35 Burst results for "Peter Travers"
Summer Movie Preview 2021
"From memorial day this weekend to labor day movies will come in three sizes. They will be big. They will be bigger. They'll be max. I mean this. Is it what else. But this kind of size n shameless showing off is going to get all of us back into movie theaters. Where all weary from the pandemic. We wanna get there. But we're a little afraid. So this movie summer hollywood's whole future depends on getting you to get up and go to the theaters and to do it. They can't show you what we saw for the past year. Little independent movies that you can watch on your laptop or on at home. They've got to give us blockbusters and we start with first movie to begin the summer. The quiet place part to the sequel to the twenty eighteen box office smash it made like three hundred and forty million dollars on like two hundred dollars. Whatever it costs john kuczynski to make it. And it's in this post apocalyptic world where if you make a sound you die. He demands that you see it in a theater being cost to get that suspension all that horror of creeping around in there not make a sound. It's all over for you and you know that's where it needs to be seen in theaters where everything's dark and everyone can hear you scream. Our next up on my list is crew. Allah years of moving where disney broke the bank on this kind of stylish punk rock fashion show kind of thing. It's an origin story. Baccarat so it's not glenn close anymore to emma. Stone twang are and we see her. As a lonely orphan girl in the nineteen seventies in london trying to be a fashion designer like anne hathaway in the devil wears product. In this case the villain of the piece is played by thomson. It's not as scary as that first one wise. But but they try amortize and she learns the dirtiest. Pg thirteen tricks. In the book to foil impetus
Andra Day, 'The United States Vs. Billie Holiday'
"An exceptionally good movie out. There now called the united states versus billie holiday and my guest today. Andrew day is playing billie holiday in such an exceptional incredible way that she's already got two nominations from the golden goal actress in a drama. In best song you know. So what more is there. come on. let's go out and sell them. I like iraq is gonna drama cly waiting to make that joke for like a week. I hear under that. You just desperate to play billie holiday. Dismiss this what's it. You had to go begley daniels and say this is my part as groveling at his feet on what i want all my life getting acting for all my lack of what just never never so yes. Deadly the exact of that is what happened. I'm just terrifying. I had not acted before other than in high school writing middle school like musical theater. Some plays but i never acted before as a major motion picture leading a cast. It was the idea that to me was like unfathomable unanimity at n ridiculous. Actually to be honest. I was like this is a terrible idea so now but i met with him and his he was thinking the same thing he like now. I really don't to preserve his role in so we didn't want to win a perfect meeting. Yeah it was amazing. Actually i know want you. I do not want to do this part anyway. Why don't we just sit here. Should be here these orders and we can go home so it was interesting. We bonded because we both were like. This is a terrible idea. But i saw him a desire to authentically. Tell billy store. In as a fan of billie holiday that was part of my fear is that i'd be staying on her legacy. that'd be stay on a great. Diana ross's legacy lady sings the blues or audra mcdonald on broadway. So i think we both saw. He was worried that he would also be that in casting me in so so we both had a great fear to overcome together. I think really for both of us. I mean through face into a lot of hard work and and and a great team right at gargantuan effort by our entire sort of ecosystem of people in family. you know we got together. We dove in. We move to get her here. We are win injured. Did the fear goal way Fear number one. Which but what happened was that i was uncomfortable and i was scared being but i had piece about. I had a piece about my purpose. Does that make sense. You know so was muscle. I was terrified. But i started to sort of feel my spirit. I try to stay. Spiritually grounded connected. I started to feel that. Okay just i was just reading. Certain things in has started to feel okay. I think i'm supposed to do this. I think this is something i suppose to say. Yes to i am. I actually read a scripture about being caused to face your fears doing act great faith and that's when i know care have to do this so i was still scared but it was one of those things that was like okay. You're gonna have to actually face it in a recumbent. Can you remember that. I seeing the did whatever that day was like where you're actually being billing. What did he was he gentle with yuli daniels and not starting with some. We actually very well. His the first day in the very first scene was gentle and our industry with natasha. Who's obviously incredible veteran actor writer like she knows this process from the top down so i was blessed that my first thing with her lee was extremely tender with me in two the entire process. You know so. It almost didn't matter with see we started with he had such care unanimity. But we did start. It's latasha leone is too little. The bank of holiday walking through central park in enemy talking about in his ability never jail talking bar tabarre card demand that she's dealing with stating from her. So it was. It was a little restricting through the park with the dogs. You know but it wasn't easy in the sense that it's technically my first day of shielding ever so that air ejector a by can't walk through parks sizably talulah bacon back and then the very next scene was actually her and i just making out in jewelry store so it was great. Second you know. Joe right in with lynching sexiness his first week little stroll in central park. That never happens again. Naked in front of strangers. That was gonna ask you before. I we talk about billion and the connection that that the two of you have of that night before you went to work the next day. What kind of a good night's sleep did you have. I'll regularly so. I really didn't sleep that i i'm not a. I'm not a sleeper. That's skill in the talent. I have not yet developed. Maybe somebody can hire me to be asleep. Let's see if some miracle pops out of that. That would be great so you know. It's interestingly enough people. Ask me what scene i struggled with the most non my okay was very emotionally challenging with a cenex. Struggle with divorce was in the hospital. But they're like billy's sleeping dislike. Relax a little bit like you just sleep Get closure is billion now. I there was no sleeping before going to set. Did it help you all that you have this wonderful musical career that you've been on stage in front of people. It's not the same thing as acting but in a way it is known as a singer as a musician. You have to feel everything you have to make it. Look like it's rolling off a lock that this is it. You can be confident than within the confidence. You can be inspired. He ended up at all. Yeah i think it did excellently. I mean you know one of the things my acting coach thomas which say she's like you know when it comes to acting. She knew how just terrified was she said it is. They are different but it is sort of the same. What she she calls. We ought announcing Chapman tuna says. Okay you know so. I think it did help in the sense that i know what it is like to go onstage. I know what it's like every night. The pressure before you go on stage the need for audience to love you for them to be satisfied for them to feel your love them. And i understand the washing process that once you're in it and you're in the music in your is i look at it as sort of a washing kind of cleansing a healing. Because i think that's it. And then i understand the feeling actor a performance of like. Oh my god that went so great or everybody's loving it select or arable like oh my god i i never wanna perform again. You know what. I mean. So i understand. Bill got sort of arca the most. There's so many permutations that yeah there is. It's it's definitely an entire roller coaster that you go on before gain state while stays in after you get on stage so we'll could save you years of therapy. You
Daniel Kaluuya on new movie 'Judas and the Black Messiah'
"Walk to popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and there's a movie now called judas and the black mesa. That's so good that will you can watch it now. You need to finish watching me. Daniel speak but when you see it you're going to see something extraordinary and you're going to see my guest today. Daniel columbia in a really amazing performance where he brings the spirit of someone to life and that someone is fred hampton. So congratulations to you. Then on i think most markets in what. I realized this is the very months for years ago. That get out opened yeah. I'm glad humphry as of that black comfort. Low two years a year off. The gal black pants came out in february has very much every year. You're just working in working in doing this. And you've got that oscar nomination after we last talked to. Are you just impossible. Now had you become A complete tyrant on the set. I think i was always a tyrant allowed. This kind of spaceman allowed me to be more tyrant. So i just i just like you know. I liked ice cubes. In one cup blueberries in another and then some soda in. And i don't even like soda but i just wanna be ir like a roman tyrant. I don't wanna be like a new. I on the roman like the old that that's own. You know what. I mean when something like that happens and of course you had done so much work you know in england theater. You scanned you. Were doing all of this stuff. But get out was a kind of a breakthrough that changed your life. Didn't it change my life. You changed my life a lot to catch up to that or with me. Like only think eli lawshield. Go up to happen with go in all that time in an all the things you've done whether you're did black panther whether you did queen it slam whether you were in widows this working with the most amazing people and doing incredible things and in this case of with judas and the black messiah. You're playing this real person. Fred hampton so fred hampton. We know and i think here in america to it was yes. He was the guy that led the black panther party in chicago and new annoy. He was the head of it and died. Tragically young. and that's what we know. We know those two things and finally. There's a movie that says he had and he had a spear any had something that was happening. How did you get attached to it. That's the on on the set of a powerful on reshoots ryan and zinzi kuebler Produces film to decide and say. Oh we we're making a film about fred hamilton. Love to be bothered a mess. Chairman fred keith is is in it as well Unshackle king is directed. Just feel alive. Kim i really their intentions and reasons really spoke to and so it was that i was like i just felt really on that the full of me in that way and they will let y'all send your treatment. They sent me a toothpaste treatment. Which is incredible and i met with shock in new york during the get out. What's he's not. You may have one of the tricks. setting on with you on that same trip. I sat down with shackle. So like i said that masako spoke on. I loved him as a person. I loved his reasons than would season off the oscars the first script i read judas nabet messiah and then i would say less. So what do you do. When you're playing this guy who we know of as a more of a symbol than a human being and that you have to create him as he is. How do you go about doing that. Which you do so brilliantly. Thank you solo work on the web but was kind of taken As a as a man you know and finding finding why felt he loved understanding why he loved him loudly loved and who loved him Of him you know the humanity politics is is like he has to have so much love so much karen in one food actualization black people in the black community in order to say these things in these ways like the speeches. I just felt like this identity in a remarkable man Amanda is to be remarked upon. But he is. He's a man. And i feel like brandon him. His humanity kind of puts into context his muddle
Viggo Mortensen on new movie 'Falling'
"This is popcorn when we talk about. What's out there at the movies. There's a movie out there now. Called falling vigo mortenson. My guest is starring in it with this time in this movie falling. He also directs. It's the first time it's his feature directing debut and it's in many ways at top story but it's vigo to me. It's him saying. I'm going to take this on and see what happens. And what happens is so incredibly moving so figo. Welcome good to have you. Thanks is wonderful to see again. What i can't say. What attracted you to this because you wrote. This is something that came out of your own head and it feels very personal to me. But i don't know just help personnel. This it is personal but it's also I mean it's largely a fiction fictional family but the foundation of it is feelings. I have for my mother especially but by connection to my father as well into my childhood and adolescence so there are elements of truth. As far as i remember an memory subjected that after do with my upbringing and even with the aspect of dementia that that's dealt within the story. I've had a lot of experience with that. Both my parents stepfather grandparents. I've seen it up close in a caregiver. And it's something i wanted to explore. I wanted to explore the limits if there are any communication especially with people that you have a hard time communicating with other. I wanted to just more than anything asks questions. Rather than give answers. Ask myself questions and maybe half the audience are the people that you can't communicate with our the people. Obviously there are people that want to communicate with are there. People don't deserve to be communicated with or listen to i personally. Don't think so. But as person makes their own decision about that. It's i wanted to look fine. I wanted to explore the idea of empathy of communication and closer. We've gotten to the release of this movie. Which is february fifth. Us canada unexpectedly an away. Unfortunately this movie and the polarization the conflicts with this family that it deals with problems of communication are more timely than ever. Well i mean we come in the way i see admit point even low. Your movie is there's a great many flashbacks. And i should just say up front. That basically you're playing a gay man with a father who is suddenly hit by the ravages of dementia. It may even early onset and yet through the flashbacks in what we say we see. This man has always been difficult. He's been more than a handful. You know he's a racist in him. There's a person who can be a bowling and yet through the flashbacks to we see that he's capable of love. He's hard to take and yet we feel that we haven't seen except toward the end of the movie. What it was like when your character decides. I'm not gonna play at his wet. I'm going to try to give something. That is empathetic rather than something. That's hostile john. Is that yard. You're in sub it in your own life when you dealt with now in. My father wasn't anywhere near as difficult to deal with. We had better communication than john willis do in this story though sunan father but but my father was a man of his generation. He was not american use denmark but he was raised on a farm born during the depression went through the german occupation during world. War two ran away from home when he was fourteen You know self taught person who then eventually after he married. My mother moved the united states. He somehow got into business. School finished it in half the time by doing night courses nine. Just a determined person. Very self reliant. But like many men of that generation he was kind of even in his gentlest moments. A my way or the highway kind of guy. And that's just the way it was. And then you didn't adapt to changing times that well either the sixties the seventies is like what the hell's going on from their point of view. Why can't things just be the way they should be in. Men and women are women all that stuff and so there was a bit of that on my dad but but he was nowhere near as it was not as much of a conflict as you as i depicted in the movie. It's a fiction as i say this story. Even those became a father son story a basically the moral conscience to like the the the the fulcrum emotionally morally of the story really is is the mother for me. Is gwen by hannah. Gross the inspiration and the reason that they argue a lot. You know both father and son and also father and daughter. My sister played by laura. Linney the bone of contention. Is gwen a lot. So that was an important role and i. I guess that character resembles my mother and my relationship with that character in in the movie is more like my relationship with my mother than than the relationship with the father's like my own father. There's there's a lot of you that i see in this character in terms of how you play it and also how you directed wrote it which is nature of you know we see this man. He grew up in loved the farm. He loved it. He related to the horses to the answers like you. you know. there's something about nature where the best of him somehow is shown when he's with these animals he can't seem to rang. The embassy has them to is actual family which people in general yeah. It's just kind of tragic when it is said it is said and you know it's no accident that the first third of the movie threaded through it is this sequence that has to do with the duck the sequence of events right from seeing it shooting it bathing when it's sleeping with plucking cooking it and then finally you know eating it sharing it that way. let's that john that grows up to be your character of sleep. Was the dead duck. He lets him do that. He does some well. Yeah that whole thing. The story was away to introduce among things. What you're talking about the relationship that that family has with nature expos with life and death and all that would nature you. You all grow up for time on on a farm. I grew up in part. I bo bo cities and farms. I mean i learned to ride horses. When i was really little when i when i could walk and And my dad was someone who was raised on a farm And he introduced me and my brothers at the earliest possible age to campaign to know how to make a fire to forests and rivers and animals and fishing and hunting. And all those things. So i was very much part of my
