The Big Ticket with Marc Malkin

Each week Marc Malkin, one of Hollywood’s most recognizable journalists on and off the red carpet, interviews today’s biggest stars. While the primary focus is on film (who doesn’t love to talk about movies?!), guests are also weighing on the hottest stories of the day all while Marc gets them to open up like never before.

TV & Film
Nicole Kidman (‘The Undoing’)
Oscar winner Nicole Kidman talks about “The Undoing,” filming a movie and another television series during the pandemic and how she was cast as Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming “Being the Ricardos.”
37 min
Jo Ellen Pellman (‘The Prom’), John Magaro (‘Fi...
“The Prom” star Jo Ellen Pellman talks about being a queer actor in Hollywood. And then later in the show, John Magaro on the queerness of “First Cow” as well as what to expect from the “Sopranos” prequel movie “The Many saints of Newark.”
38 min
Emma Corrin (‘The Crown’), Gina Torres (‘911: L...
Emma Corrin talks about her breakout role as Princess Diana on “The Crown,” what she would say to Princes William and Harry if she ever met them and more. Then later, Gina Torres on joining Rob Lowe on “911: Lone Star” and why she doesn’t think her “Suits” co-star Meghan Markle will return to acting.
42 min
Marielle Heller (“The Queen’s Gambit”), Tony wi...
Marielle Heller, director of the Oscar nominated films “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” talks about returning to her acting roots to play Alma Wheatley in Netflix’s binge-worthy series “The Queen’s Gambit.” Then later, from the pages of Variety’s new Our Town section, Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell imagines the day when Broadway theaters will be allowed to reopen.
32 min
Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman 1984”) and Regé-Jean P...
Gal Gadot is back as Wonder Woman! She talks with Marc Malkin about the possibility of a third “Wonder Woman,” the new Zack Snyder cut of “Justice League” and more. Then, later, Regé-Jean Page, star of Netflix’s new buzzy series “Bridgerton.”
33 min
Nnamdi Asomugha (“Sylvie’s Love”)
Former NFL star and now producer and actor Nnamdi Asomugha talks about his new romantic drama, “Sylvie’s Love,” with Tessa Thompson.
24 min
David Boreanaz (“SEAL Team”)
David Boreanaz chats with Marc Malkin about Stacey Abrams’ “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” tweet, shooting his show SEAL Team during the pandemic and why he recently shut off comments on his Instagram account.
36 min
Christian Serratos (“Selena”)
Christian Serratos joins Marc Malkin to talk about her new role as the late Mexican American singer Selena. She talks about the pressure of playing such a beloved icon, why she was determined to get the role and how she feels about being compared to Jennifer Lopez.
26 min
John Boyega (“Small Axe”)
John Boyega talks about playing a cop in 1980s London in Steve McQueen’s new anthology series “Small Axe.” The actor also opens up about his “Star Wars” backlash and demonstrating for Black Lives Matter.
20 min
Ricky Martin (“Jingle Jangle”), Nick Robinson (...
Ricky Martin talks about his new holiday movie “Jingle Jangle,” pandemic-induced anxiety and what he thinks about Latino support for Donald Trump. Then later in the show, “Love, Simon” star Nick Robinson on his new FX on Hulu series “A Teacher,” overcoming COVID-19 and more.
39 min
Noah Jupe (“The Undoing”)
Noah Jupe talks playing Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant’s son in HBO’s much anticipated “The Undoing.” Plus, the 15-year Brit explains what it’s like shooting his new movie with Steven Soderberg, how life has changed since “Honey Boy” and why you won’t be seeing him in a Marvel movie anytime soon.
22 min
Dylan O’Brien (“Love and Monsters”)
Dylan O’Brien joins Marc Malkin to talk about his new adventure film “Love and Monsters,” a possible “Teen Wolf” reunion and how his life has changed since recovering from a devastating accident while shooting the third “Maze Runner” movie.
39 min
Lily Collins (“Emily in Paris”), Zachary Quinto...
