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April 11, 2024 49 mins

We’re back through Hell or High Water! Shondaland royalty, director Tom Verica, joins Katie & Guillermo for the inaugural episode of Season 3 to discuss Kerry’s unbelievable acting in this episode, and the shocking reveals of Papa Pope. Plus Guillermo and Tom reminisce about a blooper with a shake-weight, and Tom shares his favorite recording session from his time on Scandal. Then Katie asks Tom about directing love scenes and all the… spit. What do you think, Gladiators? Email us at UTT@Shondaland.com or leave us a voicemail at 805-298-1474 to share your thoughts about the show, about food, about life, but mostly about the show. We would love to hear from you!

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
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Speaker 2 (00:26):
Katie, though.

Speaker 3 (00:32):
We're back, Katie, Oh my gosh, is it Is it true?

Speaker 4 (00:37):
It's true? For now, it's true. It feels real. I'm
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a real scandal Rewatch podcast.

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This is it people, It's happening. Hallelujah. The strike has ended.
We are back, bitches.

Speaker 4 (00:58):
We're back with season two of Unpacking the Toolbox.

Speaker 3 (01:02):
That's right, and no better episode could we be talking
about than Rolling Out episode one of season three, which
the question that Harrison Wright asks is are we gladiators
or are we bitches?

Speaker 4 (01:16):
I always want to say we're bitches, but of course
we're gladiators.

Speaker 3 (01:20):
I love it well. I think both options are valid. Yes,
And for our gladiators or bitches that are listening, you
got to know that this is like the way new
and improved season coming at you right now. We even
got a fucking phone number that you can call. Oh
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or send us an email at utt at Shondaland dot com.
We want to hear from you, guys. I mean, this
show exists and is so fun and gets to keep
happening because of all of you gladiators who have been

(02:22):
listening since episode one and GEARM and I love making them,
we love doing them. We've got amazing guest line up
this season. We've got so much new scandal, hot gossip
to talk about.

Speaker 4 (02:32):
We got a great guest on Today Techweek.

Speaker 3 (02:36):
We do.

Speaker 4 (02:37):
But first of all, Katie, just real quick. I know
in this episode doing our research, there's no eating in
this episode, But what did you eat today? Can we
please just talk about food for two seconds?

Speaker 3 (02:47):
We have to. I had a delicious mint chip smoothie.
I had I know delicious. I had a sweet potato,
I had turkey. Guys, you know we're off strike. Sommy's
about to get back on camera. So Mom's keeping it
real right and tight up in here.

Speaker 4 (03:05):
Lettuce and water and shit, Oh my god, I had leftovers.
I had rice and beans and a bunch of steamed
broccoli and salad with like a Caesar dressing. Oh it
was so fucking good. But before that, before that, I
had I juiced my celery and parsley and lime juice,

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and then for lunch, I had that.

Speaker 3 (03:28):
Wow. So you are raring to go, you, but I'm
also starving.

Speaker 4 (03:34):
I'm also starving. Are you hungry?

Speaker 3 (03:36):
I'm absolutely starving. I'm absolutely starving. I'm drinking water and
chewing gum. I am so stoked to see you, my friend.

Speaker 4 (03:46):
You too, Katie. I missed you.

Speaker 3 (03:49):
We have just been striking and on the picket line
and we're in love as always.

Speaker 4 (03:53):
And pre usual.

Speaker 3 (03:54):
But to just get to dive back in and watch
all these episodes and just have fun, remember what the
hell was even going on? Yes, it's the absolute best.

Speaker 4 (04:05):
See our baby faces on the screen and be like,
oh look, how ibies.

Speaker 3 (04:11):
I can't believe I Like, I was adorable. I mean
I was annoying.

Speaker 4 (04:16):
I was annoying, but I was a durable. I was
so skinny, we were so.

Speaker 3 (04:21):
Thin, we were we were so little, we were so staty,
we were so cuties.

Speaker 4 (04:26):
Yeah, and at the time you're like, uh, I look
like shit. Yeah, looking back, it's like.

Speaker 3 (04:30):
Oh my god, we have to really look at that
because I feel like I'm forty one and I'm gonna
look at sixty five back hopefully if I'm lucky, and
be like, what was my problem? Like my boobs were
high way higher then than they here at sixty five,
Like there is nothing to complain about.

Speaker 4 (04:48):
We're never going to look better than right now than
this moment right now, So.

Speaker 3 (04:53):
Feast your eyes.

Speaker 2 (04:54):
Oh.

Speaker 3 (04:54):
Another hot new edition of the season two of Unpacking
the Twolbox Use your eyes, Gladiators, is that we are taping.
There's like video going on, and you're gonna be like
posting and social mediaizing so you can see our adorable
faces and laugh with us as we are rewatching these episodes.

Speaker 4 (05:17):
And looking cute. So can we talk about today's guests?

Speaker 3 (05:22):
Yeah, he's like shondaland Royalty Royalty. Yes, this guy is
real handsome on the eyes, he's real smart, and he's
a real multi hyphenated artist.

Speaker 4 (05:38):
Oh he sure is right. He's an inspiration man.

Speaker 3 (05:42):
And the other thing about him is that his initials
are literally tv TV.

Speaker 4 (05:47):
Oh my god. You know, when I knew this man,
this director, this artist was a down dude. When he
made me do a scene, a very intense, serious scene
in h office with I think you were in the
scene while I was using a shakewaight. It was like
a three minute scene and I did the whole thing

(06:11):
work in the shakewaight, and I thought, oh, I love
this guy. I love him. Do you remember that?

Speaker 3 (06:16):
Because I do? And he was he making you do.

Speaker 4 (06:18):
That for the real Yes, yes, yes.

Speaker 3 (06:22):
I think it ended up on like a behind the
scenes DVD track of like some season or something.

Speaker 4 (06:26):
But I just thought, how amazing that he's taking the
time out while we're actually shooting the show we're in production,
to be like Guermo. Now do the whole scene with
the shakewaight.

Speaker 3 (06:36):
Well, because tv TV's Tom Verica, he's having fun and
he just is such a master at having everything under control.
I've never seen him lose his mind. I've never seen
him super stressed out. I've never seen him like, oh
my god, we're never going to make the day. You know,
a lot of directors. Especially on Scandal, we were shooting

(06:57):
nine pages a day and it was practically impossible to
get it all, and TV's Tom Verica just never made
it feel that way. He was always calm, cool, collected, confident,
ran the crew, got the cast.

Speaker 4 (07:10):
He was that director, Katie when we'd get a difficult
script where we were like, yeah, the lead in the
script and we had to do some emotional work or
get naked or whatever, and then we'd see who the
director was and we'd all be like, oh, thank god,
it's Tom, thank god Tom's directing right. Yes, yes, I
feel like we always felt safe with him, totally and confident.

