21 questions

Alan Cumming Has Taken His Money Out of Goldman Sachs

Name: Alan Cumming
Age: 45
Neighborhood: East Village
Occupation: Actor/singer/performer extraordinaire. He’ll be performing his nightclub act at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency April 27 to May 1.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
The Tartufata pizza [without speck] at Gnocco.

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Commissioner Gordon from the original Batman television series.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I try to make it look easy for me to act like a grown-up, whilst looking remarkably cute.

Would you live here on a $35,000 salary?
I would have to downscale, but I would always want to live here.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
American Idiot.

Do you give money to panhandlers?

What’s your drink?
Vodka martini straight up with a twist.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Not so often in the city, but, at my place in the Catskills, every meal.

What’s your favorite medication?
I once had an oxygen thing in my nose. It made me feel really high.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A big painting that was a prop in the movie Ransom.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Anything over $100 is getting into John Edwards territory.

When’s bedtime?
Never before 2 a.m. I also nap a lot.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
I love a tranny hooker but I’m not so crazy on being mugged, so the jury is out.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
I wonder what his hair looks like when he comes out of the shower.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
I hate the TVs in back of taxis. It makes you stop looking at the city.

Who is your mortal enemy?
It wouldn’t be a person. It would be prejudice, shame, fear, bigotry — that sort of thing.

When’s the last time you drove a car?

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
I moved what was left of my money away from Goldman Sachs. Go to moveyourmoney.info and do the same.

Times, Post, or Daily News?

Where do you go to be alone?
The woods.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
The feeling of your heart soaring when you return to the city and you see the skyline for the first time.

Alan Cumming Has Taken His Money Out of Goldman Sachs