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  • RoboCop with Kevin Page

    40:23
    Actor Kevin Page joins Matt to discuss his role as Kinney in the 1987 action film RoboCop. Kevin talks about having to choose between continuing theatre or taking the role and what it was like getting obliterated by ED-209 and becoming the most squibbed man in film history. Plus, Kevin tells us about using a robot for an art gallery he owned for a couple of years and his role as Stu Chermack on Seinfeld. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: WASTHERE) and Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: IWTT30).

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  • Legally Blonde with Alanna Ubach

    44:04
    Actress Alanna Ubach joins Matt and guest co-host Amanda Lund this week to discuss her role as Serena in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde. Alanna shares how Jessica Cauffiel helped her book the role by having her mirror her movements, improvising her Vietnamese line, and being an adopted blonde. Plus, we hear Alanna answer important questions like Why was Warner such a dork?, as she answers questions asked by Matts parents.
  • True Detective with Azure Parsons

    01:07:07
    Actress Azure Parsons joins Matt this week to discuss her role as Charmaine Boudreaux on the hit television series "True Detective." She tells Matt about her first reaction to reading her part as well as the strategies she took to enmesh herself into such a dark mindset. Then, she shares the unusual way in which she nabbed the role and her recollections of run-ins with Woody Harrelson. Later, Matt gets fellow "True Detective" actors Christopher Berry and Dave Davis on the line to talk about getting roughed up by Matthew McConaughey and how they landed on the right motivations for their characters. This episode is brought to you by HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com code: IWTT30)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind with Cary Guffey

    42:01
    In anticipation of the 40th anniversary, former child actor Cary Guffey joins Matt to share his memories of playing little Barry Guiler in Stephen Spielberg's 1977 classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Cary discusses what it was like to act in a movie before he'd seen one and explains how he earned the nickname "One Take Cary." Then, he tells the story of how he called out Richard Dreyfuss for missing a line during a scene, shares what it was like to be a part of the cultural zeitgeist from such a young age, and reveals the incident that made him decide to give up acting. This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: WASTHERE) and Audible (www.audible.com/WASTHERE).
  • True Lies with Tom Arnold

    39:57
    Actor and comedian Tom Arnold joins Matt to give us a behind the scenes look on what it was like working alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the James Cameron 1994 action film True Lies. Tom tells us about how he ended up bonding with Arnold and James in his audition for the role of Albert Gib Gibson, many of his ad-libs making it into the final cut of the film, and James making a reluctant Arnold do a dangerous stunt by doing it in front of him. Plus, Tom confirms some trivia surrounding the movie as he plays Confirm or Deny: IMDB Trivia. This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: IWTT30) and Bombfell (www.bombfell.com/IWTT).
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with Steve Agee

    58:35
    Matt is back from his honeymoon to interview Steve Agee about his role as Gef the Ravager in the 2017 Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In a I Was There Too first, Matt and Steve have a pre-interview before watching the film together. Among many great stories Steve reveals about his time on the film such as Stallone in the bridge chair, catching on fire himself, and getting beer squibbed.
  • Ghostbusters with Michael Ensign and guest hosted by Mark McConville

    50:59
    While Matt is off getting married and honeymooned, I Was There Too will feature a special run of guest hosted episodes! This week actor Michael Ensign joins guest host Mark McConville to discuss the 1984 film Ghostbusters. Michael tells us about the multiple takes of his scene as the Hotel Manager due to the improvisation from the rest of the cast, his character standing up to Peter Venkman, and not realizing the popularity of the film until watching it in a theater with an audience saying the lines. He also talks about his time with the Royal Shakespeare Company, his first big film role in Midnight Express, and his many other film/TV credits including Titanic, The Dukes of Hazzard, and much more.