The Envelope podcast pulls back the curtain to reveal intimates stories from this award season’s top contenders. Every Tuesday, A-list actors, directors and showrunners join Los Angeles Times entertainment reporters Yvonne Villarreal and Mark Olsen for conversations about their personal lives and creative processes — and how it all fuels their art.
Emmy nominee Colman Domingo discusses modeling 'Euphoria' character Ali after someone dear to his heart. He also reflects on redemption and forgiveness, calls himself a nerd and dishes on how he met Zendaya.
At 18, the 'Yellowjackets' star found the industry 'demoralizing.' Since then, she says, playing women who claim space has helped her claim her own.
Bill Hader and his dark comedy “Barry” have again raked in a slew of Emmy nominations. In this episode of “The Envelope” podcast, Hader dishes on what it’s like to simultaneously star in, write for, direct and executive produce a high-profile TV series of his own creation. (While doing some high-emotion acting, he recalls, “I kind of induced a panic attack — which I do not recommend if you're also directing.”) He also delves into how he transitioned from performing on “Saturday Night Live” to what he calls “real acting,” how it feels to shut down a freeway and why he laughs at the darkest moments.
Gillian Anderson, who plays Eleanor Roosevelt on the Showtime series “The First Lady,” Joanna on “The Great” and Dr. Jean Milburn on “Sex Education,” really vibes with female characters who forge their own paths – and there’s good reason for that: Even when she was a small child, “telling Gillian what she could and couldn’t do” was impossible, she recalls her mother saying. In this episode of “The Envelope,” Anderson dishes on the importance of Roosevelt’s loving relationship with journalist Lorena Hickok, why “Sex Education” initially didn’t click with her, and the long legacy of “The X-Files.”
Simone Ashley has always been a fan of the romance genre, but before being cast as Kate Sharma in “Bridgerton,” playing the lead in a period drama seemed improbable to her. “I never imagined that a woman who looked like me could be a part of one,” she says. In this episode of "The Envelope" podcast, Ashley discusses embracing the political aspects of her career, how acting on “Sex Education” prepared her for "Bridgerton" and how her upbringing taught her to dream big.
Jennifer Coolidge opens up about shifting from drama to comedy (and back again), overcoming cocaine addiction in her 20s and channeling the death of her mother to play the grieving Tanya McQuoid in ‘White Lotus.’
I miss the hosts no longer chatting after interviews with the new executive producer. Otherwise ALL GREAT INTERVIEWS. TYVM
Love the podcast
It’s really difficult to get over yvonne’s valley girl up talk but she is intelligent…Just wish someone would talk to her about the cadence of her speech pattern.
I love Mark no problems there
Replace Mary please!
Mary is an annoying, horrible female tv “critic.” She brings nothing to the conversation aside from her vitriol. The male critics (Mark, Glen and Justin) bring so much knowledge and insightfulness. I could listen to them all day. Intelligent and thoughtful criticism on their part. Mary is giving females a bad rap with the drivel that comes out of her mouth. Are there no witty and smart female journalists in Los Angeles available that can replace her? Anne Thompson, Joyce Eng and Perri Nemiroff blow her out of the water with their film analysis. Can they be invited on the podcast instead?