and Peter negligence have been in many other movies where that's not the case. So that's good. But for this movie, that's the scenario, and it's you know. Not the best. Hope his residuals are good. They are because as I told you Christmas movie. They pay love it. Any other thoughts? There is a really good cast in this movie. Like, that's the thing. There's a lot of really good actors. And I forgot that Amy sedaris was in it and she's one of my strangers with candy. I don't know if anyone it. But that's like one of the ever phenomenal in it. But too bad that she gets maybe a minute and thirty seconds of screen time. Like, she hardly has any bearing on the store. She said think she's like the one woman working at the office there. Yeah. There's two women. There's like a woman that he compliments wearing a Pro Bowl dress wearing a purple dress. Yes. But yeah, she's she's one of two women than working that office, which I mean that is not true publishing. I've got to tell you you go to publishing, and it's like I love going to buy publisher's office because it was just like a bunch of like short women in like sweaters that were just covered in cat and dog hair. I was just like I love you guys. You are my people. Especially children's publishing. Yeah. Like, why was this? I did appreciate seeing an older white male character who was just blatantly horrible at his job and should have been fired. Like, we don't very frequently get to see mediocrity. I'm full display and. But it's not acknowledge exactly they're like, of course, he has this job, my favorite tropes ever is the story within the story. And everybody's like, wow. This is the most amazing thing ever where people will be like this story or this movie's just fantastic. And it's like, of course, the author wrote them both. You know, like like everybody's just so into the story. So I do I do kind of find a funny that it's like, you know, he made millions with buddy the elf the book, which is which is such a great story wash movie about it. Go see a musical or musical about it. Well, let's take some questions or comments from the audience. If we've got any. Yeah, come down. So you can be on the Mike. I'm curious to hear you guys..

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"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

04:42 min | 1 year ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Like if like, I'm totally over analyzing this. But you know, let's armchair diagnosed buddy. Well, that's a thing about this movie is mental health is treated really in a strange and mishandled way. Where like people keep saying the buddy is insane. Or that he's coming in balanced that phrase gets thrown around, and then the doctor character played by Jon Favreau, says something like, oh, yeah, he's probably reverting to this stage of, blah, blah, blah, whatever just take him home, and he'll probably drop the whole act after awhile. And it's like, I'm sorry. That's your medical advice. Doctor, okay. Dr John fabric prescribes like love your like. All right, cool. Feels like a very thousand three thing that was very much age of like the secret. And just like just be better about it. And you'll be better, you know, about it. And this is such a because I was like, oh two thousand it is such a Bush era movie in general because you're like, okay. Well, everyone's white, and and they'll be do see a black Santa. We do see a black sand, but boss at the department store because they have to fire the other Santa who gets into a fight. And then he assumes the role. We'll thorough whistling every movie in those days. It really was. I remember like all of us joking. Like, you know, I don't know. I remember having like a joke with my friends like when we really tired from school being like, which we have whatever will Ferrell's having this is what the film majors. I guess, but yeah, he because he was he was in everything in those days. He he was in. He would be in like five movies year. And it was just this is this is it. Yeah. There's another quick point. I wanted to make about so toward the end whenever they're trying to prove that Santa is real in their everyone's in central park, and Michael gets a hold of Santa's list of Nadi people and nice people to and he starts reading from it on the air. So he's going through. And he was like this girl wants a pup girls place that this boy wants an electric guitar this girl one's adult cold Suzy talks a lot. And then this boy wants women talking odd. This boy wants a pair of Nike shoes this grown woman, which we talked about once a Tiffany engagement ring and her boyfriend has dragging his feet into commit already. So it's these like very gendered like where like the boys want like the tough, traditionally, masculine toys and the girls all want like dolls or mayor. And not delight disparage any of that. But it is again, you're just like, oh, we're not thinking above what the normal thing would be here. And then the one guy who they're like, oh, this guy wants a spa thing and it cuts to a grown, man. And then like everyone turns to him. And they're like, oh, you want to relax you. Fuck. Like to also the age of the metro sexual to that was the thing you like straight men talking about getting pedicures in in people magazine all the time. So it was a little weird. Yeah. But the one time that there was like, oh, we're going to like not add here to this like rigid gender toy. Norm thing is like a guy who wants like a spa. And everyone's like what if disgusting sick? There's a few moments that I think sort of fallen with the same umbrella that happened between buddy and his dad of you times where it's weird because with buddy once he's in New York, everything has to be like, well, there was a boundary issue there too. But with the dad there's times where he's like. And then we could hold hands, and then we can cuddle and the dad's like, no, I wouldn't ever could with mice. And it's just like very again, it's like the gender norms of male affection works with handshakes, and that's it. You can't spoon your son. I mean, the movie does end with with buddy sitting on his adoptive father's lap. Yeah. Never had an issue it. It was always very affectionate. But it was rushing. Daddy. Elm sounds yes. Like. Oh that was my question. Okay. As it pertains to buddies understanding of sexuality so elves how much are they fucking right because they live a long time. Maybe they're not super horny..

