In the third and final installment with these guests, we resolve our Part 2 cliffhanger with our in-depth conversation with Jennifer Lynn Warren and Pruitt Taylor Vince. We also begin with an emotional discussion about the BBC Dr. Who series. Jennifer is moved to tears by the character River Song (played by Alex Kingston) and explains how she puts that emotion to good use.
Next Frank Dietz and Jennifer compare notes on having to appear naked on screen and on stage. We talk about the difference between being nude in front of a live audience (as in the play “Equus”) and the experience of stripping down for a feature film.
Following a lively round table discussion of the current state of television series, Pruitt admits that he has never seen a Julia Roberts movie and can’t make it all the way through CADDYSHACK – which prompts some questionable Rodney Dangerfield impressions.
Jack wants to know from our distinguished guests what movies they saw when younger that impacted their decisions to become actors. We close out by paying tribute to two genre giants who left us last year. First actor and friend James Karen, who starred in POLTERGEIST, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD and the Trish Geiger produced DARK AND STORMY NIGHT. This leads to a sidebar discussion with Scott about Karen’s dear friend, the great Buster Keaton. Then we honor Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-man and lord and master of the Marvel comics universe whose work and collaborators have made a huge impact on popular culture.
It’s another episode filled with laughs and surprises, with two terrific actors who are so entertaining we couldn’t squeeze them into just two episodes.
Jennifer Lynn Warren & Pruitt Taylor Vince: Part 3
Actor James Karen made his Broadway debut in the 1947 production of A Streetcar Named Desire, his first of over 20 appearances on Broadway stages. A lifelong horror fan, Karen made his film debut in the low-budget feature FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE SPACEMONSTER (1965). With more than 80 film credits, some of Karen’s more notable appearances include ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, THE CHINA SYNDROME, POLTERGEIST, and THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. Karen appeared in two Larry Blamire productions: TRAIL OF THE SCREAMING FOREHEAD and DARK AND STORMY NIGHT.
Who doesn’t know the story of comics writer and creator, Stan Lee? We’ll skip his well known biography and lengthy, legendary credits in Marvel comics and films to say that the Damn Dirty Geeks have enjoyed his indelible work for all our lives. While this episode is released after his passing (which was recent at the recording date), we continue to miss Lee and remain inspired by his creative spirit and personality.
Watch James Karen and Trish Geiger in DARK AND STORMY NIGHT on Amazon Prime.
Watch Pruitt Taylor Vince in the top-viewed original film BIRD BOX on Netflix.
Listen to Jennifer Lynn Warren’s podcast Hollywood Actors Guide to Surviving the Film &TV Industry.
Watch Pruitt Taylor Vince in Season 2 of STRANGER THINGS on Netflix.
Watch Pruitt Taylor Vince and Paul Newman in NOBODY’S FOOL on DVD via Amazon.
Watch Jennifer Lynn Warren in Season 3 of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN in Blu-ray via Amazon.
Watch Pruitt Taylor Vince in DEADWOOD: THE COMPLETE SERIES on Blu-ray via Amazon.
Watch Jennifer Lynn Warren’s reel from AMERICAN HORROR STORY on YouTube.
Watch Jennifer and Pruitt in CREATURE (2011) on DVD via Amazon.
Watch Pruitt Taylor Vince in his Season 4 appearance in THE X-FILES on Blu-ray via Amazon.
Watch Pruitt Taylor Vince in JFK on Blu-ray via Amazon.
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