#515 – Rhys Mitchell On Improv & Having A Plan B/
- November 13, 2019
Rhys Mitchell is back! Rhys is one of Tommy’s old mates from primary school and is an actor, writer, and filmmaker living in LA. We chat about Rhys’ infected elbow, having a plan B, therapy and we even do some improv!
On today’s episode of The Daily Talk Show, we discuss:
– Moving to LA
– Rhys’ infected elbow
– Plan B and knowing how long to give yourself
– Celebrity spotting
– Reptilian shapeshifters
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It's a daily talk show and we're live from West Hollywood.
Yes. audition West Hollywood front door edition. And
we got racy Mitchell to be here. I mean, I've seen you for all of five minutes before this is done and I haven't seen you in months and months.
I know and I walk through your grassy entrance. Do you like our pad? It's really cool. How did they? How did they the people in the duplex feel about you hosting?
I met Gary and I told Gary, I really didn't tell him. English fella who lives over I think he lives here and the heat for the races. So I think they had a party so we're okay doing podcast fine.
They're very sleepy. This is pretty nerdy in comparison.
Yeah. If you think about very true. We're in your hometown now race.
Yeah. How's it going? West Hollywood.
What do you mean, as a LZ? living in LA What do you think of this area? West Hollywood?
Yeah, that's like Sydney.
Yeah, it's all right. I don't know it depends what you're off.
But I do the locals or the people who are living here think it's a bit you know, like it's it's obviously the trendy place from the outside. Yeah, we hope we hope
so. Um, so yeah. Did I think it's a bit too cold?
Are you talking who you're talking to?
away? Where do you live?
I live in Highland Park. And what is that?
Oh, that's cool. I like it.
Yeah, hipster. Is it hit there? Yeah. Okay.
Yeah, a lot more graffiti.
I always want to be like, yeah, there's hipsters, but I'm one of them. Like, yeah, I mean, fuck they look at me like this king hipster.
Yeah, well, I think we we grew up in the northern hipster area. area. Yes, it was a South Side South Hollywood. It was the West Hollywood of Melbourne. Yeah. And then but now we work over the west, north side and Josh lives over North. So yeah, so we're close to the hipster culture than we've ever been.
A lady yelled at me out of a car last night saying well said white beaches don't belong here.
And I was like,
I was like this. Yeah, it was. Yeah.
What was what was it?
It was actually Cadillac.
was getting my photos done it. little plug here this place called Tom. You should do this for a daily. Daily talk show. photoshoot. You go to Tom's one hour in. I think it's Korea Town. And they do this guy paints his own backdrops really tells you how to pose and you know, a lot of small Like very serious head shots with shots box to truly go get them. Yes 29 bucks like from another era. So go get a daily talk show headshots done there. They
meant to be a bit ironic or no like,
I guess people like them ironically. But he's been he said he's been doing the same thing for 30 years. And, you know, business is slow but it's picked up again.
We were walking down Melrose last night and this guy was just smoking a dairy and he he looked like someone out of a movie leather jacket. And so I kind of like and he was talking to these people that he actually had into this doorway. And I thought this is going to be great. Let's have an interaction with him. Next Monday's I you guys like comedy? You guys a comedy. You want to do some comedy? Come upstairs, five bucks do some comedy. Oh, he wanted to pull us off the street to actually
do some not watch no watch comedy do.
Like $1 a minute. He's like
you can do a five so we get paid to do f5
I guess That makes sense
but it's it's I think it's a very Hollywood thing to be trying to someone trying to pull you off the street to do the thing that's really really hard to stand by being outside of like Rod Laver arena. You come in you get five it's five grand, grand a minute. It's it's some weird shit. Well, one of the weird stuff since ULT now,
it's my second year. Holy shit.
I know. Hundred and 83 Episode Three was last time we had you on
and you were you were in Melbourne. I was overseas with FaceTime
you guys have met? I feel like
human life yeah.
Cyber friend. Yeah,
absolutely. Yeah, geez the future Yeah, no, we're definitely VR cyber sort of flimsy
And if you've had saved if you haven't listened to one of the three recent I went to primary school together. You know, my oldest friend.
IV me young you know
why did you move to LA?
Why did I moved to LA? I came here for an acting I've really reclined now.
Back is spasming
you're gonna have to reel me out of here. I came here for a TV series for FX in 2017 which still hasn't come out this is
the one that the shock the fight shock
Yeah, I don't really I don't know how much I'm allowed to say on the air. Okay,
but it's Yeah. Is it gonna
come out they sang January 2.
Someone Kulina and race Mitchell. I mean, okay.
But I don't know if you know him.
That sound I think you showed me photos of the person, the quirky other person that was on the
Magnus is on it. She came over here today I did that and then I went home and then I I had a visa and I was like I'll just come back and then I came for like five weeks had a return flight, but then just didn't go back. I was like, I don't know what I'm what am I gonna race back and work in a bakery again? What were you doing? was working in a bakery?
Elwood tell it Oh,
it was selling? Like there's
no problem in saying
no, that's that's 1300 dollars with
judge should we invoice them? Yeah, we should
pay up. I would just love a bag of bread.
Did you ever you ever baking or were you just behind the counter?
They were trying to get me to bake, but I was like, I really want to be an actor. But I was tempted because it's like an actual Korea. That's like, kinda secure. Yeah, people like bread. So what did you
dropping Truth Truth bombs.
