Australian movie magazine FILMINK speaks with Ben Stiller about his career and new film in their latest issue. Included are some revealing tidbits, such as Stiller’s admission at being socially awkward and unpopular as a teen. Check out the interview below. Filmink can be found on newstands in Australia, or purchased through the site Filmink.com.au.
Ben Stiller offers some insights in a recent exclusive with the “behind-the-scenes Web portal” MakingOf, in which he discusses the differences between stage and screen performing, and his directorial methods.
See the interview below, and check out the excellent site MakingOf.com, founded by Christine Aylward and Natalie Portman. The site’s mission is to “champion the art and craft of entertainment creation” and aims to give fans the opportunity to learn from the insiders.
And watch this fun interview with a future entertainment reporter, in which Stiller talks about his new film, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
Thanks to Nicoletta for the tip!
Last week, Ben was across the pond, promoting his new film, and popped over to TV presenter Jonathan Ross’s chat show.
You can watch the interview following the jump, which starts with extensive footage from Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
Towards the end of the chat, Stiller discusses one idea for a new Zoolander film: “Derek got hired to be a personal model for an Arab sheik, and then finds out that… models are being turned into oil. Like sort of a Soylent Green sort of a plot.”
Recently, I’ve received a flurry of emails asking whether Ben Stiller is Twittering away under the name “@ben_stiller” — which at its peak, had over 61,000 followers.
Considering that Ben has previously shown a general disinterest in directly communicating with fans, it doesn’t appear likely that he’d suddenly become a voracious Twitaholic.
Nor would we expect that Ben has the time to twiddle his thumbs, as he has been filming Greenberg this past month. Currently, Stiller’s in London, doing press for the release of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsoniann — which will have its world premiere Tuesday evening at Leicester Square.
On Monday, Brit TV interviewer Jonathan Ross (@Wossy on Twitter) informally asked about his online habits, and reports that Stiller doesn’t give a Tweet about Twitter.
Is that definitive? I’ll try to track down a second source later today to give us the proverbial straight Twooth. (Ok, enough with the puns, already!)
When chatting online, it’s always good to remember the old adage: “on the Internet, nobody knows [if] you’re a dog.”
Update: As of Wednesday morning, the @ben_stiller account has been disabled.
Ben just appeared on one of the UK’s leading chat shows, Friday night with Jonathan Ross. He talked about the origins of Tropic Thunder, including his early attempt to audition for Platoon, as well as his appreciation of Tom Cruise.