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"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Arguments and falling outs with her bestie Molly, who's played by Ivan orgy. Now, in the 5th and final season, Isa still very awkward, but circumstances and attitudes for all the characters are drastically different from where they started. E says finding success as an event coordinator and has rekindled a romance with Nathan, who's played by Kendrick Sampson. She and Mali have finally worked through their differences and Molly's found her footing at her law firm after an awkward start in the previous seasons. Lawrence has sorted out his career and is now trying to make co parenting work with his ex condola, played by Christina elmore. And Issa and Molly's friend group is rounded out by Kelly, who's played by Natasha Rothwell, and Tiffany, played by Amanda seals. Now, as I mentioned earlier, we are definitely going to be discussing the series finale and season 5 more generally. So if you're not caught up yet, consider this your final warning to hold off on listening for now. All right, let's get into this. Kate, let me start with you. What are your initial reactions to the finale and the season overall? I think season 5 is a really good encapsulation of what the show had always set out to be. It was hampered by the fact that season four came out at such a contentious time. And I think feelings are very high about it, plus it was an excellent season. And so it almost feels like there was no way that season 5 could live up to how well received that was. But I also think that season 5 manages to tie up a lot of loose storylines in a way that feels satisfying, even as so much narrative threat is kind of being pulled all at the same time and what feels like not enough time. I mean, these are 20 minute episodes. We are always kind of left wanting more. And I think that that is still true of the finale, but I feel secure in my knowledge that these characters will be okay, which was always the goal. Yeah. Brittney, how about you? How are you feeling about this whole series, this ending and where we leave these characters? I think that overall season 5, many episodes I think represented the things that people love the most about the show. I know that there is some discussion online offline about how people felt about the pacing and worrying whether or not things would get wrapped up by the end of the series. But I'll say having seen the final episode, the relationship that I always had the most investment in, leaves on a very beautiful note..
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"And Joseph Edison lawyer writer and filmmaker is with me in the studio. To the T V show that generated more buzz than anything on our small screens For a while. Now the white Lotus It's a superbly written American dramedy set in a luxury Hawaiian resort filled with glamorous, rich, entitled and often clueless guests. But beneath that surface lies a deeper satire about inequality, class human nature, who we all are all that lovely stuff. One critic described it as a magnificently monstrous look at how the other half live. The costs are outstanding. Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, Natasha Rothwell and the Australian actor Murray Bartlett, who so brilliantly plays the resorts manager, Armand He spoke to Jason Di Russo on ABC Radio National's the screen show about the series, his character and working with the creator and director Mike White. One of the great things about this character, I think is it's set up in the role that he has. He has such a public. Facade that he has to keep up as the manager of this hotel, but he's got this sort of Rich in a life full of demons, a lot of them connected to his addiction issues and stuff in it. There's sort of that interplay between the inner and the outer life and the sort of the niceties that we keep up with each other to sort of mask what's going under underneath, and he sort of represents what happens when You can no longer keep that mask in place. You know, there's a bit of a thematic ring resonance to it as well because this is also a show that invites the viewers to contemplate Hawaii, its history and who was here before the resorts and who is still here in the shadow of the resorts, and all of that is kind of interesting. And of course, there's an Australian. We can relate to. Those themes and interrogating ourselves of it. You know why we're here and and how we got here. But I mean, these things are surprise to most Americans. Do you think? Is it a surprise for them to sort of consider Hawaii or these kinds of islands as being You know as having this history of colonization and all the rest of that. It's an interesting question. Let's also ask America because I get the impression that it's not something that's on a lot of people's minds. I mean, particularly like the first Nations, people in the in the U. S. It's not often part of the conversation, which is really frightening. You know, we talk about the generations of people that have come afterwards. And you know, particularly in terms of slavery, how awful that was. And the legacy or the continuing sort of unfolding of what that is created in this country. But the awareness even of The first Nations people here is it doesn't feel like it's on the radar much and I think it's such a wonderful sort of aspect of this show. And it's something that is close to Mike White's heart in terms of he spends a lot of time in Hawaii so very plugged into the history of Hawaii and Hawaiians and was very mindful of that in this in this show. Tell me about my quite what's your experience of working with him, especially given that he has such control over this? Show, and it's so much his creation. I suppose. I don't know. I think he's a genius. Basically, he started writing this show in August last year, and we started shooting in October, which is just a phenomenal feat. That's insane. I didn't realize that his incredibly talented and fast into waiving all these very pertinent themes in a way that I think Is not always subtle, but it's definitely not banging you over the head with it. It's just so clever and funny, So also he's a really good man. He's just a kind, funny, generous, loving human being and he creates on set a feeling of fun and play. But there's something amazing about having someone like that at the helm, who has created written and is directing. Because you're sort of at the source. You're at the creative source all the time. And, yeah, I just I trust trusted him. There's something in the white lotus, which are quite like this sense of certain characters, sort of fighting against the inevitability of certain structures of oppression and so forth and power. Kind of circling back around. It feels like it would have been a very political set to be having lunch on And you know where people discussing politics a lot on set and the state of the United States. I mean, it was hard not to As we were shooting right through the election in the United States, So it was. I mean, it was It was everywhere and in all of our minds, and it was very therapeutic in a way to be working on a show that is holding a mirror to some of the aspects of society that dysfunctional in terms of valuing some people, other over other people and some people with power and privilege, wielding it in ways that is not beneficial to everybody. It was kind of great to be able to Have these conversations, the characters, uh, either grappling with or talking about these things. The actor Murray Bartlett, talking to the screen shows Jason Darrow. So on ABC Radio, National Joseph Addison lawyer When you heard him speaking there about how Mike White had written that projects a rapidly and got it together. Did you think for a second? That's insane, Or do you write that quickly? It is insane. Um, absolutely, especially to write something that, um, on that scale, um, but sometimes it depends. You know, if if things come to you, it can be very quick and when it's less immediate, it takes more time. So the stories and perspectives of First nations people aren't often at the forefront of American television and film. Do you think that shows like this can change that? I think so. I think it's very important. I mean, we're if we look at the world over the last year, it's become even more important that lots of different voices and lots of different stories get told. And so I think also, I mean, has he mentioned the fact? Obviously, he lives in America. And if that's something that is not on the consciousness of, say, your average American, then shows like this can only help. You know for them to think about, you know, other kind of stories and other experiences that also need to be examined. You're listening to the arts are with me. Niki Beattie on the BBC World Service Comedian Nish Kumar has created a special place for himself in British political comedy, his television show. 