Really Famous Celebrity Interviews



Celebrity interviews that go deep. A-list actors and celebs get cozy and super-candid with host Kara Mayer Robinson about who they REALLY are. They dish on fame, relationships, love, family, regrets, struggles, insecurities, flaws, quirky habits, obsessions, dream gigs and favorite TV shows. You'll feel like you're hanging out with the celeb yourself - or eavesdropping on a therapy session. Actually, plenty of guests tell Kara it feels like therapy--in a good way. Sure, they're famous. But with Kara, they get real.


  • Julian McMahon

    Julian McMahon

    05/05/2020 Duration: 01h22min

    Julian McMahon - FBI: Most Wanted, Nip/Tuck, Charmed, Fantastic Four - and I have fun analyzing so many topics, like: Why playing plastic surgeon Christian Troy on Nip/Tuck hit him hard How FX consciously branded itself and became spectacular Michael Chiklis, Glenn Close, The Shield, The Americans, etc. Why he chose a network criminal procedural for his latest acting role Behind-the-scenes of CBS's FBI: Most Wanted Motivations of his alter ego, agent Jess Lacroix Living in New York but not eating at restaurants Taking a break from Hollywood Julian's movies and TV shows Lessons from working in the entertainment business Bonding with his daughter His wife and dogs Shutting down film production in New York Where he is now and what he's up to What people assume when they first meet him And more! PLUS! We get Zoom-bombed. Check it out. SWEET! You get a bonus ZOOM video of us recording this podcast! See it now on (Seriously, if you're not subscribed to my YouTube channel by's ti

  • Steve Zahn.

    Steve Zahn.

    28/04/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    Steve Zahn (Reality Bites, Friends, That Thing You Do, Sahara, Saving Silverman, Dallas Buyers Club, Suburbia...) is so fun onscreen that he's kinda the best thing about every movie he's in. Or at least every scene. Last spring, Steve was in town for the Brooklyn Film Festival, where his short film, I'm No Holiday, written and directed by his friend and fellow actor Rick Gomez, was screening. So I met him in Williamsburg. We set up the voice recorder. And later, a camera. (You can see him and me do a funny video with random questions at Here's the result. You'll hear about: He laughs at which movies and TV shows I watched to "research" him How Ben Stiller "discovered" him Reality Bites Friends Shattered Glass Saving Silverman Theater acting Bonding with Ethan Hawke The 5 people he still keeps in touch with, which includes a few phenomenal (and famous) actors The timeless magic of That Thing You Do Tom Hanks Face Deals (stay tuned!) Auditioning The American Repertory Theater, aka Th

  • Michael McKean.

    Michael McKean.

    22/04/2020 Duration: 57min

    I reached into the vault for this talk with MAJOR actor Michael McKean, in celebration of how MAJOR Better Call Saul is this season. Enjoy! Better Call Saul + Best in Show actor Michael McKean sheds light on: why Chuck McGill is "America's sweetheart" insights on Breaking Bad's Walter + Skyler White playing half of "Lenny & Squiggy" on Laverne & Shirley a backstory he created for This Is Spinal Tap what moves him - in real life + onscreen favorite films and actors a lifelong battle with insomnia what he inherited from his parents why he was a "screw-up" as a kid why a missing password is stopping him from doing something he's really into # EXTRAS! My talks with Better Call Saul cast members: Patrick Fabian: Rhea Seehorn: YouTube videos with me + Patrick + Rhea:   My talk with Michael's wife, Annette O'Toole -

  • Rhea Seehorn.

    Rhea Seehorn.

    17/04/2020 Duration: 01h49s

    Actor Rhea Seehorn plays Kim Wexler on Better Call Saul, the prequel to Breaking Bad that’s having a STELLAR 5th season. And Rhea is FRONT AND CENTER. We met when they had just wrapped season 4. I really enjoyed this talk with Rhea, who you may also know from the show Whitney. We also recorded a fun (and funny) video, which you can catch RIGHT NOW on my YouTube channel (, along with a few talks with Patrick Fabian, who plays Howard Hamlin on Better Call Saul. Next week, I reach into the vault for my talk with Michael McKean, who was also on Better Call Saul. I like Rhea. Enjoy! SWEET ENDINGS! You get 3 bonus videos! Catch them now on Clip #1: Quickies with Rhea and Patrick Fabian, her Better Call Saul co-star:  Clip #2: Patrick and I analyze Better Call Saul:  Clip #3: Patrick and I analyze Tiger King:  Catch my talk with Patrick Fabian at

  • Patrick Fabian returns!

