“SCREAM” STAR JACK QUAID
“NAOMI” AVA DUVERNAY & KACI WALFALL
Drew Surprises Jack Quaid with a Message from His Childhood Celebrity Crush Vanna White
Ava DuVernay on Oprah’s Words of Wisdom on Criticism
Drew: I wanted to ask you about something about Oprah’s advice….
Ava: Yeah it was a review that I got for one of my early films that was kind of particularly nasty. You know not someone critiquing the craft but kind of being a little mean for no reason and it hurt my feelings. I was talking with her about it blubbering on and on….At the end it was very quiet. She said, ‘Do you know this person?’ And I said, ‘No.’ And she said, ‘And do they know you?’ And I was like, ‘No.’ And she’s like, ‘So why does it matter?’
Ava on Getting Stuck in Elevators with Icons Including Tom Cruise
Drew: Now is it true that you’ve been stuck in an elevator not once, not twice but three times with three different legends.
Ava: I get stuck in elevators with icons, it’s like my thing…Two of them were mean and one of them was really nice so I’ll tell you the nice one. I was stuck in an elevator, I was a publicist and I was working on a movie and he looks at me and I am trying to do the buzzer, trying to get out and he’s like, ‘You know it will start again when it’s time.’ I said, ‘Okay.’ He goes, ‘So tell me about yourself. Let’s talk.’ And we end up talking, it’s Tom Cruise. And it was so, so lovely and for maybe five years after that I got flowers on my birthday every birthday from Tom Cruise with a little note, ‘Hey, how you doing?’
Final Six with Ava & Kaci Walfall