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Christian Brescia 00:01
Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of Monday's with Monday I'm joined here with my co producer and co host and very good friend Mindy. Hello Mindy.
Mindy Cohn 00:09
Hi Christian. Today we are pleased to welcome actress and stand up comedian Caroline Rhea. Caroline was born and raised in Quebec, Canada and moved to New York City in 1986, where she found success as a stand up. That led to many filmed stand up experiences which prompted her to move to Los Angeles and pursue an acting career debuting in a short lived series for NBC. Carolyn gained widespread fame for her role as Aunt Hilda on the ABC and later the WB network television show Sabrina and the Teenage Witch, and for her recurring role on the latest incarnation of Hollywood Squares. She's also known for her role on the long running Disney show Phineas and Ferb and hosting her own talk show and the first season of The Biggest Loser. Many movies followed, including those for Lifetime and marvista and the Disney Channel, as well as the features mom's got a date with a vampire and the crank. Along with hosting and competing on various game shows. Carolyn's most recent work includes the Disney series, Sydney to the maps and hosting the GNC show, Carolyn and friends.
Christian Brescia 01:17
So I'm very excited to bring her into the show. Ladies and gentlemen, it's our privilege to welcome Caroline Rhea! Hello!
Mindy Cohn 01:25
Caroline Rhea 01:31
Gotta say I blew it.
Mindy Cohn 01:33
No, no, no. Your intro has been had. And here you are.
Caroline Rhea 01:37
And here you are. I'm sorry. I'm a little bit crooked.
Mindy Cohn 01:43
And I came up with 20 questions I asked five and we just get started which I have a feeling we wouldn't need with you because I just want to ask you 15 million things. But what is your favorite dish to cook or consume?
Caroline Rhea 01:59
My favorite dish to cook is nothing. I hate cooking. Zero. Nothing. My favorite dish is if I love the people that I'm with. Yeah, it's ordering food. We live in a tiny town in Maine. And last year during COVID we were staying here. Yes. My daughter is 12. And all of a sudden, like, no one's out on the streets. No one's anywhere. There's like a knock on the door. I see my daughter come downstairs. She's handed a milkshake. I know what happened. He got cheese. I ordered I go. There's a way for you to call someone and bring a milkshake right to the door. She's like, Yeah, I got my Can you show me how to do that, please.
Mindy Cohn 02:40
My life has changed and Iota halogen. Yeah, they're
Caroline Rhea 02:43
like $75 milkshakes. Get it delivered. But yeah, now I hate cooking. My mother was like a gourmet chef. My sisters can cook. I cannot talk. I did a thing on Instagram called the needy chef, because if I took anything I'm like, how is it? anyway? That's my first question. I'm a terrible cook.
Mindy Cohn 02:59
Not at what what's your favorite meal or dish to eat?
Caroline Rhea 03:03
I'm really into brussel sprouts. Oh,
Mindy Cohn 03:06
are you really? Yeah. I mean, they're great. That really is that your favorite
that I could actually cook too because I could hurt them. I mean, seriously, I
Mindy Cohn 03:14
like them really well done myself. I actually like a char on them.
Like the smoke alarm is the timer when I cook my dinner fire doors. take something out of the oven. It's ready. Got that? I don't know anything. Grilled cheese and some brussel sprouts. I'm very low in that way. Oh,
Mindy Cohn 03:32
no, I don't find that low. And I find that low maintenance which is thrilling. I love your top. Thank you. If you could have dinner with any buddy. Who would it be my mother? I would bring her right back to life and have dinner with her. Oh, when did you miss her? In 2015? Whoosh. I'm so sorry.
Thank you. Yeah, she was the funniest person in the entire world. She had something she read a book a day. She was brilliant. She never said anyone's gay. She would always say well, darling, I think his name is Gary and I think the R is silent. Oh my god. What? What's her name? Marjorie.
Mindy Cohn 04:12
Oh my god. martiri
Christian Brescia 04:14
that is genius.
When I was on Hollywood Squares, they did like they did Mother's Day and she said darling, I'm not doing color mix graders. tell you my book on Jeopardy that day. is really funny. Really, really funny. Yeah.
