Simon Rex – Episode 28

It’s the twenty-eighth episode of our intimate sit-down with some of Hollywood’s well-known actors and rising stars that just so happen to also be friends with On The List host Brett Gursky. This week’s guest Simon Rex joins Brett to talk all about his career as an actor and a musician, and the release of his brand new album “Palatial”. Simon discusses his rap alter ego Dirt Nasty– everything from how the idea was born to where the nickname came from. He gives Brett the inside scoop on the making of each of his albums, including the self-titled “Dirt Nasty”, the follow-up “Nasty As I Wanna Be”, and the latest- “Palatial” (which includes a track with his favorite artist Too Short). They discuss all of his songs and music videos, including “1980” and “I Can’t Dance (I’m Too Jewish)”. Then Simon takes Brett back to the beginning, to his days as an MTV VJ and how that evolved into an acting career (after an audition with Gus Van Sant & Matt Damon for “Good Will Hunting”). They discuss his memorable appearance on the TV show “Felicity”, as the guy who takes Felicity’s virginity, and how JJ Abrams chose him for that role. They also chat about his other TV shows and co-stars, including “Jack & Jill” with Amanda Peet & Ivan Sergei and “What I Like About You” with Amanda Bynes & Jennie Garth. Simon then shares behind-the-scenes stories from his films “Scary Movie 3” & “Scary Movie 4”, both directed by David Zucker, as well as “Superhero Movie” and his most recent film “Scary Movie 5” with Ashley Tisdale. Brett and Simon also talk about his strong social media presence on everything from Vine & Instagram to Twitter & Facebook. Follow him here: @DirtNasty. Download his new album here: PALATIAL

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