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"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

04:25 min | 1 year ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Dull sue they anyway. Okay. We talked about the surprise kiss that happens because buddy and Jovi go on their date their skating. He surprised kisses her on the cheek. But then she's like you missed and he's like what? And then she grabs his face and then kisses him on the lips. So she was as the audience were led to believe into him kissing her. But he just like lunged at her initially like, I don't know the whole thing of him being sexual even though we've only seen him act like a child up until that point. He's like eating pop tarts and like gumdrops on spaghetti with maple syrup and chocolates like he's a baby. And it always is in movies where when they sexualize either children were childlike characters. You know that always bothers me. It did buddy learned a kiss. This. You know? Also, he he's he's thirty right him being in the North Pole. Does not explain why he's has a baby's brain. Like, they're. All right. The other elves with him seem to be regular adults who can like function the world as a dull. So it doesn't. Why is he a baby I think that in this movie, the something that is confusing? But it's like he's so fun to watch that we don't question it as that like happiness and stupidity are conflicted. Hit completely. He's happy. So he must be idiot. You can't even read your New York sentiment. Like, you're like, oh it works for the character. But then when you bring him out in the world, yearly wait I thought he was just happy. Just happy in too big for the chairs, but there are some female characters in this movie that I like, but they are not giving a lot to do one of them is Amy sedaris the secretary. She's you hear talking on the phone to a friend saying that she she's like, well, I don't know, Deb. I've never declawed kittens before. But I guess I can do it like I wanna movie about her, and this is Amy sedaris. So she probably came up with that on the fly. It is her talking to another woman and imagine if this this movie barely kind of sort of passes, but only because of that which she probably just made up. But there's also there's also I also like Mary Steenburgen character. I like Mary seabirds in general. I think I love her to there is a lot of actors in this movie that I really love, but she she is very okay and excited and happy about buddy being there. She's not like, he's not my son. I don't want him here. He she is very incur. Urging she's like, I can't wait to meet your son. It's so sad. But so beautiful that this happened. You know, let's make him a part of the family. So there isn't this evil stepmother trope, which is nice. It's this very warm welcoming one. Yeah. It would have been an easy choice to make her like a very shrewdly. Like, I'm jealous, and I don't want this strange man of from the woman that you've fucked earlier to be in my house. So she talked a lot about her job. She's like I have an accounts meeting or an accounting meeting that she's she's got her own she life career, right? We don't really know. She's there's one time. She's like I have to do the budget. This like, Yup. Assure. It was like you stay home and take care of buddy because James Caan, no-no budgets, and he's like is Dan corrected. But that's another thing with buddies character, a bizarre blindspot to adult women in general where he never questions like what's went on with my biological mom. That's never really questioned that raised. Also else know, what death is like is this going to be a shock for him? And then with Mary Steenburgen character. She is showing him much more love and acceptance and affection, and it's not that he response to that negatively, but he's just sort of like cooled things here's some spaghetti. And but like he he doesn't get attached to her in a way that he gets he really only with the exception of Zoe additional skirt or only gets attached to like other men around him. Maybe he's also attracted to people who don't like him because oh he does. Character doesn't like him at first. Right. Just kind of like, I don't understand, you know, he, but it's it's not exactly healthy..

