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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

05:39 min | 3 weeks ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

05:19 min | 2 months ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"With dolly parton you were talking about how tough these times are and how you wanted to put out these positive stories and songs do you have a message for people right now just through the pandemic but also it feels like we're a divided country. What would you say to to your fans into america right now. Well i have written a lot of songs. I wrote a song. I don't know if you heard while back. I put it out. Called is good again. I'll be a better friend. A better person win. But i have a new one that i'm going to be doing pretty soon is called. I still believe and it talks about you. Know how the world is so divided in like so. You're scared and weary about what happens next this world's in such a mess but through it all i still believe in i believe to my very core will walk again in the sunshine by the seashore will dance to sing and be happy again but it's also about the division it talks about that love and faith can heal the body so will unmask you know this face of doom and get back out into the world again. But we're going to do that though is to really take inventory. We're going to have to dig down on some love. I think we've just become so because people just seem to love hate you know. They love to fight. They love to know like a game. Some not a game. this is really live for need. Try to help one another. We need to try to do a little better and we need to. This is the christmas season coming up. But we need to carry that christmas spirit of peace on earth and loving one another. We need care that into the new year. Lord knows i'll next year is better than this one. Because it's crazy who knows but we still have to believe have to keep the faith. We have to do the best we can. We can save the world but we can save the world. We're living in and by doing the best we can. We might just send out just enough love to maybe some of them can get together and it'll just grow and maybe i'm dreaming that i don't think so i still believe there's a higher power. I think you're one of the last people that we can all agree on dolly. So it's important to important to hear that from you. Am i right. As i listen to you as i read some of your interviews that you're more willing these days to kinda step out a little bit and make your voice heard and not not in a political way but to say you made a comment about black lives matter you simple. Of course black lives matter. Am i right that you're stepping out a little more than you have in the past. No i'm not stepping out anytime anybody asking a question. I'll just say what i feel. I mean how can you not think that everybody matters. We're all god's children. I don't care what color we are. We are all god's children we need to be love. We need to love and we should all be accepted. I'm not about people causing you know craziness. I'm not about violence. I'm not about eighty thing. I'm about human beings. My place comes from place of christianity and humanity. And i just love people. I want to be loved and i think we're expected to love. We're supposed to love our neighbor as ourself. We don't but worship ocean but like a child harder for would. I think that's a good way to end ali. That's a great message. Thank you so much for your time. Thank you for. Putting all this positivity in love out into the world you always do and we need it now more than ever. Thank you darling. Well good of one another. Yes we do amen to that. Thank you dolly christians. Merry christmas my big. Thanks as always to dolly for great conversation always loves spending time with her her new album. Holly jolly christmas is out now. Definitely pick that up and check out that duet we willie nelson her book. Dolly parton song teller comes out on november seventeenth and her movie christmas on the square premiers on netflix on november twenty. Second gotta love dolly. Don't you my thanks as always to all of you as well for tuning in every week if you want to hear more of my full length conversations with guests like dolly parton be sure to click subscribe so you never miss an episode. And of course. Don't forget to tune in to sunday today. Every weekend on nbc. I'm willie geist. We'll see you right back here next week on sunday. Sit down podcast. Hey everyone's chris. As you know these days i find it helpful to take a step back from the day to day. Onslaught of news take a broader. Look at the issues. I haven't had time to cover a my tv show. 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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

08:03 min | 3 months ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Be happy. And we are so that like chokes me up I guess I'm just really emotional too. Maybe I'm just a big like I am a lot of person probably. I last time we spoke in an interview I. Think it was about two and a half years ago you said you had to rules with them. You have to be nice and you have to be safe. That's it. Okay. I was GonNa ask you that still still same raw. My kids are like into swearing. Frankie that's like her thing. But she I like time and place. If I ever get a phone call from your school or a friend's parents. There will be consequences like you've never known. But you know she's exercising that like you know s right now and wants to watch titanic and all these big I've just like who are you? This is so cool But yet for me, you know in all of has the slime everywhere in every carpet and it's just I wanted just scream sometimes but I know she's this tactile intense like I'm like this is soothing to you. I've got just that we have a billion animals I have a bearded dragon and a bird and cats and dogs and fishes and lizards and chickens, and but I'm like that's just not my battle it's still like you cannot be. Rude. To people and you have to keep yourself safe and those are the two biggest things they have umbrellas to them for sure. But I still had the exact same battles and I just love them so much and you know in so many ways like that's the relationship I'm in which I know can sound weird because they're so different than being with a partner and your children but I've also like spent a lot of my life wake. Figuring out relationships with men I'm okay to put that away for a while and figure out like my relationships with my daughters and work and all of that. It's refreshing for me and I know that like one day that will shift peop- things change everything you said like you look like an idiot for having said it 'cause none of it's true anymore. So but might girls are happy I'm happy I feel really lucky also just to have a job. Right now, and this is an incredible job and the fact that we're all here in the studio working is something I just don't lose sight of on a daily basis and I know what? It's like to not be able to work, and so I will never lose sight of that fear which probably plays into me. Thinking this job is going to go away at any second but we're very lucky and we're like happy over here and we want to. Bring. That happiness to people and provide it and share it in a very unselfish important why we want to have here and like energy is energy. Maybe that is what we want to create. Here's just good energy. Totally, I've set gratitude for my job right now given where we are that I feel even deeper obligation to work hard and do well, you know what? I. Mean there's just something about this moment right now I completely do and I I you do work so hard I see you every morning because I watched the news every morning and I watch your specials and I know I see you on today show I I'm always I don't know how I watch as much as I do but I do I'm watching everything. You do work so hard and I'm glad that you feel that way and I'm it's soothing to hear because I feel like. We are supposed to know how fortunate and what a privilege. Every single thing is an olive, our lives that anything to do with you know occupation or family or health. And everything in between absolutely before. I. Let you go you mentioned snl. Ultimate ultimate compliment to be spoofed that soon in your run and it says such good things about you that you invited Khloe on your show so that you could do drew barrymore to your face. What was that like? My biggest fear with Khloe Feinman is that she's going to know how much I love her and not be interested in like touching me as A. You know. An impersonation anymore that's actually my biggest fear is by straight stay away. So she'll keep going with this because I actually think and I'm as much as I'm goofiness Baz I'm really business minded and I love being business minded and when I look at her doing that I, think, yes, that is a very smart platform for you. This is a talk show where you can be any guest you want. So not only is this one impression, but it's limitless impressions for her and I think she found a very perfect platform so I hope she keeps doing because her displaying her talent is something like if I have anything to do in supporting. I give it up to her I. Really Really think and I think SNL comes out. With, bringing women into our lives like Kristen Wig and Kate McKinnon and everyone from Gilda radner and everyone in between. Tina fey and amy poehler like these women become. These set pieces in our life for joy. And I think Khloe Feinman is really exceptional and has a big opportunity in front of her I. Really do she has got a goods. I'm actually just happy she knows who I am. and. By the way nail debt it's so true. She really has be down as I'm like. Yeah. I now you're doing her impersonation of you. I just I love her and I thought I couldn't wait to come and talk to everyone on the show. On Monday after that was like were here in this present seven institution I is so important. So I'm really really excited about it and. I'm just glad people know were here. You know there's a lot of stuff out there. There's tons of channels, tons of content. The world is crazy right now everyone has a priority of what they need to focus on people are taking care of their families in ways the number hog. If we can fit in. And fit into anyone's space in life right now in a good way a positive way perfect or funny way. Funny. Funniest everything amen to that I also want to shout out to your crew who's there with you right now the technical stuff you guys are doing some of those interviews I didn't realize the gas whether it was cameron or Or whoever it is sitting I thought they were studio with you and they weren't I don't even I can't even begin to wrap my head around other doing that you guys are incredible. Thank you. I really wanted to go technological again. I. Would've never done any of these things a year and a half ago when we started talking about this show and twenty nineteen, it was all this year that. Has. Really made me Bob as a human being on every single level as it's asked us to do. But for this show, I thought tech, which is just not in my wheelhouse normally. So thank you for saying that good people around you will drew. I'm so proud of you and so happy for you're doing great and. Made, for this, putting out the signal and people are loving. Congratulations. Thank you from you. Especially, that means so much to me because you are just an important. person for all of us like when I see you, I feel a sense of safety and your intelligence and I love your I. Thank you for having me on. I can't believe I'm on a Willie geist like interview I'm like really. You're okay. You're repeat guest by the way there's a short list of two timers you're on it. Well, I will time anytime for your that doesn't sound right, but you know what I mean I will double down. I will drink this giant barrel of happiness..

