Episodes
Alex Winter (Bill & Ted, Lost Boys) joins us this week to share his experience of being under the limelight since he was a child, unexpectedly hitting fame with Bill & Teds, and then leaving Hollywood for a much needed sanity break. Alex talks about his enjoyment for acting the lifelong friendships he’s been able to build with costars like Jason Patric and Keanu Reeves. We also talks about growing up with free thinking Bohemian parents, his love for creating documentaries, and burning...
Published 11/29/22
Kristin Bauer (True Blood, The Boy Behind the Door) joins us this week to share her experience going from a small town upbringing in Wisconsin, to becoming a cosmetologist, and eventually falling in love with film and landing a dream role in True Blood. Kristin tells all this week, and opens up about some unfortunate experiences in this industry, including being fired off of HBO’s Hung and an extremely uncomfortable and risque audition for Dancing at the Blue Iguana. We also talk about ageism...
Published 11/22/22
Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood, Daredevil) joins us this week to share her process as an actor in taking pride and enjoyment in your performance, but not lingering on it after the fact and letting the opinions of others make you defensive in your next role. This idea of other’s opinions gets expanded as Deborah shares her experience being bullied as a teenager and how the isolation and trauma still lingers with her to this day. We also talk unfinished Marvel projects with Daredevil and the...
Published 11/15/22
Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory) joins us this week and talks about the feeling of ‘constantly being an outsider’ coming to Hollywood from a humble upbringing in the PNW and then heading back to Washington after years in the film industry. Jon shares some crazy stories from his family history that helped shape him into the anxiety and stress free man that he is today. We also get into (of course) our shared bond of horror, why Napoleon Dynamite never had a sequel, and Jon’s...
Published 11/08/22
Kyle Gallner (Outsiders, Smallville) and Sosie Bacon (13 Reasons Why) join me this week to talk about the genius of their new horror film SMILE and what went into the project to get it bumped into theaters from its streaming origins. On top of talking about the twists and turns on and off the screen with Smile, Kyle and Sosie talks about what sorts of insecurities and nerves they carry with them going into every role. Sosie clears up misconceptions about her parents’ (Kevin Bacon and Kyra...
Published 11/01/22
Tom Holland joins us this week to share incredible story after story from his 60+ year tenure in Hollywood. From taking on the sequel that nobody dared to touch in Psycho 2, to the difficulties of making a doll that people feared in Child’s Play, to resurrecting the vampire genre with a love letter to horror fans in Fright Night… this man has stories! Tons of tales from some memorable eras of cinema. We also talk about how rare horror fans were during his youth, how he left law school to...
Published 10/25/22
Chris Sarandon (Fright Night, The Princess Bride) joins us this week for an amazing episode full of classic film nostalgia, openness on being humbled at the heights of success, and reflection on an illustrious career. Chris shares several behind the scenes stories of landing roles during auditions including how nerves helped propel his performance during his read with Al Pacino for his break in Dog Day Afternoon. We also talk about which film sent him on a mission of discovery and reflection...
Published 10/18/22
Harvey Guillen (What We Do in the Shadows) joins us this week to share his journey going from growing up in poverty, collecting cans to fund his pursuit of acting, to landing a hit role in What We Do in the Shadows. Harvey talks about the love and support he received from his family during this pursuit and talks about what it was like coming out to his mother who already had her suspicions. Such a packed episode this week. We also talk about his Metro PCS ads being the pinnacle of his success...
Published 10/11/22
Pete Holmes (Crashing, You Made It Weird) joins us this week to share his triumphant story of going from existential desperation after a canceled late night show to traveling across the country to pitch Judd Apatow on what would go on to become HBO’s Crashing. After we clear the air with fart jokes and punderful bits, Pete opens up on the idea of embracing and acknowledging feelings that many people have a negative connotation of. We also talk about Star Wars cease and desists, spiritual...
Published 10/04/22
Annie Lederman (Trash Tuesday, Don’t Bore Me) joins us this week and shares a ton! She talks about how having little-to-no boundaries in her childhood led to difficult and traumatic altercations that left her betrayed, took years to overcome, and eventually helped feed her career in comedy. Annie talks about her tendencies to be a people pleaser early in life and the different therapeutic things she’s turned to for help now. We also get into her upbringing as a Quaker, how her dreams of being...
Published 09/27/22
Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy, Emily the Criminal) joins us this week to share his unique perspective on life and how he’s been able to let go of the nonsense and worries that plague people day to day and focus on being a good person. Theo shares the life changing moment that helped him make the decision to leave drug dealing and pursue a career in Hollywood. We also talk about protecting your time when it's finite, the weight of Sons of Anarchy, and the lovable complexity of villains. Learn...
Published 09/20/22
Brian Baumgartner (The Office, Off The Beat) joins us this week to reflect on how the celebration of the ordinary with a show like The Office has led to its resurgence as one of the most popular shows today, even years after it ended. Brian shares stories landing his role as Kevin and talks about how the show has gained a second life with podcasts, NY Times best sellers, and his very own chili cookbook. We also talk about our shared backroom run ins with Jack Nicholson, how separation from...
