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Fresh Air Weekend: Kirsten Dunst, Darrell Hammond

Kirsten Dunst plays Justine, whose well-planned wedding takes place as a planet called Melancholia heads directly towards Earth.
Kirsten Dunst plays Justine, whose well-planned wedding takes place as a planet called Melancholia heads directly towards Earth.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Dunst: Expressing Something Blue In Melancholia:The actress stars in Lars von Trier's new psychological drama Melancholia, about depression and the end of the world. She talks about making the film and about working with Von Trier, whose controversial remarks about Hitler got him kicked out of this year's Cannes Film Festival.

'SNL's' Darrell Hammond Reveals Cutting, Abuse:In 14 years on Saturday Night Live, Darrell Hammond did many impressions, including Bill Clinton and Al Gore. But few of his cast members knew that Hammond struggled with drugs, alcohol and self-cutting as the result of systematic childhood abuse.

'Four The Record,' Lambert Comes To Terms With Herself Four the Record is Miranda Lambert's first new collection of songs after her 2009 album Revolution. Since then, Lambert has quickly become one of Nashville's most prominent stars. But rock critic Ken Tucker says Lambert is still not a typical Nashville country act.

You can listen to the original broadcasts here:

  • Dunst: Expressing Something Blue In Melancholia
  • 'SNL's' Darrell Hammond Reveals Cutting, Abuse
  • 'Four The Record,' Lambert Comes To Terms With Herself
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