I feel I feel like outside of what you know i to pay with a much brighter people funny about bring
in all seriousness a brand is like I think gluten free bread like bread paleo bread really big. You know like it's like people constantly want to have the thing but find a way to like not have it at the same time.
She's saying like the fight the fight is having bread but not here like the fake
me. Which makes sense. I mean, I don't think bread is Greg's gonna hate me.
We're gonna lose.
track the invoice.
Don't think bread is a healthy choice. I mean, sourdough is the best option I would say because of the fermentation process is easier for digestion, but it's like, generally speaking, I don't know how much bread we should be eating
so So you decided that you didn't want to necessarily do that. So you moved back here. When you were in Melbourne. I know. I just didn't go back. I can say you stayed.
Yeah, I just had a flight and I kept pushing it. I kept moving it so you lost the flight or do you have credit with contest was no I just pushed it to Christmas to the tournament so you go Okay, yes. Yeah. And I came back and then I did glitch activating glitch. That's why I was in town.
And that's was it you being the Irishman? Yeah. I love that saga. Heroin, heroin addict Irishman. Yeah,
yeah. Yeah, that was a good say. It's like one of my ancestors.
And so coming coming to LA Do you have to change the way that you live in regards to like, were you doing share? How are you what?
A walking wardrobe? Yeah. In LA Yeah. I was literally living in a wardrobe like a lie on the floor. My feet would touch the wall. Tommy not know. Truly someone's wardrobe. I live in the cupboard. I mean, it's a real rags to riches story because I have my own room. Thank you.
to Windows. Yeah. So yeah it's like yeah it's incredible what you can achieve you
get you get yourself a room yeah
really that someone else lives in
like it from a share house it experience What is that like, like dealing with people I've never done it. I've been so my girlfriend brain I we've been together for 12 years. So this the only share house I've ever had is an apartment with her, which feels a little bit different compared to getting along with people having your own things sharing things seems
pretty lucky to get do not have to move into a shame.
Yeah, I lived I lived in so many places here. When I first came here I lived with actors, actor, comedians, that was really fun. That would always have it was fun all the time. Fun. But improv one of just a lot of actually they do things like script Anyway someone write a script and everyone would get together and that's fun. Yeah, so it was really quite creative lot of marijuana in that house, which isn't really my style
that way I know I've
been there done that lot of marijuana. So it's not like marijuana or a lot. She's really my thing. Would they worry about the landlord's like, if you're doing it inside a fumigation tent on the house after we really? Did we have bugs? And like, No, I think it's just marijuana in the walls.
Because we've driven past a few places and think Breaking Bad if you've seen that way he would be cooking the meth inside of the house and it looks like a circus tent around the house. We saw a bunch yesterday. Yeah. And so is that is there a bug problem in Hollywood? I think so.
There's a bug problem in Hollywood.
But I don't even want to answer it. I just wanted to just land and exist.
Mosquitoes same crazy, please say yeah,
so there is a problem. You know, bugs are the scariest one of them all Yeah.
Did you have any Have you had any been Oh no.
That's more of a New York thing. Well, you didn't have a bed.
I had wardrobe bug.
Last time you were in.
In California. I never know if it was I never worked out if it was bedbugs. I can show you the photos of what the bites or whatever it was right now it was I felt like
we put it out there and someone said is these bedbugs?
Yeah, it was like the place that we're staying at smelt like the initial one smelt like way like really strong as it can we move and they moved us to another one. Which smells like bleach you know those hotels it's like a and so the and yet in the bed all of a sudden I just got like crazy amounts of rash, but I don't know. I don't know if it was the bed bangs. I should try and find a photo
Seven you just googled something and about la just that I need some prompting you googled about the sensitivity of something who's complaining I've got my skin so dry and then it's been going
on on the weather app apples weather app it says la sunny 21 degrees. poor air quality for sensitive groups. Really says that yeah all year round and I'm very sensitive.
And all my friends are centered.
Around it's like bad a
Venn diagram, just writing songs.
What's a sensitive group? What is that is that
OX morale, my eyes. It's really hard living here. I'm serious that the quality is so bad. I have asked me No
No, I haven't.
Yeah, and then like $1,000 really nice 12 grand.
Yesterday he takes me sit my elbow
and then I think I scared the shit out of you by saying is it
staff? You get the sheet out of me because if I get something serious here I will just die
because the health care system here has been honest and so do you have your own insurance? Oh no, I do through there you have insurance through the the actors union. But I mean, it's still really expensive. But I was using a
cover you for emotional damage. If I got going well.
Have you actually pitched it the next day?
God that would cost them a fortune. The driving cry? No. It's a thing that a lot of actors do when you've just done an audition or whatever you got some news or just existed as an actor in LA and you just driving on the freeway and just to drive just the reality of your life but I went to the doctor and I had this my elbow is killing me I thought I broke it I thought I must have bumped something or maybe I checked a kicking kickboxing I told my mom and then it was really soul and do you know is I don't remember any trauma to it and I think I've just from even from leaning on I read that you can get an infection in the tissue So do you have a specific GP here that you go to or what's the How do you book it I just went to Hollywood play since got like the seriously the Hollywood letters I'm like the doc really like Hollywood whatever so
what's the doctor like it with I like he's what drugs do you want
me his head shots.
