John Krasinski & Margo Martindale—The Hollars—8/21/2016

John Krasinski shot to fame in the role of Jim Halpert on NBC's The Office, but few probably recall that he also directed three episodes of the series. Krasinski graduated to film directing with the feature Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, based on David Foster Wallace's collection of short stories. Now, his sophomore film, The Hollars, stars two-time Emmy winner (and current Emmy nominee) Margo Martindale. Martindale's four decades of screen experience include professed favorites Million Dollar Baby (for Clint Eastwood), Paris, je t'aime (in a role written for her by Alexander Payne), and Justified, for which she won her first Emmy (the second Emmy awarded her stellar stint on The Americans). Martindale also graced August: Osage County, Dead Man Walking, and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, among many, many others. Krasinski's acting credits on film include George Clooney's Leatherheads, Gus Van Sant's Promised Land, Bill Condon's Kinsey, Sam Mendes' Away We Go, and Nancy Meyers' It's Complicated. The two joined me to discuss The Hollars, filmmaking, family, and how the original stage production of Steel Magnolias supplied Martindale with an "inspirational" acting experience.

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