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Austin Butler & Janelle Monáe | Actors on Actors

  • Published on Dec 10, 2022 veröffentlicht
  • Warning: Spoilers for 'Glass Onion' at the 10-minute mark
    In their Actors on Actors conversation Austin Butler and Janelle Monáe talk about what it takes to perform music as opposed to acting. Butler explains how he prepared three years for the role of Elvis Presley, while Monáe appreciates how her role in 'Glass Onion' was outside her normal range.
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  • Marissa Bowman
    Marissa Bowman 3 months ago +1814

    Their voices literally feel like bedtime story omg this is so soothing

  • Hugo Patino-Cano
    Hugo Patino-Cano 3 months ago +2128

    This interview is so calm it’s like an ASMR session

  • Britt
    Britt 3 months ago +2779

    Austin and Janelle are so comforting and a breath of fresh air to listen to. This conversation was so beautiful.

    • Nebo
      Nebo 2 months ago

      And she looks great, always done up for someone who all of a sudden claims she is non binary

    • miss tocoa
      miss tocoa 3 months ago +2

      Agreed easy to watch

    • Eden Newsome
      Eden Newsome 3 months ago

      Yesss! I I wish it was longer!😏♥️🤭

    • Asset , Accounts , Tax Manager
      Asset , Accounts , Tax Manager 3 months ago

      @Janelle can I offer you my services

  • Natalie Zayas-Bazan
    Natalie Zayas-Bazan 3 months ago +1596

    Two of the nicest people. Met Austin at an industry screening of ‘Elvis’ and said I had been a fan since ‘switched at birth’ because I’m disabled. He was so kind and when I saw him at another event a few weeks later, he jumped off stage just to say hi to me. Janelle was the only actress at a glass onion screening to come over.

    • Natalie Zayas-Bazan
      Natalie Zayas-Bazan 7 days ago

      @Khushi Shah. I’m in a guild. I’m a video editor screenwriter.

    • Ed M
      Ed M 8 days ago +1

      Her work is so edgy that it is to nice to hear she is down to earth. Thank you for sharing.

    • Khushi Shah.
      Khushi Shah. Month ago

      Oh that's so cool. Also, how do you get into industry screenings of films ? Help a buddy out.

    • Daniel
      Daniel 2 months ago


    • Heather Maxwell
      Heather Maxwell 2 months ago +1

      That says a lot about both of them and how they were raised.

  • khushan nehra
    khushan nehra 3 months ago +2031

    This should have been at least two hours long. I can listen to Austin and Janelle all day, they're so well spoken and eloquent.

    • care
      care 21 day ago

      @Chase L are you commenting this to everyone?

    • khushan nehra
      khushan nehra Month ago +1

      @ProVaxxer Well it's your opinion and I respect that. Austin is pretty eloquent though, you won't deny that

    • ProVaxxer
      ProVaxxer Month ago +2

      She's not very eloquent, she literally asks questions and then answers them herself with no class. Not hating, just observing. She's still very likable and lovely.

  • D Louise
    D Louise 3 months ago +1784

    Austin asked her such thoughtful questions. You can feel his respect and genuine interest in her.

    • ellie
      ellie 2 months ago

      @Ash Lee Can I wrote a response to you but Clip-Share deleted it. In essence - you got the wrong end of the stick. I am not a gay woman, I'm a straight woman and black also. I don't fantasise about janelle - I'm here because of Knives Out 2 but
      I'm not even a fan. There's a big difference between me (a minority) saying something on youtube and men (who run the planet) accosting and harassing women in real life. My entire comments have been about boys and men being problematic. Were I able to choose (I'm not), I would choose female.

  • kimberley williams
    kimberley williams 3 months ago +874

    It's official, I need a movie with them together.

  • Naomi 823
    Naomi 823 3 months ago +867

    It’s so incredible hearing Janelle’a thoughts on Elvis and the importance of acknowledging black musicians being the originals, they’re always so eloquent and wise I love her 😭 and Austin too he’s amazing and seems so genuine 😭😭😭

    • Jonathan
      Jonathan 5 days ago

      ​@KIRSTY-MARIE So you know more about his story than his family? Stop lying.

    • onyx081
      onyx081 2 months ago +1

      @CJM Yeah, keep lying to yourself. Whatever helps you sleep at night.

