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"maya erskine" Discussed on The Mortified Podcast

The Mortified Podcast

05:03 min | 3 d ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on The Mortified Podcast

"That's funny. In moving onto Anna, what's your memory of a moment? You tried to make friends? The things that I kept secret or more like things with my parents where like my mom was very hippy and she was a holistic nurse and she did key therapeutic touch she worked at an elderly home sometimes, and then sometimes she was in our garage doing energy work to random people. And She's just very magical and strange and wonderful, and she would always play the earth, the air, the fire, the water I'm sure it's a jam. You know because it's a wiccan Jam and That goes. The earthy, the fire, the lottery tone return return return a Oh lie. Oh i. The Earth earthier air the fire, the lottery turn return return return the earthier the fire on auto return return return return the ERC the. Fire. The fire water return. Why no life? That was something that I hope to God nobody would ever hear me do and denied it ever happened. There was also a lot of on that vein trying to get popular friendships and being foiled by my mother because we had moved to this more conservative town and I finally got a popular girl to come over and she hurt her ankle and my mom being a nurse she thinks she's going to help. She's like sit here. Your ankle how I'm going to elevate it, and my mom starts like circulating around her ankle with her hands, not touching the ankle telling her that she was healing her and then of course. I mean, yeah, she never came over again at the time I was horrified by it embarrassed me and we didn't she sold magnets. She was like obsessed with like oils, essential oils, and now it's things that I think is really cool. And a cocktail and my skin are the creators and stars of Penn Fifteen who second season is now streaming on Hulu and if you've got opinion on whose stories, one more rounds of our game, I can't believe I did that we'd love to hear from you on social media. Are. You Team Anna or team Maya. Type your answer on the at mortified show Instagram on the September twentieth post about this episode and a week later will pick one lucky winner to get a free copy of the game. Also. If you visit get mortified dot com slash game, you can even find instructions for how to play the game on zoom and facetime. It's available this fall at your favorite stores the only place you can not find I can't believe I did that is a store called Ashton Kutcher yet he has the same name you idiot and concludes our list of ways that, yes, you've found your platonic noodle school soulmate. And if anyone wants to update this list for adults in quarantine, consider adding this criteria. You know you've found your true Jeff if they give you tech support in the middle of an interview, it's literally doing nothing when I press at it just cracks. If you go into preferences, I can't believe I know this it will say what speaker or Mike is being used at some doing the spinning wheel I hate technology. Deeply thank God that sin exists near two thousand. If you enjoyed this episode and want more pairs nicely with episode one, forty, nine with a creator of big mouth teaches us about the joys of puberty appears nicely with episode one, seventy, two about imaginary friends and episode. One one where girl's best friend is weirdly a TV movie. This is true. And as we mentioned before, if you enjoyed hearing Anna and my a play I can't believe I did that we do have good news, you can actually play the game with your bff's visit. GET MORTIFIED DOT com slash game for details on where to get it. For companies wishing to support our podcast while reaching kajillions of listeners with remarkable taste email sponsor had radio topa. Dot. FM. This series is a team effort our podcast production team for this episode includes Hadley. Catcher and myself Dave Middleburg material heard from our live shows were produced for the stage by Shady Grandma's and a net Ferrara special. Thanks to Erin garber meaning Courtney at Hulu the team had paradise and yarn. Musicians frequently heard in our series include Gordon Bash, Burke. The Angels Zoe Rose Palladino and snakes snakes. This has been mortified media production for Radio Topa a network from pure rex. Until next time, we remind you that we are freaks we are fragile, and sometimes when the going gets rough, we all just need to run away Xabi with their best friend or.

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"maya erskine" Discussed on The Mortified Podcast

The Mortified Podcast

06:15 min | 3 d ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on The Mortified Podcast

"Are back in seventh grade in the year two thousand in this heartwarming and cringe-worthy comedy been season to Penn fifteen now only on who. This. Episode is made with support of indeed. Hits are Weird and difficult time to be running a small business especially when it comes to hiring because finding job candidates from afar could be a big challenge. That's where indeed comes in indeed is the number one job site in the world because they help small business owners find great candidates and fast and the best part. If you use indeed, you only have to pay for what you need. You can pause your counted anytime and there's no long term contracts and right now indeed is offering listeners a free seventy, five dollars credit to boost the visibility of your job posting at indeed dot com slash mortified that's indeed dot com slash mortified terms and conditions apply offer valid through September thirtieth. October Fourth Nineteen Ninety Nine Karen was up. Do you WANNA start a notebook we can write each other notes and stuff you mind to this kid's Karen Beth for the kind of friends who shared their biggest secrets with one another sometimes in writing. Beth minting and I care and Dany solemnly swear to never show anyone this. And they shared everything with each other. Hey Jiechi how are you? I'm fine. Anything were going out. We are not. I'm only warming him up for you. Please don't be mad. No, I'm not mad. I probably won't even ask him out anyway from what I've heard he just turns into bitch anyway. And even when they like the very same boy, they still leaned on each other for support with Andy, nice to you when you were going out with you just an idiot truthfully, what do you think of him me the world all of the above. Bond. Help them get through adolescence in part. Thanks to the sage advice they gave each other. Oct Twenty nine nine thousand. Nine hundred ninety nine. Did you hear what Andy said about me I? Hey Andy Karen. You shouldn't hate anyone. He needs to war. Except around. there. Are Few relationships in life that are as magical powerful or sometimes well suffocating as having a middle school bff and that's a topic that two women no more than most I'm annacone call and I play Annacone in Penn fifteen on Hulu. I'm very excited to be. Here we do. Or skin and I play my. Peters on Pem fifteen and I'm really happy I get to do this with. Anna. The creators and stars of TV series about the Hilarious codependency of middle. School bff's Anna and Maya have unique expertise on the ferocity of adolescent friendships. Now, in season two, fifteen takes place in the year two thousand in which both women play fictionalized versions of their teenage selves. Do wish. like. For what do we wish for? Go. On. My hair I wished. For my dad to be Home I. Wish. For better housing nobody. Time I wish for like jeans on the show. Their characters earnt just bff's they're borderline obsessed with one another. There's something that. So magical about that age between girls and can also be so heartbreaking at that time because the love is so extreme and intense and codependent, and there's no boundary and you're just like any others face all the time saying how much you love each other and even now I still do that too anti squish my face next to hers and and there's no boundaries. So the. Things that I think are cool about you and may experience this in the show all the time as the characters where it's like something you're insecure about I'm like, what are you talking about? Your haircut is amazing. You look like you know the most beautiful person that I've ever seen, and then your best friend feeling the same way about you is like the best feeling in the whole world. From pure x and Radio Toby. I'm dave and this is mortified today the show after a summer where everyone's spent every waking moment talking about what separates us we want to celebrate something that sounds almost taboo of late togetherness. So we invited to real life best friends to sit down and celebrate the most intense kind of togetherness that has ever existed Middle School bff's, and it got us thinking how's it kid supposed to know if they actually found their one troupe tonic middle school soulmate that one amazing person who didn't exist would cause your universe to implode. Tales of preteen codependence with the creators and stars of Penn Fifteen. Member having a group of girlfriends that were really great in elementary school and we did girl scouts together. So when we went to middle school I was kind of I was a free agent so to speak. And I found this new best friend that I hoped would be my best friend and still is thankfully her name is courtney. There's many time honored ways of knowing with certainty whether you found your true middle school bff there's the blood oath there's the best friend necklace but for Anna who grew up in New England there were few traditions more sacred for submitting adolescent friendship then the sleepover. I remember her sleeping over for the first night and being.

