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When you make movies, do you miss do­ing theatre?

What I love about the theatre is when you’ve done it 86 times and you’re on stage and you hear some­body say a line that you’ve heard for months — you go, “He says that there? I never heard that be­fore!”

Your lat­est movie, The Post, is less than two hours — much shorter than most awards-sea­son movies. I think the best movie is the one that goes by in 45 min­utes. Some­times a three-hour movie will do that. Some­times a three-hour movie will seem like four-and-a-half hours.

You fa­mously love type­writ­ers. Is the film type­writer porn?

I test typed on ev­ery sin­gle ma­chine in the news­room. I picked up one of the Royal Desk­tops and I now have that ma­chine. It will last me a thou­sand years.

What’s been your best au­di­tion?

It was for a tour­ing pro­duc­tion of Grease. I don’t sing but I went to an au­di­tion with a ter­ri­ble cold. They said, “Come back in two days.” Af­ter two days, I still had a cold, so they kept post­pon­ing me. On the last au­di­tion, I was only halfway through Alone At A Drive-in Movie and they were like, “Thank you!” But I view it like this: I got two call­backs for a Broad­way mu­si­cal!


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