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"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"Ah let you talk about armand soon but one of the other staff members is this woman. Belinda played by the wonderful natasha. Rothwell who you might know from insecure. Pu is a kind of spa managers slash healing therapist. She does sort of sound baffles and chance mantras. She one point. She's chanting the guy. Autry mantra to jennifer coolidge and immediately. She gives her. This sort of cranial sacred massage. That makes jennifer coolidge feel completely better and suddenly jennifer coolidge develops an attachment to blend that becomes quite strange and goes into strange places which we can talk about. But that's those two characters kind of live in tandem for the rest of the series. Yeah that krino sacred massage. Moment that you mentioned. I think it happens in the first episode was a real hook point into the series for me. That was a moment where i started to feel like okay. There's something going on here. Besides you know the satirizing of wealth and privilege and you know this isn't just going to be about an upstairs downstairs sort of story where we all laugh the rich people and feel bad for the poor people right. I mean there's just something so complex that's happening in that moment between them. Because we're used to seeing jennifer coolidge i am i mean i think of the chris guest movie she used to be and you know and that she was always sort of figure of fun right. I mean she's great at doing it but you know she rarely is someone who who is bringing is great as her chops are for both drama and comedy. She's rarely the person who's who story. Where sort of emotionally invested. And she's more like the comic relief and so you're expecting that then they have this moment where you know. She really experiences something. She actually experiences. What apparently in her life is a very rare moment of actual relief piece relaxation. Right in this in this encounter with belinda and also belinda. Natasha rothwell spa director character. And you also see in that moment that belinda is deeply invested in what she does. I mean she is not kind of cynically phoning it in as the spot director for this hotel. She really is considers herself a healer and seems to be gifted in that department and that comes into play later as this relationship develops between them and they start talking about opening a business and the possibility that tanya will become sort of the financial protector and investor of belinda business. So that scene really establishes a lot when it could easily have been tossed off as you know just a way to laugh at at tanya's kind of absurd new agey goofiness all right. We have one more very important character in a way. I think we've saved the best for last and i'll do this myself. It's murray bartlett's armand. Who's the manager of the hotel on australian man. We don't know much about his backstory but we learned early on that he is a recovering addict and we see him in action as an extremely committed and yet and yet cynical hotel manager so unlike belinda. who seems to using her spot director job. As a way to explore her mission in life he really feels like he's sort of slumming it and is somewhat miserable as the manager of the hotel and yet at the same time he wants to do his job to the utmost so we here early on in the first episode him giving a speech to a new employee at the hotel. About how important it is that they all learned to be invisible. And you know that the great job of someone working in hospitality is to is to strategically disappear at the moment when you need to disappear and the minute you hear him saying that you know that there's going to be some sort of problem with visibility..
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Who? Weekly
"Together and munched on the burritos. Kobe smoulders enjoyed the mini. Nothing but cakes nicole. Shire's ing or gnashed on crumble cookies and too-da-loo trail mix and the tasha rothwell and orgy. Yvonne orgy toasted don. Julio many cocktail and legrand core taj respectively from one of the past. That is engaged. You're wondering respectively means that. Natasha rothwell have the dawn and an orgy. Yvonne orgy had the grunk or taj. And in case you're unclear about what this looked like every single photo. And i shit you not every single photo in this the celebrities number one. The photo credits. Don't list the people in them. I think because they're never quite certain right. They just crate. Credit amy graves. Okay number two. Every single celebrity like these are very famous people here. Every single celebrity has a mask on whether indoors or outdoors. All these photos. Tyra banks mask which is great which is good but usually they take off the mask for the photo one person did. Y'all one person did for the lead photo jennifer lopez. The only unmasked photo is jennifer lopez alita image. They were like. Please take off your mask for two seconds because everyone else natasha yvonne. Leslie mann olivia. How are you supposed to munch on burritos. Exactly your mind owner munch and i know you're much in britos because that's a copy says so. Where's they're massless thing. I understand why they're doing this for responsibility purposes. I just love the idea. What if like you went to a party and then somebody wrote up a party description of what you did at the party like what. Ua it's like bobby like eight one goldfish cracker from like a like and then made his way to the bar to have a tequila cocktail featuring topo chico like yum delicious. He was overheard. Saying you know i'm delicious. He was overheard saying. I think i'll have a second finger said as he approached the burrito bar yet again but it have to be like the taco bell like ab- exclusive cantina burrito bar. It wouldn't everything has to have like a thing. do sorry. Every sentence meanwhile ruth negga raved about. Take he's cute lounge wear. That was an offer quote. I'm obsessed with those jumpsuits and the made by mary necklaces. Mary as my middle name. She said fuck. Tyra banks showed up with my scream and worse. Cream shirt jordana brewster. And tyra banks swooned over new swayed leggings and neutral hughes at spanks booth. Banks went full out to support her ice cream. Brand smiles cream with guests. Nash john towards the end the event notice. No one. there's no names of which guests notched on this nice cream. Notice that notice that notice. Notice that i take back what i said because previous in style reporting of this. Also the captions. Say credit amy graves. They don't actually label the people in them. So this is you know this is what they always do. But you see like tyra. Banks has photographed and then she's mentioned in the copy jordana brewster in a photo. She's mentioned in the copy as he julianne huff. Nfo she's mentioned the copy a liberal regal leslie man. The appetite girls mentioned in the copy. Okay i saw this photo and gasped. And then i control eft the name because i know exactly who this person is and i. I cannot believe the indignity someone went to this party. A famous person currently relevant went to this party and is photographed at this party and is not mentioned once in the copy. You heard the people mentioned in this. Everyone's mentioned in this appeal has mentioned. There's right like it's not like there's a real standard here. Everyone's mentioned lindsey. I just took a screen shot of someone who was at this party. I know this person is in a mask. And i know you'll be able to recognize her. Even tech sitter to you. That's talking alexander zardari. That's fucking alexander. Dario and she isn't named once not once. We're like ninety nine percent. Sure that's senator. that's i'm one. I'm sorry i'm one hundred percent certain. That's i'm sorry do after years of saying we can't recognize her anywhere. I'm claiming to recognize her in a black mask. Like with her half with her is showing and at and as a side profile. So to be honest you you really can't take our word for it though because we can't claim to not recognize this woman but then pull her out of a lineup with face mask. Lon she's covered up. I can tell. That's alexander daryl. I'm sorry that's alexandra outing myself. On this one. Why wouldn't they mentioned her. I think it's because they literally didn't recognize her stop stop. They knew as her her story and slate a hooligan sent it to us at sc white. One on twitter sent this to us. There's a sleet story on white lotus. The white lotus final getaway as perfect as it seemed. It's all about the story. I'm not doesn't matter what the story is. It has correction at the bottom correction august seventeenth. Twenty twenty one. This article originally misidentified alexander diario as andrea diario. Who the fuck is andrea dairy. Oh okay that's not even a person. I mean i guess maybe it may feel bad now. I'm starting to feel bad. I mean i do think that if that is alexandra. D dario at the party. She got away with murder because she got to get the free products without like without getting debased listening her every single. Move at this event. You know She was incognito aka. Just her normal so okay so there was. I have a game for you so there was another event. That was a big deal. It wasn't it wasn't like a giveaway of but it was a big event that happened over the past couple of days and i saw covered not everywhere I saw covered in one place. I saw it covered in us weekly was a and it was called the kroger's wellness experience. Yes the grocery store kroger's wellness experience. Which i'm going to call the croakers wellness experience. Okay they that there was a kroger as well this experience and so i read a story. One single story about the croakers wellness experience and road. Again about it okay. Here's the game. It's based on the copy from the croakers. Experience knows just singing programs wellness experience. Okay.
