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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: William H Macy HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Thank You For Smoking"  photo
Thank You for Smoking
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Mar 15, 2006
William H. Macy & Rob Lowe – Thank You For Smoking

Q1: Can you tell us about your character?
WHM: I play Senator Finistirre, which I just love saying. I'm the Senator from Vermont and virulently anti-smoking. My character wants to put a skull and crossbones on the...do you mind if I smoke now, by the way? I'm the anti-smoking guy.

Q2: Did you really get wound up during the courtroom scene with Nick?
WHM: No, man, it's a comedy. It's easy. You just pretend. Isn't Aaron Eckhart fabulous in this? It's really hard what he does in this film. It's fast-talking and he throws it away. It's quite a performance. I can't imagine anybody else doing it.

Q3: Since you are playing hypocrites, to what degree do you have to believe what you are saying to do this as actors?
WHM: I don't think you have to believe it, but it's incumbent on us to do that characters bidding so you have to find that part of it you do believe in.
RL: You have to find that hook for yourself. It's just a t...

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