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 of writing. Listen in!
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 important it is while on set, dancing at a wedding with John Travolta recently, (!) and more. Such a lovely woman. Listen in.
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 week… this is a really great interview. Do listen!
Patrick’s website is www.PatrickFabian.com
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 love of all things film.
His website is www.MarkGriffin Author.com
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… don’t miss it!
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 to Live,” her dreams of being a Shakespearean actor, surviving working for Roger Corman, and much more. Oh, and the story about how she got her first acting role… by accident! Enjoy!
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 to quitting at the height of her modeling career, to first films “Happy Campers,” and “Blow,” to the HUGE budget film “Pearl Harbor,” (“run straight and don’t #^@$ it up.”) these amazing actresses talk careers, and get deep into filmmaking and the artistry of their field. Great interview.
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 alert!
Do not miss this show. Or the monsters will get you!
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, and being haunted by Montgomery Clift! You must listen to this show!