21 questions

Natasha Lyonne Will Never Sleep With Bernie Madoff Again

Name: Natasha Lyonne
Age: 30
Neighborhood: Alphabet City
Occupation: Actress

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
I dunno — where’s Lenny Bruce from?

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Souen — though it’s the lack of guilt I truly enjoy.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Read. Oh — that’s a word.

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Yeah, I’d just move further down the alphabet.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
August: Osage County. I’m a late bloomer.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Depends how hot they are.

What’s your drink?
Dude. All kinds of water.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Depends on how often I wanna get some from my man.

What’s your favorite medication?
Meditation — just kidding — I’m not that evolved … yet.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
I just looked — some strange picture of Laurel and Hardy.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
More than free.

When’s bedtime?

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Old, yo! I remember being a terrified preteen havin’ all kinds of questionable fantasies walkin’ round there — the thrill is gone.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
I don’t.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Bugs, mice, rats, and people.

Who is your mortal enemy?
Myself … but we’re starting to make nice.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Some things are better left undisclosed.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
I’ll never sleep with Bernie Madoff again.

Times, Post, or Daily News?

Where do you go to be alone?
Home or the Film Forum — at the midday old-timey double feature.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Being the real McCoy.

Ask follow-up questions to these and others at the 92Y Tribeca, where Lyonne will participate in a Q&A following the screening of her film, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle. Wednesday, July 22, 8 p.m.; $12.

Natasha Lyonne Will Never Sleep With Bernie Madoff Again