Chris Cooper, Oscar winner for Adaptation and star of the new film Married Life, is the most recent interview subject in my MSN interview feature.
Here are a few choice clips:
MSN Movies: What’s in your DVD player?
Chris Cooper: Being a member of the Academy, they’ve sent me everything to look at so I’ve just seen scores of films. I think the very last one we saw was “Margot at the Wedding,” with Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Matter of fact, I gave one of my votes for supporting actress to Jennifer Jason Leigh. I thought she was really good.
Did you become a member of the Academy when you won your Oscar for “Adaptation.”?
I don’t think so. I think somebody submits your name. I was a bit surprised when I became a member because I don’t know how it came about.
Being a professional actor, is it easy to step back when you watch a movie and simply watch it as a movie?
Yeah, it is now. It is now. It wasn’t so enjoyable, say, 10 years ago. I was looking at every angle and the lighting and trying to dissect the acting. I was very aware of it and I got a little irritated with myself. But I’d say in the last 10 years or so, I’ve been able to separate myself and I really do enjoy it again.
Read the complete feature here.