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EJ Podcast #038 with True Blood Director Howie Deutch

Published on July 7, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guest today True Blood’s director, Howie Deutch. Deutch is a director, known for Pretty in Pink (1986), The Replacements (2000) and My Best Friend’s Girl (2008) and is currently a very important producer and director on TRUE BLOOD!!

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Ej and Howie talk about:

  • Season 7, Episode 2’s opening scene with Alex Skarsgård and Ryan Kwanten,
  • how he met and fell in love with his now wife Lea Thhompson,
  • working with John Hughes on 3 films,
  • his father who was involved in the music industry and who got involved with the mob,
  • Alzheimer’s,
  • Joel Silver,
  • Back to the Future and so much more!!

LISTEN, and ENJOY!!!

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Also, be sure to listen to EJ’s other podcasts because those are pretty amazing also.

 
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EJ Podcast #037 with True Blood’s Stephen Moyer

Published on July 7, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

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

Stephen Moyer is best known as playing Bill Compton, the 100+ year old vampire who ages gracefully on HBO’s True Blood since 2008.

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Ej and Stephen talk about:

  • Stephen’s kids,
  • the origin of his stage name
  • what his birth name originally was,
  • he tells a great sweet story about a mentor of his and when he found out about his passing,
  • why he had the nickname “Dick” as a youth,
  • Deborah Ann Woll joins us to talk about the Bill and Jessica relationship and much more!!

LISTEN, and ENJOY!!!

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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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