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on For Your Reference
"Generally and i guess coming to the end of the series season are you told me Not tushar awful having a new show on. Hbo our cycles pumped yes. Can we point out that we came across this show because of the ever eternal natasha. Rothwell yes more. please thank you Ooh psyched bombed. And we went into this thinking that all our went into this thinking that you know. I'm gonna love this regardless on the foster episode all's like coal. I think i'm gonna get a who done it for me. he's done. Who's gonna get who's white going to get done. It as episodes when taunted vida for it. My expectations lessened a had qualms. Not as much as katie. now. I think we'll get into some more interesting character. Discussions later on because they have very conflicting thoughts on those while i think at the end of it. I thought you know it wasn't that great over show was all right I'm not really looking forward to season tube. Lego and i guess just speaking generally before we get into specific plotlines as well as characters. The first episode was one of the best pilots. We've seen in a long time. It was exciting. Like you said it was setting itself up to be necessarily Black noi But definitely Mystery of a who done it like we said there is going to be spoilers. Lots of angsty. Katie yelling We did say spoilers in this episode but it initially and i think it might also be in the law but there is a dead body so there is some sort of tragedy right. That happens not steps. But i always love to mention steps when i mentioned tragedy. So that's kind of what we're working towards in the series and i think was pretty cool like i think. The writing was strong enough in the first episode. Even if it didn't have that sort of hook in it Interestingly enough the second episode move quite slowly And i think that also kind of got in the way of any sort of enjoyment because we knew someone was going to die so any sort of character building. I guess that they wanna do character. Learnings kind of got in the way because all of that is to naught if they end up dying anyway Or if they end up being the killer like it's like i guess it's cool because it's only six episodes but the fact that it's still felt like dragged from the second episode where it was kind of like a fila and you can't have fila. You can't have naruto ostrich villa in a six episode season. You know what. I went into this thinking. You know one of the dead body. Nothing is going to be a who done. It always excited. Because who doesn't donuts. And then when i realized very quickly after the second episode that it's not a started worrying. What the fuck do people use this. As a fucking device in storytelling. I need to know that he did not play a part plastic -nificant part in in us enjoying the show at all. Yeah even getting us interested into thinking. Oh is this gonna die it it. The haden's zero zero pie in my mind. Yeah yeah i absolutely agree and family got has a nice episode of and then there were none sorta scenario which sadly beautifully enough seth dedicated to his mother That was a very nice fund episode. I think it's like there was no point to grapple..
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on TV's Top 5
"The beautiful maui confines and featuring a new cast at a different white lotus hotel property. Dan you've been watching the show. You reviewed it. What do you think of the idea. I think it's a. It's an okay idea. Like i think the way i put it on twitter i think probably this is the way i feel is that i don't necessarily need another season of this show on the other hand. It has been way too long since mike white had a tv show and it took them a long time to get this one on the air and so absolutely. I want another mike white tv show. And i love the white lotus so if that has to be what it is then bring it on. And i think there are all sorts of fun ways that they can play around with it One of my twitter followers suggested that the gia purdy character who goes into labor in the pilot. I'm not spoiling anything later than that That she could be the only character who in some way or another overlaps between the two. And i think that would be an amusing idea because that was a character who it was suggested that her journey was something we wanted to follow. And then we didn't well maybe we could. I also think that you could probably take the exact same cast and maybe you could turn the survey the upset upstairs downstairs aspect of it the other way around so if you wanted to have. I don't know. Connie britton as the murray bert character as the sort of the head of the other white lotus hotel and have steve zahn as god only knows what and as an employee but then have natasha rothwell as one of the guests. Who's enjoying little pampering. I think having no she deserves that. So i think there are ways that you could overlap but i also maybe you want to avoid overlapping it because as hbo and anyone who gambles for emi's knows the minute at which you have direct connections between two shows it ceases to be eliminated show it becomes either a drama or comedy and i think that would probably confuse people so i think this is already kind of upfront and honest enough that. Hbo is making this announcement. Before white load has had the chance to be up for any limited series. Emmys or i guess not golden globes anymore. But but still but still in all this way. I'm not accusing of category fraud. For claiming that something's limited when it's on going you know and yet in the past week there continued to be conversations about what an additional season of mirror vs town would look like an i am. I would say ninety five percent. Sure at some day at some point. We're going to get more seasons of that show so i kind of like how upfront. They're being with this. No this this was a terrific show and it pound traction. And i think it is. I think it's great for mike white that it's a success because most of his other stuff had been. Tv had been either ahead of its time or simply too nicci for stream audience and this feels like it's found more of a mainstream audience. It feels like people are watching. It feels like people are talking about it in the way that people watched and found enlightened afterwards and anyone who liked white lotus who hasn't watched enlightened the blood. Pete it's on hbo. Max your should be. You should be watching us white lotus. Because it's not squashing us some enlightened because it's terrific maybe this is the time to bring back pasadena etc. Probably not no. It's a it's a really good show and it's been fun watching people find it and nothing is universal. I definitely know a few people who are like. What's the big deal. Or if the comedy why am i not laughing and other thoroughly reasonable response isn't i you know again. I'm i'm somewhat surprised. It's been as mainstream as it has been but since my review also compared to succession to some degree. You know it's a. It's definitely a horrible privilege people being horrible and there's at least the premise in white lotus that. They're actually learning lessons from this. Whether you happen to believe any of the lessons are gonna stick something else. But i was surprised that succession found an audience because that seemed like a show where the tone might be too difficult for people to latch onto or to fully embrace. So i'm i'm always happy when people watch unlike good things and witton good things get additional seasons and the chance to continue to be good so i'm happy with this but again you know. Did i necessarily need another story kind of in this world no but knows there are more stories about awful guests at luxury hotels around the world so if the next one wants to be some beautiful hotel in venice on the canals or a safari in africa. It's truly limitless. If all that mike wants to do is take some of his friends on vacation. I mean as. I've joked before in several places and we'll joke again. We get critics corner. It's all the adam sandler business model of of saying. I wanna make a movie in africa with my friend. Drew you know does does it have a script adam sandler no not really and that's how we got blended. I wanna make a movie in rural massachusetts with all of my friends and go to a lake and hang out at a cabin script. But that's how we got the grownups. So i i kind of like it as as a business model or as an approach and it feels like it's kind of the Ideal because you get to sequester fifteen of your best friends at a luxury resort for a couple months and that's exactly why the show was green lit because it was specifically to be filmed during the pandemic because they did take over the hotel. Everyone did move there. Everyone was closely quarantined including the production. All the production members and yeah i. I don't know that anyone really expected the show to take off the way it did or to be more than just you know. This closed ended limited series. Obviously there's a great interview that mike white did in vanity fair where he talked about doing the anthology format. So it's not a total surprise that this is what's what's happening now that the show is broken out at least among critics and those on on twitter but yeah you know. They brought back in treatment. Because that's obviously a much more intimate shows that was easily film during the pandemic wool. That come back again. a. I haven't really heard anything. He kind of went came and went. So you know so that you look. There's always an upside. So i think for from my vantage point. The upside. is they got a bunch of people went to hawaii. Mehta show did it safely deliver content at a time when people needed content and then it worked so You know and as you said you know you're you're the biggest..
