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27 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Elisabeth Moss. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Elisabeth Moss, often where they are interviewed.

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27 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Elisabeth Moss. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Elisabeth Moss, often where they are interviewed.

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Ep 102. Elisabeth Moss

Off Camera with Sam Jones
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Watching Elisabeth Moss as Mad Men’s sec-turned-exec Peggy Olson (as millions did for 88 addictive episodes) and in recent projects like Top of the Lake, High Rise and Queen of Earth, you’d be forgiven for assuming she’s a capital-S Serious or capital-M Method artist. Even director Jane Campion might’ve drawn the same conclusion from Moss’ Top of Lake audition tape. “It was remarkable…I just found myself really interested in watching this gentle, quiet, obviously interior performance. At the end of about six hours, I was still really interested. She’s a little bit like a Mona Lisa. There’s a lot that she’s not showing you.”

It’s an impression Moss sometimes wishes were true, but acknowledges that capital-C Class Clown is more apt. (That was, in fact, the title unanimously bestowed by her Mad Men cast mates). So much for our illusions. As she told The Guardian in 2016, “I wish I was super-serious, anguished. I see those actors and think, God, they are so cool and seem so interesting. I don’t take acting that seriously.” But she does it seriously. Tales from several sets support her seeming ability to perform the acting equivalent of doing zero to 60 for a scene without ever appearing to bear down on the gas. “I was shocked at how quickly she metabolized the material,” Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner once marveled. “She is that kind of actress where we don’t ever intellectually delve into what is going on with her character. It’s almost like it doesn’t pass through Elisabeth’s brain. It’s completely instinctive. She works hard, but I think she also works hard to hide it. Either that, or she’s an alien.” Weiner may deal in alternative facts, but we’re going with the former, which begs the unanswerable question, what is instinct anyway?

That’s probably not something an eight-year-old thinks much about. Moss just liked playing the TV roles she started getting at that age. But she also liked dancing, studying ballet seriously while being homeschooled as she pursued both. She earned her GED at 16 and decided acting offered the more physically enduring career option. She worked steadily in supporting film and TV parts like Girl, Interrupted and Picket Fences before being cast as first daughter Zoey Bartlet on West Wing. That led to Weiner’s casting her in Mad Men, which subsequently led to six Emmy nods and fame as an unintentional feminist icon.

As Peggy Olson grew in confidence and complexity, her character’s storyline grew more compelling, rivaling Don Draper’s for our interest. If making us believe and champion Peggy’s huge personal and professional transformation is an accomplishment, an even bigger one is emerging from a seven-season national TV phenomenon without being forever identified with or pigeonholed by it. But even before the show ended, Moss told The Telegraph UK, “I think it’s up to you as an actor to make choices that are different, to stretch your ability, to not get too comfortable doing something you know you can do. Of course, if you play one character for five years, people are going to think of you as that character. But you can break out of that.”

Can, and did. If viewers weren’t quite ready to move on, Moss was. She’s since chosen a string of largely independent projects that allow her to tell stories as diverse and interesting as the women in them. You’ll find virtually enslaved housewives (High Rise) single-minded detectives (Top Of Lake) and mourning, possibly unhinged vacationers (Queen Of Earth). Harder to find is a bad review. Just one of way too many to list is The New York Times’ take on the latter. “It is Ms. Moss, with her intimate expressivity, who annihilates you from first tear to last crushing laugh.” In addition to landing an emotional punch, she has a talent for landing herself in stories that regardless of time period or milieu are strikingly relevant to current times. None more so, unfortunately, than The Handmaid’s Tail, Hulu’s excellent and much buzzed-about adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel.

On the off chance you’re not convinced of her versatility – or guts – know that when Moss decided to try the stage for the first time in 18 years of acting, she did it on Broadway, in Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow, no less. And there was The Heidi Chronicles. While you could argue there’s no one better suited to play its evolving, wisecracking proto-feminist lead, taking on an iconic 1989 role and making it resonate in 2015 is a gamble. It paid off with a Tony nod and raves from noted theater critic Charles Isherwood, who called Moss “a superb actor who possesses the unusual ability to project innocence and smarts at the same time.”

High praise, but as far as Moss is concerned, Get Him to the Greek is as valid a choice as the largely improvised indie The One I Love, if it makes her a better actor. Whether that’s possible is debatable, but what’s not is this: More than ever, we need stories about heroic, flawed and completely believable women, and few actors play them better.