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"maya erskine" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

08:29 min | Last week

"maya erskine" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Into their p. e. shorts and shirts. When some when you had gym class, we didn't have a locker room. That's peculiar. I had the same experience I went to a very small middle school the the con self consciousness I remember about it was that it was a private school and all the other kids I I was like the scholarship kit and all the other kids you had to buy school clothes to wear for gym like t shirts and sweatshirts and sweatpants. and. Like my parents could only afford to buy me one set of them. Oh and all the other. It's like a Brian Yeah. I WANNA. Go seems way less bad than checking out who doesn't doesn't have pukes he I didn't I we never got like totally naked that I can remember but there but I may have blocked it out There were showers people some people would shower but like I was private with it, you know I would like was self conscious you know but I do remember wearing the rip away pants in and they were like knockoff Dita's in gem and then like boys would pull. Read them open and I remember wearing a Thong, one of the first times and and not being outed and everyone's like Oh, and the teacher last like this. This is wrong. You get really skilled at hiding or maybe you think you're skilled at hiding your body parts as you're changing because I remember I had my period and I would. Wear. where I created my own pads with toilet paper that would be these thick books of paper established in my underwear, and I you know it would push it out blow to my knees basically and so I would have to. I would have to learn how to in front of girls if we were changing at a store or something hide that and you know right I think I got away with it. When you say you had your own homemade, PAT was that because you did not have access to other products commercially made one. Yeah. I didn't tell my parents and so and I didn't tell anyone I was so your parents about. Coming to visit now I, hit it for a year and then I remember telling them as if it was the first time I got it and they took me out to dinner and gave me a necklace. I was like good cheap one. I was like thanks guys. Yeah. When I felt prepared but I, my mom's still thinks I'm lying to this day that I lied about it. She thinks I'm showing off to friends when I say I'm like no I actually lied. But We're not technically friends, but I'm pretty impressed. I mean I would roll. Yeah. Toilet paper because it was just my instinct to do that, and this is a good instinct. I. Didn't want to take a Tampon and I wasn't ready to learn scary yeah I on the other hand told my mom I got my period late compared to friends and like. Once a year for like four years. I'd be like, thank God it. Shots funny that. Yeah and I to be like still now, I'll know and then finally I got it and she bought me like special underwear Victoria secret. So there's that. Too opposite. To begin and Yang, Yang Shang. were either of you concerned with violence of any kind when you were in middle school I mean within the schools are just in general? Yes. We're in general my my parents fought a lot which is in the show so I think I I was really used to you know a home where behind closed doors it was crazy and unhappy. But the norm and what they taught me and and I know that feel bad about that. Now is as you go to school and you confront the public with the very happy face, and if anyone asks you how how are your parents or House you say great. But then with that said, I did start asking therapist when I was like eleven. I'm told my therapist and they were. But that was that was the majority of of the of the biggest conflict in my life probably. I was never afraid of physical violence, just mental violence from the girls. I think that's a that's A. Girl thing that I didn't have to deal with as a boy largely. Can Be pretty vicious. Yeah, and complex at that age. Yeah. I'm remembering and I would I oh, I actually I was kind of like scared of. Violence weirdly like when I was in four ray has gone something when I was in. Fourth Grade. There was a fifth grader who told me that all the fifth graders wanted to beat me up. It's. After school program, which was like this woman whose house we would go to was really nice. and. She was like I I hate to tell you this but all the fifth graders WANNA be. which is. So sensitive I took it. So seriously months every time I just remember being in line in elementary school because you'd walk to the art class in line you'd walk to Jim in line whenever like walk in line and then the fifth graders would I'll walk in line in my mind they're all just like glaring at me you know just wanted to beat my Prison Yard and didn't know why she wouldn't tell me why he told my friends like this. This is why I don't know why and then eventually months later I. brought it up again just like Oh that yeah no, no my my older sister did that to me when I was in fourth grade I made that up psychotic. and. Then someone else told me they were gonNA kill me. They were GonNa Kill Me Kill me and I was a freshman in high school if I went to Prom with a certain person. That she she goes. If you come to prom you better bring a grave because you're. GonNa die. You got a lot of. I always, very scared about too. There's a lot of violence. Last. One two also feels like a riddle of sometimes. How do you bring a grave? Exactly bullies can be smart. Yeah unfortunately. Yeah. Got To bring you grave and it's good line. It's stuck with me. Yeah. How could it lead us to her? More with. My Erskine and Anna Conqueror after a quick break. When we come back my an Anna cast Richard Karn to play Maya's Dad Richard Karn. Of course you probably know as Ou- from home improvement and they'll tell me why they wanted. Al From Home Improvement for the part. It's Bullseye. From maximum fund DOT ORG NPR. On facebook, there are these three brothers who love guns say guns are over-regulated. Say the NRA is too quick to compromise and they're gaining more followers every day they're very in your face and offensive and by God I, love him for it. Listen now to the no compromise podcast from NPR. Hi. My name is Graham Clark one half of the podcast stop podcasting yourself a show that we've record for many many years, and at the moment instead of being in person we're recording remotely and you wouldn't even notice you don't even notice the lag. That's right Graham and the great thing about. Go. Ahead. No you go ahead. Okay. Go ahead. And you can listen to us every week on maximum fun dot Org or wherever you get your podcasts, your podcasts. Welcome back to bulls. Hi I'm Jesse Thorn my guests are anecdotal and my skin they co created and star in the show Penn Fifteen. It's a brutally honest comedy about Middle School. Its second season is coming later this week to Hulu my Anna and I talked last year. Let's hear another clip from pen fifteen the new show from my guests Anaconda in my skin. So in this clip, Maya is going to ask out one of two boys that she thinks has a crush on her turns out they don't have a crush on her and they just called her uterus which stands.

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"maya erskine" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

