In anticipation of her upcoming film Downsizing, Wiig discusses her Hollywood beginning at The Groundlings improv troupe which led to her breakout role as series regular on Saturday Night Live, where she earned five Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. From the small screen to the big screen, Wiig expanded her repertoire to include both comedic and dramatic roles in films such as Mother!, The Martian, Skeleton Twins, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Despicable Me 2, Welcome To Me, Ghostbusters, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and the upcoming Where'd You Go, Bernadette. In the episode, Wiig recounts her journey to writing, producing and starring in the Oscar nominated film, Bridesmaids, and how she created many of her iconic characters in Saturday Night Live including the Aunt Linda and Sue the Surprise Lady.
Well-known for his many leading roles in hit romantic comedies including How to Lose a Guy In Ten Days and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Matthew McConaughey reveals his unorthodox break into acting with his first major role in Dazed and Confused and which film made him a household name in one weekend. Viewers will also learn if his wife, Camila Alves, believes McConaughey upholds his charm off-camera and how he came to the career-defining decision to set out for riskier and more serious characters, including his debut television role in new series True Detective.
After making her mark in the industry with memorable appearances in films such as Junebug, Enchanted, Doubt, and The Fighter, Amy Adams discusses her multifaceted career leading up to her standout performance in Columbia Pictures' American Hustle. Her lead role as a con-artist in the Academy Award nominated film earned Adam's her first Golden Globe win and fifth Academy Award Nomination. Adams has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and six Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Elektra is in despair. Her father Agamemnon has been murdered by her mother, Klytemnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegistheus. Elektra swears revenge. Failing to enlist the help of her timid sister, Chrysothemis, she determines to kill Aegistheus herself. Before she can carry out her plan, however, her brother Orestes, whom she believes dead, returns and determines upon revenge himself. He kills Klytemnestra and Aegistheus. Elektra drops down dead after an ecstatic dance of triumph.
A documentary about the inspirational 92-year-old playwright Julia Britton. At the age of 92, you're supposed to be planning a move to the next world, not a trip to London to put on your next play. Yet this is what playwright Julia Britton is doing.
Monteverdi's exquisitely melancholy vocal music is transported from its 16th century roots into a 21st century dramatised environment. Passions run high as six couples break up and go over the painful details of their complex relationships in a restaurant. The music, in turn serene and brutal, combines with this drama in a heady yet satisfying mix.