I’m fortunate enough to subscribe to Foxtel and as such, am able to watch an enormity of television. It’s like I’m in my own version of Heaven. It’s great but then again, not because so much of the time there’s nothing on despite the 200 channels on offer. You all know what I’m talking about. Sometimes there’s just nothing worth watching. Nevertheless, one of the better television experiences is when an episode of James Lipton’s Inside the Actors Studio is on. Lipton delves into the lives and crafts of actors such as James Gandolfini, Tina Fey and Hugh Jackman to name a few. The interviews are surprisingly candid and honest while revealing a side to acting and being in the spot light that I hadn’t seen before. I never knew just how technical the art of acting could be. So if you haven’t had the pleasure yet, get involved because there hasn’t been an episode yet that hasn’t been worth watching.
Now to get to the point. Last week The Daily Post posted a prompt for a blog post and while I may be a little late off the mark, I’m going to attempt to respond to it. The reason why I’ve mentioned Inside the Actors Studio is because at the end of every interview, Lipton asks his guests a series of questions. The questions are always the same and the answers are always entertaining so I’m going to attempt to answer those questions and see what comes out.
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Good writing and a good vocabulary.
What turns you off?
What is your favorite curse word?
What sound or noise do you love?
Rain on a tin roof.
What sound or noise do you hate?
Really loud motorbike engines.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Director and producer.
What profession would you not like to do?
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Come on in. We have all your favourites.
Looking at my answers, they’re not very exciting or as entertaining as the answers Tina Fey gave (Full Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFsogrVDIhY) but I suppose it does reveal a little something about me. One thing that I’ve found interesting about answering these questions is how long it took me. The guests on the show answer the questions like rapid fire and it took me a good ten minutes to really think about how I wanted to answer them. I suppose answering questions like that just become second nature when you’re constantly being interviewed. Anyway, try answering the questions for yourself and see what happens.