May 14, 2015
Wonderful actor and musician Adam Busch joins Matt to chat about how he went full method for his role as Manolo in Léon: The Professional. Adam talks about getting a full character background for Manolo directly from director Luc Besson, the charged sexual atmosphere on the set, Danny Aiello holding court on Ninth Avenue, and the alternate endings to the film which may or may not have included a musical number. Finally, Matt closes the show with a little taste of Eric Serra’s “The Experience of Love” which leads to an important exploration of the controversy behind some of the music of the James Bond franchise.
NATALIE PORTMAN’S AUDITION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhRW8J3gTuo
GARY OLDMAN ACTING PILLS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74BzSTQCl_c
GARY OLDMAN ‘BRING ME EVERYONE!’: https://youtu.be/d7G9qi9MYhc
January 7, 2020
In honor of Superego’s Sixth season (out Wednesday 1/8 only on Stitcher Premium), we are releasing another episode of Superego Forgotten Classics into the free feed! Plus stay tuned for a sneak peak of season six of Superego. Superego Forgotten Classics is a bold interpretation of Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights.’ with Paul F. Tompkins as Heathcliff and Nelly Dean, Matt Gourley as Catherine and The Messenger, Mark McConville as Edgar Linton, Dr. Joseph Mellancamp, and Zilla, James Bladon as Lockwood and Landlord Earnshaw, and Narrated by Jeremy Carter.
December 4, 2018
EP. 100 — Silence of the Lambs with Brooke Smith
For the 100th and final (for now) episode of I Was There Too, Matt finally gets to sit down with his long-sought guest, actress Brooke Smith. She joins Matt to discuss her role as Catherine Martin aka the girl in the well in the 1991 horror film The Silence of the Lambs. Catherine chats about having to gain weight for the role, reading with three different actors all going out for the Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb role, and how director Jonathan Demme made her confront her demons. Plus, Matt bids farewell (for now) to all the wonderful listeners!
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