How Juliette Lewis Would Save My Life: Showtime’s YELLOWJACKETS star Kevin Alves Shares Stories of his Experiences as a Newcomer to Hollywood and “The Women of YELLOWJACKETS”
Los Angeles, CA (May 2nd, 2023): Star of Showtime’s hit show YELLOWJACKETS, Kevin Alves, is this week’s guest on Hollywood at Home – a podcast exploring “art and soul” conversations with renowned entertainment industry personalities hosted by The Creative Coalition’s CEO Robin Bronk. Alves discusses his new “stardom,” working on YELLOWJACKETS, and some of the “lessons he’s learning,” which one day will become “lessons learned.”
Highlights from Hollywood at Home featuring Kevin Alves:
About “Working with the women of YELLOWJACKETS”: I think I just spend so much time looking at them as such talented individuals in their craft that I don’t really spend a lot of time doing anything but admiring their work and taking and stealing whatever I can. And so that’s been my biggest takeaway. And it’s not just with the people acting on this show, but the creatives and the team and the directors…to see how effortlessly a lot of them carry this show is pretty inspiring and incredible.
Kevin on being “stranded” with Juliette Lewis: “Juliette started speaking on our first Zoom, and she’s so funny that it made just everything feel a lot more like, ‘OK, OK,’ so we’re all here to have fun together and enjoy this process. She’s so cool. I always tell everyone that if I’m going to be stranded anywhere, I want Juliette Lewis with me there because there’s no way we would die. There’s no way. Juliette loves life too much for us to die. We will find a way out.”
How he built a foundation of understanding with Sophie Thatcher: “It’s been quite easy because Sophie Thatcher’s just really good at her job, and you know, it makes it a lot easier when you both feel like you’re coming at it from a place of just sheer professionalism, it was a very safe space. To kind of grow this relationship, and it was all kind of the tone set by our episode 4 director of season one, Deepa Mehta…because that is the episode in that Natalie and Travis start to understand each other. I remember deep inside us down, this episode is going to be the foundation of everything that’s going to happen on the show…and it just made us feel so at ease to know that we had this freedom to explore…how much of it was love…we had a lot of freedom in that episode. We got to create this foundation of understanding that they’re tied together via this feeling.
Working with Christina Ricci and her character Misty: “I think the coolest thing that I’ve taken away from watching Christina on this journey has been that she doesn’t change for anyone or any project, and I think that’s really kind of incredible… it’s an industry that’s asking you to change who you are personally to fit…and play as characters. And Christine is very unapologetically herself, and I really admire that.”
More about Hollywood at Home:
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “Hollywood at Home” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. Listen now at http://thecreativecoalition.org/podcast.
Previous guests include Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Marlee Matlin (“CODA”), Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Alan Cumming (“Schmigadoon!, “The Good Wife”), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”), Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”), Willie Garson (“And Just Like That…”), Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”), Kerry Ehrin (“The Morning Show”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Olin (“This is Us,” “Thirtysomething”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Julie Taymor (“The Lion King”), and Alfre Woodard (Clemency,” “Luke Cage”), among others.
More about The Creative Coalition:
Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community and is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns, including #RightToBearArts, to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit https://thecreativecoalition.org.