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Little Miss Sunshine
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jun 29, 2006
Q1: How did you prepare for this role?
SC: I read some Proust, but it's like anything else. I wondered who this guy is and wondered how he got to this point. It's important to me that he's an intellect and the self-proclaimed #1 Proust scholar in the US, which tells me he has an ego and he tends to separate himself from others because he thinks so highly of himself. I figured that was slightly disenfranchising for him. He's done this to himself to isolate himself. His unrequited love blows up in his face and he tries to kill himself at the beginning and that's where we join him. I tried to think of what's made me as depressed as I've ever felt.

Q2: Have you ever been depressed like that?
SC: I don't think so, but I think people can relate to it even if they haven't had it that bad.

Q3: Were you looking for a role like this?
SC: I was looking specifically for a suicidal, gay Proust scholar and it just happened to come along. (laughs) I never approach a character's sexuality. In...

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