    • KobraThaDon
      KobraThaDon 3 months ago +2

      @KIRSTY-MARIE That didn't matter the fact was that woman was blocked of making success cause of her color. And it's not just hound dog it's other songs he or his circle took let's call it was it was. Elvis took advantage of the fact African Americans musicians was not allowed to be heard on the radio.
      So imo still a thief and false king

  • Ife Diran
    Ife Diran 3 months ago +944

    Can we take a minute to acknowledge the deliciousness of Austin butler's voice? My heart fluttered every time he spoke

    • Ife Diran
      Ife Diran 3 months ago

      @Mallory Newcomb 🤣🤣🤣

    • Mallory Newcomb
      Mallory Newcomb 3 months ago

      Oh honey there’s no lack of acknowledgment for that beautiful voice but yes we can talk about it :)

    • Evelyn Mashele
      Evelyn Mashele 3 months ago

      Yoh... u can say that again

    • Captain Waffles
      Captain Waffles 3 months ago +1

      @T A Its not his natural voice

    • miss tocoa
      miss tocoa 3 months ago +1

      Literally delicious

  • Don Morales
    Don Morales 3 months ago +2111

    If Austin didn't take her to Disneyland, then we RIOT

    • Katherine Braxton
      Katherine Braxton 3 months ago +1

      I was like take me to Disneyland caller!!!💯🌪🖤❤🏍💋

    • ~CloudyxSarah~
      ~CloudyxSarah~ 3 months ago +1

      @mali me either but I'm only 14 so you never know what could happen

    • MrX13
      MrX13 3 months ago +24

      Austin and Janelle interview p2 at Disneyland!

    • mali
      mali 3 months ago +1

      I’ve never been there either 😢

    • Deborah Chukwuedo
      Deborah Chukwuedo 3 months ago +2


  • Mo Mi
    Mo Mi 3 months ago +355

    Both their voices are hypnotizing.

  • Nancy
    Nancy 3 months ago +612

    Austin Butler was my first ever on screen crush, after I saw him in Zoey 101. It is so insane that we get to witness these former child actors like Austin and Zendaya transforming into acclaimed Hollywood stars. I feel like I’ve grown up with them 😢

    • Taeee
      Taeee 20 days ago

      I knew I remembered him from somewhere 😭

    • Lisa H
      Lisa H 3 months ago +2

      @Willy Wonka Slow and steady wins the race. He didn't race into the lead roles. Had time to become a better actor.

    • Asset , Accounts , Tax Manager
      Asset , Accounts , Tax Manager 3 months ago

      @Elicia Ellis will you Hire Me I Always be you Happy

    • Elicia Ellis
      Elicia Ellis 3 months ago

      @Asset , Accounts , Tax Manager QUIT IT GENIUS!

    • Osman Yousif
      Osman Yousif 3 months ago +4

      He’s going to be in the Dune sequel as well….

  • pureb
    pureb 3 months ago +1035

    She always wears the most unusual outfits. This outfit and earrings are amazing. I feel like this is the first AoA session where both actors are actually listening to what the other person is saying and not talking over each other or interrupting each other all the time. His charisma oozes from the screen.

    • Look How She Ate That
      Look How She Ate That 2 months ago +2

      You should check out her Metropolis EP and (pretty acclaimed) Archandroid album. She's been making music for a good 15 ish years and created a whole afrofuturistic universe around it.

    • miss tocoa
      miss tocoa 3 months ago +2

      She looks exquisite 🤌🏾I can't stop looking at earrings. Everything is perfect.

    • Mari G.
      Mari G. 3 months ago +1

      @Tiyana Ford i agree, this one and the shia + kristen ones are my favorites.

    • Tiyana Ford
      Tiyana Ford 3 months ago +2

      @CorCor Shia and Kirsten Stewart is another good AoA video to watch and I know what you mean I tried watching the J.Lo and Robert Pattinson one but J.Lo kept interrupting Rob and was rude a bit.

    • Tiyana Ford
      Tiyana Ford 3 months ago +4

      Yes! another good one was AoA Kristen Stewart and Shia Labeouf he was very kind to her and made pushed her out her comfort zone without being disrespectful about it, he was respectful and asked her genuine questions about herself, her life, and her recent movie she had done.

