Annette O’Toole

The absolutely luminous Annette O’Toole is on the podcast today, she talks about being a singer/dancer, her audition process for “Smile,”  how Bruce Dern defended her, and rollerskating with Ed Begley Jr., and Cher.

She’s on twitter here.


Randal Kleiser

Director Randal Kleiser is with Illeana today. Talks about directing Grease and Blue Lagoon, taking classes at USC taught by Jerry Lewis, and having George Lucas as a roommate. Listen in!

Randal’s Website is here.

He’s here on Twitter.

And here on Instagram.

Bruce Davison


Actor Bruce Davison is on the podcast today. He and Illeana discuss the roles he’s best known for, Longtime Companion, Runaway Jury, X-Men, and of course, Willard.

In this funny and candid interview, Bruce talks about the best advice he ever got… from Burt Lancaster, more acting tips from Peter Fonda, and life advice from Ernest Borgnine. And meeting his co-star… a rat… for Willard. Don’t miss this one!

You can find Bruce here on Twitter.

And on Instagram here.


John Heard

UPDATE: Days after recording this interview, John sadly passed away. This is his final interview.


Actor John Heard joins Illeana via Skype on the podcast today, from his “secret location” in Northern California. 😉

They talk about appearing in big studio movies (Big, Beaches, Home Alone), working with panthers in Cat People, and hanging out with legendary actress Gloria Grahame. John is insightful, and hilarious. Listen in!


Rhea Seehorn

Best known for her role on “Better Call Saul” and the sitcom “Whitney,” as well as “Franklin and Bash”… she’s also appeared in the independent features, “Riders” and “Floating.” A woman of many talents, she’s also studied painting, drawing and architecture… Rhea Seehorn joins Illeana on today’s show.

They talk about the “specialness of film,” putting an egg in your pocket, and how fascinating it is when things go wrong. Don’t miss this show!


Rhea is here on Twitter.

And here on Instagram.  

Michael Tolkin

Writer, Director, Producer Michael Tolkin joins Illeana on today’s podcast. They talk about how his novel, The Player, became a film, his writer father talking about scripts getting “throuwn out the window,” and using a Beethoven sonata for writing structure. Listen in!

Allison Anders

Writer, director and Peabody Award winner, Allison Anders joins Illeana on today’s podcast. She and Illeana talk about Grace of my Heart, the intimate relationship between actor and director, what led her to the movies, and some hilarious stories of the time she spent pursuing… dare we say stalking?… Wim Wenders. Listen in!

You can find Allison on Facebook here. 

She’s here on Instagram. 

Kevin Nealon

Actor – Comedian Kevin Nealon is on the podcast today. He and Illeana talk about his early days at Saturday Night Live, his first character on the show (Mr. Subliminal), how Gary Shandling categorized his jokes, and he tells a hilarious story about his ‘chemistry’ read with Matt Le Blanc for “Man with a Plan.” Listen in!

Bob Weide

Documentary Filmmaker, Producer, Director, and Writer Bob Weide joins Illeana on the podcast today. From his early days covering his cultural heroes in documentaries, to Curb Your Enthusiasm, to British series Mr. Sloane, Bob’s career has run the gamut.


A huge film fan, Bob talks about using a yellow-highlighter to scan the TV guide for old films every week, Woody Allen’s “idea drawer,” and the process of making movies (are you making Citizen Kane, or are you avoiding catastrophe?). Don’t miss this one.

A few pics from Bob’s illustrious career.

You can find Bob on Twitter here.

His website is here.   (That’s where you can find his films!)

Titus Welliver

Actor Titus Welliver joins us in studio today. You may know him from shows like NYPD Blue and Deadwood, Sons of Anarchy and the Good Wife. He’s currently starring in Bosch on Amazon.

Listen on iTunes here.

Titus plays “The Repetition Game” with Illeana, talks about the time Al Pacino spit on him, and Bill Paxton’s “act of grace.” And then there’s the story about the time he had Thanksgiving with Peter Sellers and the Beatles. You won’t want to miss this one.

Titus is on Twitter here.