May 1st, 2020

q&a

James Marsters February 2009 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 February 2009:

February 2009

Are you obsessive about your passions or can you turn them off at will?
I have never even thought of turning a passion off. I have always chased after them. Dante would say that’s a mistake.

Is there any movie genre you would really rather not–or even hate–to watch?
Any movie that ends with a prom!

Being a musician and working with Harry Connick, Jr. on the set of P.S. I Love You, did you two have a chance to jam or talk music?
Yes, we did get to talk music and his love for early jazz and bebop.

If you could have the ability to read minds, whose mind would you like to read and why?
Uhmmm. I would choose not to! (laughs) I don’t know if any of us are mature enough to handle the brutal honesty of what’s inside other people’s heads.

How important is it for there to be chemistry between two actors? Did you ever have to perform opposite someone you truly did not like or get along with off-screen?
For me, chemistry is trust. If you have trust you can risk together. It’s like a partnership and it means you can have fun together while jumping off a mountain. I have not always been able to get good trust with an acting partner. One of the best was Juliet Landau; I always felt safe with her. Chemistry has nothing to do with physical attraction – that often gets in the way.


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