35 minutes | Apr 14th 2021

Ep 72. Jane Levy: Golden Globe Nominated Actor

Watching Marin County California-raised actor Jane Levy in her starring role on NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, you would think she’d been born singing and dancing. You’d certainly be convinced she’s spent years practicing. It’s mind blowing to know that she hasn’t. Even more reason she is deserving of her recent Golden Globe nomination for her rich role. The compelling “stew” of content that is Zoey’s includes different types of music from all decades; singing and dancing; humor; topics that highlight important aspects of our current culture; sadness and grief; coworkers and the workplace, with Jane’s character Zoey Clarke “bursting at the seams” as Jane describes her, with emotion. With previous roles on popular hits Shameless and Suburgatory, film work, and a starring role opposite Renee Zellweger in the Netflix series What/If, in 2021 we’re watching Jane Levy leap into her leading lady status. On this episode of Story + Rain Talks, we talk to Jane all about the wildly popular series that she stars in, and the responsibility it comes with. We discuss the ways in which her role is both taxing and fulfilling, and how the pandemic and systemic racism were addressed in season two. We discuss her sources of inspiration, including people who are curious, people who are relentless in terms of their creativity, and people who are interested in things that the masses aren't. We discuss her deep love of acting and deep creative roots. We talk working with award winning choreographer Mandy Moore, actors who have impacted her, and her plans for future roles. We chat about whether her home is as colorful as Zoey’s, we get specific about style, what she’s reading, watching, cooking---some of which you can discover and shop here: 1. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist on Peacock TV https://www.peacocktv.com/watch-online/tv/zoeys-extraordinary-playlist 2. Reading Yellow Bird by Sierra Crane Murdoch https://rstyle.me/+DLof2ro6JHCXAyTXbb-yfQ 3. Mornin' Sunshine Lipstick by Lipstick Queen https://rstyle.me/+ym3WabVZ3qwOsRQnt0ZNmQ 4. Nail Polish Shade Love by Kure Bazaar https://rstyle.me/+UhTWa4_lZMpH9VLssw-5pA 5. Poetic Pits Deodorant in Rose by Living Libations https://rstyle.me/+KOEvEgwaMPJzpn1LbjN_IA 6. Best Skin Ever Elixir by Living Libations https://rstyle.me/+JSs5t3xdpxg_Z6NSzWaEYg 7. Vintage acid washed jeans https://rstyle.me/+HD3WiJ6kCauItewZQ3Hh0Q 8. Arizona Leather Sandals by Birkenstock + Net A Porter https://rstyle.me/+sSmJXLeldhgfsZCZq2mWDA 9. Flamenco Leather Clutch by Loewe https://rstyle.me/+ERG9wwckNQhdqlb4aR51Kw 10. Baby Audrey Sunglasses by Celine https://rstyle.me/+QGFHtRpmwly8rbl2lr39yg 11. The smell of lily flowers https://rstyle.me/+MVI7V2DNG_dDMjDJIQ11Tg 12. Eating a baguette with salted butter https://rstyle.me/+aMz1lPbgiP24Jy7LfRNOGQ 13. Drinking a cold Coca-Cola https://rstyle.me/+G-CQRWefTwhKF98uVLbzlg 14. Watching The Sopranos https://rstyle.me/+Vt80rBzgSQCohQrFMepP7w 15. Watching The Wire https://rstyle.me/+kupxljYjpuSbPASx9PXARw
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