(07:32):
He trusted your instincts.

Speaker 3 (07:33):
He was just not only that, but the guy sky
ratulated in shonaaland just real quick for y'all who don't
know who that fuck we're talking about. He's a genius actor,
like he literally played Viola Davis's husband and How to
Get Away with Murder. He directed yeah, a billion episodes
of Scandal. He was our producing director. Then he moved
on to directing all the Queen Charlotte's producing directs Bridgerton.

(07:54):
He directs a ton of Bridgertons. I mean, the guy ye.
Oh my god, he directed me in inventing Anna. The
guy cannot stop. He is a tent.

Speaker 4 (08:02):
Pole and he's he's in an episode of Seinfeld, like
a classic episode of Seinfeld. Need I say more? People,
need I say more? No? Is he here?

Speaker 3 (08:16):
No, I'm not ready. We're not ready. We'reay, We're not worthy.
We love this human being. This guy is coming to
us from England.

Speaker 2 (08:31):
Are you in England? It's eleven o'clock at night.

Speaker 4 (08:34):
Oh my god, what are you shooting there? Tom? You're
shooting Queen Charlotte right now?

Speaker 5 (08:39):
No, no, no, it's we decided to move the family
over here, so the kids are going to school here
and we're kind of we're going to play in London
for a couple of years.

Speaker 2 (08:47):
Oh man, I mean we're back and forth.

Speaker 3 (08:49):
But we're right here, right here, and I are available.
I have a very good British accent. How is Yules?

Speaker 4 (08:57):
No doubt, it's just lovely.

Speaker 3 (09:01):
We're also turning the scandal Rewatch podcast into an audition auditions.

Speaker 4 (09:05):
We're going to audition all the time and we have guests.

Speaker 3 (09:08):
This is so thrilling. Thank you for being here.

Speaker 2 (09:11):
Absolutely so honored to be here.

Speaker 3 (09:14):
Tom. We've just been saying you are the tent pole
of Shondaland, and I just we have so many little
memories to talk about. But first the first little official
order of business that we should get to, because this
is the premiere You're welcome episode of season two. It's confusing,

(09:34):
it's season two of Unpacking the Toolbox, but it's season
three of Scandal, and we real quick are just going
to get the logistics out of the way with the
episode title and who directed it? By you and the
guest stars, this is anopsis. Do you want to try
your Scandal pacer? How's your acting? Chops?

Speaker 2 (09:51):
He?

Speaker 5 (09:51):
Oh, yes, it's late at night, but I'll give it
a shot because I do have it here.

Speaker 3 (09:56):
Tom's already got it prepared. Once an actor, always an actor.

Speaker 4 (10:03):
Yeah, do you have your little iPad on set? Tom
always had his iPad with the whole script on there,
just scrolling through.

Speaker 2 (10:11):
I still have my every script is on there.

Speaker 4 (10:14):
Yeah you were so Yes.

Speaker 3 (10:16):
Yes, Tom Verica, you are a legend. We today are
talking about episode three oh one, called It's Handled, which
aired on October third, twenty thirteen. It was written by
this duo is Insane, written by Shot Orry, was directed,
directed by Tom People, who is a guest starring gear Madiaz.

Speaker 4 (10:41):
Stony Westmoreland is hol Rimbo. Samantha Sloyan is Janine Locke,
Vanya Asher as Ethan, Kate Burton as Sally Langston. Aaron
Chambers is Mara.

Speaker 3 (10:51):
Even hams Tanner Shaw, Jennifer Peyo is Vanessa Chandler. J
Jackson is New News Anchor Number one, and of course
Dan Bugutinski is James Novak. Come on, can you take
us through this synopsis? TV's Tom Verica.

Speaker 5 (11:03):
Well this this air you said October thirteenth. This is
ten years now, isn't it?

Speaker 4 (11:07):
Oh shit, yeah, it sure is. Oh my god, time flies.

Speaker 5 (11:12):
Well let me just a little bit after but yeah, wow, Okay,
here's the synopsis.

Speaker 3 (11:16):
Okay with yes, but you can do it warm up
if you need it.

Speaker 5 (11:23):
I got Katie Lowe's in the back of my head,
and how fast he goes.

Speaker 2 (11:26):
And that's that's the bar. That's the bar that got this.

Speaker 3 (11:29):
I believe in you.

Speaker 5 (11:30):
With Olivia's name out there as the President's mistress, both
the White House and Popit associates face their biggest scans
of the date, and a surprise that Leeches.

Speaker 2 (11:37):
Is formed in order to get things handled.

Speaker 5 (11:39):
Meanwhile, Olivia's father will stop and nothing to carry out
his orders and no one, including Olivia, can stand in
his way.

Speaker 4 (11:46):
What how did you never do like a small role
on Scandal? You didn't, right, Tom?

Speaker 2 (11:53):
Yeah? Why no? I did not?

Speaker 4 (11:55):
How did we not?

Speaker 3 (11:57):
I know why? It's because early on used to I
started playing that no name actress, Viola Davis murder and
you couldn't.

Speaker 5 (12:06):
Probably, yeah, but that was after I mean that was
Shanda's always you know, there would be something to come
up and she'd say, I want you to play this part.
Like on Gray's Anatomy, I played there's a part of
there she want me to play on an episode I
was supposed to direct, but then we pushed it later.
I think we were Mellie's husband or ex husband. We
were kind of floating out stone no way her ex

(12:28):
husband came back and was that real jerk or something
like that.

Speaker 4 (12:32):
And like friend friend the head friend.

Speaker 2 (12:38):
The other way?

Speaker 5 (12:39):
Yes, yes, yes, and he fixed people or something you
know that would.

Speaker 2 (12:44):
Have been great.

Speaker 3 (12:45):
Can you take us back? Like what do you think
was in the special Sauce of the Trail? Tom Vericka
first came to us, not on this episode I mean
not at all. But he came to us an episode six,
which was the first hardcore lashback episode in season one
of Scandal. Why was that so magical? That changed your

(13:07):
fate to forever be the man of Shondaland.

Speaker 2 (13:13):
That was It's at that point. It's so often. I mean,
we can.

Speaker 5 (13:18):
All, whether actors or directors, we can all sort of
chalk it up to timing and chemistry of when something happens.
There's so many projects that sort of line up what
they think is the a team and the winning combination
with the script and the cast. Oftentimes you look at
it on paper, You're like, this is brilliant, but it
doesn't work.

Speaker 2 (13:36):
This was just something that came together.