    Patrick Fabian returns!

    13/04/2020 Duration: 01h23min

    Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul, Carol's Second Act, Special, Saved By the Bell) and I jump onto Zoom for a talk about this wild world we're all living in, including the wild world of Tiger King. Patrick and I talk: Better Call Saul (he plays lawyer Howard Hamlin) Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Vince Gilligan, Melissa Bernstein, Peter Gould, Giancarlo Esposito and more Carol's Second Act Kelsey Grammer Tiger King & other TV shows we're watching The future of entertainment, movies & TV The future for actors The future for businesses The future for people Family Coronavirus Actor anxiety Wearing masks Neighbors Our dogs Narcissism Everything else Join us! SWEET ENDINGS! You get 3 bonus videos! Catch them now on Clip #1: We analyze Tiger King:  Clip #2: We analyze Better Call Saul:  Clip #3: Quickies with Patrick and Rhea Seehorn (aka Kim Wexler):  Catch my talk with Tippi H

  • Costa Ronin

    Costa Ronin

    06/04/2020 Duration: 01h14min

    Homeland + The Americans + Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor Costa Ronin and I jump on Zoom for a talk about his TV shows and his life philosophy. We get into: Homeland (he plays Yevgeny, the Russian intelligence officer deeply entwined with Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes) The Americans (he played Oleg Burov, who we all remember!) Once Upon a Time in America & what a genius Quentin Tarantino is Persistence Following your purpose Listening to your heart instead of your brain Self-reflection Acting Getting a gig at a radio station at age 14 Growing up in the USSR The coronavirus outbreak Self-taping auditions Sailing Way, way more Join us! SWEET! You get a bonus ZOOM video of us recording this podcast! See it now on # New live shows: I'll be back! Get word as soon as we book new dates. # GET IN TOUCH: Insider news - Instagram - @karamayerrobinson Facebook - @karamayerrobinson Twitter - @kara1to1 Subscr

  • Kim Coles

    Kim Coles

    31/03/2020 Duration: 01h06min

    UPDATE: I'll be running LOTS of extra podcasts for you in the upcoming weeks, because human connection and entertainment are as vital as ever. Subscribe to both the podcast + my YouTube channel, starting now.   Comedian, actress and motivational speaker Kim Coles is famous for the comedy sketch show In Living Color and the TV series Living Single. She played Synclaire James, remember? Kim and I first met a few months ago, when we were both invited to sit on a panel about women in media at the Digital Hollywood conference. When we met, I knew instantly I liked her and wanted to get to know her better, so I invited her on the show. Fast forward a few months. Kim comes to New York and we record this episode -- at Sardi's, the iconic Broadway restaurant. (Shoutout to Sardi's and my friend Beth.) Kim and I talk about: Bill Cosby stories (but not the kind you're expecting) Self-doubt Projecting Becoming a comedian Hollywood Expectations Coincidences and synchronicities and opportunitites Style In Living Color Livi

  • Cesar Millan

    Cesar Millan

    27/03/2020 Duration: 01h57min

    UPDATE: I'm running LOTS of extra podcasts for you now because human connection and entertainment are as vital as ever. Subscribe to both the podcast + my YouTube channel. Today's podcast: In a surprisingly candid and in-depth interview, Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan shares his incredible story of coming to the US from Mexico when he was young, had no money and didn't speak a word of English. He opens up about his family, his dreams and his struggles. It's a Really Famous classic. You'll hear how Cesar: honed his skills and understanding of dogs became a celebrity dog walker launched a television career lost his money got married and later divorced raised two sons hit the lowest point in his life found inspiration again and became the most famous dog trainer and dog guru on the planet. But wait, there's more! Listen to the Cesar Millan BONUS episode here.   #   EXTRAS! Photos of Cesar, me, Junior and Benson Bonus Video - Quickie Q&A with Cesar Extra Video Clip - Cesar's reaction to this interview One More