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Murray bartlett and his confidante spa manager. Belinda played by natasha rothwell. There are three parties of guests. We're going to go through this. The mossbacher are nicole and mark played by connie britton. And steve zahn. their son. quinn. Played by fred hack injure their daughter. Olivia played by sydney. Sweeney and olivia's college front paula. Who's played by britney o'grady then you have the newlywed patents. Shane and rachel. That's jake lacy and alexandra darrow and finally rich a single woman. Tanya who is indelibly played by the great jennifer coolidge. Glenn what is your bottom line on this show. I eventually acclimated to it. It's kind of like getting jetlag arriving at a resort and it took me an episode or two acclimate to it. Because i wasn't laughing. And i expected to be laughing more. I mean i think some of that is expectations. I see a moustachioed hotel manager. I think fawlty towers You i think broad wacky farcical. I see jennifer coolidge. And i think broad in every sense of the term. She's abroad die fun and she usually plays broad and when we meet her in that first episode. You think you're gonna see the same jennifer coolidge. You know one love but when she opens her mouth. You clock immediately that this is a woman in pain. Physical pain which she talks about constantly but mostly a kind of a deep searing emotional pain that her money underprivileged can touch and. That was my way into this. As soon as i clock that i was in nap right. I do you think you're so tired. I think it's because i'm so close on the floor. In general my mom has to weigh in june. Sorry and i'm still dealing with it. That pain is compounded by your station in life right. It makes her self absorbed because she can so easily be self absorbed. She's in a station in life where she can be. But she's self absorbed in a way she cannot see because she's also at the same time hyper aware of how nice she is to the staff. This is mike's white. His satires always been knowing about the hypocrisy of privileged. And i've seen reviews of the show. It's like oh really satirizing. The one percent like nope kind of satirizing humanity. I mean he. It's not really about making fun of super vacuous rich people or it is but that's kind of one part of this elephant. Everyone convinces themselves that they're good people but then they act in ways that expose that they're not It gets more extreme with the guests. But it's also true of the staff. And that's one of the smart things about the show as it goes on it becomes pulp beer with some thriller elements that i kind of found distracting and kind of undercooked but whenever natasha rothwell was onscreen. I was like people. That's your heart. There's your engine. Yeah this is why people are tuning in. Why are we seeing. Why are we spending so much time with everybody else. That was my bottom line. Yeah i unlike line was actually kind of all in on this in the first episode and then as it was going along i kind of felt like it wasn't hitting the notes that i wanted it to hit and. Hp has been doing this for a while now. This is their bread and butter succession. The undoing big little lies like rich. White people reveling in their rich white. People this is what they do. And i'm starting to get a little bit bogged down by it and i feel like what are we doing different here. What is being done differently. And i was missing that here. It needed less of the one percent and more of the staff. We get a lot of our minds. Which i think is really interesting. His characters sort of devolves you know. One of his biggest issues is that he is a recovering addict and that becomes a big issue later on in the show and so it's interesting to see his sort of play back and forth with the jake lacy character who is just an absolute tool. He's terrible. I'm sad to say i have dated people like this before this and i love that dynamic but i wish we could have leaned even more heavily on the staff like natasha rothwells character. She does so much with her face. That i find so fascinating. There are moments when she's interacting with The tiny character played by jennifer coolidge. And the way in which tanya that sort of dance that they do. Tanya is dangling this opportunity business opportunity in front of her and at first. It's very clear that belinda is like. I don't know about this rich white lady. She's just blowing. Smoke up my butt. But then you see their back and forth and she keeps pulling her in and pulling her in and she starts to believe it and the way. Natasha rothwell conveys on her face. Oh my god it. just like. It's heartbreaking to watch that entire just like that up and and and the way in which it works. I wanted more of that and like i wanted more because so many times when we see these stories. It's almost always from the perspective of the rich. And i feel like it was kind of trying to go for parasite but what was good about parasite is that we focused so much on. Not just the rich family but the upstairs downstairs. We saw more of the downstairs than we have here. And i wish there could have been more of that here oma so. It's funny because everything that i felt about this. Y'all have already identified. But i feel like i dislike it a lot more than yielded like i felt it again like natasha rothwell was probably at the heart and soul of the show where she should have been and i think if you watch the first episode you are being set up for this idea that this is going to be kind of like broad and a farce and as the show goes on is not really that at all i was thinking like i love you and i've done a bunch of these shows which oh right with We we talked about succession. And we talk about the crown. And i was like. What is it about these rich white people that i can't like muster enough shot and for you to power me through this show and i think it's because those shows that i like a lot more than the show there are stakes involved I mentioned big little lies. Like there's actually you know a murder at the center of it is mr at the center of this like you know. There is no big institution that was sort of binding these people together right. There's no sort of thing that's like there's no gravity plenty of people together except for just like family ties. All sort of the newlywed couple. They have obviously the sort of momentum of being newlyweds but like it was hard to feel both like angry at them. And or sorry for them. So i always like as it went on. And we'll probably get to this. Like i kept waiting for something to happen and nothing really happens. Nothing really sort of interesting happens with any of the characters. Yeah what's interesting about. What you say about stakes is that. There's an effort to do that. With the fact that this is one of the many maybe even the majority of current prestige dramas slash comedy dramas start with. Here's a scene and then you flash back and that's exactly what happens in the show. The first thing you see is a body being loaded onto the plane. As the jake lacy character is leaving. And you don't have any idea who the body on the plane is gonna turn out to be out of all the people who are involved in this story so they do. Try to set up those steaks. I agree that particular like way of putting the stakes into the show. I didn't think was that effective. Because i mean it is in the sense that i did. Keep changing my mind about who. I thought the body was gonna turn out to be and that in a in a way as entertaining. I will tell you why. I really admired this show. And that is. I felt incredibly indicted by it. We secretly part of the one percent or more..
