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EJ Podcast #036 with True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten

Published on July 3, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guest today another star from True Blood, Ryan Kwanten.

 
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Ryan Kwanten is best known for his portrayal of Jason Stackhouse on HBO’s True Blood since the very beginning.

Ej and Ryan talk about:

  • being the first person cast for the show,
  • his audition,
  • the amazing story of how he ended up promoting a film he did that shot in Australia in the states and how that changed everything for him,
  • judging on Iron Chef,
  • growing up in Australia,
  • Sports,
  • family,
  • being a shy kid,
  • the Austarlian Soap Opera “Home and Away”,
  • wanting to be a great Human Resource worker,
  • Godzilla,
  • favorite moments filming on True Blood,
  • why he adores L.A.,
  • his bond with Chris Bauer,
  • was hired as an American and freaked out a producer after learning he was working illegally,
  • the Jessica/ Jason relationship on True Blood,
  • how the movie he did, FLICKA got him his True Blood audition,
  • his first day shooting True Blood,
  • how Jason has made him a better person,
  • doing karaoke in Amsterdam,
  • drug use in Australia,
  • Zack Snyder,
  • Sylvester Stallone,
  • working with Anthony Hopkins in an upcoming film and much much more!

 
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EJ Podcast #035 – True Blood’s Rutina Wesley

Published on June 23, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guest today True Blood’s Rutina Wesley.

***Spoiler Alert*** - Do not listen to this podcast unless you have already seen the first episode of True Blood Season 7. You have been warned!

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Rutina Wesley is best known as playing Tara Thornton on HBO’s True Blood since 2008.

Ej and Rutina talk about:

  • her rise to the public spotlight,
  • auditioning for True Blood,
  • the advice Alan Ball gave her at the audition,
  • what she has learned about herself from playing Tara,
  • going to Julliard in New York City,
  • meeting True Blood co-star Nelsan Ellis at Julliard,
  • growing up in Las Vegas with performing parents,
  • seeing her dad dance on Star Search when she was 6 years old,
  • working with Patricia Clarkson, Julianne Moore, and Bill Nighy,
  • how she would love to be Julia Roberts in Notting Hill (acting wise)
  • a new film she did “13 Sins,”
  • going to college in Indiana and being the only black girl at the school, and being close to a popular KKK town,
  • her recent divorce,
  • the first episode of True Blood season 7

LISTEN, and ENJOY!!!

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EJ Podcast #034 with Tatia Pilieva

Published on June 22, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Here’s another Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast #034. EJ has as his guest today Tatia Pilieva who has a video called, “First Kiss” that has gone viral on the internet.

Tatia Pilieva may not yet be a house hold name but her viral video “First Kiss” probably is. It has over 85 million views in just 3 months.

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EJ talks with Tatia about:

  • how that idea of getting 20 strangers to kiss each other on camera came from,
  • whats next for her,
  • what her first kiss with her husband was like,
  • filming an independant movie called FOREVER with Deborah Ann Woll and Luke Grimes for the Art of Elysium,
  • her birth place the Republic of Georgia (its a country),
  • living in New York City,
  • being a hopeless romantic and so much more!!

Listen and Enjoy.

Below is Tatia’s viral video “First Kiss” where they ask 20 strangers to kiss for the very first time.

 
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EJ Podcast #033 with Chris Roach

Published on June 21, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

And we have another “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast where EJ Scott talks with Chris Roach who EJ knows from iOWest in HollywoodChris is a producer and writer, known for Big Brother, Non-Stop (2014) and The Next Great Starship (2014).

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EJ Says:

Chris Roach was in one of my favorite and most beloved improv teams at iO West in Hollywood called Streethawk! Since the break up of that team Chris has gone on to write for the WWE, became a producer on CBS’s Big Brother, and co-write a huge blockbuster movie starrring Liam Neeson called Non-Stop (now on Blu-Ray and DVD).

We talk about:

  • improv,
  • how the idea for Non-Stop came about and the process of writing a film,
  • selling it,
  • getting it made and how hard that is to actually accomplish.
  • Big Brother,
  • the WWE,
  • Tila Tequila and a whole lot more!

Below are photos of Chris signing his copy of Non-Stop.

Chris wrote the screenplay for the film Non-Stop which is now available on Blu-Ray at Amazon. Click on the image below to purchase it at Amazon.

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EJ Podcast #032 with Taran Killam of SNL

Published on June 21, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Brand new “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast #032. EJ’s has as his guest today  is Taran Killam who is known for being on Saturday Night Live. 

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Ej says that Taran Killam is one of my favorite SNL cast members of all time! They have a great time talking about:

    • his marriage to actress Cobie Smulders,
    • how they were able to do a long distance relationship for the last few years,
    • his MADTV experience,
    • his kidnapping role on 12 Years a Slave,
    • how he lobbied hard for any kind of role in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and got it!,
    • his recent visit to the AVENGERS 2 set in Europe,
    • his experience at the Groundlings improv/ sketch thetaer in LA,
    • what is Lorne Michales like,
    • his viral YouTube video of him dancing like singer Robyn,
    • comic books and his own comic book that he wrote,
    • Game of Thrones,
    • Amazing Spider-Man 2,
    • his three auditions for SNL,
    • his process to get a sketch on the air and so much more!!

He even does his brilliant Brad Pitt impression for me!! It was awesome. 

Listen and Enjoy.

The video below is discussed in the podcast of Taran mimicking a Robyn dance routine.

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