Jared Leto on new movie 'The Little Things' and being an Oscar winner
"Hi everyone. I am peter travers. This is popcorn where we tell you. What's going on at the movies. And i saw terrific movie right now called the little things. This is a movie about two cops played by of all people in washington and rami. Malek in search of someone they think is a serial killer in nineteen ninety los angeles and this guy that they focused on is played by my guest today. jared leto. Who usually gives them a run for their money in terms of letting them twist in the wind deciding whether his character is guilty is he. A serial killer is he not. I've got to tell you jared that this is one of my favorite performances of yours. It's it's like a co lassic kind of movie villain that we don't know if he's guilty of what he's accused of but we know is guilty of something definite strange character but he has humor is playful. He's all those things that make you remember character. So did you feel when you first read the script. No i said what is this. I don't wanna do this. I is was actually buy those my response. I thought you know. Maybe i should explore different territory. You know. I played a kind of than the darker side of the moon. A bit and You know. I thought maybe this wasn't the right thing to do And then after talking to john lee. Hancock and i realized that there there could be an opportunity. Here's he seemed really open. I said if we're going to do this together. I'd like to to to kind of use it as an exercise in transformation to to really try to sculpt this this this wild man albert's pharma Into something quite unlike anything. I'd done before so he seemed really game And the prospect to working with denzel washington one of my heroes and then rami malek in the mix. It was just couldn't say no. And what i love about you. Working with them is that yes albert. Your character trump really tries to drive the both of them crazy and with a kind of zen deadpan. That you have yourself you know. There's i don't want to say there's a little of you albert but there's there's some of it in. Yeah sure i've been. You know you you take parts of yourself. Other people Experiences that you've had and you kinda just build this collage you know i it with. Albert's parma was head to toe from the walk to the voice. I had different color is different knows different teeth. I had some other prosthetics different way of carrying myself and it was quite exciting to put this guy to life and to really take risk and push things right up to the edge And hopefully not crossover into absurdity But yeah he is a bit An un unwittingly unknowingly zinn. He is the voice of like maybe a soothing yoga teacher or something does. There's one i don't want to spoil any platt detests. But there's one point where they both taking you to the police station in la. It's an interrogation room and the phone rings and albert says is that for me. You know quite a quite innocent with it. It's that kind of thing that he's open to sort of any moment until he's ready to spring with something that will make denzel crazy. Sic chrissy i. there's nothing more fun than you know. antagonizing the other characters in the film and for spar he knew he uses that as a tool a likes to keep people off balance off center and humor is one of the ways that he does it and it was quite fun to show on saddened to bring all kinds of different Ideas for ad libs and improv and John lee hancock was amazing. Because you know he was the writer as well but incredibly generous with the opportunity to improvise ad-lib and he really just let me go to town. Would you haven't worked with denzel rami before right. No no no. I had an an. I didn't know them Either and i mean what was kind of fun as well as that didn't do any rehearsal like for the interrogation senior talking about that was the first scene with all three of us and the first big seen it was quite intense and intimidating Exciting there was a lot of pressure and it was explosive on sad. It was it was there. Were fireworks going off. It was really exciting to get in the ring with those guys. Everyone came prepared. I think we all knew there was an opportunity there and we all took advantage of it. Well you know all you have oscars so now. Nobody can ask you to do anything. You don't wanna do right. You just hold that thing up. You can take it with you that day. You want you could certainly a casa damage with it It is a you know. Denzel washington said the other day. You know trophies the they it's like when you're a prizefighter that the belt you won the last times not going to help me this time in the ring and Is true you know you you. It's beautiful thing to be acknowledged and winning the oscar. Was you know. An unforgettable highlight of my life and share that with my family and my friends and supporters Through my life was a really special thing. It doesn't help you when you're sitting opposite denzel washington and you've got to
Jamie Foxx talks Pixar's 'Soul'
"A great movie out there now that it's the holidays called soul and its stars my friend care jamie foxx who plays a guy who definitely has sold has the fight to recognize it in some way and it's a also history-making jamie in your the first black actor who's fronting of pixar animated movie possibilities to pressure on to that is definitely. I got the whole black race back and i'm karen and baby but it's it's great great to have things like this man. It's great. I mean you think about what we've gone through this past year you know Humanity needs a shot in the arm of of sold goodness and happiness and smiles and a reminder that we live in a place especially in america that is is You know full of freedoms that in other places of the world we just don't have and so you know to be able to have something like this to be able to be an african american black man who's done in the first pixar film. We welcome it. I mean when i first got to l. a. In living color. You know. I didn't even know i didn't even know. Did black. people can run their own thing because when he was on living color. Weedon question it. We're just doing. It was the hottest you know how to show out there. And we will blazing these trails with the winds and everything like that and then going on from there to jamie foxx show was you know definitely Created by a black man. Myself and bentley kyle evans and so it's just a natural progression so this is one of the pixar is doing this and i accept that honor and honor. Yeh but it is. You don't want to screw up to you know you can't 'cause i got to be able to go back to the you after you got one chance you blew a jamie with with your kids. Were they kind of thrilled. That you in a pixar movie. Are you kidding me. Both of my daughters says daddy finally made it especially. My youngest is like dad. You you really really like you you in a pixar film because you know my youngest daughter. She didn't get a chance to witness all of the things that i'd done twenty five thirty years ago so for her. This is a big big big thing and so It was fun to be able to take them up to pixar. You know be able to To see the place and feel the spirit of this incredible company in these great minds and pete doctrine camping. Those guys. so it's been great. You will when you when you're doing that. Everybody thinks what a great thing. It probably takes a couple of hours for me to do the voice of this character and it takes forever. Doesn't oh man noah it's tougher than anything because you know i've always relied on my physicality Facial expressions will do a facial expressions first day. They were like Cut a jamie. We're not gonna see you. We need the voice. Oh okay la but they did record some of it. You know maybe You know the spirit of my my my movement you know was in the character but it was really a tough task. Wasn't something that they you just go in and in because it's pixar so it's elevated it's not like There's a brand. There's there's there's a there's a level there's a bar says so It was hard work
George Clooney, 'The Midnight Sky'
"A movie out right now that you've got to see called the midnight sky which my guest today george clooney directed co produced and stars in. I don't know what the actors thought of him. We'll find out some other time. Just this is the seven time you've done this so by now you're probably just impossible. I'm hard. I'm hard to live with in general here that we can al everywhere. Not as it's bad everywhere the but you know you've done a movie that would you call it science fiction or you call it something else. It really is about people who are long with the darren. Space is not many people up there five of them and you're down there in the arctic with this little girl and there's not much but it's still a movie about connection in a time where we can't make any. It's like really hard to get outside of our bubbles. So what inspired you to do this well. Initially i liked the idea of talking about you know the story about what man is capable of doing to mankind. You know and that's destroy your f- you know you and i grew up in the same basic era. Where was a week figured at some point. There be an exchange between the soviet union in the united states. And we'd all be gone duck and cover drills and that was it so we bomb was falling. Yeah it wasn't if but when we lived with movies like fail safe for Or you know on the beach when we reference in this film with the idea that you know it's not impossible and all those elements are still possible. There's other ways we could do it. Blow a hole in the atmosphere. You know base some of the shots of outside earth on Up the satellite shots of the burning of california. You know so. There's a lot of ways we could sort of blow this and so i thought that was a really interesting story to be talking about. We wrapped in february shooting and then we started to go to work in the other world. Which is you know the the post production world and we were shut down and everybody had to go home and suddenly it became really clear that That that that this world that we were in suddenly was about our inability to be near the people we loved and talk to people close to the people we loved and unfortunately he became less and less of a fiction. You know along the way you know a lot of people when they see this movie right away. They're gonna look at that beer now. You know. I've heard that you grew that thing. Did you know it self. I couldn't stop it at some point in going. Yeah has its own instagram account. Now i started it in the summer. And just let it go. You know the guys who live in the arctic you know most of them have a beer. Just protect your face so that made sense. And then i lose weight because he's dying which wasn't fun if he's like thirty five you know as an actor. I'll be sixty years not so easy you know. That's not as easy to use to be to do all that stuff. But but that's when you eat could have kept that beard for christmas so you could have been santa for the kids with the kids. Would the funny thing is my daughter. Hated it of but my son loved it. And i would go to work and i'd find a piece of half a popsicle sticks stuck in my beard that he like stuffed in it and stuff so i was. I was happy to get rid of it. Quite honestly it was it was. It was a pain but when you do a movie like this when you say. I'm going to make a movie that is about. They like to use the words like dystopia and yet it's not a hopeless movement. It's not a movie that says we're so screwed. We can't really come back from any of this. I was like the idea of redemption. You know this is a really. This is a story about a regret and deep regret and how badly and how toxic that can be and how deeply you one needs redemption and if you get redemption the matter sort of what other things are going on in the world. That's a. It's a big important part of this and there is hope in this. There is the idea that you know. We may not all get out of it. You know alive but will get out of it as humankind intact in some way. You know that that the fight this this this struggle that we're doing a on earth is worth it you know and i think that that's always important to have in the in the back of your mind you know as opposed to On the beach where it's just like well we blew it and that's it and it was tale
Glenn Close, 'Hillbilly Elegy'
"Hi everybody. I'm peter travers. This is popcorn What's happening at the movies and my guest today. is glenn. close one of the best actors on this planet. You heard it from me and you heard from everybody else. That caesar in anything you people need to get now busy on netflix. And watch glenn. In hillbilly jay where her talent is shining on its highest being. So congratulations to you. God thank you peter. Thank you very much. And i'm looking at you and when i see you and you'll be billy algae i say who the hell is that. What about this transformation that you make to play this character. Well you know. It started. When i when i knew i was going to do memo is started with. I can't be distracted by my own face. I can't you know if i think the audience sees my face. I'll be very distracted by that though. I called matthew mongol reading. Oh genius makeup artist. Special effects makeup in mossy oak own views is done my wigs for practically my entire career and they had done also janet mcteer ni- and albert and matthew came up from texas where he's kind of semi retired when i still had a house out you know in westchester and we sat in my kitchen and he experimented with with shapes because it was really amazing. How just a very slight alteration of its shape of your nose for example can take your own face away so It was that and also mammal in life had big ears so he added you know size of my ears in my ear lobes. In the night. I curl my hair and made it all frizzy and ron came over because he just lives over the border in connecticut and he was kind of he was convinced because it i of course you know you worry about the time taken in the chair in the morning with any kind of percents but this was actually you know just slight difference of the nose and ears in it. I i was reading an hour every day But that was the beginning. And i we were given a portrait of mammoth fabulous portrait for slightly looking up with the big glasses and her hair and that was kind of what we went on. And then eventually saw videos from the family of her inaction laughing surrounded by kids pulling a wagon and then i the thing that was most valuable for me was to have one on one with bev with lindsay with a cousin with jd. And just saying okay. How did she sit. What did she wear. How did she hold her cigarette What was her voice like what. What was your energy like when she came into a room. What was her house like. So just very specific things not to pretend i was her but to somehow find the essence of this woman. Who is just. I mean loved feared feared and loved. When you get a property like this. I mean let's start by that. How did it come to you. He'll billy allergy. Who showed it to you. I said well. To tell you the truth. I read the book you know. Not long after came out because i wanted to educate myself kennedy. Was it her. She made the wonderful wonderful documentary about the hill. People that i remember vividly. But that was more like the shacks in the moonshine. And that's kind of the cliche and cliches are uninteresting. And i think cliche can lead to people being stigmatized and i think this group of people have been stigmatized. And then i heard that ron was had gotten the rights was developing the script and i wrote him a note and i said when you're thinking of memo please think of me thinking never in a million years would you. Because it's not like casting that you would necessarily leaked to. But then he got exciting for. You is the best thing about exciting new territory. And that's the essence of what we do right. I mean we were. We explore the human condition. And you don't want to go over territories spiritual emotional psychological that you've done before and so this was a great great journey for me to to learn about mammo to meet her family. I really believe i. It's just a fact that all great drama is based in family and you tell a very specific story about family and it has repercussions for everyone matter who they are and and that to me is the value of making it authentic and honest because then people can say they they almost subliminally will link it to their own lives. I heard that you met her son. Oh yes yes. He came settled. So what did he say when he's looking at you playing her and in a way reproducing this woman who's gone now he couldn't believe it. I mean the thing when the family and they came later when we were like a bunch of them came on on the day that i shooting the scene with little jd when he's I've told that he has to give his p to his mother and they came onset set. We're we're on a location. And some of them started crying. They somehow whatever we found was the mammal that they remembered and her son came came in another scene and he had to leave because he got so emotional. So that was really gratifying. I think we wanted to do justice. And we wanted to in way carry on the legacy of mammal. I women all over the world who are mammals you know. Always a yankee game sat next to a grandmother and grandfather. Taking care of their ten year old grandson. And i think he'd oh my god no retirement for them. I said their daughter was unable to take care of them so they were raising their grandson and it happens a lot in this country that know. We see every time we turn around to do that. And i say from the specific comes the universal to do that. But i think it's going to have an effect watching this movie now because all of us many of us even if we're lucky enough to live in some kind of bubble where we have. Some family members with us isn't going to be a thanksgiving where we can all get together in large kind of group. it's just impossible with this pandemic. How are you living with. Pandemic there in montana. We'll see interesting. Because i've not achieved as much creatively as i wanted. I wanted to really really right. Haven't and i'm not sure why not be. I think it's brought a kind of sometimes. I feel like. I'm spinning my tires. You know in in the mud and not getting a traction. And but i make sure my sink is clean all the time. My kitchen isn't border. You know i make i will. Do i think that every day going. After the i kind of the little things to keep my life in order that have been important but he things are building. I think i would like to think that a great great era of creativity for for all of us who are in the are artists will come out of this. Whether is you know something's just stating whether you're aware of it or not. But it's there it's going to happen
