INSTYLE – They may sometimes ‘drive each other crazy,’ but this mother-daughter duo are still each other’s favorite co-stars.
It’s no accident that actress and producer Zoey Deutch, 26, is following in her family’s vocational footsteps. Her father is director Howard Deutch, who met her mother, famed actress Lea Thompson, when she starred in his 1987 film, Some Kind of Wonderful. (The creative legacy extends to previous generations as well — her grandfather Murray Deutch was a music executive who discovered Buddy Holly.)
So, when the pandemic hit, the younger Deutch did not have to turn far to find collaborators for her latest project, a 10-episode scripted podcast for Audible called A Total Switch Show. Conceived by Deutch and her friends, executive producer Gavin Polone and writer Matt Powers, the dark, fast-paced comedy tackles the familiar trope of what happens when a mother and daughter — Deutch and Thompson, naturally — switch bodies. Deutch’s 30-year-old sister, Madelyn (a polymath who also took these photos near their home in L.A.), serves as a writer on the series, and the stellar cast includes Bradley Whitford, Judy Greer, and Bobby Moynihan.
Deutch, in London, where she was busy practicing her 1950s Chicago accent for the upcoming film The Outfit, and Thompson, in her daughter’s childhood bedroom in L.A., got together via Zoom to unpack the evolution of their careers and making art together.
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AV CLUB – The scripted podcast genre continues its expansion with A Total Switch Show, an Audible original comedy podcast starring real-life mother- daughter duo Lea Thompson and The Politician’s Zoey Deutch.
In this darkly existential take on Freaky Friday, 23-year-old Emma and her 54-year-old mom Lisa switch bodies but unlike the movie, no amount of lesson learning will switch them back. As heard in this trailer exclusively premiering on The A.V. Club, Lisa, a control freak, and her disdainful daughter keep firebombing each other’s lives in their new bodies.
Apparently, switching of bodies or “switchies” is very common in the world of this audio show but Lisa and Emma haven’t returned to their old selves after one night, like the others. Let’s just say this has negatively impacted their relationship, which Lisa’s husband (voiced by Bradley Whitford) is struggling to manage.
The podcast also stars Bobby Moynihan, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Judy Greer, Sasheer Zamata, and Kimberly Hebert Gregory. It’s written by veteran writers of The Onion, including Zoey’s sister Madelyn Deutch, Matt Powers, Agathe Panaretos, Sam West, Julie Greiner.
The show the first one as part of Audible’s multi-project deal with Conan O’Brien’s media house Team Coco. This title will join Audible’s slate of audio-only scripted original comedy series including Heads Will Roll—which stars Kate McKinnon, Emily Lynne, Tim Gunn, Meryl Streep, and Peter Dinklage—as well as 64th Man starring John Cena and Anna Chlumsky and Holiday Greetings From Sugar And Booze with Ana Gasteyer and Maya Rudolph.
Zoey starred in Justin Bieber‘s new music video, Anyone. Watch it below!
The gallery has been updated with appearances and photoshoots of Zoey from 2020. The next update will include screen captures from some of Zoey’s films.
Public Appearances > 2020 > February 12: Build Series
Public Appearances > 2020 > February 12: SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations: “Buffaloed”
Public Appearances > 2020 > February 14: SiriusXM Studios
Public Appearances > 2020 > February 14: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
Public Appearances > 2020 > March 01: Valentino – Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter
Public Appearances > 2020 > October 30: Casamigos Halloween Comes to You
Studio Photoshoots > 2020
Yesterday, Zoey attended the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California (January 18). Inside the event, Zoey presented an award with Kaitlyn Dever.
Public Appearances > 2020 > January 18: 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards – Inside