Forty years later, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In finds respectability as a PBS special. The show’s creator, George Schlatter, tells Bill Newcott how NBC aired the series almost as an afterthought—and how the blackout comedy show ended up helping elect a president.
Most U.S. Audiences know Hugh Bonneville solely as the no-nonsense patriarch of Downton Abbey. But the star, who shows delightful comedy chops in the new family film Paddington, tells Bill Newcott he relishes all sorts of roles—and has since the time he was six.
At 75, world-famous playwright Israel Horovitz had nothing to prove. But he wanted to direct a movie based on his play My Old Lady. But how do you land Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith as your stars. Luck has something to do with it, he tells Bill Newcott.
Four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore, who plays a woman with early onset Alzheimer’s, tells Bill Newcott how she prepared for the difficult role—including long conversations with actual Alzheimer’s patients.
Chadwick Boseman single-handedly energized movie theaters last summer in the James Brown biopic Get On Up. As the film comes to DVD and Blu-ray, Boseman recalls just how hard it is to do a perfect “mashed potato.”