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Author: Josh Horowitz

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On Happy Sad Confused, Josh Horowitz gets nerdy and intimate with the biggest movie stars and filmmakers on the planet. Each and every week, you’ll hear in-depth, career-spanning conversations with everyone from Emma Stone and Hugh Jackman to Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it was like to get casual with A-listers like Anna Kendrick, Tom Hiddleston, or Kristen Stewart (all HSC regulars), then come on in and join Josh in the Happy Sad Confused studio.

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Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

2021-06-1653:26

Emilia Clarke says she's had a pretty low key last year but then you find out she jumped out of a plane for her birthday and created her first comic book so you be the judge. Emilia joins Josh on the podcast for the first time to chat about comics, the end of "Game of Thrones", and her comfort movie, "Sense & Sensibility"! Don't forget to check out the Happy Sad Confused patreon here! We've got exclusive episodes of GAME NIGHT, video versions of the podcast, and more! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Jon M. Chu, Vol. II

Jon M. Chu, Vol. II

2021-06-0943:43

The buzz has been building and we're happy to report that the hype is real, "In The Heights" delivers! At the helm is Jon M. Chu, a filmmaker who's been dreaming of directing a movie musical since he was a kid. As you'll see from the film, Jon has the chops. On this episode of "Happy Sad Confused", Jon returns to the podcast to talk about how he brought Lin Manuel Miranda's work to life, kept it personal, and honored a culture. Plus, Jon and Josh talk the upcoming "Wicked" musical, the "Crazy Rich Asians" sequel, and their mutual love of "Willow". Don't forget to check out the Happy Sad Confused patreon here! We've got exclusive episodes of GAME NIGHT, video versions of the podcast, and more! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler

2021-06-0246:35

She's a talk show host, a best-selling author, an actress, but above all else, Chelsea Handler is a stand up comedian and she's showing what she can do with her HBO Max special, "Evolution". Chelsea joins Josh for the first time on the podcast to talk about all of it, including her new podcast of her own, "Dear Chelsea"! Don't forget to check out the Happy Sad Confused patreon here! We've got exclusive episodes of GAME NIGHT, video versions of the podcast, and more! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder

2021-05-2647:47

Zack Snyder. Need we say more? One of the most talked about filmmakers of our time finally joins the "Happy Sad Confused" podcast family for a deep dive into his action film loves and pet peeves, his dream DC and Star Wars projects, and much more! Don't forget to check out the Happy Sad Confused patreon here! We've got exclusive episodes of GAME NIGHT, video versions of the podcast, and more! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Constance Wu

Constance Wu

2021-05-1951:19

Listen to Constance Wu talk for five minutes and you'll know how much she LOVES being an actor. On this episode of the podcast, Constance joins Josh for her first appearance on the show to discuss her new show, "Solos", why she still takes acting classes to this day, and her dreams of being in a movie musical! Check out a brand new episode of HAPPY SAD CONFUSED GAME NIGHT with Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, and Max Minghella here! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Leslie Bibb

Leslie Bibb

2021-05-1201:14:10

From being discovered by Oprah(!) to "Popular" to "Talladega Nights" all the way to playing a superhero in the new Netflix series, "Jupiter's Legacy", Leslie Bibb has persevered and prospered thanks to tenacity, hard work, and talent. She joins Josh all the way from Australia on this episode to talk about it all! And yes, the great Sam Rockwell makes a cameo to say hi! To watch this episode of "Happy Sad Confused" and check out our new "Game Night" series and more, join the Happy Sad Confused patreon here! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Andrew Garfield returns to "Happy Sad Confused" at last and there's a ton to talk about, including his new film, "Mainstream", his love of "Paddington 2", and all those rumors of his return to playing Spider-Man! Plus, Josh welcome Sam Heughan, Colin O'Donoghue, and Katherine McNamara for a special preview of "Happy Sad Confused: Game Night"! To watch Sam, Colin, and Kat on Game Night, go to the new Happy Sad Confused patreon page here! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Enjoy this small preview of Josh's new show, "Happy Sad Confused: Game Night", available exclusively on the Happy Sad Confused patreon page! On this first episode, Josh plays games with Sam Heughan, Colin O'Donoghue, and Katherine McNamara! CLICK HERE to join the new patreon and WATCH this new video show in its entirety! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Bradley Whitford

Bradley Whitford

2021-04-2850:41

Way before "The West Wing", Bradley Whitford was sneaking around in your pop culture sub conscious, or at least was for Josh. On this episode of "Happy Sad Confused", Bradley joins Josh for the first time to chat about this journey from character actor to the star of one of the most beloved TV shows of all time ("The West Wing" of course). Bradley can currently be seen in season 4 of "The Handmaid's Tale". For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Adam McKay, Vol. II

Adam McKay, Vol. II

2021-04-2238:32

He's a writer, a director, a crazily prolific producer, and now a podcaster! The hilarious and brilliant Adam McKay returns to "Happy Sad Confused" for a wide ranging chat. From his new podcast "Death at the Wing" and his upcoming film "Don't Look Up" (starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence!) to his dreams of a "Silver Surfer" film, there's a lot to chew on in this episode. For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

