My favorite part of Inside the Actor's Studio is when James Lipton asks his guests Bernard Pivot's famous 10 questions. It's fun to hear how the celebs answer. Some are authentic and funny, others seem like they're trying their best to be profound and deep. Regardless, the exercise is fun to do with a group of friends or with your significant other. While I'm sure no one gives a fig what my least favorite word is, that's never stopped me from sharing. Here we go:
1. What is your favorite word?
Tintinnabulation, a ringing of bells. I came across it in a trivia book when I was seven and it's been my favorite word ever since. It's fun to say and fun to spell.
2. What is your least favorite word?
3. What turns you on?
A great sense of humor. But an annoying laugh cancels that right out. I don't want to laugh with someone whose laugh annoys the shit out of me.
4. What turns you off?
5. What sound do you love?
The blades of a figure skate cutting through the ice. That's bliss. I'd like that to be my ringtone. #2 is the sound of the ocean. #3 is the sound of rain. Basically, I like water based sounds.
6. What sound do you hate?
A crying or screaming baby. And the music of Dave Matthews Band.
7. What is your favorite curse word?
Fuck. Or shit. Shit! I don't know. It's too hard to pick a favorite. I love them all -- except for one.
8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Rock star. I'd love to be able to sing. I mean, I can sing, it just doesn't sound good. So I'd like to be able to sing well. If I could steal someone's voice, I'd go with Kate Earl or Emily Haines of Metric. I'd also like to be a kick ass drummer like Kim Schifino from Matt & Kim.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
Police Officer. I'm a real candy ass.
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
I always struggle with this question. Robert DeNiro gave my very favorite answer to this question. Since I can't beat DeNiro, I'll use his: If there is a God, he has a lot of explaining to do.