It's all happening seemingly all at once for Yahya Abdul Mateen II. Just a few years ago, he was laid off as a city planner. Acting wasn't part of the plan. But a plum job on Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down" has launched a career that seems unstoppable now.Yahya joins Josh to talk about his pivotal role on "Watchmen", going toe to toe with Jason Momoa in "Aquaman" and his upcoming roles in the latest installments of the "Candyman" and "Matrix" franchises!
Who do you turn to to take on an iconic role like Atticus Finch? Who can possibly project intelligence and decency and make the part their own, standing outside the long shadow of Gregory Peck? Ed Harris is of course the man for the job.The 4-time Oscar nominee joins Josh this week on "Happy Sad Confused" to talk about his run on Broadway in "To Kill a Mockingbird", why he can't stand downtime on a set, and how he keeps it all fresh on stage and in film.
To love theater, TV, or film, is to love Alan Alda. His warm and reassuring presence has been a part of our pop culture for decades and he's showing no signs of slowing down. At 83, he's a prolific podcaster and actor (his latest film is the fantastic Noah Baumbach dramedy "Marriage Story").Alan joins Josh on this episode of "Happy Sad Confused" to talk about his life and career and why a fascination with communication is the passionate centerpiece of his existence.
No one as famous as Rupert Grint should be as chill as he is. But that's just who he is--laid back with a great perspective on the bizarre life he's had. On this episode of "Happy Sad Confused", Rupert drops by Josh's office to reminisce about "Harry Potter" of course but also to chat about his first foray into horror for the new Apple + series, "Servant".
Somehow it's been five years since Eddie visited Josh and lo and behold quite a bit has happened since then. Josh and Eddie discuss Eddie's Oscar win, how it changed his life, his adventures in the Wizarding World, his forthcoming film with Aaron Sorkin, and his new collaboration with Felicity Jone, "The Aeronauts"!