08:14 min | Last week

"maya erskine" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"It's Bullseye Jessie. Penn fifteen is a show about Middle School Oregon. This might be more accurate it's about. The Middle School experience you might have actually had there's the time it said in for starters the year two thousand there are plenty of songs by in sync and lit and Mandy Moore the characters where BB tanks, rough riders, t shirts, ufo pants. It's a fun to style jet trip sort of like lady bird but Penn fifteen also digs deeper into what it means to be twelve or thirteen. A. Time in your life when a lot of kids are very, very insecure asking themselves questions like is my body changing or why is it my body changing or why don't I have more friends or how am I supposed to? Talk to. People. It's a show about kids that definitely isn't for kids sex administration come up. We'll talk about that later in the interview last year I talked with Anaconda and Myers and there the creators and stars of Penn. Fifteen. Its second season is coming to Hulu next week. So we figured we'd replay their interview because the show is fantastic and my Anna are themselves. Really Great. As I mentioned their real life best friends and on ten fifteen, they play middle school aged versions of themselves. Maya has a brutal bowl cut anna has braces. They're starting seventh grade at the beginning of the show in. Six grade wasn't great but they have a pretty good feeling that this year is going to be different. Ask You something I want you to tell me the truth where on your life so where? Do I look exactly the same as last year? Be Mad dog not. From. What are you GonNa wear tomorrow and my blue shirt with. The stripes. But like I'm also thinking why no raw. Let's like really smart a need it for Nipples. Yeah I feel like we should make a pact. Looks like let's say everything together. Yeah. No all our I like our first kiss off the Noda. Feel. Seven grade and you're gonNA be so it's GonNa be really really to be like the best year for. Came amicable bills. I it's great to have you guys on the shelf. Thanks and congratulations on this on this awesome TV show that you're making. Thank you. Thank you. I kind of feel like I have spent the last. Twenty, five ish years trying to run from middle school. So how did the two of you come to embrace it so deeply? Fits ever. If we'll ever fully embrace it because it's just the time of horror, but we decided to start talking about it and sharing it with each other. Yeah. It just was for both of us the most traumatic time. So it was. A topic that. Anna, and I are very drawn to trauma. Talking about it and finding the humor in it and processing it. So that was sort of our heads just went for a long time. My mother-in-law's a marriage and family therapist and and she helped found this organization called girl circle where adolescent girls get together to like work through their problems together. And motion emotional challenges and. She was explaining to me one day a few years ago that one of the big problems with middle school, is it because it sixth seventh and eighth grade which is you know one of the most sensitive times in people's lives were the most changes happening. And also because. There is such a small group of ages. There's very little social modeling. So the six graders don't have anyone to model for and the eighth graders don't have anyone to model for them, and so that basically turns it into Lord of the flies. That part of it. Just the happenstance that in you know eighteen sixty seven somebody decided to chop this three years out of the middle of education. Means that you're just completely flying blind for those three years of your life. Yeah. It's. It's pretty it's pretty strange and I think that that's where for us the humor comes from in terms of like your brain for the first time changing from child and actually like neurologically more able to process adult things that you actually couldn't before. But the that you do not have the skills to cope with. So you're just pretending you're flying blind like you said, there's a lot of, for us, humor in that type of character where it's like, I know how to do this and you don't know how to do this right you know, right? Yeah. And also the just the straddling between childhood and adulthood or between them is like such a ripe moment for all these this pain and and holding on to your childhood because you want to still be loved by your parents and you think that's the only way to be loved and yet you WanNa also experience sexual things, but you don't know how to do that. So. Time of a lot of fumbling around. Yeah. A lot of mess ups. Do you have a? Like A familiar or easy to access relationship with that part of your life or has it disappeared into the missile time. It feels very present for me. Yeah me too and I think part of Mayan I became like real life best friends maybe twelve years ago and I'm realizing now how much I was drawn to her because Of Her. Honesty and I'm kind of the same way think like there's an over sharing thing that can sometimes be a problem. But it was so refreshing to me here as woman that is like talented and funny and Nice and all those things, and then she's also talking about masturbation and it's funny and real and it scared me at the time to is was like Oh my God she's talking about these things that other women around me at least aren't talking about. And and and it's important. But I guess I didn't even know that it was important at that time. I was just like that's funny and I think same here except for me the way for me to deal with the shame that I had around things that I was going through at the age of thirteen like masturbation and getting my period and being ashamed of that the way that I processed it was by. Talking about it in a funny way and that happened in college and when people didn't run away with disgust and throw rocks at me I was like, okay. This is okay to talk about this works but I still don't I think I'm still learning to feel good about it like it's not like it cured it. In a year it's just yeah, and weirdly for me I think and this is sort of like a fateful thing. But my shame of that age with like stuff that was going on with my parents fighting that was a secret for me and then not feeling lovable and that all kind of began at that age and I also like would joke like sense of humor like joke about and talk about it too much and so there's something bonding time kind of has been very visceral. I. Think for us always did either of you have the kind of middle school where you have to undress in front of your classmates like an locker room or something. I didn't where did you address I? We we had bathrooms. No just not stalls actually they were single bathrooms and people change at different times.

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"maya erskine" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

07:59 min | 4 months ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

"We felt ashamed about And that were secrets and found humor in a lot of the pain. So then the two of Y'all end up working together to make pin fifteen which I'm not gonNa make you talk about because you talked about it before the Terry. Gross interview was amazing. But I do WanNa talk about where I feel. That show falls into a certain moment that the cultures having and I guess one for those living under a rock pin fifteen. Is this comedy all about two thirteen year? Old Girls figuring out puberty in middle school and life in love but the catch. Is You WANNA play the thirteen year old girls but every one else in the cast is like actual thirteen? Let's say you're already year olds? Yes thirty two. But I'll really do a good job of like becoming thirteen. You get a bowl. Cut puts braces on her perfect teeth. Perfect perfect and then you look thirteen but I feel like this show does a good job of showing teenagers. Thirteen year olds having their sexual awakenings and there are other shows. That are doing it right now to like like big mouth like the movie eighth grade and I feel like when I was a kid. I wasn't seeing that. Yeah it's interesting when it all happens at the same time. I think it's indicative of society being ready. Yeah see that We had started making the six years ago so I remember that being a big conversation for us of why have we not seen this other than you know? We say this all the time but welcome to the dollhouse was only things I had seen of a thirteen year. Old Girl going through trauma in a real way but also like sexuality in in a real way but I think it was really scary for me especially the masturbation episode. If I didn't have an-and Sam to tell me that it was okay to to just go for it. Oh Sam is the third graders. Sam's weeble men he's also a really good friend If I didn't have Salmon Anna to encourage me to to go there. I don't know if I would have had the balls to put it out there because I think which is also really sad but that I would have the fear to talk about something that actually is really normal and yeah and and because when I was growing up I only saw men that were in highschool jerking off and joking about it anything really funny and it being really silly and gross and and no girl at my age would talk about. There was no American pie for girls. No no and it still. There's still no real American pie for girls. I mean I think book smart is maybe coming that. But there's no and it's not just about being Raunchy but it's like let's just show the reality that like girls are doing this and it's gross but it's also funny just a really shameful unreal and uncomfortable complicated really complicated. Like I'm mean that's why Maya's turned on by sand dunes and rotten apple cores. But it's just yes yes. Yeah and the way that. Y'All expressed these thirteen year olds coming into their sexuality. It really only works because are actually thirty one and we know that right like there's a scene in which your character and pin fifteen she liked begins to have the stirrings close shot of her bottom parts through underwear throbbing. And you're like this is hilarious. But thank God. She's thirty one. Oh Yeah I mean that was I think. Always the concept just from the beginning of we can't if we want to explore these are rated themes if we want to explore in an authentic way. We cannot place kids those visions Gets complicated of course when we're dealing with like first kisses and things like that but we you know used body doubles and and but I think that is one of the reasons we another reason we wanted to have adults in those roles is because the audience can feel safe watching it also by the way those those lips are not my real lips just so you know how did you get the throb. It's amazing so prop steamer incredible found Labia underwear. I shouldn't call Labia underage. It's camel toe underwear so with the cameras up on Amazon. You can on Amazon and people. I don't know to wear under leggings. Sometimes I think people like gamble themselves to give some I am shook with. Yep so they can get you put place it over your underwear and it creates perfect Campbell. But that wasn't enough right. We wanted it to to pulse so the owner is the guy who worked on. Swiss army man helped create this pump that we thought we were. They had attached balloons to it. And we thought those were going to be the way too big so instead we put it under the the camel toe underwear and so it just pumped it. Oh my God so we have a girl on the corner you know just popping close up. Oh my God yeah and that was filmed in the first week. So people were freaked out. They had no idea what they were getting into. Yeah La while yeah. Were there any sex scenes for your Anna's characters that you were like actually we can't do anything. I got cut Tape there are things that we didn't tape because there were things. We had made a pilot presentation before we made this show and in that my character gets fingered and that was something that we were wondering. Are we going to have in this first season and instead it ended up being that? Mina get felt up And the fingering was too far for this first season. But the thing is we don't want to shy away from those things because that happened you know and so but it's really complicated because we're working with kid kid actor so we don't want to ever place them in those positions and so there are thoughts of are we going to have adult actors. Play some of these roles and and we definitely did not want to do that in the first season. Just because I think it would have muddied up this show and the voice because it's through my Anna's perspective so to have them as the only adults was important. I think to set up the world but then maybe in the second season we can change the rules. No time for one more break when we come. Back be heartbreaking true story from Maya's childhood that wound up in pin fifteen and the one thing she chains about that story when she told it onscreen. I B I B support for. Npr comes from Newman's own foundation working to nourish the common good goodbye donating all profits from Newman's own food products to charitable organizations that seek to make the world a better place. More information is available at Newman's own foundation dot org a rabbi an Arab and a comedian all with covid nineteen walk into a luxury hotel was Zimba class. Old Young religious secular Arab Jewish was like where am I? It's the hotel corona on NPR's rough.

