I follow Chris Evans on Twitter. A few days ago he referenced a conversation he’d recently had with Paul Rudd for the Variety series “Actors on Actors.” Due to Covid-19, this was filmed remotely with each of them in separate locations. When I looked it up on YouTube, I found a number of such conversations between other actors, which I’m including here.
To varying degrees, there’s a lot of talk in these about how great and wonderful the other person is, but that’s not all. Each actor has a recent project or projects to discuss, and frequently real talk breaks through as they get into the nuts and bolts of their work. The conversations are very much of the moment, especially when discussing the realities of Covid life in lockdown and how that affects their lives.
All of these talks are very interesting, but I especially like the Patrick Stewart/Henry Cavill and Sandra Oh/Kerry Washington discussions.
Below I’ve cited the shows they discuss in each segment and where those can be seen.
Chris Evans — Defending Jacob (Apple TV)
Paul Rudd — Living with Yourself (Netflix)
Jennifer Aniston — The Morning Show (Apple TV)
Lisa Kudrow — Feel Good (Netflix), Space Force (Netflix)
Patrick Stewart — Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access/Amazon Prime)
Henry Cavill — The Witcher (Netflix)
Reese Witherspoon — Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu), The Morning Show (Apple TV)
Regina King — Watchmen (HBO)
Sandra Oh — Killing Eve (Hulu seasons 1 & 2 now; season 3 available December 2020)
Kerry Washington — Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
Wait, one more. I thought I was finished with this, but was checking YouTube to see if I’d missed anything and found this conversation between Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman. This was put up just one day ago. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, but want to include it.
Anne Hathaway — Modern Love (Amazon Prime)
Hugh Jackman — Bad Education (HBO/Amazon Prime)
That’s all for now. Stay tuned for the next post. Meanwhile, with apologies to Hill Street Blues, be careful out there. — Ted Hicks