  • Yul Vazquez in New York City

    Yul Vazquez in New York City

    23/03/2020 Duration: 01h25min

    UPDATE: I'll be running LOTS of extra podcasts for you in the upcoming weeks, because human connection and entertainment are as vital as ever. Subscribe to both the podcast + my YouTube channel, starting now. Today's podcast: Seinfeld lovers, get ready! Yul Vazquez, who played "Bob the Intimidating Gay Guy" in the Soup Nazi, Puerto Rican Day and The Sponge episodes, is here! Sure, he intimidates Kramer and takes Elaine's armoire. But no, he's not intimidating in real life! Yul is currently on the stellar HBO series The Outsider with Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo and Jason Bateman. It's soooo good. He was recently in the buzz-y Netflix series Russian Doll (I recommend it!) and Narcos: Mexico and TNT's I Am the Night. You may recognize him from Divorce, Magic City, American Gangster, Bad Boys II, Runaway Bride and sooo much more. Today we get into a real, honest, personal talk... In front of a spirited audience at The Stand comedy club in New York City! This is my 2nd show in my new series of LIVE EVENTS. Misse

  • Michael Rapaport

    Michael Rapaport

    16/03/2020 Duration: 48min

    "I'm an emotional person," says actor/comedian Michael Rapaport. If you've seen him on TV and movies - Friends, Black-ish, Louie, Atypical, Mighty Aphrodite - you may know this. Michael stopped by the studio in 2018 and revealed all sorts of reasons he gets emotional. It's a classic #ReallyFamous episode. Listen in - and buckle up! - for his thoughts on acting, sports, teenage boys, divorce, therapy and more. Warning: Michael's not a clean-language kind of guy. # BONUS GOODIES: Get notified when tickets to my LIVE SHOW with Chazz Palminteri are ready   Watch Michael record a teaser video for me -   See photos of Michael & me recording this podcast: # GET IN TOUCH: Insider news - Instagram - @karamayerrobinson Facebook - @karamayerrobinson Twitter - @kara1to1 Email - # Donate $1 or $5 or anything you like to Really Famous and get a shoutout from me on the show - Really

  • Michael Imperioli - Big New Interview Live in New York

    Michael Imperioli - Big New Interview Live in New York

    09/03/2020 Duration: 01h02min

    Michael Imperioli is back for a 3rd time on Really Famous. This time we did it in front of an audience of friends, family and fans of Really Famous and Michael. It was A BLAST. I loved it. There's a lot to explain, and I do it in the intro. Enjoy. Here, a sample of interesting things Michael says during the show: “I got really addicted to the news. Then at some point I realized, ‘Oh wow…they really want you to be addicted. They're a business. They want you to sit there as long as possible.’” “I question all those things. I don’t know. It disturbs me.” "I open doors for women. If someone has a problem with it and they tell me, then I won’t do it anymore. And that’s ok.” "Talking about my career ... I’ve done that a lot of times, but actually going somewhere and talking about how we view the world is really interesting and engaging.” “I don’t like looking back so much. I really like looking forward. Like if I’m on a train facing the wrong way, I’ll get sick.” “David Chase actually said he doesn’t think ther

  • Jaime Camil is back!

    Jaime Camil is back!

    24/02/2020 Duration: 59min

    Actor, singer and telenovela superstar Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin, Broke, La Fea Mas Bella, Coco, Las Pildoras de mi Novio) and I catch up after our last meetup (catch our first podcast here -- And it’s FUN. What happens this time around: We bond. He dishes on -- wait for it! -- a Jane the Virgin sequel!!!! We teach each other new words and expressions. We analyze fake people vs. real people. We get real about how people feel after my interviews. I divulge something about a previous interview that maybe I shouldn’t have. We talk about our last podcast. He explains why he doesn’t lie. I accidentally say something vulgar – and his reaction is priceless! We get into: Jason Alexander!!!! Yes, George Costanza from Seinfeld. And Brian Baumgartner! Yes, Kevin from The Office. And his connection with Brooke Shields – on Jane the Virgin and his new movie. Helicopter parenting Marathon Man Laurence Olivier Dustin Hoffman Gina Rodriguez and her outrageously good

