Longread Longview: Scratch what I said earlier about Emma Stone and Molly Shannon being my fave Actors on Actors interview. That title now goes to this one between Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant. I guess I now have to see both movies they were promoting? May even have to start lowkey slipping an Irish "Erm" into conversation the way CF and Saoirse Ronan do, cuz it's so cute.
Hugh's a lot looser in this format, though still a self-described bitter bastard... but the real surprise is Farrell's nimble mind and vocabulary, and his flickering enthusiasm and warm curiosity towards Grant, genuinely interested in his take on acting/fame/fatherhood. This is tempered by Grant's British sour reticence that he still wears endearingly. It's interesting to see middle aged men speaking so openly.
I didn't realize CF was so bright, a overly general word my Mom used to use as high praise if u was with it. CF's also a big John Wick fan so... points for taste there. (Besides being in In Bruges, one of my favorite films.) As a bonus, I'm also attaching this amazing/alarming clip where BJ Novak describes identity theft the old fashioned way, since we're on the subject of smart bad boys. (Forever my weakness, not so "bright.")