I was in the mood. I woke up this morning, the sun light was coming through the windows into my NYC apartment and as I passed the mirror I thought “why not.” I might blush if you see me and bring this up, but truthfully, I like it.
I couldn’t help not take this photo, everything about this woman just had my senses going off. The pearl necklace, the shiny black high heels, the way she stood up so perfectly as she played with her phone and of course…THE RED DRESS!!! This woman emoted emoted sex and my favorite part was when she caught me looking…she knew it.
I was having a moment, clearly. I am currently playing Costard the Clown in Loves Labours Lost at the Public Theater this fall. The character is finding his way into me, and me into him. Hardest thing I have done to date.
So, I saw this and thought, this is the perfect way to describe me and my close friends back in LA. If you know us, we have a tendency to shoot the shit about nothing and everything. We called ourselves the Simple Jacks one night playing cards and hitting the bottles…the name stuck.
This was straight out of a Sidney Lumet film. People crowded around the crazy man as the cops pulled him away chanting “Free Rocco” over and over. Then, over my shoulder I heard someone chant “Attica.” I felt at home.