69 minutes | Apr 29, 2021

Ep 74. Soleil Moon Frye: Actor, Director, + Writer

We sat down with actor, director, and writer Soleil Moon Frye during an exciting time in her life: one we're calling her 2021 renaissance. It was a treat to be able to have this discussion, this intimate podcast that covers it all. We discuss Soleil’s artful documentary Kid 90 produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way on Hulu. Kid 90 is an incredibly candid and bittersweet love letter to her younger self, and also to 1990’s young Hollywood, and we discuss how Soleil both gathered and went through years of diaries and recordings to create her piece of art with its notable contributors. We got the exclusive backstory on her reconnection with former boyfriend Danny Boy O’ Connor of House Of Pain, and how footage of their time together was found and then added to the doc, mid-production. Soleil is extremely candid about the darker experiences in her life, covered in Kid 90, and how she’s still learning to piece it all together. We talk about her return to Punky Brewster, the 80’s pop culture icon she’s known for, and how doula to all four of her children, Demi Moore, supported her return to acting. Soleil passionately discusses her work with Sean Penn and CORE, which she says she’s most proud of in her life, next to her children. We talk all about love…self love, the loss of love, and finding love. Soleil shares advice for young actors, her thoughts on social media, and on parenting. We talk all about her deeply creative spirit, how she’s sprung back to that sense of self, and what it is that inspires her. At the end of our honest + open chat with the multifaceted talent, we discuss the things she loves, including a long list of documentaries, one that inspired her own, and her return to poetry and reading. Soleil even shares the contents of her handbag, and we've compiled all so you can discover and shop here: 1. Kid 90 on Hulu https://www.hulu.com/ 2. Punky Brewster on Peacock https://www.peacocktv.com/ 3. Giving back with CORE https://www.coreresponse.org/ 4. Sherman's March (referenced in making Kid 90) https://rstyle.me/+nSH0lxHC9hk3o2HJTYXAhw 5. Sharon Olds poetry https://rstyle.me/+d-FkPfWlVWIXhYgnz9yogw 6. Egyptian Magic https://rstyle.me/+P9IztRrT_lx4OyWwsA8_3Q 7. Doc Martens boots https://rstyle.me/+V4MF2YfwUKOZIZIWg87EnA 8. Sage bundles (especially when made by daughter Poet) https://rstyle.me/+_hxWbptHBuzmhWw28tCDCA 9. Chapstick Classic Original https://rstyle.me/+ZpDIhT-DrRLm68irVyrLLw
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