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The Thing About My Folks
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Sep 8, 2005
Q1: What appealed to you about the script?
PF: The very first scene sounded like my father, but I was wrong. It was Paul's father. When I read a script I don't look so much into my life. I don't know what I do. If you are playing Napoleon and you think you are Napoleon, you are a little wacky, you know? The way I do it and I think a lot of actors also, is they read the script and ask, 'Do I believe this line? Is this line going to get a laugh? Is the audience going to be interested? Are they going to be compelled?' It's the different between really superior writing and clichés. When you read a script and it's full of clichés you can't even turn the page. You just throw it aside. With this I was interested. I believed these people. They sounded like real life people. And there was something about issues between a husband and a wife. I don't know any married couple that doesn't have issues. I've been married for 28 years and we have plenty of issues. I don't know of any pa...

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