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

07:23 min | 3 months ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"On Drew Barrymore. Need I say more you know everything about or you've known you've loved her for more than forty years dating back to when she was the sweet little girl in et She's been a actor she's been a director she's been producer. She's been a powerhouse in every way. She's now the mother of two beautiful little girls and the host of the Drew Barrymore show a daytime talk show. She is the host an entirely new adventure for drew who's spent her career up on screen in movies, and is now in that grind of everyday putting out an hour of TV, she's also doing, of course in the middle of a pandemic she started developing the Drew Barrymore show which launched just last month. It's first season September fourteenth was the premier. She launched the idea couple years ago has been talking about it with executives at CBS developed an idea shot a pilot, and then of course, along comes the coronavirus pandemic and changes everything about the way they developed the show about the way the show looks and feels she into a virtual audience up on the wall in her studio, and that's exactly where we shot our interview I was not there but she was. So if you can picture this, we've been doing a lot of these over zoom two of US look into computer. In this case, I'm looking at my computer, but she's sitting in that big beautiful outfitted Drew Barrymore show studio she's sitting in a big leather chair. She's got my giant head, which must be terrifying on the Monitor in the wall next to her we of course, had these ceremonial exchange. Of the MUGS, they're very similar. Mine is a giant if you don't have it yet, you're really missing out the big yellow Mug that holds about four cups of coffee. It's really probably illegal to have a mug that size it violates some I dunno FDA rules that FDA cover mugs I dunno, she's got the same look not quite as big minds yellow with white writing hers is white with yellow writing. I know how fascinating that is to you, but I just wanted to explain it to you because you'll hear US exchange are mugs and complement each other on our respective mugs to begin the interview. So she's trying something new yard he no or you don't need to hear anything more from me. She's just great. She's open talks about her family talks about her recent divorce and how painful it is to have your life be an open book, which is part of the job. Requirement for these talk shows she stepped into it. She's willing to do it. She's charming. She's smart. She's funny. She's all the things you know Drew Barrymore to be, and she's on the Sunday sit down podcast right now drew. It's so great to see. Thanks for doing this. It's always great to see we'll and I'm so thrilled you're having me on your show I it's a big deal. I'm serious. We'll thank you I. feel like I'm on your show with your beautiful studio there. And also I have. The official highly coveted Drew Barrymore Show Mug? Well I happen to have the biggest mugging town and it's Willie geist. Mug. I mean I have to tell you I've been you know merchandising the show. Where did you source the smog? We went with the big loud color and a cup little hold two cups of coffee. I don't know where on earth, we got it but we have added recently to slippers which I think are really important for you. Doing a morning show people can have their drew mug and their drew slippers. I think we're the inverse of each other to white with yellow and your yellow with white perfect shared years to you congratulations on the show. Thank you. I can't believe her here as we're sitting here right now this is the one month anniversary of the first day of your show. Today it is today. So anniversary guys I. Like the only one knew that on your whole crew yelling everybody. We were here doing some evergreens and test shows and you know we all feel like we've been in it for a while and then we had you know over a year since we shot the pilot and then you know six probably eight months of heavy prep in order to launch. So it's actually nice to hear where menthol because that makes us feel youthful again, and you know I think people don't realize what goes into putting on a show like this. Thank you walked in that first day and you were just drew off go but we're talking about like you said a year at least more than that. So how did this germ of an idea even start with you? I, actually made a documentary called the making of that's on our youtube. It's for parts and you can see it in total because I thought it was. Rather fascinating of what it does take to launch a show like this and when I started making it, it was really a little bit focused on. Sort of. We made this show in twenty twenty this unprecedented year but we went back to the pilot and realize what a different show because of that we were making. It is it is a lot and. I am such a detail freak and I became a producer nineteen because I loved being able to be at that party of decision making and not because I'm into power control has nothing to do with that. It's the making of the creation, the tone, the look the feel the people involved the. Community or building all of that to me is so interesting and I think I always loved the acting because that's a part of what got me to there, and then I always thought I just can use myself in throw myself in there but I think what goes on behind the camera to me has become more and more invaluable to keep my passion growing in the process of being a part of movies or television because the creating of it is so. Energizing and The it's really endless possibilities. It gets very overwhelming lot because you're like there are no bumper rails here you can make anything you want these things. There's limitless options but really having a show like this is such an opportunity at any point. And right now, it's sort of a crazy notion as well as an opportunity and I just. realized. How much things have evolved and changed in the Year of the? This seat of this show really came from a man named Lehenbauer Brooks who works at CBS television distribution, and this was really her idea and she asked me to do it and we talked about all the things that we would want to do. But I think the most important thing also are all the things you wouldn't want to do, and some of that changed because of twenty twenty but a lot of it I think we went into wanting to make the same type of show a show that represented a lot of different types of people. A lot of human interest. Comedy was a big part for me. I was like. Fun In late night, let's bring that to daytime I love comedy comedy is my savior I love. The news I we.

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

02:03 min | 5 months ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Bike but you have the reliability of of a production motorcycle like big were. You you've written bikes for. Law I know. I. Don't know I started when I was twenty two that's pretty. Like guard starting at eight. Kids, right. I was more. than the dirt by Yeah I, I didn't have that. What do you get from being on the road alone like? Your head a little bit. Yes. Sure. I mean riding a motorcycle is is fantastic. You know you're in the elements I mean I love how motorcycles look like how they smell and then riding. Yeah. Just being on the road being being able to travel like that sights and sounds and smells Yeah. and. Then yes to point. Yeah you can think you can get away. You can focus you can feel you can just let it go. But you know there's kind of present nece when you're on a motorcycle, not all the time sometimes not so present, then Oh. Oh. Oh. Thanks for the time. All right. Here's the whole Shebang. Only Gilan. Thank you. Thank you. That was great. I. Appreciate it. Sure My. For taking time for a great conversation, you can catch John Wick chapter three Arabella in theaters may seventeen and my thanks as always to all of you for checking out the Sunday sit down podcasts to hear more of my full link conversations with all my guests be sure to click subscribe. So you never miss an episode and don't forget to tune into Sunday today every weekend on. NBC. I'm Willie geist will see right back here next week on the Sunday sit down podcast. Introducing, peacock. The new free streaming service NBC Universal Time. It's free iconic flicks, free hilarious BITs, three yolk cell free, and that's why you can't not watch peacock stream now at peacock. TV. Dot Com parks and REC streaming now..

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

01:55 min | 9 months ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Was for Larry Flint. And then by the time it came to the Academy Awards Golden Globes after. Just my friends and more you know partied and I just went. Hello and then 'cause you thought you were going to win. Well it wasn't that yeah maybe wouldn't that. I thought it was just disappointed when I did it right. So by the time we got to the Kennedy words I was like No. I'M NOT GONNA win and I'm GonNa have a great night and that's how it's been I just. I'm saying to come to the party. I don't give you divide where in fact. I know I won't so that's a good way each joy party. Yeah so cool. Thank you good. Hey Kid my thanks to woody. Harrelson for a great conversation for spending time with me down in Austin. Be sure to check out his new movie. The highway men out on Netflix. On March twenty nine. And my thanks as always to all of you for tuning in to hear more of the full length unedited conversations with my guests every week it sure to click subscribe so you never miss an episode and don't forget to tune into Sunday today every weekend on NBC. I'm Willie geist. We'll see right back here next week on Sunday. Sit Down podcast. Hi Jenna Bush. Hager from the today show and I'd love for you to join my book club. Read with Jenna. I've loved reading since I was a little girl and my mom librarian read to me every night. Now I love getting lost in the world that books open for US meeting characters who feel like friends. Every month. I choose a book that I fall in love with usually by divers debut author's books that lead to great conversations read with genetics about sharing our love of reading and connecting with each other so visit today dot com slash. Read with Janette. Join the club and get my latest pick..

