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June 19, 2014 8:11 AM   Subscribe

The Hollywood Reporter Roundtable video: Comedy Actresses. Stacey Wilson sits down with The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, New Girl's Zooey Deschanel, Nurse Jackie's Edie Falco,The Mindy Project's Mindy Kaling, Shameless' Emmy Rossum, and Orange Is the New Black's Taylor Schilling, to talk about stupid questions from the media, disastrous auditions, odd fan interactions, the crazy stuff people tell them, and the state of American TV. (1:03:14, highlight transcription available)
posted by The Whelk (18 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh man I want to watch this so hard. This sounds amazing. Damn you, workday!
posted by phunniemee at 8:27 AM on June 19 [2 favorites]


I've never watched Big Bang Theory so I don't know Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting but I love all these other people so this is good and I approve.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:30 AM on June 19


I saw CNN asking Hiliary Clinton why she was running for president when she had a grandchild on the way and it made me want burn something.

But I was on an airplane at the time and tampering with smoke detectors is against federal regulations, so I complied with the flight crew and fumed silently instead.
posted by maryr at 8:42 AM on June 19 [7 favorites]


"I saw CNN asking Hiliary Clinton why she was running for president when she had a grandchild on the way and it made me want burn something."

WHO. WHICH ANCHOR IN PARTICULAR ASKED THAT.

I have a vacancy in the upper-left-hand corner of my Voodoo Board (it's like a Vision Board except more effective). I am going to pin a photograph of their face there and think hateful thoughts at it every morning until they get a gushing nosebleed on-air.

p.s. it would help if maybe you have a lock of their hair handy, or fingernail clippings or something.
posted by komara at 8:55 AM on June 19 [7 favorites]


WHO. WHICH ANCHOR IN PARTICULAR ASKED THAT.

I think there were several people actually. It was A Story for a few days.

The Daily Show had a bit that week where they ran a clip reel of the dumbshits asking the questions. If I remember correctly, Jon Stewart's commentary on this was mostly him silently holding his head in his hands.
posted by phunniemee at 9:07 AM on June 19


Ah, yes.
posted by phunniemee at 9:08 AM on June 19 [3 favorites]


So, here's the depressing thing: Christiane Amanpour.

In her defense (???) it was a question via Tumblr.

So, here's the REALLY depressing thing: Christiane Amanpour is asking questions provided by Tumblr.
posted by maryr at 9:08 AM on June 19 [12 favorites]


(Sadly, I did not see Hillary's response as to whether she is a Whovian or a Fannibal.)
posted by maryr at 9:10 AM on June 19 [1 favorite]


Grandpa Mitt has 18, 19, 20, too many for Old Man Mitt to keep track of. But I don't see the Drudge Report calling his faculties into question.
posted by Talez at 9:10 AM on June 19 [1 favorite]


Here's a youtube link to the video, if the hollywoodreporter site makes your browser lag as bad as it did mine for some reason. I also enjoyed the drama actress roundtable (Sara Paulson, Vera Farmiga, Keri Russell, Jessica Pare, Claire Danes and Julianna Margulies) in which they decide that when they quit acting they're all going to open a cookie store.
posted by mstokes650 at 9:11 AM on June 19 [2 favorites]


maryr: I saw CNN asking Hiliary Clinton why she was running for president when she had a grandchild on the way and it made me want burn something.

But I was on an airplane at the time and tampering with smoke detectors is against federal regulations, so I complied with the flight crew and fumed silently instead.

I applaud your self-control, but for the record: we would have sent cookies.

I'm not saying Mefites would take turns on visitation days... but cookies, at least.
posted by IAmBroom at 9:12 AM on June 19 [3 favorites]


Awesome! I'm picturing something like Executive Decision, with Kurt Russell ziplining over to the plane from a stealth jet, with a plate of cookies.

I want that.
posted by Naberius at 9:24 AM on June 19 [2 favorites]


And Mindy, you've been very open about calling out journalists who make ridiculous comments. What's the worst one?

Kaling "You're ugly and fat, and that is so refreshing to us." I'm like, "What are you saying to me, sir?" "Well, we're used to skinny people, and you're so ugly and refreshing." That's not a question, sir.



That is so tragic but making me cry with funny.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:39 AM on June 19 [10 favorites]


Jeez, Mindy Kaling, do you ever sleep? ( I'm obsessed with her, and I know the answer is "no", but I'm frankly delighted with all her output and interviews and instagrams and and and.)
posted by sweetkid at 10:58 AM on June 19


I also enjoyed the drama actress roundtable yt (Sara Paulson, Vera Farmiga, Keri Russell, Jessica Pare, Claire Danes and Julianna Margulies) in which they decide that when they quit acting they're all going to open a cookie store.

I loved this drama actress one. I've never watched anything like this and was enthralled the whole hour long or whatever. I liked the comedy one too and Mindy was a highlight (that women is a treasure) but not quite as much somehow.
posted by shelleycat at 11:49 AM on June 19 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I've yet to watch the drama one, but seeing the list makes me glad that I watched the comedy one first because the drama list is pretty much "actresses I would watch in anything" so it would have definitely been an unfair comparison.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:18 PM on June 19


maryr: "I saw CNN asking Hiliary Clinton why she was running for president when she had a grandchild on the way and it made me want burn something"

Don't worry, Hilary hands out some pretty sick burns for that stuff all on her own.

She is like the honey badger of people asking her stupid sexist questions. She DGAF and it's only gonna turn out badly for you for messing with her.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 1:00 PM on June 19 [6 favorites]


So, does this video actually play for people? None of the browsers I try work. I think it's one of those firewall and or cookie things I can be arsed to change. But still.
posted by clvrmnky at 5:14 PM on June 19


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