tv Larry King Now RT July 31, 2017 6:30pm-7:01pm EDT
situation. it must have been a new thing i've been doing i came out of the womb just like performing my parents got me into theater community theater very early when i was a kid i think probably just to get that behavior out of the house the duality of being a performer is that like all the time you're feeling very confident and you deserve the partner at the same time just like. no one's going to remember that you did i think that with trump in office actually women are really feeling the need to empower themselves and in that way a lot of interesting work is being created. the woman is a great example of this is a woman strong woman with a great message for women and that's exciting plus we. keep it up.
as enjoying it are you enjoying it. all next on larry king. larry king now our guest today is actor allison breed known for her roles on community and mad men allison stars in the highly anticipated new netflix series glow about a female wrestling league as well as the movie the little hours about a group of misbehaving nuns flow premier on netflix june twenty third and the little hours hits theaters june thirtieth rescues and this is your life in really branching out i just want to either side of the spectrum of what's cool about glo is based on an actual show from the eighty's called glow. ladies of wrestling and
our show is sort of a look at the behind the scenes of the making of this women's wrestling television shows if i was a television show it was a television show it was on for four or five years it really highly was shot in one thousand eighty five network it was you know what aired right after dr scott so it would have been on one of these weird kind of do you remember dr scott he's a televangelist who actually used to wait on when i was a waitress at the pool bar at the ritz carlton in pasadena so i kind of like the symmetry there so the show was about it was about women's wrestling but it was really a crazy variety show there's nothing more eighty's than the original glow there their outfits are outrageous they're a neon clothes their characters are over the top it's all women they do sketch comedy they rap they wrestle and our show follows my character ruth wilder into this world she's an out of work actress and is really hanging on to the bottom rung
and asking her parents for money and you know can't get a job to say i'm not a wrestler she is not a wrestler and she gets an opportunity to audition for this women's wrestling show and it's sort of her last ditch effort at you know success in what she thought she would do as a performer so this show is about the show it's a show within a show it's about the making of the show and jenji kohan created rights jenji cohen executive producer and liz flee carly mensch created it is the new blood yeah let's see a clip from glo watch so can working on these opening moves it's called the hammer and sickle. punch. so it's the camera start with a body slam get back up but then i think you are beat so you know. that i did you hear that you made it up. you carried out you turn it around on me you walk right
up you think you got me but then i come back with the soon to be famous. and then you know what i thought i had your good i'm winning. on. your fair are. your love ripest wow entertainment weekly described glows as silly smart masterpiece unlike any show we've ever seen q what makes it's obviously it's different makes it so different i think the topic itself is very unique women's wrestling has never been explored it was part of they have it on the sometimes on the monday night usa they have actual women's wrestling on but i think because this is sort of getting into what motivates people to want to wrestle and really it's
much more about the characters and their lives and that makes it really interesting it's sort of toes the line between comedy and drama so you're it's not easy to put it into a box they teach you how to wrestle they absolutely did you good i thought i was good and then when i watch the show i'm like well we're ok. actually women pretty good wrestlers and yeah they were the original women of glo were just like us so they were all actresses they were not wrestlers when they got cast on the show and then they got trained to wrestle just like we did in your show or their wrestlers yes there is one professional wrestler kiya stevens who plays ten may on our show who is basically a fine housewife who doesn't know how to wrestle and then she learns too as well so her wrestling is pretty great on the show but we all do our own stunts and we train for a month before we started shooting the show with child guerrero. near pro wrestler
and his weekly it know it drops all at the same time. ten you see in the mets that you can get all i go. you can watch them all in a row netflix is the new that's that's the new black. i love it i love netflix i have another show on netflix called course and that's an animated show and we're about. i think our fourth season should be released later this year and i love it i watch a ton of netflix i love being able to what's it all now you're another project to see the movie movie right yet cold the little hours above bed yeah i'm up with this book cio it's based on the to cameron from the fourteenth century which is humorous it's sort of like the canterbury tales but about italian nuns and priests and their bad behavior so there is this sort of true oh it's not true
