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POP INTERVIEW: Actor Juddy Talt and His “Broken Heart”

Juddy Talt is that rare sensitive guy whom chicks begged for tediously in their high school diaries. As an adult, he is to film what John Mayer is to soft love songs, he captures his romantic spirit in his film, Language of a Broken Heart, which he also wrote.

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Juddy Talt is that rare sensitive guy whom chicks begged for tediously in their high school diaries. As an adult, he is to film what John Mayer is to soft love songs, he captures his romantic spirit in his film, Language of a Broken Heart, which he also wrote.

Juddy TaltNot everyone acts in their own material. When you acted your own screenwriting, were you harder on yourself than you might have been had it been another actor?
I think that I definitely had a deep vision for my character and it was difficult to let go of the writing and be an actor. Acting in your own material is a lot harder than people think because you actually have to let go of the vision you had and turn it over to the director to guide you. I was fortunate to work with a director that I’ve known my entire life so I trusted what he was doing and where he was taking the story. It’s funny. We didn’t have a big budget and I was in every scene so there wasn’t a lot of down time. I always complained that I didn’t have enough time to go over my lines and people were like “you wrote it!!” Just because I wrote it doesn’t mean I remember everything. I still need time to prepare as an actor but it worked out. I was hard on myself but I think I will be hard on myself for whatever project I take on. I expect actors to be prepared and have done the work. As an actor, your job is to bring something completely unique to each scene. And sometimes you get something out of it that the writer didn’t expect. I think the hardest part for me was just trying to do that. Not playing it exactly as I wrote it, but hoping to find something different than what was on the page.

What’s more unusual? A guy writing romantic comedy! Your film describes the character as neurotic. Are you anything like the character? And why did you want to venture into a genre few men step into?
A guy writing a romantic comedy is so cool these days. You know, sensitive men is the new sexy. Yeah sure… I can build something with my own hands and break shit but add a little bit of sensitivity and you are golden! I’m not afraid to cry in front of my girlfriend and definitely not afraid to express my feelings.

I am quasi neurotic. I get that from my father. He doesn’t like to shake peoples hands which is why he really started bumping peoples fist. I’m like, “That is not cool for you to do that. You are almost sixty. And it was never cool to bump fists anyway.” But, he doesn’t like germs. I just have a lot of little fears. I’m not afraid of flying, but when I get on a plane I definitely think I have cancer.

I think that the genre of romantic comedy is so universal especially when it deals with getting over an ex. We all go through that and even the most alpha male has had his heart broken and done some crazy shit because of it. I just think it’s funny to analyze people who get their heart broken and express it on film because we can all relate. We all have done some pretty crazy things to either get the girl back or get to that realization that “this is not the person for you.” You could have it hit you in the face that the person you think you love is not right for you, but for some reason, it just takes time. Nothing but time and alcohol.

A really good friend of mine lost her husband and then years passed and she started dating again. She got into a serious relationship with a guy and the guy broke her heart. I’ll never forget this, but she told me that it was harder to get over the break-up than it was getting over the loss of her husband because he loved her and didn’t want to leave her. But in a break up it hurts knowing that person is still walking around without you. I don’t know if I agree completely, but it’s a really interesting point. I could never imagine losing a significant other, but I know that in a break up, we drive ourselves crazy about what that other person is doing without you.

In the trailer, the character says, “I write about something that doesn’t exist.” Do you agree with this statement? It’s OK if you don’t believe in true love. And if you do, why are you an optimist?
I believe that true love does exist. But if my girlfriend were to leave me tomorrow, then I would probably go into a tailspin and denounce love forever. Until I got over it. I’m a huge optimist when it comes to love because I was raised that way. My parents have a very healthy marriage and that kind of paves the way for me. When you have a role model like that, it’s hard to not believe in it. I think that we are all after love, we just need to manage our expectations. It’s not always this grandiose thing we see in the movies. Relationships take a lot of work and the work never ends.

What would you do in real life if, like your character, you caught your significant other cheating on you…in front of you?
I don’t know what I would do. It makes me sick to think about. I’d probably just vomit everywhere.

The film places a great importance on family. How much does your family mean to you? How has your family been a good influence in your life? Do you ever consult family members about love or career choices?
Like I said above, I have great parents who represent that love does exist and can endure. After a tough break up years ago, my father noticed that I was really sad and he took me out to get a beer. You know, one of those moments where you just talk about life over a few beers. He told me about all the tough things that he has overcome in his life and some relationships when he was younger that didn’t work out. Then there was a pause and he said, “You just need to go out this weekend and get laid twice.” I love my family and am blessed to have such great people who have faith in me and always pick me up when I’m down. And I know what you are wondering, but I didn’t even get laid once that weekend. I take all advice with a grain of salt. People are just trying to help they just don’t know what’s best for you all the time. You have to figure that out on your own.

As someone who loves the romance genre, you probably are a bit of a sensitive type…the most popular right after bad boys. Has this placed a different cloud of ideas over your work as opposed to someone who might be the “bad boy” type, like George Clooney, with your writing?
It definitely has. Being a writer is all about finding a unique voice. Look, I’m the sensitive guy and I bring that into all of my work. And I think a lot of producers find that refreshing. I can go dark or “bad boy” but there will still be a happy ending.

