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Alison Brie reveals her role in Spielberg’s ‘The Papers’

Larry King NowJun 30 '17

Alison Brie reveals that she’s playing Lally Weymouth – daughter of Katharine Graham, being portrayed by Meryl Streep – in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Pentagon Papers movie, ‘The Papers.’

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Larry King: And you’re going to be in Steven Spielberg's movie about the pentagon papers?

Alison Brie:Yeah.

Larry King: I interviewed all the people involved in that.

Alison Brie: I should pick your brain after this.

Larry King: Who are you going to play?

Alison Brie: Um, I play Lally Weymouth -Katherine Graham's daughter.

Larry King: Knew her well. I know her well. Knew Katherine Graham well.

Alison Brie: Oh my gosh. The pressure!

Larry King: I was with Lally Weymouth at five or six New Year's Eve at Katherine Graham’s house.

Alison Brie: Oh wow! I heard they were great parties.

Larry King:They were the best. I danced with Colin Powell.

Alison Brie: Oh my gosh! ( laughs)

Larry King: Me and Colin…What was... Did you audition for Steven?

Alison Brie: I did, yes. I went in for an amazing casting director Ellen Louis, in New York. Well so I didn’t audition directly for Steven. I audition for Ellen Louis on tape, and she couldn’t have been lovelier. I read for two different roles in the film, and a week later I got a call that I had a meeting set with Steven Spielberg; which was a very unreal phone call, sort of like a dream experience, and I went in and met with Steven and he couldn't have been lovelier. I was very nervous.

Larry King: Did Lally Weymouth play a significant part in the pentagon papers? Weknow of her.

Alison Brie: You know, I think she was a source of support and encouragement for her mother at the time. And that’s what’s reflected in the film.

Larry King: Who plays Katherine Graham? Meryll Streep?

Alison Brie: Yeah.

Larry King: Wow, and who does Tom Hanks play?

Alison Brie: He plays Ben Bradlee, the Editor and Chief.

Larry King: One of my closest friends. Wow.

Alison Brie: Wow!

Larry King: Where are they shooting?

Alison Brie: We’re shooting in New York.

Larry King: Not in Washington?

Alison Brie: No, because it’s a lot of interiors. I’m sure they’ll shoot some exteriors in Washington. It’s a lot of movie magic in play here.

Larry King: That should be great. It’s going to be called ‘The Pentagon Papers’?

Alison Brie: It’s called ‘The Papers’.

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