He was just like I had two injections in my bot which I've never had before. What for your elbow, biotics and anti inflammatory like if this gets into your bones and whatever
toilets and stuff and I'm like gee whiz, I just thought it was like I bruised my Oh
Did he say that? It was in fact an infection What did you say?
It was big hobbies and now it's gone down a lot. I bought hurts from the injections. I've never had an injection in my body
really never know we got the money. Oh, sweet primary. Don't you remember that?
That was why
don't you remember maybe you'd gone by then. But we used to wait in the hall. And we'd go in
for a nice
tetanus at one point. There's right in the classroom like the holy crap.
Maybe it was
tennis. Yeah, you definitely have got tetanus shot in your life definitely
have to do you find a way that we learned about sex education from a giraffe in a van. That's a bullet that they also
do a lot of stuff.
They do teach about everything.
Do a lot of people know about that? Because I brought it up to some people and they have no idea what I'm talking about. So Harold,
Harold Harold. I had them in New Zealand. When I was over there. I drove past it look like Harold graveyard, there was like 20 events of Harold.
You can see how it all comes to be like the government probably gives a bunch of cash to. So I feel like actor that's a common thing in Australia actors can end up on the circuit of going to high schools and doing like, medieval performances. Oh my god, the Ren faire here is the most committed performances I've ever seen in my life. What's Ren faire?
Nice on fan. What is Pasadena? We don't know anything. I think it's fascinating. Well, basically, it's like medieval. It's like a medieval fair. Yeah. And everyone is in you know, like jousting. And yeah, that's so committed. Like everyone is so committed to the performances, like they live it, they really live those characters.
And so one should go wins it on every set.
I mean, I'm like, it's actually not a bad gig. If you are having a hard time as an actor.
Well, what's, what's the opposite? what's the alternative? Uber? I think so. Actually, we met an actor who had come here. Obviously to pursue acting on the sky Not only did singing and stop now he's done 26,000 overrides
well, oh my god that's
and he was acting for us in the in the car
she was doing Yeah. impersonations
Why don't he brought the bread business with him? That's what he's done.
Why didn't he just stay in Australia who's gone from Australia even know where he was?
He was on some color yes some talent show.
I just think go with the opportunities are you don't have to be here. I think somebody will turn up especially previously when the green card
you going for it? Are you trying to win?
Yeah, I would like to but I don't know. I just think like, I think somebody would turn up here and they think well, I'm in Hollywood now. So you know, it's gonna it's like so I mean, it's obvious, but it's the most competitive thing in the world. Yeah, it really sure you want this and you don't have a plan B if you have a plan, but you're gonna take it you know what I mean? Like don't have a plan, babe, come here and do live in a carpet. How do you avoid
the plan Bay?
I think you have to be crazy. Yeah. Really do I think you have to be like kind of alluded and like, it doesn't work out for many people, but it might work out for me. I'm just like, yeah,
be willing to put the work in. How do you make money? Not having a plan B? I don't know.
You're you've got the exceptional talent visa. Uh huh. I want it I want I want, which means you can't work. You can't work in the bridge shop down.
No, I can't I can only work
at an exceptional bridge.
Now if I was like, acting for the bread shop, could you
do it's like,
for me, I mean, it does get interesting to see like, what are Who then is who governs? Yeah, what decides what, like if you have an artist visa? Who decides what the boundaries of like if you're if you're here as a fine artist, or like a conceptual artist? What if you were like, Well, part of my exploration is to work in a bridge. You know
what if that is slipping into a character in the bridge?
I think it'd be really interesting you'd probably be deported. Like, I wonder what how that how that works. I don't I actually don't know.
I feels like it would be a lot of admin for them to be trying to catch everyone on an exceptional
Yeah. And so I never break the rules by the way. That's good now, I don't want to risk it. I just
and do what I'm allowed to do. So Plan B. Have you've taken off the table? What about a time frame? So yeah, for here.
Wow. Thomas like an illusion.
I don't know. I really don't know. I have no idea what I'm just like, yeah, I have no idea doing a day like you wake up. What time do you wake up? Wake up. I wake up early. Actually. I'm early riser. Right now I'm doing a lot of writing. I'm auditioning a lot. Do you have final draft?
Yeah. legit you
know, if you have I remember I knew that I was entering into screenwriting when I bought final draft. Then I go dive right. Yeah.
Is there any No one else. Final Draft. If you don't know, it looks like type writer font. So it's just a hipster program.
script, right? It's not just Korean you that's not the only does. He can. The great thing is you can press Enter or whatever, and you can get into dialogue really quickly and you can format
Okay, so as you go the format Yeah, I mean, how many? I always think pushback on these things is like, why can't you just write on word or you could just like, fuck that stupid, stupid we can work that out like Not
really. I guess it would be I think I did that for a long time. But then when it was like, Oh, actually, I want to take this seriously. I think making these little investments and things like that is important. Yeah, you know, if you actually invest in this group, you might use it. Yes, I am to a gym, you know.
Final Draft and my fitness. And they're both
proof is in the pudding.
There's another program called slug line. Which is, you know,
so then In saying that, what is the thing that gets you if you wake up? And you're, you know, you said, You've been writing scripts? What makes you start writing?
