Hollywood Unscripted

A show for film lovers by film lovers. Hollywood Unscripted delves into illuminating and unique conversations with top professionals in the entertainment industry. Hear stories and lessons from behind the scenes of the biggest blockbusters and most-admired features in film history. Featuring candid conversations with Hollywood legends, moguls, auteurs and other industry insiders, host Jenny Curtis goes far beyond the standard celebrity interview to take listeners inside the creative process. Listen each week to find out how the most creative minds in film and television do what they do and what their work ultimately means to them. From CurtCo Media.



episode 16: 16 - Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan joins Scott Tallal on Hollywood Unscripted for a conversation of passion and creativity.

Starting at the beginning, Kyle describes how his mother was his initial guide into the world of theater (1:17), and discusses his musical training (2:08). He describes how his path changed when he was cast in his first film, “Dune” (2:52) and the experiences of that film. The conversation continues to his next couple films, “Blue Velvet” (4:07) and “The Hidden” (4:30).

Kyle returns to his early years, finding his journey to being a professional actor (6:35). The conversation touches on another passion of Kyle’s, winemaking (7:52) and circles back to why acting became Kyle’s path (8:33).

Kyle explains his initial experience turning down Oliver Stone (11:25) and how he ended up working with him on “The Doors” (12:30).

He explains how he hasn’t felt the lack of privacy that other celebrities have faced (13:06).

Kyle jumps into “Twin Peaks” (14:12) and the reason the story resonated so strongly with audiences (14:35). Then the conversation lands on “Showgirls”, the ups and downs of that project (15:51) and how the lull after it (17:10) subsided with his roles in television (17:30).

He notes his recent experience in Sundance with “Tesla” (17:47) and discusses the nature of that film (18:06). He then talks about “Atlantic Crossing” (18:36) and reveals the surprises he learned in researching his role of FDR (19:18).

Kyle talks about his first experience in half hour comedy with “How I Met Your Mother” (20:30) and how that led to his current role in “Carol’s Second Act” (21:16).

With almost 40 years in the business, Kyle reveals his best experiences as an actor (22:36) and some of his worst (23:30). He opens up about his experiences with some of the directors he’s worked with, including David Lynch (24:23), Oliver Stone (25:14), Paul Verhoeven (25:41), and Pam Fryman (26:08). Kyle then looks back on how his approach to acting has changed since the beginning of his career (26:40).

The discussion comes to Kyle’s one and only experience directing (27:31) and why he likely won’t try it again (28:28). He then reveals the characters he misses playing (29:06) and why these characters are so much fun (29:35).

With the official interview over, CurtCo CEO, Bill Curtis, and Hollywood Unscripted producer, Jenny Curtis, join the conversation over a glass of Kyle’s wine, Pursued By Bear (30:17) to discuss the similarities and differences of Kyle’s creative endeavors (32:22), his journey with this brand (33:01), his various wines (37:35) and more of his experiences as an actor (40:39).

Executive Producer: Stuart Halperin

Producer: Jenny Curtis

Music By: Celleste & Eric Dick

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 2020-02-24  45m