The Cinema Society & MCM Host the Premiere of ‘Obsessed’
The Bowery Hotel. April 23, 2009. By Bennett Marcus
How was working with Justin Timberlake for your SNL skit?
“He can do the choreography better than me, which made me really, really jealous.”
You play a financial-asset manager in this movie. How did you get into character?
“A lot of my research was about the finance world. I play America, someone that, you know, something crazy happens to.”
You play the obsessive in this movie. Was Glenn Close your role model?
“Please. She is the gold standard.”
Were you obsessed with your wife before you married her?
“I didn’t hide in the bushes and stuff, but in terms of stalking, I was persistent. For every three phone calls I got from Rebecca, she’d get nine from me.”
What are you obsessed with lately?
“Beyoncé. I’m just trying to figure out if she’s B tonight, or if she’s Sasha.”
Who’s the craziest person you’ve ever worked with?
“I cleaned bathrooms at the Spaghetti Warehouse. My boss stood over and watched me as I scrubbed the toilets.”
Are you obsessed with anything at the moment?
“My Sonicare toothbrush. And Jeopardy.”
—Anika Noni Rose
You’re in the new Spike Lee movie. Has he taken you to a Knicks game yet?
“No! But I’ve sent him some text messages recently, and he doesn’t return them because he’s deep into watching a game.”