  • Aysia Harris
    Aysia Harris 3 months ago +497

    This interview was amazing. You could tell they were both comfortable with eachother and they were each invested in what the other had to say. The questions were on point, the chemistry was there (I felt like they were on a date lowkey lol so much chemistry) it was nice hearing about their personal journeys with acting, relationships with their directors and how they prepare for roles. Very nice pairing!

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      Asset , Accounts , Tax Manager 3 months ago +1

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    • Pedal Love
      Pedal Love 3 months ago +39

      Amen! And the chemistry is off the charts. Imagine them in a romantic comedy together, or a thriller, or...

    • Priscila Junger
      Priscila Junger 3 months ago +8

      I feel the same.

  • surprise me
    surprise me 3 months ago +343

    I absolutely loved this interview with Austin and Janelle! They both are so wonderful to listen to and their diverse backgrounds growing up. Austin comes across as a gentle soul and I couldn't take my eyes of this interview. Fantastic interview!!!!

  • giogiorabbit
    giogiorabbit 3 months ago +625

    His voice is so soothing. I could listen to him all day long.

    • Alyssa
      Alyssa 3 months ago

      All. Day.

    • mymy
      mymy 3 months ago +3

      I'm from Orange County and was SHOCKED when he said he 's from Anaheim! Wow, Elvis really took over his "accent"!

    • Trust No one
      Trust No one 3 months ago +1

      No, it's yaaaassssssss lol

    • giogiorabbit
      giogiorabbit 3 months ago +15

      @Luuk Hulsman yes

    • Luuk Hulsman
      Luuk Hulsman 3 months ago +36

      Hers too.

  • Bethany Henderson
    Bethany Henderson 3 months ago +193

    I wish this was longer, they speak so beautifully together and it was so calming to listen to. one of the best in my opinion.

  • Avus
    Avus 3 months ago +766

    Crazy that his voice still sounds somewhat like Elvis. The vocal training must have been really intense

    • Karen Nyere
      Karen Nyere 2 months ago

      Two years isolated in Australia.

    • makeupbyabird
      makeupbyabird 3 months ago +6

      He trained for a year And a half for this role! No wonder his voice changed! Also he’s in his 30’s now so his voice has definitely gotten deeper

    • Lilyscraps
      Lilyscraps 3 months ago +2

      @Mercedes Cortez I'm obsessing in a good way. Trust.

    • cryforthemoon
      cryforthemoon 3 months ago +5

      Maybe he feels more grounded in that voice. He can keep it all he wants imo.

  • Jaki Kackert
    Jaki Kackert 3 months ago +303

    What a fabulous interview! They were both completely present throughout the entire interview and so respectful of each other. And they both did their homework. Great connection between the two of them. I could watch hours of them talking.❤

  • Heather Maxwell
    Heather Maxwell 2 months ago +16

    Such obvious mutual respect, genuine interest, and chemistry between these 2... we need them acting in a project together! 🙌

  • Aysia Harris
    Aysia Harris 3 months ago +276

    I also loved that Janelle mentioned that she had to find her own style in music as an entertainer. She’s definitely Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill and Prince in one, she’s such a class act and a talented musician ❤

    • They Should Have Never Given Me Internet
      They Should Have Never Given Me Internet 2 months ago

      @Theto M it doesn't make her huge ego suddenly somehow smaller. I'm not sure what you are trying to proof. Prince and these other artists mentioned are on a whole other level give me a break.

    • Theto M
      Theto M 2 months ago

      @They Should Have Never Given Me Internet I hope you know that she and Prince were friends and collabed and her last 3 albums have been well received by critics...

    • Danny
      Danny 2 months ago +1

      Hahahaha she isn't, get real for F sake

    • They Should Have Never Given Me Internet
      They Should Have Never Given Me Internet 3 months ago +3

      yeah let's insult Wonder, Hill and Prince in one fell swoop. As if she's really that big of a star, composer or musician. Come on now. This is just that special brand of super rabid fandom. And they wonder why people say this level of illogical 'sucking up' is for children and the child-like.