2020 Fall Movie Preview
"Hi everybody I am Peter Travers and welcome to this special edition of Popcorn where creed you all the movies opening between Labor Day and New Year's Eve I know wait what aren't we in a pandemic Will really be moved this fall and theaters to show them in I mean the answer to both those questions is a huge. Yes. Sixty two percent of all US theaters are open now and there's going to be more to come covid permitting, of course, and those movies that can't make it to the multiplex will be available for rental or streaming in sickness and in health people, you can't keep a good movie down. So let's start with the blockbusters that are out there. Number one is tenant. Brain Teasing epoch from Dark Knight Director. Christopher. Nolan. That's geared to fire up the fall season and in theaters and with your mask and distancing in place you can strap in for this kind of Christopher Nolan throw ride and watch the spy master he's played by John David Washington give James Bond a run for his money you know you just have to. Get your head around the physics in this movie. Maybe don't know about how you can go forward and backwards in time at the same time I don't know either I was a little confused by that but you'll be glued to the visual miracles that are on screen here every cent of tenants two, hundred, million dollars production budget shows up onscreen Eisele popped. Jaw dropped pulses. Oh, pound all that good stuff movies and back baby. So what else do we have? We have Moulin which is out there right now and you'll check in Disney plus to watch this because it's not in theaters but you can rent it and you could see live action film of the Disney animated hit about a young woman who disguises. Herself as a man to replace her sick father in the Imperial Army the new moon is not musical and there's no comic relief from eating Murphy as the Voice of a fast talking dragon named Moo Shu. This is not that kind of movie. There's no whitewashing but using Western actors in the drawn from Chinese legend and as Rouland the astounding Lou ye. Leads in Asian cast that includes martial arts icon jet. Li is the emperor up and China's leading actress Gong Li as shape shifting witch who teaches on how to survive and prosper in a man's world. Look move on is not your typical princess. She's a warrior fighting for her place in the world prepare to be well. Next up wonder woman one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, the sequel to the two thousand seventeen smash that made a star of Gal. Gadot, remember her places the DC comics immortal wonder woman into the cold. War where she does battle with the media tycoon played by Pedro Pascal and the villainous Cheetah played by Kristen Wiig always to me an asset in any movie Chris. Pine also returns Steve Trevor The American. Pilot that one woman loves I know didn't he die the last time during World War? One people you gotta go with this this is Hollywood. So if we can borrow wonder woman's last sube truth for a moment, credibility isn't the issue here. It's the show stopping stunts engineered by returning director Petty Jenkins executed by Godot, and she's a formal Israeli military structure. So you know you're in for a really good time. Next up is black widow look wonder woman has competition already. You know we've been waiting since spring for Marvel to let its first solo black widow epic out of storage and into theaters. Now, the wait is over Scarlett. Johansson is back in action as Natasha Romanoff Aka black widow. She's the Russian assassin with no superpowers road just skills she's like the female Batman this Prequel looks back, Arjun story in it's a doozie forints pugh is there as Natasha, surrogate says sister and Rachel Vice is the leader of this black widow organization. It's not just one black widow you can become a black widow tells witness business. So Watch your back wonder woman next up candyman there's nothing like the Primo horror. Film to get us all back in the dark of a theater where we can scream bloody hearts out behind a mask of course, end with get outs Jordan peele writing the screenplay. This direct sequel to nineteen ninety two's cult fright fest stars Watchmen Emmy nominee Jadu Martine the second as a visual artist drawn back to those housing projects in Chicago's Cabrini-green where he was born now the whole place is gentrified beyond recognition but the green is still haunted by Candyman Tony Todd an urban legend who still kills anyone who summoned him by saying his name five times. Okay. Altogether now with me candyman candyman candyman candyman candyman, we did it. So I'm looking around here to see if some him up. Okay next up no time to die look no red blooded movie Fan is GonNa Think of missing Daniel. Craig's fifth and final outing James Bond you know for my money Craig and Sean Connery are in dead heat for the best bond ever. This one directed by Kerry from Gonzaga who did true detective from Script Co written get this by sleeping bags phoebe Wall Rich Daniel Craig asks for her because he really wants a little feminist touch to this. This is the. Twenty fifth, all seven Cape and you know this is a record and we're GONNA lose Daniel Craig. But in the movie James Bond's been retired for five years and he gets called back in. You know that's what happens to everybody from the Godfather on. You know Bohemian Rhapsody oscar-winner. Rami ballot plays the facially scarred villain named SAFM and he's described the director as more dangerous than anyone bond has ever encounter. Man How about you?
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Right now for my guest Eugene, , Levy. . The world is just throwing awards and Garlands had his feet fifteen emmy nominations for shits. . Creek on I don't think you could go anywhere these days Eugene Canyon with people just saying we love you. . We Love You love you you. . Well. . It's the worst things can happen. . Okay <hes> worse things can happen than people saying I love you. . <hes> reaction to this show has needless to say I mean just been. . Sensational, , and it's been kind of a tidal wave over the last couple of years in particular. . Will the irony here is that just when all this love is coming your way you and your son Dan decided no this the end now. . That's a too much good thing. . Now can't have too much of a good thing. . Yeah. . It was <hes> boy was actually the right you know in hindsight it was it was really the right decision because you know had we decided to go in and do another season been royally screwed this year. . It would have been bad I would call that a bad scene. . <hes> and <hes>. . Now it ended when it should have ended. . It was just you know everything just kind of made sense every story line you know completed itself in just a beautiful way and you know it's logic that has nothing to do with television and the entertainment industry. . Well, , you're absolutely right I mean you know if you if you think of the fact that you know there's money to be made <hes>. . Then, , you're right now we probably could have gone on for another. . Two three or however many years. . But you know it's <hes> what I call the law of diminishing returns. . It's you know it's you. . You can't. . I mean, , how do we talk what happened this year? We ? can't will never reach this kind of peak again with with fifteen emmy nominations that was just mind blowing. . So <hes> it ended at just the right time you know go out when the going's good each year in each season, , it just got better and funnier and more real and it just detached it's up to our hard well <hes>. . It it I well that you know I get a lot of credit to my son. . Dan I mean he really did a masterful job. . Guiding this thing to its final destination <hes> you know we started the show. . <hes> in the intention was to make a great character comedy. . You know when he came to me with the idea, , he said, , you know I want the same sensibility as you know, , you and Chris Guests had in your movies <hes>. . -Ly character work <hes> keeping it kind of real and grounded. . And I said well <hes>. . You've come to the right guy because that's that's all I believe in and that's all I. . Know and that's that's all I do get your laps through character and and and do everything you can to make. . The characters as credible as possible you want to get to a point where your audience has an emotional investment in the character and if that happens. . Then you know you can just take them on a a lovely kinda joyride through laughs and tears and everything else you can take many. . Right and then as the seasons kind of progress once we got the fish out of water scenario. . Out of the way in the first season and realize that they are going to be there for a while the Rose family <hes>, , then the focus was on relationships. . And character, , and we could settle for a bed without moving necessarily too much story but the fact is, , yes, , you and your son Dan Co created this you know in that spirit, , but he was the show runner young. . Was He. . Scary. . was He demanding with what goes on when you're the show runner? ? We hear stories by the mind by the time by the time. . I. . I handed the reins over to him which was I think the beginning of the third season. . <hes> I listen I could tell. . <hes> in the <hes> in the room and I was in the writer's room for the first <hes>. . To. . Two. . Plus. . <hes> seasons something I did not necessarily enjoy because. . I'm not used to a writer's room. . You know I mean all the writing I've done in my career has been either on my own. . For the most part I'm SETV I wrote on my own. . And I would write with a partner like Chris <hes> or or another friend of Mine John Hempel <hes> who I did a few things with up in Toronto who played Bob and chips Greg <hes>. . <hes> but being in a room where everybody's contributing to how the story moves was a little. . You know kind of unsettling i. . never quite got the grasp on that. . It now, , but he did and he was quite amazing in the Rome even in the very beginning <hes> trying to keep things on track and and taking it in a direction that ultimately proved to be the right direction. . So it was quite an incredible. . Experience for me to watch this growth and watch how rapidly he was developing into a great writer. . Let alone what he was doing on camera. . was also quite surprising to me, , but you know the whole experience. . Was Yeah was yes. . Oh, , so he gets. . The credit for this because he's done an amazing job for six years <hes> just great instincts as a writer and some very ballsy. . Decisions as a producer. . To make things are are right and also your daughter Sarah who's also in Shits Creek yes. . You see these kids suddenly become funny and become actors and begin to take on what you do did that freak you out or were you really happy about? ? Well I I certainly didn't encourage it <hes> and I- deep down was kind of happy about it because I understood it. . But. . You know in the beginning when they I know they did shows in high school. . <hes>. . And <hes> in when by the time they got to college university. . <hes> Dan went into kind of a film course and I, , thought well, interesting , he's got a thing he wants to be a director. . Put Films Together. . That's great. . And my daughter said she wanted to major in drama and I said, , really she said, , why are you surprised? ? I said because I know you did shows but I I've never heard you go on and on about how much he wanted to be an actor. . <hes>. . So she majored in Drama University and and we got to see her in her final year in some productions that was the only year. . The parents could go and see productions ride. . Vital. . Yes she was really <hes>. . Really quite good and I would watch your working her plays and and has watching him I'm I'm thinking to myself why her performances onstage are are so ripe for a camera. . But then then my son gets a job on MTV in Canada is vj when they started <hes> in Toronto whatever how many years ago now? ? And his work on camera was just incredible. . You know I mean what he was able to do his his <hes>. . Is. <hes> . improvising, , winging it you know personality coming through in a major way, and , then he started doing sketches and writing sketches and doing funny things that were really funny and I knew that he had a great I for this but nevertheless coming in to do a half hour. . Comedy. . Character driven. . That's a whole different. . You know <hes> animal and I I. . I did everything, , I could to get the show on the air. . When he brought me this germ of an idea. . <hes> a rich family losing their money <hes>. . and Lo and behold we. . We did
Eugene Levy, 'Schitt's Creek'
"Right now for my guest Eugene, Levy. The world is just throwing awards and Garlands had his feet fifteen emmy nominations for shits. Creek on I don't think you could go anywhere these days Eugene Canyon with people just saying we love you. We Love You love you you. Well. It's the worst things can happen. Okay worse things can happen than people saying I love you. reaction to this show has needless to say I mean just been. Sensational, and it's been kind of a tidal wave over the last couple of years in particular. Will the irony here is that just when all this love is coming your way you and your son Dan decided no this the end now. That's a too much good thing. Now can't have too much of a good thing. Yeah. It was boy was actually the right you know in hindsight it was it was really the right decision because you know had we decided to go in and do another season been royally screwed this year. It would have been bad I would call that a bad scene. and Now it ended when it should have ended. It was just you know everything just kind of made sense every story line you know completed itself in just a beautiful way and you know it's logic that has nothing to do with television and the entertainment industry. Well, you're absolutely right I mean you know if you if you think of the fact that you know there's money to be made Then, you're right now we probably could have gone on for another. Two three or however many years. But you know it's what I call the law of diminishing returns. It's you know it's you. You can't. I mean, how do we talk what happened this year? We can't will never reach this kind of peak again with with fifteen emmy nominations that was just mind blowing. So it ended at just the right time you know go out when the going's good each year in each season, it just got better and funnier and more real and it just detached it's up to our hard well It it I well that you know I get a lot of credit to my son. Dan I mean he really did a masterful job. Guiding this thing to its final destination you know we started the show. in the intention was to make a great character comedy. You know when he came to me with the idea, he said, you know I want the same sensibility as you know, you and Chris Guests had in your movies -Ly character work keeping it kind of real and grounded. And I said well You've come to the right guy because that's that's all I believe in and that's all I. Know and that's that's all I do get your laps through character and and and do everything you can to make. The characters as credible as possible you want to get to a point where your audience has an emotional investment in the character and if that happens. Then you know you can just take them on a a lovely kinda joyride through laughs and tears and everything else you can take many. Right and then as the seasons kind of progress once we got the fish out of water scenario. Out of the way in the first season and realize that they are going to be there for a while the Rose family then the focus was on relationships. And character, and we could settle for a bed without moving necessarily too much story but the fact is, yes, you and your son Dan Co created this you know in that spirit, but he was the show runner young. Was He. Scary. was He demanding with what goes on when you're the show runner? We hear stories by the mind by the time by the time. I. I handed the reins over to him which was I think the beginning of the third season. I listen I could tell. in the in the room and I was in the writer's room for the first To. Two. Plus. seasons something I did not necessarily enjoy because. I'm not used to a writer's room. You know I mean all the writing I've done in my career has been either on my own. For the most part I'm SETV I wrote on my own. And I would write with a partner like Chris or or another friend of Mine John Hempel who I did a few things with up in Toronto who played Bob and chips Greg but being in a room where everybody's contributing to how the story moves was a little. You know kind of unsettling i. never quite got the grasp on that. It now, but he did and he was quite amazing in the Rome even in the very beginning trying to keep things on track and and taking it in a direction that ultimately proved to be the right direction. So it was quite an incredible. Experience for me to watch this growth and watch how rapidly he was developing into a great writer. Let alone what he was doing on camera. was also quite surprising to me, but you know the whole experience. Was Yeah was yes. Oh, so he gets. The credit for this because he's done an amazing job for six years just great instincts as a writer and some very ballsy. Decisions as a producer. To make things are are right and also your daughter Sarah who's also in Shits Creek yes. You see these kids suddenly become funny and become actors and begin to take on what you do did that freak you out or were you really happy about? Well I I certainly didn't encourage it and I- deep down was kind of happy about it because I understood it. But. You know in the beginning when they I know they did shows in high school. And in when by the time they got to college university. Dan went into kind of a film course and I, thought well, interesting he's got a thing he wants to be a director. Put Films Together. That's great. And my daughter said she wanted to major in drama and I said, really she said, why are you surprised? I said because I know you did shows but I I've never heard you go on and on about how much he wanted to be an actor. So she majored in Drama University and and we got to see her in her final year in some productions that was the only year. The parents could go and see productions ride. Vital. Yes she was really Really quite good and I would watch your working her plays and and has watching him I'm I'm thinking to myself why her performances onstage are are so ripe for a camera. But then then my son gets a job on MTV in Canada is vj when they started in Toronto whatever how many years ago now? And his work on camera was just incredible. You know I mean what he was able to do his his Is. improvising, winging it you know personality coming through in a major way, and then he started doing sketches and writing sketches and doing funny things that were really funny and I knew that he had a great I for this but nevertheless coming in to do a half hour. Comedy. Character driven. That's a whole different. You know animal and I I. I did everything, I could to get the show on the air. When he brought me this germ of an idea. a rich family losing their money and Lo and behold we. We did
