|Happy birthday Michael!
||[Jul. 11th, 2009|10:46 am]
It's Michael's birthday! I love how entertaining he is whether onscreen or off, in a big project or in a short film, the boy is magnetic! To celebrate his sexy 37th year, here are some of his most lovable quotes: on acting, directing and showing Tom how to "blow"!
"When I was a kid I was really insecure. I was the smallest kid in high school and I just wanted to get out of my body and be someone else. And when I realized that being an actor, and being in a different part….oh wow, they accept me as that character. So that was kind of different for me. But I guess what also inspires me is people that really respond to the roles that I do, or they're affected in some way."
Being a fanboy!
Chris: "We went to see Rick Springfield on tour….he had a date, I had a date. And I don't know if you've ever seen Rick Springfield in concert, you know how he does this thing where he has this cordless guitar and comes out to the audience? Yeah. So he comes out and he's like traveling everywhere but our section and I look over at Rosenbaum and he's like (leans forward excitedly)"He couldn't wait for him to come our way. He pushed past his date! He was following Rick Springfield."
Michael: "Dude, that was YEARS ago! I was like, thirty five!"
On Zod: "I got to wear this six foot long black and purple leather jacket. I was worried about it. I thought I was going to look like Prince. I was like "Guys, I can't wear this. I look like a gay vampire. You know? I couldn't do it. Anyway I wore it. It looked great. I trusted Steve the wardrobe guy – he's my guy. He goes: "Michael. It's fine." And then he went…. (rolls his eyes)and walked off."
(Here's Michael demonstrating the eyeroll)
(And I've posted this quote before....but can't resist!)
Michael on "Kneel before Zod.": "That line....I mean, I couldn't do it because...imagine me, standing there in this giant leather - I want to say something but I'm not going to - and it was 20 pounds and it was, like, purple and I was all "Omigod, where is my career going? KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!" You know that line, it was hard not to...when Tom got on his knees and I had to goof around. "KNEEL BEFORE ZOD and" (whispers) "suck it!" I had to say that on camera! 'Cause we're joking around, two guys fooling around.....(crowd laughs) Not like that! Well, when you're comfortable with your sexuality, you can say whatever the hell you want! You know? It's just cool."
"When I was a kid, I always thought the cool thing about being on a TV show when I grew up was to hang out and maybe have sex with a co-star or two…That doesn't happen! The only one who likes me is freakin' Raoul the wardrobe guy!"
Saying goodbye to the SV crew: "I said goodbye to the crew, gave them all hugs, we were really close. I wasn't choked up, and I was like, well, okay, I'm not gonna get... so I went into the makeup trailer, and the last time she cleaned my head, because usually it's like an hour and a half process, putting makeup on, and at the end of the night she takes it off, because you're not supposed to see a hairline for Lex Luthor. So she takes it off, and she gives me a hug and she's... my makeup artist, her name is Natalie, she says, "I love you!" and she starts crying. So I was okay, and then I walk out the door and I turn around and I look at her and I know this is my last time walking, and I just lost it like a little puppy looking for its mama, I mean, I just started crying"
"The makeup girl was like my therapist. She knew everything about me and knew I wasn’t coming back. I am truly grateful to the show. It put me on the map. It gave me financial stability. I am able to take care of my mother’s gambling problem!"
A post-SV interview with an old college friend
Jerry: "Those fans will stay with you forever. You have a lot of gay fans too, just to let you know."
Michael: "Really? That’s comforting. The wardrobe guy on Smallville always told me that. I told him they like the pretty boy, they like Tom. He said, "They like you too... trust me." Tell them I am better with hair, Jer."
On Freak: "I remember I was directing, I look at the episode and go oh, this is decent. And then they start going: "this is the first time we see Clark blow!" (naughty pause; Michael moves his microphone to the upright position. Crowd explodes.) "That's NOT what I meant. But so, he's like….(demonstrates dainty blow)"I was like: What? Don't do a cheesy blow in my episode!"
Here's Tom's more vigorous blow!
Michael the director
Annette: "Everyone who worked with Michael was just so thrilled with his energy and his commitment. We were just talking about the fact that he never left the set. He really didn't want to go to the bathroom."
John G.: "He DIDN'T go to the bathroom!"
"It’s funny how I became friends with Carrie Fisher. Her daughter was a fan of Smallville and wanted an autographed picture. I said I want a picture, in exchange, of Carrie in Return of the Jedi in that little skimpy outfit with Jabba the Hut. She jokingly wrote, "Michael, fuck me, Carrie." We have been throwing parties together ever since for Christmas called the "Bah Humbug" parties, where we get lumps of coal and we trim the tree with people like Robert Downing, Jr., and Alec Baldwin on the list." (Anyone else think that Carrie WASN'T joking?)
The "hair pact" with Tom
Tom: "The one thing we haven't done since we wrapped is he hasn't shaven his head and I haven't shaven my face."
Michael: "I don't know about the beard….he looks good. He's a sexy guy!"
"I have the best fans. I don't know how many I have, but they're certainly the most loyal and sincere fans out there."
AND WE LOVE YOU, BABY! May your 37th year be brilliant and happy!