Brooke Shields has been in our lives since she was a child, appearing in movies and on television, on magazine covers, and in famous ads for blue jeans. In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Willie Geist gets together with the star to talk about navigating her long, successful career from starring in commercials as a baby to hanging out at Studio 54 as a teenager to her latest project, the Netflix holiday movie A Castle for Christmas.
In 2008, Lin-Manuel Miranda read Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton while on vacation and began envisioning something no one else could have seen – a hip-hop musical about America’s Founding Fathers. In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Willie Geist gets together with the Tony, Emmy and Pulitzer-winning star to talk about creating the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and his latest act as a film director.
Born and raised in New York City’s Lower East Side, Michael Che grew up with early jobs selling t-shirts and working open mic nights. After being spotted by Colin Jost at a stand-up show in 2013, Che landed a gig writing for Saturday Night Live where he would become the show’s first black head writer and first black anchor of “Weekend Update.” In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Willie Geist gets together with Che to talk about his rise in comedy and his new Netflix stand-up special, Michael Che: Shame the Devil.
Elizabeth Banks decided a long time ago she would control her own destiny in Hollywood. In her two decades on screen, Banks has earned three Emmy nominations, starred in the Hunger Games franchise and produced all three of the Pitch Perfect movies which together made more than 600 million dollars at the box office. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Banks to talk about her podcast and new business venture into canned wine.
John Leguizamo immigrated to the United States from Colombia when he was 4 years old and since then he’s made his way to some of the biggest screens and stages in America, starring in films like Carlito’s Way, Super Mario Bros and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Willie Geist gets together with the Tony and Emmy-winning actor to talk about his prolific career and his latest groundbreaking project in the superhero universe.