    • xty070
      xty070 3 months ago +1

      @DaVinci Brown lol

    THE REAL LG 3 months ago +200

    *What an interesting duo that I never thought I needed. Both underrated from the start but great actors.*

  • Jemmy Barrera
    Jemmy Barrera 2 months ago +12

    I never would have thought to put these two together, but whoever did was a genius ! Not only are they both insanely talented but also so beautiful! Their chemistry is *chef’s kiss*

  • Ultimate Sports Medicine

    Being a black woman born in 92, gotta admit I didn't know jack about Elvis. I finally watched the filmed and it blew me away. Anything I did, hear or thought i knew was wrong. I am glad I took the time to watch the film, it was phenomenal!!! Austin was phenomenal!! What a beautiful tribute to Elvis!!! Always great to see my girl Janelle, in any and everything :) !!!!

  • IndieRockerHippy
    IndieRockerHippy 3 months ago +374

    Austin always mentions being shy and awkward and yet he always looks so relaxed and at ease. I need to know his secret!

    • osimeon00
      osimeon00 3 months ago

      It's called getting in shape. Happens to every guy who puts in the work.

    • Kino D
      Kino D 3 months ago +2

      @IndieRockerHippy do it brotherrrr😤 for all the introverts out there. We give you the power and we're backing you

    • IndieRockerHippy
      IndieRockerHippy 3 months ago

      @Kino D New Year's eve!

    • Priscilla Joseph
      Priscilla Joseph 3 months ago +3

      It's all about like, channeling yourself through that fear and powering through it. It's incredible because I feel like all of us here in the comments and replies can relate to being shy/having anxiety but when there are moments that comes when you power through them, it doesn't necessarily mean that the fear or anxiety or shyness is gone, but you're braving through it to get the job done. And you remind yourself of why you do what you do :)

  • Katie Pooh
    Katie Pooh 3 months ago +145

    As a former theater kid and a vocal coach I absolutely love these two and their convos!! I could listen to them talk all day!!!

  • M. Gustave
    M. Gustave 3 months ago +95

    seeing Austin Butler be successful and on his way to an Oscar nom (and maybe a win!) just hits different because I feel like I've been watching him my whole life, he would make an appearance on all of my favourite childhood shows 😂

  • Abby Button
    Abby Button 3 months ago +108

    I love how much they relate to each other and have the exact same experiences in acting, I loved this conversation

  • Aryka Chrystana
    Aryka Chrystana 3 months ago +30

    His voice purred this entire interview 😭Whoever let him record this in his bedroom voice, y’all knew what y’all were doing

  • the garlic knotz
    the garlic knotz 3 months ago +87

    this was a phenomenal pairing, you can tell they have mutual admiration for one another

  • bashavusta
    bashavusta 3 months ago +168

    he is such a sponge, u can tell he really listens and absorbs information. he will only get better and go so much farther in his career this way. he will be tom cruise brad pitt status 🔥

    • bmags
      bmags 3 months ago +3


  • Bella Soares
    Bella Soares 3 months ago +105

    What an amazing conversation! Janelle was the star in Glass Onion and Austin did an amazing job as Elvis.

  • Jenna Malone
    Jenna Malone 3 months ago +61

    This was a lovely pairing. They seemed very comfortable with each other. It was a great conversation. Would love to see them work together some day.

  • Sarah Gordino
    Sarah Gordino 3 months ago +71

    LOVEEEEE Janelle Monae. Also, i'm rooting for Austin. He's campaigning so hard for that Oscar and I wouldn't have it any other way. He gave the performance of a lifetime as Elvis. Hats off to the producers of Actors on Actors for putting them together.

    • Asset , Accounts , Tax Manager
      Asset , Accounts , Tax Manager 3 months ago

      Can you give me A Chance I Care you always

    • Sarah Gordino
      Sarah Gordino 3 months ago +5

      I'd really like to get a part 2 of this conversation where they speak about spirituality, gender, music and insecurity.

  • Kisha Callwood
    Kisha Callwood 3 months ago +62

    Love Janelle Monae so much!!!!! She is the epitome of what it means to be an ICON.

    • Kristine Maitland
      Kristine Maitland 28 days ago +1

      @The Saint ST1 She may not be an icon but she is definitely an artist from vocalist to dancer to songwriter to innovator (as seen in Archandroid) to actor.