but our director jeff sort of took that source material. and then we speak very contemporarily in the movie and it's just a look there are true aspects to it in the fact that women in the fourteenth century didn't become nuns because they were especially religious it was much more about social standing and you know. if they were unwed or if their family didn't have money it was things about like that so this sort of explores the idea that all these women are stuck at this convent but they still have sexual desires they still you know they still have anger and resentment your husband is in that right he is yes and he gets he's he gets physical with a lot of women but is going to say here i got to be romantic and then he also gets to be romantic with every other girl in the movie. those who know the movie with the hose when the disaster orders yes directed by his brother james franco yes
you're very busy yeah well you know i was very busy. like six months ago and now everything's coming out at the same time so i'm busy again and that's always a great feeling so james franco's your husband's older brother yes your brother will yes how good a directors he's a great director he's. i think he really gives the actors room to kind of do their thing and put a lot of trust into the people he's working with which feels good and very few feels like a very instinctual director although it was bizarre shooting this with him because he plays the lead character tommy was so this is based on a true story and so for the duration of shooting he had this long black wig and he has facial prosthetics on and he's doing a weird may be you know. i don't know just like a weird eastern european accent and he would sort of stay in character while directing so is this a direct. experience with directed by and he's the european yeah. now you
recently were in the news. to share your story about being asked to wear a bikini he draws you edition what was that about well i think that it was sort of an offhand story that got wildly misconstrued because i was sort of misquoted and the perception was that i was maybe asked to get totally topless in an audition which was not the case the question i had been asked to was about auditioning and my character has a tough time auditioning in glo and is auditioning as hard you know how does auditioning now compare to the one nine hundred eighty s. and i was sort of trying to point out that in a lot of ways it's not very different when you're an actor starting out there are mild humiliations that you suffer all the time i was i was there are producers. i mean isn't there always you know i think i am in terms of this show in particular
entourage you know i knew that i was going in to audition for bikini girl number three i just wanted to point out you know i don't i wasn't out on a crusade about sexual harassment against those guys i just was pointing out as there are a lot of discrimination in the hollywood i think it ebbs and flows i think that shows like glo and orange is the new black and people like jenji cohen and jen used in our casting director are making great strides in not only creating. deep in interesting roles for a variety of types of women but are also giving first time actors a chance they're looking for fresh faces and they create a really warm and inviting atmosphere in the audition room there are a lot of casting directors who i know who are warm and lovely and make it great at the same time i think when you're starting out you're always going to you're going
to go to dish and this is the name of the game you got to start somewhere so you have to deal with the deal with yeah oh but isn't there a lot of hypocrisy when they decide to me is going on the hollywood is so empty trump. yeah i mean. it's an interesting time i think that with trump in office actually women are really feeling the need to empower themselves and in that way a lot of interesting work is being created for and why women yes i think wonder woman is a great example of this directive by a woman starring woman with a great message for women and that's exciting you're going to be in steven spielberg's movie about the pentagon papers i mean i interviewed all the people involved all while i said you know what it will lead to if you're going to play i play lally weymouth katharine graham's daughter over well i know you got some groom or oh my gosh i should never pressure was with lovely women five or six new year's
eve parties that katharine graham's whole show wow i heard they were great party is the best. they would have best dancers colin powell oh my god. what would you addition for steven i did it yes i went in for an amazing casting director ellen lewis in new york well so i did not directly for steven i auditioned for ellen lewis on tape and she couldn't have been lovelier i read for two different roles in the film and a week later i got a call that i had a meeting set with steven spielberg which was a very unreal call sort of a dream experience and then i went in and met with stephen and he very good couldn't have been lovelier i was very nervous to lollywood both play a significant part in the pentagon papers we know you know i think she was a source of support and encouragement for her mother at the time and that is what's reflected in the film who plays golf from groom oh noes streep yeah. well and who
does tom hanks play he plays ben bradley the editor and my closest friends while wow we're at a shooting over shooting in new york not in washington. now because it's a lot of interiors i'm sure they'll shoot some exteriors in washington that's not a movie magic and certainly greater is going to call the pentagon papers it's called the papers up next allison on strange job seeker talents and the perks of celebrity she's in the lol the little hours spielberg's the papers she's everything but we'll be right back with allison briefly but all this has been done you still haven't shut the papers you know no we'll be right back. i'm tom hartman and i'll give you what the mainstream media can't help big picture .