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Keep It!
"I'm ira madison. The third and podcast now beach lewis gone louis loses gone. I'm doing the interest. I'm wrong outgrown yet. Devastating news louis state on fire island. We can't find him he can't find him. He's refused to come back. Fell asleep in an orgy. Poppers somewhere. I wish i knew more about fire island for this junk to keep going. It's all good. I don't know anything about fire island either. Do you know what the meat rack is a do to meet records. Can you tell our listeners. With the meet records you know. I had to a lot of googling. It's like the place in the woods where they be fucking. That's all i get down you. Could you say you say it. Man say running the pilot. Say we need lewis back. It's fine you know what he needs to take a break every now and then do you know yeah. This is every episode cool. He's a cool. Has monitor's off. He's never used a break. He does not need a second the second to to unload and recharge and his birthday is coming up in. This episode comes out. Make sure you guys go wish louis. Rotella happy birthday his his august. Yes celebrate lewis birthday. Go to mcdonald's and get yourself a sweet tea meal yes oh goodness okay so address. We knew new meal out. Have you rushed. Have you rushed to the mcdonalds. The mcdade's to go get it tall. I think next week at thoughts. What demon in me thinks. I need to go to mcdonalds to try this. Like i haven't had every single. I wanna try it. But part of me makes it feel like the whole thing about her being online like always being like eaton weird stuff right was just a gag. You think like a dick to like lead to something like this girl. You have audits money. Why do you eat like a convict took she. I watched a live of her ones where she used. Crushed flaming cheetos to rim a tequila drink. She made i was like you know something's wrong with that girl the us all there. It's not it's either. Something's not there or she's gaming us trying to look it's always a game trying to look quirky. Oh my goodness well. So this episode. We're going to be joined by the lovely jennifer coolidge. That's an exciting interview. Lewis and i got to do so not in it. I'm not in it. Which is sad because it has so many thoughts about the white lotus first of all. Give her her emmy mmediately. Not just for the speech that she had on the boat while scattering hormones ashes but also twitchy lay down in bed and through the ashes go. I also want to commend. Mike white for like really analyzing like whiteness. Liberal privilege In this series such an interesting way. Because it's like natasha rothwell honorable we should i. Should i should be playing like a mammy character right but she knows that this is what this woman was. But she's leaning into because she wants to escape This life that she's at it's such a great nuanced portrayal from both of them and it's amazing and other thing. Murray bartlett is giving me a gay character. I've never seen on tv before. He's giving me anti hero. He's giving me breaking bad. He's giving me rooming lucas gauge in his office. I want more white lotus seasons with like him still running the white lotus and like continuing to fall apart with new guests. I got you. You want like i ryan murphy situation. Same actors like the show hotel fantasy island. You know like he's he's still work at new guests. Come in it. It's supposed to give anchoring around him. Well we do talk about the show with her and just amazing process and she speaks very highly about mike white. So you're correct. You're correct on your guesses. We're also going to be talking about nepotism in hollywood. Because of a lovely comments twitter's tweets that we saw online including ben stiller. And we don't get into it you know i'm about to bring up our good sys- lena dunham not the good sys- says we also listen to the long awaited billy ilitch album happier than ever and big shock. She's not happy. We'll be going to any eyeless eliah. My god this girl went full marilyn monroe marilyn manson like. I don't know what's going. I feel so sorry for the girl but yeah she did put her whole foot into this album. She infamous the eyelashes. I guess finishes in an irish. But he's he's just Protecting the pot of gold into the rainbow. That's what he's doing his gold-digging ads right. We have some more keeping for you. And estimating is the season finale of crooked fantastic scripted. Podcast series edith written by friends of keep it chavez hawick and gonzalo cordova as vulture puts. It edith is a fiction podcast that stands as a really good time in two minute. And that's no small feat. Find edith starring rosamund. Pike as edith. Wilson is available now on apple podcasts. Spotify or wherever you get your podcast in the words of meghan mccain my father.
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Netflix is A Daily Joke
"Gentlemen i am home. I see on the side walk. And i'll spend my days in the new york public bob bird because of that. I read all george martin guy there go ahead. No the t. v. show. I will tell you if you do not give me money. No threesome cook is dead with trading which i have read so i know what happens to john snow. Everybody knows he's is he is he. Thank you very much. Something ryan like land is to always paid his debts now while i have read these books. I'd have yet to realize my dream of cnn brought to light bussan. What kinda give me that. Hbo gulp or the hbo nail were. No i guess. I will have to tell you which characters into tree guy notice l. stupid but there's a lot of stupid shit that happened in the books that they have been on show. Yes this is my password. Please shut up. About game of thrones. You should always have capital letter k. I guess this by la more girls to to action. Dragons and five and midget sandra to today's your duckie day. But i cannot spoil the powell but was journey to self discovery gain not be tampered with. Do some yoga. Well well well. It looks like we got ourselves a hero. she's deaf. The public library offers l. classes every thursday at seven in an air conditioned rule. You want to know how became homeless. Let tell you it all started back at castle black. That's what i called my home michigan. Dim makina was invaded. Not by dragging the by just to rate mortgage in two thousand eight waiter to i had it south to escape doh white walk. The what will white men who onto my house conviction pie so now. I am without a whole much like of tom story. This green well guess what dumbledore gets kill on page. Five hundred ninety six east to brian. Go but you riding the trey by trying to train on praying you show lay well where i know that face to face over woman really great. Guess what you don't give me money. I'm gonna tell you what happened at two stages signs a contract from but thank you very much is more budget. I'll come on to talk about dick lancaster yet. The cat news. 'cause i well read and debt on demise your expectation month all look. I'm get your polling. Guac brick catch natasha. Rothwell and her episode of netflix presents the.