Lily Collins chats with Marc Malkin about her new Netflix series and why it’s not a reboot of “Sex and the City.” Later in the show, Zachary Quinto on why “The Boys in the Band” still resonates 50 years after its Off Broadway debut. Plus, he opens up about what inspired him to come out as gay.
58 min
Millie Bobby Brown (“Enola Holmes”)
Millie Bobby Brown joins Marc Malkin on “The Big Ticket” to talk about not only starring in “Enola Holmes,” but also making her producing debut with the Netflix film. Plus, find out what the self-proclaimed fan of the Kardashians says about the famous family announcing they’re ending their long-running reality show.
16 min
Cynthia Nixon (“Ratched”)
Cynthia Nixon visits “The Big Ticket” to talk about playing Sarah Paulson’s love interest on Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series “Ratched,” J.K. Rowling’s controversary comments about the transgender community and the possibility of a third “Sex and the City” movie. Plus, does Nixon have plans to run for elected office again?
33 min
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez reveals what it was like recording “Ice Cream” with Blackpink, what she’s learned about herself during quarantine and why she’s urging her young fans to vote in the upcoming election.
23 min
John Leguizamo (“Critical Thinking”)
John Leguizamo is here to talk about his directorial debut “Critical Thinking,” a real-life drama about an inner city Miami high school chess team that wins the national championship. He’s also opening up about pushing for better Latinx representation in Hollywood, memories of making “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar” and what he remembers about seeing Donald Trump making the rounds of the New York City nightclub scene.
29 min
Maya Rudolph, Paul Mescal (“Normal People”)
Maya Rudolph on her three Emmy nominations — yes, three! — playing Kamala Harris on “Saturday Night Live” and her love of being in therapy. Then later in the show, “Normal People” star Paul Mescal opens up about his newfound fame, how his Emmy nomination made his brother cry and what it’s like starring in a music video for The Rolling Stones.
47 min
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter (“Bill & Ted Face ...
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter explain why they signed on for a third “Bill & Ted”movie more than 30 years after the original was first released. Plus, Reeves talks shooting “Matrix 4” and the much buzzed about video game “Cyberpunk 2077.” Then later in the show, Thandie Newton doesn’t hold back when talking about being a black woman of a certain age in Hollywood.
69 min
James Corden
Marc Malkin catches up with James Corden to talk about his Emmy nominations — he’s up for two for “Carpool Karaoke” and hosting the Tony Awards — returning to the set of “The Late Late Show” during the pandemic and working with Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman in the upcoming movie musical “The Prom,” Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the Broadway show of the same name.
31 min
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”), Samantha Bee (...
Tracee Ellis Ross is here to talk about her fourth Emmy nomination for “Black-ish,” what she hopes happens on the big night and also explains how she gets those perfect bathing suit shots for Instagram. Then later in the show, Samantha Bee talks DNC convention, why she hasn’t bothered to invite Donald Trump to be on her show and more.
57 min
Kerry Washington (“Little Fires Everywhere”), D...
Kerry Washington is here to talk about her four Emmy noms, working with Meryl Streep in the upcoming musical movie “The Prom” and why she won’t be running for political office. And then later in the show, Dylan McDermott recalls the first time he was nominated for an Emmy more than 20 years ago for “The Practice” and he also reveals he’s been writing a memoir.
50 min
Nicole Byer (“Nailed It”), Mireille Enos (“Hanna”)
“Nailed It” host Nicole Byer is here to talk about her history making Emmy nomination, her dream guest judge (hint: Beyoncé!) and plans to design line of bikinis. And then later in the show, Mireille Enos talks her big fight scene in the second season of “Hanna” and why she thinks the time is right to finally make that sequel to “World War Z.”
37 min
Sarah Snook (“Succession,” “An American Pickle”...
