“I guess for the sake of the world I thought it would be a good idea to shut up, but now I just want to know what I think. I don’t know how much more time there is to find that out. And what this whole fire-drill Fridays made vivid that you can’t really know what you think, unless you say it. And it’s funny, I don’t really mind if it turns out I’m talking like an idiot. If that’s the case, I’d rather know it.”- Sam Waterston, episode 162 on Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso
Actor Sam Waterston doesn’t do many of these. In fact, this is his first podcast. To mark the special occasion the stage and screen performer reflects on his 60-year career, from his days at Yale in Waiting for Godot to breaking into Hollywood with the The Great Gatsby. But what most fascinates Waterston is reflecting on his life behind the camera, off-stage, as a husband and father. For years Waterston was reluctant to publicly give voice to his thoughts. Now that he’s approaching 80, he’s starting to feel differently. “I just want to know what I think,” he says, “and I don’t know how much more time there is to find that out.”
- The new season of Grace and Frankie is out on Netflix now!
- Here’s the closing monologue from Crimes and Misdemeanors.
- And the clip from The Great Gatsby.
Illustrations by: Krishna Shenoi.
Photographs by: Emma Mead
Music by: Dylan Peck and Jinsang.