Hi there! I’m Debby Ryan. I’ve been an actor since I was thirteen - I’ve had the immense pleasure of creating TV shows and movies in which every story has a beginning, middle and end. But we all know, life isn’t like that. There are so many experiences in my life I haven’t gotten into because I didn’t feel like the media was the best place to open up about them. But this feels like a really great place for me to sit down with some incredible, smart and interesting people that I’ve met through my work and have those meaningful conversations with. Each week, I’m going to sit down with another guest as we try to be fully open and honest with each other and hopefully learn a thing or two along the way.
Alison Brie on inspiration, going out of her comfort zone, and doing her own stunts
Alison Brie [Glow, Community, Mad Men, Horse Girl] is an American actress, writer, director, and producer. Alison and Debby talk about Alison’s new movie Horse Girl which is streaming now on Netflix! Alison tells Debby about the creation of the film and why this is unlike anything she has ever done before. Plus they talk about mental illness, diversity in art, and building muscles!
There We Are and Here’s What’s Up! : Season 2 Intro
We back! Season 2 of There You Are is here and we’re going to keep up the great conversations we’ve been having with an amazing collection of people. So let the journey of sharing, learning, and growing continue as we dive back in!
Erinn Westbrook on identity, representation, and working with animals
Erinn Westbrook [Glee, Awkward, Insatiable] is an American actress, singer, dancer and model. Erinn sits down with Debby to talk about representation in the writers room and how important it is to be seen and heard. She talks about preparing for the role of Magnolia on Insatiable and lets Debby in on some fun behind the scenes moments.
Dallas Roberts on the importance of art, being pretentious, and bringing Teva’s back.
Dallas Roberts [The Walking Dead, The Good Wife, The L Word] is a very pretentious American actor. Dallas and Debby found some time while on a press tour in Milan to talk about their work together on Insatiable and how lucky they both feel to have worked together. Dallas talks about his experience as an actor and why he feels the job of an actor is noble work. And he manages to give Debby the best “front hand compliment” anyone ever could.
Irene Choi on playing Dixie, Asian American representation, and the power of inclusivity in Hollywood.
Irene Choi [Community, Mozart in the Jungle, Insatiable] is an actress. Irene and Debby sit down to talk about what it’s like to play Dixie and what she thinks motivates her behavior. Irene also shares her experience as an Asian American in Hollywood and what it was like to be given an opportunity on Insatiable to explore a more nuanced version of an often overlooked story.
Debby also gets a chance to get a little more insight from Lisa Parsons a writer on season 2 of Insatiable as well as some perspective on inclusivity in TV and Film from Tatiana Lee from respectability.org.
Arden Myrin on playing a serial killer, her mother’s passing, and stealing people’s food.
Arden Myrin [ Mad TV, Shameless, Insatiable] is an American actress and comedian. Arden tells Debby what it was like to play Regina on Insatiable and how hard it was to keep her big season 2 ending secret from the rest of the cast. She also walks Debby through the surprising and tragic death of both of her parents and how Debby was there for her when her mother passed during the shooting of season 2. Arden and Debby talk about the pressures of being a woman in Hollywood which led to Arden stealing people’s food.