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

09:59 min | 11 months ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

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

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

09:44 min | 11 months ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Hey Guys Willie geist here with another episode of The Sunday. Sit Down podcasts. Thanks as always for clicking and listening along I just going to come out and say anything. I got an all time record you this week. The man the legend the icon word. That's overused but in this case it applies. Al Pacino is my guest as you may know. Pacino doesn't do a lot of interviews. Hasn't done a lot of interviews over the course of his career so with a little bit of arm twisting we convinced him to come and sit down with us and man he is. Let's say he should do more interviews? He's it was open and warm and happy to talk about whatever we wanted to talk about. We got together out in Beverly Hills near his home. A little restaurant called La Dolce Vita. It's got the red leather booths. If you can picture it while we're talking the brick wall the table across from us has the gold-plate that says Frank Sinatra all the tables and named for some old Hollywood legend and he came to play as I think you'll hear We're talking about his latest project. The Amazon Prime Series Hunters which is about a group of Holocaust survivors in nineteen seventies America seeking revenge. We put it that way against Nazis who hidden themselves inside America but that was just the beginning talked about Godfather scarface Serpico all the way through his career and has he says you'll hear he coaching his eightieth birthday. In April he's reflective he's nostalgic and he's finally ready to sit down and think about one of the great careers in the history of show business. So I'll stop talking now so you can start listening to the Great Al Pacino on the Sunday. Sit Down podcast. All right thanks for doing this. I appreciate it thank you. Thank you for strapping immature. Really can't get one of those places lose. La Spots he get Sinatra's booth rickles booth Pacino's nameplate that they're gonNa get you one can understand coming here. I mean it's in the midst of everything. There's this place I I never saw you know. Because it's it's it's alongside other places that are somewhat anonymous and I never heard of it. Yeah this place is called La Dolce Vita do I have that right now. Let's see if we can remember that. So this is A. We've got a lot to talk about exciting time for you. First of all I can't drive around L. A. Got In town without seeing a billboard for the Irish G. Yeah well they they they. They bought them. But how exciting is it for you? After I guess. Twenty seven years to be nominated for another Oscar. Wow what you don't know it's been that long you flash on the last time you would. You would nominated what that was like it. You don't think about it really then. It happens and it's great when it happens wonderful. Does it feel like it's been twenty seven years since nothing feels like it's been twenty seven? Yes from yesterday. Feels like twenty seven years to today but at the time is as you get older you see. Time does his exist. We were talking about your long relationship with Bob. De Niro the and the fact that you guys. Kinda got back together. All these years later with Harvey Keitel expert says he in that group. Was that experience. Like all being one place Mount Rushmore. Well they they've made such great films together and so there I was in fifty years. I thought well it's simple. The actor always feels that way thinks. Well maybe Marty Scorsese just as you never know with people you know you could say something in In print or to someone and they get interpreted the certain way and he thought I didn't for them because but then when you look at it such artist as he is a me just goes by what he feels. He's got there and I've spoken to him over the years and he knows that I really admire his but at the same time unless it it works. So for instance with The the Irishman it was Bob de Niro whose into I think al. How's she play this point of Jimmy Hoffa Great And Go already said. You'd think so you know so. That's how I got it but we had a reading about six or seven years ago in this Tribeca will man they have cameras and so I mean I'm somebody I think they're going to show the reading billboards fat. But it's like a little but we had a reading of it four Marty and it was Bob who organized everything. Bob is a really good produce it to be a great actor. He's a really good produce. So key organized. This reading to win over money was not quite sure. And then we read it and it was clear. The Steve's alien script so so effective so I think that's what did and that was about six or seven years ago so marty wasn't sure about the whole thing. He wasn't sure that you are right for Hoffa. No I think he was he. He wasn't sure about the whole thing. Yeah and then. We had a reading together. Bobby kind of ally Japan. She is people altogether this room weeding and there was about fifty other people watching us and I think they photographed and I remember that day I was doing a play and I paint from the play downtown and read it and it was affected it. It's a good script so that'll be on Netflix. Soon that report that we're going to get their money's worth. Yeah is it. I've heard it both ways from actors is more difficult to play a real life character like Jimmy Hoffa or is it less difficult because you have so much less it. Is You know you always dependent on the taxed of course but would the real characters? You get really. It's it's it's a plus because you've got and especially in our world today. Could you got all the Internet stuff and everybody is you know they just want to look. I mean I watched film on Kevorkian you know on the best of course is when you have the real person you can. You can deal and ask questions that normally askin see the reaction right now. We're thinking doing Frank Lloyd Wright that that's in the sort of wow and eat those so you're wondering I'm watching watching interview with Michael. Mike Wallace home while fifty three year. Him Talk some of the things he said. Yeah so you've got it there with off. I had it all over the place so you just start looking channel. You know we try to channel. Don't even try to channel. You naturally do you so you you watch somebody a lot and I remember Frank Serpico. I really got to know if you've ever seen the film Serpico of course. Yeah well it was And I remember thinking Small kinds of questions and and with Frank. I finally said we're in Montauk. I'd write a house somewhere. We out there on the deck looking at the ocean. I asked him think what what would you do? I mean he got all this pressure coming after your money taking graft whatever. What if you just took the Grafton just put it to charity or something what why? Why did you do anything like that? Just get it over with. So it's not and he looked at me. He was stunned when I was just feeling filling them out and he said well hell if I did that. Then who would I be when I listen to? Beethoven wow I thought. Where's he going day? That's what's in him I'll gi. This is a good part. Wow so hof obviously than ever chance to speak to to find out things you find that when Hoffa was in prison. Guess what he galvanized the prison. Yeah Guy got didn't like the way they were being treated when out afterward and was you know call select for prisoners who mistreated devalued eight. It's he that tells you something about him and his commitment to what. He's doing what he does. Seem with Bob De Niro MMA car. I don't know if it's still in there and so long time ago. Sometimes those things right they leave the premises but the scene was about this relationship. He has the guy who he keeps. Pro Proven present. I think is twenty pro. Who He's having trouble with right he actually says. This is revisionist history. I don't know if this actually said so. But he says to Bob's character in it drive me just had a fight member when they go down to Florida was ten minutes. Late.

