Alamy Stock, ‘The Crown’
If I don’t straighten my hair I look like Roseanne Roseannadanna from the old “SNL” skit. So I use an InStyler Titanium 1-Way Rotating Iron. One side is a titanium barrel, the other is a brush. It leaves my hair really sleek and straight. If my InStyler breaks, everything stops and I run to buy a new one.
For this “Hotel Transylvania,” I recorded myself doing what we call “scratch dialogue”—temporary dialogue that’s later replaced by the actors’ performances—using a Neumann U 87 microphone at
animation studios. In one scene, Dracula is swiping through a dating app and picks a witch who looks pretty hot initially. But when he sees her live video feed, she’s grotesque. I did her voice, pushing out my most witchy, repulsive, cartoony sounds. It ended up staying in the movie.
When something is edited superbly, you don’t notice the effort: It’s very smooth and you get immersed in the story. That’s why “The Crown” is captivating to me. They shoot really long takes that create intensity and this very hypnotic state and you get sucked into each scene.
I drive a full-electric 2017 BMW i3. I got it with a range extender—a 50-mile gas-tank backup—for a little peace of mind when the charge is low. It’s fun to drive. It feels very roomy inside. And it can actually park itself, although I’m afraid to use that function. It feels like the vehicle’s possessed. I’d just rather do it myself.
I’m single, divorced and an empty-nester. So, I use a few dating apps. I like Bumble the most because the woman gets to make the first move. I didn’t want to go in this direction, but I feel like nobody meets people the old-fashioned way anymore. And hey, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. But I’m still single. Let’s leave it at that.
—Edited from an interview by Chris Kornelis
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