Speaker 5 (13:38):
I remember when I was asked to do this, because
I was doing other shows at the time that they
were saying, this is a bottle episode, this is the
same money this episode. Oh wow, And I'm like, well,
how this is the trail They're kind of going to
all these different towns and they're like, yeah, but it's
got to be all done on.

Speaker 2 (13:55):
The lot at Sunset Galler. Sunset Gallery doesn't have a backlot.

Speaker 3 (13:59):
Oh my god, this is fascinating, Tom.

Speaker 5 (14:02):
It was pitched as a saving money episode. They thought
it would be fairly contained and limited, and then once
it got into it and.

Speaker 2 (14:11):
As Shanda sort of said, no, this is this and
this is and I'm like, well, this is.

Speaker 4 (14:14):
That's going to cost the money.

Speaker 5 (14:16):
This is not your fottle episode. And then it really
became a tremendous puzzle about how do we you know,
we shot up in the Hollywood Hills, that little area
where the diners that goes up to the Hollywood Sign,
you know, we shot that as.

Speaker 3 (14:29):
Connecticut Beach with a diner, beach a diner.

Speaker 5 (14:31):
I think it was Yeah, we're just outside of there,
but we shot all around you know there, and we're
literally it was all within a mile of Sunset Gower. Wow,
and we traveled around the country. I think it was
because it was the origins of Fits.

Speaker 2 (14:46):
And Live that kind of really set it off.

Speaker 5 (14:48):
And I think that's where they really got to play
how their chemistry started with what's been set up in
one through five.

Speaker 2 (14:56):
So kind of.

Speaker 5 (14:57):
Going back stylistically, it was a really fun episode to
do because you got to play in those flashing back
and flashing forward and really playing with the timeline. So
I think that element with the writing, with the falling
in love, seeing how two people fell in love, and
just a combo of of everyone. I mean, I just

(15:18):
hit it off with all with all of you. It
was the first time you and I had met, Kaye
think on that show.

Speaker 3 (15:23):
Have you and Geirma worked together before?

Speaker 2 (15:25):
Yeah, we did an episode of The Mentalist. We did.

Speaker 4 (15:28):
No, it was Harry's It was Harry's Law with Kathy Bates.

Speaker 2 (15:32):
Oh, it was Harry's Law. Yes, I directed Harry's Law
with Kathy Bates. That's exactly what I remember that.

Speaker 4 (15:39):
I remember working with Kathy Bates, sitting across from her
and just being like, I can't believe that's Kathy Baits
like Kathy.

Speaker 3 (15:45):
Bates, I would have I would be the starstruck. First
question of all the shows, and Johann Len, you direct Scandals,
obviously your favorite writing.

Speaker 2 (15:54):
It is No, it is I mean that show and
the cast. I mean it was really it was acial.

Speaker 5 (15:58):
I mean the different episodes I got to make make
what I call different films on so many different episodes
of Scandal, whether it was Run which is like this
completely contained episode, or the lawn Chair, which is very
politically true.

Speaker 2 (16:10):
I mean, there were so many different types.

Speaker 3 (16:13):
Wait, you directed both of those episodes.

Speaker 2 (16:16):
Yeah, and they were in the same season.

Speaker 5 (16:18):
Yeah, very different films, very different one hour, you know,
forty five minute films.

Speaker 3 (16:23):
Oh my god.

Speaker 5 (16:24):
That's really the kind of testament to our writers and
you all as actors. Was really with season to season
it kind of turned and went in different directions and
we really got to do very different types of shows.

Speaker 4 (16:37):
So crazy.

Speaker 3 (16:37):
How did you become a director from acting?

Speaker 2 (16:40):
Very simple.

Speaker 5 (16:41):
I had a very slow acting year and I had
to find something else to do.

Speaker 2 (16:47):
That's what kind of generated it.

Speaker 5 (16:50):
In reality, I've been talking about it for a while
leading up to there, and I think I didn't work
an entire calendar year, and I've been talking about doing
it for a while in my wife, who you know, Kira,
basically just said just fucking do it, jump in and
do it. And I got in this course, took a
course and made a couple of short films.

Speaker 2 (17:08):
And I just was hooked immediately.

Speaker 4 (17:10):
Wow.

Speaker 5 (17:11):
I took a night course in cinematography and then this,
you know, worked with sixteen millimeter film and editing on
Steambaks with actual film. So it really taught me to
kind of love the craft and the technical aspect, But
I think what had happened is it really as I
began to direct in those first five years. I think
it released what I think I always sense a kid,

(17:34):
you know, the love of films and the imagery that
I've had. Those things were already planted and I didn't
even realize it, and I think it as an.

Speaker 2 (17:42):
Unfolded I'm like, Oh, this is it. This is what
I love doing, This is what I feel I was
meant to do.

Speaker 3 (17:48):
We'll be right back, guys, Tom, do you like going
into this episode? I just have to ask you, like,
do you even remember what it was like directing Joe
Morton in this monologue? This is his first Joe Morton

(18:09):
had been around all last season, but he's just shady
as shit and we don't know what the fuck he's doing,
and he doesn't have a lot of lines, all this
kind of thing, and then all of a sudden he
kicks off this episode with the most insane monologue that
ended up having such ringers that stuck, like I am
the hell in high water? Or like what do I
always say? We have to do twice as much good?

Speaker 4 (18:32):
Yeah?

Speaker 3 (18:32):
Yeah, yeah, yeah, it could be half as good as that.
You have to be twice as good to get half
as much. Yeah, and all of these big famous lines.
Do you have any memory of that in the airplane hanger.

Speaker 5 (18:43):
I have a very clear memory, And I have to
say I remember when we just always read the lines
first before we start blocking or anything, just so we
can kind of spit it out.

Speaker 2 (18:53):
And Joe Morton was word perfect.

Speaker 4 (18:56):
Of course he was.

Speaker 2 (18:57):
From that first spitting.

Speaker 5 (18:59):
You get goosebumps when he goes into those monologues, and
and he was. He just delivered every single time. And
we shot this this hangar in Burbank Airport. We all
just kind of after rehearsal just kind of looked around
with our Joel's drop saying, let's get the.

Speaker 2 (19:14):
Cavas, set them off.

Speaker 4 (19:15):
Shot it should have shot the rehearsal. Do you remember
him getting down low, Like in the middle of the monologue,
he gets real low.

Speaker 2 (19:23):
He goes first lady, Yes, yes.

Speaker 4 (19:25):
That's it. Oh, it's so powerful.

Speaker 2 (19:28):
We were all doing it.

Speaker 3 (19:30):
He's all making fun of her like that's as high
as you could aim, Like, what is wrong?

Speaker 5 (19:35):
Yeah, you're way down here. You could have been. Yeah,
you know what I remember about.

