There is strength and accomplishment and then there is our next guest, Kathy Bates. She has hundreds of acting credits on stage and in film and television, and a formidable body of television directing work. She is an Academy Award winner and three-time nominee. She has fourteen Emmy nominations and two wins. She is a Tony Award nominee. An Obie Award winner. She has two Golden Globes Awards. Two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Two BAFTA nominations. There is no acting challenge she has not met and mastered. For the past several years, Bates has served as a Spokesperson for the Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LE&RN). LE&RN is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1998 to fight lymphatic diseases and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. Listen in Kathy sits down to discuss growing up in the south, going to SMU, finding her voice on stage, her greatest roles and life as an actress. For more information: https://www.drphilintheblanks.com/
In our first show of 2018, we bring you our first Academy Award winner ever to grace the GGN News desk - the incomparable Kathy Bates joins us to help get the year started in the right way.
You know her from many of your favorite movies, including her role opposite another legendary actor, James Caan, in the classic suspense/thriller Misery, as well as a slightly less disturbing role playing one Bobby Boucher Jr.'s mother in the hilarious comedy Waterboy.
Nemo Hoes chats it up with her about how she got those roles and even gets her to admit she didn't know who Adam Sandler was prior to Waterboy! They also talk future projects and roles she would like to play, which she skillfully connects back to in our Smoker's Studio questions, with one of the best answers we've ever heard!
You can catch Kathy currently on Disjointed, a new show out on Netflix, where she plays a weed-loving hippy named Ruth Whitefeather Feldman who gets her dream of opening a weed dispensary.
Pass that, Ms. Bates!
Kathy Bates hammered her way into movie and pop culture history with her Oscar-winning performance in Misery. Kathy tells Marc why acting never seemed like an option when she was younger, what she learned working with colleagues like Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Tandy, Mike Nichols, and James Caan, and why after decades of work on the stage and screen she decided now was the time to do a show like Disjointed, a three-camera sitcom with a live studio audience. Plus, comedian Graham Elwood stops by to talk about Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary. This episode is sponsored by Vice Principals on HBO and Casper.