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

11:24 min | 1 year ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Hey Guys Willie geist here with another episode of The Sunday. Sit Down podcasts. My thanks as always for clicking and listening along really excited to bring you our gets this week. SNL CAST member now in her eighth season. The hilarious eighty Bryant. She has been funny since I think the moment she got got on the show in two thousand twelve. She came in with a class that includes Kate McKinnon longtime buddies. Now they share an office together at Thirty Rockefeller Center Jenner. We're sitting right now. They write together in that tiny little office. They laughed together. They cry about their MOMS together. As you'll hear in this interview eighty the Brings US some of the best characters on the show for my money. Little Baby Eighty perhaps her best known in those snl digital shorts that started the superstar females females of SNL talker. Bell is another favourite. She of course played Sarah Huckabee Sanders the former White House press secretary and Meghan McCain on the view so we get into all of it with SNL. She grew up in Phoenix watching the show. Loving cast members like Sharyo Terry and Molly Shannon. She got into theater camp than she did. A little Improv camp. She moved to Chicago for College. She got Involved at Second City the famed theatre group that has produced so many snl stars and she was often running at twenty five years old. Landed her job on. SNL So we'll talk through that audition and everything about SNL but also getting getting into the second season of her show shrill on Hulu which is deeply personal show for her. She's the executive producer. She's the writer and the star of Shrill it's based on a bestselling memoir and it deals a lot with body image. Something you'll hear in our conversation that eighty has dealt with for most of her life and something she still deals with today. But you'll talk about the moment when she realized she didn't need to think about it the way she'd been thinking about it her whole life. It's a really really funny show. But it's also a touching show. She's great in it so eighty and I got together a couple of weeks ago when Scarlett Johansson was hosting SNL and Nile Horan formerly of one direction fame was the musical guest Scarlet obviously is engaged to Colin Jost head writer of the show Oh and also the host of weekend update so Scarlett has done the show a bunch. She's a vet. She knows how it works inside and out so eight and I kind of talked about what week was gonna look like in the process and we got together at a diner called big daddy's diner here in New York City We're seeing a booth just to paint the picture for you and it's not a classic New York Diner. Sort of kitschy diner. Think Bright Colors old seventies action figures lunchboxes from your a youth. Just a lot of crap around if I'm being honest. Good kitschy crap so here now from big daddy's diner is eighty bryant eighty. Thanks for doing this my pleasure her usual spot yeah. This is our our spots. I dressed for it perfect. You're very matching matching with our wallpaper. Hey we were just talking about. SNL On this being a show week. You're so I think a lot of curiously process. No Monday through the pitch day where the host comes in never been meets the host of the UK the host of this this week scarlet scarlet. And then what happens. Today we're sitting together on Tuesday. What was the rest of the week? Look by Tuesday is like it's writing a kind of all it is so we'll basically you'll kind of right different sketches all night long and each one could take a different amount of time so it just really depends but most people go home around four or five. Most of the writers. Don't go. Oh yeah an all night and they Most of the writers don't go home they sleep there and then work all day Wednesday Bahasa Twenty four hour shift. It ends up being that way. Yeah so like from your point of view today sweep like what are you coming in with like wh. What's your new so stressed? It shouldn't be here. I should be thinking. No I mean it's different every week. I don't know sometimes I try to just have like a kernel of an idea. Did that might even just be like a character's attitude or like a location or something and then you kind of sit with a writer and talk through what what do you think and could the hosts do and you know just trying to serve them and figure it out right now. What does that balance? Because I've heard different cast member say different things over the years of like a host of comes with a lot of ideas okay. That one's good focus on one that you think I mean it's funny because I feel like that mostly falls too like the producers to kind of talk them through or writing supervisors and then sometimes people will get like an assigned someone the hosts idea because they might have an idea and then it's like I'm rarely going to be the one to like. Make that happen for them. You know but But still kind of just. It depends on Wednesday. Then do you have a pretty good sense of basically what's GonNa be in the show after you read through it at the table and you say that work. That didn't work. It's really hard to predict because we read like forty sketches at the table. Read and then when it's done we have about an hour hour and a half where we're sitting waiting. While the producers who served in the host star in a meeting like picking and of course that time is all of us being like this'll get in that will get in or whatever but it it is. There's so many other factors at play like. Does the host have to change out of something into something really quickly. How can how can that work? Well then we probably can't do the sketch or even like locations in the studio like you can't have four things in a row at home base so one sketch might be out because it there's so so many factors so at least that's what I tell myself l. They'll geography logistics against. Oh Gosh I don't think people realize is it home. If you've ever been to see US alive the minute you guys go to commercial break. It's an all out rent Donna and wardrobes grabbing. Somebody's hand they're going going into a curtain two sets of changing. It's total chaos. Even though you guys come back from break and look like you've been cool all the time. The only time I ever feel like an athlete they shared off and like I think this is. What do people do race? Sounds so this is your season season. Do you still get that rush. That high at eleven thirty on Saturday night when the opening sketch starts and then you hear the the famous music. I'm so I I do. I still really love it and I would say I'm war. Get a rush like the band. When I hear the music of the opening opening credits I still remember how I felt the first time I heard like my name in the credits and that is insane and I don't know I also like I always feel overwhelmed when like there's a sketch that's really hard to execute and we mail it? You know that those are like especially invigorating. Now that I've been there so Dang when you started eight seasons ago would you've ever dreamed that you'd be sitting here with talking about your eight season on. SNL and one of the the stars of the show. And also I mean my whole first season I was just convinced I was going to be fired the whole year and was crying all the time thing. This this is it. It's over now so it's so nice to be their intake. You'll really comfortable there which I kind of never thought I would. Yes you know you. You guys put you in Kate incessantly their group of of women in particular I think on the show who were like really the heart of the show I think so as a huge fan the end of the show forever and ever and ever you have the thing. Where if you're in the sketch and I would say this about Kristen? Wig Will Ferrell and Chris Farley. It's going to be good evening because even if it's not even if the sort of the idea doesn't work you're going to react in some way or we're going to deliver something to kind of save it What do you think we hear? People say like Eighty Bryant is one of the stars of SNL like she's she'd kate or the stars of bad I mean that's super super overwhelming and insane and I also just like it doesn't feel true to me still like I feel very like keeping the ultimate like you know I dunno Orlyk Fred or the people started with and felt really like in always But I don't know it's so overwhelming because again I really well growing up. It just felt incredibly far for me because I'm like from Arizona not a Hollywood town and I don't know said now to be there. I have some normalcy to it is bizarre. Yeah yes well it's true I mean you guys are I think that the heart of the show and you sort of made see the point of doing like the girl group videos do you have that sense of sort of empowerment with your group of women on the show and I think like at least for me. It was just like a survival tactic. In the beginning I was like oh I feel like I'd rather do something with my friend alone or my friends or just felt stronger together kind of thing things and so I feel like we kind of started writing from that place of like. I love doing bits with Kate and we share an office. Let's write something you you know those kinds of things like it just kind of happens naturally but it is like it's so much easier to do something with the POW. Wow and to be able to look in their eyes doesn't like I trust you so that's kind of how it started but then it was just like fun so the US. Kate Sharon office. Yeah that I think that comes across the show to when it's just the two of you doing the smoker at the update day like you guys have sort of an unspoken thing where again. It's going to be good if the two of you are in there did you. Yeah no her before the show or not at all we were just hired the same year and we really hit it off really quickly and I think we both are kind of like quiet. Dorks a work really hard you know are like care a lot and so we. We just found it very quickly. What's it like in that office when the two of your bouncing ideas each other I think people probably imagine our office is to be very fun? But it's actually a lot of us like quietly talking about how much we care about our mothers like quietly talking about our can earn deep deep worries. But that's very bonding to so it's not just a big. Yuck fest no I mean it is a lot of the time and like we. We just just did a sketch last week. That was sort of us like trying to kill each other. That just came out of us like joking around doing that. So so you've got the the the big headline famous characters that you do a little baby. Sure Right yes. We're.

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An Interview with David Letterman