Speaker 2 (19:39):
That day, and it just hit me what that episode.

Speaker 5 (19:44):
I had already got Aba de Verney to direct later
in the season season three, she was shadowing me oh
wow on that episode, and.

Speaker 2 (19:52):
That was her first day in the airport hangar watching
Joe Moore Wow.

Speaker 4 (19:57):
First day as she was.

Speaker 2 (19:58):
Getting ready to direct Scandal.

Speaker 5 (20:00):
She was just kind of seeing the lay of the
land of what it was, and she got to see that.

Speaker 4 (20:04):
She's got a future, that a name.

Speaker 3 (20:07):
She's amazing. I also loved in that monologue that when
he says that you have to be twice as good
to get half as much, and he's like, did you
direct them to do this or they just did it?
Or maybe it was in the stage direction. I don't know,
but like Carrie's acting all like a little girl, like
they're going back into their old relationship. Like he's like,

(20:27):
what did I always say? What did I always say?
And she's all of a sudden like yeah, she.

Speaker 2 (20:31):
Pulled her sleeves down over her hair and she looked
like a little girl. It was so great.

Speaker 5 (20:35):
Now a lot of that was them, I mean, that
was really their instincts. I oftentime with all you guys,
it's a little bit of suggestion here, suggestion there to
sort of you know, bring it to its fullest if
I see something.

Speaker 2 (20:47):
But I think Carrie's a lot of her work was.

Speaker 5 (20:52):
I mean, as you guys know, acting is reacting, and
she was just brilliant throughout that whole piece as he's
kind of running that run that game on her.

Speaker 3 (21:01):
Whoa, I haven't heard the acting is reacting in a
hot second, and that is a good reminder.

Speaker 4 (21:06):
That's because we haven't been doing either acting or reacting years.

Speaker 3 (21:11):
That's right, I forgot.

Speaker 4 (21:14):
But I also love in this episode that Olivia doesn't
bow down to him and stay feeling and looking like
a little girl for long. Because she gets on that plane.
Rowan is trying to get her to another country because
her name has been released as the person that's sleeping
with Fits. But it doesn't last long and then she
asked the stewardess for her phone. She makes a phone
call to Cyrus and she gets off that plane. Yeah,

(21:36):
and you know, when I first watched the episode, I
knew what was gonna happen, but I was still scared
because I was like, your father's gonna kill you. But
she stood her ground and walked off and got in
that limo and left.

Speaker 2 (21:45):
And she blew right by him.

Speaker 4 (21:47):
Yeah, yes, so good.

Speaker 5 (21:48):
And I remember, I remember technically we were trying to
get because if that had.

Speaker 2 (21:52):
To be a moment, I wanted that door to pop
open her.

Speaker 5 (21:56):
And of course the plane guy's like, no, this door
has to open like this. I'm like, no, it's got
a popping but she's got to come off that play.
But we sold it with a tracking move to help
her sort of just the.

Speaker 4 (22:08):
Way you shot it. It works.

Speaker 3 (22:10):
I also I'm okay. First of all, we always talk
about eating scenes are our favorite because Gearmou and I
love food. This is a very weird episode because no
one eats in this episode, shock right, and no one dies.
We have a scandal body count, So guys, hold on
to your seats, gladiators. Listening to the season, everyone is
still alive.

Speaker 5 (22:30):
Yeah no, instead that as unusual both not drinking and
none dying.

Speaker 4 (22:36):
I mean no, there is, there's drinking. There's whiskey with
who has Sally Langston and Fits are drinking in the office.
Yeah yeah, yeah, yeah.

Speaker 5 (22:44):
I love that scene too, where you know, he says,
I don't know, you know, do you want a scotch?
I would ask a guy for a scotch but I
don't know, I feel like I should.

Speaker 2 (22:51):
She's like, I'll have a little scotch.

Speaker 4 (22:55):
Yeah.

Speaker 2 (22:55):
Right.

Speaker 4 (22:55):
This is also the first time that we see Sally
Langston super vulnerable and kind of listening to Fits and
wanting to help him and not be this you know,
this fierce like bulldog, angry person, which I kind I
really like like Fits one or over, you know what
I mean with this sweet tears, such.

Speaker 5 (23:12):
A nice yeah, such a nice flavor and depth of
that character, because then she really goes off the rails
after this. But you're right, the moments in that office
when it was just the two of them, the empathy
that she has for him, even though he goes against
everything that she believes in religiously and everything. But there
was such nice subtlety that Kate just brought us a beautiful,

(23:35):
beautiful layer to that character.

Speaker 3 (23:36):
Oh she's so good. And those two have been acting
together since the beginning of time.

Speaker 2 (23:41):
Yeah, since eighteen thirty. See, if they listening to.

Speaker 3 (23:45):
This, we need to have her on. Don't worry, guys,
We're going to be bringing you Kate.

Speaker 2 (23:49):
Burton say that about Tony, not her.

Speaker 4 (23:53):
Talk about Hollywood Royalty, those two.

Speaker 3 (23:55):
Right, Ye Royalty he's a Goldwyn, she's a burden. He
grew up like acting together at Williamstown Summer Theater Festival
in like upstate New York or whatever. Okay, the other
thing we have to talk about is we like this
new thing we're doing called the Kerry Washington Acting School
Moments of the Week, and so in the app Like,

(24:16):
I think the winning performances of this episode, in particular
are definitely pop Up Hope's first monologue, I am obsessed
when Mellie calls her a whore in the bunker. Oh
that scene, yeah, she's like And also the fashion of
the week. The winner for the fashion of the episode
is definitely Kerry Washington's coat in that bunker.

Speaker 4 (24:38):
White coat in the bunker with their little flaps. Yes,
that was really insane.

Speaker 3 (24:43):
Had the bunker ever existed before?

Speaker 5 (24:47):
I think that was since that was the first episode
of the season. I think we introduced it in me
because I remember all the designs behind that about what
it was going to be like, and I think it
was the first time because again another doory issue. They
couldn't get that card thing to open. The guy couldn't
open the door for they've come like this is a
top secret bump. She blows up, you know, the nuclear

(25:08):
code to come in here, and they can't get that.
So I think that that's why I think it was
the first one. And then to do it with a
you know, eight page scene. Whatever the hell.

Speaker 3 (25:17):
It was like a play.

Speaker 2 (25:19):
It was a play, and that's how we approached it.
The the four of us talked about that it is
like a play.

Speaker 5 (25:24):
We want this to be staged like a play. They
kind of were in their separate corners. Yeah, so we
really kind of treated it as a play and literally
each of them what they go through performance wise, and
you know, I remember we did a master and someone
was watching their like what that's like, what the.