Published 09/13/22
Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me, Big Bang Theory) joins us this week to share his brave story of coming to grips with the trauma of his childhood, breaking the cycle so it doesn’t carry on to future generations, and understanding that part of his healing process may lead to a lifetime split from his family. Wil is an open book as he talks about problematic introductions to the world of child acting and how his career was propped up from parental projections onto him. We also get into his annotated...
Published 09/06/22
Comedian Adam Ray (Young Rock) joins us this week for an awesome episode full of equal parts (1) vulnerability talking about his troubled past and (2) comedic relief that’ll make you laugh. Adam talks about how he got the role of Vince McMahon in Young Rock and how a bit on Instagram led to his unique friendship with The Rock. We also talk about when crowd work can go wrong, the reason Adam pursued a career in comedy, and his Gemini tendencies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 08/30/22
Katherine McNamara (Arrow, Walker: Independence) joins us this week to talk honestly about her experience shooting the prequel to Walker, how it’s different than your typical Western, and what it’s like to be in her first lead role since filming Shadowhunters. Katie Mac goes on to share her emotions returning to the Arrowverse as Mia Smoak and her thoughts behind the spinoff (Green Arrow & The Canaries) not getting picked up. We also talk about the idea of responsibility vs. stress, why...
Published 08/23/22
What an episode this week. Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy, Bad Blood) joins us to talk about how he’s had to learn to slow down and get back to being himself during points in his life when his career was on the rise and he was focused on pleasing others. Coatesy shares fond memories working with Bruce Willis and Kevin Costner, but also remembers other times on set where he had to stick up for people against difficult, rude talent. We also talk about his special relationship with William...
Published 08/16/22
Matt Walsh (Veep, UCB) joins us this week and shares the turning points in his life that moved him from studying psychology and working in a psych ward to becoming a founding member of UCB and a household name in comedy. Matt shares praise for Julia Louis-Dreyfus and notes how important it is to have a good leader for the success of a show like Veep. We also talk about difficulty in dramatic roles, how the middle child is expendable, and how nice it is to take the role of a viewer on your own...
Published 08/09/22
Cassidy Freeman (The Righteous Gemstones, Smallville) joins us this week and talks about the lonely and uncomfortable experience of joining Smallville in its eight season along with the bonds and connections she eventually created with castmates Tom Welling, Erica Durance, and Alison Mack. Cassidy shares her thoughts on the false idea of perfection during comparison and how she has started to let go of the idea of perfectionism. We also talk about the joy of working on the set of The...
Published 08/02/22
Doug Jones (Star Trek Discovery, The Shape of Water) joins us this week to share his accidental introduction to the world of creature features and how he’s cemented his legacy as one of its most iconic actors with captivating performances in Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Hocus Pocus, and Oscar best picture winning The Shape of Water. Appearing in countless films together, Doug talks about his special relationship with mastermind Guillermo del Toro and how the two have a unique shorthand way of...
Published 07/26/22
Little bonus drop of Episode 1 of my new show Talk Ville: talkvillepodcast.com/show⁣ Tom and Michael address the step back in the second episode of the series Smallville where the ‘freak of the week’ concept gets solidified with our introduction to a buggy individual. The guys reflect on the suspension of disbelief that it took to shoot certain scenes and what it was like shooting the special effect shots that involved kryptonite and bullet time. During this episode, Michael points out...
Published 07/21/22
Robert Patrick (Peacemaker, Terminator 2) joins us this week and shares his unique perspective in this industry with a forty year tenure, no practical training, and missed opportunities before he found sobriety. Robert opens up on how despite how iconic his character as T-1000 was in Terminator, and how he owes his career to James Cameron, he had to change his appearance to distance himself from the character. We also talk about his chemistry and bond with John Cena, how Demi Moore’s psychic...
Published 07/19/22
Little bonus drop of Episode 1 of my new show Talk Ville: talkvillepodcast.com/show⁣ Back to where it all began… Join Tom Welling (Clark) and Michael Rosenbaum (Lex) as they revisit the Smallville Pilot episode more than two decades since it was filmed. The guys talk about their experience during the shooting with kingmaker David Nutter, working with established actors like John Schneider, Annette O’Toole, and John Glover, and sentiment filming and releasing around 9/11. After discussing the...
Published 07/14/22
Gianni Paolo (Power, Ma) joins us this week and shares his story of going from a world class hockey player with a trajectory for the NHL to leaving that all behind and pursuing his passion for acting. Gianni talks about how his improv skills gained him more time and spin-offs in the Power universe on Starz while also gaining the props of its creator 50 Cent. We also talk about growing up humble after his father lost tens of millions of dollars in the dotcom bubble, his business venture with...
Published 07/12/22
Subscribe to the new show: talkvillepodcast.com/show⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Join costars Tom Welling (Clark Kent) and Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) as they take you behind the scenes of one of the greatest shows of all time, Smallville. With this weekly dose of nostalgia you will get an inside look at what it was like to film each episode and hear fun facts that only those on set could tell you! Tag along with Michael and Tom to revisit the iconic series that changed the way you look at one of America’s...
Published 07/08/22