Skimming around the channels today, I happened upon “Inside the Actors Studio.” Kate Winslet was doing an imitation of Harvey Keitel acting like a dog, which, believe me, was every bit as weird as it sounds.
So I’m watching one of the best actors in the world clown around and complain about how she hates Enya music - you had to see it - and it suddenly strikes me - just who the hell is James Lipton and where the hell is this Actor’s Studio? I mean, they must be important that Kate Winslet showed up, right? And that’s nothing. I’ve only seen this show five times or so, and so far the actors I’ve seen are Winslet, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Glenn Close. I mean, we’re talking some A-list talent here, people who command enormous sums of money to so much as spit on you.
I consulted Wikipedia but it’s actually a bit short on fact, though it does list many guests (and I do see that some, such as Jennifer Lopez, do not have, shall we say, the thespian resume of a Hanks or a Winslet.)
So, how did this little acting school or whatever it is rook all these great actors into answering such dumb questions?