and wouldn't question more on what you're looking for this. dog. will go deeper investigate and debate all so you can get the big picture. alison brie is our guest she's in everything in this community. it was fun it was really fun you can't put you in any kind of role now right you can't typecast your which is very good at that's the goal i hope so so when. you don't worry about your
next gig or you like henry fonda who says if this most script in his hand he's worth of one hundred percent i why fix has you just never know i think. also there's that self-doubt that lives in you all the time i feel like performers are the duality of being a performer is that like all the time you're feeling very confident and you deserve the pardon at the same time you just feel like you're at an invisible piece and no one's going to remember that thing you did months are going by it's a terrible feeling who plays daniel ellsberg. in the pen he's the he's the star of the piece you're right but i can't think of who plays him right now and deal with are you can have to wait and see that was he would be the feature that he steals them well you don't know beating about our movie you can't do the movie without daniel ellsberg we'll see about ok allison maybe you make the wrestlers movie everything's ok we put a little game of if you only knew ok ok just so it's not
a court you know what childhood soberly crush. i know i liked joseph gordon levitt he was on that show third rock from the sun sitcom where he played an alien and he had the hair down to his shoulders. but i was really into it and also jonathan taylor thomas was a big one for me so i was a kid j t t we would say j t t h o t. would you go up a group in south pasadena california secret talent. sleeping can sleep anywhere and great at it you like to sleep love it person you'd trade places with for a day. maybe meryl streep because you know just getting to watch her work for a minute i think god how come so naturally the depth there like what i just want to see how that mind works creative she does it the. stranger's job you've ever heard
well i did work as a clown and characters for children's parties for a summer when i was getting on my school in cards was seventeen are you good i was pretty good clone guilty pleasure i don't know i mean. in what way how do you alison you get any type of thing like guilty pleasure television show i mean i watch keeping up with the card actions if that's what you're asking me larry king why do you watch that. course of their talent. their talent i'm just trying to learn from them they could teach you a lot what never fails to make you less oh all. i mean my husband is for me it's very funny when i have children no you don't have the what would you like to have a superpower i guess flying i take flying over invisibility i like him as well
would you do. otherwise why all around the world when i mean that i see stuff i guess come fly with me indeed best piece of advice you ever got. i don't have been swallowed. her let's go on what's the biggest perk of being a celebrity biggest perk of being a celebrity. i celebrity i guess i would say getting to work with amazing people you know in the more work you do and when that work gets recognized and you get to work with better people in theory and it's very exciting about being married to a celebrity the biggest perk of being married to his leverage off i don't think i would ever just like go out of my way to choose to be married to a celebrity but i am just married to an amazing how did you meet him we met at
mardi gras in new orleans five years ago i was the king of bach there's no way was he rode on a float i had my message to float my hold of my court got a crown i had a crone i still have the outfit babe a cute outfit for could have been you and me don't tell me don't do to sell us a don't do this you were so close. to like you know when that one of paltrow and sliding doors. what was your craziness fan encounter. craziest fan encounter i will say i actually have not had too many bad ones community fans mad men fans are so sweet and lovely and really kind of keep a distance i feel like they're very. very nice in that way but dave's fans are nutty i've had girls push me out of the way to get
a photo with him and i'm like i'll take the photo i there's really no need for violence. tell me something that we don't know about you oh that's such a tough one i know i am i snore really loud i'm a terrible mr but how do you know you store my husband has told me he was like are you just going to snore all the time now and i was like i don't know do you like to sleep i love sleeping you can't stop me from i want to not sleep groove you sleep on airplanes yes i can sleep just fully sitting up just like this you know bill clinton could sleep standing up on a plane i bet i could do the same to get a bun you told me get up on air force one talk to before sleep standing up. i bet i could do it but you could before we get into i'm social media questions several people tweeted marriage proposals thoughts is that have you had many knowledgeable poses in your life and no i mean really only one and only one real one and i
guess millions sequins. you must have had some serious relationships yes definitely wars definitely were marriage was discussed but i've never had someone get down on one knee and said no to them did franco get down a woman definitely he really did we're in big sur california nice things did you answer yes right away. no not right away i was so shocked that i actually burst out laughing and asked him a number of times if he was being serious before sicking as it's sort of. ok we have some questions yes my bros of tuthill as simply six seasons and a movie. leaves i'm sure will be a community movie yes. i wish i knew if i don't know i think it's t.b.d. chris nine sixty five sixty one have you developed an interest in wrestling as