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"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

02:34 min | 1 year ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"And I mean, that's not to say like, of course, you think that there is value in, you know, celebrating Christmas with Santa Claus. And, you know, having these sort of magical moments with children like, I don't think these are bad thing at all. But I do think that it's interesting that the message that always comes across is like stay young stay innocent. And always believe unless we. We're in like the third act of a Christmas movie right now and Kurt Russell as hot Santa is gonna like Burston and be like, we need you to believe. And then the three of us need to be like, okay. We believe in. Yeah. You're right. Also, always annoyed me that like it annoyed me that Santa got so much credit for going all over the world. And it's like, yeah. He probably skips like the majority, Buddhist and Muslim countries. Probably he has east obser- few places, you know, and then gets in a sleigh. It's not it's all the Christian families. It's not you know, he's he's slacking off. It's not the whole world also say Santa as presented in this movie is kind of all over the place where Santa like brags to buddy several times like I know the world works. I'm fucking Santa. But then when buddies like cool, I'm going to the world Santa gives him. No advice. He's just like cool. Good luck. So that famous race sucks. It sucks food poisoning from there. Anyway. Yeah. I don't know. Yeah. And then at the end Santa say to needs help when Santa monkey falls out of this guy. He is like, hey, everyone fix my sleigh. I was like what was your plan Beezer like what how would we have gotten this up? So like buddy travels to New York City from the North Pole on foot, and it seems like Christmas is only like a week or two later. Why didn't he just wait? And then Santa could give him a ride like, right? It was something he had to do on his own mind. Earning. Yes. Also, can we talk about how Noddy has exactly two connotations and it's Christmas. If you're not you're nice, or it's sexy. So actually, I think Christmas is. But this is one of the reasons I think that Christmas is creepy. Maybe that's why I. Naughty. Hey, it's Caitlyn and Jamie of the Bechtel cash. Here's an advertisement. Hey, did you know that care of is a monthly subscription vitamin service that delivers completely personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door..

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"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

04:06 min | 1 year ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"The thing. That's especially troubling about this movie is that it is appropriate for children. So like kids are seeing this. And they're like, oh, that's how you ask a woman out you wear her down Antill. She finally says, yes. And then that works, and that's yeah. I mean, it's a lot of it is it's like super tropy, and I would almost attributed to bad writing. But it's bad writing. Because so many people that are already done. Freaky? Not good relationship that teaches you to not respect what a woman telling you. I don't think I mean, I don't think it's a badly written movie. I think but I do. Yeah. I mean, I do think that there were I think those kind of thing at the time. I mean, maybe I'm also defending it because it was a Jewish man who wrote this, and I like feel for my fellow Jewish film people making and being in Christmas movies about now I feel like it was just kind of a weird common trope at the time. The early two thousands. There was just this huge plethora of romantic comedies, and that was in like every single one of them. Well, this is the year worn down. I'm pretty sure this is the same year is love actually comes out of actually. And I think the notebook too. Yeah. All in the same year that these come out. So that's not the greatest, and I don't know. I mean, I don't think badly written movie. I think that that the romantic plot was not written very thoughtfully. Because there is a version of this story that Zoe. Nationals character goes on to do anything else. Other than show up in the last scene and be like. Zoe X mocking. Yeah. So so in that way, it just if you take her character out of the movie how much changes I feel like buddies character changes enough just with his own family that you can sort of get to the same place which just to me is like well, and she's not given enough to do. And she's just so under written as a character that when he does ask her out we she says. Yes, but we don't know why. Because she's so underwritten that she has nothing in common with him because we don't know anything about her. And then okay. I wanna talk about the scene where he does ask her out because his brother is with him this twelve year old kid, and he's like, hey, buddy asked her out on a date to eat food. And if she says, yes, you're in it's like a secret code girls have and I think that's meant to be a joke. But yeah, but it's implying that a woman saying, yes, aka giving consent is code for. Yes. I guess means. Yes, I guess I don't know like might not be code. I was like trying to process is this meant to be like a really funny joke or is it just like look at this dumb kid who doesn't understand like dating yet. But like this is like what are weird line dad into the movie? I do think that that was supposed to be a joke in like whole like Michael's like the child has beyond his years, and he's gonna show buddy. How to because I'm like because Michaels dating all the time. He's twelve. Well, I mean, that's kind of the theme of the movie, I feel like that's theme of a lot of Christmas movies is is the innocent will lead us, and there's this message of maintain that childhood innocence. And also just believe it's interesting to me that so many Christmas movies. Have the message of just believe in everything will come to you. You know, it's this just believe and believe in Santa Claus. And I always thought that was kind of weird from an outsider's perspective. You know, once I was old enough to take a look at that. You know, people would point that out let Christmas movie that I was in. I was like, yeah. I guess it is kind of weird that you are telling children the message here is like over and over again believe believe believe believe and then later on it's like oh. By the way, that's a lie, by the way. That's not true..