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"maya erskine" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

04:39 min | 4 months ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

"Been minute happy weekend. Dear listeners. This what Gosh. One thousand weekend social distancing. It feels like it's gone on so long. Don't you feel that way? It's gone on so long. If you're like me you probably feel like you've gotten to the point in this whole social distance quarantines day at home moment where it seems like you're out of things to read and watch if that is you. I'm here to help. We're going back into the archives for this episode to bring back a conversation that offers to recommendations for viewing right. Now we're going to share with you now my conversation with my erskine. When we talked last year she just released this ROM com called plus one this Meyer skin alongside Jack Quaid. I liked this movie because in some ways it looks like your typical Rom Com. But there are many scenes in this film that subvert the entire Genre for instance this one scene my characters Alison Ben the dressed up all nice snow dancing with each other at a friend's wedding reception. It looks like these two fallen in love with each other. What have we got but no? He's cuties everywhere. See Alice is trying to be bins. Wingmen okay bridesmaid with the brave. Right you're going to have to spend meow. Analysis is not your average ROM com heroine. Okay what about Green with the glasses that her dis. How'd you like fresh in your normal? H I thought with my Erskine last year about this movie plus one and how it flips our idea of the ROM com on its head and we also talked about pin fifteen. This is the Hulu show that may have mentioned. There's a lot of you to Meyer skin. Pin Fifteen is a totally bananas. Show my and her co Star Anna conical. They both play teenage versions of themselves on the show and these two adult women playing children. They painfully and hilariously endure puberty and sexual awakening with fake braces and a lot of awkward. All of that in this encore chat and more. I hope you enjoy I WanNa talk about all of the things. Yes but I want to start by thanking you for that moment in your movie in which your character says if I go to your wedding I'll have to bring you a gift. A what do you think about destination meetings. Do you think that if it's a destination wedding that's the gift my presence because I'm paying for hotel I'm paying for flights. I'm taking vacation work. Do Your vacation not my vacation. You don't have to give a gift literally. I still do because I feel like gave a gift so lash went to. I was supposed to go to six weddings. One got cancelled drama. All five of them. I showed up for one of them. I got the couple Two of the month like six months. Because I love that. That's so that's the thing it's like. How how much did you how much you love them? And Jeff Can. He's one of the directors he described it as tears social tiers of his friends. Like your level. One you're going to get in the hundred and fifty dollar gift to fifty exactly. Yeah and then it's like you know in the back of your head. Half of them will get divorced. Absurd anyways my chest it out out there. Good yes and so. I mean what I like about the movie which we're GonNa talk about a lot. Is that you kind of poke fun at the marriage. Industrial Complex And I WANNA talk more about that before. Such just described the movie to folks. They know what it is plus one what is it. It's a movie about two friends who are both lonely in their lives and have to go to twelve weddings and they take each other as their plus ones essentially and it's a romantic comedy but We also like to describe it as a buddy comedy for the first half of the movie turns into a romance whose idea was movie it was Jeff Chan and Andrew. Rymer and I had met. I was friends with them. I went to Nyu. But I didn't know them that well and then they asked me to read some bit parts at the table read and I fell in love with scripted and Then they asked me to audition for the main part which was great.

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"maya erskine" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