“Succession” star Sarah Snook joins “The Big Ticket” from Australia to talk about how she celebrated her Emmy nomination, what she may wear to the awards ceremony and what she really thought when Seth Rogen asked her to play an early 20the century Jew from Eastern Europe in the new comedy “An America Pickle.” Then later in the show, Jordan Fisher chats about his new high school rom-com “Work It,” the fifth-grade crush that launched his acting career and what he thinks Hollywood needs to do to be more diverse and inclusive.
51 min
Boyd Holbrook (“The Fugitive”)
Boyd Holbrook talks starring in the new Quibi reboot of “The Fugitive,” the life changing experience working on Netflix’s “Narcos” and how he’s been spending time in quarantine.
20 min
Joey King (“The Kissing Booth 2”)
Joey King stops by “The Big Ticket” to talk about life after “The Act,” why the “Kissing Booth” movies are critic-proof and how she’s learned to cope with internet trolling.
28 min
Demi Moore & Shana Feste
Demi Moore explains why she decided to star in Shana Feste’s new erotic podcast “Dirty Diana.” Find out what it’s like to record the explicit scenes, what they hope listeners will learn from the podcast and more. Plus, Moore recalls the backlash she received for “Striptease” and “G.I. Jane.”
46 min
Luke Evans (“The Alienist”)
Luke Evans talks about season 2 of “The Alienist,” new songs for the upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” prequel series and getting ready to work with Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy in “Nine Perfect Strangers.”
23 min
Evan Rachel Wood ("Westworld") and Sara Gilbert...
Evan Rachel Wood recalls the moment she was told she was being killed off of "Westworld." Then later, Sara Gilbert reveals her dream guest for "The Conners" and what she misses about "The Talk."
35 min
Charlize Theron (“The Old Guard”)
Charlize Theron on her new action movie “The Old Guard” and its groundbreaking gay couple, homeschooling her kids during quarantine and why we won’t be seeing her in a Marvel superhero film anytime soon.
26 min
Uzo Aduba (“Mrs. America”), Shira Haas (“Unorth...
Uzo Aduba talks about playing political trailblazer Shirley Chisholm in “Mrs. America” and why “Orange Is the New Black” continues to resonate today; Plus, one of this year’s biggest breakout stars Shira Haas on shaving her head on “Unorthodox” and the possibility of a second season. Then later in the show, Matt Bomer on playing a serial killer on “The Sinner” and the time he was in talks to star in “Call Me By Your Name.”
89 min
Henry Cavill ("The Witcher"), Betty Gilpin ("Gl...
Henry Cavill talks leather pants, wigs and all those Superman rumors. Plus, Betty Gilpin on “Glow’s” hot three-way scene and her upcoming work playing right-wing firebrand Ann Coulter.
44 min
Mark Duplass (“The Morning Show”), Diane Guerre...
It’s a super-size episode of “The Big Ticket”—Mark Duplass talks working with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon; Diane Guerrero opens up about why she’s in therapy again; Darren Criss on teaming up once again with Ryan Murphy.
67 min
Kenya Barris (“#blackAF”), Mandy Moore (“This i...
Kenya Barris talks #blackAF, George Floyd and his plans to get involved as much as he can in the 2020 presidential election. Plus, Mandy Moore talks about the upcoming season of “This Is Us,” politics and her cancelled music tour due to the pandemic.
48 min
Zoë Kravitz (“High Fidelity”), Jai Courtney (“S...
Zoë Kravitz talks “High Fidelity,” playing Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson in “The Batman,” her love of Britney Spears, marriage and more. Then later on the show, Australian actor Jai Courtney on his Netflix series Stateless. Plus, he’s revealing some behind-the-scenes details of the upcoming “Suicide Squad” sequel.
50 min
Miley Cyrus (“Black Mirror”), Logan Lerman (“Hu...
In an exclusive "Big Ticket" interview, Miley Cyrus opens up about her return to acting, getting sober and her love of Britney Spears. Plus, Logan Lerman talks working with Al Pacino and remembers the late Heath Ledger.
44 min
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“The Morning Show”), Jane Levy...