Hmm, what makes me start writing? I think that I'm like, Why? Because I do want to do a lot more of that. You know, I would like to, because I am, I'm not really allowed. I don't know what I'm allowed to talk about. I have a thing coming up with
top secret and start
writing you've written something. Yeah. And there's something happening, which we can talk about. But what I'm trying to say is, you say by the programs sure, but it's not the thing that will make you do the thing. How do you make you do the thing
I think you just gotta put time aside to do it. You got to be like it like you going to an office job or whatever. You have to work within this time frame, or you have to achieve a certain amount of things I think earlier in the day is good, and then you can just like go to the gym or exercise whatever you need to do for the rest of the day. Well,
I think I think she It is important to be like I do this on this day. I mean, if you've been doing this shit since I can remember probably Yeah, I remember you in acting class in grade five and six, like, I remember you going to do this stuff. So you've built a muscle of massively doing the thing you love. And then you and your brothers, I know you've had that, you know, like the script writing stuff totally been doing it. So there's been a muscle is built. And there's I can imagine a lot of people come here and think, okay, I'll buy that thing. And then they go to Starbucks, but they can't ride it. And there's nothing right.
That's true. I mean, you can't ever like you can't ever be taught how to be. I mean, you can be taught how to write technically, you're not necessarily going to have good ideas or anything. I don't know, maybe my ideas aren't that good either. But I've always just done it, and I love doing it. So that's part of it. Like I really enjoy it. I enjoy acting and I enjoy writing. So it's not so much of a chore for me. It's kind of just a pleasure. Like I love my job. So I want to be doing more of it. Love to be doing more acting. It's like this really rare drug that you can hardly ever get. And then you get the best high
I'm totally sober by the way. But I actually am. This is my Greg enjoys the green juice. Yeah,
We bought it from it be real Hollywood rock up drinking it
from Whole Foods.
When you when you've written something out it's on the screen, do you? You know I guess it's just all words on a screen. Do you actively print stuff out and annotate on things or do you not I do it on the computer?
Keep it digital. I wanted to tell you something. It's completely it's I'm just like going rogue here. Yeah, you're not gym memberships? Yes. My dad signed up, did he? Yeah, he's a big bear sign up. So he signed up to a gym and I found out that the gym is that Yep, going on the gym like he's like I guess turning his life around. turns out he's just going in the sauna. Treatment from my friend, Michael, who's in my therapist at the sports and spinal group bit of a plug. Oh, I think I may
have one in Frankton, Bobby
by Maurice. Okay.
I couldn't. I couldn't epidural somewhere for my two herniated discs and I feel like it was.
It was a sports and sport because I remember I was really ability to as well because I remember being like to give a pregnant
wife felt impressed because I was like, I felt a bit sporty. I'm like, Oh, you know if it's good enough for the footy players. It's good enough for JJ. And
my friend was trading him. And now he can walk downstairs.
have trouble doing that. And my mom was like, Yeah, he had bad knee and my mom was like, ever since he can now that he can walk down stairs. He only wears active wear
sports outfits now.
like on a six here.
Yeah. Which is trivia which is I think that the exact same pair as mine, but yours is a bit newer by the by the looks of it. When it comes to style in our life do you feel like is it pressure to dress a certain way?
I like to dress like a kickboxing instructor from reward.
You know? thoughts were Yeah, yes. It's all functional. Yeah, he likes to throw a high kick. Yeah.
He's got that out of your system in a controlled environment, doing auditions. Would you dress up a little? d? Yeah. Like I try to lean a little bit without it being like, you know, I wouldn't wear like a full like medieval.
You know, I think that stuff is so desperate
insane. And that's actual cost
because imagine you with like a middle hat just wait
no, I don't think you've changed too much since I've seen you like in terms of how you dressing know.
And where a lot of Bob lion out Yeah, yeah is anything just so people know that I'm hardcore?
No I'm already getting that from my friend got it for me
Yeah, yeah, um I was gonna say oh I did have a casting the other day and I think they sent me the wrong brief because it said wear heels
I said these women are sophisticated. I'm gonna have long hair. What did you do? I don't belong here.
I just wore I just felt like a it was said fancy hotel guests, which which, you know, I just I just dressed kind of fancy but then I got there and these guys were in like, full taxes and stuff. Like Yeah, people really go for it. And then all the women were in like ball gowns and he'll stuff.
So you've obviously hanging around a bunch of actors are you having conversations about Bad. Like I'd be wanting to understand. Is there any like little tip or trick to give me an advantage so some people might be not having conversations with their friends about wearing going in a full tax because they might might be like, dude, that's a bit tryhard Yeah, and you're not there to show them your outfit. You're there to show me your acting. Oh my
god, you have to, I think I don't know that all different commercial casting. It can really work for you. If you got a TV
that will work in your favor.
So if you're going if you're doing like a Best Buy, commercial wearing like a blue Polo.
Yeah, thank you. If you they read the brief and really commit to it. They love that stuff
show up because of the client. I guess like if you're a marketing director or whatever, you could get off you're saying an actor wearing a?
Yeah, that's what the devil loves.
The devil wants to see you completely give yourself away. Evil product that makes children bold.
You are up on the big Billboard and I My mom said to me Have you seen
segue into the fact that I am a sellout? machine races billboard yeah for alcohol drink.
Where do you say diary? My mom yeah races. Mom my mom keeps up with everything your mom's doing then tells me
what you My mom was posting.
Posting missing persons photos from 1987
Yes, I that was part of the reason no offense mom but I was part of the reason I got on Facebook cuz I was like my mom on Facebook. She signed everything off love mom.