    • The Saint ST1
      The Saint ST1 2 months ago +1

      Hasn’t done enough to be considered an ICON…….. yet

  • Claire Maher
    Claire Maher 2 months ago +11

    I do love that Janelle is leaning in to him, she’s invested. And also, the chemistry is undeniable…get them in a film together.

  • Katherine Braxton
    Katherine Braxton 3 months ago +17

    I love Austin and Janelle's chemistry. Their interview exchanges were more like two people sitting on a couch getting to know one another over a cup of cappuccino. 🥰💯❤💋🖤🌪

  • Debra Banckaert
    Debra Banckaert 2 months ago +7

    This was such an introspective interview with both actors. It’s beautiful to see their mutual respect, support and admiration for each other. They’re inquisitive and learning from each other. He’s such a gentleman and she’s such a lady! Fantastic interview of Austin and Janelle! Thank you! ❤🤩❤️✌🏻🎵🎬👏🏻

  • Princefanforver
    Princefanforver 3 months ago +59

    So bummed when this was over. This was so good and they are both hip, gorgeous, and terrific actors! Yeah, we need a part two of this!

  • Kyara Robinson
    Kyara Robinson 3 months ago +61

    they both have such charisma and charm and it makes this conversation really rich and in depth it doesn't feel overpowered by either of them. and of course, they're both so attractive!

  • wouldbealex
    wouldbealex 3 months ago +149

    Janelle Monáe has been part of my journey for a lot of years. It was really great to hear some of the depth of her experiences and processes. I didn't know of Austin Butler until the Elvis movie. One of the comments Ms. Monáe made about the artists and souls that influenced Elvis the person was definitely evident in that movie. Also, the movie didn't focus so much on the soap opera life portrayed in media as I was growing up but, rather, the choices Elvis had to make. I didn't think I'd ever dislike a Tom Hanks character. Watching this film, I did. That was heartbreaking. So was Elvis's life.

  • sharra mad
    sharra mad 3 months ago +77

    How can any normal person contain themselves throughout this whole interview😍 this was too good!

  • Daisy Nicole
    Daisy Nicole 3 months ago +34

    I literally wasn’t sure I was ready to watch this yet, but the way they communicate and how calm the vibe that this entire interview gave off, I love it! I love it so much!

  • Andy Roo
    Andy Roo 3 months ago +44

    Janelle Monae is always so beautiful. She is so unique. Austin Butler gives off Brad Pitt vibes to the max!

  • Livin Life With La
    Livin Life With La 3 months ago +19

    Unbelievable chemistry, I just want to see more of them now lol

  • Kar
    Kar 3 months ago +48

    Janelle needs her own Barbara Walters type show. She is a spectacular interviewer. It is so nice to see Austin get this credit.

    • Ultimate Sports Medicine
      Ultimate Sports Medicine Month ago

      @I. I right, she is the star!!! Not the person interviewing the star. It has been a long time coming, she deserves every minute of her shine!!!!

    • I. I
      I. I 2 months ago +2

      No stop reducing black women to being interviewers

  • austin.butler.appreciation
    austin.butler.appreciation 3 months ago +100

    This is such a great discussion. Im so glad they talked about church, and music in church. Both had Christian upbringing, and this is so beautiful.

    • Mallory Newcomb
      Mallory Newcomb 3 months ago

      Yasss I knew Aus was a Christian because he brought Vanessa to church but otherwise he’s just been this lovely and kind soul who has not said much about his religious beliefs so I am PUMPED to go watch the rest of this!!!

  • John Williamson
    John Williamson 3 months ago +43

    Austin has **THE** coolest and most soothing voice of anyone working in Hollywood right now. He exudes the same cool that Elvis himself did.

    • Miss J
      Miss J 3 months ago +1

      His voice is also kinda reminiscent of Johnny Depp..unless Johnny Depp was copying Elvis' voice..

  • karen johnstone
    karen johnstone 3 months ago +16

    They have a lovely chemistry-I hope they will be in a film together sometime. Really enjoyed their conversation about their art, their their inspiration and the respect they have for themselves and each other.