12:59 min | 1 year ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

"The cries in the Hallelujah of people, rising and falling as they moved beyond the shackles of slavery. It's Wade in the water. A twenty six part series on African American sacred music traditions. Listen on NPR music and NPR one from what I've read pin. Fifteen is pretty true to life for the two of you when you're upbringing, but there are some things that have been edited in post yet did say and there's one moment, one episode in which this happened and I want to kind of talk through it. This is a Spice Girls episode. Yeah. I guess one which was set up the episode and what happens to your character, and then tell me what changed between how that happened for you in real life, and how it happened on the shop. Okay. Well, sorry, give you a lot to do. No, no, no. The episode is called posh. And the setup is that my Anna have to do a school project and. I think it's for science, and it's about osteoporosis and the popular girls. Dress up as Spice Girls who drink milk, and or no, I it's their Spice Girls, but they're old, and if they drink milk, then they'll get strong bones and can kick and sing like the Spice Girls, so also sidebar all that is a product of big dairy line to us and get the vitamins, you need to stay healthy without believe that they have conduct leapt drinking milk, and I just realized my whole life, I've been lactose intolerant. You know, I b s they played. Yeah. Yeah there's still we're still being played. Yes. But yeah, so the popular girls come over and their three other white girls. And when they're going around deciding, who's going to be, what Spice Girl, Maya says she wants to be posh, and they say, no, you're scary, because you're like tan, and then my right after looks in the mirror and for the first time sort of realizes that she doesn't look like her other friends, and I remember that moment for me really. When I went over and I talked about this. But when I went over to my friend's house, and we were all putting eyeliner on. And when they put it on there is looked really beautiful. And when I put it on it just like covered my whole, I what your eyes are still beautiful. Thank you. Yes. But I think it was the just the difference clocking, the difference. And then clocking, the difference and being like oh, I'm not white. I. Because I had been surrounded by white so that I didn't understand how I was different. So that wasn't like parents, do that thing where they want to show from that as long as they can. Right. Right. And so, like a lot of parents aren't sitting down with, like eight year old saying, just so you know, you're going to be different, right? No. And I think when I was a kid, my mom said that I was it was something to be proud of my Japanese side when I was in elementary school. You know, she would bring sushi, and all the kids would be really exciting things like that. Then it was as soon as I hit middle school that it became a huge identity crisis. I mean. Yeah. And so, and then I started to get embarrassed about that side of myself. And so, yeah. So I think what happened in reality was that I was friends with popular girls, and I was sort of their jester, and I played into certain Asian stereotype characters because it made them laugh, and we wanted to show that an not Vilnai's those girls also because they didn't know better. They didn't know better, and it is up but they didn't. I mean it's because they're, they're putting me down like that is isn't great. But, but they didn't understand what they were saying, like in the further, you know, consequences of what that can do to me. What happens in the show? Yeah. Is that Anna's character sees this injustice? Right. And she tries to intervene, and teach the white folks lesson, you can set it up. Yeah. No. That was perfect. She tries to essentially solve racism. So Anna's character and so naive. And that was, I mean, this was a really complicated episode to. Right. We did so many rewrites, so Anna, because she grew up in a really progressive family, very liberal. But she was schooled when she was in college because she used to say, like we're all the same, you know, we're all treated the same, and she had a black friend who said to hurt. No, but we're not like the that's the thing for actually not. And so that was interesting to have her try to do something good. But be schooled herself. But the one thing we changed that I didn't realize to later was that we have Anna say, I'm so sorry because I don't know what it's like to be you and I don't know. And I just don't know. And I never got that acknowledgment from. My friends, I wouldn't ever not. No acknowledgement whatsoever. It wasn't talked about the differences. Weren't talked about like it wasn't or the pain that came with it just be like that's weird. Or that's messed up. But there wasn't any real, wow. Like. No one really saw me like there was no seeing, you know, there was no acknowledgement, and there was. No. That's all I needed to hear probably. So in a way, it was like I did get to have some closure through the episode. Uh-huh. Thinking back on those friends at couldn't see all of you. Does it still hurt? Yeah. It does. And I, I was so surprised by that. I mean, even talking about it now I feel like I could cry. Yeah. And that was, what was we thought that the episode was, especially the, the Spice Girl seen. Even though it sounds messed up now to say that we thought it was going to be funny. But we we thought it was going to be more comedic, and we wanted it to be both. But on the day, filming it I mean, I also had my young family, my cousin's children came by and they're a quarter Japanese were watching this, and they were watching. And after I had filmed the first part, and I was trying to go up to them to explain what the scene was I just started breaking down because I was looking into these young innocent is like a younger version of myself, almost and having to explain that to them, I was like, oh, God. Say to them like you're going to enter this world in which like this will happen. Yeah. And they were like, but are you popular? Why are why aren't you popular? I was like. I'm not in this, and it was interesting. This is the thing that's so hard because, like as a person of color, you can, of course, have close friendships with white people, or people who aren't you. Yeah. But there's that moment in which you have to explain to them that there's some stuff. They'll never get. Yeah. And I think there's a lot of folks who consider themselves allies who think that if they love you enough, and they listen to you enough, they will get it all. And then they can be your warrior, and part of it is explaining to folks who actually care about you write that. They can't do everything. Right. And that it's in some moments all that they can do is just listen. Like that's all they can do. That's it. And that's hard because, like people want to problem solve. Yeah. But, like sometimes the fixes to shut up. It is shutting up because I think a lot of the fixing though is also not listening because it's just jumping straight to okay. This is how we can. Yes. And they're and they're in this benevolent way, centering their whiteness. Yes. Exactly. You know. Yeah. And they mean so they mean well, I know bless him. I know. But it's complicated. Gosh. Now I'm thinking about. I don't mind. Yeah. And it's just like if you could talk to the other Spice Girls that were in your life doing your on in middle school. What would you say to those girls? Now. I'll cry. It's okay, I'm gonna what the criteria? Yeah. See, I don't know what I'd say in. That's why I make art because I don't you know, it does like I don't know how I'd put it into words. I still don't have the answer to that. The thing that's hard though is when it's something when you're in middle school. Like you don't you don't think you were that person? That's the other thing is that if I were to say that was you. I think they'd be like, no rush. Me. I felt that way. I never said those things loved you. So that would be really interesting. What would a pin fifteen look like if it were setting twenty nineteen because like the internet and smartphones have changed everything I couldn't write that show. That's why we had to set it in our time has, we didn't want the influence of that, because it just also complicates everything. I also think it would look a lot darker. I mean, I if I had social media at that age, I don't know. I would have survived really me personally, I don't just to see the constant comparing for one. So you're seeing all these bodies and images of, like, KENDALL Jenner. And this just the, the impossible to achieve looks all the robots robots have augmented their bodies to whether like, part cyborg. Right. And then they just say, I just drink celery juice, and have a good diet. And the girls are like that's all I have to do that. So that's really damaging and then the other thing is when you were in middle school at my time, you didn't always know if you were being left out, like if people had a sleepover, and you weren't invited. Sometimes you've found out. But on Instagram now you can see it all. That's I don't know. I so. Yeah. Do you know what the kids do now? What to invite people to parties? They make an Instagram account. And you know that you've been invited if they let you follow that account. Oh, god. So you can request to follow and then get denied. Oh oh, yeah. And it's not and the account is an account, so you don't know which person in the cool club was saying, no to, you know, it's oh, no, no, no. And I heard about fence does for the first time they make instant all of it is. I'm starting now just the feel old. I'm like I do it because it's not just an stir. Graham. It's like there's many facets to the world now I'm sure yeah, like that. That's it's insane. Is season to get darker. I've heard it might. Yeah, but, you know, it's funny, so we just started the writer's room. Okay. Thank you. And we're trying. You know, we're just putting up a bunch of ideas up on the board and. It's funny because right now it's starting off really light. Even though it ended in a dark place, we never want to shy away from that. But we also don't want it to lose some of the joy that has humor. It's gotta be both so we will explore darker themes just because Anna an as parents are divorced. So how does that affect her in the house, if they stay together in the house being divorced? You know, we want to explore more mature content. So I.

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"maya erskine" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

"It was kinda crazy good. They're really lucked out. Yeah. I mean, I think that most of the episodes have moments that really happen to us, but we wanted to be episodic, but lightly serialized, so that there was like a little bit of a story that you followed it an arc in the arc was kind of needing each other to survive. You know, you can be a loner. You can be a reject but by yourself. You will die right? There's somebody else. That's the difference. I think of life and death at that point and Mayan I in real life both had that person. So we, and I feel like that would you and our real friendship. It is big win quality to it of like, how do I get through the? Okay. I have my that's true. And so we wanted that to be in there and a loss of innocence to be in there, but still retain enough innocence that if we had future seasons, we could go into more mature content later still staying in seventh grade, I mean. Oh, you're not gonna go to grade the ideas like limbo forever. The metaphor of how we feel as that. You never leave. But that we could continue to grow and change. And you tell a lot of stories of experiences through that. Right. Yeah. Like high school experiences, but in seventh grade. So that's like a conscious decision. Like, we're not gonna go to eighth grade ever for now. Yeah. Because 'cause what would happen. I mean for open. Make it like what's going to happen. You're going to grow and you're going to grow out of some awkward period. And then you're going to assimilate more probably I mean, that's that's it gets you could become more of our or at least our show is about being in that middle being stuff being stuck in between. I understand that. I respect that decision. But like it stays pretty shitty throughout high school. Some people don't hear Myers getting station. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, we haven't gone. It seems like the hierarchies still exist, and that you're you're still entering the these weird insecure areas, just no more. But but I think it would be harder to maintain the innocence. Yeah. In the free dumb changes. I think that. Yeah. That that you you you cross from like, I think the whole point in some way, it was like you're not child and you're not teen. Right. You're you're in you're in this very bizarre in state toward these here bodies changing or the surroundings and ideas of what you should know are changing, but you don't have the ability to properly cope with it. You don't know what to do? And I think if we gave it enough time to get older than you would learn what to do. But who knows maybe we'll swallow our last season as I mean, you've got seasons in seventh grade that no one's going to. I think maybe that's what I was thinking too that like we definitely have in exhausted seventh grade now. So maybe we felt like that we could continue on. Well, I loved it. Great job. Thank you. Nice talking. Nice riding us. Sure. Sure. Okay. That was fun. I love them. And I love the show. Penn. Fifteen streaming on who now I guess we're going to be looking forward to it season two. I think they should grow up with the kids though, they're going to have a real hard time. With casting because all those kids they used are that age, I think they should probably eat season should be the next grade. I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm gonna be the guy that I'm going to DM and until her maybe should just keep growing up with the kids that you've already cast. I think I said that's an I tell him that if you don't know Sirius XM, then listen up commercial, free music, sports, talk, comedy, and news..

