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Alan Cumming Interview -- JustJared.com Exclusive

Alan Cumming Interview -- JustJared.com Exclusive

X-Men star Alan Cumming, aka Nightcrawler, took the time to speak with me last week during the “A Sealed Fate?” dinner at Bon Appetit Supper Club during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

The dinner was sponsored by The Humane Society and hosted by America’s Next Top Model photographer/judge Nigel Barker. The 43-year-old Scottish actor shared about the blogs he reads, a certain foolish blogger and even his upcoming singing career. Check it:

JJ: Tell us about your new movie, Dare. (The film screened at Sundance.)

AC: It’s about these three high school kids, and it’s interesting because its about these kids who are finding themselves, and are becoming sexually active, etc. I really like it because it’s done in a really interesting way, and it can go beyong your expectations because the people you think are gonna be together, are not by the end of the movie. In the film, I’m an actor and I’m really mean, mean to Emmy Rossum.

JJ: What do you do to her?

AC: I just b—- slap her, like really hard.

JJ: You live in New York nowadays, Where do you like to hang-out?

AC: My favorite bar is Eastern Bloc on 5th St. between Ave A and B. I live in the East Village.

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Alan Cumming Interview — JustJared.com Exclusive

JJ: Which blogs do you like to read?

AC: I like Towleroad, I also go to Queerty sometimes. And of course, JustJared.

JJ: [...]

AC: I’m gonna try to say this in a nice way. What’s really fascinating about the phenomenon that is [...], is that I used to know him when he lived in New York and he worked for [...]. Now I see him out in gay bars and then what I think is interesting now is that I think he’s forgotten that he is not the celebrity. It’s become so much about him and his opinions and actually you’re not very interesting. And I think that’s probably going to be his demise. I saw him on television and went to his website to read about this about him wanting to boycott Sundance, and I think that’s so misguided and such a knee-jerk reaction. I think anyone or anything that supports the gay cause should boycott any organization that has in any way supported or funded anything anti-gay. And I wish there was more of a network that could tell us more concisely how we could do that. But boycotting the Sundance Film Festival, which it’s in Utah, where it has put into modern society so many positive messages about gayness, was such a stupid idea. I just thought, you stupid boy.

JJ: What kind of music do you listen to? Do you go to concerts?

AC: I’m not a big concert goer. I went to the Spice Girls last year. That was fun. Right now, I have my own music thing. I started singing. I’m doing my concert debut at Lincoln Center’s America’s Songbook Series. On February 7th, I’m doing two performances there and I’m doing four performances at the Sydney Opera House.

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Pictured here: Alan getting his game on during the Wii Music Experience at the Island Def Jam House during Sundance.

Also pictured: Dare director Adam Salky and writer David Brind with the stars of the film: Zach Gilford, Ashley Springer, Emmy Rossum, Sandra Bernhard, Rooney Mara, and Alan Cumming at the Film Lounge Media Center on January 18.

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11 Comments

# 1
Twifanatic Amanda @ 01/26/2009 at 2:43 pm

Aww thanks Jared, I love Alan Cumming

# 2
gossipgirl @ 01/26/2009 at 2:46 pm

I suspect he’s talking about Perez and I could’t agree more with his points.

# 3

Always wonderful. I liked his episode of Dinner For Five. He always has interesting things to say.

# 4

He was an such a great interview, hopefully I’ll be able to snag some more time with him next time!

# 6

That’s a great picture of Jared!!! He is sooo lucky he got to see spice girls!!!

# 7

***of you, Jared!

# 8

I love Allen he’s such a great actor and sweet guy :)

# 9
woo hoo jj! @ 01/26/2009 at 5:36 pm

scoop!

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