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  • my guest Tonight is an award winning actor known most for her roles in HBO's Westworld Across the Universe and is the voice of Queen Kaduna in Frozen Should be seen in the upcoming film Kaji Billionaire, which opens in select theaters this Friday.

  • I'm thrilled she's here.

  • I love talking to her.

  • Please welcome Evan.

  • Rachel Wood.

  • How are you?

  • I'm good.

  • Where are you right now?

  • E In my house, I'm still kind of quarantining in my home, doing home school and trying toe work.

  • Can be a single mom, all all the ones.

  • Oh, my God, That's right.

  • I don't know anything.

  • I don't know any basic math.

  • Beyonce.

  • A third grade level.

  • I honestly couldn't help my kids.

  • So I give it Give it up for you because that's tough to be a single parent right now during Cove it to be tough.

  • Yeah, you should have seen me this morning trying to zoom call on work while he was supposed to be doing school.

  • And I'm having a serious conversation.

  • He comes up behind and he puts a fireman had on me, and I just I just looked at my meeting and drugged, and you know, At least everyone's very compassionate with each other right now.

  • So I think it xfiles.

  • But yeah, it's it's pretty wild.

  • It's pretty wild.

  • Well, it sounds like you handled it well in the 19 seventies, when I was, ah, young man that age, when we did stuff like that to our parents, they lost it on us.

  • They, you know, that's that's what happened.

  • That's what used to happen in the good old days.

  • You just get a backhand like there was no physical hitting, but there was good emotional scarring, emotional scarring.

  • I love what you're wearing.

  • I love again.

  • You have done such a cool thing.

  • You are known for bringing very classy cool pantsuits sort of looks back into the public eye.

  • And I commend you because you look amazing.

  • Thank you.

  • Thank you very much.

  • Just keeping up with tradition.

  • Yeah, it's Do you have Ah, what's your collection like?

  • Is it incredible at this point?

  • Your collection, You know, it's funny.

  • I actually had a friend call and asked me if she could borrow a suit the other day and I said, I actually I don't have any.

  • And she said, What are you talking about?

  • It's like I borrow all my clothes.

  • Really?

  • I don't I don't I don't actually get to keep any of these suits.

  • Okay?

  • But so you're literally borrowing stuff like you'll.

  • You'll find out that you have to zoom with Conan O'Brien in 10 minutes and you're running out the door asking neighbors.

  • Can I borrow a pantsuit?

  • I have a very lovely stylist who helps me out, but I don't actually get to keep any of this.

  • You know, I basically model it and back.

  • So it's all an illusion way.

  • Found this photo of you when you were a little kid.

  • And you're still wearing a suit.

  • That's true, actually.

  • I mean, yes, I have.

  • I have been rocking the suits for quite some time.

  • Yeah.

  • Look at me.

  • Look at my little look at my little business haircut.

  • I have No, I love this.

  • It looks like you're there to ASU.

  • Somebody looks like you're a lawyer there.

  • Um, you know, all of that is going for All of us are trying to get through this the best that we can.

  • And we're finding ourselves making decisions we might not make otherwise.

  • I understand.

  • that you've been fostering a dog.

  • You've been taking care of a dog temporarily.

  • Is that true?

  • Oh, my God.

  • What's his name?

  • Yes, this is Tommy.

  • This is Tommy.

  • He's a little old man, but he is, like the sweetest dog ever.

  • Yeah.

  • You know, I'm home all the time now.

  • Usually I'm working and traveling, and I can't take care of a dog, but, yeah, I had a friend reach out.

  • I was not planning on having a dog that day, and then the next thing I know, I I got this guy.

  • So if you gotta at at Wag More, um, if anybody's interested in adopting little Tommy, I'm gonna have him until he finds it forever home.

  • Okay.

  • I mean, look at this.

  • Look at this face.

  • Look at that guy.

  • You know what I have to say?

  • He doesn't look thrilled to be seeing May his face kind of felt like, Oh, that one.

  • That that hot that host.

  • All right.

  • Okay, so I want to get the word out.

  • Because if someone's out there, who would love a sweet older, I would say, Let's just say mature, mature dog.

  • He's mature.

  • Yes.

  • And it's at Wag More?

  • Mm hmm.

  • Wag more.

  • Yeah.

  • Just m m m o r Yeah.

  • Andi, He's Yeah, he's a sweetie, and he's very low maintenance, you know?

  • He's he doesn't he doesn't do a whole lot now, except just wanna be cuddled and fed.

  • And yes, So if anybody wants a little Tommy, he's here.

  • Yeah, I'm telling you, as someone who is quite a bit older than you, that happens later on.

  • Yeah, Maybe I want to be cuddled.

  • I wanna be held occasionally dragged onto the porch to take care of whatever I have to take care of and then dragged back in again.

  • That's exactly right.

  • That's pretty much my life.

  • Let's talk about a jillion air.

  • Um, this is a very unusual and I mean that in a good way movie.

  • It's very, uh, distinctive.

  • Your character is.

  • I mean, maybe you could Why don't you describe your characters, old olio?

  • Well, first of all, the hair over, I can almost do it now because I've grown out my hair.

  • I see that.

  • But you have hair over your face a lot of the time, and then your movements e mean you're a very gifted actor, so I'm not surprised that you could do this.

  • But your movements are very distinctive and almost look like you.

  • You had to really think about how this character moves 100%.

  • Uh, Miranda July of the director and I would get together and do strange exercises and improvs to try to find the physicality we ended.

  • Actually draw going a lot from animals weirdly on de.

  • So when people say, What do you base this character on?

  • I say a proud lion who became are are sort of blueprint for her.

  • That's so interesting because, um, though I'm not an actor, when I started doing the talk show many, many years ago, I was thinking about what?

  • Who is what?

  • I wanna one body and I came up with scared Leamer, you know, just like uh huh uh, just kind of like wide eyed, nervous, somewhat birdlike.

  • So I'm familiar feeling it on Lee.

  • I've been doing it for 27 years, and everyone's like enough enough, You know, there's a your really impressive moment in the film where you're sort of your character is very sneaky has to be because you really have to live by your wits and your ability to get around situations.

  • There's this scene where you've been backwards and I thought, Is that c g I was that c g When your character older Leo bends backwards?

  • No.

  • In fact, this happens to me a lot of my career.

  • Like I on the show.

  • I do WestWorld, uh, tiny show that ideo never heard.

  • Never heard of it.

  • Um, like I had to ride a horse at full speed with while shooting a rifle.

  • So writing, writing on a running horse with no hands holding this like, heavy rifle.

  • And I really did it and everyone thought it was C g I or thought I was scrapped to the horse and I was like, No, And now with Gazillionaire, they think that this is CG or that I was on the wire and I'm like, No, look, I am actually doing doing these things with my body.

  • I'm actually doing this.

  • It's not C g I.

  • So that was a weird skill.

  • Is that Is that yoga?

  • Years of yoga.

  • Do you do that?

  • You have no Did you have, like, your spinal column?

  • Like a few vertebrae removes.

  • You do that okay?

  • I don't know why, but I've weirdly been someone of, like, a limbo, uh, champion as a as a child.

  • And growing up, I was I was always one at bar mitzvahs.

  • That one.

  • Whatever.

  • Weird hat or prize.

  • You know, if you could do the limbo challenge, and so I don't know why.

  • It's just a strange skill that I have that okay now has become immortalized.

  • And in this film I love that I love you.

  • You brought up all my life I've been a limbo champ When never in my life have I been asked to do limbo.

  • It's never comes Where Where in the world are you living it?

  • You go to events and people like, Well, it's limbo time.

  • Well, growing up as a kid, it's like birth in the nineties.

  • I don't know.

  • Birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, weddings.

  • Just weird.

  • Weird things like that.

  • Yeah.

  • Limbo.

  • You know, last time that we were talking, you mentioned that, uh, you're really into karaoke.

  • And during Koven, I'm wondering, is that something you're able to do at home?

  • Do you do a lot of karaoke at home?

  • So it's kind of got a bit out of hand.

  • I have I managed tohave homes that have basements in them.

  • And, uh, it started with, like, one little karaoke machine and like a string of lights and it's evolved into the next house that I moved into had a giant basement.

  • And I basically spent this year turning it into a 19 sixties tiki karaoke lounge, like with vintage furniture and, like, I painted all the walls and I hung like disco lights.

  • And it's very elaborate, Like somebody walking down there the other day and looked at me like I was crazy.

  • They were like, What is this, you know, having you know what it sounds like to me.

  • Evan, it sounds like a code violation.

  • It sounds like you are running a legitimate Polynesian restaurant in your basement.