So what's Nightcrawler up to since he's not in X3?

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ALAN CUMMING'S PUMPING IRON AND KISSING THE BOYS


By BARBARA HOFFMAN

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April 16, 2006 -- IT'S the rare actor who has his own fragrance - and exfoliant, body lotion and soap ("Cumming in a Bar") - but Alan Cumming prides himself on being provocative. Whether strutting his stuff in pasties for "Cabaret" or nightcrawling through "X-Men 2," it's always been hard to keep your eyes off him. Now, he's sporting a mohawk and skintight leathers as Mack the Knife, the dark heart of "The Threepenny Opera."
Q. You look buffer than in "Cabaret."

A. I am buffer. I wanted to butch up a little for Macheath. When you know you're going to do a character for a while, you know how they're going to feel. I wanted to be less of a sprite. Now I do dumbbells in the dressing room. Carlos [Leon], he's great. He used to be a trainer.

Q. Ever discuss his ex, Madonna?



A. No. He gives me training tips. He told me to work in sevens. [He pumps his arm up and down seven times, quickly.]

Q. Those pants can't be comfortable.

A. I like my costume - I feel the right way in it. It's all about arranging myself in the trousers. Because they're so tight, you have to commit to one side.

Q. Ohh-kay. Your Macheath plays both sides, sexually speaking. Why?

A. It's not about straight or gay. These people, no matter what sex they are, are desperate to survive. And whoever I come in contact with, whether they're a man or woman, if I want them, they succumb to me. It's understood that this man is voracious and charismatic - he's a murderer and thief, but hopefully, you want to f--- him.

Q. Who do you enjoy kissing more?

A. Some of the girls are really good kissers, some aren't. Same with the boys. We're still in previews, so I don't think they've all got their kissing technique down yet. I'll wait 'til we open before I make a final judgment, but I'll be very discreet. I don't want to hurt anyone.

Q. Where do you fit in? You've been married, but now you live with a man.

A. I think of myself as bisexual, because I find women attractive. I don't relate to gay men who are horrified by the thought of a woman's body. I think sexuality is more fluid. Politically, I like the word "queer," because it's about being different. Whatever. That whole bisexual thing people are scared of, which is why I'm more eager to say it.

Q. Didn't you once call yourself "the frolicky pansexual sex symbol for the new millennium"?

A. Oh no! The Observer did. I think it's hilarious, but I'd never say it about myself.

Q. But is it true?

A. Well, I'm frolicky. I think there's sometimes too much emphasis on my sexuality. That's not how I define myself.

Q. How would you like to be known?

A. I like "provocateur." Or "an alien of extraordinary ability" - that's on the form with my green card. That would look good on my tombstone - Better than "the frolicky pansexual"!



Oh boy.
 
actually i think we will see nightcrawler in magneto's bedroom in x3 and mystique walks in on them and that is how mystique dies lol
 
Shame he didn't bring any of that fun, quirky, off-the-wall quality to Nightcrawler! He sounded more like Nightcrawler in that interview than in the movie when he was mainly serious...

I'm hoping we see more of Nightcrawler in an X-movie. Alan looks very 'elfin' and 'sprite-like' in reality, i can see why those chose him for the part. It'd be good if they got him back.. but with all the make-up process, it wouldn't matter if they didn't...
 
^ Alan liked to have a good old ***** about the makeup process. He was a bit of a diva in that respect.

I'm always in two minds about him. Sometimes he seems like a really cool guy, and then others he appears to be a bit of an idiot.

He came across well in that interview I thought. :up:
 
You know, I never really understood why he complained about the make-up process. Did he really expect not to be covered in make-up? or that it wouldn't take a long time?

But his performance as Nightcrawler really brought him to life and that's how I've always envisioned Kurt too. Hopefully(if he gets over the make-up process) we'll see him in a future X-Men movie.

He definitely comes across as a cool intelligent guy, not that I would hang out with him or anything.
 
LastSunrise1981 said:
He definitely comes across as a cool intelligent guy, not that I would hang out with him or anything.
Sure you wouldn't. ;) Not even one dip in the hot tub?
 
lordofthenerds said:
Sure you wouldn't. ;) Not even one dip in the hot tub?

I'd kick him out and invite Rebecca Romijn, Halle Berry, and Kelly Hu into the hot tub. ;):up:
 
I think LastSunrise1981 wants to make it perfectly clear to everyone that he's very much a straight guy who has never doubted his sexuality.

Glad we cleared that up.

As for the bathtub, I'd kick Alan out and invite James and Hugh, but that's just me.
 
Avalanche said:
I think LastSunrise1981 wants to make it perfectly clear to everyone that he's very much a straight guy who has never doubted his sexuality.

Glad we cleared that up.

As for the bathtub, I'd kick Alan out and invite James and Hugh, but that's just me.

Ah let's face it, they wouldn't hang out with us. We'd annoy them with our fanboy debates and our obsession with X-Men. :)

And yes, you are correct about what I was pointing out. :)
 
Avalanche said:
I think LastSunrise1981 wants to make it perfectly clear to everyone that he's very much a straight guy who has never doubted his sexuality.

