Jason Isaacs talks movies, last meals, and the best concert of his life
Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) has been a busy guy as of late, especially due to his new TV show Dig, which started airing in the US last week. Recently, he took part in an interview given by UPROXX and answered some pretty interesting but equally fun questions, from what he orders when he goes into a bar to his most frequently played song. Take a look at just some of his answers below:
You walk into a bar. What do you order from the bartender?
Can I plug my phone in? Do you have any chips? Is it okay if you turn the TV over to the tennis?
What’s currently waiting for you on your DVR/TiVo?
A lot. I’ve been travelling the world for eight months shooting Dig. Luckily, I can program it remotely. I know I’ve got these: All of Louie because he’s a genius and given total discretion by FX to tell his stories his way, all of Backstrom because it was the funniest, best pilot I read last year, and every match played on the Tennis Channel because I’m not well in the head.
What websites do you visit on a regular basis?
News aggregators. Huffington Post. IMD[b]. The Guardian. Wired. Ted. Twitter. Trip Advisor. YouTube. Err… Uproxx, naturally.
What’s the most frequently played song on your mobile device?
Sam Cooke “Change Gonna Come,” Ray Charles and Diana Krall “You Don’t Know Me,” The Dan Band “Total Eclipse of the Heart” – the obscene version.
Best concert of your life was…?
The Police. Wembley Arena. Late ’70s. Late teens. Mood enhancers.
A good number of the questions asked were food- and movie-based, which included the following:
It’s your last meal – what are you going out with?
Ribs. Dry-rubbed, dripping in sauce, honey-covered, Chinese, Texan, buffalo, even vegan for God’s sake. Maybe I could eat myself to death and avoid whatever apocalypse awaits. I quite fancy that. Save the salad for the afterlife.
What movie can you not resist watching if it’s on?
The Godfather, Spinal Tap, Airplane.
Where did you eat the best meal of your life?
The Paul in Copenhagen. I was publicizing Harry Potter in Denmark, and my wife and I were sent to a place where Paul (yep, that’s why it’s called The Paul!) had a long chat with us, then created a bunch of courses to taste of the things we loved, the places we’d been and the memories we cherished. And chatted to us in between each course so that we were in the right frame of mind. Perfect.
The last movie you saw in a theater?
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I hope they make ten. Laughed, cried, leaked a little.
He also answered a couple of either/or questions, which some may find difficult answer – Isaacs however managed to give definite answers… to one of them, at least:
Dogs or cats?
Dogs. No contest. You injure yourself, your dog will find you water, food, sit by you until you both die. A cat? Waits till you close your eyes and chews your face off.
South Park or Family Guy?
South Park. Or Family Guy. Definitely.
You can read the rest of Isaacs’s answers to some truly random questions right here.
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