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"Gentlemen i am home. I see on the side walk. And i'll spend my days in the new york public bob bird because of that. I read all george martin guy there go ahead. No the t. v. show. I will tell you if you do not give me money. No threesome cook is dead with trading which i have read so i know what happens to john snow. Everybody knows he's is he is he. Thank you very much. Something ryan like land is to always paid his debts now while i have read these books. I'd have yet to realize my dream of cnn brought to light bussan. What kinda give me that. Hbo gulp or the hbo nail were. No i guess. I will have to tell you which characters into tree guy notice l. stupid but there's a lot of stupid shit that happened in the books that they have been on show. Yes this is my password. Please shut up. About game of thrones. You should always have capital letter k. I guess this
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Mocha Minutes
"We Larry's the we like all my. I'm going to explain what a potluck is like bitch. We actually that we know that we would've. What was she oposite. She tried to get the her end the wafer the break that but he's a doll. What is he you know. We know what it is what they are we. We can sense so it like his ethnicity. Because i feel like you said race you get a different response. That he makes me think he's a brown person versus the black exactly and then maybe maybe an. He's a vegetarian. And i'm thinking. I'm thinking he might be indian. I'm thinking he might be Middle eastern. i'm definitely given me that vibe. You could also beach. He's also be chinese. So i'm like i'm sitting here like better vegetarian I'm concerned like at sisters. I looks like i don't know why it turned into a pilot. I don't even understand that far like why kinky so it's like arc is your level of cooking. You can't go past for people that's super weird to me. Oh my god. It was four but then turned into seven and it was like okay. We got a guy. I don't know given the context of what the apology. Dinner was four. Who why did they gotta be their way. They're like whoa now. I should really. I don't mean that the sister release be even been there to be honest like the one who was playing like i don't understand. Why wasn't the mom. planning this. excel just to them over for dinner to apologize. But it's like you have to apologize publicly flag or no no not really so. You may seem like an apology. Dinner is a thing that i read should know but everybody knows what a fucking hot workers everybody knows what looking like. What the fuck are you talking. So yeah you're not the asshole. But you're the asshole for not explain. What the fucking apology. Dinner is like saying for no good reason his ethnicity. So we don't care about your bigoted mama. We are trying to figure out what. I ain't with a potluck. You can cook for over four people. So i feel like potluck is fine now. I'm so intrigued. But also not that engaged your have like but i felt this is like Intrude on this moment. Then yeah you need to bring brutal only baton part me and the mama. Why here like this is sport. What the fuck is wrong. show right. that's why i'm like. We'll get it right. Jim makes them bring the l. And say trying to be nosy since two this. I want to see this little go. Okay let's go. loki instance low key just. Because i don't want to start off with something. Nice summer spouse defied so natasha rothwell has inked a big overall deal with abc signature. So for everybody. Who doesn't natasha. Rothwell is kelly from insecure so she also is a writer on the show. I believe that amputees. But i think she's just in the writing room but she also is on the show and homegirl has now overall deal Let's see shonda. Kenya bears Carlos king natasa rothwell very very very very excited for this In under the instead this is coming from deadline under the rich pack which is in conjunction with disney general entertainment bio bio poc. Creative initiative led by. Tara duncan rafael will develop new projects for television via big hattie productions financial.
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on The Nix
"Just Super Happy to see works on. I also more awesome of black programming on. Hbo Insecure finished its Fourth Season I'm really happy that HBO is giving. Voices two. Women of Color and students from coal staff. Insecure. I really liked the season for the most part. There was an episode or two in the middle that kind of just lost me and felt a little like bad sex in the city. But came around. There's an episode towards the end of it that was directed by Natasha Rothwell who is at plays her friend on the sort crazy wild friend. She also is in that. Sketch comedy show characters did one of my favorite clubs ever were this woman is on the subway train basically threatening she's like a homeless woman and she's threatening people on the train with spoilers for game friends to make them give her money. It is really one of my favorite sketch comedy bits ever and she wrote this really sweet wonderful of insecure where I was watching the writing feels like on another level. So it was just a romance for a half hour. Which is not my thing at all and I was just completely captivated by it and it was like who wrote it and it was Tasha Course. It was 'cause she's amazing and she needs her own show. But insecure. It's still good I mean for being it's four season Nikki arrays raised on a really impressive job of keeping that show on the rails and keeping an interesting It's also very much about. Her relationship with Molly, who's your best friend and they're kind of break up the season was. VIX but it ends on a sweet way that maybe get a little teary like it's kind know where it's gone. So it's worth it. On a few people's recommendation I tried to watch some letterkenny. It's on Hulu. This is A. Canadian. Show you watched it I can't remember. It's basically this. Very sort of..
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on For Your Reference
"Perfect molly someone that acknowledges has any sort of sense of self awareness I would like that but let's finish off with two characters with Kelly and also tiffany tiffany's probably will finish off lawsuit by Kelly for a little bit. Kelly Natasha Rothwell stills the fuck insane every time. She is featured in an episode, she ad libs mostly everything head gifts are the best gifts to use in all of the gifts. That's an office reference. but also Kelly is the most solid friend in this series. We saw her get hurt because tiffany didn't ask her to help with the baby shower at all. And you sold the fragmenting of their relationship and their friendship. She also helped Azo when Isa was trying to figure out if finances, but he didn't have any finances like Kelly is so self ashore the she's so. She gets finger at a diner. Molly also got fingered in this season, but it wasn't as funny. The best fingerings of the funniest ones. But Kelly is successful in her career. She's messy. She's rolled around with guys in graveyards. She is the best fucking character. On this show, she minds business and she's she. She has more dimensions than the usual sort of comic relief would have show her in a Mall Ace's Bravo then dynamic together. Is Fuck Ace? Oh, issues to British. Like, how did you say that Panning Out Kelly? How did you see the panning out? But what I love about Kelly is she's funny. She's vivacious. She's effervescent, but she also has called to her. She has substance to her right. You know what you think about all your that funny, but it's like. No, she's actually a solid person. She's someone you can rely on she someone. You can count on even in the last episode we have. They're getting pissed off a derek. She's like well. Hey, hang off, Derek forbid even though she's the one that custom out right so I don't think we spend enough time talking about Kelly enough episode so I definitely wanted to give a shout. To Kelly grow. Your growth. As, she said. But. Let's talk a little bit about tiffany. Introduced well. We sort of knew that she was struggling to have. Just struggling with the baby they had mentioned it..
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Yeah the store so this what we were doing this for that's right Merlin's beard is the Ryan magic sword it is so beautiful gorges actually saying chef's kiss is now my new favorite really great so good after the break we're gonna play another game with actor Stephanie Beatrice and Lauren ash and later all switch to my soft focus zoom filter for a chat with actor Natasha Rothwell from HBO's insecure I'm of your Eisenberg and this is ask me another from NPR the entertainment this can be a lot it's hard to get there it's hard to stay there and you're always on the hunt for the next day I think when you're in entertainment or in a creative profession you kind of accept a certain level of like chaos so what happens when a pandemic shut it all down I mean this is like next level chaos it's like game changing chaos Hollywood and rotavirus next time on its benefit from NPR today at four on ninety three point nine FM W..
