Carbon Chicago Executive Producer Gretchen Praeger Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Clint Eastwood, Kenan Thompson, and The Joker have in common? They’re all right here as Carbon Chicago Executive Producer Gretchen Praeger stops by SCREEN for a thoroughly entertaining round of Five Questions with SCREEN. Let’s get to it!

SCREEN: So Gretchen… Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?

GRETCHEN: When I was in elementary school my mom and I were seated next to Clint Eastwood in a small restaurant!

More recently… Carbon worked on Season 2 of Somebody Somewhere, and even though it wasn’t in person, it was fun to be on Zoom calls with Jay Duplass. I’ve been a fan for years.

Gretchen, this mashup of famous Clint Eastwood quotes is just for you!

SCREEN: What is your greatest fear?

GRETCHEN: Public speaking and spiders, in that order.

SCREEN: If you could be a contestant in any game show or reality TV competition in history, what would it be?

GRETCHEN: Any game show that Kenan Thompson is hosting. 

Here is a montage of Kenan’s funniest moments on Saturday Night Live, and there are definitely some memorable game show hosting stints in there…

SCREEN: Spring is almost here so we gotta ask… what was your best Spring Break or Spring Vacation ever?

GRETCHEN: Traveling through Italy, Greece and Turkey for a month with no money in my twenties. 

SCREEN: One meal, one restaurant, and we’re buying. What will it be?

GRETCHEN: Café Cluny in the West Village. I just flew to NY for the day to see the Alex Katz show at the Guggenheim and eat dinner at Café Cluny. So worth it!!!


SCREEN: If you could play any superhero in a major motion picture, who would it be?

GRETCHEN: I would be more interested playing a sidekick to Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker.

Thanks for playing, Gretchen! For more from Gretchen and the fabulous folx at Carbon, click right here.

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