Art, Joy, and the Business of Inspiration with Virginia Madsen (ISA Sponsored)

Posted: Dec 15, 2015 Hosted By: Max Timm Guest: Virginia Madsen

We are going to use an obvious pun in our introduction here, but at least we're warning you all first. It was an absolute JOY to have the lovely Virginia Madsen on our podcast series, and the bits of advice she offers can be considered not only creative advice for all of us creative people, but life-affirming advice that can go further than just relating to a career.


We all know Virginia from her role alongside Paul Giamatti in Sideways, and some of you may know her from the scarefest that is Candyman, but in this interview we’re highlighting her latest movie, Joy. Virginia dives into her experience working with David O Russel, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, and how much fun it was to finally see the film – to finally see something truly special and just from what she states in this interview, I can tell Joy is going to be just that. And while we talk a lot about the movie, we dive deeper into the overall creative process, how an actor considers a writer’s work, and very clear and specific advice we can all take to heart.


It was a true pleasure to have Virginia on and we can’t wait to see Joy over the Christmas holiday. You’re in for an excellent interview here, everyone, so listen in, share it with your friends, and don’t forget to find the ISA on Twitter @NetworkISA, and your host, Max Timm, @iMaxTimm. Enjoy the show.