  • Suzanne Somers

    Suzanne Somers

    10/02/2020 Duration: 01h16min

    Chrissy Snow was just the beginning! Suzanne Somers, actress, author and entrepreneur, sits down with me and shares some major stories. And there's a surprise twist. Get ready! We talk: Why she was fired from Three's Company Being Chrissy Snow Her relationship with John Ritter and Joyce DeWitt Becoming an outcast Her producer who fell in love with her And the tumultuous result How she made her "dumb blonde" character valuable Her next chapter, a Vegas act Outtakes, bloopers and Dick Clark Getting sued Step by Step Her relationship with Patrick Duffy How the Thighmaster happened Having cancer, multiple times Being the child of an alcoholic Interviewing dozens of doctors for her health books Her new book, A New Way to Age Unconventional thoughts on cancer treatment Alex Trebek A mysterious murder Complicated feelings toward her father A big turn of events ... Join us! # BONUS GOODIES: Get notified when tickets to my LIVE SHOW with Chazz Palminteri are ready Enter to win a signed copy

  • Skip Bayless

    Skip Bayless

    30/01/2020 Duration: 01h30min

    Skip Bayless and I get to topics big and small! Skip, of course, is an award-winning journalist, author and TV personality. He hosts the sports opinion and debate show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed with Shannon Sharpe, and was previously on ESPN's Cold Pizza and First Take. Fun fact! Skip’s brother is the talented and well-known chef Rick Bayless. Skip and I met through his wife, Ernestine Sclafani Bayless, who just published a book called Balls: How to Keep Your Relationship Alive When You Live with a Sports-Obsessed Guy, which has a chapter written by Skip and contributions from some of their celebrity friends, like Michael Rapaport and Billy Bob Thornton. In my wide-ranging talk with this total interviewing pro (who this time was the guest rather than the interviewer), we get into: His fascinating journey to becoming a huge TV sports guy Behind-the-scenes dish on his TV shows, Undisputed (weekdays on Fox Sports 1), First Take and Cold Pizza. Oklahoma, Texas, California, New York, Connecticut and Tennessee

  • Elizabeth Perkins

    Elizabeth Perkins

    21/01/2020 Duration: 01h07min

    Actress Elizabeth Perkins joins me today! She's on three current TV series (This Is Us, Truth Be Told, A Moody Christmas) and has had a robust career including roles in: Weeds Sharp Objects Big About Last Night The Flintstones Miracle on 34th Street Must Love Dogs Truth Be Told -- just released on Apple TV+ co-starring Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul A Moody Christmas -- a limited series on Fox co-starring Denis Leary This Is Us -- she's Rebecca's mom We cover: A very odd fact about Big involving Robert De Niro and Harrison Ford Weeds and how weird it was for her daughter after her full frontal nudity Tom Hanks Her obsession with true crime dramas like Snapped and Making of a Murderer Why she's old school Why she loves paper clips, post-it notes and staplers Her friend Griffin Dunne (a former Really Famous guest!) Her close-knit community of actors and peers This includes Jeff Perry, Ron and Nancy Perkins, John Malkovich, Diane Lane, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf and Charlayne Woodard Her former manager, Bernie

  • Daisy Fuentes

    Daisy Fuentes

    07/01/2020 Duration: 01h04min

    I’m kicking off 2020 with a guest who inspires me – and I think will inspire you. I love her perspective, approach to life, insight and authenticity. Daisy is the host of a new TV show on NBC called A New Leaf, sponsored by with executive producer Robin Samuels. Back in the day, Daisy was a hugely popular MTV VJ. Ever since, she's been all over television. She was the host of House of Style, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, her own CNBC talk show called Daisy ... I can go on and on. Daisy has had an extraordinary life trajectory. She started as a model, accidentally scored a last-minute gig presenting the weather on Telemundo, and pretty much everything blew up from there. We talk about all that, and more. Like: ancestry and DNA testing (hers, mine + other people's) how she learned to take advantage of opportunties becoming a successful entrepreneur making her parents proud fame social media (really nice fan interactions vs. trolls) how Martha Quinn set her up