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

13:58 min | 1 year ago

An Interview with David Letterman

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

11:02 min | 1 year ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Hey guys willie geist here with another episode of the sunday. Sit down podcast my thanks as always clicking and listening along. I really think you're gonna. I love this week's guest. It is great energetic the light as she says tiffany haddish she's been on incredible two year run since the movie girls strip came out got her a lot of notice that was just two summers ago two thousand seventeen that fall she hosted s._n._l. Another huge breakout moment where the country got to see how funny and talented she is and we're lucky enough to sit down with her. I'm joined as always by our great producer of the sunday. Sit down podcast maggie law maggie. Hey how's it going really good so she's. She feels like she's been in our lives for a long time but it's only been really super super diehard fan brave but she's been at this for twenty years. I was gonna say that's what i found out. I had no idea she said she started stand up in nineteen ninety seven so it's almost twenty years that she's been at this but really only came out on the scene about two years ago and she it has she'll talk about all this but her childhood is not to be believed. She grew up in south central los angeles. Her father left the family. When tiffany was three years old a few years after that her mother got into a bad car accident had permanent brain damage became abusive yeah tiffany <hes> when she was twelve of years old tiffany and her siblings were split up and put into foster homes so she grew up in the foster care system <hes> and then she tells the story of being a sixteen year old and her social worker saying you've got a choice we can send you to a mental hospital or you can go to comedy camel laugh to channel all this crazy energy energy. Yeah i love that i mean i think it's it's an incredible story and one that i had no idea about but and she talks about on the podcasts about how you know turn that darkness into light and the comedy the way she got through it with comedy so it's just it's so interesting because you talks about being the light because there was so much darkness and she thought okay my job in this family in this neighborhood is to be the light she's <hes>. She took jobs being what she calls an energy. I was gonna say that was one of my favorite things. I learned about an oh and energy producer producer. I love that energy producer. What does that mean exactly music. You go in and you produce enters the energy to go to a corporate event. I love it. Mitzvah hype hype man yeah exactly heard her family's type person she was her neighborhoods high person that she was the high school mascot to yes yes fun faster choose the only mascot and that big like wildcat suit or who talk mascot yeah exactly i'm gonna talk and she turned that into a little cash rush to so very resourceful very scrappy. I mean if you've seen her in. Any of the movies senior do stand up or netflix special if you've seen her <hes> in and on s._n._l. Funny she is in her new movie which is called the kitchen which he co stars with melissa mccarthy and elizabeth. Moss has nothing to do with any of that right total turn in drama. It's basically a gangster movie like martin. Score says he goodfellas casino kind of movie where you're sort of based on the cast waiting right as you say you're gonna. I think it's going to be funny and it just isn't and then no serious hard core kind of violent. Well acted right gangster movie. I love it yeah so she's really good. It's a great cast. You're just you're just going to be entertained. She starts speaking areas at one point. There's a lot going on in this interview with the great tiffany haddish on the sunday. Sit down podcast tiffany. Thanks for doing this. Thank you feel like we already kind of had our little interview but we can start from the top see if the story stay the same <hes>. I was just saying to you watching the kitchen. I walked in with obviously an impression of who you are which is hysterically funny and impressionable russian of melissa. Mccarthy is hysterically funny. I thought i was going to laugh in about ten minutes in i was like oh no this is something different. So how do you describe the movie because because it is different than what your audience is have seen from you. I would describe it as a a real mobster movie against the movie. I mean what's the difference between mobster in gangster like the mob in a gang. What's the difference. I don't know i think gangsters more old school like twenty. S like al capone mob might be he like seventies and eighties. I'm going to just throw it i i don't i'm trying to figure it out. Maybe fuits versus okay yes. I don't know this is more jeans suits. I mean it's the seventy so so it's it's three wives right all married to italian mobsters <hes> not italian irish mobsters married to irish mobsters and there has was let's go to jail and they decided that they're going to take over the business because they're struggling financially and they come with the italian mom developed this really awesome system and do better at gangsta steph or mobster business being their own husbands did and when it has come amount of jail is the issue because you know it's the seventies then right i don't i don't know if they're nothing like the men today because because before they went to jail you all were not treated well at all right not treated well and we earned our respect and being treated well and then a man came home thinking oh they could do the same thing. She's not allowed not allowed them. Where we different running things now involved. It's about the evolution say and so yes some really crazy. Gangsta stuff happens and i enjoyed watching say the first time i saw the movie i i had to get up in the middle and walk out for a second like pull myself together really and they come back in and finished watching it. 'cause i was having a hard time like we were shooting it. I was having a hard time. I'm looking at myself in the mirror because i looked so much like my mom when i was a little girl and and i realized oh i got mommy issues. I need to work out right and and i thought oh they'll just it'll pass finish this movie. I'm just sway. I look then when i saw the movie and i saw my mom on screen like i just was looking. I'm like i'm looking yeah. My mother and i walked out of the theater crying at the end and my mom she's behind me. She's crying to like why you cry. What's wrong with two. She was like thank you stop. She was thinking the same thing. I and i was like we probably need to go to council these things that need to be said and we a male spider house well. That's a good way to pay for that so this was at the premiere because you brought your mom my mom i scream for screens and that's that's when it hits you so much. It's so funny how movies involved because this definitely changed santa that i screen okay yeah so so so. Is this something you were looking for tiffany because you've done so many comedies. You've been on this run of hit comedies. Did you say to yourself in terms of your career. I want to do something a little different this time now well what happened was what had happened with write the script that came across my manager's desk and my manager was looking for predominantly copies openings right and his assistant read the script. It was like this'll be great for typical man. We don't think so did tiffany. I got the state but i'll tell nobody okay. I was like okay. I'm telling you so. I really you know she's like. I think this'll be really good for you. I read it. I was like what is this based off of a and a comic book. I was like what got the comic book read. The book read the script again. I was like this is my thing like link me up with this director. How do i meet the director director. <hes> the person that wrote this is so smart. I want to meet the director. She's like the rector is the writer. I was like big linked meet up with the man who got this par- who won't elitist caste anybody yet so i'm always like we'll give me andrea andrea pirlo brimmerton me and she's trying to set up the meeting. It was hard for the meeting and then at that time you know growth trip that came out. Oughta different agencies was on me and i was like if y'all want me you bring me andrea birla really so use that as leverage gangsta mode had to produce his first dan. I got to me andrea and convinced her. Why be right. She's like you always right now. She wasn't sure at first 'cause she picks me straight comedian right but once she had compensation when she realized i saw shia bostitch. There's no question about that. No one would ever doubt that so. Was it fun for you. Then i mean didn't have edison mind but once you saw it you knew you wanna play this kind of character and i knew this was like right in my wheelhouse because i've grown up around that type of environment i know with that environment is i know how you have to move around those type of men you need to communicate with them in order to demonstrate some sort of power or let them think they have have all the power while you just you know moving things around so i knew that i'm going to have a good time doing this and and when i found that melissa was online and then elisabeth the biff mosses on i'm like oh this is about to be this is about to be super now mind you. I know neither one of them and there was a small part of me. That was like what if they're like. Divas super hollywood shakes within. I know how to deal with those. I'll be like i can get out of here. You don't talk to those people to like. Get the hell out and you didn't have to do that with them didn't have to do that all turns out. They weirdos just like me so we laughed a lot we did. There's a lot of online shopping. I got them to try things they never had before like pickles dipped in kula powder pickles and cooling powell. Have you not had okay. They said it was nasty but that's because they don't have the palley. Para sweetened acquired tastes delicious. Sometimes you put now layers in the middle of the pickle and let that dissolve the pickle. Dennis like autumn is good as good for your skin or you put a peppermint in the middle of the you've got to get that whole pickle took money you pick with like this put right in the middle poop in his good. You say it's good for your skin. It is eating pickles cucumber cucumber. Did you invent the pickles in the kool-aid powder. That's happening from ah kuwait. We remember remember funded of course so you the candy stick a pickle any ban right right right s some guys you know you probably have.

