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Skip Intro with Krista Smith is an award-winning weekly show bringing you dynamic conversations with the exceptional people behind your favorite shows, films, specials, and documentaries on Netflix.


June 28, 2024 10 mins
Krista bids farewell to season 8 with a few of her favorite quotes. Listen to more from Netflix Podcasts.
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A few months ago, Krista sat down separately with Andrew Scott and Dakota Fanning to talk about their roles as Tom Ripley and Marge Sherwood in Steven Zaillian’s Ripley. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling “Tom Ripley” novels, the limited series follows Tom – a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York – who is hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy in order to convince his vagabond son to return home. His acceptance of ...
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A few weeks ago, Sofía Vergara sat down at the Netflix FYSEE space to reflect on her journey bringing Griselda to the screen. The limited series is a fictionalized dramatization inspired by the life of the savvy and ambitious Griselda Blanco (Vergara), who created one of the most powerful cartels in history. Set in 1970s-80s Miami, Blanco’s lethal blend of unsuspected savagery and charm helps her expertly navigate between business ...
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June 7, 2024 53 mins
Glen Powell joins the show to talk about Hit Man, which he co-wrote and co-produced alongside the film's director, Richard Linklater. Powell stars as Gary -- a straight-laced professor who discovers his hidden talent as a fake hit man. But when one of his clients steals his heart, it ignites a powder keg of deception, delight, and mixed-up identities. Powell digs into his long-running creative relationship with Linklater, describe...
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May 31, 2024 11 mins
This week, Krista brings back her 2021 interview with Dakota Johnson. In this conversation, Dakota shares her perspective on the industry, describes how she navigates her own fears (which threaten to overwhelm her at times), and talks about her future ambitions. Listen to more from Netflix Podcasts.
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May 24, 2024 23 mins
This week, Krista brings back her 2020 interview with comedian, actress, writer, and producer Michelle Buteau. At the time of this conversation, Buteau had just released her comedy special, Welcome to Buteaupia, and was on a non-stop run of projects -- hosting The Circle, appearing in films like Always Be My Maybe, and in TV shows like First Wives Club and Tales of the City. She was also just a few months away from publishing her a...
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May 17, 2024 31 mins
Theo James joins the show to discuss his role in Guy Ritchie's series, The Gentlemen. James plays Eddie Horniman, an aristocrat who inherits his family estate only to discover that it's home to an enormous weed empire run by a dangerous group of proprietors. James reflects on being inspired by Ritchie's films as a teenager, describes the aspects of The Gentlemen that drew him to the series, explains how he adapted to the fast-paced...
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May 10, 2024 32 mins
Richard Gadd joins the show to talk about his new limited series, Baby Reindeer. Based on his award-winning autobiographical one-man play by the same name, the series follows a struggling comedian named Donny (Gadd), whose warped relationship with his female stalker ultimately forces him to face a deeply buried trauma.  Gadd describes throwing himself wholeheartedly into creating the series – from writing its seven episodes to prep...
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May 3, 2024 40 mins
David Beckham joins the show to talk about BECKHAM, Fisher Stevens' four-part docuseries that traces his rise from humble beginnings to international soccer superstar. Through interviews with those closest to him, BECKHAM offers a personal and definitive story of one of the most recognizable and scrutinized athletes of all time.  In this conversation, Beckham reflects on the world's reaction to the docuseries, walks us through a fe...
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April 26, 2024 35 mins
This week, Krista takes a look back at her conversation with Keri Russell. A the time, Russell had wrapped up work on season 1 of The Diplomat. Russell's performance as the career diplomat Kate Wyler would go on to earn her numerous accolades, including an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination. In this episode, Russell explains why she immediately said yes to the part despite the logistical challenges it would require, digs into what ...
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April 19, 2024 24 mins
Krista takes a deep dive into the career of filmmaker Zack Snyder and shares how that journey led to his latest undertaking, Rebel Moon - Part 2: The Scargiver. This second film in the Rebel Moon franchise continues to expand the sci-fi universe that was introduced to audiences with Rebel Moon - Part 1: A Child of Fire. The pair talk about Snyder's life-long love of photography, examine the films that inspired him growing up, and d...
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April 12, 2024 28 mins
Gillian Anderson returns to Skip Intro to talk about her new film, Scoop. Inspired by real events, Scoop is the inside account of the tenacious journalism that landed an earth shattering interview - Prince Andrew's BBC Newsnight appearance. Anderson portrays Emily Maitlis, the journalist who conducted that infamous interview. Anderson speaks candidly about why she was hesitant to play Maitlis at first, shares what finally made her ...
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April 6, 2024 33 mins
Dakota Fanning joins the show to talk about her role in the limited series, Ripley. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling novels, the series follows Tom Ripley (Andrew Scott), a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York, who is hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy to try to convince his vagabond son to return home. Tom's acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud, and murder. Fanning rec...
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April 5, 2024 39 mins
Andrew Scott joins the show to talk about his role in the limited series, Ripley. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling novels, the series follows Tom Ripley (Scott), a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York, who is hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy to try to convince his vagabond son to return home. Tom's acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder. Scott looks back on h...
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March 29, 2024 29 mins
Regina and Reina King join the show to talk about their film Shirley, which follows the first Black congresswoman and political icon Shirley Chisholm, and her trailblazing run in 1972 for president of the United States. Regina and Reina produced the film for their company Royal Ties, and acted opposite each other (Regina as Chisholm and Reina as her sister, Muriel St. Hill). Regina and Reina reflect on the film's 15 year journey, t...
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March 23, 2024 52 mins
Over the last five years, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss and True Blood writer and producer Alexander Woo have been hard at work developing 3 Body Problem -- an epic sci-fi series based on the books by Liu Cixin. In celebration of the series release, we’re hosting the first episode of the 3 Body Podcast, the official companion podcast for the series. To follow along with the rest of the 3 Body Podcast, search i...
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March 22, 2024 24 mins
Eiza González joins the show to talk about 3 Body Problem, the latest series from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss and True Blood writer and producer, Alexander Woo. Based on the books by science fiction author Liu Cixin, the series follows a group of scientists as they confront the greatest threat in humanity's history.  González shares her initial reaction to the scripts, digs into her experience playing Aug...
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March 15, 2024 13 mins
This week, Krista takes a look back at her 2022 conversation with Tyler Perry. Perry currently sits atop an empire built on 26 feature films, 20 stage plays, 18 television shows, and his 330-acre studio located in the heart of Atlanta. However, once upon a time, Perry was a struggling playwright. He initially began writing after watching an Oprah segment on its therapeutic benefits, which then led to his first play, "I Know I've Be...
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March 8, 2024 21 mins
Millie Bobby Brown returns to Skip Intro to talk about her new film, Damsel, which she stars in and executive produced. Brown describes what drew her to the role of Elodie, digs into the physical and emotional challenges that the film presented, and reflects on her growth as a producer over the past few years.  She also explains why it is essential that young actors feel encouraged to grow and evolve, gives an update on her beloved...
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March 1, 2024 2 mins
Krista kicks off the 8th season of Skip Intro! Listen to more from Netflix Podcasts.
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