a fan after taking on the role of ruth definitely microsleep yes i know i have such a deep respect for it now i think knowing everything that goes into it. michael did you learn how to german so plex on the set of glo and which w w e wrestlers do you have crushes on oh wow i mean i learned how to regular suplex i don't know what the german suplex is so maybe i've not gotten there yet it was a lot of suplex let's say you fit. i don't have i can't say i don't i'm not familiar enough with the current. roster to say where it crushes on maurice the eighth when donald glover became childish gambino did you think he was predicting you know not at all when donald would play his music for us on set we were all blown away. eighty eight what do you miss most about community
oh and just seeing those guys every day that whole group and goofing around on the left who falls constant laughs they're so funny and we stay in touch and we text each other all the time we keep our group chain going but it's tricky who's sexier ryan reynolds or ryan gosling. ryan gosling. you know them oh i know them personally no i do not know them no i don't know them they're both very sad austin is a great guy i guess i go for gosling but reynolds is a close second i'm easy on what made you want to start acting it must have been an innate thing i've been doing i think i came out of the womb just like performing and when i was a kid i always played must have started with attention because all i wanted to do was perform for my neighbors and sing for them and dance around and put costumes on at home and my parents got me into theatre community theatre very early when i was a kid i think probably just to get that behavior out of the house you are treating
person. ryan sixty four do you miss working on mad men. yeah i mean the material was so incredible but i always really respect it's so nice when a show you know a show runner can decide when a show is going to and a network kind of collectively and then the show gets to have its ending the way it's intended rather than something getting canceled out of nowhere or going on and on and on until you start to sort of get tired of it i think i love and i you know that we have yeah and it in its prime. box have you ever been courted by the marvel cinematic universe would you consider working behind the camera these are two very different questions yes. i have mildly i've auditioned for a marvel movie before i would love to do a marvel movie i love is it a good one the woman thank you i thought gal gadot was great but yeah i would love
i would love to do that interested in directing i kind of waver on this and sometimes i think i would like to i campaigned for a while to be able to direct a community episode but that never happened and. i don't know it's all about sort of finding something i would be actually very passionate about to direct i think pizza crude wants to know what's your favorite cheese well we know the obvious answer it is a great cheese but i'm a loser gal before we go. is there a wrestling move you want to hit me with oh i'm hitting you with something come on baby you're going to get over what you stay there i'll get here's what i'm going to do with everyone i'm going to put you in a simple headlock. you're going to stay where you are and going to stay here and just cradle your face right in my elbow just like so and basically and now you have
to make a face like you're getting hurt or oh you to stop trolling these started keep it up keep it up keep servers enjoying it to your enjoy good oh i am. all sweet mystery of life. and you know i'm stuck here. and we're also. here you know married i am and. you are so if we went to a motel we get it and the club said are you married we could both say yes i love you so nice to great meeting you. thanks to my guest alison brie. hopeful with last glow is available on netflix and the little hours is in theaters now and as always you imply me on twitter at kings things i'll see you next time.
i think the average viewer just after watching it. publish segments understands that we're telling stories that are critics can't tell me you know why because their advertisers won't let them. in order to create change you have to be honest you have to tell the truth parties able to do that every story is built on going after the back story to what's really happening out there to the american what's happening when a corporation makes a pharmaceutical chills people when a company in the environmental business ends up polluting a river that causes cancer and other illnesses they put all the health risk all the dangers out to the american public those are stories that we tell every week and you know what they're working.
the deck to tonight is a common goal is it not defect by the corporate media. would you go after the corporations that just more your life profit over people at every turn. redact it's not for me it's like medicine it's like a cancer to all the stress that the news put it under redacted tonight is a show where you can go to cry from laughing about the stuff that's going on in the world as opposed to just regular crying we're going to find out what the corporate mainstream media is not telling you about how we're going to filter it through some satirical comedic lenses to make it more digestible that's what we do every week hard hitting radical comedy news like redacted tonight is where it's at.