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had a crush on one of your costars? When I was in To Gillian
On Her 37th Birthday, I liked Claire Danes. I was so nervous before
our first kiss scene, I got down on my hands and knees and said,
"God, I'm not asking you to make me smooth, I'm not asking
you to make me like Joe Cool, I just don't want to throw up and
embarrass myself and make this girl think I'm a lunatic."
you have a girlfriend now? Yes. I've been with Kimberly McCullough
for three years. She's an actress.
any embarrassing moments in front of her? At a restaurant
in France I tried to order steak, but I don't speak French. To
make the waiter understand, I mooed like a cow til he figured
did you realie you wanted to become an actor? I was 18, and
I knew I didn't want to work at the Price Club. Acting was the
only thing I wanted to do, so I moved to L.A. I was so broke I
had to hide in my apartment because I didn't have enough money
for my landlord. But I went to acting class and read scripts every
moment I had.
you ever think about changing your name? My mom was married
to this guy for two seconds, whose last name was Quick. And my
middle name is James, so for a moment I was almost Jimmy Quick,
which is kind of a cool name -- I could have run track. But keeping
my father's name was always important to me. He wasn't able to
give me a lot; he died when I was only 10 months old. I want to
respect that gift.
you a horror buff as a kid? No, horror movies scared me to
death. Once I walked home alone froma friend's house after watching
Alien, and I kept imagining them jumping out on me. I didn't watch
another scary flick for three years.
you think you will continue doing comedy or sci-fi movies? Both,
hopefully! I actually just signed to do a comedy and I should
start filming in two or three months -- I can't give you the name
yet but I play a crazy college kid named Al Connelly.
your most disgusting habit? I do weird things with my toes.
I cross, snap, and pick things up with them -- I think they are
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