The Conversation: Zoe Saldana, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Fonda, Sarah Silverman
The last thing I watched on Lifetime Network was probably late night Golden Girls re-runs. However, while bored with my other program choices last night, I decided to watch this show entitled “7 Days of Sex”…this show is about couples who try to rekindle their love by having sex for 7 straight days. Although my boyfriend and I don’t have any problems in this department, I found the show interesting. During this program, I kept seeing commercials for the up-coming series premiere of a show called “The Conversation” with Amanda de Cadenet, which would be premiering next. While I really had no interest to continue watching Lifetime, I noticed this program was an intimate sit-down with a few celebrities that I personally enjoy; Zoe Saldana, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Fonda, & Sarah Silverman. I decided to give this woman (whom I have never heard of) Amanda an hour of my life to see what was going to be discussed with these women. To my surprise, I may have found a new show to tune into every week; the interviews were intimate, interesting, and very humorous. More importantly, it was good to hear these women keep it a hundred while discussing topics such as love, careers, overcoming a significant loss, feminism, and just life in general.
Check out some excerpts from each of the sit-down interviews featured in this episode:
Jane Fonda: “Til death do us part has a whole different meaning now. Is the same man that you’re with during the family parenting years the same one you want to spend in the middle of the life and the one at the end? Not everyone can do that…I just finished writing a book about aging and I interviewed a lot of people who have been married sixty years…there were a lot of common threads: Humor; Sexual compatibility, sensuality is like the glue that can hold them together through the rough times; common interests, obviously; and the ability to know what you want and let go of the things that you don’t want…”
Gwyneth Paltrow: “…That’s what my dad’s death has been for me. I realized that nobody is going to be able to take away my problems… it has to be me. I have to love myself more than anybody else, I have to take care of myself, I have to find the answer…”
Sarah Silverman: “It’s really sad to me; so many women…they let go of what, of who they are, for a relationship… I think it often happens, and I am not innocent of this, that you’re this strong, independent woman, then you meet the love of your life, and he’s attracted to you because you are this strong and independent woman but somehow lost in the years of that relationship you don’t know what phone service you use anymore, and you become this atrophied shell and a relationship can fall apart and you’re responsible for that; you’re responsible for your own happiness.”
Zoe Saldana: “Buy yourself a pair of titties… I heard someone tell me this once, and you know what, they were absolutely right. And it hit me… why not? Buy yourself a pair of titties… the same way an old man who’s having a mid life crisis can buy a Porsche and date a 17 year old, I can buy myself a pair and be the sexiest soccer mom you have ever seen…why not? As long as you are doing it for reasons balanced for you…There’s no one on this earth the can tell you what you are feeling is wrong…”
Watch the first episode of The Conversation by clicking HERE
Check out the site for the show HERE … and tune in next Thursday at 11pm to watch the second episode, which will feature the likes of Lady Gaga and others.