When it comes to this week's guests on “Happy Sad Confused," the operative word is “enthusiasm.” This episode welcomes two filmmakers — one just launching a career as a director, the other a legend returning to sci-fi with his biggest film yet.
First, Josh catches up with Kristen Stewart, fresh off launching three films at the New York Film Festival. Stewart is once again grabbing great reviews thanks to her performances in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (out November 11th), Certain Women (now in theaters), and Personal Shopper (out next spring).
But it’s directing that’s on Kristen’s mind today. With her first short now under her belt, she tells Josh, “I fucking found the next level. I’m so excited.”
Luc Besson has a big reason to be excited as well. That reason would be Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an epic sci-fi spectacular he’s currently in the editing room with. Luc stops by the podcast studio to give a preview of the Dane DeHaan/Cara Delevingne film and regale Josh with amazing anecdotes from a storied career that’s included classics like The Professional and The Fifth Element.