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

 
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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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EJ Podcast #031 with Lucas Neff

Published on June 18, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is another “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast #031 with Lucas Neff.

EJ has as his guest today Lucas Neff who is best known for playing Jimmy for four seasons on FOX’s RAISING HOPE.

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EJ and Lucas had a really silly and often serious conversation about:

  • how he was a fat kid,
  • how he use to read 1,000 pages a week,
  • memorized the first 300 numbers of PI,
  • his new love/girlfriend actress CAITLIN STASEY from CW’s “Reign” and their matching tattoos,
  • cannibalism,
  • reality shows,
  • Buffy Angel,
  • his Dad the novelist,
  • his mom helping troubled kids,
  • running an ultra marathon without training,
  • experimenting with blindness,
  • growing up in Chicago,
  • apologizing to his family for being a troubled kid,
  • visiting a blind theater in Israel,
  • drinking at age 13,
  • being picked on as a kid,
  • being awkward with girls,
  • trying his hand at rap,
  • politics,
  • what’s troubling the world these days,
  • improv,
  • and so much more!!!!

Listen and Enjoy.

Photos of Lucas below signing items he’s donated to auction for charity.

EJ says The DVD is already sold, but the video game will be in an auction on eBay soon.

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