MY CUL­TURED LIFE Ac­tor Billy Mag­nussen: man enough to wear women’s trousers

Ac­tor Billy Mag­nussen shares what’s keep­ing him en­ter­tained this month

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Last thing you bought? Women’s trousers from Carhartt. They’re re­ally good for rid­ing horses in, which I’ve loved since I was in Into The Woods.

Most re­cent TV binge ses­sion? I’m not a big binger, but The Stair­case by JeanXavier de Lestrade on Net­flix got me.

Last Google search? I couldn’t tell you, be­cause that’d re­veal some­thing very per­sonal about me right now...

Cur­rent wall­pa­per on your phone? A pic­ture of my girl.

What’s on your work­out playlist? I ac­tu­ally do Duolingo lan­guage cour­ses on the el­lip­ti­cal trainer. I’ve taught my­self French that way.

Song that gets you danc­ing? Come On Eileen – that’s a good one. Also Up­town Funk.

App you can’t live with­out? Ama­zon or Google Maps. Go-to take­away dish? Last night I had a chicken ke­bab, but it’s of­ten salad. I some­times have to take my top off for jobs, so if I have pizza ev­ery night I’m screwed.

Ever been starstruck? Seven years ago. I was in a play and Bill Ir­win [an Amer­i­can vaude­ville-style co­me­dian] walked back­stage. I grew up watch­ing his clown­ing, so was I like “holy crap”.

Favourite emoji? The A-OK one.

Last In­sta­gram fol­low? I’m more of a guy who likes to [fol­low peo­ple’s lives] in real life.

Last thing you do be­fore bed? I lis­ten to the pod­cast In Our Time.

Last pod­cast you lis­tened to? The Daily by The New York Times, Pod Save Amer­ica and TED pod­casts.

Last film that made you cry? Pixar’s short film, Bao. But happy stuff makes me cry all the time, like if I see a kid get picked up off the ground af­ter fall­ing over.

Books on your bed­side ta­ble? Un­com­mon Type: Some Sto­ries by Tom Hanks. But I just fin­ished Tues­days With Mor­rie [by Mitch Al­bom], and ev­ery­one in the world should read that book.

First thing you read in the morn­ing? The New York Times.

Ma­niac is on Net­flix now

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