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hello everybody. . I M Peter Travers this popcorn where we tell you what's happening in the pop. . And right now for my guest Eugene, , Levy. . The world is just throwing awards and Garlands had his feet fifteen emmy nominations for shits. . Creek on I don't think you could go anywhere these days Eugene Canyon with people just saying we love you. . We Love You love you you. . Well. . It's the worst things can happen. . Okay <hes> worse things can happen than people saying I love you. . <hes> reaction to this show has needless to say I mean just been. . Sensational, , and it's been kind of a tidal wave over the last couple of years in particular. . Will the irony here is that just when all this love is coming your way you and your son Dan decided no this the end now. . That's a too much good thing. . Now can't have too much of a good thing. . Yeah. . It was <hes> boy was actually the right you know in hindsight it was it was really the right decision because you know had we decided to go in and do another season been royally screwed this year. . It would have been bad I would call that a bad scene. . <hes> and <hes>. . Now it ended when it should have ended. . It was just you know everything just kind of made sense every story line you know completed itself in just a beautiful way and you know it's logic that has nothing to do with television and the entertainment industry. . Well, , you're absolutely right I mean you know if you if you think of the fact that you know there's money to be made <hes>. . Then, , you're right now we probably could have gone on for another. . Two three or however many years. . But you know it's <hes> what I call the law of diminishing returns. . It's you know it's you. . You can't. . I mean, , how do we talk what happened this year? We ? can't will never reach this kind of peak again with with fifteen emmy nominations that was just mind blowing. . So <hes> it ended at just the right time you know go out when the going's good each year in each season, , it just got better and funnier and more real and it just detached it's up to our hard well <hes>. . It it I well that you know I get a lot of credit to my son. . Dan I mean he really did a masterful job. . Guiding this thing to its final destination <hes> you know we started the show. . <hes> in the intention was to make a great character comedy. . You know when he came to me with the idea, , he said, , you know I want the same sensibility as you know, , you and Chris Guests had in your movies <hes>. . -Ly character work <hes> keeping it kind of real and grounded. . And I said well <hes>. . You've come to the right guy because that's that's all I believe in and that's all I. . Know and that's that's all I do get your laps through character and and and do everything you can to make. . The characters as credible as possible you want to get to a point where your audience has an emotional investment in the character and if that happens. . Then you know you can just take them on a a lovely kinda joyride through laughs and tears and everything else you can take many. . Right and then as the seasons kind of progress once we got the fish out of water scenario. . Out of the way in the first season and realize that they are going to be there for a while the Rose family <hes>, , then the focus was on relationships. . And character, , and we could settle for a bed without moving necessarily too much story but the fact is, , yes, , you and your son Dan Co created this you know in that spirit, , but he was the show runner young. . Was He. . Scary. . was He demanding with what goes on when you're the show runner? ? We hear stories by the mind by the time by the time. . I. . I handed the reins over to him which was I think the beginning of the third season. . <hes> I listen I could tell. . <hes> in the <hes> in the room and I was in the writer's room for the first <hes>. . To. . Two. . Plus. . <hes> seasons something I did not necessarily enjoy because. . I'm not used to a writer's room. . You know I mean all the writing I've done in my career has been either on my own. . For the most part I'm SETV I wrote on my own. . And I would write with a partner like Chris <hes> or or another friend of Mine John Hempel <hes> who I did a few things with up in Toronto who played Bob and chips Greg <hes>. . <hes> but being in a room where everybody's contributing to how the story moves was a little. . You know kind of unsettling i. . never quite got the grasp on that. . It now, , but he did and he was quite amazing in the Rome even in the very beginning <hes> trying to keep things on track and and taking it in a direction that ultimately proved to be the right direction. . So it was quite an incredible. . Experience for me to watch this growth and watch how rapidly he was developing into a great writer. . Let alone what he was doing on camera. . was also quite surprising to me, , but you know the whole experience. . Was Yeah was yes. . Oh, , so he gets. . The credit for this because he's done an amazing job for six years <hes> just great instincts as a writer and some very ballsy. . Decisions as a producer. .
Eugene Levy, 'Schitt's Creek'
"Hello everybody. I M Peter Travers this popcorn where we tell you what's happening in the pop. And right now for my guest Eugene, Levy. The world is just throwing awards and Garlands had his feet fifteen emmy nominations for shits. Creek on I don't think you could go anywhere these days Eugene Canyon with people just saying we love you. We Love You love you you. Well. It's the worst things can happen. Okay worse things can happen than people saying I love you. reaction to this show has needless to say I mean just been. Sensational, and it's been kind of a tidal wave over the last couple of years in particular. Will the irony here is that just when all this love is coming your way you and your son Dan decided no this the end now. That's a too much good thing. Now can't have too much of a good thing. Yeah. It was boy was actually the right you know in hindsight it was it was really the right decision because you know had we decided to go in and do another season been royally screwed this year. It would have been bad I would call that a bad scene. and Now it ended when it should have ended. It was just you know everything just kind of made sense every story line you know completed itself in just a beautiful way and you know it's logic that has nothing to do with television and the entertainment industry. Well, you're absolutely right I mean you know if you if you think of the fact that you know there's money to be made Then, you're right now we probably could have gone on for another. Two three or however many years. But you know it's what I call the law of diminishing returns. It's you know it's you. You can't. I mean, how do we talk what happened this year? We can't will never reach this kind of peak again with with fifteen emmy nominations that was just mind blowing. So it ended at just the right time you know go out when the going's good each year in each season, it just got better and funnier and more real and it just detached it's up to our hard well It it I well that you know I get a lot of credit to my son. Dan I mean he really did a masterful job. Guiding this thing to its final destination you know we started the show. in the intention was to make a great character comedy. You know when he came to me with the idea, he said, you know I want the same sensibility as you know, you and Chris Guests had in your movies -Ly character work keeping it kind of real and grounded. And I said well You've come to the right guy because that's that's all I believe in and that's all I. Know and that's that's all I do get your laps through character and and and do everything you can to make. The characters as credible as possible you want to get to a point where your audience has an emotional investment in the character and if that happens. Then you know you can just take them on a a lovely kinda joyride through laughs and tears and everything else you can take many. Right and then as the seasons kind of progress once we got the fish out of water scenario. Out of the way in the first season and realize that they are going to be there for a while the Rose family then the focus was on relationships. And character, and we could settle for a bed without moving necessarily too much story but the fact is, yes, you and your son Dan Co created this you know in that spirit, but he was the show runner young. Was He. Scary. was He demanding with what goes on when you're the show runner? We hear stories by the mind by the time by the time. I. I handed the reins over to him which was I think the beginning of the third season. I listen I could tell. in the in the room and I was in the writer's room for the first To. Two. Plus. seasons something I did not necessarily enjoy because. I'm not used to a writer's room. You know I mean all the writing I've done in my career has been either on my own. For the most part I'm SETV I wrote on my own. And I would write with a partner like Chris or or another friend of Mine John Hempel who I did a few things with up in Toronto who played Bob and chips Greg but being in a room where everybody's contributing to how the story moves was a little. You know kind of unsettling i. never quite got the grasp on that. It now, but he did and he was quite amazing in the Rome even in the very beginning trying to keep things on track and and taking it in a direction that ultimately proved to be the right direction. So it was quite an incredible. Experience for me to watch this growth and watch how rapidly he was developing into a great writer. Let alone what he was doing on camera. was also quite surprising to me, but you know the whole experience. Was Yeah was yes. Oh, so he gets. The credit for this because he's done an amazing job for six years just great instincts as a writer and some very ballsy. Decisions as a producer.
Rosamund Pike on new movie 'Radioactive'
"There is a wonderful movie for you to see right now called radioactive and it stars my guest Rosamund Pike as Madame Curie. So this is amazing. Russ welcome. Welcome to Nice. It's really really nice to see you I haven't seen you since. We'll know know exactly when you were pregnant. So I guess that son is walking around now being five or six years old exactly that he's five and he's he's little stuntmen so. I've got. Might follow his mother in some way. Yes. He vote him falling through a very big high everyday but. I won't go into that anyway in in watching this movie, which is so beautifully done to me. It's just Marchan as director and putting what this life is in not at all stodgy bio kick manner. No, it's great and I'm looking at you and I'm thinking of your journey first movie bond girl. End of the day, I can remember you in that saying this line probably going to get this. Wrong but it was I know all about you 007. Sex for, dinner. Death for breakfast CEST. Bang on I, remember it to. And now you're Madame Curie. Yeah this is no other bond girls done this I feel that I could say that. Madame Curie. Yes. No they may we'll try now but it's too late. This might might be true. Yes. She she. I mean, yeah, she was full medical creature I'm glad you picked up on I mean. I couldn't you couldn't make conventional bio-pic about Madame Curie she was too much of a rebel in a she was unruly element in has she discovered to unruly and she was Nanri element. So you needed margin direct with a bit of rock and roll and kind of approach that was going to kind of exploded the promises will she's got that and she's got kind of your mischief. We know are remember when I first met you I thought well. She's going to be quite imperious. You know she's she does stage working the said you're just mad. Which is which is Great. Mischief I really love that would be to mischief is a great great word condemn. Yeah I had a I had a birthday party recently thought was the kind of that was the code of conduct for the Party. was mischief not s mischief. As it should be you know even in a pandemic, but you know I wanna go back to this because again I said this radioactive is not like any bio pic I've seen why is that? What attracted you to it? You know everybody would say, yes, I'd love to play manicured. There's been a movie made back in the forties we're greer Garson, and Walter Pidgeon were claimed that but it has that look of okay. This is regulation they're not there seems like. In radioactive that all the rules breath. School is it. You know it's GonNa. Be Poked Science. Oh Woman who you know she she looked navy look at the pictures. She looks sadly conventional. She wasn't I mean look the to cross with her from the Solway conference they'll eminent scientists of the day. Rees looking very. Cameron, you can just see she can't be honest and she's talking to the personal her left and he's absorbed in what is she saying and? She just never played by the rules even when it was just sitting still from minute targets photograph taken the knife. WanNa play this woman. This does mischief to be had. And I met my John Nice. Yes, she's the right spurious and we can dress this up than people can think we're giving them some chased food period drama. Deliver you know we explode the be the boundaries and I felt that with anyone. Who any character who could legitimize you to to flush Ford it would be someone like Mary Carey with her brain, which would have had an inkling would've had an inkling of what the future could hold with this discovery of the phenomenon of radioactive not so. It was exciting to me. And I probably could even. Could have been pushed found from my case even.
Andy Samberg on New Movie 'Palm Springs'
"Visit Popcorn with Peter Travers. This is N.. December who is in. You're not going to see a more fun and more well. You can think about things that happened in a two ident palm spreads. This is you at your very best buddy, thank you good. Yeah! Thanks, even if you're living the life of misery and a pandemic. People are loving you everywhere. that's the hope you know. Obviously when we made, it was did a very different spirit, but it has somehow Hagen this new meaning with everything that's happening code and quarantining. You know having to live with yourself and figure out. What to do with life when you're kind of limited in your options. Very Limited, but you know you have your wife and dawn rights. You're not alone in this world. True I, much better off than my character Niles in realize. So I want you to before we start this. Explain to people what comes springs really is about. Their. Did you alive the movies basically? Tell you this. When I when I received the script one of the main reasons I wanted to make it was so. We could shoot in Palm Springs. And I was going to be able to bring the family up there and staying love. You know rental home. In hang their go to Melvin. Go Dancing, and I love Palm Springs. It truly was a motivating factor and then. You know the budget was the budget. In the end we got the California tax rebate which makes it so if you say, it's an La production. At you can't leave the thirty mile zone and palm springs outside of that it became. Story all perspectives listen to you obstacle. Yeah, I know I know storing. Wow. I'm scared for you, my friend. You've got the jargon. How it's over. I'm hoping to just you know a out and just produce. That's right. You have a birthday coming up, so that will be. Down its own my thought we want to consider what I know. It's going to be a quarantine vide.
