Thursday, July 17, 2008

Interview w/ Stephen Collins

©2008 Bruce Glikas for
Stephen Collins with Spamalot
co-star Drew Lachey
Did you rehearse with Drew Lachey [as Patsy, King Arthur's coconut-clacking servant]?
Yes, and I love working with him. Apparently, this is the first time they've put an Arthur and a Patsy in together, and it turned out to be a wonderful, unexpected bonus for all of us. Drew has a great attitude. There's no fuss, there's no ego, and he's got great nstincts. It's a strange relationship, if you look at the script. They barely speak to each other, and yet they're always onstage together. There are a lot of what I would call Jack Benny takes, where somebody says something completely confusing or stupid and the only person I can react to is Drew, even though he's my slave. Sometimes you develop a real bond with someone onstage, and that's happened here.