I've Never Said This Before With Tommy DiDario goes to places that will surprise and delight you. Seasoned entertainment and lifestyle reporter Tommy DiDario speaks with our favorite actors and artists about their journey to success and what they learned along the way. This is a space for guests to reveal who they truly are - and in each interview they’ll tell us at least one thing they’ve never said before.
Episodes drop weekly on Tuesdays.
Adelaide Kane of Grey's Anatomy, Reign, Once Upon a Time
37:00This week, Tommy is joined by actress Adelaide Kane who currently stars as Dr. Jules Millin in ABC’s Greys Anatomy. Adelaide has played so many dynamic characters in mega fan-favorite shows over the course of her career, like Mary Queen of Scots in the hit CW show, Reign, Ivy/Drizella in ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Cora in Teen Wolf, and more. Grey’s Anatomy is going into its 20th season, premiering on March 14th on ABC. Today she opens up about what it was like joining such an iconic show, how it felt that first day on set with the long-time cast members of the series, bonding with the new intern class over the last two years, how Ellen Pompeo is as dreamy as people say, working on finding the joy in life no matter how small a moment may seem, ditching a negative mindset and the freedom that came with that, and how she channeled her bullies to create her mean girl character in Once Upon a Time. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Noah LaLonde of My Life with the Walter Boys
42:39This week, Tommy is joined by actor Noah LaLonde who currently stars as Cole Walter in Netflix’s hit new series, My Life with the Walter Boys. The show is a coming-of-age teen drama based on the best-selling books of the same name. It quickly hit #1 on the Netflix charts and was so popular that it got renewed for Season 2 just two weeks after premiering. Noah plays the all-star jock who all the guys want to be friends with and all the girls want to date, but there is so much more to him than meets the eye. And Noah brings such emotion and range to this performance. Today he opens up about landing the role of a lifetime, why his character means so much to him, what he hopes for Cole in Season 2, why he hasn’t changed since booking My Life with the Walter Boys, the importance of enjoying the journey and not just the final outcome, being open to signs from the universe, how we all have more similarities than differences, and if people often comment on that full head of flowing hair.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sasha Pieterse of Pretty Little Liars
41:57This week, Tommy is joined by actress Sasha Pieterse, best known for her starring role as Alison DiLaurentis in Pretty Little Liars, one of the very first shows that took the social media world by storm. Aside from being a part of this pop culture phenomenon, Sasha is the author of, "Sasha in Good Taste: Recipes for Bites, Feasts, Sips & Celebrations,” and is the host of her podcast, “Women in the Nude” where Sasha and her guests tackle taboo topics and bare all with their experiences, perspectives and truths. Sasha opens up about how she dealt with the massive amount of fame that came with being on a show that instantly became a success, what she misses most about being on Pretty Little Liars, if a possible reunion may be in the future, what she feels the most protective of from the show, the inspiration behind starting a podcast aimed to make women feel less alone, how parenthood has changed her, and the importance on leaning on others to champion you.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Danielle Savre of Station 19
42:05This week, Tommy is joined by actress and director Danielle Savre, who stars in the ABC hit drama, Station 19. The wildly popular series is a spin-off of the critically acclaimed Grey’s Anatomy and is heading into its seventh season this spring. Station 19 revolves around a group of interesting and complex firefighters navigating their way through high-stakes rescues while balancing the highs and lows of their personal lives, and Danielle brings the role of Maya Bishop to life flawlessly. Danielle opens up about how deeply connected she is to this role, what being in a same-sex relationship on primetime television has meant to her, how she has been processing the news of the series cancellation, the one item she hopes to take home from set when the series is over, the piece of advice she would tell herself at this very moment of her life, how she tackles those emotional scenes, and her deep love for the Station 19 fandom. Help save Station 19: https://www.change.org/p/save-station-19See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Christopher Briney of Mean Girls
34:41This week, Tommy is joined by actor Christopher Briney who stars in the highly anticipated new Mean Girls movie. Christopher plays the beloved role of Aaron Samuels, the heartthrob of North Shore High School, in this reimagined musical version of the fan-favorite 2004 film. Aside from navigating the trials and tribulations of the high school social pyramid in a world created by the iconic Tina Fey, you may also know him from his starring role as Conrad Fisher in the Amazon hit series, The Summer I Turned Pretty. Christopher opens up about how he hopes a new generation of people fall in love with the world of Mean Girls, almost saying no to playing Aaron Samuels, taking on characters throughout his career that fans already know and love, the pressure that comes along with that, how The Summer I Turned Pretty changed his life, handling the good and bad of people’s opinions on social media, and why he is saying the word “yes” more in 2024. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dominic Sherwood of Shadowhunters