Speaker 2 (25:42):
Fuck is this? This is like you can play this,
this is like this is like a play. It's such
a long scene.

Speaker 5 (25:47):
They're like, you know, people are usually I'm gonna go
out and get a banana.

Speaker 3 (25:50):
For right, what's your favorite craft service snack? Speaking of bananas,
that's not mine, No.

Speaker 2 (25:59):
Not mine. I think it was the Twizzlers liquors.

Speaker 4 (26:03):
I remember you always asking for a turkey sandwich. You
do like a turkey sandwich, right.

Speaker 2 (26:07):
A turkey A good lunch in the middle of thing.

Speaker 4 (26:11):
Turkey sandwich.

Speaker 2 (26:12):
Yeah, that's a good memory.

Speaker 3 (26:16):
That is so funny. Are you a caffeinating director. Are
you like someone who's like constantly drinking coffee?

Speaker 2 (26:22):
No?

Speaker 5 (26:22):
No, I do like one one in the morning, but
no throughout the day I don't because they come down
the highs and lows, the ups and downs. I am
a if I can take a twelve eight to twelve
minute nap at some point during the day that recharges me,
usually during lunch.

Speaker 2 (26:40):
I think it was Einstein who had it.

Speaker 5 (26:42):
He says the amount of time your body needs to
rechargees you hold a spoon in your hand, sit in
a chair, just doze off. When that spoon drops and
wakes you up, then you will have all you needed
for that power down.

Speaker 2 (26:54):
I'm like, that's you.

Speaker 4 (26:56):
That is so dope. I've never heard that.

Speaker 3 (26:59):
I have to try cut Katie sitting And my third
acting moment of this Carrie Washington school of acting from
this SEP is definitely gear MoU Diaz. What you don't
think you deserve it in this episode?

Speaker 4 (27:14):
I don't ever. I feel like I was barely in
this episode. I don't even remember what did I do.

Speaker 3 (27:19):
First of all, when you hold her do you push
her up against the car in this episode, Am I wrong?

Speaker 4 (27:24):
Oh no, that's the.

Speaker 3 (27:26):
Okay, No, Germo, you fail, you lose the Carrie Washington
School of Acting.

Speaker 4 (27:32):
This week, one of my favorite acting moments was from
Carrie again where she walks into O p A and
she This is after Harrison and Opa have thrown Jine
Locke under the bus and Olivia burst in and she's like,
what did you do? You know, we probably cracked up

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every time when we shot.

Speaker 5 (27:54):
That's how many times, guys, do we have to have
to get you guys to keep a straight face.

Speaker 4 (28:00):
Talk about that. How annoying, but how fun. At the
same time, whenever we win.

Speaker 2 (28:04):
It was fun, but it was you know.

Speaker 5 (28:06):
Of course when we're behind and everyone everyone's like, we
gotta go, it was annoying.

Speaker 4 (28:11):
I'm like, guys, can't stop laughing.

Speaker 3 (28:14):
When you were our producing director on Scandal, and it's
your job and correct me if I'm wrong to kind
of prep directors who are coming in, would you tell them,
oh Pa, does not behave you have got it?

Speaker 2 (28:29):
You will? Yeah?

Speaker 5 (28:30):
I knew as she said you you are going to
get phoned in, oh Pa.

Speaker 2 (28:36):
If everyone's there at the table, we won't stop talking
getting the focus. It's gonna be tough. Just call action,
Just keep calling action and somebody will hear it.

Speaker 4 (28:43):
And the Katie Katie, Katie did not stop talking until
you hear that end, and that's what Katie will focus.

Speaker 3 (28:52):
Yeah, you know what I would do. I would take
my gum. I would fold it into whatever notepad Quinn
was holding or some shit, and then I'd be like,
you can, I'm ready to act now.

Speaker 4 (29:01):
That notebook was full of gold. It was disgusting, you
remember that. We'd open it up and be like, look
at this cemetery.

Speaker 3 (29:09):
It was the mintiest notepad anyone's ever smelled.

Speaker 2 (29:12):
The multi colored.

Speaker 3 (29:14):
Yes, what would you warn them about? Or maybe you
can't tell us? What would you warn them about? In
the White House?

Speaker 5 (29:19):
Not warn them? I think it's just prepping them so
they knew what to expect. Most of it was technical,
and then of course I'd run down the actors. But
this is one of those guests where everyone was there.
You guys were all kind of on your game. I've
worked on shows where you have someone who they've never
looked at the lines when they step on set, and
you have somebody else who's just overly prepared and they're over

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analyzing everything, and you just try to you really run
the gamut as to what people So oftentimes it was
more tonal things and technical things about the style of
the show, how to move the camera, when to pull
out the the plexi panels.

Speaker 2 (29:56):
It rarely was kind of beware.

Speaker 5 (29:58):
Of actors or worn actors, other than when you had
the big group scenes because you're just gonna.

Speaker 3 (30:03):
Were the big group scenes in the White House. They
were well behaved.

Speaker 2 (30:07):
No, they were, but they weren't.

Speaker 3 (30:08):
It wasn't as fun, you can say it.

Speaker 4 (30:11):
They weren't as fun as us.

Speaker 5 (30:13):
It wasn't as big as your group, and not as
a close knit family. I think the nature of the
kind of their relationship right right. They were professional in
the rooms, it just wasn't the family that was opa.

Speaker 2 (30:26):
You know.

Speaker 3 (30:26):
Yes, did you have any other acting wins from the
Kerrie Washington School of Acting this week? In this episode?
Did did I miss anybody?

Speaker 4 (30:33):
I was going to bring up really quick the actress
Samantha Sloyan who plays Jenny Lott. Were you part of
that casting Tom? I'm sure at the end you have
to be like, these are my favorites, and.

Speaker 5 (30:43):
Yes, I actually we had cast her. She was earlier
in the shoes in the seasons before. That's right, the
very small part, and when we talked about having someone
who's already in there to feel that continuity. I remember
Sean the calling and saying, Okay, I want that girl.

Speaker 2 (31:00):
Can she handle this? Could she do Wow? I don't know,
I said, but let's go.

Speaker 4 (31:05):
Did you have to re audition her or have a
conversation with her.

Speaker 2 (31:09):
Or I had a conversation. Yeah.

Speaker 5 (31:11):
I think I don't know if she knew it was
an audition. I think we said just read through this
and then talk her through kind of what was going
to happen. And I remember really liking her, having faith
in her because I thought she was super smart, and
I think.

Speaker 4 (31:25):
She was wonderful.

Speaker 3 (31:26):
Great.

Speaker 2 (31:27):
Yeah, and she was fantastic. I thought she was so good.

Speaker 4 (31:30):
She was like the lead in the next episode, like
one of them. She's got a ton of stuff to do.