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"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"And I realized that was David sedaris. His name when he was in Santa land. He wrote a book those Santillan diaries, and he wrote that into a lot of his writings, and I was like, oh, Amy sedaris is sisters in this movie. That's probably a shoutout to to David sedaris. A lot of the New York comedians knew him. And and yeah, but yeah, he has written about and he has other. They did actually get locker rooms to change in interesting. Yeah. Because they had like their special uniforms that were given to them you had to you had to wear what it was you would change and they probably weren't as nice as the ones. They're also Zoe national says she showering there because her water was turned off. But like it shows her apartment later, and that is a nice apartment by New York standard that is a nice big apartment to be living in on your own. But she's eating Rahman. So she's poor. Yes. But because he has such a childlike understanding of the world. He doesn't realize that he's like invading this space apparently doesn't realize that she is naked in the shower. And then just like is sitting near where she is. And then sings along with her, so that's horrible and scary. She does confront him a few scenes later where race but that scene ends with her being like. Because she starts by saying like, hey, I need to talk to you. And then she asked him. Why did you do that? And he's like what I just love Christmas. And then she's like, okay. That is they could have cut the first two scenes and replaced it with anything I feel like to their relationship. Because like because watching this thing is that like, I know there's the obnoxious like, you know, this person makes you see the world in like a different way. But like I've got to say that like being like a grumpy morbid person myself like I have dated a lot of people where like they came in. And they were like, let's have fun. And I was like begrudgingly like, okay. All right, fine. I'm actually having fun. Okay. This is a good time. And yeah, that's actually that's happened to me in my life. Where like you meet somebody? Cheerful entered affects your life in a positive way. Like that is thing that happens. It's a stupid tro. But it is a thing that has happened in my life at least, and you know, it could have been done in a way without him creeping on her right? But the fact that so many romantic storylines in movies start out this way. We're like she's like, no, no, no get away from me. Don't talk to me, the most agreements example of this. I think at least the movie that we've covered was the notebook where like like Rachel mcadams says, no like fifty pills. I so don't go on a little date with me. You know, I had a guy come up to me. I was I was actually I think my friend is in the audience tonight. Who was with me we were in Europe together after my? Yeah, she's smiling. And I was in Vienna. And we were like separated for a few days, and I went off on my own to this park. And there was like a ferris wheel nearby. And this guy came by and asked me asked me to go out with him and go to a party with him. And I was like, no. And I told him over and over again, I was like no I have a boyfriend. No, I'm not interested. I'm interested, and he he tried to liberally philosophical, and he was like, but you just don't know where life is going to leave you. And I think eventually I just walked away. He never did anything like physically threatening. He was just it was just kind of stupid. But. Like, I told some people about it afterwards. And they were like, oh like the notebook. That romantic pantheon? That's yeah. That movie is just like the notebooks a whole situation. Yeah. I guess like I'm gonna kill myself. If you don't be my girlfriend. Well, yes, see I had like a really complicated relationship that movie because I was like so much about this as upsetting, but I had like a really big crush on racial mcadams. So yeah, so, but then I watched her and other things so..

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"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

