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AICN: Q&A with John C. Reilly

AICN: Q&A with John C. Reilly

Quint of Ain’t It Cool News has published his interview with John C. Reilly, conducted during SXSW 2006 when he was in town for the North American Premiere of Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion. On Friday, Prairie Home opens in theaters nationwide, and is destined to win the hearts of America. In the meantime, let John C. Reilly win your heart, as he proves to be just as nice a guy in person as he often portrays onscreen. An excerpt from the full interview:

QUINT: You’re a singing cowboy in the movie. I take it that’s a new one for ya’…

JOHN C. REILLY: Well, yeah! I’ve never played a singing cowboy before, but I think we all like to fancy ourselves singing cowboys, don’t we? Somewhere deep down? I’ve played guitar for a long time and I’ve been a fan of this type of music for a long time, so that was actually what made this job really, really special was being able to sit down between takes… I mean, making the movie was amazing, but between takes me and Woody (Harrelson) would just being going back and forth. He’d do an Elvis number and I would do a Roy Orbison number and then I’d do some bluegrass spiritual thing. You’d have a shoe band behind you and a captive audience in front of you.

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