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HE LAUGHS BEST WHO LAUGHS MANIACALLY
TIM CURRY, FAMED FOR HIS Portrayal of the transvestite Dr. Frank N. Furter in the 1975 Rocky Horror Picture Show, jumped at the chance to play another twisted doctor in the CD-ROM Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster. But first he had to adjust to acting for the interactive format—without a set or other cast members (scenery and special effects are created separately). "I was on my own," says Curry, 49. "Most of the time I was talking directly to the camera. It is quite strange trying to imagine yourself on a computer screen." Before Frankenstein, the closest Curry had been to a computer was the electronic game he took along last winter while playing a philanthropist who funds an African expedition in the movie Congo. "The director got so bored seeing me there with my Game Boy that he gave me a Sega and told me that he thought it was time for an upgrade," Curry says. But when he returns in July from filming the movie Muppet Treasure Island in London, he plans to use a recently purchased laptop to write a novel. And he would love to portray a wild and crazy guy in a future multimedia project. "I got to do all the stuff that's the most fun to do," Curry says of Frankenstein. "I got to do my maniacal laugh."