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.
What & Why (The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist)
Welcome to What & Why, a new segment on Skip Intro where we tell you what's streaming on Netflix, and why it’s worth a watch. Today's What & Why is The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist.
Krista sits down with Tyler Perry at the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about his latest film, A Jazzman's Blues. Penned in 1995 when Perry was still struggling to break into the entertainment industry, A Jazzman's Blues is a sweeping tale of forbidden love that unspools forty years of secrets and lies soundtracked by juke joint blues in the deep South.
Perry explains why he waited for so long to share this particular story with the world, breaks down his approach to casting and directing, and describes what it was like to work with an incredible group of musicians (including Terence Blanchard and Ruth B.) to bring the soundtrack to life.
Perry also recounts how an Oprah segment he watched as a young man set him on the path to becoming a playwright, details his dream dinner party, and shares his newfound love of flying RC radio control airplanes with his son.
Welcome to Season 5!
Krista takes a look back at her favorite responses on last season's theme: ambition. Plus, she reveals what we'll be discussing in season 5!
With so many highly anticipated titles coming to Netflix this fall, it can be hard to keep track of what should be on your watch list. But have no fear! In this special bonus episode of Skip Intro, Krista and Henry Goldblatt (Executive Editor of Tudum -- the official Netflix site to fuel your fandom for the shows and movies you love) join forces to break down their must-see top 3: the star studded "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery," Noah Baumbach's "White Noise," and the 5th season of "The Crown."
Farewell to Season 4
Krista reflects on her favorite moments from the past 12 episodes and prepares to hit the road for the fall film festival season.
Ryan Gosling joins the show to talk about his new role in the Russo brother's epic action film, The Gray Man. Gosling plays Sierra Six, a tough-as-nails CIA asset who uncovers agency secrets, triggering a global manhunt to take him down.
A long-time action fan, Gosling explains how his childhood love of the genre inspired him to take on the highly ambitious project, describes the collaborative on-set environment the Russo's created, and shares how he prepared for the role.
Gosling also details how working for his Uncle's Elvis impersonation act as a kid sparked his love of performing, reflects on his MC Hammer pants days, and contemplates his career path through independent film. He also opens up about the major influence his daughters have had on which roles he takes on and explains the importance of approaching each decision with team mentality.
The interview with Maggie Gyllenhall is excellent!
Please restore Andrew Garfield interview
Great podcast, depending on who’s being interviewed. The recent one with Andrew Garfield (9/25/21) was on another level. Amazing, brilliant, heartfelt. But I can’t share it because the link and episode has disappeared. Here’s hoping that will get restored soon. I’m just thankful it was downloaded for me and I found it that way