04:47 min | 1 year ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Well, first of all okay story about a naive guy who comes from a different part of the world and who longs to be accepted by a new family. What is this? My having ten. Coming from a mile away that time. Okay. So we learn about elves in the North Pole who build toys for Santa. They were Santa's workshop and one Christmas while Santa is delivering presence at an orphanage a baby crawls into a sack of toys, and he accident takes the baby with him to the North Pole the baby remained silent for the entirety of the rest of the trip. Then other me. One of the elves adopts the baby his name is Papa elf hot. What does like, hi? My name's daddy. No, I'm single. I have no children. Like that. And the baby gets named buddy. And he grows up to be will Ferrell and. He's he's not like the other elves. He's tall. And as good at making toys, and he eventually learned the truth that he is a human whose mother died, and whose father is this like big shop publishing guy in New York City. So right out the bat. We have a weird Disney Princess five about buddy where their dislike mother character. We're not gonna wanna bother with that. Let's get to two men in conflict as soon as possible. So his dad didn't even know that body existed. So Buddy's that's off to New York City to win by the way. They like they like don't I feel like it's still really taboo to have to have somebody like have a child when they aren't married in movies. Have you noticed that like, they're still sure still this thing or they don't they'll have like a single parent in it? But they won't ever. And they really like didn't touch on the fact, you know, it's a family movie. But you know, you never knew that she existed they never the way that they touch on that. I think is really interesting. It's like very specifically avoidance of these people had sex, and they were really young and she decided to keep the baby but didn't commute. It's those complicated thing right to you know, they're trying to keep it like that still such a percentage still like taboo subject I think and it totally ignores like the concept of like, well, she probably didn't tell him for a reason. What if he's a bad guy like there's I don't know that. And then you keep saying the same picture of her. But he's always longingly like, I wish my talks father, would, you know, spoon me. But you're like. A woman has died will Ferrell what are you doing? But he says off to New York City to find his dad and to find himself. Sorry. Okay. But the only world that he knows is the world. So he shows up. Thanks. He'll does walk through Canada. Wow. Is he not cold and dead? He also gets attacked by Recco. Do you do to elves get like inoculation against rabies like the ones that you give to your cats dollars? He also survives entirely on sugar. How is he not dead? What do the elves know that we don't about health and longevity? Maybe that's why they keep the whole thing a secret because they're afraid that they're going to like get taken over for their secrets. Right. Well, at one point he says that his daddy L is like four hundred it took him four hundred ninety years to figure out how to make like so. Yeah, they've got like the elixir of life up there. It's kind of frightening amazing. Yeah. It's Christmas magic. Okay. So that's that's that's our untapped resource. Renewable resources Christmas. So he shows up and he's naive. He, you know, he's still dressed as an elf. And he like thinks life is all about like, hugs and candy canes and rainbows lack of knowledge of boundaries. Yes. So he shows up at his father's office, but his father Walter Hobbs played by James Caan. He's like get out of here. I don't have no son. He's mean. And he's on Santa's naughty list of. So that's why he was like screw you buddy. And then buddy goes to a department store, and he's like oh fit in here in Santa's like, whatever like North Pole station..

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"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

04:28 min | 1 year ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"And there's also a lot of actors in it that I like, and you know, so I was just kind of like, okay. This is this is kind of cute. There's also things that really really have not age. Well, or even we're kind of weird at the time. But but I'm a magic that we are going to get into this. So that is my long protracted relationship to l I thought I didn't have much of a relationship with it. But I just talked for five minutes straight. So I guess I do. I just want to give shout out to the guy who played SpongeBob on Broadway now odd right because he had an eighth and Slater. Yet lets you theater shout out. I get you to even Slater. He first of all is hot, which is always sponge from shouldn't be hot. Wow. It's crazy. Not as hot as good word. But that I have. I have a power ranking that you can approach me afterwards. If you dare. Wow. But spongebob. I mean, he like climbed up two stories set. Yeah. The third song. And then he has to still be spun. But he has muscles. It's great. I know somebody who was in SpongeBob the musical, and she also has limitless energy. So I feel like that that kind of makes sense. That's kind of what they go for love it. Yeah. It's pretty amazing. I feel really bad though. 'cause I'm just like lauding this guy. But I can't remember what his name was just kidding everybody. Go home and Google, buddy. The elf in musical in twenty eleven twenty. Yeah. Everybody do that. And then like find a much Witter and be like, Mara Wilson says, you're awesome. Don't do that. Do that. If you. Jamie. What's your history and relationship with moving? I feel like this is happened to me with a lot of recent movies where I thought I'd seen the movie, but I actually hadn't and I had just seen a lot of t shirts had heard a lot of people say you've seen that. I I think I just like through years of lying convinced myself that seen it. I had I had the same issue with nightmare before Christmas rose like, Nope. Just bend to a hot topic. I don't know what store this movie is associated with don't have quite the same Ziggurats Shana same problem. Yeah. Sure. I don't know. It's weird. 'cause I was like the perfect age to see this movie when it came out. And I don't know what. My mom's problem with will Ferrell was exactly, but what she told me 'cause I remember asking to see this movie because we we were festive you know, we would see stub family fun festive families. I was like mom. Can we go see elf? And she is like, you know, how I feel about that man. But her thing was too tall. Who's like what she just was? Like, there must have been a real reason. But she would just be like to. We're not going my mom. My mom really didn't like an American tail for some reason. I don't know why. And maybe maybe she felt that they were like clearly Jewish characters, but they were like Christian washed into it because there was like five the Christmas mouse story or something. I kinda got that feeling, but she told me she I was like I wanna see five goes west. But she really didn't like an American tail and she said, no, we can't see that. It's going to be to gory violent. I love a good mom. Yeah. Right. When you're later, you're like, oh, you just didn't wanna go. Morrison? Exactly. So I just saw it today. Great. Yeah. I thought it when it came out in the theater possibly can't remember, but within at least a year, but coming out, I didn't exactly remember how I felt about it except that the other day, you know, when like Netflix DVD's were popular, and you would like rate what you thought of the DVD that you got. I just saw the other day that I had raided elf one star out of five. So apparently, I absolutely hated when I I thought because I didn't watch it at any point until just a couple of days ago. And I don't like it. But I have really good reasons. And I can't wait to tell you them. Social I do the recap. Yeah. Famous recap rainy. So. Okay..