41:38This week, Tommy is joined by the brilliant actor, Dom Sherwood, who is best known for his starring role in the smash-hit mythical series, Shadowhunters. In a world full of warlocks, werewolves, vampires and monsters, Dom’s portrayal of a skilled soldier fighting against demons kept audiences coming back week after week. Dom was most recently in the Netflix series Partner Track, Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, and Vampire Academy, where he played the lead role of Christian. Dom opens up about why a show like Shadowhunters is a young boy’s dream, the importance of having a deep connection with his cast while doing an emotional show like this, how gratifying it was being part of a show that helped so many people feel seen, how he has reached some of his wildest dreams but still hopes to continue learning and growing, realizing that your happiness comes from inside of you, and how arguably the biggest pop star in the world right now gave him what he considers his big break. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Guru Episode: Don Saladino, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, Dr. Dendy Engelman and Kristan Serafino
58:06It’s a new year, and Tommy has assembled the most sought-after Hollywood Gurus to help you start the year off right! First up is Don Saladino, known for getting the biggest stars in Hollywood (Ryan Reynolds, Sebastian Stan, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, etc) in superhero shape. In my opinion, he is the #1 fitness coach in the game. Next you will hear from Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, a highly respected functional medicine practitioner specializing in brain and thyroid health, lean body mass support, and longevity. She is also the New York Times best-selling author of “Forever Strong,” and we will dive into her science based strategy for aging well. Then you will meet the incredible Dr. Dendy Engelman, a board certified dermatologist and MOHS surgeon who works with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Today she breaks down exactly what we should be doing to get our healthiest, most vibrant, glowing skin. And rounding up this power team is Kristan Serafino, the woman responsible for some of the best haircuts on your favorite stars (Ryan Reynolds, Michael J. Fox, Jason Biggs, and so many more). She is sharing more about her secret weapon for grooming called The Best Paste, that men are going crazy for and that women are stealing from their men to use…because it is so good. So, I hope you enjoy this episode with the four superheroes in my life that I wanted to share with you. Don Saladino: https://donsaladino.com Dr. Gabrielle Lyon: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1668007878?tag=simonsayscom Dr. Dendy: http://www.drdendyengelman.com Kristan Serafino: https://thebestpaste.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Martin Henderson of Virgin River
35:45This week, Tommy is joined by the brilliant actor Martin Henderson, star of the hit Netflix series, Virgin River. The show is a romance drama that is quite often described as “comfort viewing,” adapted from the long-running romance book series by author Robyn Carr. When every new season drops, it immediately shoots to #1 on the Netflix charts. Today Martin opens up about a show that is so meaningful and special to him, and takes us into the world of Virgin River through his perspective. But we also talk about how he has evolved as a human being over the years, the importance of protecting his peace, why men need to feel safe to express their emotions, and how the internet has named him one of the most swoon-worthy stars in all of television. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21:28This week, Tommy is joined by the always dapper, the always smooth, Michael Bublé. Michael has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide over the course of his extraordinary career. His voice is often described as one of the best of our time, and it’s a voice that can do it all: pop, swing, jazz, R&B and more. He takes his audiences on a special journey with every song he performs. In this conversation, Bublé opens up about his new whiskey company Fraser & Thompson, the sentimental meaning behind the name, how creating a whiskey brand is not much different than how he creates his music, working with the legendary Cher to re-record his song “Home,” and how important it is to be living in the now. https://fraserandthompsonwhiskey.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty
34:24This week, Tommy is joined by the legendary Rob Thomas, who rose to fame as the co-founder and lead singer of Matchbox Twenty. The band burst onto the scene in the mid 90’s and has remained as one of the most beloved multi-generational bands in the world. Rob continues to toggle between being a frontman for the rock band and a Grammy-nominated solo star. Rob opens up about what he’s most proud of when he looks back at his incredible career, the importance of writing original music, where his inspiration comes from, how his song “Push” ended up in Barbie, releasing a Christmas album when the world so badly needed a bit of joy, how he prefers that people know his songs more than they know him, and the number one artist he hopes to someday sing a duet with. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.