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"maya erskine" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

02:47 min | 1 year ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

"I mean, it nothing happened because it was in retrospect, it was just like, I don't know like San like sandpaper. On. I feel like I haven't given that many hand jobs in my life. I mean, maybe we're going into too many personal details. But but I get home later. I'm just going to be reeling of like I had sex before doing any of those things because once too scared. Yeah. I can't jobs are okay. Xichang I'm going to be able to do better. I always and you don't want any like it. And then if they get involved they're trying I'll do it like that guy. Right. It's har- hand jobs are difficult their heart. It's just I think that there's like a fear around because it's not your own body. And you don't everybody's different? So yeah, you're gonna hurt them any might if you're me, I'm master within myself. You know, of course. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. But okay. So when so how does this? How is it? Six years. Well, we didn't know how to write. Yeah. So that was part of it on the concept. Come from. You're just sort of you talking. You did a bit. You know, we brainstormed with our other co-creator, SAM's. We will. And so we, you know came up with the idea and then decided we wanted to write this show. But each year, we would think it would happen. And it just would go nowhere. And it also the first script we wrote was like fifty eight pages with eighty two characters. We didn't know what we were doing. And so it it took. I don't know what a couple years before we got to make a presentation or we're gonna make like a fifteen minute kinda short film to see if it would work, and we thought that it did. And then so that helped and it was definitely I mean, I don't think it would have been made without getting to make that short thing to show that this is a concept that could make sense, and then and then it took two or three years to I mean, it kind of died and came back to life many many times kind of a miracle. It was actually made who. They they were into it. They were into it from the beginning. I mean, we only pitched it to three places, and because at the time FOX was attached, and they weren't making deals with a lot of places. I guess and but we were lucky enough that. Yeah. Who wants to make and then? Yeah, you you just I probably underestimated how long do you like contract closing and stuff like that? Oh, yeah. Yeah. Just it's. Yeah. It'd be like it's going to be next year for sure you ought to keep it clear and be wrong. And when you broke it down, you you you just went from your personal stories like these were the issues because each each each episode as if you things that were very specific right to the time. You guys such great performances out of all the kids..

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"maya erskine" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

"That's weird that like you guys were straight up actors. Yeah. Doing that thing. But all this stuff that you know, really a lot of people in comedy come from was happening. I mean, you see was happening. But you got you guys didn't even deal with that world. That's why when I saw the show. So I one of them must be from that. Right. But you're not right is that's a rare thing. I think well I felt like under a rock in the dark with all of that. Like, I didn't. I never really knew about a lot of that stuff to be totally honest, which I know sounds ridiculous was working restaurants a lot, and it was really busy and just trying to like do it. You weren't you weren't. You did not you weren't seeking to become now. That way we were actors in theater. Oh fell at times. I don't want to speak for you Bill out of place because and that's why found the experimental world was because you could because comedy and sadness for a lot of it was together can play weird characters. And that was fine. My I like agent meeting I said to her, you know, I can play men I can play women all ages, and she was like by because that's not what right traditional, and I don't know what to do if you. That's too much. And that there was room for that an experimental theater. You could do all that, you know? So we need that. And she's so funny. And so I was like I want to make something with you. That's funny because we are acted on with our humor. Yeah. But that's like this is kind of kind of like informing as I'm sitting here. What makes this show different from so many vehicles created by sketch performance is that your instinct is really never to go broad, right? So you're not doing things for the laugh in the same way, a sketch performer who is trained in improvising characters and would do it with Cintra, which makes it more authentic, which has something do because you guys are are real actors to a degree the way you approach these roles, and why it sort of seem was is because you're acting the emotions and your. Not trying to be comic character. Yeah. I think that was probably a misconception that I had about like UCB an improv was and why it gave me anxiety to join. That was because I was like I.

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"maya erskine" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

03:01 min | 1 year ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

"Can get like an MRI of colonoscopy all in once in one day. Why did that for my heart? But like, you get older things actually do happen. Right. Get blood tests. And you're like what what I gotta do what? No more of that. Then you have to have to change. Yeah. That's when it really gets. That's one hypochondria starts to settle down a little bit. It's sort of like, oh, there are actual real things. Right. And I don't have most of them when you're young. You don't panic about it before it's actually coming. Yeah. I tried to figure out what it what it came from. Because my my dad was a doctor anyways bit detached. So like one way you can communicate with them. I'm dying right? Yeah. And I think a lot of it has to do with wanting to feel comforted. But a lotta times you go to the doctor, and they're like, well, we don't know. Let's see some tests. Like, what do you mean? Right. Yeah. What kind of tests because it's funny because I'll I'll have symptoms, but then I won't quit the things that are actually bad for me like smoking. So I it's a week forever. Cyclical quit. I did. But I'm on these nicotine lozenges. I have been for a decade. Wow. Great. That's great. Yeah. But then you go to sweep with them like you can do them anywhere. So you're just nicotine. Sponge all day long. You don't have to go outside. Nauseous all the time. Nicotine for me. It's the it's the. I try going that the nicotine. How's that go, right? Maybe try the loss loss. Okay. I had to give blood tests for like, I was checking my cholesterol, and like fucking like I go to the Bob Hope they do the test. And there's some other count the white cell counts like fucked up and why and she's like, I don't know this wasn't happening before Mike. What does that mean? So then I gotta go to a blood doctor, and he does a test, and, you know, by the time ago, the doctor he said, the white ones are, okay. But you have a platelets problem. I'm like what does that mean? So then I'm looking at like. Shit. Just like some days are better than others. Maybe you eight so rain had a cut on my finger. That was probably escalate it's like fuck, you shouldn't have a blood test. Once a year, we should have blood tests every day because it does change every day. Like, you're going to say, we we shouldn't do it every year we should do like a once a detonate I'm saying hypochondriacs like we should get it ever to saying not every day. But if we I mean that was the whole thing with theranos, I just watched that documentary. So, but but like if you could see it a pattern with the blood. I would be more as or you let go, and which I don't do guys bonded around diarrhea and hypochondria is like a nice, you know, what was nothing more to do. What did I say? I don't know we have. So it was studying breakfast in fairy tales. So yeah, I'm already anxious, right? We had to tell a personal story through a brain. Like that removes yourself from it. So there's distance Anna just. Just you know kept..