  • Jasmine Wiley
    Jasmine Wiley 3 months ago +42

    Its the energy between them.... like wow I cant imagine what the connection and energy feels like in that room! its the way he's just genuinely present with her and so engaged and fascinated. I'm saying it right now on Beyoncé internet that I wouldn't be surprised if they started casually dating or we see her at Disney World with him ahh I'm here for it!

  • T Peyton
    T Peyton 3 months ago +52

    He looks at her with such admiration like he’s an honest fan, it might just be that charming smile of his though

    • Rachel Lerman
      Rachel Lerman 3 months ago +13

      His dancing in public at her Coachella gig sounded like a BIG deal to him.

  • Rosalind Hicks-Bowles
    Rosalind Hicks-Bowles 3 months ago +171

    OK, Austin and Janelle need to do a movie together.

  • Your Goblin Secretary
    Your Goblin Secretary 3 months ago +268

    It was diabolical of Variety to put two of the hottest people on earth in a room together like this. I have never felt uglier in my life.

    • G. Mkhize
      G. Mkhize 24 days ago

      bwahahaha lmao

    • Tessy
      Tessy 2 months ago +1

      @Your Goblin Secretary spot on.

    • Danny
      Danny 2 months ago

      @Rico Soprano LMAO seriously mate, how old are you.

    • Rico Soprano
      Rico Soprano 2 months ago +5

      @Your Goblin Secretary exactly

  • Tina Luciano
    Tina Luciano 3 months ago +20

    OMG! I second everything everyone is saying. This is so EPIC! I've enjoyed some other Actors on Actors but this one is too phenomenal for words!!! Something sooooo charismatic and charming about them both, and both so genuine with their soothing voices!! They admire and respect each other. THEY ARE BOTH SO PRESENT! It felt like they were best friends or on a date at the same time. LOL!! Need an acting or music project with these two STAT!!!

    DADDY CHAD💪🏻 3 months ago +31

    Wow this was THE MOST perfect conversation between actors I've ever seen. Just honestly wow 👏 so engaged and so soothing. Perfect!

  • Deanna Dugas
    Deanna Dugas Month ago +2

    Austin, to be clear, what you were feeling when you were listening to that Gospel Choir was not just the music moving you, but the freedom of true worship and the Holy Ghost. There’s nothing like it!
    You were phenomenal in the role of Elvis. I have watched so many reviews and listened to you on so many talk show/interviews. It seems like this was an opportunity of a lifetime, not just a role, and that you will be forever changed. That’s what Jesus does for us.
    I also love how humble you continue to remain through all of the media attention. Stay that way. Blessings!

  • siegbert brumm
    siegbert brumm 18 days ago +1

    OMG, the last 10minutes I just cried, bc this was so deeply touching my soul. You guys are perfect the way you are. Thanks for being such smart, soft-spoken, reflective, sweet souls!

  • HealThySelf & Thrive
    HealThySelf & Thrive 3 months ago +65

    I can only imagine what it's like to have the opportunity to sit down and just have a honest and chill conversation with both these beautiful humans. This was a treat

  • Ren Gabriél
    Ren Gabriél 3 months ago +7

    These two souls radiate such uplifting, positive energy! So great full to have witnessed this conversation.

  • JaneDiamond 551964
    JaneDiamond 551964 3 months ago +100

    This video is an early Christmas gift. 🎁 Austin is such an extraordinary young man. He's mesmerizing, talented and has a good soul.

    • Sirly Eelmets
      Sirly Eelmets 3 months ago +2

      YES, this is Christamas Gift 💝 for us. So nicely said!Thank You! All Best for You! 🤍💎🤍🌈✨

  • theplourde
    theplourde 3 months ago +58

    I’m so glad Big Momma Thornton, Sister Rosetta Thorpe and Mahalia Jackson got shout outs in Elvis.
    Such great singers but sadly so forgotten.

  • Nyasha Zimunhu
    Nyasha Zimunhu 3 months ago +12

    wow - they're both so vulnerable, honest with each other. love them!
    and they exude a beautiful energy
    great episode

  • Nya M
    Nya M 3 months ago +38

    I love that they truly seemed so curious about each other’s career and processes, it was great to see them get to know each other! Thanks for this pairing!!