Mbatha-Raw on working with Reese Witherspoon in “The Morning Show” and her upcoming role in “Loki.” Jane Levy reveals the musicians she’d love to cover on season two of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.”
43 min
Laverne Cox ("Disclosure"), Laura Linney ("Ozark')
Laverne Cox talks about the new documentary "Disclosure" and if she has any plans to run for political office. Plus, Laura Linney admits she wants "Ozark" even darker than it already is!
36 min
Kaitlyn Dever ("Unbelievable"), Ramy Youssef ("...
Kaitlyn Dever explains why it feels a "bit strange" to be applauded for her work in "Unbelievable"; Ramy Youssef on winning a Golden Globe and working with Mahershala Ali on the second season of "Ramy."
50 min
Jerry Harris ("Cheer") and Jeremy Pope ("Hollyw...
We're celebrating the start of LGBTQ Pride Month with "Cheer" fan favorite Jerry Harris and "Hollywood" breakout star Jeremy Pope.
40 min
Aidy Bryant, Jim Parsons
Aidy Bryant talks "Saturday Night Live," "Shrill" and fat jokes. Then, Jim Parsons on "Hollywood," his coming out journey and more.
49 min
“The Great” Star Nicholas Hoult
Hoult talks Elle Fanning, training for “Mission Impossible” and why he’d love to play the X-Men’s Beast again. Plus, Nicole Avant, producer of “The Black Godfather.”
29 min
“Unorthodox” Star Amit Rahav, Beanie Feldstein
Amit Rahav talks Emmy buzz and becoming a role model for LGBTQ youth. Plus, Beanie Feldstein on life in quarantine and her new movie “How to Build a Girl.”
38 min
Elle Fanning, André Holland
Elle Fanning on playing Catherine the Great in Hulu's new series “The Great.” Plus, André Holland, star of Netflix’s jazz ensemble drama “The Eddy.”
27 min
Rose Byrne, Jack Osbourne
Rose Byrne talks about playing Gloria Steinem in "Mrs. America"; Jack Osbourne opens up about his dad Ozzy Osbourne's battle with Parkinson's Disease.
33 min
Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka O’Hara
The hosts of HBO’s new “We’re Here” on giving drag makeovers to small town U.S.A.
31 min
Hugh Jackman and Geraldine Viswanathan
Hugh Jackman talks quarantine, “Bad Education” and his return to Broadway.
35 min
Sandra Oh, "Sergio" Star Wagner Moura
Sandra Oh stops by to talk about the new season of "Killing Eve" and staying sane during quarantine. Plus, "Narcos" star Wagner Moura on how his new movie "Sergio" is part of his plan to transform Hollywood.
50 min
Wilson Cruz, Olivia Munn
Wilson Cruz talks LGBTQ representation on television. Plus, Olivia Munn weighs in on weddings, “Tiger King” and Harvey Weinstein.
60 min
Joshua Jackson
The “Little Fires Everywhere” star talk about his new Hulu series, moms who love “Dawson’s Creek” and the “Tiger King” phenomenon.
25 min
Ellen Page
Find out what inspired the “Juno” star to make her directorial debut with the new Netflix documentary “There’s Something in the Water.”
21 min
Cedric the Entertainer
Cedric the Entertainer on the coronavirus, jokes about Pres. Trump and a “Kings of Comedy” reunion.
31 min
Shania Twain
The country superstar talks Post Malone (yup, she wants to work with him!), almost losing her voice and making movies.
39 min
James Marsden
James Marsden talks about filming the new television adaptation of "The Stand" during the coronavirus outbreak, teases a return to "Dead to Me" and recalls his "X-Men" audition.
28 min
Alex Wolff
The former child star talks about working with his pre-school pal Maya Hawke, becoming best friends with Nicholas Cage and what happened when he lost 30 pounds in just two weeks to play a drug addict in the upcoming Castle in the Ground.
26 min
Noah Centineo
The "To All the Boys" star opens up about fame, his year of sobriety and putting on a leotard to play a superhero.