Speaker 2 (31:34):
Yeah.

Speaker 5 (31:34):
I don't think she quite what she signed on. I
think she was like a staffer, a White House staffer,
and then suddenly, oh no, she's the center of the story.

Speaker 4 (31:42):
I did a short film with Samantha Sloya in like
a couple of years after Scandal, and I remember talking
with her about you know, scandal in that moment and
how she found out and all of a sudden she
was like, oh my god, like I have to do
all this stuff. But she was, She's prepared. She's a
wonderful actress.

Speaker 2 (31:58):
So yeah, it really is.

Speaker 4 (31:59):
Every one lucked out there could have gone really badly.

Speaker 2 (32:02):
Sometimes you gotta get luck. Yeah.

Speaker 3 (32:05):
We will be back with more after the break. Giermo
Diaz always talks about how scandals related to a horror
film at every single episode.

Speaker 4 (32:19):
Thank you, Katie, Yes, you're welcome.

Speaker 3 (32:21):
How is this episode? Or did Tom Verica work on
a horror film that you've seen?

Speaker 4 (32:26):
Katie? What can I just say that? Tom Verica is
in one of my favorite horror trilogies, one of my
favorite horror movies. It is the prequel to Silence of
the Lambs What It was directed by Brett Radner and

(32:47):
written by Ted Tally And it's a movie called Red Dragon.
Oh and Tom is in this small part freaking movie. Yes,
it's a small part of the very significant, very memorable.
He plays a dad of this family and the family
gets murdered by this serial killer and all of Tom's

(33:07):
scenes are seen through a VHS footage. They're like family movies.

Speaker 2 (33:12):
Yep.

Speaker 4 (33:13):
I think the first time I saw it was after
we had done Scandal, and I watched it and I
was like, oh my god, that's Tom Berrick. I couldn't
believe it.

Speaker 5 (33:20):
I think he said I heard your voice because because
I remember, I get this part is.

Speaker 2 (33:25):
A small thing. I'm like, I just want to it's
a big old.

Speaker 3 (33:27):
Howkin you know, big budget horor big movie.

Speaker 5 (33:31):
When they get it, it's like, Okay, you're gonna be
You're the dad. So you're going around like yeah, but
I'm filming everybody else.

Speaker 2 (33:37):
I'm not on camera here, so you hear my voice.

Speaker 3 (33:41):
So in the movie you're the dad shooting the family,
but you're not on it that much.

Speaker 4 (33:45):
You still see me.

Speaker 5 (33:46):
Then you see me dead in bed, you know, because
I had to go in and get fitted for the
mirrors that were jammed in my eyes when I was killed,
so that he could see himself. Yes, what, But I
remember in the scene we're laying in the bed and
they're poor and blooders like is this too much? And
Ray Fines is there and he's getting in character and
they're talking about Norton was you know, they're talking about

(34:08):
what yes, how they're talking over the bodies and everything,
and I'm just laying there and I'm laying there and
they're just like, no, you know, put the mirror and
I can't see shit because I got mirrors jammed into
my buddle of it.

Speaker 2 (34:19):
I do remember my mother saying just I never want
to see that again. I can't get that, you know.

Speaker 4 (34:24):
But Tom, I feel like there's a moment too in
the filming where you have a like an intimate moment
with your wife where you hug and kids there where
I think one of your kids maybe takes the camera.

Speaker 5 (34:33):
That's exactly right at the end of it, they turned
it on us and you kind of see this happy couple.

Speaker 2 (34:39):
Oh. I know, Tom, that you feel for the family
that played your wife, Marguerite Moreau. I think we both
laid dead in bed for many hours.

Speaker 4 (34:50):
Well, listen, you are part of horror film history.

Speaker 3 (34:54):
Tom. Did you have any actor moments from this episode
or fashion moments? Are horror moments from this app.

Speaker 2 (35:02):
Well, it's always fashion.

Speaker 5 (35:03):
I mean it was you know, Carrie and I would
always have this battle because she'd she'd be putting her
purse always up like in front of things, in front
of the camera. I'm like, okay, I know what you're doing,
but I can't see the freaking with that bag.

Speaker 4 (35:17):
You got to move that burken bag? Please can you
put it?

Speaker 2 (35:21):
She goes, well, I can't put it on the floor.

Speaker 5 (35:22):
I says, I know, you can't put it on the floor,
but you got to put it someplace instead of directly
in front.

Speaker 2 (35:26):
Of the legs.

Speaker 3 (35:28):
I would never put a Prada bag.

Speaker 4 (35:29):
On the right on the floor, That's true.

Speaker 3 (35:32):
And you're like, we can't have it be like the
most opulent thing in the scene exactly.

Speaker 2 (35:39):
And I would always just mess with her.

Speaker 5 (35:40):
It was like, can we move the cheap bag over
the and then Lynn Palo. I'd get a call from
Lynn Pallow and she'd be like, Tom.

Speaker 2 (35:47):
You gotta stop.

Speaker 4 (35:48):
Where's the bag?

Speaker 2 (35:49):
But no, it was It was really extraordinary. I mean
Lynn Pallow's work alone is extraordinary.

Speaker 4 (35:54):
We just had her on Oh did you yeah?

Speaker 2 (35:57):
Love Love, Love Love, and you.

Speaker 3 (35:59):
Get to work with her again and I'm bridgeton and
Queen Charlotte, Yes, we're going to have you on again.
But I while we have you, I want to know
if you have any favorite Scandal memories off camera and
what you think is your favorite Scandal episode you ever directed.

Speaker 4 (36:15):
Oh my gosh, that's the top.

Speaker 5 (36:18):
I have to say some of my favorites. Every day
was really fantastic behind the scenes. But I do remember
the very last the very last day of filming. It
was like two in the morning. Everybody was there, even
people who weren't filming came in. It was one of
the only times I ever found it very difficult to
call cut, and it was on Josh Molina appropriately, of course,

(36:40):
but I just didn't want to call it because it
just meant that it was done and Shonda was there.
Everyone was there at like two in the morning, and
I do remember trying to get the last day because
everyone was talking talking, I'm.

Speaker 2 (36:50):
Like, I can't stop it, shirt this thing.

Speaker 5 (36:53):
That was my favorite moment because it felt full circle
that the family, the journey that you all had come
from the pilot to now was was really it's just
a special time.

Speaker 2 (37:03):
And then d C, you know, when we all went
to DC.

Speaker 4 (37:06):
That was great.

Speaker 5 (37:07):
I think that was just such a special time because
we had been through VFX and pretending we've been to
DC all this time, then here we are last season,
we all get to go there and just you know,
the Dinners and the time that we all spent together
was just just.

