of mice and men interview

Kids everyday say, ‘my parents divorced too’ or ‘I lost a parent too’, or ‘I have a heart problem or a health condition too’, ‘I had a drug problem too’. They can all relate to every bad thing that has happened in my life. And they can see that I’m still here. They can see that I’m not perfect but that I got out of all that. I went from being 16 years old and living alone with nothing, to being 17 and living in a car, to being 18 and doing this. Now I’m 26 and I have a cosy loft in North Hollywood and I play in a rock band for a living. Anyone who has gone through stuff can look at that and go, ‘Wow – if he can do it, then so can I’.
I did a signing recently and a girl started crying, saying, ‘I wouldn’t be here without you, your music has saved me’. And I said, ‘I wouldn’t be sitting right here if it wasn’t for you’. She said, ‘What do you mean?’ so I said, ‘Where would this band be without our fans?’ I am where I am in my life because of them. If I’m not going to give anything back to them, then who the fuck am I? We do care, and we do take the time to do that stuff. I do stuff on my time that people will never know about.
—  Austin Carlile on relating to Of Mice & Men Fans

Someone remind me to tell this to Austin when I meet him.


Austin Carlile Interview. 


Interviewer (to Aaron): So are you a permanent member now, of the band?

Austin: Hell no. No no, we’re dating him. Whenever people ask, we say it’s kind of like a relationship, we’re recording, and seeing how things go. If it goes great and we decide that we wanna be with him forever, like marriage should be, we’ll marry him. And if he turns out to be a dumb girlfriend, a bad girlfriend, we’ll dump him. But as of now it’s a great relationship.

Alan: So don’t be a bad girlfriend Aaron!

Austin: Don’t cheat!

Aaron: I would never.

Austin: He’s so good in bed..

Alan: What the heck…

Aaron: That’s…personal.

Alan: So you guys are cheating…on me? 

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this took a rlly long time so it would be cool if you reblogged or added more vids bc i feel like im missing a lot of paramore, mcr, om&m, and atl but i cant think of what exactly. enjoy some laughter pals.

This interview had lots of feels
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James Franco Trains His Sights on B'way

James Franco Gives a damn.

That is Prolific Franco is no longer newsworthy. A relentlessly curious actor, Franco Has won plaudits and raspberries for Refusing to labels. He Could have easily become (or rather, stayed) to heartthrob. An Oscar nominee for “127 Hours,” He Has the chops to pursued as a career as a serious actor. And anyone who saw 2013’s “This Is the End”-or His Comedy Central Roast knows he’s funny. Instead of settling, Franco Has used the opportunities afforded him to work in varied fields as many as he can. From books to painting to a seemingly endless round of higher education, he’s made a meal out of confounding His critics and His thrilling fans. I know Franco turning to Broadway Is not a surprise. That it’s taken him until 2014 to make His Broadway debut is.

Initially announced securities for a revival of “Sweet Bird of Youth,” co-starring Nicole Kidman and directed by David Cromer, That fell through two production to scheduling conflicts. Now Franco is at last on Broadway in a revival of “Of Mice and Men,” directed by Anna D. Shapiro and co-starring Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester, Both Also Making Their Main Stem debuts.

“Obviously, I was flirting with Broadway,” Franco says of That earlier, aborted project. “I love theater, I go as much as possible. It’s been a big part of my life for so long, but just as a fan and a viewer and as a student. ”

He’s at the start of a busy press day for “Of Mice and Men,” sitting in an unused storage room at the New York Public Library. He’s subdued than blackberries His busy schedule would indicated, less manic and more relaxed than one Expects. But while he’s Referring to “Sweet Bird of Youth,” his flirtations Also included an earlier incarnation of “Of Mice and Men,” Shapiro One That Brought him to a few years in August

That one also fell through two to scheduling conflicts, but Franco is nothing less than determined-if he wants to try something, he’ll make it happen. So he set aside enough time to take on Broadway (though continuing to teach courses at UCLA every weekend) and he and producer David Binder Began discussing a possible production of “Of Mice and Men.”

“We Talked about directors, and he said, ‘What about Anna?’ "Franco Recalls. ”'Not only was she going to do the original one and wanted you, but look at this interview in the New York Times where they asked her and she said her dream production" Of Mice and Men “! So not only is she the best director, this is her dream production! ’ And I think there was one second where she was like, 'Oh my god, James is pulling me back after he did not do the other?’ And then right after That, it was, 'Yes! Here it is, everything I wanted! Let’s fucking do it! ’ ”

For Shapiro, Franco always Seemed like the perfect fit for George, the crafty itinerant ranch hand Whose longing for an independent life with His friend Lennie is the heartbreaking, cracked version of the American dream at the story’s center.

“There Seems to always be something going on underneath,” she says of Franco. “Whether it’s His enchanting smile or His brooding poet, there’s always an undercurrent of something that’s not knowable. I always felt That [George] is not uncomplicated, Because that guy is a very, very controlled person. And When you have to play a person like that, it helps if you are charismatic yourself as a person. ”

Franco Himself is an accomplished director, having tackled subjects as diverse as Sal Mineo (“Sal”), William Friedkin’s cult classic “Cruising” (“Interior. Leather Bar”), and William Faulkner (“As I Lay Dying”). But Franco Also is sharp enough to know When to put Himself at the mercy Of Those smarter than he, a tactic he is decidedly taking with “Of Mice and Men.”

