Actress Zosia Mamet (GIRLS, MAD MEN) Picks Fave Against-Type Roles - Public Radio's The Dinner Party by The Dinner Party Download published on 2012/07/02 23:14:40 +0000 Actress Zosia Mamet features in two of this spring’s most talked-about shows… but her characters couldn’t be more different. On AMC’s “Mad Men,” she plays the utterly self-assured, openly lesbian Joyce; on HBO’s “Girls,” she portrays the chatty, self-conscious, and - much to her dismay - virginal Shoshanna. She makes the transition look easy… so we asked her to share some other inspired ‘against-type’ performances. Her picks: - Marilyn Monroe’s dark turn in “Don’t Bother to Knock“… ditching her ditzy bombshell past - Heath Ledger’s taciturn cowboy in “Brokeback Mountain“… following his high school heartthrob in “Ten Things I Hate About You” - Peter Sellers’ serene character study in “Being There“…after acing slapstick comedy as Inspector Clouseau. -- "The Dinner Party" (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "40 Reasons To Live In The USA."