April 19, 2023

History Lessons from Hollywood

by Not Past It

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What happens when writers, producers, and actors recreate history for the silver screen? For our 100th episode, we wanted to find out. So we called up actress and activist Q’orianka Kilcher, who has portrayed a bunch of historical figures— like Pocahontas and Princess Ka’iulani of Hawai’i. On the show, Q’orianka tells us what it takes to play a real-life person and how portraying moments from history changes her relationship to it.

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