Dec 13, 2018
Jennifer welcomes actor, comedian, and TV writer, Claudia Lonow. Her career began at the tender age of fifteen and, as a result, Claudia has lived most of her life in the limelight. As a result, she understands all too well the trials and triumphs of a career spent in show business. She is most known for her work as an actor on Knots Landing and as a writer/producer for Rude Awakening, Accidentally on Purpose, and, most recently, I Feel Bad.
In this episode, we talk all about Claudia’s background in acting, writing, and producing. Claudia discusses the difficulties she encountered throughout her career, including a particularly stagnant and long stretch of time that Claudia equated to wandering in the desert for fourteen years. According to Claudia, however, something incredible happens to her every fourteen years. Claudia discusses her passion for the arts and her experience sharing that passion with both her mother and daughter. Claudia takes us through her creative process when writing a TV show, from character development to emotional conflict and plot. She talks about her career influences, including the classic film, Postcards from the Edge. Finally, Jennifer and Claudia share their theories on hair, failure, and the importance of abiding by your own timetable.