26 min
“Narcos: Mexico” Star Diego Luna
Diego Luna talks about playing one of the most infamous drug kingpins in 1980s Mexico and why authenticity was key to telling the story. “We have Mexicans playing Mexicans,” he says.
31 min
Issa Rae
The “Insecure” star talks about her new film “The Photograph,” superhero movies and why she’s in the coffee shop business.
27 min
"Harriet" Star Cynthia Erivo
The first-time Oscar nominee talks "surreal" moments during awards season, performing at the Academy Awards and who will be her date for the big night.
21 min
Let's Talk Oscars
Marc Malkin sits down with fellow Variety editor Jenelle Riley for a chat about the 92nd Academy Awards. Find out who they think will win best picture!
31 min
Bong Joon Ho
The "Parasite" director talks about his history making Oscar nominations, why he doesn't want to make a Marvel movie and what happened when he met Donald Glover.
15 min
Laura Dern
The Golden Globe winner opens up about Hollywood in the #MeToo era, why she cried reading the "Marriage Story" script and more.
25 min
“The Two Popes” Screenwriter Anthony McCarten
Find out what inspired Oscar nominated screenwriter’s script about Pope Benedict and Pope Francis. Plus, McCarten also talks about his work on the new Neil Diamond musical and the upcoming biopic about the Bee Gees.
31 min
“Little Women” Director Greta Gerwig
Gerwig on why her adaptation of the classic novel is an “action movie,” casting Saoirse Ronan, dressing Timothée Chalamet and more.
34 min
“Marriage Story” Director Noah Baumbach
Noah Baumbach talks Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson and writing a letter to Stephen Sondheim asking if he could use “Being Alive” in his divorce drama.
30 min
“The Farewell” star talks Oscar buzz, “Shang-Chi” and coping with “imposter syndrome”
25 min
“The Farewell” Director Lulu Wang, “Booksmart” ...
Wang talks about her unexpected casting of Awkwafina, plus Feldstein on why she’s excited to play Monica Lewinsky In “American Crime Story”
39 min
“Uncut Gems” Star Adam Sandler
Sandler and his directors Benny and Josh Safdie weigh in on the Oscar buzz circling their new film
20 min
Charlize Theron
The “Bombshell” star is earning Oscar buzz for her portrayal of Megyn Kelly, but she now admits she was hesitant to play the controversial Fox News anchor.
28 min
Jennifer Lopez
Find out what the “Hustlers” star says about directing her first movie, taking on Broadway and more
18 min
Antonio Banderas, Jodie Turner-Smith
Antonio Banderas talks about the awards buzz circling his performance in "Pain and Glory" and opens up about his life-changing heart attack. Plus, get to know "Queen & Slim" star Jodie Turner-Smith.
49 min
“Frozen 2” Stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and...
64 min
Sterling K. Brown
Find out Sterling K. Brown says about being cast in “Frozen 2,” his Oscar buzz for “Waves” and more.
28 min
Margot Robbie
The Oscar nominee talks “Bombshell,” the “Suicide Squad” sequel and Harley Quinn in “Birds of Prey”
20 min
Taron Egerton and Aldis Hodge
“Rocketman” star Taron Egerton talks about becoming Elton John and singing in Joni Mitchell’s living room. Plus, “Clemency” star Aldis Hodge.
45 min
Robert Pattinson
Find out what Robert Pattinson says about his new movie “The Lighthouse,” his love of Little Richard and how he’s prepping to play Batman.
32 min
Joel Kinnaman
Joel Kinnaman talks about his new Apple TV series “For All Mankind,” the “Suicide Squad” sequel and more.
17 min
Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson an...
Find out why it took a decade for the “Zombieland” stars to reunite for the sequel. Plus, is a third movie already in the works?
17 min
Ben Platt
Tony winner and the star of Ryan Murphy’s “The Politician” Ben Platt talks working with Gwyneth Paltrow, coming out as gay and the musical movies he’d loved to star in.