“I’m really letting Anna show me the way,” he says. “She’s ushering me into a new world, in the theatrical world, and there are slightly different ways-or in some cases very big differences-between the ways you work on a stage character and a movie character.”

Franco’s not Referring to That old saw about theater actors being too big for movies and movie actors too unused to crafting an arc to take the stage successfully. He cites His former co-star Patti LuPone, with-whom he worked on “City by the Sea,” as an example of the performers know how to recalibrate a performance based on the medium. But coming to the movie theater from Requires a performer to get it right than blackberries ounces.

“In a movie, you only have to get each take or set-up right once,” he says. “So if you’re doing multiple takes, you’re honing it or you’re looking for something new. But once you have That, you can move on. [And] you always know there’s going to be an editor compiling this material, I know things can always be manipulated, sped-up movies are all about manipulating the audience is going to where and when to look. Whereas in the theater, all that editing, all that working on pacing, and direction of all that attention is designed beforehand. ”

That Franco Discusses rehearsals more like a director’s apprentice than as an actor making a very difficult publicized debut in a lead role That finds him onstage for most of the show’s running time is as unlikely as it is refreshing.

Shapiro Has noticed it, as well, saying, “He Has every reason in the world to be tired, every reason in the world to be suspicious, and he is none of Those Things. He’s an open, curious, loving human being, and he brings That pretty quickly, and that’s a pretty impressive set of traits for someone Whose life is under a freakin 'microscope. ”

He’s planning to direct His Own play later this year at Off-Broadway’s Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, know His eagerness to absorb knowledge from the director of “August: Osage County” is understandable. And a fuller understanding of any medium always adds to the layers of power and performance in, something to Which Franco’s sensitive antennae have long Been tuned. He can talk as knowledgably about the Importance of pacing as he does about the way His character, George, sits in His body now.

In the film I was always taught, 'Do your research, be prepared, know your character, but save That last bit of vitality, That last bit of spontaneity for the camera,’” he says. “Here, it’s almost like carving a path for the character That I can track blackberries or less each night. And I know each performance will feel slightly different, but it seems like it’s not about finding That spontaneous thing as much as a very deep understanding of the character That You can tap into each night. ”

And for Frank, the consummate overachiever, That path will no doubt become well worn.

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Marfan syndrome is a disorder of connective tissue, the tissue that strengthens the body’s structures. Disorders of connective tissue affect the skeletal system, cardiovascular system, eyes, and skin, and this is something Austin Carlile and I have in common. After my initial diagnoses when I was 16, I was in a very dark place, and felt very alone. A few months after my diagnoses though, I found myself listening to a ton of Of Mice & Men, not knowing about Austin. I was watching an interview with him, and noticed his scar for the first time, curious as to what it was from, I looked around the internet for a bit. What I found put me in a state of shock. I remember sitting in front of my computer, sobbing. Austin Carlile has Marfan Syndrome. I couldn’t believe it. From then on, I was borderline obsessed with Of Mice & Men, and Austin instantly became a huge role model to me. That summer, I saw that Of Mice & Men were coming through with August Burns Red, I was determined to meet Austin that night. I got in touch with the local venue to try to help me out, then my guitar teacher, who really was the one who helped the most. With his help and a lot of phone calls to a lot of people over a few months, we got OM&Ms tour managers phone number the day before the show. We sat around all day the next day, waiting for him to call us back to give us the okay to meet Austin, about 3 hours before the show, he gave us a call, and told us to be in the alley behind the venue at 6:30. We arrived, and after a while, we see Austin walking towards us. I was in hysterics once he was standing in front of me, all I could manage to say between the tears was “I have Marfans and I need to talk to you”, he pulled me aside, and after we talked and cried together for close to an hour, my perspective on life changed. I had a new hope begin to form inside of me, and that’s something that I still try to hold onto today, regardless of how hopeless I feel in regards to living with Marfan Syndrome and the physical pain and limitations that go with it, especially recently. After meeting him, I don’t feel as alone. This feeling in particular is one that I’ll never be able to describe to anyone, but it is incredibly comforting to be able to see Austin and think “He’s made it that far, so can I”. Looking at this picture reminds me that as long as Austin is okay, I’ll be okay. I love this man, and miss him dearly. I look forward to the day I get to see him again. That was three years ago, and the memory of it and thinking about Austin still helps me get through the hardest, most painful days, and the fact that he still remembers me makes it feel even more special.

What Can I Say? I'm an Of Mice and Men Fan Girl.

Hi! I have a slightly strange request. An Austin carlile/of mice and men imagine where y/n is a famous actress and she’s obsessed with OMAM and she talks about them in an Ellen interview and the boys are watching and they fan girl as much as she does. And Austin tweets about her and askes her on a date aw x


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