August 27, 2012 |
Remember when I went to Iceland and said I wanted to interview the improbable mayor of Reykjavik, Jon Gnarr ? Well, I did, and it's now available on the Rumpus. I will say that Gnarr is undoubtedly the most interesting person I've ever interviewed for reasons that will quickly become obvious. Read it here .
May 23, 2012 |
Check back in a few weeks for my full Q&A with Aubrey Plaza about her first starring role--in the funny, surprisingly romantic "Safety Not Guaranteed," opening June 15. For now, here's a sneak preview from today's phone interview, when I asked about the possibility of April and Andy procreating on"Parks and Recreation. " I love April and Andy's relationship on “Parks and Recreation.” What would it be like if they had a child, and how likely is that to happen? I want a child so badly on that show.
March 7, 2012 |
Today I spoke with Josh Hutcherson, who stars as Peeta in the just-a-bit-anticipated big screen version of "The Hunger Games. " The full interview will post the week of the film's March 23 opening, but here's a taste. “We wanted to give him a little bit more balls,” Hutcherson said of his character. “The cave scene where Peeta's admitting his love to Katniss, in the book it can come across a little sappy. We wanted it to come across as, 'I'm gonna die. I need to tell you how I feel.'” On a scale of 1 to 1 zillion, how excited are you...
January 15, 2013 |
Oprah Winfrey appeared on "CBS This Morning" Tuesday to talk about her interview with Lance Armstrong, but she remained coy about exactly what the disgraced seven-time Tour de France winner admitted to in his drug doping "confession. " "I would say he did not come clean in the manner that I expected," Winfrey told Charlie Rose a day after sitting with Armstrong for more than 2 1/2 hours in Austin, Texas. "It was surprising to me. I would say that for myself, my team, all of us in the room, we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers.
June 12, 2012 |
Stay tuned for my full Q&A from today's interview with Andy Samberg of "That's My Boy," opening Friday. For now here's a small sample, including where Samberg dined in Chicago last night and if he thinks popular "SNL" guest host Justin Timberlake will ever take on a full-time role on the show. Do you have any favorites in Chicago, places you have to go when you're here? I went to Lula Café last night. It was delicious. What did you order? All kinds of schnizz.
May 15, 2013 |
Sarah Polley's fascinating documentary “Stories We Tell,” opening Friday, offers many storylines worth discussing. The actress/filmmaker, who uses the movie to pursue the real identity of her father and the truth about her late mother's life, easily has the brains to put her mouth where her money is. Yet our interview at the Hotel Palomar comes to new and unexpected life at the mention of one of Polley's countrymen: Justin Bieber. “I feel like he's been really mistreated,” the 34-year-old director (“Away From Her,”...