Mindy Cohn 04:29
Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Hello, Marjorie. I hate that. I didn't know you. Um, you have your mom. I do. And my dad are your lucky girl. I'm the luckiest and I really forewarn everyone poor Christian has heard this but the last few years because my dad's not in great health. I won't be okay when I lose them. I've pre warned everyone that I'm not going to be okay for a long time. So everyone's kind of knows. And anyone who knows
me really well knows how close we are. There's a weird denial that happens because Cuz it's like our worst fear as kids, like, we don't want anything to ever happen to our parents if we're lucky enough to have parents that we really love. Yeah. And, and like, my mother was in hospice, and they're still at this, like God given bubble around you that you think, well, she's not going to die. Like, you know what I mean? Yeah. And then when they you Yeah, it's a shifted reality. And thank God, I have a child, my father died. And the next month, I got pregnant at age 43. Naturally, so like, She's like, miracle, baby. God.
Mindy Cohn 05:33
I love it. Yeah. Oh my god, I love it. Um, what's the best advice you've been given? And who gave it?
It was given by my mother. And she said, Don't ever compare yourself to anyone else wise, like in your life, that they're like, how's that working? trans their part? Not your part, Santa. It's all fine. What about you? What's yours?
Mindy Cohn 05:54
Well, well, very similar. But I do have to say, Well, I love that piece of advice. Unfortunately, I'm a very late learner. And it's really taken me a good five decades to really believe it and not listen to what other people are saying about me or take things personally or all that but my best piece of advice was from Norman Lear. And he said, This is what you do, and you do what well, but it's not who you are. Oh, I love that. It has helped me again with very similar issues when I don't get apart or when it's not for me. The other thing is cloris. Leachman said to me, audition, not audition a meeting the answers in the envelope, you have nothing to do about it, let it go. And I always say that when I go into an audition or have a meeting, or I want a job really bad. It's like the answers in the envelope. You just give it away. It's not up to you. So those two things have helped me.
Oh, one like that. Those are your two people that you're referring to me Rachel, I
Mindy Cohn 06:49
drop another name.
Norman Lear made me want to be an actress because I grew up on all of his shows. And that's all I wanted to be. And I mean, Bea Arthur influenced who I wanted to be as an actress, all of those women. You know, I have to do a series with Rue McClanahan every day. I was like, it was a hilarious show in which she was having an affair with my husband. Because what a critical premise. It's called sorted live. Her daughter was my best friend it Dale shores wrote it if he would love you, you know, Dell.
Mindy Cohn 07:19
I do. I don't know him well, but very funny human being.
He would love you. Oh, my God. It's so sore. I know what allergy is. Anyway. Yeah. And alright. Cloris Leachman audition to be my mother. actually real audition for that part too. We ended up with Millicent Mart. Cloris Leachman Not that I didn't already love her and think of her as a goddess, but she ate a small bag of chocolate bars in front of me during the whole audition. Like she just ate a whole bag as she was doing it. I was like, Oh, yeah, I love you.
Mindy Cohn 07:52
Yeah, display herself with sugar.
Yep. Yeah, it sounds familiar. recipes. Hello, um, where is your favorite place to travel Scotland, because I grew up going there as a kid. And so when I get off the plane, everybody is Delhi and cartilage base like me. And it really, really feels like home. And people come up to me all the time. And they're like, you know, people say that. I look a bit like you and I'm like, you do look like me. You also look like a snowman and a baby. Like pure dough. Everywhere you go. I felt like I need a tablet. This is very namedropping. But Alan coming with just at my house this week. Oh, with ARI SHAPIRO and his beautiful husband grant and hearing him. I've listened. I've been listening to his music all week. I love Alan and I love voice so much less. There's something about him that is so familiar to me, because I grew up in Scotland with that every summer with that accent and just I don't know, and you come on, what about you? And then number two is I'm Al Pellicano the hotel on the coast of Italy. It's outside, Bro,
Mindy Cohn 08:57
I know exactly where that is. Yeah, it's the most beautiful. And what about you, I would say, two places, I would say Messina, Sicily. For some reason, this jewess felt very comfortable with those Sicilians. I think any tribal peoples. I don't know, there's something about it that I felt instantly comfortable. And it was beautiful. And it was all about food. They literally get up, have breakfast plan, what they're going to have for lunch, go to the market and buy it and then start cooking dinner at about four. So the day revolves around what you're reading. I find that heaven on earth. That's heaven. For
me. It was also schelotto before and after the meal.
