Screenwriter Chris Bergoch joins Illeana on the podcast this week. He talks about his films Starlet and The Florida Project, shooting his first film, Tangerine, on an iPhone, and how after all the success with The Florida Project, he still feels like he’s in an uphill battle. Listen in!
Steven Rogers, Screenwriter extraordinaire and former roommate of Illeana (!) is on the podcast this week! He talks about his start in rom-coms, his long-time friendship with Allison Janney, and of course, his Academy Award nominated film, “I, Tonya.” Don’t miss this one!
Actress Marg Helgenberger joins Illeana on the podcast this week. They talk about CSI, China Beach, Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson… this interview is something of a fly-on-the-wall moment with two brilliant actresses talking all about the craft. You’ll want to see this one!
Illeana and guest co-host Matt Oswalt welcome Actor Steven Weber on the podcast this week.
He’s currently working on the CBS show “Mom,” playing William Fichtner’s brother. He’s also appeared on Aaron Sorkin’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” the B’way production of “The Producers,” and a Showtime movie he wrote call “Club Land,” with Alan Alda and Brad Garrett.
He talks with Illeana about his artistic process, his work and long-time friendship with Gary Shandling, how stars like Tom Cruise rent homes, and a meeting with Stallone. Full of great insight and humor, this is one great interview. Don’t miss it!
Academy Award nominated screenwriter of “A History of Violence,” Josh Olson, joins Illeana on the podcast this week. They talk life in Hollywood, being an artist and a writer, his one definition of success, carrying Billy Barty (literally), his thoughts on getting notes, being nominated for an Oscar, and so much more!
The amazing, talented Lois Smith is on the podcast this week. She talks about her amazing career, spanning six decades, and includes equal time spent in the theater, and in films and television. Some of her notable theater roles are “The Iceman Cometh,” “The Grapes of Wrath.” TV roles in “Route 66” and “Thirtysomething.” Her film roles include “Five Easy Pieces,”, “Midnight Run,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” and most recently “Lady Bird,” and “Marjorie Prime.”
Sam Shepard, Robert Duvall, Steppenwolf Theater, and Melvyn Douglas… just a few of the people Lois has worked with. She’s a brilliant performer, and this is an exceptional interview. Don’t miss it!
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Writer, Director and Filmmaker Adam Rifkin dropped by to chat with Illeana this week. His films include “The Dark Backward,” documentary, “Guiseppe Makes a Movie,” “Detroit Rock City,” and “Look.” Adam talks about his latest project, “The Last Movie Star,” with his childhood idol, Burt Reynolds. He also tells some fantastic stories about being educated by Svengoolie, his Adam Rafkin/Alan Rifkin/Adam Rifkin ‘name-cameo’ in the TV series “Action,” his ‘unearned confidence,’ and starting his career by flipping through the Yellow Pages. GREAT interview, don’t miss this one.
The wonderful, beautiful and talented Beverly D’Angelo joins Illeana on the podcast this week. They talk about the lasting impact of film… including Ben Hur, her start as a singer, her enduring friendship with Carrie Fisher, and so much more. Listen in!