Director Joe Dante is on the podcast this week. He and Illeana talk about how working for Roger Corman was his “film school.” How editing is the best preparation for directing, and the hilarity that ensues in the DVD commentary for his hit film, Gremlins.
The amazing, talented, funny Fred Willard is on the podcast today. He talks about his comedic influences (Abbot & Costello and especially Danny Kaye), attending military school, and what we all want to know: What it’s like working with Christopher Guest.
Check this one out!
Fred’s on Twitter here @Fred_Willard
His website is www.FredWillard.com
From feeling like she was, “Shot out of a cannon,” with the film Doom Generation to living in Italy, to starring in Jawbreaker — the “originator” of the mean-girl-style films, Rose McGowan talks about her love of acting, being an itinerant gypsy, disappearing into roles, and how fame affected her.
And she sings the praises of the original Parent Trap movie… describing it as “flawless.” Listen in!
Actor Timothy Omundson joins Illeana on the podcast today. They talk about staying at the “Slutton” hotel in Vancouver, some of his favorite jobs (Galavant), and about visiting on the Universal Studios tour, and then eventually working on the lot as an actor. He says, “I like my comedies to be sad and my dramas to be funny.” Listen in to find out why!
Actress and activist Frances Fisher joins Illeana on today’s podcast. They talk about her community theatre beginnings, her first commercial job — a friend who showed her the ropes, and how the business has changed.
She also chats about working for Clint Eastwood — his is “the best set in the world to work on,” and how he made her audition for Strawberry Alice in Unforgiven.
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And on Instagram @francesfisher
Wordslinger, Impresario and Noirchaeologist, Eddie Muller joins Illeana on today’s podcast. He’s passionate about Film Noir… that’s why he’s been dubbed the Czar of Noir.
They talk about their all-time favorite noir films, how his sports-writer father inspired his “obsession” with film noir, and how the city of Paris helped create the genre. A must-see for all film lovers.