Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin

WNYC Studios

Here’s The Thing is a series of intimate and honest conversations hosted by Alec Baldwin.  Alec talks with artists, policy makers and performers – to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work.

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Last month, as our listeners know, Debbie Reynolds died on December 28th - one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died, on December 27th. Alec talked to Debbie Reynolds over three years ago for Here's The Thing. We always hoped he would sit down with Carrie too - perhaps with her mother. Sadly, this will never happen. But as a tribute to both women, we are giving listeners a chance to relisten to Alec's conversation with Debbie Reynolds - a woman with over 6 decades of experience in show business. She talks to Alec about her big break in Singing in the Rain. "I slept in my dressing room," recalls Reynolds. "I didn't take any days off because I'd practice on Saturday and Sunday." Reynolds went on to appear in Tammy and the Bachelor, The Unsinkable Molly Brown--and more recently, Mother. Reynolds talks about working with different directors and says she's not one to hold a grudge, but warns that she does have a memory like an elephant.