Aussies in Hollywood
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Jenny Cooney is an Australian journalist who has lived in Hollywood for 30 years. She is a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and votes for the Golden Globes. Jenny has watched the waves of new Australian talent arrive in Hollywood and make their marks, both on and off-screen. From Paul Hogan to the Hemsworths, from Nicole Kidman to Margot Robbie - Jenny knows them all and their stories intimately. Join Jenny as she takes you through stories of Aussies In Hollywood; from landing in LA to landing the first gig and then building a successful career.
||ExplicitNash Edgerton||Stuntman, film director and music video director Nash Edgerton, speaks to Jenny Cooney about how he got into stunt work and how a $80 film he made for Tropfest made him realise that he wanted a career in film making.||1 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDanielle Macdonald||Actor Danielle Macdonald, is the star of Patti Cake$ and upcoming film Dumplin’. Danielle chats with Jenny Cooney about how she shot straight to fame in Hollywood having never scored a role in Australia, and how strange life in Hollywood...||11 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEmilie de Ravin||Actor Emilie de Ravin is best known for her roles in the tv shows Roswell High, Lost and Once Upon a Time as well as the film Remember Me with Robert Pattison. She chats to Jenny Cooney about striking gold with a string of hit shows and...||11 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGeorge Lazenby||Actor George Lazenby is the only Aussie to have played James Bond. His life off screen was similar to Bond, with plenty of women, cars, money and dangerous stunts. He tells Jenny Cooney how he scored the Bond role having never acted before...||11 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitToni Collette||Actor Toni Collette is synonymous with 2 movie lines “You’re terrible Muriel!” from Muriel’s Wedding and “I see dead people,” from The Sixth Sense, which is funny seeing as she didn’t deliver either of those lines. Recorded in the hotel...||1 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLee Smith||Editor Lee Smith has been part of some of the biggest movies in Hollywood, from Suicide Squad to The Dark Knight and Interstellar. He became a trusted member of both Peter Weir and Chris Nolan’s film teams and won an Oscar along the way....||1 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPhil Noyce||Director Phil Noyce is best known for his films Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Bone Collector and Patriot Games but among the Aussies in Hollywood Phil is known to be a godfather figure who has always looked out for fellow Aussies trying to make...||1 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAbbie Cornish||Abbie Cornish’s journey from country life in Lochinvar, NSW to Hollywood has been very much on her own terms. Following her ‘internal compass’ led her to decide that she would forge her own path in Hollywood, without the help of a publicist...||3 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul Hogan (Hoges)||Crocodile Dundee actor and co-writer Paul Hogan was one of the original Aussies in Hollywood. From being a rigger on the Sydney Harbour Bridge to rubbing shoulders with Liz Taylor and Princess Diana, Hoges chats with Jenny Cooney about...||3 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSimon Baker||Actor and director Simon Baker stumbled into acting when dropping a mate off at an audition for a TV ad. Years later he took a gamble and moved to LA (on a very tight budget) with his wife, actress Rebecca Rigg, and young daughter Stella…luckily...||3 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBruna Papandrea||Bruna Papandrea is best known for co-founding a production company that focuses on strong roles for women in Hollywood and her production slate includes Big Little Liars, Gone Girl and Wild. Jenny Cooney caught up with Bruna in her office...||20 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJoel Edgerton||Joel Edgerton worked quietly for decades in Hollywood, turning in powerful film performances but somehow remaining under the radar. Now a Golden Globe nominee, Jenny Cooney met up with Joel for a chat over a cup of tea and they discussed...||20 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMel Gibson||Mel Gibson is one of the best known Aussies in Hollywood as both an actor and a film maker. From Mad Max to Apocalypto Mel speaks to Jenny Cooney about the ups and downs of his career as well as the difficulties of dealing with fame.||19 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNicole Kidman||Jenny and Nicole first met for an interview when Nicole was a fresh faced 17-year-old still living in Australia. Since then, Nicole has won an Academy Award, played critically acclaimed roles in 'Moulin Rouge', 'Lion' and...||17 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBen Mendelsohn||Ben Mendelsohn has been a leading man in the Australian film industry since he was a teenager. But interestingly, it wasn't until his 40's that Ben was able to crack Hollywood. A lead role in the 2010 Australian film 'Animal...||9 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTim Minchin||Tim Minchin is an Australian national treasure. After selling out arenas as a musical comedian Tim made a successful transition to Hollywood, guest starring in 'Californication' and the upcoming feature film remake of 'Robin...||5 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEva Orner||As an Academy and Emmy Award winning producer and director, Eva Orner has taken us behind the walls of Guantanamo Bay, Nauru and Manus Island detention centres with her eye opening, award winning documentaries 'Taxi to the Dark Side'...||2 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBrenton Thwaites||From 'Home and Away' to 'Pirates of the Caribbean', it's been a wild ride for Brenton Thwaites. The young Aussie from Cairns in Far North Queensland sits down with Jenny to walk through getting to Summer Bay then all...||28 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDean Semler||Dean Semler is one Australia's greatest exports to Hollywood. If you're not familiar with his name, you'll definitely be familiar with his projects: 'Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior', 'Waterworld', 'Dances...||8 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTeresa Palmer||Teresa Palmer looks back on her first years in Hollywood coming from Adelaide at only 19 years of age. She's had a lot of false starts that felt like one step forward, two steps back but now she's finally hitting her stride with...||10 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLuke Davies||Luke Davies is a poet, novelist and screenwriter who is a later starter to Hollywood. After a career spanning over 20 years as a writer, he is now making it in Hollywood with an Academy Award nomination in 2017 for Best Adapted Screenplay...||29 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnthony LaPaglia||Jenny was the journalist who outed LaPaglia as an Aussie from Adelaide, not the American he purported to be. Prior to that, LaPaglia had been attending auditions pretending to be a New Yorker from Brooklyn. Regardless, Jenny and Anthony...||15 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKatherine Langford||The star of the Netflix breakout hit for 2017 '13 Reasons Why' is relatively new to Hollywood. So new that she is the only Aussie in this series that Jenny had never met before! It has been a rapid rise for Langford from studying...||16 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYvonne Strahovski||Yvonne landed her first gig 3 days after landing in Hollywood on the NBC show 'Chuck', but that meant she was never sure when the work was going to end. Yvonne tells Jenny about living her early Hollywood years out of a suitcase,...||10 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRachel Griffiths||From Geelong theatre to 'Muriel's Wedding' to new world of TV drama, Rachel Griffiths has made her place in both Hollywood and Aussie drama. Rachel tells Jenny about her steps from stage to big screen to TV, her near death experience...||26 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Aussies In Hollywood
Jenny Cooney does this brilliantly- what an insight to the lives of the best Aussie exports to date.
Some good interviews in the collection.
I thought the Mel Gibson interview was the best he's ever done and i really enjoyed the Paul Hogan interview.
Direct, Original and Down to Earth
Listening to Jenny interview stars is like being a part of a free-flowing conversation with friends.
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