This week Taylor and John hang out with Oscar winning Actor/Director Lee Grant, and "The Young Pope's" Olivia Macklin, at Grant's historic Upper West Side home.
A very few of Grant's credits include "In the Heat of the Night," "The Landlord," "Shampoo," and "Detective's Story." She is the first woman to win the DGA award for her picture "Nobody's Child." A survivor of the McCarthy Blacklist, Grant turned to documentaries later in her career, making the acclaimed "What Sex Am I?" as well as the 1987 Best Doc Winner "Down and Out in America." She continues to work for social justice through New Media.
Olivia Macklin is an actress in theatre, film, and TV. She appeared in Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino's limited series "The Young Pope," Denis Leary's "Sex Drugs and Rock n' Roll," and will star in the upcoming Fox comedy series "La > Vegas."
We talk first jobs, showmance, Michael Douglas, Dylan Mcdermot, Bee movies, the magic of Sarah Ruhl, and the need to keep on keepin' on.
The idea of this pairing was actually the template for the rest of the series. The perfect duo to bridge a generation gap, Macklin and Grant are two worthy voices in our increasingly detailed discussion of the role of women in film. The definitive example of our attempt to connect artists of the future to the greats of the past, they're pretty fun, and funny, women. With a hell of a lot to say.