Feb 2, 2015
Dennis visits actress Maile Flanagan in the San Fernando Valley home she shares with her wife Leesa to discuss Maile's appearance in the February revival of Justin Tanner's stage smash "Voice Lessons" with Laurie Metcalf and French Stewart. Other topics include growing up in Hawaii, Thailand and Germany, the fact that her father was a spy, her one-woman version of The Sound of Music, having tea with Julie Andrews, struggling with her improv pals early on and winning an Emmy for "Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks." She also talks about her audition strategy, arriving in LA and thinking, 'I'm home,' getting a standing ovation from the wait staff at the Emmy's, working on shows like "Shameless," "Mike and Molly," "Lab Rats" and "Weeds." Other topics include the weird names her characters sometimes get like "Woman in Suana," feeling like a rock star at animation conventions and what it's like to fly First Class with a Beatle.