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Episode 26 | Hans Zimmer | 05-11-2021

Season 2, Ep. 26

A true craftsman of the highest order, German-born composer Hans Zimmer has been shaping and scoring Hollywood and the cinematic universe at large for decades, with over 150 films, two Golden Globes, four Grammys and an Academy Award lying in his wake. 


Embracing music as a child, Zimmer evolved to find a refuge in creating immersive and innovative musical landscapes on the silver screen, equally at home in a historical epic, sci-fi fantasy or a gritty superhero universe, with films like Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, Inception, The Lion King, True Romance and Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy to name but a mere few of his ground-breaking works. 


But while Zimmer's prolific output is enough to cement his status as one of the true Hollywood greats of all time, it's Zimmer's ongoing humility and hunger for fusing traditional orchestral arrangements with modern flavours and technology that truly sets him apart from many of his extremely gifted contemporaries (including being named by the UK Daily Telegraph's Top 100 Living Geniuses back in 2007). And on the cusp of the Australian cinematic release of the long-awaited 25th James Bond outing, No Time To Die, Zimmer stopped by The Green Room podcast to chat the fateful road to him being part of the latest Bond outing, how Billie Eilish scored the Bond theme song and what keeps inspiring him after all this time.

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Episode 30 | Amandla Stenberg | 03-12-2021

Season 2, Ep. 30
Actor and activist Amandla Stenberg may be young in years, but her legacy is already overflowing.With a breakthrough performance as the young tribute Rue in the Jennifer Lawrence-led flick The Hunger Games back in 2012, Stenberg's ascension as a Hollywood fixture has been lined with film roles in The Hate U Give and Where Hands Touch, TV stints on Drunk History and The Eddy, and even an appearance in Beyonce's epic Lemonade music video back in 2016.Now at the age of 23, it's not just shiny Hollywood appearances that has ricocheted Stenberg from young up-and-comer to industry powerhouse; Stenberg also gives voice and strength to a variety of cultural, political and social justice issues, named in 2015 as the Ms. Foundation for Women's "Feminist Celebrity of the Year", while also going viral that same year for her playful yet though-provoking cultural appropriation video project titled Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows.Balancing a burgeoning career alongside public scrutiny for her stances on racial and gender equality, Stenberg also has yet another string to her very powerful creative bow, playing violin and singing, making her official music debut in 2015 with the folk rock duo Honeywater. And her music chops are on full display in 2021, with the impending release of her brand new film: an adaptation of the Broadway smash-hit musical Dear Evan Hansen.Featuring a stacked cast including Stenberg, Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever, Nik Dodani, Julianne Moore and Amy Adams, Dear Evan Hansen follows the titular anxious and isolated high schooler Evan Hansen as he struggles to belong in high school and the social media age, with an array of Grammy winning songs including You Will Be Found, Waving Through a Window and For Forever. Stenberg joins the cast in the role of Alana Beck, an empathetic overachiever with a pivotal role in the film and musical, with Alana's role also expanded for the film to include a brand new song for the character, penned by Stenberg herself alongside writers Ben Pasek and Justin Paul. And to unpack the Dear Evan Hansen experience and also gift a brief insight into her other music endeavours, Amandla Stenberg joins The Green Room for today's episode.