Entries by illeanadouglas

Eric Haywood

Writer, producer and director Eric Haywood joins illeana on today’s podcast. He’s written on shows such as “Private Practice,” “Soul Food: The Series,” “Empire,” and “Power.” His career started out in music videos, where he learned about success being in “the finishing of a project.” This is a great interview about the nuts and bolts […]

Donna Pescow

Actress Donna Pescow joins Illeana this week. They talk about everything from her early stage days in off-Broadway shows to her breakout role in “Saturday Night Fever,” to TV roles in “Angie,” “Out of this World,” “NYPD Blue,” “The Sopranos,” and so many others. They talk about the essential connection to acting training, and how […]

Patrick Fabian

Actor Patrick Fabian is on with Illeana this week. You’ve seen him on everything from his SAG-card-getting shampoo commercial to “Friends,” “NCIS,” “Will and Grace,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and his current gig on “Better Call Saul.” He talks about “stalking” stars, the joy of acting with Michael McKean, getting to be a star for a […]

Mark Griffin

Author Mark Griffin is on the podcast today. His book “A Hundred or More Hidden Things — The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli,” focuses on the famous director. He also wrote a book, “All that Heaven Allows,” a biography of Rock Hudson. He has amazing knowledge and insight and, like Illeana, shares a deep […]

Joely Fisher

Actress, author and singer Joely Fisher is on the podcast with Illeana today. From her TV work on “Ellen,” and “Til Death,” to films, “Inspector Gadget,” and her appearance on Broadway, she has so many stories! She talks so fondly of her sister, Carrie Fisher, and the rest of her famous family. These gals dish… […]

Kelli Maroney

The lovely and talented Kelli Maroney is on the podcast with Illeana this week. They talk about her work in classic 80s film “Fast Times at Ridgemont Times,” and the film that brought them together, “Night of the Comet.” The veteran actresses chat about their favorite actors, Kelli working on “Ryan’s Hope,” and “One Life […]

Jaime King

Actress Jaime King joins Illeana this week. Jaime always knew she wanted to be a filmmaker. Her journey from Omaha, Nebraska to NYC to Hollywood is an amazing one. From an young age she was an admirer of photographers, and instinctively knew that fashion would lead her to film. From early days as a model […]

Joe Dante 2!

Director and producer, Joe Dante is our guest this week… and our first returning guest! In honor of Halloween, he and Illeana talk horror and scary movies. From Bela Lugosi to Boris Karloff and Claude Rains, to the origins of horror movies… humor in horror… this is THE podcast you want to listen to! Film-nerd […]

Craig Chester

  Talented, insightful and charming actor/writer Craig Chester chats with Illeana on this week’s podcast. They talk about acting school in New York (some of it was wretched), his multiple-years-in-a-row visits to Sundance with films, his book, “Why the Long Face,” how Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman mentored him, being openly gay in Hollywood… oh, […]