Saoirse Ronan

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf

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Laurie Metcalf on her Academy Award nominated role in 'Lady Bird'

Laurie Metcalf is a veteran actor. In the late 1970s, while she was in college, she and a few of her classmates started putting on plays at a Unitarian Church in Deerfield, Illinois. Those classmates included people like Gary Sinise, John Malkovich, and Tracy Letts.

The theater, called Steppenwolf, became one of the most acclaimed theatre companies in the US. Maybe you were lucky enough to see Laurie in the Off-Broadway rendition of Balm in Gilead back in the 80s - she won a bunch of awards for her part in it.

You almost definitely know Laurie from TV's Roseanne. For 9 years she played Jackie, Roseanne's sister on the show. She's now starring in The Conners, the ABC produced spinoff of the show.

In 2017, she was nominated for her first Academy Award for her starring role opposite Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird, the fascinating, beautiful coming of age film directed by Greta Gerwig.

The movie centers around the title character, Lady Bird McPherson, a high school senior living in Sacramento, California. She's played by Ronan. Lady Bird dreams of leaving Sacramento, moving to the east coast, going... wherever writers live, she says.

These days, Laurie's been working a lot on Broadway. She's been nominated for a bunch of Tony's and won 2017's Best Actress award for her role in A Doll's House Part II. In a profile earlier this month the New York Times called her "The First Lady of American Theater."

This interview originally aired in February of 2018

Who Shot Ya? Ep 20: Proud Mary w/ Ira Madison III

Who Shot Ya?
Ricky Carmona
April Wolfe
Alonso Duralde
Ira Madison III

This week on Who Shot Ya?, Ira Madison III joins us in studio and shares his thoughts on where Proud Mary went wrong. Plus, the panel looks at some of their favorite female assassins, and they also create the definitive “12 Under 12” list, of the best actors who had yet to reach puberty when they delivered an outstanding performance.

Tom Hardy helps homeless puppies
Matt Damon promises to shush his mouth
Retired actor Daniel Day Lewis enjoys watching Naked & Afraid
A not at all unhinged pastor blastsThe Shape of Water
Some dude has released a De-Feminised version of The Last Jedi

The Definitive 12(ish) Under 12 List
The baby from American Sniper
The toddler from Superman
Saoirse Ronan in Atonement
Victoire Thivisol in Ponette
Sunny Suljic in Killing of a Sacred Deer
Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds of A Quiet Place
Anaïs Reboux of Fat Girl
Sean Nelson of Fresh
Kirsten Dunst in Interview with a Vampire
Pascal Lamorisse from The Red Balloon
The kids from Ratcatcher
Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver
The kids from Magnolia

Staff Picks:
Ira - A Vampire in Brooklyn
April - Ganja and Hess
Alonso - The Lair of the White Worm and Gothic
Ricky - Jackie Brown

Check out our Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Ira Madison III
Alonso Duralde
April Wolfe
Ricky Carmona

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