NBC's "Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist" provides sharp, conversational coverage of the day's news, along with in-depth profiles of the people and ideas shaping our culture. In his “Sunday Sitdowns,” Geist chats with some of the biggest names in news and pop culture, from actors and musicians to presidents and CEOs, about the stories behind their success. This podcast features the full, unedited versions of those conversations for an even deeper look at the names in the headlines. "Sunday TODAY" airs live on NBC from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. ET. Check your local listings.
Growing up, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson bounced around the country as the son of barnstorming professional wrestler Rocky Johnson. He eventually got into the family business and became the biggest star in wrestling, before transitioning to Hollywood where he is now the highest-paid actor in the business. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Johnson to talk about that career move, the latest calls for him to run for president and his successful new tequila brand, Teremana.
Justin Theroux began his career on the stage in New York City, where he still lives today. He eventually landed roles on Sex and the City and in movies like American Psycho and Mulholland Drive, but nothing would compare to the attention he earned after marrying Jennifer Aniston. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the actor at the bar he owns in Manhattan to talk about that wild ride and his latest television series The Mosquito Coast.
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Amanda Seyfried began her career as a teenager riding the bus back and forth between her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania and New York City for auditions. Then in 2004, she shot to fame in the hit movie Mean Girls playing the memorably ditzy Karen. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the star about her career since then, including roles in Mamma Mia! and Les Misérables, and her latest Oscar-nominated performance in the acclaimed film Mank.
Andra Day is a Grammy-nominated musician best known for her powerful anthem “Rise Up.” Recently, though, she has stunned Hollywood in her first ever movie after reluctantly accepting the lead role in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the star to talk about playing the jazz icon, a performance which has already earned her a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination.
In many ways, Sharon Stone is the very picture of a movie star – bursting onto the scene with her unforgettable performance in Basic Instinct and earning an Oscar nomination for her role in Casino. But around that success there has been a great deal of struggle. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Stone to talk about her journey from a small town in Pennsylvania to Hollywood’s A-List and her new book The Beauty of Living Twice about her near-death experience 20 years ago.
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