135: Mara Wilson, Acting Cults And Isolation Tanks

Night Call

23-11-2020 • 47 mins

We are joined this week by writer and actress Mara Wilson to discuss how acting classes can function like cults and why. Mara reveals her personal Alison Mack story and talks about how we can protect child actors on sets. Then she tells us about her personal isolation tank experience and we try to figure out hacks for making isolation tank like experiences at home. At the end of the episode we have a very bittersweet important announcement about the show.

Notes:

Mara's Substack https://mara.substack.com/

Mara's Twitter https://twitter.com/MaraWilson

Mara's book, "Where Am I Now?"

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/318758/where-am-i-now-by-mara-wilson/

The Landis Twilight Zone lawsuit

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-05-29-mn-2189-story.html

...and how he broke child labor laws

https://www.nytimes.com/1986/10/30/us/assistant-on-fatal-film-says-he-didn-t-want-children-in-scene.html

Franco's acting school

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/james-franco-acting-school-lawsuit-894571/

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