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

11:13 min | 1 year ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Hey Guys Willie geist here with another episode of The Sunday. Sit Down podcast my thanks as always clicking and listening along my guest this week one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Jake Jilin Hall very excited for this one jason the middle of a good run just this month alone he's in Spiderman where he plays mysterious a film that just crossed the one billion dollar mark his first time in the Marvel Universe really first time doing one of those big superhero dress up costume kind China deals and at the same time this week he's in previews for his play seawall a life which he is brought to Broadway from the famed public theater off Broadway here in New York City this interviews taking place at the Hudson Theater where he we <hes> was getting ready. Just a couple of days before they started previews for seawall a life he co stars with British actor. Tom Sturridge and he'll explain it to you but what it is to acts and the first act is just Tom Sturridge onstage giving a monologue and jake is in the wings hanging out in his dressing room. Whatever he's doing then he comes out for the second? Act does a monologue and that's it but what's interesting about it is it was such a huge hit sold out hit at the public theater off Broadway that they wanted to bring it to Broadway <hes> but he told me before we started and I think he won't mind me saying that this is he thinks the best thing he's ever done and this is the third time he's done Broadway and he talks about just totally breaking the fourth wall he said it's such a personal show and it's about fathers and sons and children and death in life and all those things that so deep in it touches so many people that they WanNa talk you want somebody to talk to after and he's like WanNa talk to the guys who are in the show so he's super invested in this. It's really <hes> it's a really really amazing piece of writing and performance by Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal so here jake and me at the Hudson Theater in New York City we Wanna point out you'll hear later in the interview when we walked out into the theater itself. It was still under construction. I think it's fair to you say the ceiling was falling in a bit but here now on the Sunday sit down podcast Oscar nominee Jake Jilin Hall. Thank you thank you for doing this man. Let's talk about the play yeah <hes> seawall a life slam it right slash say your piano number on instagram all slash <hes>. What is this play about? I mean it's a lot to explain. It's heavy. It's to acts you have an entire monologue to yourself people thinking about coming coming to see it. What will they see when they walk into this theater? It's a show about faith and family and the mess and comedy life you know it's about really actually about two fathers and about for my character about a father who's just someone's just about to become a father and also he goes back into his relationship with his own father and the passing of his father and how that makes him feel becoming a father and and <hes> the longing and then the love for his child who's born and time kind of becomes a very relative thing in my piece and I go back and forth between moments and experiences of I've had in as a character in my life and it's <music>. It's moving. I mean it's some of the most beautiful writing I have ever read. You know and I wanted to do it for five years and <hes> because it semi-autobiographical the writer nick pain said no he really wrote it from self L. Factually as it catharsis because of the things he went through and <hes> I beg for five years and then he find let us do it at the public and then the response was so overwhelming there from the people who saw it that we decided hey stick big Broadway for nine weeks and they agreed and we're here so it's definitely a different feel because it's as I said one act with Tom. Yep He's doing his thing yeah and then you sort of weight through that act and come out and do yours our the two acts related. I mean the first piece Tom's piece is. It's incredible. It's sort of meant and a lot of ways to shake up. Shake us up as it's and it is he's a father is on vacation with his family and it's really about his daughter daughter and his wife and the love of his wife I think the similarities between the two of them is that these are two men who deeply love their wives which is <hes> oddly becoming. Rare is a theme in a lot of particularly theatrical work that I've seen they're just madly in love with them and grappling with what it's like to be this parental figure you know to be the person holding the hand of this this little being and then depending on you and every possible way and I I think they're linked because they're about love and loss and the idea that in order to love anything the inevitability of losses there that's how we love and why we love and why we cherish it and so that's how they're linked but also also we share the stage I'm off stage when he's on stage and vice versa I'm in the wings with him. When he's performing and vice versa I mean we know each other nightly where real partnership and we actually do spend time on stage together in the show? So what does that like just as a practical matter as an actor Sir be in the wings watching another show and waiting for your moment to come out. Is that hard he'd stay in character even during his piece or how do you do it fees. These pieces are special that there's not the idea of character doesn't really exist <hes> there are distinct characters in a way but really it's about each audience that comes in every night and the difference in all of them. I mean you can say that about what every show you see obviously every different but we interact with them so to watch him interact. I can start feeling energy the audience and what kind of group they are if they're out for a laugh if they're not for laugh if they're like and I a._M.. Cheering him on you know we can't do this about each other. These pieces are sort of acts of vulnerability and what he does every night <hes> how far he goes how much he shares how much he opens his heart. I like to think I'm a part of that him knowing that I'm in the wings like a team member and saying like you got this I got you if anything happens you know and <hes> and then I actually I don't really think about my piece. You know we've worked on them so much Sh- every nice different I mean I I sometimes he's changed wardrobe to I have I have a closet as opposed to a one wardrobe that I wear every night so it switches and my God I feel like wearing shoes bore boots or whatever it's it's different. Every night is the performance different every night in other words you go out there. Obviously you've got the peace or doing the monologue but the way you play to the crowd or joke you may or may not make based on what you're seeing out that Oh yeah I mean stuff happens with them and we respond to it. Now you hear these stories stories about actors saying all the cell phone went off with a terrible thing and love it when cell phones going off. I mean so if you come let yourself but I mean if it does and there've been moments where I've said people. Do you WANNA get that. Do you want to pick it up and not in a like a provocative way for real like we're here together. If my cell phone went off. Maybe I pick it up. Turn it off and there is no hierarchy of actor on stage. We are all here and what I think is really cool. Is You know in sometimes people are I've been in shows where people are crying thinking about things they've been through having the birth of their own child. You know the potential loss of the their pair who may the aging or going through whatever they may be going through and and I'll wait for them Oh we're all not acknowledged them but and they're also also times that I just we go through the audience like I. It's not like a circus Soleil. That's actually the job always say we're like when rehearsals like maybe I should go in the audience and it was like feels little circus away you know when you're in the audience please. Don't there are the rare fewer like jabbering me on stage like I don't want to go on stage which is weird but <hes> yeah we I go through the audience interaction them in certain ways never put anyone on the spot. You know it's I can't so hard to explain until you come but it's a very special experience. We've tried to recreate some of the cell phone distraction with active construction seen right outside our window notes. I can see you hold for audio. You guys right on audio yeah yeah. I don't think there's any way <hes> so as you mentioned. This was a big hit at the public theater here in New York City. People don't know this sort of an incubator for for great theater. Does it the show change at all on Broadway or or is it exactly the same show lifted put in this theater. The nature of the show is that it never stays the same so the space itself the season. It's a different season we did it in the wintertime are wardrobe changes. The set is changing a bit lighting is changing <hes> What we learned from the audiences because we have a lot of talk backs and we'll continue to have post show come out and talk to the audience because what we learned is that people have a lot of stories that they wanNA share that the stories we share it just preempt them to WanNa share theirs and were there to listen. I mean they've sat there. Listen to us for two hours. So you know things they learn things they tell us back have been some of the most incredible moments had in my life ending my work so <hes> but that's an amazing thing unusual thing to a lot of theater and I've never seen the two stars I don't think come out and stand at the front of the stage and take questions and listen after they've been through this emotionally exhausting experience variance yeah. Why is that part of it something that you and Tom WanNa do? It's the reason we're going to Broadway because I think I don't think we realize the impact these stories that have I have this moment. I say the Tom All time I stated their imaginations turn on because with the monologue which seems like such an actor being indulgent the act to among lock you know sites acting class one or something these have this feeling of you can feel everybody go into their own life. They they all kind of go back and they go. Oh my children my father my mother you know whatever the experience might be and you can feel you can feel the silence in fact we were at the public theater. We had to install doors backstage because there are a number if per production's going on in the public theater all at once and we shared dressing rooms and people are moving in and out and they had to put doors on the stage entrances because even tiptoeing you could hear because it was so quiet at times so it has like. And speaking of construction always there was I remember night where there's truck backing up for like forty five seconds to a minute and a half with the audience yeah after a while I was like okay I think I need to stop distracting.

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Showtime's 'The Loudest Voice' Tells The True Story Of The Downfall Of Roger Ailes At Fox News

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

04:35 min | 1 year ago

Showtime's 'The Loudest Voice' Tells The True Story Of The Downfall Of Roger Ailes At Fox News

"The loudest voice. It's the new Showtime miniseries. Stories about the rise and fall of Fox News and particularly of Roger Ailes, the infamous founder of Fox News. Seth plays a character real life character named Brian Lewis. He was the head of public relations at FOX for many years. He came with Roger Ailes from CNBC when Roger was launching, Fox News. And he was most people would tell you the right hand of Roger Ailes. He was the pit bull. He guarded the company's internal business for Roche ously could be very tough with reporters obviously, but also anybody who tried to crack into the Fox News bubble. I think you'll be interested to hear Sestri bestirred drawing when he was two years old. He wrote a letter to Jim Henson studios when he was nine years old announcing that he was going to be a puppeteer and a cartoonist a kid who kind of knew what he wanted to be from the age of two and, you know, he gets into how do you do that? You have the dream when you're a kid, you move onto the Rhode Island school of design as he did. And. He was hired right away. They recognize his talent out to Hollywood worked on an animated show for a couple years before, again, when he was twenty four years old. He started family guy, which, by the way was cancelled twice was, not an immediate hit, I think people forget that. So to set the scene for you Seth and I got together at cafe. Carlyle at the famed Carlyle hotel in New York City. The cafe Carlyle is a jazz club. Seth has performed there a couple times because on top of everything else begin things that are scary. He sings in public. He's got five albums, including his latest once in a while, and he's been nominated for four Grammy award. So I got him to sit down at the piano, we got him to play a little bit sing a little bit. Do the thing that Seth MacFarlane does, but mostly to walk through fascinating life in fascinating career where the guy just does something different and surprises people all the time, a great conversation with Seth MacFarlane. We start by talking about the loudest voice, the series on Showtime. About Fox News. Thanks for doing this man for sure. So we've already gotten I think halfway through the show already we'll will start for the benefit of the viewers again. Yeah. I want to start with your character before we talk big picture, because I don't think most people know who he is. In fact, I know most people don't know, who is if you don't live in our media world Brian Lewis, who was he. And why is it important character in this big story, Brian Lewis was Roger Ailes PR chief for Fox News? And he also sort of functioned as his right hand man, and a lot of ways you know, this, this was the guy that Roger would blow off steam, too. And, and also the guy who was comfortable enough keeping keeping them in line when he may be got a little too off the rails. And, you know, according to the to Gabe chairman's book, and according to the series, he was also a guy was who was kind of on the outside of the. Emotional end of things. He was he was he was a democrat. Chocking way, working for Fox News. But more importantly, he was kind of a gun for hire. He was there because, you know, it was a good job and the ethics of it didn't really come into play. It was about, you know, being Boba fett. I guess. Liberal hire me, then he's a bounty hunter. So how did he to the extent? You got inside his head by reading the book. How did he reconcile knowing what he was doing was often wrong unethical? Yes. Doing the job. Well, I mean according to the material that I read that he, he at the end of the day he was. He could compartmentalize, he could put his family over here and his job over here, and essentially be two different people. But at a certain point. You know, he he idolized ales for a long time, and he really respected ails, as a marketer. And as as a as a promoter of whatever it was he wanted to promote. And he, I guess must have started to see him unraveling a little bit. And. It was probably a combination of genuine concern. Because there seemed to be a conscience there. And, and professional concern that, okay, I worked for this guy this reflects on me and, and he's starting to come apart at the seams.