When I saw your trailer, I thought of another movie I liked, “The Art of Getting By,” and really found a similar connection between them. Is this feel what you hope represents your artistry?
You know… I hate to admit but I haven’t seen “The Art of Getting By.” But I will check it out now. Our film really doesn’t re-invent the wheel of romantic comedies but it’s a poignant little story about heartbreak. It is a lot like “500 days of summer” in that regard. But we didn’t have a very big budget and did the best we could. We are very proud of it and excited that it has a theatrical release. I think what best represents my artistry is finding that perfect blend of comedy and drama. James L. Brooks is my hero because he does this so well. And Cameron Crowe too. It’s really hard to get these type of films to land right. Tone is very critical to a film and it can easily get lost with this type of blend.

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The Pentagon Has Released Official UFO Videos Because 2020 Is The Absolute Worst

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Aren’t swarms of locusts supposed to be the next installment of this plague?!

Can we finally declare 2020 as the worst year ever? In January there were fears of a third World War. In February the coronavirus began its rapid spread. In March the world essentially shut down due to social distancing and quarantining. And now in April…with only two days left in the month…we have official government footage of unidentified flying objects. I’m sorry but Milton Bradley’s game of “Life” never prepared me for any of this!

The Pentagon has confirmed the authenticity of three videos that have been circulating the web but didn’t really answer what is visible in them. In the videos, now declassified by the Department of Defense, navy pilots capture “unidentified aerial phenomena” aka unidentified flying objects aka UFOs! Pentagon officials were sure to state that the videos do not show “any sensitive capabilities or systems,” meaning we probably won’t be seeing any little green men any time soon.

The first video dates back to November 2004 and the other two from January 2015. Of the Pentagon’s confirmation of authenticity, Pentagon spokesperson Sue Gough said the videos were released “in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos.”

So great. We now know that these strange videos are real but what exactly are we looking at? Well, the Department of Defense says it has no concrete answer as to what might be floating around the skies and has classified the phenomena as “unidentified.” And…just like that I suddenly feel less defended.

Social media is having a field day with this revelation of course. The #AliensAreReal has been trending high on Twitter since the news broke. One user referenced Independence Day and said the aliens are “getting ready for July 4th.” Of the bad timing, another wrote “Et tu aliens?” And finally one user couldn’t help avoid sarcasm and wrote”Where’s the space force when you need it?”

Well 2020, you have worked your awful black magic once again. What’s next, cat videos get banned from the internet?! You’ve taken everything else from us!

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Priest Accidentally Forgets To Turn Off Filters Before Live Streaming Mass

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The internet is having a field day with the innocent mistake of biblical proportions.

With new social distancing guidelines, many churches have closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And while that doesn’t justify all the wine you’ve been chugging during your self quarantine, it does have many people practicing their faith from their homes. One Italian priest was just trying to recite a little prayer for his followers when he accidentally left a filter feature on during the broadcast! In the clip the priest is digitally adorned with a space helmet, workout gear, a fedora and sunglasses and more.

Social media went nuts for the video, which has now gone viral. One comment reads “He just doubled his holy power.” Another reads “Father, Son and Holy Influencer.” One commenter couldn’t resist a good pun and said the video is having a “Mass effect.”

Enjoy your daily blessing and take a look at the funny video below!

 

Priest in Italy live streams mass, activates filters by mistake from r/funny

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Danny DeVito Passionately Urges New Yorkers To Stay Home…And Twitter Agrees!

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For the love of Danny DeVito, stay home!

The world is in a dark place right now and I am not sure how much more bad news we can handle. That’s why when I saw Danny DeVito’s name trending on Twitter I froze. Our great nation could very well crumble if anything bad was to happen to such an icon right now. With extreme trepidation I clicked on the social media link and was relieved to see that good ol’ Danny boy is just strumming up hype because he is passionately urging New Yorkers to stay home.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Governor Andrew Cuomo has been driving New Yorkers to stay home and has taken every precaution short of shutting the state down completely to help prevent the virus from spreading. Because New Yorkers can be hard headed, it doesn’t hurt to have some famous friends reiterate your message. Big names like Lala Anthony, Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller have all made appearances on Cuomo’s social media pleading with New Yorker’s to heed the governors warning. Only one celebrity was able to make it to Twitter’s trending page however and that was none other than Danny DeVito. DeVito’s message is simple…stay home! In the two minute video, DeVito reminds fans that it’s not just up to the elderly to isolate themselves. “Young people can get it and they can transmit it to old people and the next thing you know – I’m out of there” says the actor. We must save him!

Twitter went into a frenzy with many users agreeing that we need to stay home for Danny. One user wrote “When Danny speaks, I listen.” Another passionately wrote “If you idiots kill Danny DeVito I SWEAR TO GOD.” One promoted DeVito from the icon status I previously awarded him and said “WE GOTTA PROTECT WORLD TREASURE DANNY DeVITO.” 

Take a look at the video below and for the love of the newly minted national treasure, stay home!

 

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