2021-04-1444:131

We've got a living legend on "Happy Sad Confused" this week! From his debut film, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" to "Taxi" to Back to the Future" to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", Christopher Lloyd is a huge part of the pop culture landscape. At 82, he's going strong with two new movies, and a TV show! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Cristin Milioti

Cristin Milioti

2021-04-0753:57

Cristin Milioti has been stealthily racking up the eclectic acting career. But those who know...know. She's one of the most versatile and exciting actors working today. Cristin joins Josh on the podcast for the first time to chat about everything from Broadway and "Wolf of Wall Street" to "Palm Springs" and her new HBO Max series, "Made for Love". For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Wyatt Russell

Wyatt Russell

2021-03-3155:39

"Happy Sad Confused" loves a good family dynasty and on this episode Josh welcomes not only previous guest Kurt Russell's son, Wyatt, but his grandchild! Ok, said newborn just cries a little but that's still 3 generations of Russells in our book and we'll take it. Wyatt joins Josh to talk about his transition from hockey to acting and now superhero status as he dons the iconic Captain America suit in "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Martin Freeman, Vol. II

Martin Freeman, Vol. II

2021-03-2351:541

If there's a podcast that enjoys talented, droll, self-deprecating Brits more than "Happy Sad Confused", let us know, we'd like to check it out! In the meantime enjoy one of our favorites, Martin Freeman, returning to the podcast to chat about his very personal show, "Breeders", where he's at with the future of "Sherlock", and why "Sleuth" is his comfort movie! Check out Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan on STIR CRAZY here! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Emily VanCamp

Emily VanCamp

2021-03-1749:551

It sounds funny to call a young actor like Emily VanCamp a television veteran but a quick glance at her IMDB proves it! She's wracked up hundreds of hours of television and she's just getting started. On this, her first visit to the podcast, she talks about her journey with Marvel, from landing the role of Sharon Carter to her return on "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier". Plus she goes deep on her favorite comfort movie, one of Nancy Meyer's best, "It's Complicated"! Check out Jennifer Garner on STIR CRAZY here! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Our favorite nerd/He-Man makes a return to "Happy Sad Confused" this week and there's a lot to talk about! From his indie "Shoplifters of the World" (a dream for any Smiths fan) to "Zack Snyder's Justice" league, it's a study in contrasts. Josh and Joe go deep on his journey with the Deathstroke character and what the future may hold! Check out Jack Quaid on STIR CRAZY here! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Frank Grillo

Frank Grillo

2021-03-0348:04

Frank Grillo is a busy man! With a slew of back to back projects it's a miracle Frank found the time to catch up with Josh on this episode but we're thankful he did! Grillo's story is a remarkable one, from soaps to tiny roles in films to a breakout performance in "Warrior". Now with Marvel movies under his belt, a production company with his buddy Joe Carnahan, and a leading role in an action movie all his own. "Boss Level", there's plenty to talk about. Watch Daisy Ridley on a new episode of STIR CRAZY here! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Katherine McNamara

Katherine McNamara

2021-02-2450:38

You can just tell Katherine McNamara lives and breathes acting. Since her big break on Broadway at just 15, she hasn't looked back! She's mixed it up in big franchises like "The Maze Runner", beloved TV shows like "Shadowhunters" and "Arrow", and now she's showing off a darker side in "The Stand"! Josh and Kat cover it all, including her love of old Hollywood embodied by her comfort movie pick, "Singin' in the Rain"! For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

2021-02-1747:07

She's an actor and a global icon and now an author! Priyanka Chopra Jonas joins Josh on "Happy Sad Confused" to talk about her latest film, "The White Tiger", and her open and honest memoir, "Unfinished". For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here!
Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

2021-02-1448:03

30 years to the day that "The Silence of the Lambs" was released, Jodie Foster joins Josh for the first time on "Happy Sad Confused" to reminisce about everything that clicked on that classic. Plus she reminisces about her life in film, from "Taxi Driver" and "Contact" to "Panic Room" and her friendship with Kristen Stewart. Foster is currently starring in the docudrama, "The Mauritanian". For all of your media headlines remember to subscribe to The Wakeup newsletter here! And listen to THE WAKEUP podcast here! Watch Jamie Dornan on a new episode of STIR CRAZY here!
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Comments (10)

i.am.fearlessone

Henry is such a sweetheart. Loved this conversation, Josh! Thank you! ❤❤💞

Oct 16th
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Dory Escobar

I miss the old format of the podcast.

Sep 15th
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i.am.fearlessone

I don't have a "Comfort movie," but I have comfort tv shows. (: "F.R.I.E.N.D.S" and "Outlander." (:

Jun 7th
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Hamdam Alizade

Alan rickman's voice, Always

Mar 31st
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i.am.fearlessone

I thoroughly enjoyed this a lot. I laughed a lot. You two are great. 😂🤣❤ Love Sam. Love Outlander. ❤🙂 Thank you! 🙂

Feb 20th
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Stan Remo

Can't wait to see this film. Great interview.

Jul 23rd
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Eder Américo Dionisio

não nada para assistir nada

May 21st
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Ilham Ben

I just love everything that had Paul Rudd in it ♥️♥️♥️ Great podcast btw👌👌

May 15th
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Julianne Hannes

delete this episode

Nov 26th
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