That was one of the questions posed to Stephen Moyer during a Skype interview conducted on Wednesday evening. Steve spoke on a variety of topics that we’ll cover in the days to come. When we learned that we’d be granted an interview, we asked Steve’s fans on our forum if they had any questions, and they came rolling in. Steve graciously agreed to answer a few before signing off.
Question by fellow Brit, Templar Lady: What’s the most interesting or fun car you’ve ever owned?
Steve: The very first car I ever had. I bought it when I was fifteen and you can’t drive until your seventeen in England. It was an old Mini and it didn’t have an engine and so over the next two years me and my dad polished it up and shined it and got rid of the rust spots and did stuff like that. Had an engine rebuilt and put into it and I still think that car was very much a part of me. I also had a beautiful old 1972 BMW CS which I LOVED! Ah … but Splash, he tore all the seats up and the kids were climbing all over it and they wrecked the fucking thing. So, I eventually let that thing go.
I’ve got something coming that I’ve been working on for a year and half with a mate and it’s just taken forever. it’s an old Chevy that I’m just excited about, but …
Simply Moyer: Have you done much work on it?
Steve: No, I’m not doing anything on it. I’m not doing anything to the outside of it, so it’s all happening indoors. It’s new engine, new suspension, new chasis, new blah, blah, blah … everything. But the actual outside is going to look just like it was when I bought it.
Question by Catherine: Name three things you’re really bad at and probably always will be.
Steve had to really think about this one.
Steve: I’m very messy. And that’s just part of who I am. Umm … Oh my. It’s a great question. Ummm …
Steve chuckled when we mentioned his fans must be right … he’s perfect and that’s why he’s having difficulty answering the question.
Question by Pat: You just found a magic lamp with a genie. What would your three wishes be?
Another tough question for Steve.
Steve: There’s some stuff happening with the family. There’s a couple of things I would reverse right now. There’s one diagnosis I would turn around. And there’s a couple of friends of mine that have gone over the last couple of years I’d definitely reverse.
It’s all family. About protecting my babies, about shielding the people I love and making sure they get the great there is to get in this world. It wouldn’t be anything for me.
If I could go back 20 years, I wouldn’t have given up the piano when I did. I had this beautiful old dude called, Claude Hutchinson. He was my Jazz dude who taught me piano and he died in ’96. I would reverse that and I would be able to transport myself to his piano stool and I’d be able to sit next to him like we did. He was like 80 and the most spectacular human being and funny as fuck. And, he and I would just sit next to each other and laugh and laugh and laugh and play piano and I’d quite happily … I’d love to sit next to him for an hour a week.
Question by Shelhill: Favourite childhood book or story?
Steve: I’d go with one I absolutely love now. Which is called “The Tiger Rising” by Kate DiCamillo. I read it with Lilac a couple of years ago and it’s beautiful! I loved that! I was a massive Huckleberry Finn fan when I was a kid. And Spiderman. I’d go with “Tiger Rising” right now.
Simply Moyer: There will probably be a rush on that book in the next couple of days.
Steve: It’s unbelievable! It’s brilliant!
Steve then warns us he’s only got two minutes left, as he has to go get his missus.
Question by Mary: How much influence does the director have on the editing process?
Steve: Not as much as you would hope in television. You get four days, but ultimately it’s up to the producers. In film, a lot more ‘cuz you get a couple of months, but still it’s the studio. There’s only about five directors that get final cut, so you can shape it the way you want it to be, but you don’t get final say.
Question by Rhonda: Pick only one food you could eat the rest of your life. What would it be?
Steve: My Nan’s meat pie, that I used to fuckin’ love! My mom’s lasagna, which was awesome! She cooked it the last time I was back … it was fucking amazing!
Steve shares an analogy: There’s a great dilemma about chicken pot pie. Have you ever had that? Somebody makes you the best chicken pot pie you’ve ever had in your life, but you have to eat it for the rest of your life. Three times a day, every day for the rest of your life or, you get hit over the head by a two by four. Right? It fucking hurts! You see the person doing it … they smash you around the face with the 2 by 4. You spend three months in a coma in hospital. You wake up, you have to have reconstruction surgery and you spend three months learning to speak again. Eventually after a year and a half, you’re going to be okay and you’ll live through your life normally as you were. What would you take? Would you take having to eat chicken pot pie for the rest of your life or getting hit by the 2 by 4 and having a horrific 18 months, but then you’d be able to eat anything you wanted.
I’m going to leave you with that ‘cuz I’ve got to go.
We apologize if you didn’t see your question here, but there’s more conversation to come and it might be included there and … the wife was waiting.
What’s to come? Steve’s got a message for his fans and … jammies or no jammies?