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Hey, guys, Willie Geist here with another episode of the Sunday, sit down podcast, my thanks as always perplexing and listening along with us and a special welcome this week to all us game of thrones geek signs that turn absolutely of endearment. John snow himself kit Harrington is my guest this week on the podcast. We got together at the end of a long press tour as he prepared for the launch of season eight on HBO, perhaps the most anticipated most debated most talked about most speculated about series finale of all time. Can I say that maybe it is six episodes coming up game of thrones on HBO by the time? You've listened to this maybe Vardi seen episode one. He couldn't say much. They HBO has the lips of the actors the crew that casts. Everybody's so tightly sealed that I had to dig. And pry got a couple of things out of it for you. We had to stop a couple of times you'll hear kit. Ask the publicists if he's allowed to talk. About that. That's how seriously they take the series, man. It's been a decade long journey for him. The cool thing about kit Harrington, which I didn't fully realize I started digging in on his background is game of thrones was his first job onscreen. He was a theater actor he'd been in drama school in London when he won the lead in warhorse the play in the West End and from there he got an audition for this new show. They were talking about called game of thrones. He got the role when he was twenty two years old shot the pilot at that age and over the next decade, obviously game of thrones became what game of thrones is and he became who. He is based on the strength of this one show. So we talk about what kind of ride that's been for him over a decade going from anonymous stage actor for the most part to most of the world wouldn't of known as name, obviously to now one of the most famous actors in the world, and what comes after this. Where do you go from game of thrones? He's got an interesting take on that that he sort of got the thing right away. Hey that most actors worked their whole careers to get to which is big fame and financial stability. He's got both of those things now. So it's a question of what does he want to do with it? And he'll talk about that whether or not your game of thrones fan. I think you'll love the conversation with a super interesting guy with a great story to tell kit Harrington Jon snow himself right now on the Sunday. Sit down podcast get thank you for doing this my friends. Appreciate it. Thank you for having me before we talk about game of thrones. I wanna ask you about something. You just finished a couple of days ago, which was SNL. What was that experience like for you first time hosting? Yeah. It was I think it was on like look back. Some of the people hosted that some of the names that come out of it. The factor to what with and Michaels for the week. Amazing like book stuff, but not what was interesting about. It was it was a two medium. I think. There's no other like it in a live TV of crossed with this. So it's there's nothing like out this if trying new medium, it some median, it's it's. Yeah. What's it like at eleven thirty pm east coast time when those doors open you walk out onto the stage, and it's not rehearsal anymore. It's live butterflies or their nerves. What does that feel like I think I think they get you into such kind of? You say busy for the week that. Yeah, you saw like top. I've done. It's just like the knowledge that the two really. Yeah. I do Russell just before. So so you go from there hostile you have 'bout Hoffa. Now, you look at the show again, he goes straightens the actual show and not say he's just low like really turned on him rush. All right. So now onto onto game of thrones just quickly if you could kit recap the first seven seasons for me, just thirty seconds or so, okay. Dashi chart do that. Really that worth the was one king. He died that would then multiple kings he fought. And then to disrupt that the ultimate king himself the night king came and attacked seven kingdoms which forced the rest of those kings and remaining power imbalances to unite against him. That was fifteen seconds. Those incredible. I've made any sense. It made enough Senate. Okay. What's it like to be sitting here? Kid at the end of this decade of your life as season eight is about to be launched and this series will end in a matter of weeks. What are you feeling right now? I think it's interesting. We've been all still at what he feeling and it's a it's a it's a. It's a genuine question and one I think people Nyla would feel off the finish that many seasons of something that. Appall of your life, which has been so significant is very hard to sum up. I don't I don't know really kind of how to some those feelings up it, some parts sadness. It's some post joy at some pulse. Relief.

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Hey, guys, Willie Geist here with another episode of the Sunday, sit down podcasts. Thanks as always for clicking and listening along with us this week a good one for you, Danny devito. We got together to talk about the live action remake of the Disney. Classic Dumbo going to be a big deal at the box office. And he stars in the film talks about making the movie being a fan of the movie growing up in as berry Park, New jersey fascinating childhood didn't know what he wanted to do with his life when he graduated high school. His sister said come work at the beauty salon. So Danny devito worked at a salon. He went to beauty school. He didn't make up. He did all that. And that actually help jump start his career got him into acting. He'll explain that. Then that leap into one flew over the coups Ness, which was his breakthrough and then taxi, of course, the role as Louis diploma that changed his life. He went from there into movies like terms of endearment romancing the stone war of the roses, which he directed as well, we also get into. Tv career most recently in. It's always sunny in Philadelphia a ton to talk about with Danny devito. But I always like to give you guys a little background a little backdrop of the story. So we conducted this interview at essentially an underground bar in New York City where you walk in the front door and street level, you go downstairs, and that's where the bar is well upstairs this being New York City. They were constructing a new apartment building, we couldn't even get up there to ask them to stop the Jack hammering and all the construction so you'll hear throughout Jack hammering. There was no way to stop it. So we powered through thank goodness deigned veto as a pro number one number two. He's a director. So he sort of knew when to stop he knew when to help our production team get what they needed out of it. You're going to hear it in the background. I promise we keep going. I promise it's worth hanging in for the conversation. You know, what you do an interview New York? These are some of the challenges you face my Sunday. Sit down interview with the great Danny devito right now on the Sunday, sit down podcast, thanks for doing this anytime for a year, the environment linked all new. Yeah. Very nice of a dungeon of some New York. Right. Yeah. Yes. Far as I can. Let's talk Gumbo. Dumbo? Oh, my guy was so much fun doing Dumbo. I watched it this morning right to young children. All I can think about is how much they're gonna eat it up. Then love it. Yeah. What's what's not to love means? He's like a beautiful thing. We'll, you know for us with the parents kids, my kids are grown. They've seen it. They they absolutely love it. Like a. The the thing is the one thousand nine hundred forty one film that I I grew up with like I saw when I was like in the fifties. You know, kid in New Jersey and the. I just love to well, that's yard New York. Okay. The. See this is a director. They're working on. No, they, you know, they they're they're going to drill rights from you ceiling the dust. The dust particles. So like back. Ideas that the values in that movie in the forty one most of them the majority of the the the crux of of being, you know, oddball on Dumbo 's born he's got these big ears. He's ostracized. He's looked at his like like, you know, an an other and people make fun of them and everything all the themes of like embracing the the fact that we're all individuals, and that we've gotta take our whatever strengths. We have whatever we are. And be proud. We are and all those things that we want our kids to to realize that we have to have them find their own feather that thing that gets them, you know, launches them into the confidence that they need in order to navigate the scrape world that we live in and all those good things given to Tim Burton that that thing changes like it just. They stay all value. Stay but he explodes. He's such an artist. He just like an amazing like visual artist. I felt like doing the movie. I was like I always feel this way with him. I'm part of his paintbox. You know, this guy who is in a way, Tim very much like Dumbo, you know, he is kind of like a guy who always feels. I mean, we all have that quality. You know, you go through life as young kid, you know, teenager. You have some awkward thing or you some some weirdness some shyness, you know, that you have to overcome you have to embrace. You have to understand recognize it you do with your help with the help from your parents or your friends, or, you know, teachers, educators, whatever and. So Tim,

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

02:34 min | 2 years ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Know. Wanting to be known. Not no famous known like your spirit, and your soul known and understood and needing to respect boundaries privacy. So yeah. That's always been a tricky one for me, it's hard because I can't defend myself either on social media, so occasionally I'll read something, and I'll be like remain. You hate my stupid voice. You don't even know me. Okay. I have a slightly knowing voice. I can see. No. But you know, what? I mean, like your instinct is to want to defend yourself against criticism. So you've also in this new era of Hollywood, if we can call it that you've also been a leader on issues like pay quality in Hollywood, obviously, there was a story that came out of American hustle and you worked with the guys on the set to rectify that how important is that you'd be out front on those interesting has that particular issue was brought to light through the Sony hack, and I hadn't asked to speak about it at all. And so it's been an interesting thing to navigate because I really do want to be an advocate for equal pay. But it's not only in my indoor. Stry seven. I don't wanna talk about it as it just relates to actresses. I think it's a bigger issue. And hey quality. Doing a better job in the last year or so since there's been so much attention on that issue. You know, I think that. I think they have more accountability. And that's always helpful. I think it's important to have accountability. Yeah. Yeah. Thank you so much for your time. Enjoyed it. Thank you. My thanks again to Amy Adams for sitting down with me. You can catch. Vice in theaters now, thank all of you for tuning in this week to hear more of the conversations with all my guests, be sure to subscribe and listen for free every week. Also, if you are great library episodes, including recent conversation, Jerry Seinfeld, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Lopez just to name few and don't forget to tune into Sunday today every weekend on NBC Willie Geist will see right back here next week on the Sunday, sit down podcast. Hi, it's Stephanie rule. If you love MSNBC where your heart on your sleeve gear up with t shirts. Hoodies hats and more from Belgian rule and all of your favorite MSNBC shows at MSNBC store dot com.