Yeah, yeah, she posts all that stuff, which is so sweet that
you're on a billboard this. What happened with Ed Sheeran? things? Yeah,
so when I got there to the casting, they did the all the costume stuff. Really nice Versace shirt. Actually. I'm hoping I could
forget to return it but she was the casting for photos
video I was an ad. And it was like, yeah, anyway, so YouTube, I can't find it. Okay, but you can drive down Hollywood Boulevard and see my big still there. Yeah, you're gonna show with it. Yeah, it's humongous. I had no idea. And I have like a brown leather jacket over my shoulder like Anyway, when I did the thing, they showed me the storyboard. And someone had drawn this by the way. It was like race comes to the door, and he looks like sheepish or embarrassed because he's like, it was truly Ed Sheeran.
Like someone took the time
to draw his face and not mine.
And it said Risa right and it's age Sheeran. I'm gonna post it. It was so insane. It was like, that feels really unfair. What just because he's a redhead. No one talks about this story. It's just not on the agenda.
The same old redhead to the same. It's like a kid.
Anyway, he's just talented. He really is. I'd love to have his network.
What where do you shop for groceries?
I do this thing called imperfect produce Why am I plugging so much? I'm like it's right next to sports spinal and just
do beeps or something if
I do this thing called imperfect produce where the they go to like grocery stores and all this stuff when there's like an excess or things are like not pretty enough to sell organic produce, they sell them for cheap and they deliver bucks you do so it's like really good because you don't waste food and then you can select all of a sudden I have great stuff I like coffee everything like fresh produce poetry, vegetables everything. Is there anything that is off limits in regards to imperfect that you won't eat? All like
so. So something that you actually it needs to be perfect.
Oh, that's interesting. Yeah,
eggs. I mean, perfect.
rancid Yeah, sure. Hi, avocado. Smell perfume you know there's one
so you can go perfect avocado is how much it
has been talking about this a bit because he was saying we've been going to Whole Foods a lot specifically for dinner and stuff like where we just get the hot food or whatever and fill up a box yeah
it's good Yeah, that's a healthy meal. Yeah,
unless missing it seven gets it because he's been getting he's he thinks he is a box. I should feel the whole box
above the line. $24 box
and it ends up just
$5 dinner. We can't go too far with this guy. gronk
Yeah, you were you have you been to arrow on know, what is it? It's like the really, really fancy Superman really I thought Whole Foods is good arrow on arrows. You will spend like truly $100 and four items really go and try the samples and get out of that.
You will lose all your money. That's
what straits it on.
It's around here. It's a West Hollywood top
two they have a lot of story. Or just the one
Yeah, they got a few it's like the fancy fancy boozy like probably good spot to see celebrities. Okay, let's go Can we have celebrity tourism like go to arrow on
but we haven't seen a celeb other than yourself?
The same one else here in 2012 great year 20
that means you have not seen this
is not a hottie.
I have seen a lot. Did you see recently Jeff Goldblum a couple nights ago?
Jonah Hill you're telling me he thought you were Ed Sheeran?
cheering because he said hello, how are you and came over and sounds like there's a glitch in the matrix. I'm like, What? It was just over here. I was like, why is Johnny Hill approaching me and acting like we know each other? And he seems so nice.
lovely guy, but
also I've seen it but he's on Hulu.
Yeah, I don't know though. He's like truly one of the biggest
actors in the world but also Joan is very big into This skating st You look like you could be a skater. Maybe you felt like there was some form of connection.
Yeah, I mean, I'm 30 if you skating it over 30 It's a little bit like
skating after 30
Yeah, but just never have a child with an adult who skateboards.
You got how to keep before you got into skating.
You have a Do you like do tricks? Or do you do like a longboard?
I've got a longboard now but I like a long electric board. I used it like
that. That's you going? I'm no longer I'll go on the electric one. It's sort of a smooth ride. Yeah, you know, it's like a cruise like comfort. I don't have to push too much. I'm gonna get the ship big.
Sky is a scary few scatters around.
Now. There's some really good ones. Good the
guy. We were at Whole Foods and this guy was doing the most epic tricks.
if you focus your talent in
skateboarding, right look at Tony Hawk. He's done very well. I just saw
he just really that's a celebrity. I saw Netflix
in the lobby, like pointing at Tom Cruise in reference to acting, Tony Hawk's the great like the biggest name in skateboarding ever. Totally.
I know. He's really clever. Um, so he's it. He's the exception to the rule. You know? He's like the best 30 something skateboard Rider
I think he's 54 maybe
5252 he's a 4954 5451
Wow, I think he's a legend and a hero.
Like I'm better because I was always the worst in our group.
ankles. I couldn't do any trick. Click yet they've been fixed from Boxing really from always being on my tires, you must be
strengthened. You're a
And so living in LA, there's a lot of actors. How does How did I make money? Like how do you make? Like unless you don't? If you from the outside you could see unless you land a big role. How do you know people are making money here? I'll buy American Australian
Ozzy's. Oh so if you go to made on Facebook back in Australia and you're looking in their money, I mean, if they're on a green card that generally have jobs. If there is one like me, a lot of them are working as actors. Otherwise, I don't know. A lot of my friends that are here are working or they're back in Australia working Yeah. I'm one of the idiots that's just hung around harping that a little pick up, but it's actually been okay. Yeah, I mean, like, it's like when it gets really low. I find something comes through like even that Ed Sheeran thing I did.