Mindy Cohn 09:40
It's so correct. It's just so correct. Yeah. And the second place is anywhere I haven't been yet I spend all my money on travel. I want to go everywhere. I always have a backpack. It's the Gypsy and me and I want to go everywhere
and where post COVID is like your big number one desire.
Mindy Cohn 09:58
We are going on a trip with my friends Josh and Brent. My best friends. We are going to Vietnam and Cambodia. Hopefully in April. We don't still know if it's a done deal because of the Delta variant but and what's happening, but that is the hope and the goal. But we've had trips to Cuba and we climb Machu Picchu in Peru and Iceland, and we go, we travel. I love it. Okay, wait, who is we? Are you married? No, these are my best friends Josh and Brent. Okay, the we is the three. Okay, we use the three. Yeah. And I have fun. I will literally come visit anybody who has a house somewhere. I'm not good. I met amazing. Which, by the way, you know, never, you know, would love to come to Maine. I'm just saying,
there you go. We've got plenty of bedrooms. The thing about travel. When I was a kid, I always thought, what would it mean to be incredibly like, rich and successful? And for me, it was the ability to buy an airline ticket that day to go anywhere in the world. That to me was like, if you could do that, and go, Oh, no, I'm going to Australia today. I'll get there in a week. on them forget when I was flying to Australia, and I watched all three godfather movies in a row. And the guy comes on and says that? Yeah, we reached the halfway mag. And I might watch all the Godfather. Possible. Yeah. Yeah. No, I agree. I would have to stream my seven seasons of something.
Mindy Cohn 11:24
Yeah. 100%. Yeah. Well, I'm happy to go traveling anytime. Um, I will take you up on that. Because I do have to say, as my friends have families and kids, I am always looking for a child partner. And I have a bad path. Like I'm ready. I'll go anywhere. Really?
I love also they'll be like, they'll just think you're having weird acid flashbacks when they see us again. Can you imagine that? I've been called a witch in every language. Cuz I'm Sabrina.
Mindy Cohn 11:50
Because of Sabrina. Hey, guys, today, guys. We were like, what is that? And then yeah, yeah. Well, I mean, never FYI. Ever when you're in caribou, Kenya? Not Lei. Natalie, and I'm looking around going? Is it some? I didn't quite block it. In a redoing your show? Oh, I don't think so. Don't ever remake it. I don't know four of us would love to work together again. We'd love it. But don't think a transplant
what an imprint on my childhood. God, I love that show. And you I mean more.
Mindy Cohn 12:25
What is your best habit? And what is your worst?
What is my best habit? When my daughter's asleep and she's been doing this since she was little I will whisper in her ear. The world is full of good and kind people and you're one of them. Oh, that's a great hat. And I have said that to her every day since she was born.
Mindy Cohn 12:45
You're a good egg. Oh, God, you're an awful person. I got a lot of bad. I've got a lot of bad habit. Oh, that's
oh my god I am. I always say that if it was really a smart phone, it wouldn't have a Send button. I can be I can. Like I always want to engage in fun and wordplay. So one of my bad habits is that when someone texts me the whole texting, we need to go to graduate school and emojis and all this. And that. Yeah, my response is to write them back and say something funny year. So I've got to do that. I am a horrible procrastinator. I'm just now finishing my senior high school math homework. Now. I there's something that triggers in my brain that if I know about this much time for some reason I I rely on it to be quick. When I should really and I can be and fight this is a huge thing in life. If you can stop doing it. I want you to not be reactive. I want to be more proactive. Yes, those are my those are those and What about yours?
Mindy Cohn 13:56
Those are big. No, I too am a reactor and would like to just be a responder. That's the big thing. No, you want to be is that kind of you know, instant emotional, right? And instead I would like to pause karma dot dot dot and respond.
Right? Then he wants to be a creator. That will change your mood. like yeah, it's really the joke. But like if you get cut off in traffic, and you immediately give him the finger you just escalated to huge fight. Yeah, but if you really want to throw somebody and they cut you off in traffic, they go ahead. I'm sorry if you're having a bad day, and then it's like, are you and Hilda?
