Sunday, May 4, 2014

(VIDEO) JOHN CULLUM ON HARVEY FIERSTEIN



John describes Harvey -- how they met, and their very comfortable, easy going friendship.

He enjoys his role as "Terry," in Fierstein's new play, "Casa Valentina," and explains what he's learned from playing a transvestite. 

Emily asks whether you call the  character "him" or "her?" John reveals how this is handled by Harvey's script for this uniquely interesting, important play.    

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily, This interview reminded me of the time, the one time, that I ever did drag. I was working on a film that has since become a cult-classic and it is called "The Forbidden Zone". I was hired to do props and then they found out I could paint so I painted much of the scenery used and they kept me on to be a production assistant. One day, as I was painting, the director, Richard Elfman, was walking by and he said, "I like your face. Would you like to be in some scenes?" Of course I couldn't contain my excitement and he took me into make-up and told them he wanted me in drag. The two girls sat me in a chair and worked on me for almost an hour. Then they spun me around so I could see myself in the mirror. After a few seconds to get over the shock, I said, "Oh my God! It's my mother!!!" And now it's preserved on celluloid for all eternity along with another scene where I am chained to the wall of a dingeon and the actress Susan Tyrell whips me. Cheers, Stephan Artist.

Aquileana said...

John is so hilarious when he tried to imitate harvey's voice...

I love the video Em...

Best wishes, Aquileana :)

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