Speaker 3 (37:19):
Like really shooting at the Lincoln Memorial and you're just
like this is un believable, Like this is just so
it was all magical.

Speaker 2 (37:30):
Favorite episode.

Speaker 5 (37:31):
I think the trail kind of that kind of set
it all in the emotion. There was so much unknown
and discovery and that's always fun when that pays off
to that. And then I think Run.

Speaker 2 (37:43):
Because it was just such a psychological It was a
very different kind of episode.

Speaker 5 (37:47):
I mean, even though it didn't involve everyone in there,
but it was such a deep dive into her kind.

Speaker 3 (37:52):
Of Run is the one where where Olivia Pope is
kidnapped and she has that crazy sequence where she's running
to get out and the camera was like attached to
her stomach right like at her face, oh pro or something.

Speaker 5 (38:03):
Doggie cam is the system it was. It was born
of that, that's the name of it. But it was
a rig that was rigged her hip and it's the
first time we used.

Speaker 2 (38:10):
That and we put a camera on there.

Speaker 5 (38:11):
It's so good And I had to come up with
all the tricks because Johnda wrote, you know, she's running
down this long hallway and she can't get to the door.
She can't get to this door. Now on stage, it's
about thirty or forty feet.

Speaker 2 (38:23):
And I've got to make this look like it's a secret.

Speaker 5 (38:26):
I just had her go up and back and up
and back a couple different times, a couple different night
to make it feel how to extend that hallway to
make it look much longer than the you know what
we could pay to Bill so good, so good.

Speaker 3 (38:38):
When you were shooting the trail and they were doing
their first sex scenes, which is like, that's really where
we saw in episode six. Yeah, that's where they're on
the campaign and they get into that hotel room and
they go at it and he says, take off your
clothes and then it gets like remixed into this like song. Right,
did you remember directing it and being like, bly shit,

(39:01):
this chemistry is or is it like when you direct
sex scenes, which you did direct me and Gideon and
it was not good.

Speaker 2 (39:10):
That episode.

Speaker 4 (39:13):
I thought it was good.

Speaker 3 (39:14):
But I remember and bless him, Brendan Hines. I love him,
he's a friend, He's so great, And I think the
memory has distorted itself in my mind. So maybe this
isn't true, but I remember you coming in. This is
the Grilled Cheese season one sex scene between Quinn and Gideon,
and I remember you coming in and being like, it's
looking like Katie is gonna like eat you alive. Katie's

(39:39):
all over you and like gonna win, and like this
needs to be more like even like and I was
so embarrassed. I was like, oh my god, this guy
is like so not into me, and and I could
take him out, like I'm such an aggressor.

Speaker 2 (39:53):
You threw yourself into like fuck.

Speaker 3 (39:55):
Yeah, And I remember you were trying to be like,
it looks like Katie's like you didn't say mauling you,
but that's what it felt.

Speaker 4 (40:04):
I think he said mauling you. I want to believe
that he said you're mauling him Katie.

Speaker 5 (40:09):
Well, of course, and this is before intimacy coordinator rates,
but it was always very delicate, and I was always
very respectful coming from acting about.

Speaker 2 (40:17):
What actors comfort levels are. So to me, it's what
intimacy coordinators do.

Speaker 5 (40:21):
Now not all directors do, but I kind of just
had that ground rules. What do you comfortable with? What
do we want to portray here, what's happening in the story.
What do you guys feel I did have that conversation
with Kerry and Tony before doing that piece.

Speaker 2 (40:34):
That moment didn't feel like we wanted to.

Speaker 5 (40:36):
Be right up in there to see all the close
up and I remember having a discussion with Oliver Backelberg
ort DP about laying back and showing giving them their
space and doing that and playing longer lens and just
capturing moments of that. It wasn't really about the how
much you could see, but it was what is it
insinuating catching glimpses of that. So and then it was

(41:00):
from out of sight we kind of reference there's that
scene with Clooney and out of Sight that we liked
that it was flashing flashing back and flashing forward.

Speaker 2 (41:09):
As they're walking down the hallway.

Speaker 5 (41:11):
And we tried, I think Matt Ramsey was the editor,
tried that mechanism and it really just worked, and that's
kind of became the template for that piece.

Speaker 3 (41:19):
Did you know though, like shondaland Grey's Anatomy known for
just chemistry and love scenes and like amazing relationships between people,
Scandal the same Bridgerton, My Good Lord and Queen Charlotte
the same like, how do you know that you've I mean,
now you've been to Shondaland for a lot of some
pretty steamy chemistry that the show depends on. I mean, honestly,

(41:44):
it's like, I'm a viewer now and a fan, so
it's what brings me back. I'm like, holy shit, are
they going to get together? Then they finally do, and
it's like the hottest, best shit. Ever, how do you
know you've got it?

Speaker 2 (41:53):
There is a rit for all of us.

Speaker 5 (41:55):
It's until you kind of really see because you can
talk about it. Came into it with the feeling of like, oh, yeah,
this is these two together. It's gonna be hot.

Speaker 2 (42:05):
But that doesn't always translate. You don't know.

Speaker 5 (42:08):
And it's again, if you dive into breakdown what's happening emotionally.
I think if you could really honor what's happening between
these two characters and we all do our homework and
discussion about what this is, then the technical really supports
what needs to happen emotionally. And you know, like in

(42:28):
Queen Charlotte, you know, the two of them had never
done a sex thing. It was one of the one
of the most challenging because they were so uncomfortable, they
were so frozen.

Speaker 3 (42:39):
They're so young and green and amazing.

Speaker 5 (42:42):
But they did amazing and then by the time we
got in the later episodes, they were.

Speaker 2 (42:46):
Like, okay, you know, we could do this. Then the.

Speaker 5 (42:50):
First one took took all day, and I remember the
ads like we got another senior to him like, we
ain't doing those today.

Speaker 2 (42:57):
We got to focus on this and they got it.

Speaker 5 (43:00):
We got to earn their comfort, and they were because
they're kids, you know, their kids.

Speaker 2 (43:03):
This is the first time it.

Speaker 5 (43:04):
Said, so we're going to take our time, we're going
to do you know, We're want to go slow and
give them their space to do it.

Speaker 2 (43:09):
So it really is different.

Speaker 5 (43:10):
You really have to sort of weigh all those things
and really kind of establish that partnership between those two
people to feel comfortable to attempt and portray.

Speaker 2 (43:21):
You know, what is needed in the scene. But it
doesn't always work.

Speaker 5 (43:24):
I mean again, you put two major A stars together
in a big, you know, romance film, and we can
all point to it, and they fail because on paper
it sounds like there's no chemistry there at all.

