So if you said to me, “here’s the part,” I’d probably say “I like acting more”, but that isn’t the way it works. In a way, you vicariously act when you direct; you can play parts in your head when you direct that you could obviously never play. : Tom Sullivan, who’s blind, was one of the first guys I called when we decided we were going to do the movie.
: My agent sent both of us the script and said that Theta Films, who made it, wanted James to direct and they wanted me to play Dr. This was one of those wonderful little movies that when the audience sees it, they all love it, and I loved the character of Dr. She’s not the largest role, but definitely an important role.
No better way to cuddle up with someone than with a musical, and a great one at that.
Rent tells the story of one year in the life of eight friends living in the East Village in New York.
He went to Harvard; he’s a filmmaker, writer, a musician – he’s a brilliant guy.
He read the script and we spent several days talking over several different things.
The group deals with love, death, AIDS, and every other life struggles one can face.
It initially appears to be yet another show about young(-ish) straight white folks flirting and dating, another look at millennial(-ish) Los Angeles, another gently chiding, aspirational satire of show business.
With no suspect, no clues and no ideas, the police had to let the case go cold, leaving a violent killer walking the streets.
But now, almost 20 years later, the case is reopened when a tape of the victim, made for a dating service, is found after a man’s suicide.
Martin) and fabulous drag queen musician Angel (played by Wilson Jermaine Heredia).
You will root for power lesbian couple Maureen (played by Idina Menzel) and Joanne (played by Tracie Thoms).
James did an enormous amount of work, in terms of rewrites, and really tuned it up and I thought this was a gem.