December 13th, 2019

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James Marsters January 2008 Official Q&A | @JamesMarstersOf

Back in the day, James Marsters' old official websites used to post a monthly Q&A session with James, & I'm reposting those Q&As every week for a bit of fun (& nostalgia)! Enjoy this week's Q&A from January 2008:

January 2008

What do you remember about your 18th birthday?
Nothing whatsoever, so it must have been really good. I had graduated from high school and was going to the college of my dreams. I had lots of friends and access to really quality beer. It must have been really good and no one got hurt because Id have remembered that.

How do you define success in general?
Happiness.

What do you do to warm up your voice before a concert?
Sing. It’s actually good if I blow my voice out a bit and sing really loud. This goes against what I’ve been taught about a nice warm-up, but it works. Other than that just a lot of sleep; that’s the real key.

In PS I Love You, did you suggest the "vampire slayer" bit in it, or did someone else add it just as an inside joke and what did you think of the movie overall?
I missed the vampire reference so it must not have been me. Loved the movie hated myself but loved the movie. I think it’s a great movie. I think my hair looked stupid.

What do you think Buffy and Spike did that last night together?
I think Buffy tried to sleep with Spike but Spike wouldn’t have her. He really didn’t trust her. He said they should just be friends. (laughs!)

What can you tell us about your role in the Dragonball movie?
I’m not really allowed to talk about any of the movie details, but I can say that James Wong is obviously a gifted and insightful director! When I got the role I had doubts. The more I live with it I realize that I am going to rock this harder than I have anything in my life. I’m hungry for it.

A painful lesson?
Always communicate no matter how hard it is to tell someone something’s wrong. It’s worse not to talk about it. I learn this every few years. The truth hurts for 3 days. Lack of truth hurts your whole life.

You have described yourself as tough when you are a producer. How much do you praise, and how much do you focus on being critical when needed?
Always praise, never criticize; but always ask them to do more, to do it faster and with more passion, and give them a confidence to risk making fools of themselves and then demand that they do.

Favorites:
Punk Band: Sex Pistols
Kurt Cobain Song: Hmmmm, whew…. "Rape Me" (his most honest song)
Bond and Bond girl: Connery and Craig. Moore didn’t deserve those women. All the Bond girls are my favorite. I think they must spray something on them to make them more attractive.

Either/Or Star or Angel on Christmas Tree: Star.
Pool or Ocean: Oh? I’m ashamed to say… pool.



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Exclusive Interview with James Marsters at CloudsCon's Buffy 3 | @just_about_tv

[Calendrier de l’avent – Jour 13] Interview exclusive avec James Marsters lors de la Buffy 3 de CloudsCon

Le mois de décembre est là et notre calendrier de l’avent également ! Pour ce onzième jour, nous vous proposons une interview exclusive avec James Marsters, alias Spike dans Buffy contre les vampires ! Attention, l’interview n’est pas encore sous-titrée en français. Elle est donc disponible en VO (anglais) uniquement. L’interview a été réalisée dans le cadre de la convention Buffy 3 : Once More With Feelings de Clouds Con en octobre dernier. Retrouvez d’ailleurs si vous le souhaitez notre compte-rendu de l’événement ici.

Interviews réalisée par Léa Flamand sur les questions de Marion Gairin.

Restez connectés, peut-être que d’autres surprises se cachent dans notre calendrier de l’avent pour vous…




ETA: English translations of the questions in the interview:

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