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"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Hello. Oh my goodness. The audience is so close, and that is something that is completely wasted on the podcast audience because they can't say it. I I hate when people do that when they record podcasts, and they'll be like, and then I went like this. And then they'll do something with their hand that we can't see and I'm just like explain what you just did. So yes. So super this listening at home, the audience is close, but they're all beautiful people. So it's nice to look at you. All I do like the jarring nature of a room where you can make eye contact with every time. Good feeling from this audience. So good feeling they're they're receptive body, and so far and they're very smiley. So yeah, this is good. Yes. So good eyeballs. Yes. Because we can see you. So Mara tells about your relationship your hits your history with the movie elf. Okay. Well, so I remember when I was sixteen I thought that I was like highbrow by reading Entertainment Weekly. And you know, I was reading the advocate a lot too. I was reading like a lot of which is like a game Zine. I was really in the closet guys. And I was but I was really like I was reading a lot about entertainment. And I heard that elf was a good movie. And I knew that my family we were gonna go see movies over over winter break, and my stepmother would usually choose a romantic comedy that I didn't like because I was very cynical teenager and somehow being a cynical teenager. I still chose to see L. I was like let's go see L. I've heard that it's good and for like a holiday movie, you know, maybe. But like I feel like nobody in my family enjoyed it. And then like we were really quiet in the way home. And I feel like everybody feel like my parents didn't like it. My sister. My little sister says she liked it. But she didn't seem to at the time. And I felt like everybody blamed me like they didn't like the movie, and they blamed me, and I remember being like being sixteen being like, this is so stupid. So I didn't really think anything of it until a couple years later. It's also probably worth mentioning that. I grew up Jewish. So a lot of holiday movies, although I was actually in a Christmas movie, and at one point in my life, and one thing I've got to say is if you ever have the chance to be a Christmas movie or sing Christmas song or something like that go for it. Because even if it's bad they need stuff to like fill the air on TV and radio, even if it's terrible do it, and you will still make money. It is a very practical thing working in a Christmas working in the Christmas industry. You can say is a very very that is a very pragmatic move. So I didn't think much although I did see the Broadway musical a couple years ago because I was babysitting in New York and the kids I babysat their parents worked for for theaters. And so we got front row tickets to elf the musical had like, you know, you can think that like will Ferrell does a lot in this movie. But imagine the actor who had to play buddy for two our straight. It's like there is an intermission and sing and dance. The whole frigging time like that guy. That guy's amazing. I wish I could remember his name. I still an all of that guy. And not only that. But the kids I was babysitting. What they were all dressed up to go to the and they were sitting in the front row with me. And at the end, he bowed any bowed, and he waved right at the kid that was one of the kids who was like front row center. So like that guy has my heart forever. Like like will Farrell. You're great. But like, this is the true, buddy. Head. But I watched it again the other day, and it's not my favorite movie, and it's on my favorite Christmas movie. But I was like, okay, I get what they were going for. Now. I'm not like, I'm not as cynical teenager anymore..