Edie Falco, 'Tommy'
"Are watching. Tommy on CBS. Because it starts my guest today eighty. Falco a welcome. Thank you see. I didn't want to introduce you with that long list of your credit. So Gosh that would just take almost any Golden Globes things you know you should have a whole necklace or embracing the bat but here you aren't Tommy Palang. The chief of police. Somebody had to do it. You put a cop before we probably in is where the war right The chief I know right now crazy. They apparently thought I could do it. Here am why. Do People think you could be charged? Apparently that is a common misconception about my kids there is nobody less worthy of that That there's nobody no my kids anybody's kids are never going to think of you as anything to really you know on the earth or you're in charge more you're going to do that but explain to the world out there. That hasn't watched it yet. Who Tommy is. She is the chief of police in Los Angeles herself as a New Yorker next Nypd COP and She finds herself sort of on the other side of the country and leading a group of people. She doesn't really know in the city. Sch Isn't completely familiar with and that's how we start. You might as well be in your top two because that's where you live. Yeah it's where I live. So they said what? Well they I you know I I get stuff sent to me and I read it to see if I'm interested. I don't I'm not interested much these days. Which worries me? I don't know what has changed but I read the vendors movie. Yeah we're working on please. I know you do have a fifteen year old son so it would be. It would give me an in with him that I don't presently hat but I read the script for Tommy and I thought it was very good but it takes place in La. And so. I put it aside sadly and then My manager came back to me and said well what if they were shoot in New York and I thought he was. Just you know it was a pipe dream and then turns out they ward and they did and we did you go. Well decide to remake the thief of Bagdad. It'll be shot west West village which is can get it done. So what's this I hear about that? You travel with a van filled with pomp. The Art Department is the scenic. People are really they get their long before we do show up there and their palm trees in front of the House and all of this very colorful foliage. When we're all in Parkas you know I don't know but I buy it and I know we're not in La. But I I walk up to the Seine. I'm like wow very impressive to strike. I still do but they were able to pull it off and we do a lot of interiors so that could be anywhere but you bring Your Own New York Ness to this party. I that's great. It fits in the character. Does everything people look at you like they look at me or anybody else's in New Yorker when we go to La. What's the matter with you? Why are you wearing black and white? I don't understand stuff. They hired me so you didn't even go there for like one. We had one day. I shot one in L. A. And we got a lot out of it because I was up on in Griffith Park or something where I was someplace to. They got lots of long view pictures of us in La just to Kinda Cement. The location think it's only fair. I see enough movies that are supposed to be in New York. That are shot in Vancouver and I go way it. That's up late clean on we. Just don't do at all. That's right time. Tommy herself as a character is is to me wonderfully complicated. Oh good all really messed up. And I'd love to see this woman who's in charge be like all of us when somebody says you have authority over this like we all delude ourselves. Who are parents that we have with authority for their right but she she had a messed up marriage her daughter and she don't have the best relation right? Her husband's an actor right. Oh my God. Can I mistaken you? Imagine and she's a lesbian looking for love in Los Angeles while being the chief of police data enough for you to have roll camera to that one but yeah she's got up and who doesn't mean. We all have all thinkers. I think people are ready to see that you know complicated people with complicated lives. And how we're GONNA handle it and so what? I think I like most is that she does see as her priority to kind of get this police department in shape even knowing that there's going to be pushed back the men that she's a female she doesn't know anybody she hasn't necessarily earned her place in that precinct. She knows they're going to be people who are not happy about that nonetheless. You show up ready job and makes that the priority and how these other things fall into place kind of what we hope people will come back to see. But whenever I've talked to you about your life here in New York you've always said to me. You know what I love to do on terrified. Stay to I'm John Cancer. You know my my sign and homebody. Just don't WANNA go anywhere. I win every place and I did so during your whole doubles years. That's right apparently out in the world but yeah I love being home. I have a home. That's comfortable and I love my kids and my dog's my friends come over. I don't know yes. I go out occasionally but I love being home and I love especially working these very long days and coming home to my house in my bed and my loved ones. You know what's important everybody's there everybody's there and even if they're not always happy to see the look of disgust on their faces when I when I recognize. I'm it's do. They comment on your performances. No I I. I'm not entirely sure. They know what I do and I'm completely on. They must've at least watch. I know my daughter said so. The shows on Thursday nights. I said Yeah. She goes We don't have to watch it. Do we know Mace. I won't make you watch kind of worked on it. Because she was onset so much. My daughter almost twelve worked on it. Yes many way would make me laugh. They are endlessly. Funny my kids. Yeah and that's what keeps us all going. Oh for sure. You may not look like you at a spa but that's You know I can't remember totally my life before them. I can't even doing with my time was was it the children when you adopted was the son. The first one was that. What changed everything for you. You know there were a lot of little things along the way. The decision to adopt him was was huge. And then I was talking to somebody recently about the moment they hand you your child who is over or is it like the get to see the baby. I it's every say that one no of course you have no idea. It was connected to this birth mother. Well in advance of her giving birth so They actually handed me my trial. And I'm looking at this little thing. Yeah it's huge and your life changes. It just changed national. Who I thought was like. You're leaving like you guys were the book. He was very nerve wracking. The whole ride home. My friends were in the back looking at him in his seat. Like all right. Yeah No. He's still he's still good. It's really really nerve wracking. But I think every parent goes so. I don't WanNA kill this baby. Try because you can't. This can't be happening to be out to do it. I changed my mind. None of that's allow no. That's the thing is the relentlessness of the whole the whole procedure. I think it's good for us. Well I think it's good for everybody because it's going to happen. It's going to totally if you are huge and wealthy and can hire a nanny for every half day. It's still your cake and the ad may know you're the one you're the one and you're responsible and you did everything wrong and you know that right. Once they're able to talk it's on you. It's so different for Tommy. Because she comes in. She didn't have this relationship with her daughter. Stayed back in with her dad and it was and you're doing this and and trying to find so here it is all these years later. My daughter has a daughter on on the show. And so we're what? Where can we start from you know? Do we try to go backwards and repair? Can we start from where we are? I mean it's all the questions that I guess one would have in a in a situation like that or do I just walk away you know. Is this something that can't be fixed. You know again complicated. Yeah who wants to well? Maybe people do especially in this. You're dealing. This show is dealing with things that were living with every day and immigration. The first episode is there Sexual misconduct right is right. There in fact it was. Tommy that had problem right war and then in the last episode that I'd seen it was about a Hollywood producer. Rice was happening. So do you have input into this. What's going into these scripts? You know what I could I it's been made very clear to me that I have as much input as I want. But I'm so busy doing the stuff that I do. That and we have a stable full of writers that are so creative and interesting and interested and talented suddenly. We're all sitting. I just referred to them as livestock. I'm not sure I didn't mean it like you. The whole group lovely normally humans sitting in a room didn't the story and you look at it and do you go into the stable and say the hell is death if they took this. I look at it if I look at with. Yeah you'd never do that either so you can do it. We have to give me that. I haven't done someplace somewhere you know is is the prison warden. Carmelo is like basically running that house too bad for Tony that any of that happening. I let him maybe total mass but what she's in the hospital we don't think of her diction we think she knows what she's doing as messed up she is. What is it about you that everybody thinks he is take charge? She knows what you do it. Every minute of the hold the will of all the is so what not. You're not how do you deal with all the characters that you've played before when the public when they see you is going to remember one or the other of them vividly? The amazing thing I've discovered at this point in my life is I can't control anything that happens with anyone else so if they are coming at me with a memory of some other character I played. I hope they will let go quickly or they won't be able to Follow the new story that we're all telling you know It is a huge honor to think people look at me and think. Oh I watched that show that you were on whatever but being an actor you change all the time who you're playing in what part of the story you are participating in and You know so I hope people are able to let it go and and look at look at the new stuff. Where do they go in your head? Do they live with you? I'm sure they do you wake up some days and there's a lot of now that they're long gone so you don't need any therapy then it's okay that's a whole other. How much time we got about the role. No no no. No no no. That's also twenty years ago. We started it twenty years ago. Sopranos And then Jackie was whatever I don't however many years ago that was time passes in wants to Kinda I take off the nails and the jewelry and all that stuff she goes away. You didn't save inning of her. Wardrobe tying the wardrobe. No I was. I was happy to move past that. I kept a couple of things from the house and I didn't keep her fingernails wardrobe. Something you'd be in the mood for US.
Christina Hendricks, 'Good Girls'
"I think there's probably When I set my mind to something I am incredibly focused and detail oriented and For lack of a better word just a little bit anal retentive about things and. I think that that's what I'd probably bring to Beth. The other two characters are maybe like my sister's rebellious in funny and and A little rougher on the edges and my friend is maybe a little bit more relaxed and loving and I'm of the nerdy rigid one that they're always sort of I rolling at and sort of like. Oh Beth didn't get the joke or Beth doesn't understand this or you know Does a little bit of catching up with Beth? And I think I have. They would have to explain to me. They reference something and I do. What is found there like Instagram Christina? Oh I don't know like you know. So they have to teach me stuff just like my kids just living somewhere else on the national scientists. Have no idea what I'm catching up. That's kind of Nice to know that the world well you know I figured if I was Gonna continue to live on planet earth I was going to have to join in some of the activities So when I started I got on instagram. I finally broke down with a little help from my friends and slowly easing into it. It's fun it I'm a I'm enjoying it. It's fun but it's work. Well it is to take a whole separate job. It's not just you doing this. People want to answers. Well you sort of feel like you want to share yourself and Be True to yourself. You know your image and personality so manipulated by interviews magazines in these kinds of things. So this is your platform to just say this is who I am and and it's not being manipulated by anyone else. This is just me. What vision do you think the public has of you? Just based on magazines and social media and the world outside I think that Life see you. Yeah I think a lot of people Assume that I'm sort of Joan from madman that I that maybe I'm a bit more stern or a little bit more uptight or maybe a little more put together a mess like I was there but gene you know dropping things on the floor girl I'm not nearly as sort of put together. And maybe prissy as I think people think maybe I think so. Maybe I'm not well. It's kind of a famous story. Now that basically the agency that was representing you said Madman what. We're not WANNA representative. You're doing that. Show what is it? Amc Show AMC did not have a show. There was no breaking bad at that point there was. There is nothing and we were show. They used to play old movies So they were like this. This show's not going to get picked up. And this shows not gonNA pay anything and it's period show. It's going to be super expensive to make no one's GonNa WanNa make the show it's laborious and you know wordy and And I was like all my favorite. I love laborious because it was it was about characters. And so yeah. That's scary as an actor. Though to have an agency say okay. Go and do it. But we don't want to represent you. It was humiliating. It was awful. It's very embarrassing to be working with people who all of a sudden go. Yeah we're just not interest like we don't think what you're doing is good enough to represent you. You're not worth their time. It's it's awful. They should be embarrassed. Well you know I hope they were and I hope you haven't spoken to and I you know I just haven't seen her because she's no longer an agent but I liked her as a person and I have no hard feelings. There's all sorts of stories in this town. You know what I got to work on that show for ten years and I made the right choice. That's it that's I got another agent. You just go and get another one there. It is people out there who are wondering what you do. Just go get you know you can get another age. Yeah well you good girls to do that. But I'm looking at you and I'm thinking where did the start last time you were here? I don't think I ever asked what it was when you were a kid because I know that you lived in different places when you were growing up. Yeah did you always have this feeling? This was what you wanted to do was at well I started. Dancing was started dancing at a young age. I clearly liked to perform and when we moved twin falls Idaho. I was in third grade and my mom had my brother and I dish for a local community theater. Children's group called jump company junior musical playhouse and she just thought it was. She was just trying to help us make friends 'cause moving from town to town and she she didn't want us to necessarily get stuck in the cliques. At school she she liked the idea of it being community and my mom always liked to do theatre in college and high school so We went and auditioned to be in the best Christmas pageant ever and You know then all of a sudden I was on stage in musicals and doing bye bye Birdie and the chorus in the background and I was like this is. This is where it's at this. This is the most fun I'm ever going to have and I just continued to do it and I just found so much joy and at and singing and dancing and doing the whole thing that I just kept kept going but when you moved again you will go into Virginia to and we went to Virginia after Idaho so when I went to Virginia was the first time that I could take Acting classes in high school as a option. You know as an elective course so my brother. Yeah my brother had been in theater or drama class and so I was so excited because now I was like I can like start to really study. Be Real actress and And I went in and I remember some of the senior students. I was a freshman and they were like. Oh you're really serious about acting and I was like. Oh yeah definitely when I you know and I got a lead in in the in the school play and I was the new kid and I was a freshman and everyone was like ooh fresh. Br One I think it was a blithe spirit. Oh Yeah Ghost. A ghost ghost perfect thing. I had read that. You were bullied at the time when you were going to school in Virginia. Yeah when I first showed up. I was kind of Quirky Weird kid from Idaho that like listen to like new wave music but wore birkenstocks. And like like I. I just like no one could figure out what my story was and I I just. There weren't sort of categories of people where where I went to school in Idaho. You were a kid and I just happened to have like sort of my mom would help me make clothes and I would see something a magazine and we would make some weird snakeskin pants and I just I didn't realize it was sort of odd Until I got to Virginia and everyone was like. Oh you're weird. Trust me here weird and I was like maybe I am and and I immediately went into drama class. Which of course alienates you in some high schools already. Sadly put you with other alienated. And they're the best big creative Weirdos together with the rest of them yes so you know as the years went by then I sort of went through my sort of rock and roll punk goth all that stuff and and just celebrated being different. Didn't they're still? I'm still one hundred percents. People are like. Oh it's so funny that you were. I'm like I am still God. I don't let this Rambo sweater fairly lax eye. Shadow is a black lipstick. Saying yes I will do that. Let's have her. That Goth is bring her temper. Gabby Gabi really. She's the she's in there. You go just vocally in there to do that. Yeah goodness
Christina Hendricks, 'Good Girls'
