TALK SHOW WITH HARPER SIMON | EPISODE 46
Actress Kristen Johnston on THE EXES, Sobriety and her memoir GUTS
Kristen Johnston studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City. She won two Emmys for her role on “Third Rock from the Sun”. She has appeared on many other television shows including “Ugly Betty”, “ER”, “Bored to Death”, and, perhaps most memorably, as the party girl whose famous final words were “I’m so bored I could die” on “Sex and the City”. She’s currently on television on TV Land’s series, “The Exes.” Just a few of Johnston’s many stage credits are “So Help Me God!” (Drama desk nomination), “The Women”, “Aunt Dan & Lemon”, “Love Song” on the West End, as well as starring in three Shakespeare in Central Park productions, “Much Ado About Nothing”, “12th Night”, and “The Skin of our Teeth”. She is a long-time member of The Atlantic Theater Company, and her roles over the years have included “The Lights”(Drama Desk Nomination) and “Scarcity”. Kristen’s film credits include the 2nd Austin Powers film (as Ivana Humpalot), “Finding Bliss”, “Bad Parents”, “Bride Wars”, “Life Happens”, “Vamps”, and “Strangers with Candy.” Johnston teaches acting at The Atlantic Theater Company’s Acting School at NYU. She founded an organization called SLAM, whose goal is the creation of a desperately needed sober high school in New York City. Johnston’s first book,was a New York Times Bestselling memoir entitled GUTS, the endless follies and tiny triumphs of a giant disaster.
Kristen Johnston discusses the ending of THE EXES, her autobiography GUTS, and her varied career–from David Mamet theater productions, to 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN–in this uncensored interview. With no subject off limits (from sobriety, to stomach emergencies), and her funny and clever intelligence on full display, Harper Simon welcomes Johnston to his TALK SHOW.