“I feel like I always get asked the same questions,” says actor Michael Kelly. Well, hopefully, not today. Kelly joins us on the show to talk his beachy college years in South Carolina (06:40), choosing acting over business and law (09:53), the impact of Arthur Penn and the Actors Studio (14:28), the benefit of his naiveté (18:05), being on set with Milos Forman and Jim Carrey for Man on the Moon (20:15), his 2000 Unbreakable breakout (27:41), the story of how he met his wife, Karyn (33:31), how the Kevin Spacey controversy impacted House of Cards (41:03), and then, finally, some stray reflections on today’s political landscape (56:45).
- These days, you can catch Michael in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime.
- Man on the moon, Unbreakable, and Changeling, mentioned in this conversation, are available to stream on iTunes and Amazon Prime.
- House of Cards, in which Michael plays the infamous Douglas Stamper, is available to stream on Netflix.
- Read about Michael’s work for the reauthorization of the Older American Act, here.