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"webster leslie" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

07:18 min | 1 year ago

"webster leslie" Discussed on KPCC

"The handmaid's tale now he's starring in a broad NBC sitcom called perfect harmony and if it sounds like a big departure that was intentional I was sort of looking to do a comedy I've been doing a lot of dark stuff I want to get out of Gilly ad for a time I talked with Brad Whitford before a live audience at Kay P. C. C.'s reset open house in perfect harmony with for plays a character who's very close to the show's creator Lesley wake Webster Leslie had the story about her grandfather at the end of his life he was very pretentious kind of snooty eastern coastal dude who ended up at the end of his life kind of stock in Kentucky where she is from any ended up finding real joy and nourishment working in this little church that he thought he didn't want to have anything to do with and that was sort of the basis of it and I was looking for something to do in these insane polarized times that put radically different people together and sort of transcended it in and non preachy way with humor and this has this added element of music this is unacceptable piano girl use using up to reach no which ruins the listening experience Whitney Houston we have a problem your confidence exceeds your talents snake Ted to George Frederick Handel didn't know anyone named hal it's not really lose your install news open valves through the things that Pat Sajak make sure your character passes I pass out yeah it was actually a tricky thing with this show because it it opens I have gone to Kentucky to be with my wife and in her last days she was sick so that it was a very tricky because we're like opening a sit com on the day of my wife's funeral and I am downing sleeping pills with Bourbon so it was tricky to find how exactly to do that how to navigate that yes but you do I suspect can make an argument about how this show is not a polar opposite to handmaid's tale and transparent even though they're very different beast in terms of what they are trying to say that you're working in shows that you think have a meaning beyond the show itself and how would you define it for the show well I always hesitate to say I always remember it in nineteen ninety four I did a Clint Eastwood movie a perfect world and I'm sitting on the set and I have the New York times and the arts and leisure section the big headline he had just won the Oscar for Unforgiven it's Clint Eastwood's vision of America and I go over time and I said did you see this and he goes my vision of America it is like ten years ago I was working with a monkey now they think I'm conte is like is like you know you take the best job you can I don't I don't have like a a specific vegetable agenda which guides my showbiz choices but I've been very lucky to be on these shows that tend to have some sort of cultural impact I would ask about a show that you are probably best known for and that is west wing look what is symbolizing effect with political discussion this is a clip that is easily found I think it's called Josh Lyman and yells at the president so let's listen to it you need to listen to me you have to listen to me I can't help you unless you listen to me you can't send Christmas cards to everyone you can't don't forget the S. P. R. let's get the IMF loans like we said we were going to listen to what I have to say about the unit please listen to me I would ask you about working with Aaron Sorkin because you had a long relationship with him I think it started with a few good men is that right it did out young actors will always say like how do you get on a show like that like the west and the answer for me is you take part in a movie that you don't want to do really important film called revenge of the nerds to call in nerds in paradise let me finish and on that movie Tim bus field plate Poindexter with the classes in the violent and Tim and I were kind of theater rats and we would fly up to the one act festival in Kentucky because we were shooting in Florida I became friends with him it's him replace Tom holes in a few good men Tim said to Erin I think this guy can do your stuff and that is that's how I got the west was playing a jerk in an idiotic moving but what about his writing and what that means for an actor outside what it did for your career are about the challenges that Aaron Sorkin yeah that's an act that kind of writing yeah which is I mean that was a snippet of what he **** actors to do yes it is intense and some really great actors it's just not what they can do I've seen really great Hey you have this relentless verbal obligation there is a rhythm Erin sits at the monitor going when them and I'm like he hears a rhythm and the great thing about his writing is thank god it's it's weirdly easy to memorize because there's a flow to it in all the actors in that show in ninety eight percent of them Allison Janney what yeah who is incapable of a false moment but Allison Janney you know was doing eight shows a week for a decade before she did that it was a lot of theater people there there's a verbal obligation if if you're doing a speech like that and there's all this you know political chaff you're really upset about something and you say couldn't instead of could not you got to go back and get it got it right he's and he's an amazing writer who breaks all the rules I mean it was absolutely astonishing he wrote twenty two episodes of a one hour for four years that's the equivalent of eleven feature films a year I got a chance after he left to right a couple and I thought my spine was gonna fall out of my back I I I can't believe that he did it and it'll never happen again nobody in that position wheels.

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"webster leslie" Discussed on The Frame

The Frame

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"webster leslie" Discussed on The Frame

"The Golden Globe for Best Picture and one of AF is ten best pictures of of the year for consideration in all categories talk from them on broadcast center at. KPCC this is the frame. I'm John Horn. And thanks for joining us during our winner. Membership drive today my guest for the entire show is actor Bradley Whitford. He's probably best known for starring starring in the West Wing and doing some bad things in a basement in get out more. Recently he was in transparent and Topi drama the handmaid's Tale now how he starring in a broad NBC Sitcom called perfect harmony. And if it sounds like a big departure that was intentional I was sort of looking to do. Do a comedy. I've been doing a lot of dark stuff I wanted to get out of Gilead for a time. I talked with Brad Whitford before a live audience at KPCC's recent open house in perfect harmony Whitford plays a character who's very close to the show's creator. Leslie Flee Wake Webster Leslie. Had this story about her grandfather at the end of his life he was very pretentious. Kind of snooty eastern coastal dude. A WHO ended up at the end of his life kind of stock in Kentucky where she is from any ended up finding real joy and and nourishment working in this little church that he thought he didn't WanNa have anything to do with and that was sort of basis of it and I was looking for something to do in in these insane. Polarized Times that put radically different people together and and sort of transcended it in a non preachy way with humor. And this has this added element of Music.

