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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

May 21, 2015

Dennis welcomes Eliot Laurence to the booth of truth to talk about the movie he wrote, "Welcome to Me" starring Kirsten Wiig that is currently playing in selected theaters across the country, on VOD and on Itunes. Eliot talks about the inspiration for the offbeat story, getting Oprah to let the film use her clips, Kristen's nude scene in the casino, how hard it is to make James Marsden look less dreamy and Wes Bentley soulfully eating a cheeseburger.  He also shares the Cinderella story behind getting the movie made, what it's like to walk the red carpet at film festivals, his strategy for reading reviews and the amazing projects he's working on currently. Other topics include: the day job that was hard to leave, the worst job he ever had, writing on The Big Gay Sketch Show, the sudden passing of his friend and comedy partner Stephanie in 2006, a particularly gross on-stage accident and why he loves being a writer. (Dennis's audio is a little distorted at times. Sorry about that, folks. Will get it right next time.)