"I hope everybody. I'm Peter Travers. In welcome to popcorn where we tell you what is popping in pop culture and. I know you're all excited to know that good girls is back for season. Three on NBC. And it's good luck to have one of the stars of Chuck Andrex. It's great to see you again. Nice to see you. Thanks for having me season three. So what kind of trouble are you women in this time? I'm a lot more. I some reason I root for these women. I know there are up to no good. But they're fun and they're relatable so people kind of have their back there like I'd do it. How do you know? And they've got this real inner it's it's the camaraderie with these women. It's just fun to watch them. Make these horrible mistakes. Is that how you felt when you were first? Approached about doing the series. You know when you when you come from a show that you've been on for almost a decade your next your next choice you you have one follow madman. Well you gotta think something. I would really want to do every day because I may be doing it for ten years. I know what that's like. You know so. You really want to choose something that you could imagine doing. And I thought I want to work with these women and I want to go on this wild caper. It just seemed like such a laugh and so weird and different and it's also very intense so I do you know I didn't sort of consider like a well. I'm going to be incredibly stressed out every day and this high anxiety level and the stakes are really high. Of course you have to play all that you know so. It's kind of exhausting. But what if and now? I'm assuming that you and men ready get along really well. We did from the beginning we did. I knew may casually we had done some Animated things together so met each other through that I had never met Reta I in fact called. May and I said you know I'm thinking about doing this. Show I I hear. You're doing it what he thinks she's like. I think it's going to be the best thing ever and we just like hit it off like house on fire. When we all met and here we are three seasons. And that's we know each other so well we can order lunch for each other in the other person's around we're like no no no. Do not put tomatoes on reticent. Please send it back. We can't deal with it We all know each other and we and we know how we react to things and we sort take care of each other well. It sounds like you know I'm making light of it but to be on a series where you work long days. Yeah so you. It's good if you get along. It's amazing and because we are playing these really stressful intense scenes to have people that you love so dearly to laugh inbetween takes you know. Make the day lighter. It just changes everything. 'cause you're right we're there for fourteen hours a day and and You know it's it's nice to have like comfort him between and just get pissed off together and be happy when something is really making you angry. Oh Yeah we've got each other's back if something's upsetting the other. Were like yeah. Yeah what she said. Yeah we're team because we're scary you know and you could. You could do that. You know your director and Toy Story. Four where you were doing the voice of. Gabby Gabby I read a quote from Him Josh. Cooling where he said There's the thing about Cristina where she has this very sweet affect and an a sweet voice and then she can turn on a dime and being medicine and cold. We're just that calm and we did have fun playing with that. I mean the sweeter the croupier right. I don't know I. I ended up playing a lot of characters that have that dichotomy that they have come across as an innocent. But there's this underlying thing to drive to firefly. I think it started with firefly's the first time I had a character like that. And maybe maybe maybe one lead to another. Maybe when they opened a script they thought now. Who can do this? You Know Christina Hendricks this are doing on firefly so maybe one led to the other. Because I don't think I'm duplicitous. That's my own personality. Christina can do cold and creepy short she can go to increase drake's he's ready to do it for those people that are having caught up yet or just beginning to catch up with good girls. Who were you playing describe this? I play your typical midwestern. Mother middle class hardworking organized but found herself sort of on autopilot and lost maybe sight of her dreams or what her needs were and each cheating on her she found her husband is cheating on her lured that Matt Lillard just so great And then my sister who's a single mother is struggling to keep her child protected and safe and in school and my best friend has a daughter with an illness. And so we all find ourselves in this place where we need money to sort of take care of our families and keep roofs over their head and we. We decided that the best logical solution is to rob a grocery store. And we'll go and get the money Jill with all of our problems and go on our on our way But of course one thing leads to another and we fall into life of crime and it's a quirky
Interview with Anya Taylor-Joy from 'Emma'
"You were mentioning before about being eight years old and not doing one thing but your background is really interesting and unique. It's complicated right. Yeah you're like raised in Argentina. Born in Miami yes move to Argentina. Yes then go to London but before you got to London. You didn't speak any English. No so explain that. Let me in the states because my youngest to siblings isn't the ones closest to me. They were born in the states and they didn't want me to not have the passport because that would have been traveling with six kids one of them. Having a different passport was just like a nightmare so they didn't want to do that but pretty much instantly. After I was born I went over to Argentina where I spoke got these I know for the whole of my life and then we moved to England when the political situation got quite frightening and then I refuse to learn English because I wanted to go home and in my six seven year old fray. Now's like if I can't speak the same language as these people may be like. My parents are definitely going to take me home So that didn't work out and I was very lonely so I learnt so I know talking to you needed to make friends so I started I actually learned to speak English by reading the Harry Potter books. So now you're in London. Where does it come to you that you say you know which is also a Russian name by the way? Yeah so in this study. I do want to clarify so I in America people find it very hard to say my name. It's and yet. I'd say like aneurysm. I'm trying to find a nice. So it's on. Yeah yeah it's everybody at home. There will be a quiz. I've been so anxious about correcting people in eventually. I'm like that's not my name. I'm not going to respond to you unless I'm yeah prevent. Yes so it will be for me forever way. That's where it's going to be but what happens I head? Did you started acting? Did you start with modeling? What was the first thing you did? I can't ever remember performing being something that I became aware of. I was just always doing it and then got started watching genuinely and when I started watching like nine thousand nine hundred kids classics that had animals in them. I was like I wanna be the kid the rights the whale like. That's a job and I want that job. Like this is unbelievable Kirsten Dunst Jumanji. I just I wanted to be part of all of those adventures and then I got scouted for modeling which was never something I thought I could do but I did think it was an in to acting and then on a photo shoot. I recited some poetry to an actor. He put me in touch with his agent. And then the witch see. That's all you need to do. People is recites poetry. No I had I had read somewhere which is probably Apocryphal. And maybe it didn't happen but that you felt when you were discovered to be modeled you were being stalked by the why it was terrifying. I was wearing high heels I had a party the next day and I'd never worn heels before and so I was working moms high heels and I was walking with my dog and this car kept sort of edging around me and I would pick up my pace and the car would pick up pace so eventually I picked up my dog and I just liked it because I was terrified and this guy stuck his head out the window went. If you stop. You won't regret it. An idiot stopped. I have no idea like if anybody tell me that scenario. I'm like no if you keep running like that's what you do. Yeah but it was. It was the head of storm. Model Management Are Ducasse. And she was like a never stop again and be coming to see me at the agency tomorrow. 'cause 'cause we thank you have a future with never stuff again but be this is a good piece is good wounded. Yeah it's a good thing to say if anybody is being followed by a car. Please don't stop running because I'm definitely. I'm definitely the anomaly in this situation. Everybody else run run the way that was put. You won't regret regret that I didn't. So wow that takes me back to your m night. Challah movies where you could wind up captive by psycho not changed back. Well he isn't. He's a lovely man. So you do stopping and you get this job. Yeah it was. It was unbelievable and honestly going back to sort of my upbringing and the way that I still am. Transient you know. I'm pretty nomadic. But the first day that I stepped onto the set of the witch was the first day I ever really felt like I belonged anywhere like I just felt this feeling of I'm here. I'm where I'm supposed to be and the people around me. We're all speaking the same language and we're interested in the same stuff that I was into and I just I. I grew my first family there. And we're GonNa make a movie together again Starting in March and I just can't wait to go home. I heard about that. That's going to be no no. This is the north men over what's happening with Knows fraud is not. We have another movie to make. I I this vacation I keep seeing for us never going to happen. I don't know I'm yeah. I keep their random moments. I'm just like I need a break and then I'm just like I know you're doing everything you've ever wanted to do. Just get extra night's sleep and wake up and keep going. How old is your family? Relate to what you're doing. Are they all happy for you? They're all very all of my siblings. I have no idea what I do. They're just like okay. Did you have fun cool? And then just sort of quit but my parents are very very proud of me but they should be look at all. This is happening thanks. You know and you did a movie that I totally loved called thoroughbreds. Thank you well. It was really amazed you and Olivia Cook. She seemed more disturbed initially and then as we go along we see you not being afraid at all playing somebody who might have jobs some peculiar abilities but this is this is what I find very interesting between characters like lily and Emma because my way into the characters so different for each of them when I was playing lily I defended her every single day on set so members of the crew would come up to me and go lily such a bad person and I would react as if they told me that they hated my sister. Something I was just like. You can't speak about her that way. You have no idea what she's coming from she's going through a really hard time Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah and then the movie ended and it was almost like this veil was lifted from from my eyes. And I was like. I am praying psychopath for like a month and Oh that was tough. I couldn't keep any of her jewelry. I had to take it all off at the time I had to defend her and with Emma. We are both so I was so close to her. Initially but that didn't mean that there weren't days that I showed up on set and I was like I really don't like I'm I'm as behaving terribly. She's being brought. I don't WanNa do this. Don't WanNa be doing right now but it helped in the scene. I guess
Anya Taylor-Joy, 'Emma'
"Then go see Emma which is Jane austen and which stars my guest today on Youtube or joint so welcome. Thank you for having me. It's great when I was an English major in school and we studied Jane Austen. Those of us that loved her. We called ourselves Jane Nights. We really thought wow. She just knows what's going on but Jane austen herself said about Emma. Maybe I'm the only one that actually is going to like her. Yeah so that didn't scare. You did it no. It was the reason I wanted to do. Yeah I sat down with director and I just said there's this quote from Jane Austen's Emma and I only want to do this role if I'm allowed to really stick to that because there'd been this thing about female characters being made very likeable and very easy to like and the thing that I found miss delicious about was I wanted. The audience in watching her journey have moments where they wanted to leap into the screen and shake her because she's being such a broad and you know roll their eyes at her doing something and misled but also when you finally get to her redemption and when she starts learning that people are not toys. I wanted them to really feel something for her. Because no human being is black or white. They're all these different shades of gray and That's that's what I wanted for my m well when you said that I started to feel all these different shades feeling good. It's good to have different well a lot of times and it happens from television. You're basically told that somebody's good or bad. And when we first meet in La we see her as this matchmaker manipulator. My friends should only be with people. I think are suitable when you read desk because this interpretation is as Jane Austen wrote it. It's set in the eighteen. Ten fifteen eighteen fifteen and and yet what does it say to a modern audience right now? I think Jane austen is a brilliant satirist and she has created in her dissection of this small town situation which very easily lends itself to high school. A working office. That's why clueless was so successful and something that I really love is people are people no matter where you go and no matter what censure year in the rules change but the human heart and the human emotions they stay the same and so in our version of Emma. We wanted to show everybody that these are flesh and blood human beings that are hot messes. Ninety-nine percent of the time and despite the fact that there will corseted and looking beautiful and have you know their little ridicules and stuff. They're still really upset. That they didn't tell the guy that they liked at the end of the ball that they liked them. And now it's all going to get messed up and my friend likes. Oh my goodness oh drama. That's happening now. It will never really go out of style. So it's it is the same in many ways except for the wardrobes. Yes it's the rules. There are very specific rules and it was important for us to adhere to them very strictly. So that whenever we did deviate from the rules it was a moment. So for instance. You just didn't really touch people back bet and like sometimes you held hands like that but it wasn't really a done thing and so when you have a bull seen between Emma and Mr Knightley in their hands squeeze second longer. You're like God. Someone can open a window Jane austen. It's revolutionary yeah. What's happened in terms of those little gestures and it was strange too because talk a little about your director and writer in this movie. The women are kind of the prime movers behind this version of him. Yes absolutely and you could really feel that onset. Eleanor Casson Who adapted the screenplay? He's just so funny and so wonderful because there were moments that we were playing one of the scenes in something didn't quite work out and we wanted to add live but then she would be the ad-lib translator in Austin. If that makes sense you'd run up to Elinor and be like I want to say this and she'd go okay and much like that's the Austin a speech a bit and awesome was just. She was so into everything that we were doing. And she's a real romantic at heart and so all of these scenes if you've done a really good. Seeing awesome would be crying like sheer joy tears becoming on their face and that is an actor as a wonderful thing to witness. Because you're like I did a good job. That was good but for for autumn. You're that's the first time that she directed a feature film the photographer video director. What was that like? Did you feel comfortable completely? I've worked with a lot of first time filmmakers and I never approached them any differently to say you know I might Shamlan. Who's made so many different films with each person is unique and has their own unique way of working something? I did really love about awesome. Though is I think a great skill you can have as director is not being afraid to say. I don't know and allowing the Group of people that you've you know to come together and help fix the problem and awesome brilliant adopt. Because she'd have this whole big great sweeping idea and then scheduling why. She turned me and go. What do I do? I don't know what to do in this situation. I was like okay. Yeah I guess I do know what to do and then we can. You know you could problem solve together. I think the lack of ego in that aspect is a really wonderful thing for directed to have your because you could take the opposite tack if that. Yeah I do what? I don't know what I'm doing now but you think I'm trying to think the first thing I saw was the which which was this amazing movie and again for Robert Eggers. It's the it's the first time but what's going on in that movie. It's so beautiful. Well Black Phillip. The goat no and the looks that you're doing. How have you changed now in all these years? What is it three or four? What we you like that first day on the set the witch as opposed to how you are now when you do not. That much has changed in terms of childlike wonderment. I love making films and I love being around people who make films and so anytime. I'm not in front of the camera. I'm like hanging out with sound guys go. How are you doing this? What does this button do? And oh can I push the Dalai on this next shot or something like that? I still get really excited about it. it's my Disneyland. It's where I want to be. I better at understanding how taxing the workers and especially lost year. I Made Emma. I had a day off at rights movie. I had a day off. And then I did a limited series for net flicks and that finished December twenty third five minutes. You starting something in March. I learned how to not pace myself. Because I'm not exactly pacing myself and I've learned how to take care of my own inner environment in a different way because if you're consistently just hemorrhaging out emotions for people and and building all of these worlds. There has to be some things that you take with you from each project in order to make sure that you yourself are safe. Well what can you take books? You buy read a lot of books handles. I spend as much time with animals as I possibly can. I love my friend. Philip I wanted Black Phillip I don't want to know where he is right now. I've been a vegetarian since I was eight. So I haven't ingested him so that makes me feel but If I if I could have pet that I could travel around with. I would love that but Spending lots of time in my own head writing music writing poetry just feeding myself or feasting on art that that gets me going. I don't know when you have the time to do all that you're doing because a lot of times you're living with that character and you don't want to get out of that character's at Yeah. I mean at the beginning so I always used to read a lot and then when I first started acting I found it hard to read and then in this lost year because I was jumping from Amazon head to my characters. Sandy's head an inhabitant of these different worlds reading a book was actually the only way that I could get people to not touch
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Oh, yes. We must. Hi, everybody. I'm Peter Travers. And this is popcorn where we tell you. What's happening at the movies? And there's a terrific movie out now called on the basis of sex, which is about our own Justice, Ruth, Bader Ginsburg, the notorious our BG Palade by and I have to say this. So you're Felicity rose Jones, Phyllis rose Hadley. I can I can only do three. So I want. The, tori. F R J. I like it. From now on so sitting. Thank you. Just never been in any box. Climbing out than you after I'm Jin Ursa rogue one I think I'll just play Ruth bid against. On this is me. So are you to hanging out now? Yes. Yeah. Come. Yes. Why was just thinking that respect against bike has the false. In her say, there's a continuation. She's comb Star Wars to on the basis of sex. There would be get Kevin bacon. She wars all the time. Yeah. Yeah. We well. She was involved from the very beginning. She a nephew went and all his own because his nephew Daniel steep woman wrote the screenplay, and he said Kenai, would you mind if I'd screenplay about your life, and she said, well, if that's what you want to spend your time doing then go ahead. So he took that to me. Exactly, which is cheap to AVI. Jeez. Very very dry sense of humor. But and then he yeah. He took that and run with it. And write this beautiful script about my husband. Love to see the moment where he submits script to the Justice. That's a scary. Yeah. Well, no, go. It was exactly that. Yeah. The Justice Ginsburg gave meticulous news bang each draw. But there were so many dross, eventually, she just said, I would you would you mind giving it to my daughters. Jane, then carried on reading the you know by the time it was sort of twentieth. Drawl so, but it's much been been a family in in bringing this this this film to the walled did you with you You know? know, people would say, well, we love you to play her..