  • Mariana Polanco
    Mariana Polanco 3 months ago +36

    I'm so glad for Austin. He's such an amazing guy and a very talented actor. He deserves the world ❤️

  • jpinx22
    jpinx22 3 months ago +29

    As everyone said, beautiful voices. But also the way they went back & forth SEAMLESSLY! Each askin a new question from the previous answer SO well. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  • Faith Dawson
    Faith Dawson 3 months ago +46

    Austin was one of my earliest crushes and to watch him flourish has been so special. Janelle is infectious in everything she does, her music and acting has been so special to watch throughout the years. Best actors on actors so far, thank you Variety!

    • Mallory Newcomb
      Mallory Newcomb 3 months ago +1

      I feel the same way he was one of my first celebrity crushes and he seems like an absolute sweetheart, so now I am just like “look at my baby go!” Like y’all need to protect him

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      Who’s That Chick 3 months ago


  • Chris C
    Chris C 3 months ago +41

    Loved this! Both Austin and Janelle are interesting, articulate, passionate and a joy to listen to.

  • Tiffany Lee
    Tiffany Lee 3 months ago +212

    Maybe it's just me, but these two had a pull to each other that was full of sexual attracton. Especially from Austin. Those eyes of his were saying so much. Their conversation flowed so effortlessly, and it was amazing how present and focused they were on each other. If they started dating, I'd be all for it.

    • miss tocoa
      miss tocoa 3 months ago +2

      I didn't get that vibe. I walked away thinking they both had respect and adoration for each other. Austin just sexy af ...he'd look at a broom like that 😀😀🤣lmfao

    • Oya Taurea
      Oya Taurea 3 months ago +6

      Its at 02:32 :)

    • chubbybunny
      chubbybunny 3 months ago

      @Oya Taurea time stamp. Neow

    • Oya Taurea
      Oya Taurea 3 months ago +4

      Did you all catch the lip bite? Sheesh!

  • Mia D'Avanza
    Mia D'Avanza 3 months ago +6

    One of the best interviews I’ve seen. Both Austin and Janelle are so engaged and real. Thank you both!

  • LadyJenevia
    LadyJenevia 3 months ago +69

    Two powerhouse performers from two of my favourite films of the year! What a great match-up! 🎙🔎

  • Wildly Snappin
    Wildly Snappin 3 months ago +36

    Austin absolutely killed it as Elvis I hope he wins an Oscar for that Legendary performance 💥🔥🔥🔥

    • aya baudelaire
      aya baudelaire 3 months ago

      @Get somebody else to do it 💀 i saw it 9 times at the cinema bc it was so good the acting the cinematography the costumes

    • Get somebody else to do it
      Get somebody else to do it 3 months ago +1

      I watched that long ass movie in the middle of the night because of him. It was really good!

  • Carlene Romain💗
    Carlene Romain💗 3 months ago +41

    This was a very interesting and cool interview. They seem so comfortable with each other and it flowed very naturally. I hope he does take her to Disney one day, she will light up like a light bulb. I saw two very intelligent people learning from each other and I saw a great friendship between them being formed. I enjoyed this and I thank you for sharing love😍❤️🙏🏾

  • Pattie Richards
    Pattie Richards 3 months ago +6

    Two insanely charismatic and creative people having a wonderful conversation.

  • A C
    A C 2 months ago +4

    They both have the most relaxing voices ever. I loved Janelle Monae in Glass Onion, I feel like it’s really her breakout role as a big actor, the phone should ring off the hook after this for more roles! Can’t wait to see what her new music sounds like because she is more free and you can feel it. I think every musical artist has to reach a stage where they relax and can say they’ve made it and don’t have to feel the pressure that fans won’t like them anymore.

  • Babalola Janet
    Babalola Janet 3 months ago +20

    I didn't want this to end, very interesting conversation. It was just so soothing to watch and hear them speak.

  • Josie Koznarek
    Josie Koznarek 2 months ago +5

    They're both such genuine fans of each other, what great energy, what a great pairing

  • Sophie At.
    Sophie At. 2 months ago +3

    He is so mesmerisizing ! The way he speaks , what he says , the way he decribes things and situations , his humbleness .... You just wanna listen to him with open ears and eyes without a single minute of disruption...