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"maya erskine" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

04:03 min | 1 year ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

"It were they were spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on weddings like they were massive parties every weekend. And so that was when wealth became a huge issue for me, and I felt very inadequate, and I still do to this daily that that that's something that I hold onto. Whenever I go to parties and see those people. I'm like, oh, I'm thirteen and not good enough again. Like, it just goes right back that I do too. But as you get older, you realize exactly right. And they all still hang out with each other. We'll say you're going to hang out with right? You get to a certain level of wealth. I mean, like, you know, who else are you going to hang out with some of the cheapest people, I know that's how I'm just saying. That's all they say rich, you know, there's so much credit card debt just to like be in a birthday party and pay for that person's per day. So many memories of the richer people think like I can't I only got a glossy remember. Yeah. So so then how did you guys like meat? Originally, we met at NYU, and we're doing we're in the Tisch program acting program, you're both in the acting. But yeah, yeah. But then we are doing like experimental theater, which was very much making your own work, which I feel really kind of do she's saying that an all black outfit with a turtleneck on. But we were if it was like a lot of rolling on the floor at NYU NY. Well, yeah. But that's part of the acting experience. Oh, yeah. I hear. Yeah. There was a massage class class. Yeah. Really, actually. Yeah. Now, you're paying a lot of money for that. But so you went off for years. Yes. Yeah. And then we've met our junior year of college. And then we became best friends, and we kind of United in a moment of feeling brilliant secure. And then went through break up. We were like creating work for this program that there was maybe twenty people, and we were all making our own stuff, and presenting it and everybody was doing it. And then I was in the bathroom like with diarrhea, and you are to essentially, right. Yeah. Diarrhea Cuco both eat the same thing. No. We just know had anxiety, anxiety, anxiety of of not we were just talking about this cars and just not being like and something I still deal with and you were just saying this diarrhea. Yeah. No. I don't really anymore. I sweat which is happening. Now, I used to sweat really how did you change that? I don't know talks. No, no. I mean, it the more self aware you are of it the more like when I was in middle school. Yes. That was like my biggest fucking horror was I I was the kid with pits day. And I went through so much all different deodorants. And my dad was a doctor and Mike is surgery. I could get to not I was so freaked out about surgery. Sure, they could remove your sweat glands. I guess, but it's much. And then, you know, after a certain point, I was just like fuck it. And like, I just I don't even more DOD earner nothing, and you don't smell are. So what happened? I don't smell bad. Don't smell right now why we're Pachulia and I have for decades. So, but but this wet thing was so embarrassed for some reason, I don't this thing. It would be winter it'd be freezing. And I would have huge stains in my little limited to looking shirt on. And it was trying to be feminine. And you know, it just felt like the opposite. And then I talked to my doctor and which was horrifying which we maybe should use. And she prescribed me like medical grade do the and DO at work, and we're yes. And I emailed my doctor recently because you can Email your doctor's now for the same thing. And she said it's too dangerous. Yes, scares me that That's scares. here. The I remember I tried that stuff, and I don't know when it stopped. But like, I don't have the the problem anymore. I don't know why it went away, but my stress it does different things though, like over my life..

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"maya erskine" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

02:20 min | 1 year ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

"In. But then we would get free slurpee and hot dogs and stuff where they sort breeze ice swampy sliced cheese. This is not a seven eleven on. You're right. Trying to remember. I grew up in this out west. And there was there was Icees remember ic-, and they had the polar bear about. What was that? This station thought had a polar bear, you know. No, no, I don't. So I some there's some regional differences. Sometimes I we like I was thinking about seven eleven the other day when I see the sign I'm comforted somehow. Well that they're still around there. I don't think there's many as there used to be. But when you see him you sort of like now, there's a seven eleven I should make note of that. Just in case why why would there? Everywhere. It's comforting because they're every went to Japan, and there were seven elevens there one. Right. But did you go the seven eleven. Yeah. Yeah. And then when you go in Asia, it's I mean, high quality food the seven elevens there. I think fish. Oh, yeah. Especially. Aches. But like raw fish too, right? Yeah. They have sushi. They have. I mean, it's I think it's owned by China a company in China. Exactly. Talk about there's raw fish here. Like, I don't do you eat poke at strip mall pokey places. I'm not gonna do it. No. I mean, like, why is your doesn't matter? But I don't plan on it again. Yeah. Good, right. So okay. So you're real moms air in. But I, but also that that like, I'm sort of fascinated with with the culture, even just the food citing like, there's all these nuances in the show that you're dealing with the struggles of of teenage girls who are coming into themselves. But also, there's a lot of cultural stuff, you know, that kind of like that I found interesting when you eat it their house, and you're like what what is this? Yeah. I I remember like even not even a cultural difference. But the first time you go to a friend's house to eat when you're that age, and you're used to eating whatever garbage your parents pulled the on. You're like what the fuck. Yeah. Your makes mashed potato right right from real potato box. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. We talked about them. Yeah. I would have the opposite experience where I would see gushers and all these snacks that we didn't have in our house, and I go ape shit, you know, and just like tear through so many bags of Fritos..

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"maya erskine" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

02:01 min | 1 year ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"You're honest with your friend and are there for the ups and downs. You both plan to make this friendship last a lifetime. So you might as well start looking at joint retirement packages. That was so amazing. It was really great. I love. Thank you. Thank you so much for joining me on polls. I it was really nice to talk to you. And I really love your show. Congratulations on it. Thanks so much for high. Yeah. Yeah. Erskine an Anna cockle, everyone pen fifteen is great incredibly original brilliantly. Funny. I was the best middle school thing. Since welcome to the Dollhouse watch it now on Hulu. We've come to the end of another episode of bullseye. Bullseye eye recorded at maximum fund dot org world headquarters. Overlooking MacArthur park in beautiful Los Angeles, California, where according to my notes on this paper, we have had a New York City transit bus parked right outside our office along with a couple of checker cabs. So. And again, I'm just reading from my notes, it looks like the Big Apple has come to the city of angels extra making me say that Kevin the show is produced by speaking into microphones along with our producer, the aforementioned, Kevin Ferguson. Hey, soussan Broszio is our associate producer. They've helped from Casey O'Brien here in the office and our production fellow at max fun is Jordan cowling. Are interstitial music is by DJ w the great Dan Wally our thanks to him for sharing it with us. Great guy. Dan, Wally our theme song is called huddle formation. It's by the band of the go team. They let us use that. And so did their label. Memphis industries. So we think both of them should run out and buy yourself go team album, and before you go I've been making this show for decades.

