Skip Intro with Krista Smith is a weekly show bringing you dynamic conversations with the exceptional people behind your favorite shows, films, specials, and documentaries on Netflix.
Julia Garner joins the show to talk about the conclusion of Ozark and her work on the Shondaland series, Inventing Anna.
Garner details her visit with Anna Delvey at the Albion Correctional Facility, picks her favorite look from the series, and explains the challenges of filming Inventing Anna and the final season of Ozark simultaneously.
Later on, Garner breaks down a few key scenes from the final season of Ozark, recounts the moment she learned the fate of her character Ruth Langmore, and takes a trip down memory lane to reminisce about her all-time favorite Ruth one-liners.
Four-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Natasha Lyonne joins the show to talk about the past, the present, and the highly-acclaimed second season of Russian Doll.
Natasha recounts the long road that led her and Amy Poehler to create the wonderfully off-kilter world of Nadia Vulvokov, shares what made her fall in love with directing, and describes the new challenges season 2 presents its protagonists from both a writing and acting perspective.
Natasha also reveals who she would choose to go on a time-travel adventure with, gives us a peek into her past life as a gymnast, and explains how her personal journey of breaking apart and coming together allowed her to form her own perspective and ambitions.
Ozark Finale with Bill Keith
Netflix Queue's resident Ozark expert Bill Keith joins Krista once again to discuss the series finale! The pair share their thoughts on Laura Linney's directorial debut, break down a few shocking scenes, and deliberate over what an Ozark spinoff might look like.
Margaret Qualley joins the show to talk about her role in Maid, the Netflix limited series inspired by Stephanie Land's New York Times best-selling memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. Margaret plays Alex, a young mother struggling to overcome poverty and homelessness after escaping from an abusive relationship.
In this interview, Qualley shares what made her the most nervous going into the series, details what it was like to act alongside her mother Andie MacDowell for the first time, and explains how she won over her 4 year-old co-star Rylea Nevaeh Whittet (who plays her daughter Maddy in the show).
Qualley also walks us through her career as a dancer, opens up about how she's dealt with the overwhelming urge to strive for perfection, and expresses her desire to be cast in a comedy.
The Duffer Brothers
In anticipation of Stranger Things returning to Netflix, Matt and Ross Duffer join the show to provide insight into the series and give listeners a first look at season 4!
The duo share their unique introduction to filmmaking (a fascination that began in kindergarten after seeing Tim Burton's Batman), get to the bottom of what makes their partnership so effective, and walk us through how the Stranger Things universe has developed over the course of four seasons.
They also discuss how casting Winona Ryder transformed the initial vision for her character Joyce Byers, explain why writing Maya Hawke's character Robin is incredibly fun, and anticipate shooting the Stranger Things finale.
Michelle Dockery joins the podcast to talk about her role as Kate Woodcroft in the six-part series Anatomy of a Scandal.
Dockery explains how she prepared to play a barrister, details getting to work with co-star Sienna Miller, and breaks down a few of her favorite scenes from the series.
She also reflects on the surreal experience of gaining international fame as Downton Abbey's Lady Mary, shares details on her and Michael Fox's recently released album "The Watching Silence," and tells listeners what has been bringing her joy these days.