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Yeah. Hi, everybody. I'm Peter Travers this popcorn where we tell. You. What's happening at the movies, and my guest today the chorale who's worn. Maroon for me looking so cheery look at that face. Very this is the man everybody stops on the street and says do the office to the office and you're trilogy films this year. Yes. Taking us to the depths of despair on so many levels. That's my plan was my plan when I meet people on the street to you, just go. Yeah. You know, if they're excited to see me, I try to take them to the depths of despair. That's it did beautiful boy. Right. Mazing movie. Thanks. Totally despairing in so many ways. But that at the end, it's a father helps his son. Yeah. You know? And then in vice Donald Rumsfeld is one of the people we've ever had secretary of defense. Yeah. So you've done that. And now welcome tomorrow. And which is about hate crime. Right. It's happened. So is there an anchorman of three coming up, probably not. But really, but I'd like to I'd like to do some some more comedies for sure. It's not none of these choices have been based on like like career like like any sort of master plan. It's just kind of what what can come truly. No. And you don't always have a master. I really don't. I really don't. I just sort of luck out like the beautiful boy came about because I got a call from the producers that you know, David chef's book was being made they were making. Into a movie, and they'd found this Belgian director, and so that sort of just fell into my lap..
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"I everybody I'm Peter Travers and welcome to this special edition of popcorn where we're going to talk about holiday movies. I mean, what is more fun than to start with thanksgiving and to go to New Year's Eve and to see movies movies that just make us happy when we see them movies that might be so dramatic that they're going to win Academy Awards movies that are filled with action or make us laugh. This is what we all want. And Hollywood is really good to us in the holiday season. They give their best efforts while January and February they bury their dead movies should never be seen by anybody. But people were in a good way now, and I'm gonna start with family movies. You know, what's already opened? It's out there for you to see is the nutcracker and the four realms, which is oh such sugar plums such amazing Tchaikovsky to here while we watch a little girls adventures. And then there's Dr Seuss's the Grinch with Benedict Cumberbatch doing the voice of the Grinch terrific. And then fantastic beef the crimes of Griddle walled. Where Eddie read Maine's Newt takes on Grindelwald played by Johnny Depp, whose as evil as Lord WalMart. So you have those, and you have more people and the one that's out there that you really should pay. Attention to is called Ralph breaks the internet. It's a follow up to wreck it Ralph. It's animated remember when John C Reilly did the voice of wrath will now he's back with his partner, Sarah Silverman plays her Bonello pay her name is and they go into a special area to get a computer part. And what do they find a whole basic group of business princesses who need to be rescued? What child isn't going to want to see this camman? This is a big one. And then Spiderman into the spider verse. This isn't the Tom Holland Spiderman, this is an animated Spiderman and in this one we. Have Shamikh more playing miles Morales who is like the new version of spider man, and he's talking to the older. Peter Parker spider man played by Jay Johnson. This just from the look of the trailer. You can tell there's something special going on at this one. So families you're gonna have a ball this holiday season..
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi, everybody. I'm Peter Travers this popcorn where we tell. You. What's happening at the movies, and my guest today is Cynthia revoke. And so if I just said, well, you should see one movie I'd be wrong because this just isn't content with one, you know, so greedy bedtime at the El royale widows are now and then later, well, we'll discuss that Cynthia. I'm so thrilled to you. It's so great to him looking at you. I remember watching purple and going. And you know, what you practically became in the industry. There's a thing called the e where you can win and an EMMY a Grammy and Oscar and a Tony yet and just out of the color, purple and done with it. You're only one Oscar. Crazy. Everything was oh, he made the album give her the Tony is in the then you go on the today show or singing craziness that was the craziest because I found out about that at the EMI when I was now I'm going to sound ridiculous was doing I was doing tedtalk. Thank you. And I get hotel, and I got this phone call from Heather at the American theatre wing. She just want want an EMMY. What do you mean recall doing how the performance you did today? What did you mean the before the performance while you one had the nomination from the Tonys you want an EMMY what what's wrong with? Doing. Okay. Great. Okay. Good. Okay. So all they have to do really then is making movie of the musical and give you the Oscar for that. Nobody would have done swept all of those. The one thing to do that. That would be crazy now tell me because you know, we were talking little before. Yeah. All these movies that you've done, you know, coming out of all this. Yes. It's like a first time thing for you. It's it's what began I I was. I was I think it's the color purple genuine anything change like the trajectory of everything. Francine costs the cost. Widowed had come to see me in the color purple. They should go back to Steve and said, look this go in the pool, I think might be right feel film and things should see. So I sat and I met with Steve. And that was kind of hit me sat we ate like, I think had exile something the standard hotel. Do you? Nerves. All when that happens when they say, well, it's Steve McQueen. It's. Yes. There's a moment for twelve years of slave history of all of this does any of that. Phase. You will. Yes. There is a slight moment of disbelief like that's that's not going to happen. But thanks. And you sort of like wait till the actual day. And you're like, okay. So no one's cancelled. This is gonna happen. And then you still walking into the stand and you like. That she bets on the sea floor movie. Okay. And then you'll start with him. And that you know, there are moments of like aqap believes is actually happening. And I have to keeps playing in my head so up in the moment. I'll be like, it's fine. It's fine. It's happening is three gated fills. No one. Then all of a sudden, oh my God. Looking at you're studying. Exactly outside of yourself thinking how you get here. This is crazy, and I feel like I've been having like consecutive moments like that. So well lost two years have been exactly like that. Meanness? It's just known stop. I've read about you being like, physical, fitness like beyond reason in fabulous shape. Thank me. And see that what started that where you running marathons? Yeah. I think at first it started. When I was maybe about eighteen was saying, and it was a way to stay fit. Really was. But then when I started doing shows it felt like a way to keep well and fit full the performance, but also to find a place like a space for myself to meditate. So for me, especially when I saw the color purple, fitness and running felt like a space. I could go to that was just for me. And it was where I could escape for a little bit and think about things and process things and meditate, and you know, just disappear for a second take a break. And that's just continued. And now. This this. I guess it gives me Drennan Lynn, and it gives me an adrenaline rush. And I get the serotonin, and I get all of that from running and being fit, and and then I see the benefits of it..
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi, everybody. I'm Peter Travers this popcorn where we tell. You. What's happening at the movies? And there's a movie now called a star is born which you may have heard of already because everybody is excited about what this is not only because a weighty Gog is making her acting debut in a movie and Bradley Cooper is not on the acting. But directing because my guest today Sam Elliott, but Futre just terrific. You know? Did you know right away? Really, no, you know, many hope think of the top. But I think the odds were certainly in favor right off the top because of Bradley's perspective on it. And you know, he came in at a time when initially this thing was going to get made Eastwood was going to direct it and be on say it was going to star in. Then they came to Bradley. He'd just fully committed himself to you know, it was like a three year and never for him. And he not only wrote directed. He wrote music for edited the film, you know, many sang in his and give it up. He he didn't give anything, but see that's the that's the great thing about this business because he constantly had people saying him, don't, you know, they've made this before. The four-time around. But it has to me it has a difference in all of those. There's an intimacy in it. And I think there's a really to this film that the others didn't achieve for sure. I think a lot of came. There's a scene in the movie in which Bradley gets gug or Stephanie to come out or Allie, everyone every I don't know what you call colour. Stephanie more. But Gaga over been for a number of years. But there's a sequence in the film. In which he gets out on the stage for the first time. And he he says just trust me. That's all you gotta do. Then it turns his back and walks out on the stage, and she'll to joins them there. The reason I mentioned that is because that's one of the things that Bradley said to me when I first met him. I didn't know Bradley before we worked on this film at never crossed paths with them always been a fan from afar. But he asked me that initial meeting. He said if you trust me, you'll be. Happy to film. Just trust me. And I think that he asked all of us that same question or to give him that same confidence. I don't know how easy it is to trust the guy who completely steals your voice. Well, it does he admits that same initial meeting that I had with it was home. He he played the tape for me, which was he'd recorded with his voice coach or he said is going to send a little weird to probably and it didn't fix and very weird to me because he he was very close to. Doing a pretty good imitation of pretty good takeoff..
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi, everybody. I'm Peter Travers this popcorn where we tell. You. What's happening at the movies and my guest today clarify while. She's just got everything going for. She's just won the EMMY for the crown everybody that scene I man is buzzing about Oscar for that one. And now in the girl in the spider's web. She's just a tough tattooed chaser after male predators that she can either strangled destroy in some way. So good for you clear for this. Just nothing you like popcorn. It's good. Yes. That's it. You want me to continue that introduction going on? Anytime. Much. But look at all those which is you come on which one of these three that I mention is closer to the clear for that sitting right here all of them. Really? Yeah. All of them living somewhere them. She Queen Elizabeth really in a tattoo in the leather jacket on. Yeah. The motorcycle. Does that person inside screaming get out? But no, yeah. Definitely all of them. I think different buses that car name things that I sort of want kind of face myself for things I think the, you know, I'm fascinated by you know, there's always a reason why he plays to all three of them. Definitely are in the so you're just a mad get friend guess everything in your head. Good to know. I unlike too many people who missed it saw you in a movie called on saying. Yeah, I saw the crazy person. It was mustered preparation for this. Yeah. It was actually shares similar that doing that movie. Kind of made me more interested in things because I'd done that film with Stephen. And it was a really kind of three yourself in don't think about it. You know, just deal with EVA's happening that scene at the moment and not moment, and I've been very very as twenty dollars always very pad. I was always, you know, done dot, okay. Kind of things. And then suddenly they was just like just think just and that's what they said to me. He said it's going to be just rule, and you need to just jump in the brave, and I was like, oh that sounds good. Well, it is great because you don't Lisbeth cylinder as you play. Her doesn't have a hell of a lot of time for brooding. Oh, she's she's on the run time. Yeah. So set this up for us because girl in the spider's web is the title of a book. That was written by an author who wasn't stieg Larsson after he died. But this isn't that book. No, I mean is is is based on the on the novel. But it's I think widdly because the the fourth book was very much the resurrection of that the millennium series was the of that character. I think Feddie felt that he took say much from the novel. But he really kind of felt he had a little bit of leeway to resurrect the film of that book. Because what if you know what I mean, the he felt that he could focus on make a film that he wanted to make he didn't wanna feel kind of restrictive by having to do things exactly as they were in the book because that preciousness kind of gone because David reinvented in a way. What made this whole subject of playing Lisbeth? Cylinder attractive to you. I think our always loved the character. I think I read the novels, and she was someone who kind of jumped out of the page for me and someone that I really I'd I'd never read before never read the car to like. And so I think we need to a character like that. And it stays with you. And then I walked all this week movies. I watched the David Finch movie when I loved my Newman renew did incredible work. I really recognize the character and say when it came to me, I kind of was I else that was to investigate and understand why it was being remade. And we understand what was going on. But I didn't know that. I just was I had it interested in that car. Tries an interest in her love for her. And I think unfettered kind of federal approach to it was the reason why. That was more to find out about well in the time of hashtag time's up. It's time's up for a lot of the men in this movie that this character basically has dealt with in her childhood with her father and his dealing with..
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi everybody i m peter travers welcome to popcorn where we tell you what happened in the culture and my guest today melissa benoist is not only supergirl and not only does a lot of jobs to a lot of things but now the sided two eight performances a week on broadway as carol king and beautiful the carole king musical so welcome to the show thank you for having me ready to take on the world this deeb you on broadway it's got to be hugely exciting absolutely it was what i always wanted before i got into television and film whatsoever all i did growing up was theater and musical theater specifically and being on broadway was always may dream so this is sort of wish fulfillment so nothing left then there no no mounts for you dived on it do you have any nerves yeah absolutely really yeah it depends on who's in the audience if i don't know anyone there it's fine but my opening night was you could say i had an out of body experience the first five minutes of being on stage and prior to being on stage i i didn't know if i was going to make it there's a lot of moving parts in this show yeah and there's a lot to remember and i haven't sung live and really longtime plus you know there's pno and you're right it's a lot of components that you have to kind of keep up here for three hours and i don't stop moving what did you know of carole king i grew up listening to her music we would take road trips i didn't fly in a plane until i was like fifteen years old so we drove everywhere and we were take turns every hour on the hour different member of family got picked music so my mom always picked tapestry and other carole king albums and linda ronstadt bonnie rates and singer songwriter women will sure what were you simon i picked like at the time broadway musical soundtracks and disease tracks and but i would sometimes pick carole king my sisters and i all loved her so i grew up from the time i can i as long as i can remember my mom played her music i didn't know any of her personal life though which i doing research yeah to for this show beautiful the beginning of her it's the brill building it's her writing these incredible songs as if they're nothing like okay today i'll do we used to love me tomorrow exactly disaster noon i'll do something else it's creative genius on a dime and also going through her marriage and difficulties of that and making all that come together yeah it's a journey it's a journey i mean what the story that we're telling in this show is it spans like a decade but a little bit more than that and we stop at the forefront of kind of her jumping off the precipice into her solo career and open and releasing tapestry which obviously changed your life and there's a sense in this show and what's really moving about it is that she warns to be independent yes it is finding her self and her femininity and what being woman means are empowerment and individuality owning it that's right because it's great to see she was taking care of everybody else i mean she started it was late fifties right into the sixth days where she had the dream i'll be a write these songs and maybe later i'll sing them right but i'm going to be a wife i'm going to be a mother i'm going to these are my jobs these are my main that's what she wanted and i do think that that makes very happy and fulfilled how did this all start for you denver where i grew up actually has a really big theater scene and a lot of amazing artists there and i kind of grew up doing children's theatre and dinner theater and actually prepare you for everything if you can do dinner theater you can do anything.