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

03:48 min | 2 years ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Hey guys willie geist here with another edition of the sunday sit down podcast today's guests is one of the best in golf may be best in golf jordan spieth the twenty four year old fee nam went down to dallas to his home golf club met the three time major winner on his home turf we talked a little bit inside then we went out on the range it was in dallas was about one hundred seventy three degrees outside so we stayed out there for a little while i think i got three shots off with a pitching wedge my third hit the target he was trying to hit i felt good because i topped the first two but that's a thing you're standing over pitching wedge with jordan spieth staring at you in analyzing your swing really amazing story i mean he truly a prodigy in every sense of the word he entered his first pga professional golf tournament at sixteen years old they get a sponsor exemption to get in he finished sixteenth in the tournament became global star when he was twenty one years old by winning the masters remember the year before he most wanted at twenty years old and i have to say spending the day with them incredibly grounded incredibly family oriented he's engaged to his high school sweetheart he's got his family around him his brother his younger brother played basketball at brown university is star there he's the basketball star jordan's a golf star and ellie his sister who has special needs continues to be the inspiration for jordan speak so we get in to all of that we talk about tiger woods which i thought was really interesting jordan talking not only about the state of tigers game and whether or not jordan thinks he can continue to win majors but also changes in tiger's life about the kind of guy he is on the tour now about him being a better friend and socializing and hanging out with the guys in a way he never did kind of getting out of his bubble i should point out as we sat down for our interview the claret jug yes the cleric jug that is owned currently by jordan spieth because he won the british open last year was right between us which i thought was just like a baller move yeah let's sit down have an interview and the whole time we're talking you're gonna stare at my claret jug he's now defending next week he'll be defending and we can half or so his title at the british open he'll be back there so a fun conversation with a great guy and truly one of the all time greats in golf already at twenty four years old jordan spieth on the sunday sit down podcast thank you for doing this man or you know what move i like a guy who brings his cleric jug to the interview yeah it just really sends a message when he said it right down yeah shiny kind of you know on i'm not very good looking so takes away from that you know the focus is is that what it is a distraction exactly you're getting ready to defend that jug and just a little while here you feel about your game going into carnoustie yeah i feel good this i'm going to have a little break here prior to going over there which will be nice be fully refreshed and ready to go just like last year it's really cool the open is the oldest and and you know most prestigious and most stork tournament that we play in all year and it's pretty special because golf's kinda got that too it's brand anyways so the open it's it's probably the coolest trophy that our sport has to offer and so to kind of have it in my possession is great but it'll be pretty sad to give it back hopefully for only a week what's it like to defend the title versus going into tournament you have at one before is that added pressure to make it easier i've already won this thing or how do you approach that yeah i've i haven't felt that it makes much of a difference and especially with a tournament like the open where we go to a different golf course it's not right you're going back with the same memories on the same course and on some tournaments where that is the case i've looked at it positively where i know i'm able to do it on this golf course who've done it before you know the.

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

03:24 min | 2 years ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Guys willie geist back with you you're listening to another episode of the sunday sit down podcast and good one for you as we roll into his fourth of july holiday week chef restaurant tour we're not allowed to call him it turns out celebrity chef and you'll see why in the interview but his name is bobby flay one of the early adopters one of the early stars on the food network's got season fourteen of his show with jetta dealer rentis cold food network star airing right now he invited us to his place out in the hamptons out of new york's long island said come on out i'm gonna show you what i do for the fourth of july weekend so we rolled up to his house brought him a bottle or two rosa he's a big rosaiah guy i'm not a rosetta bought a six pack of bud heavy tall boys so it was kind of a tale of two beverages we got in there though and he threw on a feast force in his kitchen out in the yard as you can imagine he's got the outdoor pizza oven he did a crazy stake in that of and we cooked we talk food talked about his career some surprising in here you'll hear as well i think he said it's maybe time at fifty three years old to slow down reassess things kinda done everything he wanted to do so we'll get into what that means he's been into cooking since he was a kid eight years old he asked for christmas for the betty crocker easy bake oven and by god he got it and he was off to the racist dropped out of high school in the tenth grade when work in a famous kitchen in new york city is a bus boy and the rest is history he's now the famous bobby flay and here he is on the sunday sit down podcast thanks for having me over bobby will you welcome here anytime to mean that i do the cameras are off we repeat that you have to wash dishes okay just a couple bring the roseanne wash the dishes rose as the real anti year for sure and then maybe help around the kitchen after yeah so fourth of july weekend you throw a big party every year what do you try to do with that event what's the what's the bobby flay vibe at a party at this place it's really quite simple actually it's i don't make a lot of red white blue food i just make a lot of food and it's almost like every other weekend here where i have a lot of people over but it's just more it's more abundant there's more people and more food and basically i cook in my swimming trunks all day long and it's something that i loved to do it's a lot of people say to me like you know it's your day off that your week off you know whatever wanting just relax but the bottom line is that and i get asked all the time like what do i do to relax and the answer is that i i basically do the same thing i do for a living which is cook it's just an indifferent pace for sure on my fighting against the clock or a you know a ticket that comes into my kitchen that needs to get out quickly but i could ton of food and it there's lots of rosa it's not a it's not a dry party i will tell you that right now there's tons of rosa here and sometimes we actually count the bottles at the end of the day i won't tell you how many there are there's more than three though and people are in the pool we have great music blaring and the food sort of just kind of rolls out all day long this place is kind of an oasis for you isn't it to be able to get this far away from the.

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"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

02:51 min | 2 years ago

"willie geist" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Being taken more seriously. So that's that's a, that's a vital shift going. One actress recently said there's not an actress in Hollywood who hasn't in some form actually harass. Right, agree with that. I absolutely. I don't think there's a woman in the world who has been sexually harassed that the differences that that might kind of matter now, you know, it was just so taken for granted that that was normal and something that we had to accommodate and internalize, and and now we might not have to and that's huge. That's something you've experienced in Hollywood. Yeah, I, I think more just like a woman in the world as much as a as a woman in my industry, and I think you know the the, the, the changes that are happening in our industry are starring reverbrate into every domain and every field, and that's really thrilling. Yeah. Okay. So if all I can't get a straight answer for if you're finished after season eight of home, do you have things on the horizon that you want to go do now if homeland wraps up and we'll be this amazing chapter, I'm thinking about other things a little bit a little bit. I can't. They would they? All right. Acting for sure. I would. I really, I turned on, I really like to act into your good. This many decades I haven't. I haven't tired of it, so I will definitely want to continue doing that. I think if anything I might want to produce material as well, I've, I've gotten to learn what that means within the context of homeland, and that's been really exciting and you know, so I'd like to do more of that, but not going to be looking to count or something I don't. I don't think I would. I would do all that well in the world of accounting. Yeah, to learn. Now only. Only acting. Exactly. Thanks. Thank you. Yeah. My thanks again declare Danes for a great conversation. Her new movie as a kid like Jacobsen theaters now, and you've course watch all seven seasons of homeland on Showtime, and thank all of you for checking out the Sunday sit down podcast this week in every week, if you like what you hear subscribe for the full link unedited conversation with all of my guests. So you'll never miss an episode. Of course. Don't forget to tune into Sunday today every Sunday on n. e. c. talked again next week. See on Sunday today. I'm Willie Geist. Thanks for listening to the Sunday sit down podcast.

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