Best of 2012 – Most memorable celebrity interviews

As 2012 comes to an end (and not the way the Mayans had hoped), we thought it would be nice to take a look back at some of the best content HoboTrashcan had to offer.

Today, we bring you 10 of the most celebrity interviews from the site.

One on One with Alison Brie
Anyone who has seen her play Annie Edison on Community knows Alison Brie can do comedy. Anyone who has seen her play Trudy Campbell on Mad Men knows she can also do drama. But this past April at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, those in attendance discovered that Brie can also sing. We caught up with Brie moments before the show to talk with her about her newfound singing career, her adoring fans and her roles on two of the most beloved cult shows on television.

One on One with Matt Smith
He’s faced Daleks, Cybermen and the Silence, but this season The Doctor faced one of his greatest challenges – saying goodbye to Amy and Rory. The eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, described the five-episode arc as “the fall of the Ponds.” We caught up with Smith at BBC America’s offices before the premiere of “Asylum of the Daleks” at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City to talk about the new season, his love of New York City and his secret desire to see The Doctor swinging from trees with Tarzan.

One on One with Karen Gillan
Amelia Pond is the girl who waited for years for her “imaginary” friend The Doctor to return. After finally being reunited with him and going on a series of wild adventures and squaring off against Weeping Angels, Daleks and The Silence, this year was time for Amy to say goodbye and to return to her quiet life with her husband, Rory. We caught up with Karen Gillan, who plays Amy Pond on Doctor Who, at BBC America’s offices before the premiere of “Asylum of the Daleks” at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City to talk about the many on-screen deaths of Rory, her love of Inspector Spacetime and the real life River Song.

One on One with Jason Isaacs
From playing one of Voldemort’s underlings to a soldier on the wrong side of the Revolutionary War, Jason Isaacs is no stranger to no-win situations. But perhaps no character he’s played has been trapped in such a tragic circumstance as Awake‘s Michael Britten, a homicide detective living in two worlds, one where his wife is still alive and the other where his son is still alive. Chances are, one of these worlds isn’t real, but accepting that fact means losing someone he loves forever. We talked to Isaacs about Awake, the Harry Potter franchise and his habit of stealing skateboards from teenagers on the boardwalk.

One on One with Margo Martindale
Of all the villains that Stetson-sporting U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens has squared off against on Justified, none have been as fascinating, brilliant or unnerving as Mags Bennett. Margo Martindale came into the show in season two and, like a true force of nature, completely dominated the series, eventually earning an Emmy for the role. We sat down with Martindale to discuss her award-winning role, her experience working with Clint Eastwood and life after Justified. It’s a chat as pleasant as one of Mags’ Apple Pies.

One on One with Aisha Tyler
When looking to cast the intelligent and sexy superspy Lana Kane on the brilliant FX comedy Archer, Aisha Tyler seems like such an obvious choice. We caught up with Tyler in January to discuss her roots in stand up, her enduring role on Friends and life as a superspy on one of the funniest shows on television.

One on One with Raymond J. Barry
Saying Raylan Givens has daddy issues is a vast understatement. Raylan’s father is a criminal who works with the man Raylan is trying to apprehend, Boyd Crowder. Season three’s finale made it abundantly clear that Arlo Givens has chosen Boyd over Raylan. Arlo now views Boyd as his only family. Playing Arlo on Justified is Raymond J. Barry, an accomplished stage actor and former standout athlete. We talked to Barry about last night’s finale, his work in the theatre and the Fosbury Flop.

One on One with Amber Nash
Even spies have to deal with the Human Resource Department. On Archer, the ISIS crew is stuck dealing with Pam Poovey, a rotund, dolphin puppet-wielding gossip. Luckily, while Pam herself isn’t much fun to be around, Amber Nash, who voices the outlandish character, couldn’t be nicer and more pleasant to deal with.

One on One with John K
For years, John Kricfalusi fought the “factory system” in animation. From his time at Filmation Associates and DiC Entertainment to his work on the revolutionary Mighty Mouse remake and the creation of his own hit show Ren and Stimpy for Nickelodeon, John K has looked for a way to make beautiful and original cartoons for studios that want to churn out animation quickly and cheaply. Thanks to the Internet, John K is now being given a chance to make cartoons the way he’s always wanted to make them.

One on One with Billy West, Pt. I
To say Billy West has had an eclectic career would be an understatement. From playing in rock bands to being a noted radio personality to doing voice work for Space Jam, Ren and Stimpy and Futurama, West has made a living off of his impressive pipes. We recently talked to him about his career and his personal struggles. This is part one of that interview, in which he talks about playing Bugs Bunny, working with Howard Stern and creating the distinct voices of Fry, Zoidberg and Zapp Brannigan.

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