Aussies in Hollywood
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
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.
||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...||5/20/2018||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...||5/20/2018||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.||5/19/2018||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...||1/17/2018||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...||1/9/2018||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...||1/5/2018||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'...||1/2/2018||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...||12/28/2017||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...||12/8/2017||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...||11/10/2017||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...||9/29/2017||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...||9/15/2017||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...||8/16/2017||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,...||7/10/2017||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...||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I felt like I was listening-in on private conversations, getting to know these actors better. Brilliant! Can't wait for more episodes!