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Lunch With… Keri Russell & Kirsten Sheridan

And a month of lunches…
Amy Adams | Hal Holbrook | WGA Strike Chat 1 | WGA Strike Chat 2 | Mira Nair, Irfan Khan, Tabu & Sooni Taraporevala | Frank Langella | Javier Bardem & Josh Brolin | Ryan Gosling & Craig Gillespie | Emily Mortimer & Patricia Clarkson | David Cronenberg | Ang Lee | Tony Gilroy | Nikki Blonsky & Elijah Wood | Sarah Polley | Michael Giacchino
And coming soon… Phillip Bosco, Todd Haynes & Christine Vachon, Emile Hirsch, Sidney Lumet, John Sayles, John Turturro, the cast & production team behind The Diving Bell & The Butterfly, and a bunch more in the month to come…

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2 Responses to “Lunch With… Keri Russell & Kirsten Sheridan”

  1. I actually just got home from seeing Waitress. Not too sure the comedy and the drama was merged together too well. I felt sort of awkward watching Keri and Nathan Fillion comedically try and have an affair and then watch Keri get hit by her abusive husband.
    Some of those pies looked revolting, though. We’re not exactly pie eaters down here but still… they were not appetising.

  2. countrygirll10 says:

    I just wanted to say that I have seen both “Waitress” and My all time favorite “August Rush.” Keri you were wonderful in both movies. But please I would like to see more of August Rush. I wanted to see them as a family. I tried to leave a comment for Warner Brothers but was unable to find a link that allowed this. August Rush really touched my heart. I have never left a comment about a movie but, this is truly a great movie.
    I looked at the previous comment about Waitress and I just wanted to say the pies were about more than just pies. They were about hopes and dreams. But I guess everyone will see different things in movies.
    Thank you,

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So I decided on three writers that I might be able to option their material and get some producer, or myself as producer, and then get some writer to do a screenplay on it, and maybe make a movie.

And so the three projects were “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” “Naked Lunch” and a collection of Bukowski. Which, in 1975, forget it — I mean, that was nuts. Hollywood would not touch any of that, but I was looking for something commercial, and I thought that all of these things were coming.

There would be no Blade Runner if there was no Ray Bradbury. I couldn’t find Philip K. Dick. His agent didn’t even know where he was. And so I gave up.

I was walking down the street and I ran into Bradbury — he directed a play that I was going to do as an actor, so we know each other, but he yelled “hi” — and I’d forgot who he was.

So at my girlfriend Barbara Hershey’s urging — I was with her at that moment — she said, “Talk to him! That guy really wants to talk to you,” and I said “No, fuck him,” and keep walking.

But then I did, and then I realized who it was, and I thought, “Wait, he’s in that realm, maybe he knows Philip K. Dick.” I said, “You know a guy named—” “Yeah, sure — you want his phone number?”

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