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"maya erskine" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"With you this television friend that everyone had right for the rest of your life is a performer, he's a very gifted actor and also very gifted host, which is what what he's done at least as much of since those days, but. You know, it's you have you're making a show set in two thousand and you cast one of the stars of home improvement. You know what I mean? Right. I mean, I think that you know, one he was willing to we like begged him to come in and read for us, and he eventually did. But there were two things going on where it was like he reminded us of maya's real dad 'cause we were trying to like recreate these memories, and then on top of that see him in a role that we hadn't seen him in. So that as opposed to you know, casting from a place of like. You don't wanna stunt cast with or do you just because they were a celebrity there was has the right person. He had there was an essence there that reminded us of my real, dad. Yeah. Exactly. And then and then it was just like an added bonus that there was me this nostalgic feeling with him as well that you maybe wouldn't be able to put your finger on is that it's reminding me of my dad is your minding of that time or whatever. And then and then on top of that, he's just a really talented actor, and so it all lined up so serendipitous -ly that was a really hard part to cast. We're so lucky we got him one of my most vivid memories of middle school is. The girls in the back of van doing seventeen magazine quizzes with each other. And I we loaded up this quiz. Are you really best friends from seventeen magazine? God. So the first question is, you know, that your friends crush is an interested in them, but they still plan on asking them out. What do you do your choices are saying nothing? You don't wanna risk your friend getting mad at you. Or explain why it might just end up hurting them in the end. I tell my friend. I would tell my friends slowly. But surely. Yeah. Okay. That happened to me. But they said the exact words, which was would you go out with my hell, no that ugly. And she reported it back where it forward a few. My could use some softening. Your wasn't invited to the biggest party of the year. But you weren't you ask if they can come with or refused to go without them. Sort of happened. Yeah. I feel like as a kid. It would have been be and as an adult. It's go out. Yeah. As you're leaving to meet your bud for a movie your crush calls. They wanna hang with you at the arcade next door to the movie theater. You text your friend and ask if you would if they would be chill with you bailing for your crush or tell your crush, you already have plans, I would still tell your crushed you already have plans. But as a kid, I might be like by. I would I would do see which is try to see if my friend would come with me to the Arcadia. Yeah, go I don't know what that says about me. But that would definitely be my. Your third wheel in it. All the way all about a third wheel. You're hanging with your friend on the couch and the conversation dies down. So you try and think of something to say, so no one gets bored or enjoy the silence, you're find just chilling quietly together. Enjoy the silence. We don't need to. Yeah. Don't always my Mayenne, Anna because you answered mostly with right? You're the best friend in their life. You constantly make the effort to show how much you value your friendship..

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"maya erskine" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

04:45 min | 1 year ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"So. We talked at length about different ways. Cinematic learn how to capture. For example, Anna's I kiss without it feeling like a joke or raw wrong. So it was a risk but doing it in close ups and having a body double which actually happened to be Anna's boyfriend and for our at home listeners and a smiled fund -ly. Alexandria alexan- finger who I went to high school with and he's a brilliant creator and actor that seem to work, and I when we go on for future seasons. If we get that, look, hopefully, we're going to try to encounter other sexual more advanced situations, and that's where we'll most likely either use a dolts in those roles or find some other way, we can tackle it with kids uncomfortable. What about as actors? Like one of the things that I find most impressive about the show. Is that you each of you neither feel like you are doing sketch comedy character nor like you are doing a. What I would probably describe as one man show character. You know, the kind of thing where you're like, take minutes. It can be a remarkable type of thing. You know, anybody who seen 'em devere Smith? Remark. How it can be that you can transform yourself with a few signifier is almost like a caricature today. Right. But but that feeling of of like of the Atra calisi or mannered falseness is absent. And it also doesn't feel like you're just doing a bit. Thank. So what what do you have to do as an actor to achieve that? When you're standing next to actual awkward children. I feel like so much of the work was just like they did just being not environment and the proper clothes and the proper makeup, and you know, the extra hairs on the on the eyebrows and taking all the makeup off instead of putting it on which is what we're so used to extra hairs in the eyebrow. And the eyebrows and my. Mustache. And then we strapped are. I'm sorry. How do you add? Here's to your eyebrows. Like, they're almost like they're tiny little hairs that are cut up and with glue sort of like how people put on false. Yeah. Ashes they would just one by one place them on our our eyebrows. Yeah. And they painted my mustache which blended well with groom. I have a furry face, right? Did. I don't anymore wing. Like, they painted your natural mustache like they colored your hair stand out. So I had some short stubs coming out. And then but real that are real, okay? Just clarifying. And and then they she used Brown pain, and just, you know, painted them. Yeah. I think also and salmon I approach tried to approach everything with as much honesty as possible. So. Every seen as an actor would be approached with just being as honest and truthful as possible in the moment, and I think you know, that is a way into not geared towards sketch or caricature. Yeah. Making fun of it. Yeah. And I don't want to speak for you and saying this, but I know that like I felt like a hack while we were doing it being hose who am I at thirty one to play a thirteen year old and off and honestly an authentic, right? But I decided to see what like I was playing my own age in a way like I was being myself without any of adults facade, Mike, it was really just our true selves. Yeah. I really to that too. But yeah, definitely was questioning are acting at every moment. I'm Jesse thorn. You're listening to bullseye here with me. Now, my Erskine and Anna conquering the pair created and star in the show. Penn fifteen which is streaming now on Hulu, my I read that you went to a party as an adult that had people from your middle school at it crossroads..

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"maya erskine" Discussed on Comedy Bang Bang

Comedy Bang Bang

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"maya erskine" Discussed on Comedy Bang Bang

"I'm back back and property. Bye. Bye. Gorgeous gorgeous are engorged with the gore of four Albor Lynn's. Welcome to comedy, bang bang. Thank you to Mattie, walks for that catchphrase emission, and I picked for very specific reason. And we'll get to that in a second. But welcome to comedy bang bang for another edition, and my name is Scott Ackerman. I don't know how else to describe it. But I am your host. I what other words are there? I wish they would invent another word for host tour guide. Not really, but I will be guiding you through this process. If this is the first time you've ever listened to the show. I will be the person who talks perhaps most often every other person. Perhaps normally how it goes is I'll end a sentence with an uptick in inflation, which usually indicates a question, and then the people responding will usually ended it downwards inflection indicating a statement. So and we'll go back and forth ping pong back and forth that that's what if you've never heard the show you have that to look forward to. Coming up a little later. We have someone in the music industry and a publicist so very entertainment field themed show today. Because our first guests are also working within the field of entertainment, specifically, entertaining, America and beyond. I would imagine Hulu. America, only or we heard it will be in Australia to Canada. But have you redubbed it with Australia accents? And I'll introduce you in a second. Yes. You ease CD Mimi dies agai. I'm pretty now. Pretty good. I have to say have you have you practiced that or preemptive practice? I'll just like when I talk to my friends that was bad. But when I like, it becomes southern like it's mixed with cockney mixed with bird for Mary. When I talked to my friend, Aaron we just start talking in Australian accents. And that's what happens and guess number also guest number two for you. Because you were second to speak, and I'll introduce you in a second house yours. Let's hear it. Oh. You do it troubles one. And I'll be Soifer funny. It's funny. Basically, you pick the worst value possibly could for any word substitute it. Yeah. By size. It's like saying soya milk for so. So I forty. That's pretty good. I got more like Siri an old version of Siri Siri. Can you do your Austrailia exit? So you. All right. Let's get to the introduction part. That's another big part of the show is introductions on this show can take upwards of up to twenty five thirty minutes at some points. But we'll try to get through this one a little quicker. They are the this is our first time on the show. They are the stars creators. I may even going to say, they write some episodes and probably produced this gosh darn thing of the show. Penn. Fifteen which is currently on Hulu, please welcome Anna cockle, and Maya Erskine. Hello. Thank you. Thank you for having us. Of course, first time on the show, although my unit I met on the Michael Bolton did big sexy. Valentine's Day special still available to stream even though Valentine's Day has passed by. But you can watch it year round as far as I'm concerned, and it's tomorrow Valentine's sale..

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