Q 1 : Ze astronaut is a metaphor for the mime’s place in space. Could you rant on about that ?
A nihilist rereading of 2001 Space Odissey. Space in itself is a vacuum, for it is empty. Therefore, the mime is in its right place since the absence of space gives the mime an incredible grasp on the whole universe. It’s as if the mime became God facing the infinite void to fill up. The double existentialist image of the Man and his possibly failed evolution, in the art of mime.
Q2 : What had you eaten prior to acting the fart skit ?
Believe it or not, nothing in particular. My acting background, mostly my ‘Strasberg’ years gave me the necessary tools to act bowels dysfunctions, I simply applied the Sensorial Memory method.
Q3 : A petition was going around in which they were begging us to abandon you in space. Did it affect your capacity to act ?
I never read trash magazines. It would be the same as trying to read into my toilet paper.
Q4 : Your beret has been seen flotting above the Kremlin. What happened ?
Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! This is an old story that quite ressembles the one of the ‘Sasquatch’ or ‘Nessie’s’. I will not deny any of it !
Q5 : When you made your comeback, you proclaimed that « God is everywhere, so is the Mime ». Is that true ?
I strongly believe there are in everybody’s heart: A disappointed dreamer, a ‘much awaited for’ magician, a sad clown, a broken contortionnist, an injured acrobat, a handicapped bull rider and an illiterate mime.