Posts Tagged ‘interviews’

My Men’s Journal Cover Story Featured on The Sunday Long Read

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Very cool to see my Men’s Journal cover story on Aaron Paul recommended by The Sunday Long Read, which celebrates the best of the week’s longform journalism. The piece was highlighted on Sunday January 12, 2020, as a profile readers “will find much to cheer about.”

Aaron Paul: Cheerworthy. Couldn’t agree more.

 

Men’s Journal Cover: Aaron Paul

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

With a slew of hot new projects and a serious case of domestic bliss, Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is exactly where he wants to be.

For the January 2020 cover story for Men’s Journal, I spent the morning with actor Aaron Paul, who impressed me with how warm, funny, energetic and positive he was. To prepare for the story, I took a deep dive into his new stuff and some roles of his I’d missed, and I’ve gotta say, I now wholeheartedly agree with what one of his co-stars told me: “I think we, honestly, have yet to see the full range of Aaron Paul.”

Read the full story: Aaron Paul is Finally Breaking Big

Parade Cover: Robert Downey Jr.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

After more than a decade as Iron Man, he’s now kung fu fighting and managing a menagerie at home — and in Dolittle.

I sat down with Robert Downey Jr. in my hood for my latest cover story for Parade magazine. He’s so much fun to talk to, we could barely keep on a single conversation thread, but we somehow managed to talk about his childhood, his family, his passions and his newest movie, Dolittle.

Read the full story: Robert Downey Jr. Opens Up About Life After Iron Man, Kung Fu Fighting and Managing a Menagerie in Dolittle 

 

Men’s Journal Fashion: Keegan-Michael Key

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

The Comic Actor May Layer His Style For Winter, But He Is Shedding the Manic Characters That Made Him a Star—and Getting Comfortable In His Own Skin

For the December 2019 issue of Men’s Journal, I sat down with actor Keegan-Michael Key to talk about his career path, his fashion preferences, and his next moves in the new year.

Read the full story: The Snow Job. Keegan-Michael Key. Keegan-Michael Key on ‘Subtle-izing’ His Style and Getting Comfortable in His Own Skin

From the December 2019 issue of Men’s Journal.

Mark Harmon on NCIS, Football and Life as a Family Man

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

My sit-down with actor Mark Harmon on his football past as a UCLA quarterback, his NCIS future, and getting his start with Ozzie & Harriet. Read the story: Mark Harmon on NCIS, Football and Life as a Family Man.

Winona Ryder: Life is Strange

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Well this was a treat: Talking with actress Winona Ryder for the cover of this weekend’s Parade magazine, in honor of the new season of Stranger Things that debuted July 4th weekend.

To read the full story, see Winona Ryder Dishes on her Unconventional Childhood, Being an Outsider and her Motherly Role on the Stranger Things Set.

—Amy

This is Us: Susan Kelechi Watson

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

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The Good Housekeeping March cover star opens up about what it’s really like to be part of America’s favorite TV family on This is Us.

A longer version of the original print feature can be found on the Parade magazine website: This is Us‘s Susan Kelechi Watson on Her Career, Castmates and “Practicing the Life You Want” by Amy Spencer

Sarah Hay and the Ballet

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

One of my latest feature interviews allowed me to talk a lot about a topic I haven’t had a chance to cover before: ballet. The story was for the New York Post‘s ALEXA fashion special. The subject: Professional ballet dancer Sarah Hay, who is currently the lead in the Starz drama Flesh & Bone, co-created by a former Breaking Bad writer. Oh, and it’s good people—real good.

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After bingeing the eight-episode series, I got to talk all about it with Sarah, which you can read here: Sarah Hay in ALEXA magazine. We talked about how this was her first acting role ever, how true the ballet world in the show is actually depicted, and how she struggled within the dance world herself before rising to the top.

—Amy

How to Be Brave, with Demi Lovato

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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I always love interviewing singer/songwriter and actress Demi Lovato. She is one of those wise young souls who has been through more in her 21 years than some people experience in al lifetime. And she’s using her powers for good.

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This time, it’s to guest edit Seventeen magazine’s August 2014 issue, with advice for the readers at seventeen.com about How to Be Confident No Matter What. I sat down with Demi on the couch at her apartment in L.A. while shared her best confident-building secrets, and a few rough moments she’s weathered on her way to loving herself. That’s her editor’s note for the piece. Check out some more of her story here:

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