Mindy Cohn 14:34
Yeah. Well, I always say to Christian and people respond. You know, I would like to be more of how I present I have resting smiley face a resting bitchface but I really not kind. My first instinct is not amazing kindness. I wish to be kinder. My parents are just innately good. I have to really think hard. You know what, you're a Taurus with Gemini influence. Yes. No one I Honestly also is and I learned this very late in life. I'm an introvert, and everyone approaches me like I'm an extrovert. And it that's so interesting. It's jarring to me and it's, it makes me nervous. And so I really I need and require a lot of time alone by myself. That's how I got you've an eight. And a lot of I don't have the face of the body of that I looked like a party. You know, I present like, Hi, I'm interested, let's go and the energy of that, and I couldn't be more different inside. I'm very shy.
Yeah, my best friend is a tourist. And she's a real introvert. And she is very pretty and charming. And she thinks that too, but it's really she wants to be alone. She wants to take a bath. She wants to read books. And when she wants to be social, she will. But yeah, it's an interesting thing. And she finds herself like at a party. She's got a cocktail just to have loosen up and I don't drink. And I want to talk to every human in the world, like my daughter do, too.
Mindy Cohn 16:00
I just want to talk to them one at a time. Right?
You want to have a nice dinner party. You don't want to be like, yes, the 1000 people. Yes, yeah, yeah,
Mindy Cohn 16:07
yeah. Your daughter.
I was in the elevator of her old apartment in New York. And I said, of course, I like talking to somebody in the elevator. And my daughter turns to me when the person gets hurt, because Are you incapable of not having a social connection with every human you meet? And like? Yes, I'm incapable honey. And my daughter is a real introvert and she's a Libra. She's very quiet. She's 12 and she's five foot 10 she's so present. It's like she's 17 Yes, she's still very much like a little girl. And oh, and she's so shy. And I'm always like, Hey, you know, your children teach you a million things. But one of the things is like, you just make the assumption that your child is like you because she's yours, right? She's not like me. She's She's her she's like her amazing you know, so you
Mindy Cohn 16:55
you quarantined in Maine, you're in Maine now. Is this your main residence? Do you live in LA and New York as well? Do
you? Where are you? I lived in New York for 31 years. I sold my apartment in December. I didn't even get to move out because I was working in LA. Like people packed me up. But everyone sort of said goodbye to it. But I love New York and it will always be like my true love. Like when I date other states. I'm like, I don't love you. Like I Love New York. Just know that. New York will like if New York calls me tomorrow, I want to come over like dumping you. Okay, still gonna write Maine is where we grew up coming as Kansas. And so we ended up buying a house here. So I live here with my family thing in the summer. We live as adult teenagers and I have two sisters that I really love. And then I've got five nephews, and I've got
Mindy Cohn 17:48
my daughter and her business sounds like heaven on earth,
though. It's like a summer camp vibe of a house. And as you can tell, I did not make this room up today at all. It's, it's the guest room. And then we live in Los Angeles. Now, I did a show there for the last three years. And then I was like, You know what, I need to buy a house because then the show will be cancelled immediately. And that's what happened. But you know what? I'm also like, I used to always think this has to be it forever. And now I just feel like my daughter's in school here. I removed her out of New York when she loved it. She loves la she gets to guide because most where I picked to live, it's just where I work. Sure. No, sure. No, no,
Mindy Cohn 18:29
I just recently bought another place in New York because I feel the same way. I am a New Yorker in my heart and my soul. I grew up a little bit, but I recalibrate there so I can deal with that lay. I mean, it just as an artist as a creative for me, I have so much more community there than Los Angeles. It's just different. And if you did a one woman show now.
Okay, well, that's what you need to do. Because you really are an artist. And that's the best way for you to sort of like, by the
Mindy Cohn 19:00
way you are the third person this week was told me that
was funny. Just when you said that I got this like ping of like, Oh, she has already done it, or is she going to do it? Yeah, that's what you need to do. And especially in New York, where you know, because let me
Mindy Cohn 19:15
tell you my new apartment is around the corner from the comedy cellar. No, it's not. It is. It is. I'm on McDougal and Bleecker. Do you need furniture? Oh, I might we might need to talk. Okay, cuz I literally six storage units in New York. Oh my god. Yeah, I'm gonna need some things. Yeah, you can have whatever you want. Thank you. We'll talk. I know. Sorry, Christian.
