—KEVIN BACON, currently starring in the thriller Death Sentence
, on a bizarre moment of musical inspiration
FREE ASSOCIATION WITH SERENA WILLIAMS
Celebrity you'd like to meet: Britney Spears
and Nelson Mandela. I know they don't go together.
What makes you cringe: Tomatoes and tomato juice. Any vegetable that's been reduced to a juice!
Richard Gere goes bottomless in The Hunting Party
: Whewf! I will be in the movie theater ... with my glasses on.
Filming your new HP commercial: I've always been a computer dork. In the last take, I was wearing these stilettos and just couldn't do a 360. I'm a perfectionist, so I was so frustrated.
Pet Peeve: When someone carries a bag that's old and beat-up.
A really embarrassing moment: A fellow tennis player hit on me—but it was in the same locker room as me! I was just like, "I like guys!"
Something overrated: Maria Sharapova.
We take a soccer ball to the park and kick it around every now and then. I don't want to make him focus on contact sports just yet; he's too little for that. But I do chase him around the room and tackle him every now and then, which he enjoys.
—RUSSELL CROWE, starring in the western 3:10 to Yuma, on spending time with 3-year-old son Charles
3 Questions For ...
1 YOU PLAY A DETECTIVE IN THE UPCOMING THRILLER IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH
. WHY THIS ROLE?
I got to know [director] Paul [Haggis] when I was nominated for North Country
and we were both doing the award circuit. He was there for Crash
, and the two of us were the only losers in the alley smoking cigarettes. He told me about the project and it sounded fascinating.
2 HOW DID YOU LIKE WORKING WITH TOMMY LEE JONES?
Tommy doesn't suffer fools easily. Fran McDormand gave me great advice. She said, "Just give him a big hug every time you see him. It drops his guard." So I walked onto the set and I was shaking, but I gave him this big hug and he was just like, "Gotta go to work now."
3 WHAT ABOUT YOU? ARE YOU A PRETTY EASYGOING ACTRESS TO WORK WITH?
I don't like rehearsals. I'm a cow, and if you milk me a lot I'm going to get dry.
- CONTRIBUTORS Danielle Anderson,
- With Jed Dreben,
- Scott Huver,
- Nicholas White.
"I wrote a song about my wife [Kyra Sedgwick] called 'Arm Wrestling Woman.' We were at a street fair and they had an arm wrestling tent and she decided to get in there. I was like, 'Honey, what are you doing?' She said, 'I have to do this!' And she won! It was crazy"