Balthazar and The Box. March 31, 2009 and April 2, 2009. By Bennett Marcus and Jada Yuan.
Jennifer Hudson is singing tonight. Would you ever sing with her?
“Oh no, never. I don't sing. I just pout.”
Have you ever fought anyone for a piece of clothing?
“Just my older sister. She'd get mad because I used to go into her closet and take stuff.”
Jennifer Hudson asked you to sing tonight, but you turned her down. Why?
“Singing is what we do. It’s work. That's like asking the painter we were sitting with, ‘Why didn't you paint on the tablecloth while you were eating?’”
Ever get caught wearing cheap clothes to a fancy event?
“Some of my best compliments are on a $15 Ross dress. Ross gets you a weird look, but I’ve rocked two or three good pieces from there over the years.”
Ann, your foot is in a cast. What happened?
“It was a New York City pothole, and I think I’m going to sue.”
—Ann Dexter Jones & Annabelle Dexter Jones
Do you shop at Topshop when you go home to England?
“It’s my first port of call whenever I go back to London. I go to Topshop even before I go to see my mum.”
Did you ever fight anybody for a piece of clothing?
“I fought everybody who’s got breath and a heartbeat for a piece of clothing.”
You and Howard got tattooed together. Who was the bigger wimp?
“Howard will shed a tear watching Smallville, but not on getting a tattoo. He just loves that show.”
Would you take your mom to Topshop or Urban Outfitters?
“I wouldn't take her. But if she sees something she likes on me, she kind of sends me to get it.”
Your talk show just started last month. Any big screwups so far?
“Ugh, so many [that] I could make a whole show about it.”