Glad we cleared that up.

As for the bathtub, I'd kick Alan out and invite James and Hugh, but that's just me.

*high fives*

Great minds! :D
 
Avalanche said:
I think LastSunrise1981 wants to make it perfectly clear to everyone that he's very much a straight guy who has never doubted his sexuality.

Glad we cleared that up.

As for the bathtub, I'd kick Alan out and invite James and Hugh, but that's just me.
I don't think James and Hugh would be very comfortable. :p
 
Interesting...erm...interview. :p
 
Avalanche said:
I think LastSunrise1981 wants to make it perfectly clear to everyone that he's very much a straight guy who has never doubted his sexuality.

Glad we cleared that up.

As for the bathtub, I'd kick Alan out and invite James and Hugh, but that's just me.

Hmm... I'd kick all 3 out...

And in their place, I would put Famke, Rebecca, Halle, and crossover Jessica Alba from F4. :D
 
^No Ben Foster?

*runs away*
 
See next to last question.

http://nymag.com/arts/theater/profiles/16709/index.html

Killer Charm: Alan Cumming

By Boris Kachka

Hollywood has pegged the Scottish actor Alan Cumming as a stock villain and a mutant for hire, but New Yorkers know him as an impish man-about-town and a Broadway darling whose last big role, as the emcee in Cabaret, brought the show to new levels of tawdriness. He returns to Studio 54 this week as Mac the Knife, the slinky inveterate criminal at the center of The Threepenny Opera. Cumming talked to Boris Kachka about his new role and life after 40 (which looks a lot like life before 40).

You’re known for revealing your backside in almost all the theatrical productions you’ve been in. I admit I was disappointed not to see it this time.
Someone once wrote, “Is it some sort of contractual thing that he has to show his bum in everything he does?” But no, I mean, there wasn’t really any place for it. And also those trousers are so tight, you’ve got a pretty good idea of everything downstairs anyway.


What was Mac’s appeal for you, then?
It’s one of the great modern European theater roles—and also, you’ve got to make people want to **** you even though you’re a horrible rapist and murderer. So it’s got all those challenges.


Yet you’re playing another dark character from the Weimar era. How is it different?
Cabaret was more cheeky. The phrase I think of when I do Cabaret is, “You know you want to.” This is more like, “You want to, or I’ll ****ing beat your head in.”


You said that when you turned 40, you might slow down your partying a bit. You’re 41 now.
I hope I’m still going to clubs when I’m 65.


Where do you go?
I’ve been loving the lesbian nights at Starlight. Lesbians are so gorgeous nowadays. Maybe it’s just me, maybe I’ve just noticed them. And the Russian Baths. I was in there steaming my voice, because I was a bit hoarse, and these old men were singing in Yiddish, and they were like, “Join in, sing the harmonies!” So there I am humming along.


You also said that after 40, you’d stop doing so many movies you didn’t like.
Oh dear, did I say that? Gosh. Well, I’ve not really done anything I’ve not really liked for a while. I probably will have to because I’ll be bankrupt. So I’m on the lookout for things I actively don’t like.


Weren’t you supposed to be in X-Men 3?
They had an option on me, and they didn’t pick up my option. I was delighted, frankly. I didn’t enjoy [X-Men 2] at all. It was horrible.


And what’s been the worst thing about Threepenny?
The worst thing that happened is last night Nellie McKay stood in my doorway with a Hillary Clinton mask on singing “Moon River” on a ukulele, whilst me and a couple of people, including Jessica Lange and Mikhail Baryshnikov, looked on amazed. We wondered when she was going to stop, and she didn’t for quite some time.
 
^ I remember those quotes. Why he hated X2 is beyond me. It wasn't exactly a focused story but it was a blast to watch and his character was great. Obviously we woln't be seeing him as Nightcrawler again talking down about X2. However I thought he did enjoy the movie but it was a horrible experience with Bryan Singer. Maybe Bryan wouldn't sleep with him and he had a hissy fit.
 
LastSunrise1981 said:
I'd kick him out and invite Rebecca Romijn, Halle Berry, and Kelly Hu into the hot tub. ;):up:

Now, that sounds fantastic!

As for Alan, not being Nightcrawler. It really feels like a detach since we had all those ties, but then again we're dealing with the X franchise, where characters come and go as they like. Plus we do have his character appearing in the game for all that's worth.
 
TwilightPro101 said:
Now, that sounds fantastic!

As for Alan, not being Nightcrawler. It really feels like a detach since we had all those ties, but then again we're dealing with the X franchise, where characters come and go as they like. Plus we do have his character appearing in the game for all that's worth.

Yeah, I'm sure he's hanging out with Toad and Sabertooth.
 
WHAT? he hated X Men 2???

that bastard! yeah i wouldn't care if Alan Cumming came back as Nightcrawler. they need someone else who's more i don't know....maybe....MASCULINE.

he did a good job but WTF??? he didn't like X2?

must be the bi thing or he's intoxicated with his own fragrance labeled after him? Cumming?? doesn't get anymore gay than that
 

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