Sunday, March 13, 2011
Emily Frankel is amazed that John Cullum is not a worrier. She wonders if it has something to do with the way he was brought up.
He sings "Lazybones!" And reveals it is a lazybones sort of thing. He just can't worry, even before an opening when the pressure is on him. He just isn't worried.
Cullum's extensive preliminary work on learning a part -- any part -- even if it's just a reading, or preparing for an audition for a commercial, or a part he isn't enormously interesting in playing -- means he digs in, studies the lines, reads anything that comes to his mind, that might shed light on the character.
Clearly, his extensive preparation processes eliminate worry.
Emily admires him for it.