In this week's "Sunday Sitdown," Willie gets together with Tony and Emmy-winner Nathan Lane to discuss the enduring impact of The Birdcage and his latest Broadway show at Studio 54.
Jessica Alba (July 2022)
If it feels like you haven't seen as much of Jessica Alba on screen in the last decade or so, that's because she's been busy growing a business. For more than a decade, "The Honest Company" she founded has been a pioneer for clean products for babies, beauty and the home. In this week's "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist gets together with the actor and entrepreneur to discuss how she found her confidence in Hollywood and the business world. (Original broadcast date: July 10, 2022)
Lately, when you hear the name Idris Elba, it often comes in the context of speculation about whether he'll be the next James Bond. The actor says it's not happening, and at the moment he's busy playing John Luther, a British crime-solving hero with a slightly harder edge than Bond's. The 50-year-old Elba worked as a young man at the same Ford manufacturing plant where his father worked before moving to America to chase an acting dream that now has far exceeded anything he ever imagined. In this week's Sunday Sitdown, Willie and Idris got together in New York.
Michelle Yeoh has swept through awards season, winning the Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild Award and just about every other trophy they give out for her performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once, the one-of-a-kind movie that is nominated for 11 Academy Awards. The 60-year-old actress now getting her due, after a long career that has included memorable roles in movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha and Crazy Rich Asians. In this week's Sunday Sitdown, Michelle and Willie got together in New York.
Brendan Fraser was on a role in the 1990s and early 2000s, starring in The Mummy, George of the Jungle, Crash and many other films. He says it was a break-neck pace. Since then, he took on smaller roles and retreated from Hollywood. But now he is back with a critically-acclaimed performance in The Whale. In this week's Sunday Sitdown, Willie and Brendan got together for a fireside chat.