'Accidental Gems'

From Grown Ass Men

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On working with Tupac Shakur: So what would happen was we’d start the scene and like a musician, I would take the lead energy and rhythm in a scene. And he was like, whew, right underneath it like a bass player. Just right in the pocket. Then in the next take I’d start low, and he’d come right above me with his energy and his rhythm. So the second take would be a little different rhythm. We jammed. We were musical in those scenes, it was so natural to be with him.

He was lovely, funny, sweet as can be. He’s a serious actor. He was a really serious actor. He was mentoring a couple kids who would come down. Always had his lines. I turned him onto Frank Sinatra. I brought the “Golden Years” disc over and was like “What do you mean you don’t know Frank Sinatra?!” He really loved “Fly Me To The Moon”, so on set we were trying to do “Fly Me To The Moon” and work in some rap into it. Seeing how we could blend it. Then at the end of the day he said “You know what, that is just so melodic the way he sings that, you can’t interrupt that song.” He was a great artist and a great man and really lovely to me and REALLY lovely to those two kids he was taking care of. There were no drugs, no drinking, no girls, no nothing. It was all about the work. That’s why, whatever that image is about him as an artist, he was fully committed.”

Jim Belushi

Episode 51

There’s almost nothing you can reveal about yourself that’s too personal, though some people do smears of their lower parts and wave it around calling it art. You always get a balance. You find the audience will come up and share even more extreme things after this with you. For me personally the line is talking about sex. I don’t enjoy reading about other people having sex, so why share that?

Sandra Tsing Loh

Episode 63