  • Ben Vereen

    Ben Vereen

    30/12/2019 Duration: 01h16min

    Icon alert! Ben Vereen. The ultimate Tony Award-winning entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, advocate and life philosophizer (yes he sure is, you'll discover why during this podcast!) and I sit down for a deep dive with insights, laughs and poignancy. You'll hear Ben get into: being plucked off the streets of Brooklyn transforming into a star his famous teachers and mentors, like Bob Fosse and Langston Hughes life philosophies how he developed a sense of style leaving high school getting married at age 17 getting evicted finding out a BIG secret about his parents his major, life-changing car accident losing his 16-year-old daughter how he and his wife coped with the loss his thoughts on life and how he keeps moving forward what he hopes to pass along to others singing! You know Ben from: Pippin All That Jazz Hair Wicked Fosse Jelly's Last Jam I'm Not Rappaport Jesus Christ Superstar Roots Magnum PI Grey's Anatomy How I Met Your Mother The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Bull Sneaky Pete The Rocky Horror Picture Sho

  • Danny Aiello, you will be missed.

    Danny Aiello, you will be missed.

    14/12/2019 Duration: 01h38min

    Danny Aiello was a gift to us all. I'll be forever grateful for this time I had with him over the summer. I hope you enjoy it too. Danny was spectacular. Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing + The Godfather Part 2 actor Danny Aiello and I can't stop talking. And it's GREAT FUN. We sit down in Long Island, as he's shooting a brand-new film from Deirdre O'Connor called One Moment (coming soon!). We talk + talk + talk ... about things like: Leonardo DiCaprio Spike Lee James Gandolfini Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro Marlon Brando Bradley Cooper Harvey Keitel Tim Roth Samuel L. Jackson Social media Why he can't take a compliment Regrets Insecurities Family I analyze him. He says, "You're my new therapist!" He calls me things like "kid," "babe," and "honey" and I absolutely love it. We're buddies. It's like we've known each other all our lives. In Part 2, we get even deeper into the good stuff. If you're subscribed, you'll get it as soon as it's ready. Enjoy my friend Danny Aiello! # BONUS VIDEO! Danny Aiello + I lau

  • Marilu Henner

    Marilu Henner

    09/12/2019 Duration: 01h23min

    Marilu Henner (Taxi, Evening Shade, Grease, Chicago) and I talk a mile a minute about EVERYTHING, from her incredible memory (it's called HSAM, or highly superior autobiographical memory) to party games to family to dating John Travolta and a few Taxi co-stars. Such fun! We crossed paths in New York City for just a few hours, so we went for it! On a recent Saturday night, we got together and knew our willingness (on both sides) to do this on the fly, between flights to and from Los Angeles, was a sign we'd have a really cool conversation. And we did. Enjoy! BONUS: Watch Marilu answer DIFFERENT questions on this week’s video at GET IN TOUCH: Insider news - Instagram - @karamayerrobinson Facebook - @karamayerrobinson Twitter - @kara1to1   EXTRA TREATS: Marilu Henner's video Q&A - Behind-the-scenes photos - Marilu's health + wellness books and memoirs:

  • Voice of Lisa Simpson: Yeardley Smith

    Voice of Lisa Simpson: Yeardley Smith

    02/12/2019 Duration: 01h08min

    It's Lisa Simpson! Yes, Emmy-winner Yeardley Smith is the voice of smart, spunky Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons. For the last 30 years. Wow! Yeardley is also an on-air actor (remember her from City Slickers, Herman's Head, The Legend of Billie Jean and Maximum Overdrive?). And she co-hosts the true crime podcast Small Town Dicks, now in season 4. Tune in! Subscribe! You'll hear Yeardley talk about: perfectionism success living up to your potential (or not) not being accepted to college Bill Murray's secret phone number winning an Emmy (and not feeling how you'd expect) on-camera work vs. voice work agents therapy publishing a book internal vs. external success getting hugged in the supermarket true crime her podcast, Small Town Dicks being a French-born actress (sort of) Join us! Then head to to watch our fun little video. LET'S BE FRIENDS! Connect with me on: Instagram: @karamayerrobinson Twitter: @kara1to1 Fac

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