And then I did another thing.
So do you have an agent from manager or how does that work?
I have an agent in Australia. I have a manager and a lawyer.
And what does the lawyer do? Um, he negotiates contracts and tries to make them better for me. Okay. And yeah, it's great. I mean, yeah, it's really I really like having a lawyer makes me feel secure.
As a pretty is the lawyer pretty hard, like,
does your lawyer have a billboard? Because a lot of lawyers have.
No, thankfully. He's, he's really cool. They have a lot of dogs in the office, which was a good sign. I don't know. I trust people based on the way they interact with animals. Yeah. I like that made me feel like okay, you're a good one. My son kicked.
Dogs in a bound over at me, you know, race had a dragon.
What was it?
I had three Eastern water dragons water
dragons growing up. What else have you had a rat name? Trevor. Trevor. You guys riff
He went also have I had my switch I fed to my snake sorry Second Life get frozen the mice know it alive
oh my god people gonna be like tuning in I'm a reptile guy sorry
reptilian shapeshifter is a real what is I feel like you know like the overlords like the people that like run Hollywood Illuminati
Mark Zuckerberg people say these are
safe because of how good I've been to reptiles in my life. I feel like if they take over and kill humanity they'll be like he was always good to reptiles. He loved reptiles he loved them. What is this?
What is a reptilian shapeshifter shifter?
Let me tell you this is gonna be a most viewed episode, because I'm talking about Illuminati and reptilian
I feel like you've been looking into this shit.
Oh, not so much and I just found a really funny
Jay Z's a part of the Illuminati,
which I sort of understand that stuff, but the idea that Mark Zuckerberg so lizard,
Mark Zuckerberg shape shift. I mean,
looks like a lizard. Yeah, shut this down
because I said yeah, potentially, we diversify. We go on all platforms just to make sure. When you go for holidays in LA, what would you
do? I go, yeah, we're going to Palm Springs or I go to Ohio or I go, I like to go to Topanga beach and have a swim. I
you know, just to freshen up. But what about when you were when before you moved here? When you would actually go to LA? What were the things that you would do that you now potentially, as someone who lives here, you cringe at what is the touristy things that we all fall.
I mean, this place kind of is a bit of a theme park and so my show I would never ride a bus. Yeah, yeah. Um, what else
Public transport bus, the
red button like the buses, buses, okay, I do that I wouldn't I would always have a car a lot of people don't get cars. What are you doing? So I guess with Uber and Lyft it's easy button. Do you avoid weather chat with locals because it's nice weather. The good thing is it doesn't come up comes up if there's like a cloud and I'm like thank God but a lot of people like the they call it June Gloom here Jim is gloom in the what is early morning? Like just cloudy I really like it because it's cool. But
I know it's weird. This place is weird, man. I think it's a simulation.
really fucking feels like a simulation.
It does. It's the same day every day like reload the program
every day and then all the Tesla's on the road that technology is just the weed the weed people at sorry
yeah, no doubt it is the weirdest place. I can't believe it's real sometime.
Is it? Does it feel lonely?
Yeah, of course. I mean, I miss Australia a lot. I wish that I definitely miss my family and my friends and my history. But I just need to be here right now. Like he talks about time frame. I don't know how long I'll be here. But I feel like I need to right now while I'm like, still have an opportunity to do something with my career out here and I've got some cool things happening here. I don't know. Like, I don't know where I'm going to end up. I would love to live in Melbourne. It's so beautiful. And like getting off the plane and walking around Melbourne. Like the air is fresh. It's calm.
Yeah. So if you were to just have a bucket load of cash and you could do whatever, yeah. Living in LA or Melbourne, like what we talked about the perfect day. And if you know money wasn't an worry. Uh huh. What we would do, what would you do? Where would you live? What would you be doing? Give us a blow by blow. How would your day go and far out
because I do love LA. I would like to be between here and Melvin for sure. Although curveball You wouldn't mind living in the south of France over a
baseball reference you our American
for the LA Dodgers. Yeah, cuz I know I don't really know
much about baseball. So South of France have you spent time there?
Yeah. I mean, that was 19 but I was like, This is truly the most stunning place I've ever seen in my life. Yeah, I would, I could see myself dying now.
If you were it's
the closest thing to probably heaven on earth.
And so you know, like, what is the lifestyle if you were to do anything that you could do,
I would probably get those like IV drips every day that I mentioned earlier. The block yourself with those healthy drug.
I said we should do one from one of those IV players.
Yeah, you want to
do you know somebody? Well, there's
there's one called drip doctor that I was gonna go to.
Yeah, but so and Mr. 97 CY I'm doing that next many of these at getting smashed at a nightclub drinking oh yeah
you have a hangover one
nobody's pushback was on the whole live a thing and I'm
maybe talking about simulation It feels like the ultimate programming and simulation okay give us give us I love
that you can do anything here you know why and so what is amazing like if you want to smoke marijuana your you can you want to eat? I love like CBD, ya know like without the THC. I don't go nuts and climb a tree or something.
Does it make me feel any different?
Yeah, it makes you feel relaxed and
Austin some dummies
depends on which ones you get. I got a pack for 10 bucks the other day. I all of them in two days really sleeping like an angel.
So do you have them before bed bed.
I was actually having them first thing in the morning with coffee. Mostly wanna see if I can like, you know, get a nice middle ground,
drop it into coffee so you can actually physically feel something.
