I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.
It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!
Fan: Hi! Thank you so much for being here. My question is do you have any hidden talents? Can you sing, can you dance? Do you play an instrument? Are you super flexible –
GA: [grin] Yes.
Fan: And can you show us? If you have any talent, can you show us?
GA: I got a skirt on, I can’t show you how flexible I am. …Anyway, umm.. [shifts in her seat]
- GA awkwardly flirting with the audience, FandomFest 2013.