Hosted by L.A. Times television reporter Yvonne Villarreal, "Can’t Stop Watching" features conversations with TV stars who’ve helped make the recent weeks of self-quarantine both bearable and entertaining. The actors and showrunners interviewed on the podcast will talk about their most fascinating roles, how their characters would handle the coronavirus, and what they’re watching on television right now.
Today, we can’t stop watching Paul Mescal, who plays the popular high school sports star Connell Waldron on “Normal People.” Mescal’s role earned him an Emmy nomination for lead actor in a limited series. He talks about what it was like to shoot his first sex scene on the show, why he left Gaelic football for the stage and his experience starring in a music video for the Rolling Stones during lockdown.
Today, we can’t stop watching actor, writer and comedian Ramy Youssef. He’s received an Emmy nomination for lead actor in a comedy series for his role as Ramy Hassan on Hulu’s “Ramy.” Youssef co-created the series, which is making history this award season as the first Muslim American sitcom to receive an Emmy nomination. He opens up about his own identity, the making of Season 2 and how Mahershala Ali changed the course of the series.
Today, we can’t stop watching Martin Short. You might know him from his comedic roles on “Saturday Night Live” and "Father of the Bride." This year, he’s nominated for an Emmy Award for his guest appearance on “The Morning Show,” playing disgraced film director Dick Lundy. Short talks about the role, and how he and longtime pals such as Steve Martin have been connecting during the pandemic. Plus, he takes us down memory lane and reminisces about some of the characters he portrayed early in his acting career.
Today, we can’t stop watching Samira Wiley, who plays Moira Strand on "The Handmaid’s Tale." Her performance has earned her an Emmy nomination for supporting actress in a drama. Wiley talks about what she learned from portraying both Moira and her previous character, Poussey on "Orange Is the New Black." Plus, she reveals the British reality TV show that she can’t get enough of these days.
Today, we can’t stop watching Rachel Brosnahan, who got an Emmy nomination for lead actress in a comedy series for playing Midge, a 1950s housewife-turned-stand-up comic, in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Brosnahan tells us which family member reminded her about the Emmy nominations this year and where she thinks Midge is headed after the shake-up in the season finale. And yes, if you’re wondering: We do talk about the episode "The Golden Arm" from Quibi's "50 States of Fright."
Tracee Ellis Ross
Today, we can’t stop watching Tracee Ellis Ross. She has earned an Emmy nomination for lead actress in a comedy series for her performance as Rainbow Johnson on ABC’s “Blackish.” Ross tells us how she spent her Emmy nomination day and why she speaks up for her character on set. Plus, she opens up about the emotional moment she debuted her singing voice for her mother — none other than the legendary Diana Ross.