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"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

03:34 min | 1 year ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Caitlyn Dante dot com click on the shows tab, you can go to my website, but it's mostly dead links in a lot of his of hot dogs. I I recently hyperlinked there. My website is eighty present the episode of how it's made of various meats. Oh that sounds disgusting. No offense. But Jamie left is innocent dot com is the hyperlink for all of the meat videos. Great. Yes. Please. Just go there for. Anyway. So those are the quick plugs. We wanted to do at the top of the show. So you'll log. It's made up for. Anyways enjoyed that. Yeah. Enjoy the episode. It's a great one. And we'll we'll see soon. I'm going to tweet that. Bye. Beck. Adele. Hi. Hi, everyone. Thanks for calling. Hi, everyone. My name's Jamie, loft is my name is Caitlin Toronto. And this is our shows that you're at and maybe was anyone here. Dragged by a loved one, raise your hands. It always second. They're like. Thank you for coming by round of applause who has seen the movie else. Everyone, but me cool. Is there anyone by round of applause who has not seen? Yeah. Allies. There's always a couple there's always a few. So we are the backbone cast. We talk about the portrayal and representation of women among other things in film using the Bechtel test as a jumping off point to initiate a larger conversation. And if you don't know what the test is first of all shame on us. I take it back, you're fine. But it is is it's media test invented by Alison Bechtel that requires that there be two female identifying characters in narrative that for us have names, and they have to talk to each other about something other than a man for total of two lines of dialogue. So if you've seen L just think about that for a second. Lot of movies. Don't do this. They're not able to do what is truly the bare minimum my favorite bad pass. Because most like most media tests. It is a flood metric is the she's all that. We're one of the named female characters tells the other named female character kill herself and the first ones like, hey. Like, technically passes. Yeah. Really good one. So do we have any other orders of business that we need to attend to before we introduce I guess, I don't think. So I skip the middleman tonight the ice yourself. I myself quietly backstage, like a lady just said you've been in the night twisted. The cap myself got down to business. So I'm ready to go beautiful. Yeah. Well, without much further ado, let's introduce our guest she is a recovering child actor, she's a writer. She wrote the book where am I now, and she has a newsletter called shan't, we tell the vicar, please give it up for Mara Wilson..

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This Precious ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Reunion Will Melt Your Heart: Pic

Memphis Morning News

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

This Precious ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Reunion Will Melt Your Heart: Pic

"Of nice though, MRs Doubtfire reunion reunion. What does that mean? Well, Pierce Brosnan got together with the children who were stars of MRs Doubtfire all grown up. So they reunited twenty-five years later for a cast photo. Sally field was not in this. I know right. Matthew Lawrence Mara Wilson. And Lisa Jacka. They played the three children in that movie. Sellafield couldn't make it to the reunion dinner as she was on tour promoting her new book, and they were all interviewed by NBC's today. Four

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"mara wilson" Discussed on Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

03:46 min | 2 years ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

"I also kind of identify with is when people say mean Steph about you on the internet. Should I tell you about it? Yeah. I don't. I don't. You know, there's very like southern saying, like, you know, I don't know. For some reason I always imagine blanche from golden girls say like other people think of me is none of my business. Right? And I mean, that's true. Like I don't. I get this all the time and I used to get this even more. So people would be like, oh, somebody said that they thought you were ugly, but I don't think you're ugly or somebody said that they, they didn't like you're writing, but I like your writing and be like, why are you telling me this? So that's the thing. People people will tell me things and they'll be like, well, I don't think you're this. I don't think you're untalented. I don't think your husband. I don't think you're actually, I don't think you're all these things and I'm just like, just stick to the complement. Half of going to. Yeah. If you wanna complement me sometimes called on what's going to be like a little much too, but, but like if you can find a nice way to say it, are you you're aware of the kind of like lesbian icon status of miss? Oh, yeah. Oh, definitely. I mean, I was obviously a big fan of the movie when I was younger as a young gay boy. But I always who really loved it too. I had a guy tell me once he was like a friend of a friend and he was British and he was like, you'll movie was how my mom knew. I was gay just related to Matilda so much. I was watching the movie all the time. It's like, I don't think I realized like miss honey's lesbian styles. Much much later. She's definitely. That's definitely a thing. I don't think I realized it until until like probably until college and that's what my friends would started. Like, you know, sending me like Matilda and miss Honey slash fan fiction bothers me because guys, they have a parental relationship. People always ask me, they're like, did you have a crush on Musani? And I'm like, no, I'm Beth was like a sister to me, and and I mean, you know, I remember when I when the when I read the books I was like, I, I do remember being like, oh, she seems really nice and sweet. And if I hadn't been Mathilde, I probably would have empathy is you know, gorgeous and and so sweet and embody that part so well. But no. I mean, she was like a big sister to me, so I didn't so many. So many women had will say that Joseph rush. Yeah, because I mean, I can. I have like a laundry list of men that I was like. That's the one that did it. Yeah. I thought about that for like, what? What does it for a lot of like lesbian it by women? Yeah, I mean, I definitely think I think I've had a lot of conversations about Princess jasmine. Uh-huh. Yeah. Princess jasmine was was. You know by culture is is not being sure whether you want to be or date both jasmine and Aladdin joh-. Yeah, that is. That is the problem is you're not sure who you want to be and who you want to date and it goes back and forth. That's that's. That's something I fully believe. Maybe that's based on my own experience, but I've had similar conversations that is like the LGBT struggle. Jack, it's what's one of the struggles right. It's pretty low on the list. Exactly. And so now I want to ask about your newsletter. So tell me about it. I mean, it's I spill fans. I mean, it is kind of like direct way to re cut out all of the all of the extra chatter on with her wanted for a while to be doing this because I used to keep a blog. But after I wrote my book and moved back to California last year, I was thinking, okay, I want something that's going to be keeping me steady writing, but I don't wanna do blogging again because blogging was always sort of a jumping off point for me. I felt kind of in between like I was writing a lot of stuff for the toast and the toast shut down and and I was writing I, I started reading things for for Elle magazine, but I wanted something also that was just for me and I was thinking to myself, maybe I.