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Should we we play some games yeah I think we should we've got a wonderful show from HBO's insecure we're gonna check in with actors Natasha Rothwell end of fresh off the premiere of the Netflix improv comedy special Middleditch and Schwartz free to play some games with comedians Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz but first we're gonna kick things off with Stephanie Beatrice from the Brooklyn nine nine and Lauren ash from NBC's superstore let's go hello Lauren how's your week going it's been a long everything that's three one that's government yeah yeah it's going well I I sometimes manage to somehow over extend myself which feels impossible that's absolutely normal for you actually you know this is the first week we were talking that some of us are putting on our calendar our TV watching yes like we're like two nights and you know on the Google cal or whatever use a calendar I'm putting everything in my calendar and I do feel like I did commit to a few things because occasionally I wake up with this idea and I'm like I'm going to do that and I'm gonna try this show or whatever and then and yet the other day you're like what am I doing like I barely do any I've gotten those black men and is out of the freezer right six or seven they thought and I put them back it's like the banana bread will come but who knows finance committee so amazing when you finally get to it it does the read that the thawing and re freezing I think is to let them go back and install them and re freeze them several times and Stephanie are you cooking are you doing any of the intense rest the it's a balance of like how how responsible do we want to be to all the people that are making these deliveries all the time so you know we can't be self centered in order feud every chance we yet even though it at first it seemed like is going to last for two weeks let's order pizza every night you know so we've definitely got some farm boxes and we've tried to do stuff with them and some have been hit some of the Mrs arms yeah like too many turn up so that kind of thing well we got a bottle like full of we had to look it up on the internet and like try to and it was like that it turned out to be like watermelon radish sprouts or something so I spent an entire episode and a half of RuPaul's drag race taking a little sprouts of the thing and then Brad made a salad and it was like just okay and are not C. rad last me what's for dinner and I'm like I don't know I don't want and I don't want to be responsible for it yeah yeah I know it's too much everybody I know is reading recipes I am reading instructions on the back of a box so let's go to your first game it's an audio quiz called masked singers because these days everybody's wearing a mask but some musicians were way ahead of the curve I'm gonna play you a clip of the musician who famously obscures their face and you're gonna tell me who we are hearing and if you have no idea you can make something up I'm gonna go back and forth that it learned this just for you right he's an Australian artist who often uses a large blonde wig to shield her face and sometimes she talked with the pope.
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
"It with Kelly Clarkson I co wrote the updated lyrics with a comedy writer from in secure name Natasha Rothwell and we just want to have some fun and doing a version of course that attracted some controversy like us because people thought we were trying to ruin Christmas by right me to angle their accent and you know I think people just need to lighten up it's a new version we have new versions of everything all the time it happens all the use of movies as exactly and we just ought to be fun to do a new version and people a few people freaked out but most people are like chill it's fine so you have a a new album coming out or is this a re release as a deluxe version of legendary Christmas also the original version came out last year we just recorded four new songs including yet do it with Kelly and then we also did Donny Hathaway's this Christmas the so called Christmas in New Orleans and we did my favorite things main job some roses and whiskey so yes yes right come along with them yes round packages tied up with string yeah there's all right you're like a new character each line yeah I like he's a do you have a favorite Christmas or holiday song I love this Christmas by Donny Hathaway and it was good to cover that and I loved doing baby it's cold outside that was a lot of fun for me too do you have a favorite Christmas memory as a kid well music was so central to our Christmases yeah because my whole family sayings we will go to my grandmother's house and we would sit around the piano at the end of the day after we watch basketball or or play football in the yard we'd eat of course open presents but the most important part of the time together was a singing around the piano and so that's the most warm memory I have from growing up and that's what made me want to make this album was everybody good in your family not be most of us yes you guys that every single person to a tee but almost everybody can carry a tune a few of them play an instrument a lot of them can saying a lot of them can dance now some little store years ago things Michael there was some story there's a moment where family realizes that the child has special ten yeah yeah where was it when was your view that they realized a wait a minute jons gets something different here well my granny she's my only grandparent is still alive he's my dad's mother and she tells me that around three or four I was sitting at the piano in her house and I was telling her granny I can play like you have to believe me and she was like oh he's not gonna do anything and she said I got on the piano and it made sense what I was doing on the piano then and I started taking lessons around the age of three and I started singing in the church choir by the time I was six or seven I started getting the lead in like school Christmas musicals yeah by the time I was like seven right so I think a lot of people were realizing okay he might be special he might have a gift in this area when I was pretty young is Luna have any of that yet like any of the singing talent it's hard to know she sings along with a lot of seven the car she requests a lot of music she loves Daddy and she loves Ariana Grande those are like she was introduced Arianna because I did a duet with Arianna for beauty and the beast the remake of beauty and the beast so she started just loving everything Arianna does and luckily we enjoy Arianna too because if we didn't it be tough in the car with Luna because he requests are a lot of but she she juggles between listen to our allies most recent music or listen to my Christmas album those are the most common request in the in the contest tough my kid listens the Seacrest okay the competition it is is there anywhere that you want to perform in this world any perform so many different place but I often think like for an artist a certain place that has some kind of feeling to it because it is really an ailing or some place you go and that's a place I can't think of any other place I haven't played yet I've always been pitching this thing okay where you play right beneath the Eiffel Tower and we have a bunch of Lister's go over there in your plan there okay well that's my new bucket list item we got to we'll okay we love Paris let's do it right because go I are losing let's let's get this promotion let's go on a hard this rosary is there anybody that you want to see in concert and a prime suspect they heard the other day Joe was talking about how he never got to see the rolling stones concert that's an excellent question that's a good question for secular take a break we'll come right back out on ledges and studio he is fully yeah yeah so hopefully so hopefully my family is valid today.
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"For controversy over the last few years see all those old song from the fifties if you don't know it's kind of and sexual assault yes it is yes like I'm been cheated during can stay over here even though you're telling me you don't want to yeah so John legend Kelly Clarkson are working on updating the song to make it less offensive to some okay the legend revealed in his Vanity Fair interview that did show in secure on HBO the writer from that show AT and actress Natasha Rothwell help can change some of the questionable lyrics so a legendary Christmas his album is coming out soon so it should be on there now their voices together is gonna sound really to be amazing yeah SNL Sir Michael Jay is catching heat from fans after they believed he made a trans phobic comment about Caitlyn Jenner on the weekend update so you want us and all this and I can watch it yeah okay after a bunch of boring as ever but yeah I did watch you fell asleep so I guess you talk about Kanye west to reserve Maraj of jokes aimed to Kanye west and then he said now you might think I'm crazy but about five years ago there was a fella named Bruce Jenner any move to Calabasas so people got really offended that he called Bruce Jenner of fella Twitter went crazy they're asking him to resign his position some people are wow I think that if you refer to someone who is transgender in their former self it is so as a man yeah I think that that was the intent there because Bruce Jenner was a man yeah so I'm not sure how they've taken that wrong and maybe I just am not educated and really all that and now I'm trying to remember because I did I do pay attention to especially the the headlines because I think that's probably one of the brighter spots in general yeah now but yeah I guess I yeah it is offensive because he's you know probably commenting more about health okay okay lately yeah so you know you just have to be really careful with those things and think before you know this is once again like spotting people's jokes and comedy is just in this day and age what what's offensive what is that right okay let's see Dave Chapelle receive the Mark Twain prize for American humor on Sunday night okay yeah that's a great honor Jon Stewart's there's a woman common chance the rapper and Bradley Cooper were among those in attendance Eddie Murphy sent a video tribute the show is going to air on January seventh on PBS yeah see that price is it one that before yeah Lister you.
