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Just for Variety with Marc Malkin

118 episodes
Each week “Just for Variety” columnist and Hollywood’s most recognizable red carpet correspondent Marc Malkin sits down with today’s biggest stars to talk film, television, pop culture and the latest news. Plus, go inside the pages of Variety as Marc highlights the issue’s most talked about stories.

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Michael B. Jordan (“Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse”)

Michael B. Jordan talks about his new action movie, remembers Chadwick Boseman and reveals that one of his worst auditions was for “Star Wars.”

Justin Theroux Talks New Drama Series “Mosquito Coast” and Recalls His Worst Audition

Justin Theroux joins Marc Malkin for a chat about starring in Apple TV’s new series adaptation of “Mosquito Coast.”  Each week “Just for Variety” columnist and Hollywood’s most recognizable red carpet correspondent Marc Malkin sits down with today’s biggest stars to talk film, television, pop cultu…

“Mortal Kombat” Star Joe Taslim on Playing the Iconic Sub-Zero

Joe Taslim joins Marc Malkin to talk about being cast in the new film adaptation of “Mortal Kombat,” signing on for sequels and more.

Bella Thorne Talks New Music, Winning an Oscar Someday and Coming Out as Pansexual

Former Disney child star Bella Thorne opens on “Just for Variety” about getting engaged, struggling with depression and becoming a role model for other queer young people.

Cynthia Erivo (‘Genius: Aretha’)

Cynthia Erivo opens up about becoming Aretha Franklin and her upcoming debut album. Plus, she talks playing the Blue Fairy in “Pinocchio,” her legendary manicures and starting a fashion line.

Sarah Chalke & Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Sarah Chalke talks to Marc Malkin about her runaway Netflix hit “Firefly Lane” and the possibility of a “Scrubs” reunion. Plus Jesse Tyler Ferguson reveals his worst kitchen nightmare while chatting about his new cookbook, “Food Between Friends.”

Tyler Posey

Tyler Posey talks to Marc Malkin about his new single, “Shut Up,” finding sobriety and coming out about his sexuality. Plus, the former “Teen Wolf” star says he’s ready for a reunion of the hit MTV series. In fact, he’s already pitching ideas to creator Jeff Davis.

Kelly Marie Tran (‘Raya and the Last Dragon’)

Kelly Marie Tran talks about her latest role as the newest Disney Princess in “Raya and the Last Dragon.” Tran shares her favorite Disney memories; not just movies, but her favorite food spots at Disneyland, and why this film was special to her. Later in the show, Tran talks about that chemistry sh…

Robin Wright and Demián Bichir (“Land”)

Robin Wright talks about making her directorial debut with the new drama “Land.” Even though she also stars in the movie, she insists that was not her original plan. Then later in the show, Wright’s co-star Demián Bichir on how shooting the film helped him heal personal hardships.

Neil Patrick Harris (‘It’s a Sin’)

Neil Patrick Harris joins “Just for Variety” to talk about his role in “It’s a Sin,” the new HBO Max series about a group of gay friends during the early days of the AIDS epidemic in London. The Emmy-winner also weighs in on shooting the fourth “Matrix” movie and on the reboot of “Doogie Howser, M.…

Salma Hayek (‘Bliss’) Kat Dennings (‘WandaVision’)

Salma Hayek talks about her role as a drug addict her new indie “Bliss.” Plus, the Oscar nominee dishes on playing a superhero in the upcoming Marvel movie “Eternals.” Find out what it was like seeing herself for the first time in character.  Then later in the show, more Marvel — Kat Dennings talks…

Nicole Kidman (‘The Undoing’)

Oscar winner Nicole Kidman talks about “The Undoing,” filming a movie and another television series during the pandemic and how she was cast as Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming “Being the Ricardos.”

Jo Ellen Pellman (‘The Prom’), John Magaro (‘First Cow’)

“The Prom” star Jo Ellen Pellman talks about being a queer actor in Hollywood. And then later in the show, John Magaro on the queerness of “First Cow” as well as what to expect from the “Sopranos” prequel movie “The Many saints of Newark.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartp…

Emma Corrin (‘The Crown’), Gina Torres (‘911: Lone Star’)

Emma Corrin talks about her breakout role as Princess Diana on “The Crown,” what she would say to Princes William and Harry if she ever met them and more. Then later, Gina Torres on joining Rob Lowe on “911: Lone Star” and why she doesn’t think her “Suits” co-star Meghan Markle will return to actin…

Marielle Heller (“The Queen’s Gambit”), Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell

Marielle Heller, director of the Oscar nominated films “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” talks about returning to her acting roots to play Alma Wheatley in Netflix’s binge-worthy series “The Queen’s Gambit.” Then later, from the pages of Variety’s new Our Town sec…

Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman 1984”) and Regé-Jean Page (“Bridgerton”)

Gal Gadot is back as Wonder Woman! She talks with Marc Malkin about the possibility of a third “Wonder Woman,” the new Zack Snyder cut of “Justice League” and more. Then, later, Regé-Jean Page, star of Netflix’s new buzzy series “Bridgerton.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.ihea…

Nnamdi Asomugha (“Sylvie’s Love”)

Former NFL star and now producer and actor Nnamdi Asomugha talks about his new romantic drama, “Sylvie’s Love,” with Tessa Thompson. Learn more about your ad-choices at

David Boreanaz (“SEAL Team”)

David Boreanaz chats with Marc Malkin about Stacey Abrams’ “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” tweet, shooting his show SEAL Team during the pandemic and why he recently shut off comments on his Instagram account. Learn more about your ad-choices at

Christian Serratos (“Selena”)

Christian Serratos joins Marc Malkin to talk about her new role as the late Mexican American singer Selena. She talks about the pressure of playing such a beloved icon, why she was determined to get the role and how she feels about being compared to Jennifer Lopez. Learn more about your ad-choic…

John Boyega (“Small Axe”)

John Boyega talks about playing a cop in 1980s London in Steve McQueen’s new anthology series “Small Axe.” The actor also opens up about his “Star Wars” backlash and demonstrating for Black Lives Matter. Learn more about your ad-choices at

Ricky Martin (“Jingle Jangle”), Nick Robinson (“A Teacher”)

Ricky Martin talks about his new holiday movie “Jingle Jangle,” pandemic-induced anxiety and what he thinks about Latino support for Donald Trump. Then later in the show, “Love, Simon” star Nick Robinson on his new FX on Hulu series “A Teacher,” overcoming COVID-19 and more. Learn more about you…

Noah Jupe (“The Undoing”)

Noah Jupe talks playing Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant’s son in HBO’s much anticipated “The Undoing.” Plus, the 15-year Brit explains what it’s like shooting his new movie with Steven Soderbergh, how life has changed since “Honey Boy” and why you probably won’t be seeing him in a Marvel movie anytime…

Dylan O’Brien (“Love and Monsters”)

Dylan O’Brien joins Marc Malkin to talk about his new adventure film “Love and Monsters,” a possible “Teen Wolf” reunion and how his life has changed since recovering from a devastating accident while shooting the third “Maze Runner” movie. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheart…

Lily Collins (“Emily in Paris”), Zachary Quinto (“The Boys in the Band”)

Lily Collins chats with Marc Malkin about her new Netflix series and why it’s not a reboot of “Sex and the City.” Later in the show, Zachary Quinto on why “Boys in the Band” still resonates 50 years after its Off Broadway debut. Plus, he opens up about what inspired him to come out as gay. Learn…

Millie Bobby Brown (“Enola Holmes”)

Millie Bobby Brown joins Marc Malkin on “The Big Ticket” to talk about not only starring in “Enola Holmes,” but also making her producing debut with the Netflix film. Plus, find out what the self-proclaimed fan of the Kardashians says about the famous family announcing they’re ending their long-run…

Cynthia Nixon (“Ratched”)

Cynthia Nixon visits “The Big Ticket” to talk about playing Sarah Paulson’s love interest on Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series “Ratched,” J.K. Rowling’s controversary comments about the transgender community and the possibility of a third “Sex and the City” movie. Plus, does Nixon have plans to run …

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez reveals what it was like recording “Ice Cream” with Blackpink, what she’s learned about herself during quarantine and why she’s urging her young fans to vote in the upcoming election. Learn more about your ad-choices at

John Leguizamo (“Critical Thinking”)

John Leguizamo is here to talk about his directorial debut “Critical Thinking,” a real-life drama about an inner city Miami high school chess team that wins the national championship. He’s also opening up about pushing for better Latinx representation in Hollywood, memories of making “To Wong Foo, …

Maya Rudolph, Paul Mescal (“Normal People”)

Maya Rudolph on her three Emmy nominations — yes, three! — playing Kamala Harris on “Saturday Night Live” and her love of being in therapy. Then later in the show, “Normal People” star Paul Mescal opens up about his newfound fame, how his Emmy nomination made his brother cry and what it’s like star…

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter (“Bill & Ted Face the Music), Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter explain why they signed on for a third “Bill & Ted”movie more than 30 years after the original was first released. Plus, Reeves talks shooting “Matrix 4” and the much buzzed about video game “Cyberpunk 2077.” Then later in the show, Thandie Newton doesn’t hold back when…