This week, Sam sits down with Spanish actress Laia Costa, star of several indie films including the tech-based love story Newness and Victoria, which earned her a BAFTA nomination. Laia has four movies coming out this year, and can currently be seen in theaters in the Miguel Arteta-directed romance Duck Butter, which she shot opposite Alia Shawkat over the course of just 24 hours. Listen as Laia and Sam discuss her childhood spent getting in fights while playing basketball, the busy and varied career path that led her toward acting, and bringing intimacy and energy to the unique 0ne-day-only Duck Butter shoot.

Show notes:

  • For those keeping track, Laia is the third person from Duck Butter to appear on the podcast. Miguel Arteta and Alia Shawkat also discussed the creative process of making this film in their episodes.
  • Check out the movie in theaters now, or watch the trailer here.

Music for the show is by Dylan Peck:

Original illustrations by Krishna Shenoi: