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Jenna Elfman on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

056: Jenna Elfman

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This is the perfect episode for anyone trying to find a shift in their career, or in their artistry, for the actors who are wanting to make brave decisions in their life and in their approach of character. Our guest today is the incomparable Jenna Elfman, an effervescent performer and person. This is an inspiring listen about how she navigated life after DHARMA & GREG, the fumbles, the touchstones, and the vulnerabilities in learning a new character on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD.

Jenna Elfman is a film and television actress who started her career as a dancer and appeared in music videos by various artists, including Depeche Mode and Anthrax. She is best known for her role as Dharma in “Dharma & Greg,” the hit series that led her to earn three Emmy Awards nominations and a Golden Globe Award. Elfman is also known for her work in the ABC comedy series “Imaginary Mary,” “Growing Up Fisher,” “1600 Penn,” “Damages,” and an appearance on “Shameless.” She’s also had guest appearances in “Two and a Half Men,” Royal Pain,” “My Name is Earl,” and “The Mindy Project.” In film she’s best known for “Keeping the Faith,” which she starred in with Ben Stiller and directed by Edward Norton, “Can’t Hardly Wait,” Ron Howard’s “Edtv,” with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, and “Big Stone Gap,” with Ashley Judd and Whoopi Goldberg. Currently she’s starring in the hit AMC series “Fear the Walking Dead.”

 

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“I approached the comedy through character, not just aimed straight for comedy.”

“I’m a performer. I’m an artist. I like becoming other people. I like playing characters. I’m not Famous Person on a Famous Journey.”

“I need to challenge myself, and grow as an artist, and it just…something shifted in the matrix, literally.”

“You are never going to fail if you stay true to your own goals and purposes.”

“Be the most rebellious version of yourself, which is to not listen to what anybody else thinks you should be doing, or thinks they know who you are, because the only person who truly knows who you are, and knows what your goals, and your purpose in this world is YOU. And you have to stay true in that.”

037: Bodhi and Jenna Elfman

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A wonderful, hilarious “Looking Back” episode with the KICKING & SCREAMING PODCAST duo and married couple Jenna and Bodhi Elfman as they describe the audition where they first met and Bodhi’s successful pick-up line. Jenna Elfman then shares her most memorable audition where she took the opportunity to kiss George Clooney even though the scene didn’t call for it. Bodhi reminisces about his unforgettable meeting with the Coen brothers and the audition that will haunt him forever.

Currently, Jenna and Bodhi Elfman have a hilarious R-rated podcast called Kicking and Screaming where they candidly discuss love, marriage, and annoyance. Jenna is working on the upcoming season of FEAR OF THE WALKING DEAD.

Tune into our Interview on iTunes HERE

 

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“Kicking and Screaming by Jenna and Bodhi Elfman is filmed, R-rated podcast all about love, marriage and annoyance…not in that order.”

“My motto is that I enjoy life. I think there’s kind of a simplicity to that way of thinking.” Jenna Elfman

“I like the way you make me laugh.” Jenna Elfman

“This is the girl I’m going to marry.” Bodhi Elfman

“I knew I wasn’t going to get the movie, so I thought a kiss would be appropriate to kiss George Clooney.” Jenna Elfman

“I will probably never have an opportunity to be in bed with George Clooney, so I wonder if I can weave a kissing moment into this scene.” Jenna Elfman

“Jenna and I met at a callback for a Sprite commercial audition and I knew this is the girl I am going to marry.” Bodhi Elfman

“I gave her the best line I could think, ‘You look exactly like my girlfriend, can I have your headshot?’…” Bodhi Elfman

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