In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray chat with body actor, Misty Rosas, who recently brought the character of Kuiil to life on The Mandalorian. Misty first started her career as a gymnast, working to stay flexible and dynamic. She also spent time working as a dancer. As luck would have it, being a few inches shy of five feet tall, she learned she could play characters at Disneyland. She rapidly began to grow her craft as a character performance artist. One of her first block buster rolls was playing the ape in Congo. When the chance came to audition for Kuiil, she jumped at it. That role has opened up new opportunities for Misty, including a chance to do more acting outside of the body costumes. While continuing her acting career, Misty is also an accomplished pop singer, working on her music between gigs. She is a talented performer on multiple levels and she has really only just begun to hit her stride.
After the interview, Walt was once again forced to review a film selected by the listeners in The Wilder Ride LIsteners Group on Facebook. After the painful review, Alan and Walt each shared a pair of crazy news stories from the past week. Then, Misty joined the guys as they jumped into their entertainment segment.
Walt highly recommends Wind River starring Jeremy Renner. He also enjoyed watching the documentary, If I Leave Here Tomorrow about Lynyrd Skynyrd. Alan just saw RUSH Cinema Strangiato at the movies and loved every second. He rewatched Dances with Wolves and Tombstone, two fantastic Westerns. Alan is also hooked on the YouTube channels Ashleigh Burton and The Daily Doug. Misty is really liking the Apple TV show, Ted Lasso. She also likes The Leftovers and the documentary, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? about the BeeGees.
Walt continues to plow through the book, “Don’t Make Me Pull Over.” Alan is knee-deep in news and the history of Bartow County for a video project he is producing. Misty is reading, “The Alchemist,” “The Four Agreements,” and has just ordered, “Atlas of the Heart.”
Walt suggests the podcast, Team Never Quit. He also loves the show, In the Red Clay. Walt also planned to listen to WTF with Mark Maron interviewing Steve Buscemi. Alan, in honor of the Rush show recently published, has been listening to the albums, Moving Pictures, Hold Your Fire and Hemispheres. He also is keeping up with the podcasts, The Great Escape Minute, Radio Labyrinth and 60MW Podcast. As he closed, Alan mentioned being the voice artist for a series of short stories starring Pig Newton and Ewe N. McGregor. Misty is diving into the Foo Fighters album, “Hail Satin.” She is also spending a lot of time diving into her own music.
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