Working Class? Casey Affleck, Taraji P Henson, and the making of Oprah

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2016 20:25:38 December 5, 2016 20:25:38

Jeff Bezos, the head of Amazon, and Matt Damon hosted a holiday party for Manchester By The Sea this weekend in LA. That’s officially what they’re calling it, a “holiday party”, which, I guess is a new euphemism for “campaign event”? It’s not like they’re actually exchanging gifts there. Why are we pretending this is anything but what it actually is? Never mind. Why am I bothering to ask? Pretending, after all, is what everyone’s been doing around Casey Affleck’s past and those sexual harassment allegations which is what Duana and I are talking about on this week’s podcast, still not officially titled. But we’re getting closer to removing that question mark after Working Class.

Did you know that Shia LaBeouf was also up for the role that Casey ended up getting in The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford? At least according to Shia? More and more, actors are talking about what they’ve unsuccessfully auditioned for, most recently Taraji P Henson last week. The question here though is: do you have to reach a level of success before you can actually talk about that sh-t? Speaking of success – the Oprah Winfrey Show and the new podcast about how it was made and the work involved in making it. We call it producer porn but, really, why isn’t it everyone porn? It’s work porn. And it’s, like, kind of a requirement, isn’t it?

Here’s our third episode – available on iTunes by end of day!

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