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EJ Podcast #046 with Karolina Wydra

Published on August 16, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guest today Karolina Wydra who played Violet in the last two seasons of True Blood.

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Below are two photos Karolina shared with EJ.  The photo on the right we censored a bit…..use your imagination to figure it out.

Ej and Karolina talk about:

  • her life in Poland before she moved to the Ocean County in California,
  • her parents divorce,
  • her fathers new marriage to a woman much younger,
  • her mothers accident that sent her back to Poland,
  • the transition from moving to a new country without knowing the language,
  • being a loner,
  • her brief encounters with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams,
  • meeting her current boyfriend and being in a long distance relationship,
  • almost retiring from acting before her True Blood audition,
  • being a sexual person, (see photos)
  • her attraction to Zach Galifianakis,
  • shooting the sci-fi thriller Europa Report,
  • being friends with director Michel Gondry,
  • doing a commercial with George Clooney,
  • the first day of work on True Blood,
  • they talk in depth about her character Violet,
  • working with Ryan Kwanten,
  • sex scenes,
  • being on Justified,
  • working with Hugh Laurie on House,
  • working with Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love,
  • meeting Jack Black,
  • getting in a car accident that left one of her eyes damaged
  • and so much more!!!

LISTEN, and ENJOY!!!

Watch Karolina with George Clooney in this Nespresso Commercial:

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EJ Podcast #045 with Tony Hale

Published on August 16, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guest today is Tony Hale.

Tony Hale is best known as playing Buster Bluth in “Arrested Development” and his 2012 Emmy award winning portrayal of Gary Walsh in HBO’s “VEEP.”

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Tony Hale is a scene stealer. His characters are so interesting and he plays them with such commitment its hard no to watch him when he’s on screen.

Ej and Tony talk about:

  • being bounced around when he was a kid because his father was in the armed forces and how that has mudled his early memories, my theory is he was hypnotised in Germany.
  • being bullied
  • how theater was an outlet for him,
  • his religious beliefs and how important that is to him,
  • meeting his wife at church,
  • having a daughter,
  • writing a children’s book,
  • the difference between Samford and Stanford,
  • Arrested Development,
  • Veep,
  • winning an Emmy and possibly winning another one this week (I’ve requested if he wins to thank me in his speech.),
  • his family and how his sister gave up a daughter for adoption and how that grown up child is now a regular fixture in their lives,
  • working with the late great Robin WIiliams on the film RV for only 2 days,
  • appearing in the Sopranos, Dawson’s Creek, Stranger than Fiction,
  • going to therapy,
  • anxiety at Comic Con,
  • working with John Malkovich in an upcoming film,
  • his love of the Carol Burnett Show and Tim Conway,
  • his famous VW “Mr Roboto” Commercial,
  • and so much more!!!!!

 
LISTEN, and ENJOY!!!


 
Watch Tony’s VW commercial below:
 

 
And here’s a link to Tony’s Children’s book titled, Archibald’s Next Big Thing.
 
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EJ Podcast #044 with Shadaliza and Lynn from The Vault

Published on August 15, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast #044. EJ has as his guests today, Truebies Shadaliza and Lynn from The Vault-TrueBlood-Online.com and AllStephenMoyer.com.

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Shadaliza and Lynn have been running the Vault from the beginning of the hit HBO show TRUE BLOOD. They are die hard fans.

They talk about many things, such as:

  • how they found each other online,
  • what made them, and still makes them, so passionate about the show,
  • their love lives in good times and bad,
  • the ripple effect of True Blood to their lives,
  • Shad’s illness that motivated her to start the site,
  • their favorite and not so favorite moments of the show,
  • how they think the show will end or how they hope it’ll end
  • and much more!!!

LISTEN, and ENJOY!!!

Correction: scenes with Ryan Kwanten (Jason) and Eddie Gauthier (Stephen Root) were in Season 1, not Season 2 as Lynn stated in the podcast.

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EJ Podcast #043 with Amelia Rose Blaire & Bailey Noble

Published on August 11, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast.

EJ has as his guests today True Blood’s Amelia Rose Blaire (Willa) and Bailey Noble (Adilyn).

 

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Ej, Amelia and Bailey talk about:

  • The audition process to get on the show,
  • their experiences on the show,
  • what keepsakes from the set they kept,
  • nudity,
  • working with Alex Skarsgård, Deborah Ann Woll, Chris Bauer and others,
  • BOYS,
  • their different high school experiences (Bailey prom queen, Amelia an outcast),
  • their past and future projects and so much more!!!

 
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EJ Podcast #042 with Dale Raoul and Patricia Bethune

Published on August 8, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guest today True Blood’s Dale Raoul (Maxine Fortenberry) and Patricia Bethune (Jane Bodehouse).

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Ej, Dale and Patricia talk about:

  • their many years in the industry.
  • discuss many of their credits such as True Blood, Seinfeld, Under the Dome, Angel, Buffy, Friends, Six Feet Under, The Office, NYPD Blue, Out to Sea, Max Headroom, Who’s the BossMike and Molly, Mad Men, Boston Legal, Norm, 3rd Rock From the Sun and more!!
  • their marriages,
  • their upbringing,
  • auditioning,
  • men,
  • and Patricia talks about being a care giver which lead to her writing a book about it.

LISTEN, and ENJOY!!!

Below is a photo of Patricia’s book “What Can I Do” which links to purchase iton Amazon.com.

What Can I Do?: A Guide for Family and Friends of Caregivers

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