14 min
“The King” Star Joel Edgerton and Director Davi...
Joel Edgerton and David Michôd talk swords, horses, Timothée Chalamet’s bowl cut and Robert Pattinson’s transformation into a French prince.
16 min
Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger opens up about transforming into Judy Garland for her Oscar buzzy work in “Judy,” singing with Sam Smith and more.
21 min
“Hustlers” Director Lorene Scafaria
“Hustlers” director Lorene Scafaria talks working with Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu, the movie’s Oscar buzz and more.
18 min
“It: Chapter Two”: Bill Hader, James McAvoy and...
Find out exactly how Bill Skarsgård transformed into Pennywise. Plus, Bill Hader talks about Richie’s sexuality and more.
43 min
“Hustlers” stars Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart an...
Find out what it’s really like working with Jennifer Lopez and why the movies is being compared to “Goodfellas.”
32 min
“It: Chapter Two” Stars Jessica Chastain and So...
Jessica Chastain talks about joining the horror franchise and also reveals she’s going to be doing her own singing as Tammy Faye Baker in the upcoming biopic of the late televangelist.
25 min
Samara Weaving and Adam Brody
“Ready or Not” stars Samara Weaving and Adam Brody talk fake blood, their favorite killings (in the movie!) and more.
17 min
Hugh Grant
The Emmy-nominated star of “A Very English Scandal” reveals he’s thought of running for political office, recalls his early days of acting and explains why he recently turned down a role in a superhero movie.
22 min
“The Peanut Butter Falcon” Stars Shia LaBeouf, ...
Shia LaBeouf tells The Big Ticket that making the movie changed his life: "I’ve gotten softer, things have calmed down"
9 min
Milo Ventimiglia
The Emmy-nominated “This Is Us” Star talks about his new movie “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” how Leonardo DiCaprio made him cry and why he wasn’t cast as the new Batman.
32 min
‘Driven’ Star Lee Pace
Golden Globe-nominated Lee Pace talks about his new John DeLorean biopic, the possibility of a "Pushing Daisies" reunion, growing up queer and why he's a big fan of "Euphoria."
34 min
Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell talks about transforming into a neo-Nazi in “Skin,” singing in “Rocketman” and more
31 min
“The Lion King” Special—Part 2: Director Jon Fa...
Jon Favreau on why he wanted to remake “The Lion King,” plus find out what happened when Beyoncé played him “Spirit” for the first time
27 min
“The Lion King” Special—Part 1: Billy Eichner, ...
Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen and Keegan-Michael Key recall meeting Beyoncé for the first time. Plus, find out where Chiwetel Ejiofor was when he found out director Jon Favreau wanted him to play Scar.
37 min
“Stuber” Star Kumail Nanjiani
Kumail Nanjiani on becoming an action star, those “Eternals” rumors and why he’s become much less political on Twitter.
31 min
“Midsommar” Star Jack Reynor
Jack Reynor, the star of Ari Aster’s new “Midsommar,” talks horror movies, superhero franchises and his unforgettable full frontal sex scene.
30 min
“Yesterday” star Himesh Patel
Himesh Patel, a movie newcomer who stars in Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday,” talks Ed Sheeran, Batman and more.
21 min
Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson
“Broad City” stars Ilana Glaxer and Abbi Jacobson on the end of their series, the movies they can watch over and over and why we haven’t seen the last of their collaborations.
18 min
Randall Park
“Fresh Off the Boat’s” Randall Park on his new Netflix rom-com “Always Be My Maybe,” working with Keanu Reeves and his first acting gig in a commercial for Chinese liver pills.
32 min
Ron Howard
Ron Howard talks “Pavarotti,” Aretha Franklin and why he got emotional about Shia LaBeouf
24 min
Matt Bomer
Matt Bomer gets candid about being gay in Hollywood. Plus, the Golden Globe winner on his new movie “Papi Chulo,” the upcoming “The Boys in the Band” and why he’s fundraising for Pete Buttigieg.
28 min