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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Simon Baker HollywoodNewsWire.net  "I Heart Huckabees"  photo
Something New
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jan 22, 2006
Simon Baker – Something New

Q1: What appealed to you about this project?
SB: It's always a combination of all of those things. I hadn't done a romantic comedy before and I thought it could be fun. I was particularly drawn to the character because of the honesty and straightforwardness of the character. The social issues are always a lure for me. If the movie can be entertaining and you can also get something in there that's well intentioned, that's a good thing.

Q2: Do you have any firsthand experience with interracial romance?
SB: I'm married and I've been married since before they invented electricity. I went out with an Asian girl for a while in Australia, but there were no issues about it whatsoever. I think it's a bigger issue in America for some reason. It baffles me a little bit, but I think a lot of it is about pride. Isn't pride one of the 7 deadly sins? Pride and lack of self-esteem can create weird issues.

Q3: How long have you been married?
SB: I think ...

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