John Amaechi Interview on Vibe.com
Check out my interview with John Amaechi on Vibe.com! Also, be on the look out for another interview with John Amaechi (much more gay oriented) in CLIK Magazine for the April issue.
Pasted below is a fun excerpt from the interview that didn't make the cut. It's my little version of Inside the Actor's Studio and John got me right together on Jennifer Hudson!
Clay: Janet or Madonna?
John: Ohhh…I've gotta go Madonna.
Clay: Prince or Michael Jackson?
Clay: Jennifer Hudson or Jennifer Holliday?
John: Now let me get this right--Jennifer Hudson is the one that won the Oscar?
Clay: Exactly, and Jennifer Holliday was the original Effie White from Dreamgirls.
John: No, no, no--not even close. She's bitter.
Clay: She's bitter? [Laughs] You don't like Jennifer Holliday?
John: Did you see the interviews she's been doing?
Clay: I know, but—I'm revoking your gay card if you don't like Jennifer Holliday!
John: [Laughs] It's not a question of liking her. Somebody from England is going to come along and eclipse anything I've ever achieved in terms of basketball. When that happens I'm going to sit, waving a flag on their bandwagon saying how great it is that someone finally has come along and done this. That's what you do, that's what makes you graceful—Jennifer Holliday just seems to have this kind of bitterness about her that Jennifer Hudson came along and eclipsed.
Clay: I hear you. What turns you on?
John: Aspirational, independence, focused, charitable, and I'd be lying if I didn't say attractive—HOT!
Clay: What turns you off?
John: Egomaniacal and anybody who doesn't like children.
John: What's in your Ipod?
Clay: Put it this way on this trip I have four IPods--I have over 4,000 CDs. I couldn't tell you, but nearly everything you could possibly imagine.
Clay: What's your favorite curse word?
Clay: Bloody? That’s a curse word?
John: You can use bloody before anything and it becomes a curse word.
Clay: Do you curse though?
John: Oh yeah!
For all of my New Yorkers John's booking signing is today at Barnes and Noble. Here are the details:
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 @ 7 PM
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
4 Astor Place
New York City
Labels: Interviews, Sexuality