Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Emile Hirsch images courtesy of Nylon Guys and Just

Emile Hirsch has the cover of the current NYLON GUYS Fall 2008 issue. Inside he discusses his new role as gay rights activist Cleve Jones in the movie Milk, which is about Harvey Milk, a former gay mayor of San Francisco who was assassinated. Cleve Jones is also famous for being the creator of the NAMES Project Aids Memorial Quilt.

Here are some snippets from the accompanying interview, courtesy of Nylon Guys and Just Jared -

On his first role in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
: “I had no idea how to play the part. I didn’t understand the dialogue. I didn’t understand the character. But the casting director really believed in me. It’s funny because people now say, ‘That’s such a natural performance’, but in my mind that performance is the one most influenced by other actors.”

On how he chooses films to star in: “I give a f—, but I don’t give that much of a f—. I’m still going to throw in some goofy s—. I don’t want to get too precious.”

On his upcoming film Milk: “I just had such a wonderful time. it’s such a great ensemble. Speed Racer was such a highly controlled performance environment that I found, honestly, a little frustrating at times just because it’s so hard when you’re on the green screen and it’s all about, ‘Bat this eyelash a little bit here.’ On Milk, it was just a free-for-all and we were all going nuts.”

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