I know what my best friend's big decorators show you like the colors because she's a Taurus.
Mindy Cohn 19:41
Oh my gosh, linker and McDougal. Oh my god, how a man. Yes. I'm very excited to pick a little place in the village. You need to absolutely do a one woman show. I mean, that has been put in front of me right now. It's so fascinating that you have all people who I mean first of all well What I love about you know, you started in stand up you've never let it go. But I love that you in and having success as a stand up moved to LA to start your acting career. I mean, that's bold. You know, I
was in so much denial and I was so and still am, I'm sorry, from HQ in my mouth. No do it. They really identify as a stand up. That is who I am in my heart and soul. I feel like it's the right part. And I've got a really good director. Yeah, I'm an actress, or sitcom, or whatever. But when I was performing, when I did, Sabrina, I commuted every 19 days back to New York. So I could do stand up for those 10 days. Well, and that sometimes, I mean, you'll know this more than anybody you have an I have a similar thing. It's like you become the most famous for one thing. Yeah. And then everything else sort of falls the wayside. But like when people don't I like I did the Alec Baldwin roast, I don't know, maybe a year and a half ago. And everyone's like, Oh my God, we were so surprised. And like, why are you surprised? I've done it for 30 years. Like that's my gig. Exactly. But I am writing a one woman show right now, but it's really just a it's called Is this a date? Because I really never know. I mean, literally. I might even even like we're at dinner or you're kissing me. I'm like, is this a date?
Mindy Cohn 21:20
Am I Oh, my gosh, you know, brilliant. And you know who ruined it for all of us is Marcia Brady. Because Wait, you lost me?
Because she was the only one up remember? She went on a date with Davy Jones or whatever recounts? Yeah. Now just like are you hanging out and like, I don't want to hang out. I need specifics. I my moon is in Taurus.
I need detail. Oh, yeah.
I need to know. I need to know when you text me. Love you. Miss you. What does that mean? Because you don't know me. Anyway.
Mindy Cohn 21:55
Yeah. Yeah. Okay, so when are you planning on coming back to Los Angeles in the fall when she starts school? Oops, to come for dinner? Yes. I well. I'm inviting myself now. Was Julie Warner. No, but I know who she is. I'm not friends with her. You remind me of each other. She's still with her husband, who I do know her her ex husband. Not for like 15 years. So see, that's how relevant I am. That's really sad. To get some magazines that weren't from the dentist. Okay. I mean, that's really scary. Yeah. No, don't rely on paper for your stuff anymore. I'm still looking reaching back. Yep. That's so sad. Holy hell. Um, do you write every day? No, no, you still so does an idea. Come to this show. I
write jokes every day. Like, hey, someone said, they were saying what asking me what this guy that I like looked like. And I said, You know what? It's hard to actually see his face through the red flags. Oh, my God.
Mindy Cohn 23:00
Seriously, I need a T shirt. I need to lead with that. sent that out there in the world.
Oh my gosh. Yeah. So I didn't know. I my jokes come from light. So it's got to be like when we got a dog during COVID because my daughter's No, by the way. We all did. There are three dogs running around with three sisters each. And my middle sister has a dog who's 13 and she talks. She's like,
Mindy Cohn 23:30
Oh, yeah, exactly. She's just so pissed off. So bad shots.
She's so pissed at her dog. I love her dogs so much. And her dog is like wrangling and the two golden doodles who are just like, the minute Santo met Stella. He was like, Oh, I love you guys. And Stella is like, anyway, um, my dog actually pooped on the beach yesterday, mid wave. And I was like, I'm wondering with the bag chasing the wave. It's like, Oh, it was awful. Awful. Anyway, oh, well, you have any dogs? No,
Mindy Cohn 24:10
not right now. Not current. But and it's so interesting because I was gonna get one during COVID again, when my last dog passed away. I have to tell you the kind of Mother I am. I was so liberated. Because I worried so much. And I love to travel. Right. And so I it's been very challenging for me because I do want that feeling of if I get a job if we go on a trip, I want to just be able to go and I personally can't with a dog. I know normal people can. But Mindy cannot. I mean, I'm just not that kind of owner. So I it's been hard for me to think about getting another yeah thing that I am solely responsible for because I live. I live alone so it shows me.
