Rank #1: Phoebe Waller-Bridge: "Fleabag"
Phoebe Waller-Bridge struck success writing and starring in her award-winning series "Fleabag", revolving around the witty and brash life of Fleabag herself. Today on The Treatment, Waller-Bridge joins Elvis to discuss the series' second season and the importance of music and the rhythm of words in her writing.
Jun 14 2019
Rank #2: David Fincher: "Mindhunter’’
Having been handed the true crime book "Mindhunter" by friend Charlize Theron, executive producer David Fincher began the collaboration and long developed project we now know as Netflix's "Mindhunter". Today on The Treatment, Fincher announces the release of season two of the series where discussion of serial killers became common place among American mainstream and how the soundtrack plays with the timeline of this eerie American history.
Jul 12 2019
Rank #3: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg: "The Boys’’
What's comedy without a little high stakes and looming death thrown in? Long time friends and producing partners Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ask that very question every time they embark on a new project. From spinning a traditional "weed story" into a life or death scenario in "Pineapple Express" to illegal underage exploits of high school students in "Superbad", they seek to bring a heightened level of motivation to their characters. In "The Boys", Rogen and Goldberg take their love of comics and mold it to their reality, breaking down the American superhero construct in a dark, gritty and humorous way. Today on The Treatment, they discuss the length of time it takes for projects to come to fruition deepening their connection to each as well as being glad to release "The Boys" at a time when comic franchise films have already done the work in creating a strong foundation of the universe and multiverse concepts, leaving freedom to create new.
Aug 30 2019
Rank #4: James Corden: "The Late Late Show’’
When Mariah Carey and Elton John showed up singing in a car with a relatively unknown British comedian, it was clear Carpool Karaoke would solidify host James Corden's place in late night American TV. Beginning his performance career as a child, Corden has catapulted to a worldwide stage spanning from TV to film to theatre. Today on The Treatment, Corden discusses the challenge, albeit by choice, of creating a variety show every single night while reflecting on the magical moments The Late Late Show has produced, like Paul McCartney breaking down the lyrics to "Let It Be".
Aug 23 2019
Rank #5: Olivia Wilde: "Booksmart’’
Actress Olivia Wilde feels a constant attraction towards challenge. Having many credits to her name in acting, she welcomes the idea of breaking the mold set for actresses in Hollywood, opening up the conversation of a multidimensional female. Today on The Treatment, Wilde discusses her modern version of a coming of age film in "Booksmart" and her learning experience of fighting for creative say on her film.
May 31 2019
Rank #6: Seth Meyers: "Late Night with Seth Meyers’’
Comedian Seth Meyers first got a taste of the news world as the former SNL "Weekend Update" anchor. He now gets to share his take on the world's happenings on the daily with "Late Night with Seth Meyers". Today on The Treatment, Meyers discusses the time it took to gain his footing and ease into the face of his own late night show as well as the sage storytelling advice his father gave him early in life paving his comic path.
Jun 14 2019
Rank #7: Lulu Wang: "The Farewell’’
Using comedy to relay a storyline comes naturally to director Lulu Wang. Her debut art-scene comedy "Posthumous" has lead the way to her new film "The Farewell", telling the story of a family dealing with the impending loss of the matriarch and the lie they tell her to cope. Today on The Treatment, Wang discusses her "American" experience growing up a Chinese immigrant and how that molded her take on cultural assimilation and her decision to cast Nora "Awkwafina" Lum in the lead role.
Aug 09 2019
Rank #8: David Alan Grier: "The Cool Kids’’
After decades in the comedy scene, actor David Alan Grier's talent has spanned from theatre to film. His most recent stint back to television teamed him up with comedic greats Martin Mull and Vicki Lawrence in one season of "The Cool Kids", about a team of spirited residents in a retirement community. Today on The Treatment, Grier discusses pivotal moments in his career guiding his comedic trajectory and what he looks for in projects to come.
Aug 16 2019
Rank #9: Rupert Goold
Between his film and stage work, director Rupert Goold has often been attracted to material focusing on protagonists caught between the real world and a truth of their own making. This makes him the ideal candidate to bring the life of Judy Garland to the screen. His newest project, the biopic “Judy”, starring Renee Zellweger, artfully weaves between those two states.
Sep 26 2019
Rank #10: Lisa Henson
Lisa Henson, executive producer of the new Netflix series, “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”, has a unique relationship to the material. She discusses her familial connection to puppetry – her father, Jim Henson, created the Muppets – as well as an affinity for folklore and the rituals of storytelling.
Sep 12 2019