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Lin-Manuel Miranda was on Conan O’Brien’s show this week, you can see the full interview below. They talked about their self-care during lockdown, with Conan admitting that he doesn’t use lotion at all, even though his skin is very dry. That’s not something to admit! Just put some moisturizer on, it’s not that hard. Lin is trying to grow out his beard and it’s patchy but he knows that. I liked the part where they talked about the crazy dreams they’re having as I could relate to that.
I’ve been having very vivid dreams and then I read in an article that everyone’s having vivid dreams right now.
I posted on Twitter. I dreamt I was a grizzled newspaper editor, like a J.J. Jameson type, and my two star reporters, my Woodward and Bernstein, were Swoosie Kurtz and rapper DaBaby. They couldn’t be more different but they worked together and I was just like ‘get it on my desk at 5 O’Clock!’ Something about this team, I think they’re really going to crack it.
My brain is just looking around ‘you, you get in there.’
That’s a cute dream! I would tell people my dreams if they were that positive and clever. A couple of weeks ago I had a dream that I worked in a hospital caring for dying patients. It was really sad actually and that’s why I remembered it, but I normally don’t remember dreams unless I write them down. I keep a journal in my nightstand but only write them down if they’re good or if I think I’ll learn something from them. I don’t want to remember the scary dreams.
Oh and Lin told a cute story about his guest segment for Sesame Street. He asked that Elmo talk to his kids afterwards and Elmo did! Lin and his wife of ten years, Vanessa Nadal, have two sons: Sebastian, 5, and Francisco, 2. Lin said “Elmo” was Sebastian’s first word!
Here’s that interview! The dream part is at about 1:30 in.
Lin started asking Conan questions about his day around minute 11. Conan’s 14-year-old son keeps saying “ok Boomer” and giving him grief for not knowing about technology. Lin then freestyles a song he makes up on the spot about Conan’s day and it’s amazing! How does he do that?! You can tell Conan is amazed and flattered. Honestly that made me cry. How f’ing talented is Lin Manuel Miranda?
Lin is also selling merchandise and collecting donations through his TeeRico charity to benefit theater workers. 100% of the profits go to the Emergency Assistance Fund for entertainment workers affected by the crisis.
In last night's dream, I was a grizzled newspaper editor and my two star reporters about to break a huge story were Swoosie Kurtz and Da Baby.
It's a real tossed salad back there in the back brain
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 16, 2020
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