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It was windy Malick reading Patrick daisies patriots Wendy is always such a good person to say I remember meeting her for auditions for sitcoms and cost the early eighties in New York and she has been a wonderful friend since it's always great to see her and she did an especially good job I think reading the story our next protagonist maintains her own sort of secret life one that she buries many fathoms deep this is actor and TV writer the Tasha Rothwell performing sea monster set free in a previous life she been a monster living on the ocean floor she remembered herself well a coiled mass of dark tentacles her mounts a series of black reserve beaks it was a secret she always intended to keep until she abruptly told her husband about it one night at dinner he had been about to take a sip of beer but instead lowered his glass back down to the table they were seated outdoors at a place called valleys on a hot summer night the flow of their fellow city dwellers on the sidewalk embellishing the sudden stillness at their table she just finished her second martini when she confessed it she set her glass down but held onto it staring at her fingers on the stem with what looked like regret her face flashed her husband only smiled waiting for some indication of what was expected of him he'd never made a great secret of the fact that he'd once been a sardine he had also never discussed it with her in detail after all the subject of past lives seem to irritate her nothing bothered her more than being stuck in line at the drug store well two elderly patrons discuss how they had once been apes chewing leaves rustling the canopy our room was a GM button one would say her wide eyes daring anyone to say otherwise I'll fool from the trees I got shocked when she'd been single men had always delivered her they're prepared speeches of how they've been lepers or eagles going on and on about the feel of the jungle loam under their policy or the thrill of spotting a startled miles from two thousand even if the stories were true she found them not only because in her life as a monster she had known the strength that made the sly agility of eagles and jungle cats seem like the panic scurrying up in sex but because she always told herself that past lives had no bearing on the present that dwelling on them was only a kind of uselessness does that on our first date with her husband he had inadvertently revealed in the first five minutes that he was once a sardine right away he stopped what he was saying tilted his head back his mouth hanging open at the happy realization he hadn't thought to make something up better she never told him but it was in that moment she decided to see him again it wasn't just his endearing and reflexive honesty his look of embarrassment also suggested to her that his previous life was not a point of pride that would need to be discussed again and again but now after four years of marriage she broached the subject on her own who could say why course there were the martinis which she drunk quickly in the heat perhaps the cold gin and Brian had been enough to bring back life alone at the bottom of the ocean up here there was a constant press passers by on the sidewalk she ignored it as a man passing their table swore and laughed into his phone the siren of a passing ambulance rattled her silverware but left her own face whereas in her previous life she would have flung herself at the slightest provocation maybe that's what made the urge to mention it unstoppable the memory of that fierce solitude compared to the put upon weariness that she felt now at the end of the day the elevator in her office building was broken so every trip up to accounting had been a four flights log reminding her of how difficult it was to pull oneself from field of gravity within nothing to bully the body but can they get air back in the icy black of the ocean floor we have been able to pull at the space around her like a claw she had known how to tear through it wrap it around her and perch in the swirl of it the world have been a palpable emptiness but at any moment she could spring out into like an arrow willing itself into flight and even though all of this was the exact opposite of how she felt now tired hot the fabric of her blouse sticking to the small of her back it was as if that strength and freedom because it belonged to her once was hers for ever and maybe it was the urgency of that feeling that cost her to lean over the table at the cafe now and touch her husband's arm expanding her confession to explain but she had been a creature of thinkable strength and violence sucking up the cloudy remains a pope bodies in deep caverns without light her husband Blake to small trusting eyes and was almost ready to last until he saw the stricken look on her face well he said placing her hand on his cheek we're here now she tugged his ear before taking back her hand she was grateful for those words but the truth was behind her own insistence that one's past life had no bearing on the present was a lurking fear that perhaps it did when she was younger she loved a man who attributed his fear of thunderstorms to the fact that he'd once been a golden retriever her father had been some long extinct species of wading bird and when he wasn't paying attention he would sometimes draw up his right leg to stand on one foot her mother had been defend tell goldfish in the guild of table aquarium of the seventeenth century French aristocrat and now whenever she swam in the family's backyard pool she had a way of darting down from the surface of the water with an awkward powerful waggle of her backside these echoes of former lives troubled her because her clearest memory of her existence as a monster more than her strength had been her pure in all consuming selfishness so while the side of her grandfather standing with a Cup of coffee in flannel trousers in the kitchen his right foot resting on self consciously on the five his left leg was seen as charming to those that knew him to her it was an indictment against her deepest nature sitting alone in her apartment holding a book in her lap she was sometimes exhilarating by the memory of all that with the in solitude the book she was only pretending to read would start to feel lighter if she let it go we would have the gun to float her heart pounding she would shake herself out of it reaching for her phone to call a friend or text some small thing to her husband in an effort to pull herself back up to the present these feelings of the passport so much stronger than her simple love for her friends and family and even her husband that she was often sick with dread that perhaps the memory of her selfishness was more real than her love whatever has been spontaneously declared his affection for her as was his tendency she would let her pleasure at his sentiment be told by the question of how much happier would have made her if she were not secretly and more truly a monster buried beneath the ocean she was she told herself an impostor only going through the motions of affections that weren't really her own but the product of the here and now that was so oppressively complex and befuddling to resist she was quiet throughout the rest of dinner and in their bed at night she pulled herself through the dark and into her husband's arms were she wept and apologized he asked her what she was apologizing for but just held her when she could explain it crying in his arms she thought of how vulnerable he must have been in his life as a starting and felt an overpowering need to protect him scoop him up in her hands little fish and hold him to her chest she thought pleading with herself of course I love him suddenly proud about love defiance recalling her strange compassionate than her husband thought he finally understood and gave her shoulders a squeeze it must have been lonely he said being a sea monster at least we sardines at each other she had to hold back a sob as she said I wouldn't eat you will all change to her surprise this made her husband laugh I don't think so he said my school was fat **** and we could all change directions at the same time and I'm still not sure we did it the two argued about whether or not she been fast enough to catch him until she finally joined him in his laughter and gently bit his shoulders wrapping her legs around him as she did so if her legs had turned into tentacles in that moment she didn't think it would have surprised him in the least she may have never said the words sea monster to him but everything of importance he already seem to know if she had once been immense and ruthless he had been small and quick just like her old solitude seemed harmless one form of life among many the two fell asleep in were drawn into the memories of their former lives as was common for dreamers already she was thousands of miles away but still could perceive her husband's twitching as he slept in his part of the ocean he was darting giddy with panic snapping his way with the school meanwhile she unfurled herself on the ocean floor giving herself's base her countless limbs spreading and undulating in preparation of something powerful and mysterious Natasha Rothwell red set freed's see monster I'm Jane has merit and when we return a mistress meets her lover's son you're.