I wish that my daughter stayed with me seven days a week and someone took the dog on every other weekend and Wednesdays Yeah, my dog was sitting on my lap. She was very sick. She arrived with Parvo she almost died. She was in the hospital for 17 days, then I had to feed her by hand for six weeks. I really was like, Is there anything I just breastfeed her because it'd be so much easier, honest to God. And at one point, she is sitting in my lap, and I've got like, you know, she viciously beat me on you any idea how painful it is to realize your knee is accessible from your lap? It was like it was the takeaway. Yeah, yeah. Okay, I'm going to tell you something about horses that you don't know.
Mindy Cohn 25:39
Okay. Has and by the way, Pisces rising if that helps you. Oh, and what's your moon? Everything's in Taurus. Every single thing is in Taurus. Yes. Wow. That is me. That's very interesting.
The Pisces Yeah, you're deep sister. You're very deep. Yes. But then you've got a very shallow exterior that wants to be treated like a queen.
Mindy Cohn 26:00
You bet and I love everything beautiful. doesn't like to compromise
holds a grudge. Oh, yeah, not Yeah, yeah. You got a lot guarding that Pisces. So if you you need to be with a Pisces. If you're
Mindy Cohn 26:12
Yeah, interesting. Oh, they're a little bit Pisces aggressive. I Okay, so the thing about a Taurus is Taurus moon. We are every sign is a good thing and a bad thing that you're going to learn. So of course with the tourists, you really do add tremendous beauty to the world. And you see beauty in place. People Yeah, and then people don't so of course you like appreciate the planet you want to go travel around the curse negative of Pisces is denial. You stay past the expiration date. Do you never want to hurt anybody's feelings? You don't want to be the one that is the cause of the pain. He would much rather be the murder, but the denial you have to really think about it because it really is. It's throughout life that we think about it. It's like, if I eat this, I won't gain weight. If I drink this, I won't get drunk if I hurt. This is how my teacher and she's from Israel and I will do a terrible impression. But she said this is how a tourist person looks at a relationship. Oh, she's so beautiful. Like a princess. No, she is a prostitute. No, she's Look at her blow the prostitute we go into denial about when there's so many we love like this when there's frickin a million red flags. Yeah. unsolicited astrological moment from Carolina,
Mindy Cohn 27:35
then you hit it on the head immediately. I am I am that and more. Yes, it is the truth. You speak the truth lady.
That might be a good name for your show. I am bad at more. Yes, writing this down.
Mindy Cohn 27:50
I am that. I like that. I like that. I like that a lot. Yeah, I've already got some things that I want to say. I just don't know if I can do it. You know, it's one of the reasons I identify, you know
what, maybe my friend Dale should direct it. Maybe that's why his name came up.
Mindy Cohn 28:03
That's amazing. Here's my issue. Because I've been asked a couple of times in my life to do that. I say the same thing. I'm an actor. For real. I'd like being different people. I am. All of my insecurities are as Mindy as a person, not as a professional. That's why this is the career for me. I handle rejection. Well, I handle all the things well in regard to career, but personally, everything's off the table. I'm highly sensitive. I take everything personally. Yeah. So so you feel everything. So this sense of going up or getting up. And I have to put it in the mind of like the character of Monday. It makes me hurt. You know, I constantly have felt and I'm sure you have felt this because we are very similar in our career paths is that I chronically feel misunderstood, because everyone wants me to be Natalie, and I love her. There's not one bad thing about being recognized for her. But what's frustrating as an actress is I there's so much more that I want to do. And so how I lead with that is I'm excited. There's so much more detail, right? So I don't get discouraged by that. But there's something about going up on stage or going up and being Mindy. That is the last thing I want you to do.
Well, you're gonna be the minute you hit the stage. You're not Mindy, you're not doing a memoir reading right? or doing a presentation of funny things that have happened.
