I host The Screenster Podcast. I chat to fellow actors, filmmakers and industry insiders about their careers, the highs and lows of the business and what they're watching. Of course we're not short of interviews of people in 'showbusiness'. But how many of these people are on the red carpet or directly in the spotlight? Quite a lot. So, I wanted to turn my attention to all the other brilliant people who aren't necessarily on that carpet (yet) and those who are working behind the scenes. I want to talk about how difficult this industry really can be, what people do to keep motivated and what television shows and films give them some comfort along the way.
The Screenster Podcast is live on iTunes and Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts! Each week, I chat to fellow actors, filmmakers and industry insiders about their careers, how they keep on top of their mental health in such a fickle industry and what movies they're enjoying at the moment. Please subscribe and leave me a little review if you enjoy it - oh, and tell your friends!
I know the term is getting thrown about here, there and everywhere. But I'm sticking with it. We need to keep up the conversation about mental health. The entertainment industry can often spit you out as fast as it has chewed you up - and I think it's important we acknowledge this so that we don't feel alone when it DOES happen. It's not all glamour and Hollywood. Not for a lot of us. So let's keep chatting. My podcast will join in.
If you're interested in working with me on the podcast or joining me as a future guest, please do get in touch. I'd love to hear from you. You can send me a little message over on the Get in Touch part of my website. Or message me on Screenster's Instagram - I accept people 'sliding into my DMs' - in a non-creepy, professional way. (Yes this is me standing in front of some lockers in America - because I got excited as it reminded me of all the high school movies I've ever seen).
Previous guests include: actor Alistair Petrie (Sex Education, The Night Manager), production designer Jonathan Paul Green (Fleabag, Episodes), script supervisor Marilyn Kirby (This Way Up, Catastrophe), Nick Hendrix (Midsomer Murders, The White Princess), stunt coordinator Andy Bennett (The Crown and Peaky Blinders) and intimacy coordinator Ita O'Brien (Gentleman Jack, Sex Education).
On The Screenster Podcast, I talk to my guests about what they're enjoying on the big and small screen. From Netflix to Amazon Prime, old school 90s movies to the latest box office hit, I want to hear it all. We talk about what they turn to when they're having a bad day, what TV shows might have given them some inspiration and what they're enjoying at the moment.
They're not ALL relevant to the film and television world, but some other podcasts I enjoy include: Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, The Joe Rogan Experience, Open Mind with Frankie Bridge, Castaway with Laura Whitmore, Anna Faris is Unqualified and Straight Up with Stassi. They keep me company.