It’s on Sky Arts. It’s a programme I should watch more often although I made a point of seeing the episodes with Tom Hanks and Don Cheadle, both of whom I think are two of the greatest contemporary actors we have.
For the uninitiated, at the end of each one they ask the actors the same 10 questions each week. Lily answered hers. I’d like to answer mine.
1. What is your favourite word?
Love. For it’s meaning.
2. What is your least favourite word?
C**t. I know it’s only a word and it only has the power we give it. But it’s still a horrible word and also, in it’s basest terms, the worst word for describing that part of the female body which, let’s face it, has enough awful words to describe it already.
3. What turns you on?
4. What turns you off?
Not being listened to.
5. What sound do you love?
Rain on a roof (especially a conservatory)
6. What noise do you hate?
The Samsung Whistling Text Tone
7. What’s your favourite curse word?
F**k. It’s very satisfying. I wouldn’t use it at work or in front of people I don’t know very well and I would never tell anyone to “f**k off”. But it’s the kind of word that you can shout when you stub your toe and it will help you feel better
8. What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
I’d like to be a teacher. Probably of English.
9. What profession would you not like?
Anything involving handling raw meat!
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive?