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  • -Our next guest is a fantastic actress

  • who you know from "The Crown"

  • and "Mission Impossible: Fallout."

  • She stars in the new film "Pieces of a Woman,"

  • which is currently in select theaters

  • and begins streaming on Netflix this Thursday.

  • Here is Vanessa Kirby.

  • Oh! It's so good to see you. Oh, happy new year.

  • -You, too, Jimmy. Happy new year.

  • -How was your holiday this year? I know it's been bizarre.

  • Are you still quarantining with your sister?

  • -Yeah, my sister, my poor sister.

  • I've been quarantining here for a good near on a year now.

  • -Wow. Getting to know you, yeah. -Yeah.

  • -But she works in the business, too, doesn't she?

  • -She does, yeah. She's like a -- [ Stammers ]

  • Oh, my gosh.

  • -What happened? Did something fly out of your --

  • [ Both laugh ]

  • I know your sister's profession.

  • She's a [Grunting]

  • [ Both laugh ]

  • Oh, you don't see many of those.

  • You don't see many people going for that profession anymore.

  • [ Both laugh ]

  • -I literally -- It just didn't come out.

  • Maybe it can't.

  • [ Both laugh ]

  • She's a "mm."

  • -Yeah. Ah!

  • She really is. -She's a "mm."

  • -And she's one of the best mm's I've ever seen.

  • I love her work.

  • [ Both laugh ]

  • You give her my best.

  • Hey, I want to -- -I will.

  • -Vanessa, I heard that you started a film club,

  • and I really -- I want to know what you've been watching,

  • because I need some stuff to watch.

  • What is a film club, and what do you guys do?

  • -Oh, Jimmy, we've been through it all.

  • I got into a very serious stage

  • of watching every director

  • that I always know that I need to watch.

  • I watched all Cassavetes 'cause he is my favorite anyway.

  • But Fellini. -Oh, yeah, Cassavetes.

  • -We watched too many Fellini. My sister had enough by the end.

  • And then we went through a really good Tom Hanks' stage,

  • which actually is, like, the most comforting, I realize.

  • When you watch them in succession, it's so comforting.

  • -He's ama-- Isn't he? He's just so comforting.

  • -Got the best -- What is it? I can't work it out.

  • -It's his voice. It's his face. It's his acting.

  • I just love the guy.

  • -He's just the most loveable.

  • -What was the recent one you watched of Tom Hanks?

  • -"Cast Away."

  • -Oh, Wilson. -And I actually haven't seen

  • "Cast Away" for a really long time.

  • -Me, neither. Does it hold up?

  • -Have you seen it recently? -No.

  • -Yeah, it does hold up, and, like, it kind of comes back --

  • I had, like, a lot of dreams about it that night.

  • -It's just him, right?

  • -Jimmy, hold on. This battery's going to die.

  • Let me just call -- Hold on one second.

  • -Oh, my gosh. I'm ruining everything. It's so funny.

  • -No, no, it's not you.

  • The battery isn't plugged in for some reason.

  • I know, it just gave me a little alert, Jimmy. Sorry.

  • You just short-circuited my computer.

  • -No. Wait, I've heard that people call you Bambi.

  • -They do. They call me Bambi, yeah.

  • That is something that was --

  • Yeah, it stuck. It stuck. Yeah.

  • -But that's a perfect example of that.

  • It's, like, innocent,

  • but, hey, my computer -- My battery's dying.

  • -Plug in the --

  • Rule number one, plug it in.

  • -But because you were telling me, like, you're a klutz?

  • -Klutz, yeah.

  • You know how Bambi is on the ice, the legs?

  • Everything about it. Always have been.

  • No -- Like, I don't have --

  • I have a real lack of kind of spatial awareness.

  • -Really? -Like, I don't see things.

  • Everything smashes. -What was the thing

  • about the bottle of water that was leaking?

  • -Oh, gosh.

  • That was a bad audition, yeah.

  • I mean, I've had many, but that was particularly bad.

  • -Please tell it. Please tell it. Please tell it. I do love it.

  • -It's just typical. It's just typical.

  • My friends were like, "Well, obviously."

  • So I had to -- You know, it was a really big audition for me,

  • and I was so nervous, and I spent days --

  • I was really jet-lagged anyway.

  • Anyway, got in the room,

  • and there was like maybe 30 execs in suits, you know?

  • And so I was just sweating anyway.

  • Sat at the front, and there's this big speech,

  • this big, long speech, really emotional

  • about, you know, my partner having returned from Vietnam

  • and everything he went through

  • and, you know, how I felt about it.

  • And I sort of started,

  • and 30 seconds in, I thought, "Oh, God. What's that?"

  • And I sort of could feel -- I had a bottle of water in my lap,

  • and I hadn't put the lid on properly.

  • And so drop by drop,

  • and then eventually sort of a stream of water

  • was just flowing down my leg,

  • and there was a big pool, a big pool,

  • and it was quite a large bottle. But it was like right in my lap.

  • And there was this huge -- Yeah.

  • -They're like, "Wow, I've never seen acting like this."

  • -And I left, and I was soaking,

  • and no one said anything, either.

  • -Of course not.

  • -I just kind of like scuttled out.

  • -So embarrassing. Oh, gosh.

  • But you have to remember these stories, because these --

  • Please, write these all down, because look at you now

  • and look at where you -- what you've done.

  • I want to talk about your new film, "Pieces of a Woman."

  • It's a fascinating job by you, by everybody on that.

  • But can you explain what the film's about?

  • -So, "Pieces of a Woman" is the journey

  • of one woman who goes through an unspeakable tragedy

  • and navigates her way through afterwards, and we kind of --

  • All of us have experienced loss in many different ways.

  • And you know the moment

  • when your kind of reality just shatters,

  • and everything changes, and the world is carrying on,

  • but your whole life is completely different,

  • and it will never be the same.

  • And it's sort of how someone finds her way through that,

  • the immense grief

  • and kind of puts herself back together.

  • -I want to show everyone a clip.

  • Here is Vanessa Kirby in "Pieces of a Woman."

  • Take a look.

  • -What's wrong? -Did you write that?

  • -Yes.

  • -You wrote that? -Yes.

  • -Well, that -- that isn't my daughter's name.

  • My daughter's name is Yvette. It starts with a Y,

  • ends with an E.

  • Yvette.

  • -I'm sorry.

  • -Don't blame him. Sean dictated it to him.

  • -Yeah, great-grandmother, Hungarian spelling,

  • so it's not at the end of the nameless forever.

  • -Well, that doesn't make any sense at all,

  • because nameless are by last name,

  • and we chose the American spelling for you.

  • -Yeah, but it's a small detail, Martha.

  • -Small detail?

  • -Yeah.

  • -Yeah.

  • Yeah, yeah, right.

  • No, it is -- It's a small detail.

  • Small detail.

  • -Vanessa Kirby.

  • "Pieces of a Woman" is currently in select theaters

  • and begins streaming on Netflix this Thursday.

  • Thank you so much for being here.

  • It's always good to see you, pal.

-Our next guest is a fantastic actress

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Vanessa Kirby Had an Unfortunate Water Spill at an Audition

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/05
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