Interview: Jeff Goldblum
10:00 PM on 04.01.2012 // Maxwell Roahrig
You know, working in the same office as Jeff Goldblum, you learn a few things. He actually does love the peach pie. Jeff is also an avid jazz pianist, and during lunch today, he regaled us with some of his wonderful scatting. But the most impressive thing is how deep this guy actually is. He's such a real guy, even underneath all of the handsome good looks and witty banter.
Today, I was able to take a few minutes of his time to ask him some pressing questions I had on my mind. Read on for the full interview.
Why did you decide today, of all days, to get in to the lucrative business of movie blogging?
When I, uh, did those Apple ads back in the 90s, I got hooked on this ahh…internet. You know, it got so bad that uh, at one point on set, I had to have a computer, next to me whenever we weren't shooting, just so I could check up on the electronic bay. Recently, uh, I wanted to get in to something a little ahh….different, you could say. It's still movies, great, but I wanted a bit of a change.
Why choose Flixist?
Well, when I was working on the Jurassic Park, I got to really experience the plight of the…noble pterodactyl. Such a majestic creature… That and the ah, sense of um, camaraderie between the writers was something I couldn't umm, you know, find anywhere else.
You have such an illustrious career, but I have to ask: How do you choose your roles?
That's a very ah…interesting topic you bring up. You see, I not only choose a role based on the text, but ah…what will benefit my career, as well as my hmm…ever growing mind. When I was playing the ah…gang-banger in Death Wish, I actually studied the mind of a criminal. What I'm trying to say is that, I became a criminal. People actually ah, died by my hand on account of that film. So it's uh, a very creative process. That's the technique I've been using ever since I uh, became an actor, and it's worked ever since. I mean, you've seen Independence Day.
But if all of that fails, what I usually do is uh, put them in the broom closet and light it on fire. The one that isn't completely um, illegible, is the one I choose.
On a more personal topic, Mr. Goldblum, how are you so ridiculously good looking?
Every morning I wake up and greet the day with a hearty breakfast of sunshine and penicillin. Anything after that is my god-given gift.
Is Matt's analysis of your chest accurate?
Yes. My mother raised me to promote peace, and I'd like to think that umm…my chest does that every day.
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