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Published on Dec 19, 2014
Alison Pill of the Newsroom, Snowpiercer, Milk & many more talks about North Korean comedy gold, lumbersexuals, and the benefits of cocaine. Justin Bieber and the truth about Canadian beaver-fever, the making of Milk with Sean Penn, and the joys of drugs and alcohol are discussed with Harper Simon on Talk Show.
GUEST BIO: Alison Pill starred on Broadway in House of Blue Leaves (Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Miracle Worker, Mauritius and The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Tony nomination), and Off-Broadway in This Wide Night (Drama League Nomination), Reasons to be Pretty, Blackbird (Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations), On the Mountain (Lortel nomination) and The Distance from Here (Drama Desk Award – Outstanding Ensemble). Pill’s film work includes Snowpiercer, To Rome With Love, Midnight in Paris, Goon, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Milk, Dan in Real Life, Dear Wendy and Pieces of April. Pill currently stars in the Aaron Sorkin HBO series The Newsroom. Other television work includes the HBO drama In Treatment, The Book of Daniel and Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows.
EPISODE BREAKDOWN 00:00 Welcoming Alison Pill to Talk Show with Harper Simon. 00:15 What Alison would say to Kim Jong Un. 00:45 A new idea for a movie where two bumbling North Koreans come to America and kill Hillary Clinton. 02:05 Humor is subjective all over the world. 05:26 Kim Jong Un’s life is comedy gold. 06:14 Alison wanted to be the new Turkmenbashi growing up. 08:16 The Newsroom aired its last episode December 12, 2014. 09:35 Alison shares her preferences of various news anchors. 11:04 Alison’s boyfriend is lumbersexual and what a lumbersexual is. 14:07 Alison’s relationship with her grandmother “Mabel” and her common law husband Stan. 17:42 Beaver fever is real and how to avoid it. 18:33 Justin Bieber is not a polite and gives Canadians a bad reputation. 19:31 Alison explains how to say Canadian city names. 20:30 Alison will be in a movie called Cooties coming out in 2015. 22:52 The making of Milk in San Francisco and hanging out with the cast including Sean Penn. 25:00 The many benefits of doing cocaine. 26:41 Thank you and goodbye.