By his own count, Reilly has acted in almost 80 movies, including 'Boogie Nights,' 'Chicago,' 'Talladega Nights' and 'Walk Hard.' Now, he's co-starring with Steve Coogan as half of the iconic comedy duo Laurel and Hardy in 'Stan & Ollie.' Reilly talks about the extreme prosthetic makeup and bodysuit he wore for the role, physical comedy, and bonding with Joaquin Phoenix while filming 'The Sisters Brothers.' Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Ghost Wall,' a slim and eerie novel by Sarah Moss.
In Episode 22 of "Datebook" podcast, Chronicle pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub interviews actor John C. Reilly about his role in "Stan & Ollie," the new biopic about comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Reilly talks about the difficulty and responsibility taking on the role of Hardy, who is on his final tour near the end of his life in the film. Reilly also talks about the research involved - which still continues even as the movie is about to be released on Jan. 11, 2019.Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is Mozart's Symphony 40 in G Minor by Blue Dot SessionsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Actor John C. Reilly is that rare talent that consistently delivers an amazing performance whether he's in a mainstream comedy or an indie film that pushes the limits. John is joined by Stan & Ollie director Jon S. Baird for a conversation about acting in make-up, comedy duos and Ralph breaking that internet. Hilarity ensues.
This week, one of Hollywood's biggest names, John C. Reilly, joined Jarlath in front of a live audience at the Irish Ambassador's Residence in the Phoenix Park. The conversations flows from his incredible life and career to his new movie Ralph Breaks the Internet. Jarlath is also joined by Disney creators Phil Johnston, Rich Moore and Clarke Spencer to discuss this sprawling project.
John explains what he is willing to do in order to obtain Irish Citizenship (56:00), his humble beginnings listening to traditional Irish music in Boston (7:00) and dealing with criticism (21:00).
From the incredible challenge of creating a visual representation of the internet alongside Disney (15:00) to finding the balance between comedy and genuine emotion in creative work (48:00), how Hollywood has changed over the years (47:00), why he doesn't look for affirmation from anonymous people (23:00) and much, much more, this episode is a true highlight of the series to date.
For an extended cut of this episode including Jarlath's live interview with Sarah Silverman, visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
This event at the Irish Ambassador's residence was part of the Creative Minds Series. For more information visit https://ie.usembassy.gov/featured-event/
To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).
The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (email@example.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.
An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
John C. Reilly is one of the most recognisable people in Hollywood. From movies like Boogie Nights, Casualties of War and Step Brothers he is widely considered to be among the most versatile actors working today. His new movie is Wreck it Ralph: Ralph Breaks the Internet is in Irish cinemas from November 30th.