I’m a huge fan of James Liptons ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ series of interviews with members of both stage and screen. He creates incredible, thought provoking conversation and highlights performances both on and off camera that really allow us to connect with his prestigious guests. A tradition of Liptons, prior to the ‘Classroom Session’ Q&A, is to ask his guest 10 questions originally designed by French journalist, Bernard Pivot. Always enamored by the answers brought out at Pace University’s New York City campus, I thought I would do my best to honor the Actors Studio.
What is your favorite word? Fastidious.
What is your least favorite word? Business.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Knowledge.
What turns you off? Inattentiveness.
What is your favorite curse word? Fuck.
What sound or noise do you love? The sounds of my children’s laughter.
What sound or noise do you hate? My smoke alarms test noise.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? From an early age I wanted to be a musician, but a field which has always held a special attraction for me is architecture.
What profession would you not like to do? Chef - Although I love to cook, I couldn’t be working whilst everyone else was enjoying the fruits of my labor.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Level 2 Complete. Level 3 - Go.”