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Bradley Whitford Plays The Field

The Frame

01:42 min | 1 year ago

Bradley Whitford Plays The Field

"My guest for the entire show is actor Bradley Whitford. He's probably best known for starring starring in the West Wing and doing some bad things in a basement in get out more. Recently he was in transparent and Topi drama the handmaid's Tale now how he starring in a broad NBC Sitcom called perfect harmony. And if it sounds like a big departure that was intentional I was sort of looking to do. Do a comedy. I've been doing a lot of dark stuff I wanted to get out of Gilead for a time. I talked with Brad Whitford before a live audience at KPCC's recent open house in perfect harmony Whitford plays a character who's very close to the show's creator. Leslie Flee Wake Webster Leslie. Had this story about her grandfather at the end of his life he was very pretentious. Kind of snooty eastern coastal dude. A WHO ended up at the end of his life kind of stock in Kentucky where she is from any ended up finding real joy and and nourishment working in this little church that he thought he didn't WanNa have anything to do with and that was sort of basis of it and I was looking for something to do in in these insane. Polarized Times that put radically different people together and and sort of transcended it in a non preachy way with humor. And this has this added element of Music Zik.

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"webster leslie" Discussed on The Frame

The Frame

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"webster leslie" Discussed on The Frame

"PODCASTING supported by Fox searchlight presenting Joe Joe Rabbit an antiwar satire directed by tyco YTD starring Scarlett Johansson Sam Rockwell Thomas in me Henze rebel Wilson Stephen Merchant Alfie Allen now playing in select feeders from the Mon Broadcast Center Whitford Wickford is probably best known for starring in the West Wing and doing some bad things in a basement in the film get out more recently he was in transparent and it is token drama the handmaid's tale now he starring in abroad NBC Sitcom called perfect harmony and if it sounds like a big departure that was intentional I was sort of looking to do a comedy I've been doing a lot of dark stuff I wanted to get out of Gilead for a time I talked with Brad Whitford before a live audience said KPCC's recent open house in perfect harmony Whitford plays a character her who's very close to the show's creator Leslie Wake Webster Leslie had this story about her grandfather at the end of his life he was very pretentious kind of snooty eastern coastal dude who ended up at the end of his life kind of stock in Kentucky where she is from any it up findings real joy and nourishment working in this little church that he thought he didn't want to have anything to do with and that was sort of the ACIS of it and I was looking for something to do in these insane polarized times that put radically in different people together and sort of transcended it in a non preachy way with humor and this has this added element of music.

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"webster leslie" Discussed on The Frame

The Frame

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"webster leslie" Discussed on The Frame

"Welcome to this special pledge drive edition of the frame weekend I'm John Horn on this show we talked with creative people about how and why they do what they do and about how their art is impacted by the wider world and the handmaid's tale now he's starring in the new Sitcom perfect harmony if it sounds like a departure that was intentional I was sort of looking to do a comedy I've been doing a lot of dark stuff we recorded this conversation in front of a live audience here at KPCC during our recent open house in perfect harmony which is sort of parks and rec meets Glee Whitford plays a guy who's very close to the show's Creator Leslie Wake Webster Leslie had this story about her grandfather at the end of his life he was very pretentious kind of snooty eastern in coastal dude who ended up at the end of his life kind of stock in Kentucky where she is from any ended up finding real joy oy and nourishment working in this little church that he thought he didn't want to have anything to do with and that was sort of the basis lucky for you I am here and I am taking this choir to the regional competition regionals I thought we didn't qualify you didn't but the Kentucky Coral Commission thought that a director of my Oliver would add interest and what was the prestige and I was looking for something to do in these insane polarized times that put radically different people together and sort of transcended it in a non preachy way with humor and this has this added element of music it's not.

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Actor Bradley Whitford Talks His New Series “Perfect Harmony”

The Frame

01:47 min | 1 year ago

Actor Bradley Whitford Talks His New Series “Perfect Harmony”

"And the handmaid's tale now he's starring in the new Sitcom perfect harmony if it sounds like a departure that was intentional I was sort of looking to do a comedy I've been doing a lot of dark stuff we recorded this conversation in front of a live audience here at KPCC during our recent open house in perfect harmony which is sort of parks and rec meets Glee Whitford plays a guy who's very close to the show's Creator Leslie Wake Webster Leslie had this story about her grandfather at the end of his life he was very pretentious kind of snooty eastern in coastal dude who ended up at the end of his life kind of stock in Kentucky where she is from any ended up finding real joy oy and nourishment working in this little church that he thought he didn't want to have anything to do with and that was sort of the basis lucky for you I am here and I am taking this choir to the regional competition regionals I thought we didn't qualify you didn't but the Kentucky Coral Commission thought that a director of my Oliver would add interest and what was the prestige and I was looking for something to do in these insane polarized times that put radically different people together and sort of transcended it in a non preachy way with humor and this has this added element of music it's not

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