Over the weekend, actor Matthew Broderick took the spotlight for an hour-long onstage interview moderated by Alec Baldwin at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Tony-Award winner Broderick recalled his career on stage and film, sharing anecdotes about some of his biggest roles and even some of his less successful acting jobs.
Alec Baldwin and Matthew Broderick also talk about their collaborations with John Hughes: Matthew worked with him in the iconic ’80s high school comedy, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” while Baldwin worked with the director in “She’s Having a Baby.”
Broderick noted that the late director was sometimes “hilariously funny and very quiet,” sometimes so much so that he wondered whether “he hated me.” But Broderick noted that he was very easy to work with, but sometimes “a bit difficult getting there.”
Broderick also talks about his work with Alexander Payne (“Election”), Mike Nichols (“Biloxi Blues”) and more.
Alec Baldwin revealed that Broderick “does the greatest Marlon Brando impersonation of anyone out there,” but said he wouldn’t put him on the spot to do it. But eventually, Broderick obliges while recalling his work with the screen legend.
He also talks about meeting his wife Sarah Jessica Parker while working with both of her brothers.
iW shares about 28 minutes of the hour0long conversation, including some of the audience Q&A period. There is one part toward the end where an apparently disturbed audience member asks for help from the pair because she’s a “victim of the Patriot Act.” (She’s eventually removed.)