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi everybody i'm peter travers welcome to popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and there's no movie now except aunt men and the wasp that's just it and this is a history making movie in a way because the waas my guest eventually is the first will woman to ever ever name in the title of a movie hey was that in the contract it was brits it's pretty amazing they didn't put it my contract it actually was something that i i knew i would take on the mantle of the waas when i signed up for the first gay man i mean i read the script and at the end of the script she gets the suit and says it's about damn time but what they kept secret and they didn't tell me and didn't reveal until like we were well into pre production on man and the wasp was that her name would be in the title and so they sent me they sent me the title card as surprise so would you eventually explain for those benighted so tools out there that still have no idea what the marvel universe is or what ant man is or anything who your character hope van dyne actually is who is this woman first of all i was one of those people years ago i was when marvel i approach me to engage about the dialogue on you know if i would like to be a part of the atman film or if it would interest me i actually felt like no it probably wouldn't interest me because i'm not into superhero movies i'd never read comic books it's just not my jam and then my manager was like hang on a minute hold the phone let me let me give you a little education like these guys are doing something really special and really cool and so then i went educated myself i watched a bunch of marvel films and was like oh damn straight they're doing something i wanna be part of it i think about six that's pretty good i know i did quite well because i don't usually watch a lot of movies in one weekend i think i managed to get through about six which is a lot for a mother of two tried to mother of two has an excuse not to watch all twenty yeah but my character hope van dyne is in the original comic books she is janet van dyne and hank pym are married couple there the original founding members of the avengers they're very important features in the comic books for the vendors and my character was fabricated for the atman movie her name is hope and dine she took her mother's last name because she had major emotional issues with her father after her mother's death and she's a highly intelligent highly driven very disciplined scientists who also happens to be an expert in moyed tie and also happens to be an expert in controlling and also happens to be able to create amazing super suits and fly around and beat people up so you had all those talents to do someday said let's cast eventually because she can do this and physics all of that has nothing to her of course i mean i was a little over qualified to be on my flying skills were off the charts and you know i had to sort of decide whether or not it was willing to dumb down my talents in order to do that without giving away the store which you won't do because i know what happens if you say anything that marvel doesn't like yeah we just this whole stage just opened up and swallowed we get swallowed in terms of doing exactly and by the way i'm used to this level of national security because it was being you you can never talk about when was there you couldn't say word or they would execute now and then you decide to hobbit which the same yell security lost i had to have a lock box attached to my front door just so i can get scripts delivered.
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi everybody i'm peter travers and welcome to popcorn where we tell you what is popping in the culture and my guest today ricky martin you all know him you know because he's like the latin explosion he's done all this but he's here today because we're going to talk about his performance in american crime story the assassination of gianni versace because it's not surprising i've seen rega act before but this performance is really something special it's creating a lot of emmy buzz and i'm sure there's no pressure on you of that you're seeing this in my heart no pressure so ever to do it but it had to be something entirely different for you than anything you've ever done before isn't it who you know peter the first i had the opportunity to do a television series i was fifteen years old it was an argentina and it was fascinating i spend one year living in one addis shooting this this what was a type of glee kind of production where where it was musical and also acting and then i moved to mexico city where i had the opportunity to also do more theater and then obviously television shows television series and then i came to america and i did i did a begum television which yes of course i can i have to mention it was three years of of great training i would say great training for additions great training and i love daytime television but but yes when you receive a phone call from ryan murphy it's definitely something special because because we all know what what he's done and everything that he's done it's special it's force it changes someway somehow points of views in society it was i was very flattered but music will always be there i must mentioned this muzio was be there i love i love i love the stage i love the immediate reaction of the audience but the story the essence of janney recess you for sure is incredibly important story to tell if we only see the injustice around this crime obviously inspired me to be part of this cast for sure we'll talk a little about antonio d'amico who you you know because for people who haven't seen it and if you haven't get busy in we live in a world where we can see anything time we was they they means you can just do yeah so until eko was janney recess she's lover for fifteen years of your sleep in the nineties marriage same sex marriage was not an option and and i'm tony equal was the person that found the body after janney russia was assassinated i had the opportunity to talk to tony i'm equally i was he was very generous and i i'm i'm going to ask you some really intense questions please bear with me all i want is to shed some light into your relationship with with johnny because he'll sit in the back he was he was the one that was in the shadows he he was not looking for start anyway should perform he was he was that person that was always protecting jenny and and yes he was very generous it was very uncomfortable for him to relive everything just i just said just share your emotions what did you feel when this happened fortunately he even thought of of suicide after after jimmy was murdered so for me as an actor was heavy was intense was extremely emotional i lived as tonio for i would say nine months of shooting but specially the first seen that i shot which was which was i seen that i shot was finding his body oh great tossed right in but i wanted it so bad peter i wanted it so bad let's get these out of the way because once you you work on this you it sets the atmosphere for the rest of the story and it was i think it was it was brilliant for me to to start with this and then after that seem the investigation comes where unfortunately the fbi puts me in the spot and almost blaming me for for the.
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi everybody i'm peter travers this popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and if you wanna have a good time in laugh at the movies and maybe even have a little bit of a tiered then you see john and his buddies in tag he'll tell you about the buddies i mean you already know that my friend here has so stacks of awards i don't know how many one mad men but my favorite award that you have one was your mtv award for best onscreen dirtbag right yes i don't know where you keep in that prize but it's it's it's yes it takes a very special accolade but you would want the dog who kristen wig brides g wrote the part i didn't wasn't you at all kristen and anne wrote that for me okay but anyway welcome to the show thank you it's nice you back greatest to see a movie tag that we can laugh and feel something at the same time i gotta tell ya it's like it's in the in the pantheon of sort of summer movies with all of the blockbusters and the disaster movies and the superhero things and this is that it's a nice thing to be able to go to this and laugh as you said there's hard laps in the movie and there's really fun set pieces but it also really lands as a story about friendship that's the thing that i really liked bridesmaids that's the thing that i really liked about bridesmaids was all of the crazy set pieces and all of the crazy comedy in it what it really boiled down to a story about kristen and my friendship and that that was really why i think the movie emotion really resonated with people and i think ours does too it's called tag it's about this game of tag but it's really about these these really close friends and based on a true story of these guys real who are real they're real men with jobs and careers then everything on old for a month out of every year and go crazy and play tag on the thing that got me i could see that they would do it for maybe a weekend are weak but a month going you all around the country i mean they don't they all grew up in spokane washington but they live everywhere now and they've guys jumping out of turkey card i mean we we cut in little real of actually doing this at the end of the film and it's it's it's really surprising you see these people and you're like oh and this really happen so did you meet them yeah we met him the came to set a couple of times and you could just tell they were just so geeked out about like that this weird little tradition that they have has been made into a film it was so lovely they they're all lovely guys and all walks of life i mean there's a priest there's a kind of a hippy kinda guy wants one guy's a teacher guys at dr one goes it'd be businessman like there's just that they have lives normal lives normal lives you don't do that yeah well what about dealing with these idiots you i worked jeremy before on the town obviously and i knew hannibal from snl he was a writer when i was hosting and jake i known to a couple of various things as well so the idea of us all playing friends was fairly easy to fall into and even even extended to i've worked with fisher lizzie been known each other for several years the only one i really didn't know was was annabelle wallis and we really well in film it was really nice gender gender exactly it really gendered a sense of community it was really really sweet and we shot an atlanta we all kind of would go out and dinners and and do fun stuff and it was it was a really good we had a blast making the film and it's and it shows so you felt you.
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi everybody i'm peter travers and this is popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and there's a movie called ladybird which is one of my favorite movies that i think if you're looking for something to see that's going to reach you in here then this is the one to see and it is written and directed by my guest credit girl whic i am so pleased and happy for heard this happen you know coming of age movies are a dime a dozen in this world of hollywood they're so hard to get right and greta got this thrillingly right so it's a wonderful to see you it's wonderful to see you to the last time i was here was four mistress mary i will only yes we talked to put this look solo directing debut that's right yeah you are just are in complete control of this yeah written and directed by me try it had sucked that is on my will be sold blaine yes i know i know and then and then it would that that the sort of terrifying it would be all my fault so um i'm i'm so glad because there i mean i would say to the number of people who put their heart into in their soul into a wall making it it just feels so amazing that people are going to see it and people like it and they're responding from their own heart sit feels like it's it's what you hope happens but you don't know if it will yeah so you should just sit back for the rest of the year and just enjoy it at all all over you and way i want panicking until january but there are many things you can complement the director for when it works but one of them is you have some of the best actors in the universe in somebody might say well she couldn't this was like she couldn't screw up because look she's got search ronen and laurie metcalf and tracy letts everybody in that movie is pitch perfect and orchestrated that way the hard part you know i mean when you have great actors like that i mean you want to give them a lot of freedom and a lot of safety you wanna really hold the perimeter around them so they feel like they have the ability.
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi everybody i am peter travers and this is popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and i'm telling you there's a movie now called the shape of water directed by my guest guillermo del toro who is already in the beginning of the year winning awards won the golden lion at venice he's just won an award from the los angeles film critics for directing it and it's one of my favorite movies of the year so i think i'm just thrilled to have you here on their habit great you might you feel good about shape water aren't i do because i'm in no way you are making movies for everybody is on for longer if ian for use of biography i'm the moment i chose to lose shape which would be seen by many of a completely insane unsure bad against continuing during miller movies which were already underway but it was a very personal position on a very crucial wind on my birth on life and i said look i'm fifty two let's go were is not safe you know let's go there and i think those are the jenin moments as storyteller were you find so to speak the gold will you do find the gold but even describing this movie to me who's a critic and writes about it and has space but if somebody came up to me and said what should i see and i said the movie shape of water they would say what is it about and i would say what about this woman is cold or she's a cleaning woman and she falls in love with a creature looks a little like the creature from the black.
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi everybody i'm peter travers this popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and there's a movie now called the disaster artist of guest today james franco he is the start of the movie is the director of the movie jiang's welcome thank you and welcome thank you tell us why you would want to do a movie that about the making of what everyone calls of the worst film of the 21st century the going to qualify that they're the best worst film of the best or worst that's a very specific naming because there's been there have been thousands of bad movies that we will never watch again people have been watching the room religiously for fourteen and a half years now like once a month in almost every major city around the world i mean there ways that again good no no no they know everything but um i new i knew sort of about the room although i had never seen it but would really turn me onto a was the the book says seth rogin teases meeli atlanta area james franco's thing to do to get you know into this whole thing through a book but greg's a sterile who is the other actor in the room cowrote this book with tom vessel this great journalist again called who asked your brother dave play out in the film and once i read that and i saw you know that there was this incredible story behind this coal bad movie i knew that i would be able to tell a a hollywood story unlike any other but that be because of the way they'd written it there was this universal story underneath about dreamers and outsiders that everybody can relate to that i've certainly related to myself you know.
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi everybody ram peter travers this is popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and there's a movie now called vishy it which is well it's about the church it's about nuns who serve in the church and my guest they melissa leo who i love dearly and is one of the best actors on the planet is absolutely at her best in this movie so go see it stop listening to us now just go out scenery shia and that come no day for this anyway great to see them things a film i compliment like all true well i do love what i do i really love what i do like i suspect you love what you do i do that makes you better at it somebody that's kind of great when you love what you do and other people do too i got a nice thing you already have an academy award for the fighter where does that sit well when i was wearing down in new orleans entre may i bought some old pieces of furniture and one of them has these beautiful locking cabinets with glass all round um and so i have a very nice cabinet that houses some all those those very special for my sag award and my m me and my beautiful gold dealt with all in their two zero so they can visit with one another and chat if they would you don't be jewish don't think about that when you're choosing a part to play do not even and not even at this point you know i i like that i have a place i have them at home so i can tell you about it i sometimes come up by stairs in and see the awards their ago.
"peter travers" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi everybody i am peter travers in this popcorn we we tell you what's happening at the movies and there is no one of the movie now except for poor ragnar out there just isn't so anybody else that opening against them this week might as well just go home or wait for the streaming release of it and it is my pleasure today to welcome the director of thor rag narok tyka white gig hello and the guy who play storm self chris hemsworth hello so welcome for here you guys not only had spent how many months making this movie i don't know it's long shot from four months and yuban been editing for seventeen years heirs we were eight teams like the idea of a good time let cheese and more obama he's been travelling all over the world now promote it so can you stand each other no and if if if not get paid the road now constantly next to each other then we can sit next week this is fine with there's is there like has they're grown a hostility or a board of animosity overseeing each other so much you'll know often people like to to focus on the animosity between our two countries new zealand in a stray late do too much like the great animosity between america and canada yoyo larger landlord i think of his kind of bridging the gap between people mooring i think of this film is a is a.