Inside the Actors Studio Meme

My friend, Boston Erin, posted the Pivot questions from Inside the Actors Studio on her blog. These are the questions that host James Lipton asks each guest at the end of the show.

Because there's a creative synnergy between acting and writing, and because once posted these questions become a meme, I thought it was time to give them a second look.

1 What is your favorite word? Serendipity
2 What is your least favorite word? Boogers (My husband taugh it to my son. *sigh*)
3 What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? The feeling of a plan coming together. Family. Poetry. Blogging. Blogging about poetry.
4 What turns you off? Bad drivers
5 What is your favorite curse word? The "C" word. Never knew what it meant until my mid-20s, so it doesn't mean that much to me. But I love other people's reaction to it, especially in the car to bad drivers. Also, Mother F*ck*r is close second.
6 What sound or noise do you love? My kids' laughter
7 What sound or noise do you hate? Dental drills
8 What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Torch singer
9 What profession would you not like to do? From the movie Say Anything -- "I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed ... or buy anything sold or processed ... or process anything sold, bought, or processed ... or repair anything sold, bought or processed."
10 If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? What took you so long?

Feel to post your answers.


Cate said…
Loved this post, but my favorite answer was to #10! I found a lot of comfort in that!
Deirdre said…
This is a great meme. I'll have to borrow it. #6 cracked me up. There's nothing like a full and rich vocabulary. #9, love that John Cusack.
Star said…
I love watching the Actor's Studio. I don't know why, but the guest's answers to these questions are sometimes the best part; I love it when they are off-the-cuff and not well-though-out ahead of time so as not to be shocking or too revealing about themselves.

Loved your answers, especially the Cusack bit :-) You rock, January!
Kristine said…
This post made me smile. I love watching the Actor's Studio and seeing the creative process through the experiences of another. Serendipity is a happy word isn't it? ;)
January said…
"Serendipity" and "Say Anything": two John Cusack movies. Coincidence?

I'm huge fan of "Inside" but I don't get to see it much. Did watch some of the Dustin Hoffman anniversary special last week.
claireylove said…
Yay! More fab memes to beg steal and borrow! #9 was a good one ;-)
claireylove said…
ps would you believe the word verification just spelt cunft? I think Blogger approves of your answer to #5!!!
GoGo said…
I so love the fact that you quoted the Say Anything movie!
Anonymous said…
I love the "C" word, too!

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