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Skip Intro with Krista Smith is an award-winning weekly show bringing you dynamic conversations with the exceptional people behind your favorite shows, films, specials, and documentaries on Netflix.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 186 Ratings

Skip Intro with Krista Smith is an award-winning weekly show bringing you dynamic conversations with the exceptional people behind your favorite shows, films, specials, and documentaries on Netflix.

    Farewell to Season 7

    Farewell to Season 7

    Krista bids farewell to season 7 with a few of her favorite quotes.

    • 10 min
    Annette Bening

    Annette Bening

    Annette Bening joins the show to talk about her performance in Nyad. Based on real events, the film follows the story of sixty-four-year-old marathon swimmer Diana Nyad (Bening) as she attempts to become the first person ever to swim from Cuba to Florida.
    Bening recounts her initial reaction to the script, describes her experience meeting and working with Jodie Foster (who plays Diana's best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll), shares what it was like to be directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, and digs into the intense physical challenge that the film presented. 
    She also breaks down a few of the roles that had a major impact on her, reflects on the current state of the industry, and shares her favorite ways to spend her free time. 
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    • 34 min
    From The Archive: Jennifer Garner

    From The Archive: Jennifer Garner

    Today, Krista brings back her 2021 conversation with Jennifer Garner. Over the years, Garner has traversed nearly every genre – from Alias, to Dallas Buyers Club, to 13 Going on 30 (which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in April).
    In this interview, she reflects on her career arc, discusses the genius that is her instagram, shares how she’s stayed grounded amid paparazzi madness, and digs into her passion for causes and projects far beyond Hollywood (including Save the Children and her organic food company Once Upon a Farm).
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    • 25 min
    Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman joins the show to talk about her role as a producer and actor on Todd Haynes' latest film, May December. The film follows Gracie (Julianne Moore) and her husband Joe (Charles Melton), whose notorious romance gripped the nation when it made tabloid news twenty years ago. When a Hollywood actress (Natalie Portman) meets them to do research for a film about their past, the couple buckles under the pressure.
    Portman explains her initial reaction to the script, why she thought Haynes would be the perfect fit to direct, how she and Moore worked in sync to create their complicated on screen character dynamic, and why Melton's performance made such a deep impression on her.
    She also shares her entrepreneurial journey into the world of professional soccer (she is the co-founder of Angel City FC), gives insight into what her days off look like, and chats about her instagram-based book club.
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    • 27 min
    Charles Melton

    Charles Melton

    Charles Melton joins the show to talk about his role in Todd Haynes' May December. The film follows Gracie (Julianne Moore) and her husband Joe (Melton), whose notorious romance gripped the nation when it made tabloid news twenty years ago. When a Hollywood actress (Natalie Portman) meets them to do research for a film about their past, the couple buckles under the pressure.

    Melton recounts the chemistry read with Moore that led to his casting, explains how he and Haynes developed Joe's character leading up to the shoot, and details what it was like to film his first scene with Portman. 

    He also explains how playing football in high school and college has informed his team-mentality as an actor, expresses gratitude for the unwavering support his parents have shown throughout his acting journey, and describes a few of his favorite pastimes -- which include camping with his Siberian Husky, Neya. 

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    • 20 min
    Carey Mulligan

    Carey Mulligan

    Carey Mulligan joins the show to talk about her role in Maestro, Bradley Cooper’s chronicling of the lifelong relationship between composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein (Cooper) and his wife Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Mulligan).
    Mulligan takes us back six years to when Cooper first approached her to play Felicia, describes how she pushed through her fear of failure and fully immersed herself in the role, and breaks down what it was like to shoot the Thanksgiving Day "argument" scene.
    She also details the experience of watching Cooper fully transform into Leonard for the duration of filming, describes the challenge of embodying Felicia through four decades of her life, and shares the line from Maestro which has become her new mantra.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

JPC_50 ,

A great listen!

Krista conducts great interviews and has a natural rapport with everyone she speaks with. The caliber of talent that jumps on this podcast is incredible. And, it’s awesome to hear them speak openly and honestly about their work. Great for people interested in film, filmmaking, and actor process.

MichellePLevy ,

Love this

The interview with Maggie Gyllenhall is excellent!

splme2 ,

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

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