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027: Constance Shulman

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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




“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



Chris Sullivan on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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THIS IS US made America sit up in their seats and pay attention to the man behind the immediate heart throb of Toby, Chris Sullivan.  He first gained attention for his portrayal of Tom Cleary on the Cinemax drama THE KNICK.   He played Benny Hammond in STRANGER THINGS and Taserface in GUARDIAN OF GALAXY VOL. 2.  It may appear that Chris had an easy ride to the dense career track he is on, but he has been putting in the work for over 17 years.  Graduation from Loyal Marymont University left him transformed from a Tennis pro turned actor and climbing the ladder to seek representation.   A self-proclaimed perfectionist and dedicated artist with no backup plan, listen in to see how he landed his agent several years after graduation, how he made $5000 stretch for almost a year living in Los Angeles, how Broadway prepared him for a role of a lifetime on the Cinemax show THE KNICK and how every part since The KNICK can all be traced back to that character.

Chris is currently starring on the hit NBC show THIS IS US and is the lead singer of the band SULLY AND THE BENEVOLENT FOLK.

Tune into our Interview on iTunes HERE





“Have faith in something, develop faith in something greater than yourself.  That is the thing that will carry you through all the hard times.”

“Rehearsal for high school play is the same as Broadway rehearsal, doesn’t matter, creativity is the same.” CLICK TO TWEET

“An artistic endeavor, job of any art (good, bad or other) is to elicit some desire of exploration in the audience.” CLICK TO TWEET


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