Mindy Cohn 29:32
So you never feel misunderstood by the things that you say on stage. Oh, always. These people think they know
you. They come out of the mouth of like, we are iconic characters to children. Right? And now they're grown up and I still get them reduced to like, oh my god. I'm like, and they're like, be your authentic self. I'm like, Well, I feel this in a store right now. Okay. I was she gonna make a purchase? It's Caroline rando. You know, I mean, like, I need some ingredients for a spell. Yeah, I think you have to do I think that the other problem that you have is that all of your planets are in your head. So when you don't have fire out front, yeah, like, you don't lead with that. So I am Aries fully impulsive, so I don't want to they say all these things. Yes. And then my Taurus moon yells at me for having done it. And my Aquarius goes, Well, that was really stupid. But I've still got the fire to get up there and do it. But you're gonna stop yourself from doing it if you make it such a cerebral decision. Yeah, always. And Pisces, you know, yeah, that's a hard combo platter. But I would say you gotta let go of like, every time one of those things comes up. You just like go Okay, that's nice. And now I'm booking the theater. Okay, that's nice. Oh, I made it to doing five nights. Okay. Um, maybe you should start in Provincetown, where the game man will love and support you. Yeah, exactly. Yes. And, and you can do it there. I would just think like, what are your favorite stories to tell about all of it? Yes. I mean, even your Norman Lear. And and by the way, we're all freaking just neurotic as hell, right? I mean, everybody's not. There's not one person who's gonna come to your show and go, I was expecting a less flawed human. I really. I really thought I'd meet the perfect human who had no problems whatsoever. But yes.
Mindy Cohn 31:28
All right. It's giving me courage, your food for thought? For sure. Thank you for that. Absolutely. along with everything else. So what's next for you? Is there next? Or are you just trying as I don't know about you, but I am just day to day eating it? Because there's not really I don't know, where we might get shut down again, here out in Los Angeles.
I don't do well in LA when I'm not working. So I'm trying not to be freaked out. Yeah. But again, that's just like the old trick of the head. I'm going to Canada to do a show on Sunday. I'm doing like seven or eight episodes or something. And then I've been auditioning to play a nun. And let me tell you, no one's Grace is made less for this, then mine. Okay. Wimpole devoted to happiness. So I audition. You know, this is a real thing I have about actors and casting directors to that I worked in a theater, and people would call back for feedback. And I always thought it was so disrespectful to not give them closure. Like I'm sorry, please ask someone else. But I hated telling them so much. So I would just say we're not doing that production. Um, yeah, I was like, I'm so sorry. Yeah. Or, yeah, Shakespeare rewrote it, and we're back characters gone. I am going to do I really want to travel. Yes, I'm booked to go to Scotland. I'm trying to have more like, have it come up. But the tourists in both of us wants to know where the money is, and where the schedule is and where the security is always always. So you know, there's like money gigs. And then there's you got to do gigs. And then there's creative gigs. And I would like to do some really great okay.
Mindy Cohn 32:59
Yeah, I hear ya. I hear ya. Well, I wish that for you. And many more. You can take your show to Scotland next year for the festival. Oh, my God for fringe went that'd be something. I've done it twice. The most fun in the world. Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Way to graduate school. Yeah. Oh my god. Yeah. I just want to go as a watcher. Yeah. Now you don't know the performer. Okay. Oh, my gosh, it's a lot but I'm taking it in
no matter your age anymore. There's no mentioning the M word. And then you're talking about your career. Okay.
Mindy Cohn 33:32
Christian Brescia 33:34
Good conversation with Aunt Hilda.
Sorry, but I'm very bossy. I can't I will not allow women to be diminished by themselves.
Mindy Cohn 33:41
Can I tell you I honestly. Don't do it to yourself. I love it. And I I still appreciate you and I have not only invited myself to Maine, but I've also invited myself to dinner at your house. And that's they're both happening. I can't thank you. And I'm not talking. No, I promise. I promise I will bring in my stuff. Okay, good. I can get to milkshakes like that. And I we have the cash for that. So we'll make it happen. All right, good. Yeah. Um, thank you.
You're so welcome. Sorry. But you know, I have a joke in my app that is so true, which is some celebrities are intimidating. I'm the kind of celebrity where fans eventually say to me, I've got to go. So I fully understand but it's lovely to meet you. And you're too Christian. For the late start, and I'll see you in Los Angeles. Absolutely. And your one woman show.
Christian Brescia 34:34
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