You got to take him for a while to build up in your system start to work CPE Awesome. Yeah. And I think it will be legal in Australia because it has a huge amount of benefits for the human body. I mean, it's stopping young children seizures.
Yeah. Like this. Brendan Schaub, you know, every fighter in the kid. He's kid was having seizures. And that was the only thing that stopped them. It's pretty amazing. Hi, like, taking drops of
Yeah, something that we haven't explored enough because of all the
laws around. What about the like the Trump stuff like you've been here for a while Trump? I mean, just seeing this these places? I mean, Hollywood's quite progressive. They're very much against the not a Trump voting. California is no Trump voting stages. I know it's not. What's the noise? Is there much noise around? I'm election stuff coming out.
Yeah, they're all California. Democrat. Very much like, left, so yeah, they're not really a big fan of Trump. Anyway, Californians don't really like Trump, generally, but I mean, that would be something but Generally speaking,
yeah. Do you think it's like I was thinking about what's noisy back home or what we consume and what the people on the ground here? consume? Like we saw this in
Melbourne? Yeah, it hasn't been you know,
do you watch much TV? Yeah, I was watching the news like you watch the local news? Not really.
Like, no, not really. I don't really, we don't have like freedom.
Yeah. You know, what is some stuff because what I was noticing we went to Santa Monica Boulevard. There was the big parade on for Halloween. Uh huh. That was sick. And we had our camera out. And the amount of people that was coming up to us taking photos. It sort of blew our mind because we're key in Los Angeles, the home of Hollywood films, TV, all that sort of thing. Tinseltown. But it's it felt like people had more of a punter mentality than they would in Australia in regards to just interest factor. Yeah, over like fairly small camera. All Yeah, so like, what's the,
do you see the photo Vasey now Halloween costumes? No. So we're standing it's like we set up right in the middle of the parade. And so yeah, it was a good position. But everyone was walking panel taking heaps of people taking photos,
like feel like oh, we might have spotted someone. The thing is that everyone here is like, Oh my god, you know, they don't know. And they kind of just
have a photo of it.
Is that people that aren't in the industry? I
think people in the industry just play it real. Yeah.
You know, I mean, I made a huge mistake. Whatever, you know, Bre Lawson. I don't know anyone. She's Captain Marvel. Okay. 97. Yeah, yeah. Hi. In which she's friends with a mutual friends. She was being so funny. We're all having like dinner and stuff. She's being so funny. And I said to her, are you a comedian? She's like, no, not a comedian. I was like, you should do comics. I kind of don't like anyone would just go back and forth. She told a story and she was like really acting it out and was like, You really should consider becoming
like, well, it's gone really well.
It was so embarrassing, but I think it might have liked me more because she knew I was talking to her. Because I thought she was funny. And we spoke about kickboxing like combat sports, and she's like, I should come to your gym and do kickboxing. I was like, absolutely grandma mom, someone Yeah. Idiot, like the biggest actress in the world. And so what did
what did you might call you out? Or did she say something? Did you seriously wasn't like,
you know, it were just all chatting. And she was like, my friend was like, did you seriously tell Bry loss? And it's like, yeah, I think, you know, she'd be really good at it. I mean, what's those right though? I'm like, at least my intuition is correct. Yeah, you can pick who's talented and she started in the past.
Finding relationships and stuff in You know, I'm dating in Australian. Okay, so
what about friendships? Because we've had pretty taught friendship circles back in Melbourne.
Yeah, I do miss that so much you have no idea of like, push it down, push it down. Just talk to my therapist about it. Yeah, of course I live in LA what sort of therapist is Australia? Australian.
But what is
IO? Of course
share therapist Why not?
This is gonna come up
but it's really helpful. What do you you know, I do. Do I cover? This is like anyway, I I do have this battle with like, wanting to be in Australia and wanting to be here. There's a lot of things in my life of Australia. And like for that reason, you know, I do really miss my friends back home and I miss the history. I miss my family and It's an interesting thing and I kind of just deny it. I'm like, over there. I'm not going to acknowledge it. But yeah, I feel it's a it's a, you know, there is a real sense of isolation being out here and just wanting to do acting and this stuff and being in this industry and it's always you think about
Did you ask a therapist, like I part of me would be wanting to be like, why is it therapy? Why is an Ozzy what's an Ozzy therapist? Doing in Los Angeles?
No, I Scott.
Yeah. Okay. I wanted to talk to an Australian because I was like, you understand me?
Yeah. Is the Skype connection good.
This is really so therapies. Cool, by the way, and I think everyone should do in therapy. Have you done therapy
in person versus virtually and
I think everyone should do especially men. Yeah. And you talk about feelings more. This is why there's so much. Men are not happy. You know, they don't talk about it. But just like that's toxic masculinity. He's not talking about what you're actually feeling go and do it or connect with someone and it's okay to be sensitive. And and what's the point?
That got you to actually five minutes doing it? So Americans love therapy. It's like you said, I
think it was just like, you know if I'm going to continue to have this Korea that is all about being accepted by other people. Yeah, you know, I should probably all myself with some tools, like some tools to deal with the amount of rejection and the isolation all these things you feel. So it's just about like being stable in myself so that I can continue to battle for these things. What's the not destroying myself in the process?
What's the feeling the day before the therapist versus the day after the therapist?
