Oct 14, 2019
Thirty years after they graduated from high school together, screenwriter David T. Wagner and Christy reconnect for the latest A La Carte interview. They go back to the beginning in Woodland Hills, Calif., and how he lived what he calls “a double life” as a child actor, which included being the 1984 “Jr. Star Search” vocal champion and providing the voice of Linus in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” And of course, they discuss the many movies he’s co-written, including “Van Wilder” (which put Ryan Reynolds on the map), “On the Line” with Lance Bass and Joey Fatone during peak ‘N Sync, and “The Girl Next Door” with Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert. (David also has some fun reading Christy's reviews of his work back to her and making her squirm.) And they explore “Joker” director Todd Phillips’ comments about how it’s hard to make comedies in what he calls “woke culture.” This was a really fun one — hope you enjoy.