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From The Archive: Gillian Anderson
In celebration of the conclusion of "Sex Education," Krista brings back her 2020 interview with Gillian Anderson, who stars as Jean Milburn -- a sex therapist and mom to the show’s young lead Otis. At the time of recording, Anderson had just wrapped up the series' second season. Since then, she has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of “The Crown,” starred in "The Pale Blue Eye" alongside Christian Bale, and announced an upcoming book – which will chronicle the intimate lives of women from around the world. She also launched her own beverage – G Spot.
In this conversation, Gillian gives listeners an inside look at "Sex Education." Plus, she talks about challenging gender disparity, how motherhood helped keep the uber-success of the “X-Files” in perspective, and her thoughts on the impact of social media.
Welcome to Season 7!
Krista welcomes listeners back to Skip Intro, celebrates a major milestone, and introduces the question she'll be asking all of her guests this season.
From The Archive: Jennifer Lawrence
This week, Krista bringing back her 2022 conversation with Jennifer Lawrence, who at the time, had recently starred in Adam McKay's disaster comedy, "Don't Look Up."
Lawrence shares why she was so quick to jump on board the film, how Adam McKay tricked her into improving on set, and what it was like to work with Leonardo DiCaprio and Timothée Chalamet. She also describes how preparing to bring her first child into the world has shaped her relationship with fear, discusses her hiatus from Hollywood, and gives a shout-out to her favorite TikTok account.
From The Archive: George Clooney
This week, Krista brings back her 2020 interview with George Clooney. The Academy Award winner reflects on the arc of his career, including the moment that ER made him a household name, the films that made him want to direct, and how becoming a family man has impacted his choices. He also shares his advice for young creatives who are trying to forge their own path through the entertainment industry.
This episode was recorded prior to July 14th.
Uzo Aduba joins the show to talk about her role in Painkiller – a fictionalized re-telling of the origins and aftermath of the opioid crisis in America. The limited series highlights the stories of the perpetrators, victims, and truth-seekers whose lives were forever altered by the invention of OxyContin.
Aduba shares how her work on Painkiller helped her fully understand the detrimental impact OxyContin has had on countless lives across America, discusses working with Matthew Broderick (who takes on the role of Purdue Pharma head Richard Sackler), and breaks down a pivotal scene from the series.
She also explains how she made the transition from jock to theater kid while growing up in small-town Massachusetts, reflects on the moment she almost gave up on her acting career, gives the inside scoop on her favorite reality TV shows, and discusses the life-long friendships she formed with her Orange Is The New Black co-stars.