Um, I guess anxious and then feeling like a sense of peace because you have some tools to manage those things,
you know, and then does it become this thing of like, okay, so if it's fortnightly, or whatever, sort of like the pressure then builds up and then you have to do it again, and it's not
so much I think for me, it's more like working out. skills like going to a gym and working on the thing?
Yeah, yeah, I'm trying to just be very practical with him and make sense. We've done improv a few times on the podcast where we create a bit of a sane and we all we all act and perform in given that you are an actor.
This is so weird because this is a game that made my housemates do really, really menial tasks. Glenn Robbins and Daniel Tosh, like walk across the room, sit in a chair, make it look natural. You have
a chair you want to sit in and it's fucking impossible.
How do I walk?
I remember you show me this guy years ago who walked like Lyft? Yes. Just walk up and down.
All that guy who used to make on pillows at a dog
So how about you run the urine.
We don't want to have to move.
You want to do dialogue. I love the dialogue. Funny. I was playing this game with my girlfriend last night and she, the task was to walk cross room sit in the chair and she truly fell over.
And I stopped into the room and fell into this rocking chair. It was like it's quite hard during the simple tasks.
So fun. I want that to be when I get home.
I'm up we're doing improper whole setup.
It's really fun. Yeah, it's a fun thing to do. Okay, what's the thing? I feel like Tommy has to come in and tell Josh. He no longer wants to do the podcast with Josh. Yeah. Thanks, Mr. 97. And you should swap. Okay, shop
swap jobs. And then you have to
you're starting a new one with the nightly talk show.
I guess part of it is I'm not being replaced. Tommy's decided that he's starting a new podcast. Maybe he's pretending Yeah, okay, great.
So you're going to come into it somehow who So who are you
character called Luke Hayes from Sydney. Sharp
guy. Okay, so what what am I doing?
So I look at it so, yes.
Okay. And so this is
either thinking is going to be shared anyway.
I don't even ever overthink anything.
YUI I've got something to tell you to Yeah, don't do it after we've spoken to Luke hero. I'm good.
Yeah, you just got no worries. Okay. I'm happy to watch.
So yeah, it's been I've been thinking about it heaps. And, you know, I don't think a lot. I try not to. And so I'm thinking I'd week I'm going to stop doing Daily this show. Yeah. So I'm, I want to take it in a different direction.
Why? Why are you telling me now?
Because I think this is going to be our last interview with Luca. I feel honored.
Good. Yeah. Let's try it. I can't tell if you're taking the piss. Like you taking the
pill. I know. But I so I'm going to. This is the last one and I'm starting a new podcast.
Okay. It does seem like a joke.
No, no, I'm doing the nightly talk show.
The night talk show.
Yeah, I just think I just think it opens me up to new guests and new format or sophisticated.
Yeah, night time. So what happens with the business and everything? So
I'll start in the US. And, and Mr. 97. He's, he's actually I've spoken to him. He's coming to you. Have you really been speaking with Yeah, I mean, that was that was the plan.
I could do the aka DD social media
yeah I feel like Luke is involved in some way, Jamar to the socials.
Look at who talk about that. But Mr. 97 and I are actually going to be hosting the the nightly talk show.
And this is I'm not joking I still do the daily talk show.
Well, I won't be with with it. So won't really mean anything.
not legally if you can look out with a business.
What do you think look? I
mean, I'm so excited to be on the show. final show. It's gonna be so sick doesn't really matter. You know, you got stuff going on. Should
we start the show them?
Yeah. Okay, last one. This is the last day of a talk show.
It's a daily talk show our last ever episode we got Luca.
Oh, I love it so much here in LA. It's so fantastic. to Sydney. I love Sydney. Yeah, I wish she liked the beaches on is good. Yeah. Yeah.
It's sick. I could leave Yeah. Yeah, so he fought on Mama's gonna die. Yeah.
Just talk about Yeah,
yeah, it's been a strange day. Did you want to talk about it at all?
I thought it was really?
Like I shouldn't be.
It was good. You did a good job. It was hard to
The problem with George
Clooney I was like, oh my gosh.
Well, there's also I think there's like a Russian saying around like, within jokes like it's 5050 50% like funny 50% real.
did feel pretty real.
Try like comedies in the tragedy. Yeah.
Did I talk too much. I was worried that I heard
something. You know, I think that If that was a real scenario, you would probably talk more.
Yeah. And that was what I was thinking. I was listening to a Rainn Wilson, his his memoir, and he was talking about one of the actors. And she said basically nothing through this improv scene and it was just all facial expressions and he was saying how good she was because improv, people tend to overtalk they should have a need to be
that's really interesting. I think that's a matter of just listening. And then you will respond appropriately. You know, I think in a scenario like this, you would probably try and reason a lot. Yes, your business well, yeah.
All right. Love you. Love you guys. Love
you. I know we've just met
to listen to any podcasts any recommendations or daily talk show?
It's my favorite reminds me of home.
And favorite bakery, our bakery favorite RCA I
should have brought me a sweater. Yeah.
Give him yours. It's too hot for sweaters.
Friday. I'm boiling ridiculous. It's a daily talk show. If you've enjoyed the show, screen, grab it. races drip coffee, on Instagram. Anyone offered you more
money for that
I got on someone the other day hit me up again. I said 50 grand, he said $50 so
I told him his business would not be a success. He doesn't know an opportunity when he said
talk show cinema guys.
Jeff and I'll see you on the beach.