So Ali is starting graduate school and has been taken under your wing because you're her professor. That 'Pythonesque' is now an adjective in the OED means we failed utterly.". And I never thought of myself as butch. He, along with Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, and Terry Gilliam, founded Monty Python, a group that, quite frankly, invented British humor. I’ve read that the actors do a lot of improv on set, especially in the big group scenes like the dinner scene in episode 5. We petition. It’s too sad if you knew him, but if you didn’t, you will always smile at the many wonderfully funny moments he gave us. COX: (As Logan Roy) Funny - I have put a value on what you do. A Black woman worked for my family, and the day after Martin Luther King was shot, my grandmother was sitting - you know, who was born in 1905 in the South - and she said, it's just terrible. HOFFMANN: (As Ali) I don't know. GROSS: So, you know, I - you are so great. But first, the Travis frontman would like a word with us. I'm Terry Gross, and this is FRESH AIR. And... JONES: (As Leslie) Ali, you don't have to perform for me. Jones wasn't a legend in the abstract sense of the word. So this scene takes place a little later at your office. We'll talk more after we take a break. JONES: Terry, I'll come back anytime you'll have me. You know, we march. And then my Red Bull budget manages - just goes right through the roof. And it's for the optics. This is FRESH AIR. What was Holly Hunter like in college?Insanely gifted, of course. It must be so much fun to read these lines. Rest in Peace, Terry. You know, I'm wrinkly like my father's mother. It was so horrible. For an actor, it's always so much more interesting to have a character who, on one hand, seems to be trying to do everything with a sense of responsibility for society, and then you see her patronize this woman who works for her who is doing 50 things at once to put together this magnificent meal for all these fabulously wealthy people. GROSS: Cherry Jones is nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the HBO series "Succession." To see more, visit Fresh Air. In the season’s fifth episode, Brian Cox’s Logan Roy pushed the Pierces into a deal to sell their outfit, but this week, the deal collapses as New York Magazine (woohoo!) Here’s one random wafer-thin mint. The Emmy and Tony award-winning actor talks about growing up gay in Tennessee, losing theater friends during the AIDS epidemic and playing the head of a family-owned media group on Succession. "HE WAS A VERY NAUGHTY BOY!! So did you think of your character as being modeled on Eileen Myles? She's nominated for an Emmy for her performance as a guest star in the HBO series "Succession." Seeing you, I suspect you have not had cosmetic surgery. It was delicious getting to have that complicated relationship, with that Iago of hers. Chainsmokers Concert Promoters Charged, Fined $20,000. Prior to co-founding Maselan & Jones, P.C., he was with a large Atlanta law firm and then returned to Boston to practice with a mid-size corporate firm. It's kind of weird. The cast and crew of Succession discuss what you can expect from the Roy family in Season 2. And I - because I'm in the theater and I'm in the not-for-profit theater, had been for many years, of course, at these board dinners, I have met many of these women. Interviews with leading film and TV creators about their process and craft. Hollywood’s most dominant box-office force is shifting emphasis away from the blockbuster biz to try to eat Netflix’s lunch. It was perfect. JONES: You know? She got her first Tony Award for her performance in the 1995 Broadway revival of "The Heiress" and her second for her performance in the 2005 original production of "Doubt." So it's official. Tell me about the big confrontation between Nan and Rhea at the end of the episode. But... HOFFMANN: (As Ali) Yeah. Thank you. JONES: Well, when I was a child in the early '60s, you know, one was - I grew up proud of being a great-great-granddaughter of the Confederacy. (SOUNDBITE OF JERRY GRANELLI'S "THE GREAT PRETENDER") Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR. And I said, Mother, for you to grieve over your healthy, happy, stable child for the rest of your life is a sin. If she wins, it will be her third Emmy after winning for her performances in "24" as President Allison Taylor and in "A Handmaid's Tale" as Offred's mother. Copyright 2020 Fresh Air. Logan Roy is played by Brian Cox. This is also where your character and Ali first sleep together. And my family is religious and has a very strong, very open enlightened faith. So you know, it actually works to my benefit more often than not. he famously responds), and headed the Spanish Inquisition as Cardinal Biggles. Jones is best known as one of the founding members of comedy troupe Monty Python alongside Eric Idle, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, and Terry Gilliam. GROSS: What impact did it have on you to lose so many friends at a young age? She started to realize that it was ludicrous to spend all this time grieving over such a relatively well-adjusted, happy child. She's nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the HBO series "Succession." Actor Cherry Jones On Her Journey From Theater To 'Succession' Media Mogul | Georgia Public Broadcasting JONES: (As Leslie) I want you to be one of my TAs next year. So I want to talk with you about "Transparent." David Crosby Memorializes Eddie Van Halen: ‘Meh’, In his defense, Crosby “didn’t even remember he had just died.”, Don’t look now, but it appears we may have our first serious challengers to, Demi Lovato Drops Anti-Trump Anthem, ‘Commander in Chief’. "Love Terry G, Mike, John & Eric.". What Exactly Does Disney’s ‘Reorganization’ Mean for the Movie Industry? This feels so different because there's not a soul on earth that has any protection against this. What was most remarkable about being in my hometown during those months was that after George Floyd was murdered, in my little town of Paris, Tenn., with a Confederate statue on the court square, there immediately started to be people holding signs around the court square, Black Lives Matter signs. The friendship Jones forged with Palin was the foundation for a lifelong partnership.
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