Cecilia Miniucchi

Popcorn Talk, interview LA, Jan 12th, 2017


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Italian director Cecilia Miniucchi is on the podcast today. She talks about being a female director, and her influences, her favorite film & director inspirations and working with Illeana on “Expired.”

Listen here on iTunes. 

Cecilia’s website is here. 

Joe Dante

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.



You can find Joe on Twitter here. 

Jennifer Tilly

Talented, hilarious and insightful Jennifer Tilly is on the podcast today. We talk Talk Shows, knee-touching, and being in the “funny voice club.” And her plan: Go to New York, Get in a Play, Get a Woody Allen Movie, Get an Oscar Nomination. Simple as that!
Listen in.

Fred Willard


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

Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan

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!

You can find Rose on Twitter here.

And her Instagram page is here. 

Her Photography Instagram is here. 

Timothy Omundson


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!

Listen on iTunes here. 

Find Timothy here on Twitter. 

…and here on Instagram.

Frances Fisher


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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Listen to the podcast on iTunes here. 

You can find Frances on Twitter @Frances_Fisher

And on Instagram @francesfisher

Eddie Muller

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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.

Eddie’s website is www.EddieMuller.com
Listen on iTunes here.

Heather Matarazzo

Actress Heather Matarazzo joins Illeana on the podcast. She talks about actors, “not curing cancer…” but how they do help people get out of bed every day. Working with Garry Marshall, playing the “funny friend,” and how we all have the “greatest desire to be seen.” Such a good, introspective and inspiring interview. Listen in!
She’s also got a podcast called “SHUT UP AND LISTEN WITH HEATHER MATARAZZO” and also has a Patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/HeatherMatarazzo
And the film she starred in called “Stuck” with Joel McHale, Felicia Day, Paul Sheerer, Directed by Jillian Aramante, Written by Heather Turman and Dave Mickel that is currently raising funds for post production. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stuck-in-post-production-finishing-the-movie#/
Thanks Heather!

Faith Prince

Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle Award winner, Faith Prince joins Illeana on the podcast today. She talks about her roles on Broadway as well as TV (Modern Family, Drop Dead Diva). She also works with the Boston Pops and Utah Symphony.                                                                                                                                                  1O1B2304
 Faith reveals how, in a way, winning the Tony Award was the “kiss of death,” Peter Boyle encouraging her to “take it all in,” and how she’s Just Famous Enough.                                                                                                                             Watch here on YouTube                                                                                                                                                                    Listen here on iTunes