Hi, everyone. It's Wayne here. I'm also one of Dominik's proofreaders here at EPO. Just as my colleague Trisha did recently, I wanted to give a further update on some of Ellen's recent activities. Specifically I'm going to talk about her appearances on network talk shows in the past few weeks. (this is right off the ToDo list at the end of the last update.)
First, there was Ellen's guest spot on »The Daily Show with Jon Stewart«
on May 20th. Those of us who follow Ellen on Twitter
know how much of a fan she is of this show and it showed in the interview. Ellen spoke about »The East«
and how it reflects current events, as well as her own passion for the environment. She also spoke about being a Canadian living in the U.S. and one of my fave moments was Jon's reaction to Ellen's comment about Canadians "we aren't perfect". As well she showed off her dry wit with a joke about lox, which led into an exchange with Jon about 'Canadian rabbis'. Overall, a really good interview, IMO.
» The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (05/20/2013) «
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Next up was »The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson«
on May 28th. Here Ellen and Craig engaged in a rambling discussion very similar to her past interviews on this show. They barely mentioned »The East«
, instead talking about pets, therapy, and so on. The interview ended with one of Ellen and Craig's 'awkward pauses' and the showing of a clip from the movie. A fun interview to watch, especially Ellen's 'breakdown' in their therapy role-play.
» The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (05/28/2013) «
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Then it was on to »Conan«
on June 3rd. Once again, like in the interview with Jon Stewart, Ellen got to talk about Canada, in an interview that included hockey and the McLobster sandwich that is only offered in Nova Scotia. As well, in discussing »The East«
, Ellen explained about the freegan lifestyle and her personal experience with permaculture several years ago at Happy Valley
in Oregon. One of the highlights, though, was Ellen juggling some balls that Conan just 'happened to have on hand'. Just like the soccer ball she head-juggled the last time she was on his show. Ellen certainly showed what a good sport she is and handled it all very professionally. She spoke about being nervous … Ellen, if you read this … IT DIDN'T SHOW!
» Conan (06/03/2013) «
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Finally, Ellen rounded out this current series of talk show appearances with fellow Canadian George Stroumboulopoulos
on his new self-titled show on CNN
on June 21st. This was the most serious of the four interviews, with Ellen talking about the film choices she makes, how vulnerability affects her work, and more of her views on the way we impact the world and each other. But there were also fun moments like when George showed a clip from 'Pit Pony' (this clip can also be seen in EPO's video archive
, along with many others, BTW) and she talked about her relationship with Twitter
» Stroumboulopoulos (06/21/2013) «
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In my opinion Ellen did really well with these interviews, showing both her professionalism and her good humour. These qualities, along with her awesome acting of course, are the reasons why so many folk back here in Nova Scotia are so proud of her. I hope this update gives you a taste of what these appearances were like. Please be sure to check out the videos in the video section
of the site. Just watching these again while preparing this update makes me really anxious to see »The East«
when it comes to Halifax this weekend. Take care, everyone and a big thank you to Dominik for all his hard work maintaining this fantastic web-site. I am truly humbled to play a small part in this.
To be continued ....
The Top of Our Current Todo List
- New York and Los Angeles Premiere of "The East"
- Beyond: Two Souls at E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo
- Review summary for "The East"
- Ellen on Conan, Ferguson and Stroumboulopoulos