"I Drive Around L.A. and Try to Make People Like Me"
David has a few last anecdotes to impart:
- Brad had apparently dubbed the show's hairstylist, Jeffrey Sacino, "The Hair Fairy." He blurted this out one day to the "horror" of all and sundry, except for Jeffrey.
- David mentions that later, Martin Sheen stops by Brad's trailer to "commiserate with a kindred soul" about Dubya's inauguration the following day. David reminds us that both Whitford and Sheen stumped for Gore, although I think Brad's sympathies and Sheen's politics are fairly well-known by now. (Perhaps this accounts for some of the verve and chemistry between Jed and Josh on the show.) David describes Sheen's irritation: "They'll be playing 'Hail to the Thief'!" (Hee! See, Brad's swell and all, but my heart belongs to POTUS/Sheen.)
- David claims his brother greets "nearly every woman he meets in the course of his day, cast or crew, with a kiss on the lips." (I'm wondering how Jane feels about that. I know many readers of this factoid will be swooning at the thought.)
The author winds up on a nice brotherly note with a mixture of respect, awe, and fascination for Brad and his considerable achievements. For someone who once told an inquisitive five-year-old that what he does when not acting is "drive around L.A. and...try to make people like [him]," Brad seems to have succeeded on all levels.