Posts tagged swearing
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15 Sexy Men (aka dudes I’m currently obsessed with ) | Matthew Goode
I’m the luckiest son of a bitch in the world. You do feel like you’re taking another actor’s job. But what we do is acting, and if you do it well, it shouldn’t matter where the hell you come from, particularly since the English film industry is not what it was. We have to come to America and try to gain work, because we’re out of work at home. I’m certainly in a position where I still have to audition and take meetings, which I think is great and thank fuck. Otherwise you don’t feel part of a project and you feel alienated or that you don’t deserve it.
How did you prepare to play dad? I’ve cut my drinking down. And I’m going to spoil my daughter rotten but not so much that she turns into a spoiled little bitch. Her mum’s too wonderful a person to let that happen. I’m not, but she is.
Baby first, wedding later? Yes, mainly because I don’t have a pot to piss in at the moment and weddings can be quite expensive if you want to do it with all your mates rather than at your town hall.
What else? I don’t know. I never get the war movies. I’d love to get the war movies so you’re just with guys, drinking for six months. I’m always off ferreting around in a car trying to get into some woman’s pants, which is fun but it’s not the same.
Is your partner [Sophie Dymoke] in the business? No, she’s not, thankfully. She’s normal. Which is great. I don’t have to worry about her saying: ‘I’m just going off to do this film with Brad Pitt,’ and you read the script and it says: ‘She rides him frantically.’
Where did you find her? I was living in Clapham and she was on my doorstep when I came home. Literally. I thought: ‘Fucking hell!’. She was a friend of my neighbour.
If she’s normal, what are you? Fairly normal. As normal as actors can be, so I suppose in some ways a bit of a cunt, but not too bad.
Goode loathes describing his “process.” “There’s no way you can possibly explain it. And the more you do it, the more you sound like a dick. I don’t want to hear, ‘I bled for you.’ It’s like, fuck off.”
‘It was cold - I think the crew will vouch for me on that,’ he says of the day they shot a skinny-dipping scene in Castle Howard’s Italianate fountain. His warm, Radio 4 voice fills the room and he folds his long, slim frame over the table in front of him, leaning closer to the avid journalists. ‘My teeth were chattering. But it’s liberating in a way, saying: “Hello everyone, this is my cock. I hope we can work with it for the next three hours.”’
The floor is opened for the next question and a suited journalist on the front row raises his hand.
‘Could I ask…’ he starts.
‘No, I’m not getting my cock out for you,’ says Goode, his charming smile widening to a grin.
(The Guardian, 2008)