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"mara wilson" Discussed on Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

04:38 min | 2 years ago

"mara wilson" Discussed on Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

"That's what walkers are made out of, and I think whoppers are repulsive. Amen. It just Hasely could sweet dirt. Yeah, it's very, very dry chocolate. My like low key elitist opinion is that most chocolate is horrible because it's like like her. She's not actual chocolate, right? But that is like the most mainstream chocolate next, I feel like I've been on the record about this before chocolate and peanut butter together. I'm not a huge fan. I get it on my list of grievances. It's not high, but I wouldn't seek it out. It is my favorite combination. I think peanut butter dries out most things if it's not made properly. And so you get like a nice moist chocolate bit and then just dry chalky peanut butter bit, I get that, but peanut butter can be so creamy and delicious. And like almost, you know, smooth. Yeah, that's the definition. Don't disagree what peanut butter is. I love that combination. Moving on character is good. Zucchini bread is bad. I don't. I have always loved carrot cake. We go to old country buffet before we got kicked out and I won't repeat that whole story here. Those of you who know it? No, it and I, they always had care cakes that they would serve in like little bowls and I always loved it and they painted a little carrot on top. But then then I started getting introduced other vegetable based, cakes and breads, and I was like, fuck you. I don't. I don't have time for a green based food. Any green based food really. People always defended by being like it makes it so Moya's. I don't care how wet of a bread I get from putting a fucking sue caney in it. I'm not gonna DEP a cucumber into the spread just to make you happy next, any frozen dessert that isn't ice cream is horrible. Only maybe July auto because that's just like ice cream with extra scream smashed into it, basically custard not into it. And that's just Aggie ice cream? Yeah, I in yogurt. I'm not like I'll eat it, but. Considered ice cream, but no. Well, I don't think anyone does. I mean, people will like do it as a substitute, and that's not okay. I think of frozen yogurt or something you eat before the meal and ice cream. You have our, it gets your Palo ready. S'more smarts are you're never you. I've never met anybody who has made a perfects more. It's impossible. It's an impossible task because you set the fuck and marshmallow on fire, and then you. It's like you have to fuck in wrangle it. You have to wrangle the flaming marshmallow onto a wedge of Graham cracker that you've had to like pick ax apart, and it's never a perfect square. It's always a jagged piece of Graham cracker. And then a jagged piece of chocolate and then you the marshmallow on or marshmallow as they say in London, and then you bite into it and it's like you're biting into fucking the Pillsbury. Doboy is a hot semen because the inside of the marshmallow just bursts out and God forbid you get any of it on your skin because that won't come off ever. I have marshmallow stains on my face been there for ten years from the last time I tried to make s'mores. Also, it's disgusting to put a marshmallow on a stick that you found outside. What am I fucking dogged? I'm not gonna put a stick in my math and finally marriage. She no cherries or repulsive there. The devils cherry. I cannot believe that we accepted that as a son, Sunday finisher for for millennia. We just accepted that you can put stop sign red cherry on top of it. Just slathered in like the grossest syrup. You can possibly imagine, are they? Are they real cherries? I think it's a real cherry. That's been like just like finger blasted. It's sugar. Well, let's look it up mayor. She know cherry is a preserved sweetened. Cherry typically made from light-colored sweet cherries in their modern form..

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