Mar 06 2020

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Elisabeth Moss | Trump Calls Criticism of His Coronavirus Response a "Hoax" as Concerns Grow: A Closer Look

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast
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Seth takes a closer look at the president calling criticism of his response to coronavirus a "hoax" as concerns grow about the government’s handling of the outbreak.

Then, Seth talks to Elisabeth Moss, who stars in "The Invisible Man." She also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Mar 04 2020

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Elisabeth Moss & Aldis Hodge

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
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Elisabeth Moss & Aldis Hodge join host Andy Cohen. Listen to lively debates on everything from the latest drama surrounding your favorite Bravolebrities to what celebrity is making headlines that week live from the WWHL clubhouse.


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Mar 03 2020

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Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man, Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Dark Waters

Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
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Elisabeth Moss talks The Invisible Man.

Plus film reviews including Todd Haynes’s Dark Waters, starring Mark Ruffalo, Céline Sciamma’s romantic drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire and George MacKay in Justin Kurzel’s True History Of The Kelly Gang.

Ben Bailey Smith and Robbie Collin sit in for Mark and Simon, as they chat through all the films worth seeing in UK cinemas in the UK Box Office Top Ten, the best and worst films on TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

00:09:41 Box Office Top 10
00:38:06 Elisabeth Moss Interview
00:51:49 The Invisible Man Review
01:01:12 Downhill Review
01:09:06 Dark Waters Review
01:17:19 Villain Review
01:26:04 True History of the Kelly Gang
01:35:02 Portrait of a Lady on Fire
01:42:13 Colour Out of Space

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Feb 28 2020

2hr 8mins

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#403 — Elisabeth Moss, Richard Stanley

The Empire Film Podcast
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We've got horror of all kinds on our mind this week at Empire Podcast Towers. First off, Chris Hewitt has a chat with Elisabeth Moss, star of Leigh Whannell's excellent update of The Invisible Man, and finds that she has blood on her hands. Well, feet. Then, Richard Stanley — making his return to directing with Colour Out Of Space after a looooooong time out — pops into the podbooth to natter away with Alex Godfrey about ouija boards, The Island Of Dr. Moreau, and getting stoned with cats.

Elsewhere on this week's pod, Chris is then joined in the podbooth by Helen O'Hara and James Dyer, as they talk about James' experiences at Disneyworld, tackle a couple of listener questions, talk about Chris Evans joining Little Shop Of Horrors and Steven Spielberg possibly handing over Indiana Jones 5 (or 4, depending on your point of view) to James Mangold, review The Invisible Man, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, and more.

Enjoy.

Feb 28 2020

1hr 47mins

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Elisabeth Moss and Steve Coogan

The Lauren Laverne Podcast
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Mark Radcliffe in for Lauren Laverne this week.

Steve Coogan drops by to chat about his brand new film Greed, directed by frequent collaborator Michael Winterbottom, and Elisabeth Moss joins us to talk about her new film, The Invisible Man.

In the Maths of Life with Dr Hannah Fry, we get into the end of the universe.

In This Week's Watchlist with Rhianna Dhillon she give us her viewing picks from latest adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, Emma, To the new series of The Split on BBC One.

Feb 21 2020

49mins

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DP/30: Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell

The Hollywood 5 Podcast
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DP/30: Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell by The Hollywood 5 Podcast by David Poland

Nov 25 2019

31mins

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498: 'The Kitchen' Starring Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish

Reel Spoilers
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Tom's wife, Crystal (of The Clip Out fame), fills in as we discuss THE KITCHEN.

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Aug 13 2019

59mins

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We pick the brain of an Area 51 expert, Elisabeth Moss from Handmaids tail hangs out and we talk surprise boners…

2DayFM Breakfast with Grant, Ed & Ash!
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Jul 17 2019

40mins

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003 - Elisabeth Moss

G&T with Greta & Taylor
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This week, Taylor and Greta discuss two movies starring Elisabeth Moss: Mad to be Normal (2017) and Listen up Phillip (2014). How does their more extensive experience with her on TV with Mad Men and The Handmaid's Tale inform their opinion of her in movies? Is the fact that movies often underuse her a uniting factor among her cinematic work? Find out on this week's G&T!

Jul 05 2019

49mins

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