  • H. Patricia Blackshire
    H. Patricia Blackshire 3 months ago +14

    One of The BEST interviews this year in 2022! Austin and Janelle, please, please do another interview. Giving flowers to each other in person and to those who are no longer here -- PRICELESS! My favorite people!😊❤

  • DG31
    DG31 3 months ago +9

    Everyone is saying this is such a calm interview but I see this as two people genuinely talking to each other and experiencing each other’s presence.

  • Citric Crystalline
    Citric Crystalline 20 hours ago +1

    Archandroid is one of my top 5 favorite albums of allll time😩, it’s sooo powerful. It’s activating and inspiring Janelle, thank you. I grew up loving Elvis and seeing Austin channel that energy transfers his deep reverence and passion. We need people like this celebrated in the arts, well done!

  • Sandy J.
    Sandy J. 3 months ago +3

    I truly enjoyed watching this. There’s just about seeing artists talk to their peers about their process and experiences that’s so interesting and admirable.

  • Kiki Murray
    Kiki Murray 3 months ago +35

    Austin has come so far In his acting career im glad to be seeing people taking him seriously now

  • LaToya Superville
    LaToya Superville 2 months ago +5

    Their energy/ chemistry. Even if that was amazing acting, they need a movie together.

  • Heidiinphilly
    Heidiinphilly 3 months ago +13

    HUGE Janelle Monae fan here! I am blown away every time I see her on screen, especially her latest film, The Glass Onion, she was phenomenal. I loved how initially in the film her character was quiet, mysterious and even understated and then she emerged!
    Haven't seen Elvis yet, though adding it right now to my list.

  • Pedal Love
    Pedal Love 3 months ago +26

    Beautiful! Such a talented pair of people! Thank you. If there's a longer version, please share it soon!

  • Saida Ahmed
    Saida Ahmed 2 months ago +1

    I love both of these performers deeply. It was so soothing to watch them actually listening to each other rather than just listening in order to respond. 💜

  • Eboni J.
    Eboni J. 7 days ago

    This was such a joy to watch. I truly appreciate this conversation. It flowed so well. They were so engaged with each other. Then the eye contact. Such Beautiful Beings. And they happen to both be gorgeous.

  • Peter Productions
    Peter Productions 3 months ago +33

    Holy shit, I’m so glad we got these two together. I love them both so much, man… and they also just might be my new bi panic.

  • Van Flor
    Van Flor 3 months ago +18

    Love these 2 and their conversation is so insightful & inspiring 🥰❤️💯✨👏 Austin is so sincere & genuine with amazing questions 😍 he’s so handsome.. & Janelle is so beautiful & answers so eloquently & meaningful 🫠🥰 it’s so awesome they were paired together & were able to learn more from each other & really just have this amazing conversation 💯✨

  • Marcepan541
    Marcepan541 2 months ago +5

    They are so calm, peaceful and gentle. I could listen to them for hours! Such a beautiful souls

  • Basil86
    Basil86 3 months ago +11

    Great interview! Loved their chemistry! Elvis and Glass Onion, and in particular there performances were really good.

  • Jamie S
    Jamie S 2 months ago +1

    I got chills from listening to their conversations so beautiful. The connection between them is no one words to describe.

  • Lake P
    Lake P 3 months ago +9

    Wow, wow, and WOW-his level of CHILL, his steady gaze, and his VOICE!!!

  • Lou Smer
    Lou Smer 3 months ago +38

    She is the ELECTRIC LADY. I wish I could go into the future to see her amazing legacy in full

  • Lucy
    Lucy 3 months ago +54

    The duo I never thought I needed.

  • RJ Martin
    RJ Martin 3 months ago +26

    This was Uber cool watching this interview. The deep conversation between them on their roles is amazing. I love it!

  • Winter Soldier 111
    Winter Soldier 111 3 months ago +28

    Austin seems like a very old soul. ✨ that voice of his 💛

  • K G
    K G 3 months ago +4

    That was amazing.. So respectful so interesting and soothing. More with these two please..❤

  • Masha Mitchell
    Masha Mitchell 3 months ago +6

    Janelle is as close as a human can get to perfection. She is unbelievably beautiful.

  • Cynthia Santos
    Cynthia Santos 3 months ago +12

    Great interview! I love the fact that he's very animated and does not just sit still when he's talking. Love his hand moments when he's expressing himself.