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027: Constance Shulman

027: Constance Shulman 1500 1000 Alyshia Ochse

Constance Shulman was in the original cast of Steel Magnolias, Lortel Theater. She continued to work in dynamic films Fried Green Tomatoes and Sweet and Lowdown. On the fast track to stardom, Constance did something many women in this industry would love to do. She took a break and raised her children. She took a 15 year break from acting and focused her creativity on writing, painting and producing documentaries. This interview gives the full spectrum look of a woman who has lived by her own set of creative rules and how it was making a comeback as an actress in the business.

Currently, Constance is working on her 6th season of Orange is the New Black (three time SAG award winner for Best Ensemble in a Comedy), The Blacklist and Broad City. She voices the Nickelodeon/ABC-Disney’s Doug. And is the co-producer of NY Times top 10 docs of 2015, Looks like Laury, Sounds like Laury documentary.

Tune into our Interview on iTunes HERE

 

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“When you are younger you runaway from your roots, when you are older you embrace your roots.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“I knew enough to not know anything.”
“Be the best you instead of being a mediocre version of someone else.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“One of my day jobs was at Penthouse Magazine.”
“A gift every actor needs to have is to a time period that is not about you. Having children was that time for me.”
“Orange is the New Black brought about a whole new way of being on TV and how you watched TV.”
“One of the beauties of getting older is to not care. I don’t care if I don’t get parts now.”
“Carol Burnett was the person I wanted to be when I was in high school.”
“Being an artist you are already sensitive, you’ve got a very deep soul. Putting it out there is really hard. You are vulnerable to whatever comes your way.”
“One regret would be to have bypassed college and go straight to NY.”
“Above all else you want to be a full person. Acting comes after being a human being.” | CLICK TO TWEET

 

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013: Alysia Reiner

013: Alysia Reiner 1500 1000 Alyshia Ochse

Alysia is best known for her role as Natalie “Fig” Figueroa, the tough as nails assistant warden everyone loves to hate on NETFLIX’s hit series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Alysia won a SAG award as part of the amazing ensemble cast, and you can see her in all 5 binge-worthy seasons. She is currently in production on Season 6 of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and recently launched her very own eco-friendly fashion label, Livari. Alysia recently wrapped production as both a producer and star of motherhood dark comedy EGG, starring with Christina Hendricks and Anna Camp.

You can also catch her as Sunny in F/X’s critical hit and Peadbody Award winning BETTER THINGS, brought to you by the inimitable Louie CK and Pamela Adlon. And don’t forget to look for her in recent/upcoming episodes of YOUNGER, BROAD CITY and ODD MOM OUT.

Alysia may be all over your streaming shows and on your TV, but she couldn’t get an agent for years and self-submitted and taped for the break role in the Oscar nominated film SIDEWAYS. Listen in to hear her daily practice for being a creative person and how she is mentoring the next generation of female storytellers.

Tune into our interview right HERE

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“Don’t wait, create” CLICK TO TWEET

“Daily practice for a creative person; Do something for the business, something for the artist in the business and something for artist.”

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