Speaker 4 (43:37):
When they put Katie and I together, hucking Quinn I
feel like a lot of directors were like, you need
to use less tongue, like don't be so crazy, like
please stop spinning on each other.

Speaker 3 (43:46):
Oh yeah, stop spitting on each other.

Speaker 2 (43:48):
My favorite is the conference room table with you.

Speaker 4 (43:51):
Yes, oh my god, we've talked about that.

Speaker 5 (43:54):
You directed us, all three of us.

Speaker 3 (44:00):
Remember I am mortified Germo with his pants around his ankles,
just waddling over to take Quinn from behind over the
conference table. Yes, that was you, Tom.

Speaker 2 (44:13):
I could not stop. You know, every sex scene has its.

Speaker 5 (44:18):
Own thing, but oh my god, knowing you too, and
then you two throwing yourselves into it.

Speaker 3 (44:23):
Oh god, our jobs are insane.

Speaker 2 (44:27):
And that's what you said. We were like, what the
hell are we doing? This is?

Speaker 4 (44:30):
This is our job?

Speaker 3 (44:32):
This is And it's like nine am on like a Wednesday,
and like Guermo is like bending me over a cofferce table,
pulling his pants down. Then he's waddling with his pants
around his ankles and he can't like get over there.
And then Tom Erica is like calling action. I can't
believe this is our jobs.

Speaker 4 (44:49):
We did it. Go watch the episode, guys, It's on Hulu.
Go check it out.

Speaker 3 (44:54):
We're closing this out with.

Speaker 4 (45:00):
Tweets at a time, y'all, that's.

Speaker 3 (45:02):
Our tweets at the time, America. This is our time capsule, which.

Speaker 4 (45:08):
The tweets of the time.

Speaker 3 (45:10):
I'm just going to take our gladiators through a few
of these, which is we had our very own at
Sandy Marie Bailey, which is s Marie Bailey, and that
is Shanda's sister. She wrote, adjusting the Scandal White House
art collection hashtag Scandal set deck and she has all
these photos of all the paintings she was putting up
in the White House. We love you, Sandy is fantastic.

Speaker 4 (45:33):
Ivy Winter tweeted, what a great question to ask yourself
the next time you're faced with our decision. Are we
gladiators or are we bitches? Lol? Scandal that line was great.

Speaker 3 (45:45):
Yes, I can't believe in this episode is Hell or
high Water gladiators or bitches? Mellie calls her a whore
like we had such ringers half as much, which was
just huge for the episode and for the whole series.

Speaker 5 (46:01):
All right, I do like this one from dgg Z.
From now on, I'm answering my phone, who are you?

Speaker 2 (46:06):
And how did you get this number?

Speaker 3 (46:08):
Yes, that's a good at just Catherine thirteen wrote, I'm
not trying to speak for all of us, but I
didn't miss Jake, not one bit.

Speaker 4 (46:17):
Noton Oh shit, sorry Scott.

Speaker 3 (46:21):
Well look, we all learned. If you were ever against Olivia,
they hated you.

Speaker 2 (46:25):
Yeah, that's how Yeah.

Speaker 3 (46:27):
And if you were trying to get between Fits and Olivia, look.

Speaker 2 (46:29):
Out, yes on the other show.

Speaker 5 (46:32):
I learned that because I was against Analie's and they
hated me. Oh shit, that's right out in public, they're like,
you scumbag, scared.

Speaker 4 (46:44):
Oh my god.

Speaker 2 (46:46):
They doing good nature. But yeah, don't go against them.

Speaker 4 (46:48):
Part of you is like, at least they're watching the show. Yeah,
you're watching.

Speaker 5 (46:52):
I'm actually I'm not that guy though, Yeah, I'm not real.

Speaker 3 (46:56):
Was working with Viola incredible, amazing.

Speaker 2 (46:59):
Yeah, she was amazing partner. I'll never forget. One of
my thirty years in acting.

Speaker 5 (47:03):
One of the best days of acting I ever had
was we had the film on a Sunday because I
was directing on Scandal and she and I.

Speaker 2 (47:10):
It was the fifth episode of the first season.

Speaker 5 (47:13):
It was kind of the a little bit of the
origins episode of Sam and Annelie's.

Speaker 2 (47:18):
It was very Virginia Wolf. It was a knockdown, drag
out fight that started.

Speaker 5 (47:22):
In our bedroom, went down the stairs to the living room,
into the kitchen, and it was just an entire sunday
that we just did that sequence and we fought the
entire day, and she and I bonded.

Speaker 2 (47:34):
That was the day that she and I really kind
of connected.

Speaker 4 (47:37):
Magic man.

Speaker 3 (47:38):
Wow, are you wearing a Scandal hoodie?

Speaker 4 (47:40):
Yeah?

Speaker 2 (47:41):
He is a scandal hoodie.

Speaker 3 (47:42):
Yeah, you have a hoodie on that says Gladiator.

Speaker 2 (47:46):
And it holds up. I mean, this is I quality.

Speaker 4 (47:48):
That's a good hoodie. I still have that one, and
it's a great hoodie.

Speaker 2 (47:51):
It's one of the most comfortable hoodies.

Speaker 1 (47:53):
Yeah.

Speaker 2 (47:53):
Yeah, and the B six thirteen one is pretty good.
That's like a sleeping bag one. You know. We got
good swag.

Speaker 4 (48:01):
There, Yeah, we did, we did. I got the pliers
that I pulled Quinn's teeth out with from Shonda.

Speaker 2 (48:06):
Oh my god.

Speaker 5 (48:08):
Yes, I have the toolkit that I still use, the toolbox.

Speaker 2 (48:13):
I brought it over here. Oh yeah, I used that
for around the house here fixing stuff.

Speaker 3 (48:21):
See what a perfect person as unpacking the tool behind.

Speaker 5 (48:26):
Yes, yes, those tools are still holding up really well.

Speaker 4 (48:30):
So well, who knew your Toolbox had so many things
in it, Tom, and we got one pack.

Speaker 2 (48:36):
There we go.

Speaker 4 (48:37):
Thank you so much, so much, Tom, Thank you guys
for joining us on Unpacking the Toolbox. If you enjoyed
the show, please subscribe, share with your friends, rate, or
leave us a review.

Speaker 3 (48:51):
Scandal is executive produced by Sandy Bailey, alex Alcha, Lauren Homan,
Tyler Klang, and Gabrielle Collins. Our producer and editor is
Vince de Johnny, with music by Chad Fisher.

Speaker 4 (49:02):
Scandal is a production of ABC Signature, and you can
follow along by rewatching Scandal on Hulu.

Speaker 3 (49:08):
Unpacking the Toolbox is a production of Shondaland Audio in
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