Lois Smith

The inimitable Lois Smith has lived a full and exciting life, beginning in Kansas in 1930 and leading her to where she is today, acting in films like Marjorie Prime and Lady Bird at the age of 87. Lois studied theater at the University of Washington, got married at the age of 18, moved to New York with her husband, and has acted on stage and screen ever since. In this episode, she and Sam spend a peaceful hour discussing all of these milestones, along with the first person who gave Lois a chance at acting (26:30), her LIFE magazine cover in 1955 (36:20), her mindset when it comes to promoting films (40:00), and some wisdom from her character in Minority Report (53:20).

Show notes:

  • Here’s the real magazine cover Sam imagined Lois spotting on a newsstand.
  • Lois is now on Twitter. No, really! You can follow her here.
  • If you haven’t already, check out the trailers for Marjorie Prime and Lady Bird, both currently in theaters.

Music for the show is by Dylan Peck: www.dylanpeck.com

Original illustrations by Krishna Shenoi: www.krishnabalashenoi.com