Wonder Woman vs. Hulk, SEX AND THE CITY, and the greatest musical genius you’ve never heard of. All that and more as Yessian Senior Producer Evelyn Brown answers Five Questions with SCREEN…
SCREEN: What gift is at the top of your wish list this holiday season?
SCREEN: If you could be any superhero, who would you be?
EVELYN: This question is very hard for me, I watch a TON of Marvel films and you’d think I’d want to say something like “I’d want to be Storm and fix global warming, or Wonder Woman and fight endlessly for women’s rights…” but the truth is I’d straight up want to be the Hulk and not for any other reason than the fact that he has to practice patience to keep himself from exploding. Also, wouldn’t it be dope to be that tough? I just like being tough and strong.
SCREEN: Any predictions for 2021?
EVELYN: I have opinions on this, and it really depends on which parts of 2021 you are referring to… but most of all, I’d love for humans to shake hands across the party lines and begin to rebuild all we’ve lost in the last year. This means something different for every individual and family, small and large – but fundamentally this means kindness and empathy need to be on the forefront of all of our minds and decisions in 2021. LET’S GO!
SCREEN: Most famous person you’ve ever met?
EVELYN: The most famous person I ever met is Michael Stipe. However, the better story is that I had a gig in Manhattan a few years back and I was sitting the green room with a drink pre-gaming (is that a term adults get to still use? Do I even qualify as an adult?) when this really handsome man, properly dressed, with John Lennon-type black round sunnies on started chatting with me. I spent about an hour talking to him about the life of being on the road as a musician and that though I respected him for doing it that I always knew it was never going to be a life I loved so I always decided to be a bit more grounded… somehow we ended up talking about antacids and heartburn and it was about that time my husband (also my bass player) came in and was a little shocked when I introduced him to Cory Henry. One of my generations most amazing organ players. I knew he looked really familiar, and that I had somehow felt connected to the guy but I didn’t put two and two together that we had literally been jamming him in the house for weeks. Once he left, my husband was laughing at me that I spent an hour talking to someone we consider a musical genius about Pepto.
Here’s a quick sample of the musical genius of Cory Henry, for your listening pleasure…
SCREEN: Worst job ever?
EVELYN: Right now? Is any job the worst job ever? Asking for the majority of the population.
SCREEN: What’s that TV show you’re a little embarrassed to admit you love to watch?
EVELYN: I have watched every episode of Sex and The City so many times that it’s becoming like the record I over-listened as a kid. I am nearly not emotionally affected by it any longer but I just keep going back because it’s familiar and makes me feel fancy – signed 33 year old, very not single, mother of one.
SCREEN: What’s inspiring you today?
EVELYN: The adaptability and talent of my work team and their ability to not only prevail successfully through such a unique and challenging time, but thrive and grow. Also, if I must admit – also my KitchenAid mixer, so I think I should probably go bake something.