"Pretty Lady, Right Here"
SR: It was cool. It was neat -- I saw it in the theatre and everything. It was a little independent movie, kind of, but it was still...it's so fun working on something different. That's the thing about a TV show: I hate to say you get bored, but something new is always exciting. It was a whole new group of people, and it was a lot of fun. They were all really nice.
WC: Did you know any of the people on the movie?
SR: I actually did! It was really weird! The main guy, Jake Gyllenhaal, went to high school with Jason Segel. And then there's another guy named Alex Greenwald, who's in this band called Phantom Planet with Jason Schwartzman. I'm friends with Jason Schwartzman, so I knew Alex, sort of. It was really weird. There were a couple of people that I sort of knew in the movie.
WC: Being an actor in L.A., is it sort of small-town-ish? Like you know friends of friends, or you have contact with the same kind of people all the time?
SR: Yeah, definitely. There's little groups of people. It's like high school, basically. There's, like, the popular actor kids, and then there's us, and we're like the less popular kids.
WC: Who are the popular actor kids?
SR: I don't know. There's all the American Pie group of people. And then they all have friends -- you've gotta know who they're all friends with, like Leonardo DiCaprio and those guys. And then there's, like, Shane West and his crew.
WC: He's everywhere all of a sudden.
SR: Yeah, that guy's ridiculous.
WC: Even there, there's one degree of separation between you and him because James Franco was in that crappy movie that he was in [Whatever It Takes, also starring Marla Sokoloff, co-star of The Practice].
WC: And there's two degrees of separation between me and you, because my friend Benzoate was a rights clearance guy on that movie.
SR: Really? Wow, that's so weird.
WC: And he's Canadian too! What movies have you enjoyed lately, and do you see them differently having been in one?
SR: Well, I don't see them differently having been in them. You definitely see them differently being an actor -- just like if you're a carpenter and you see a horribly built house, it gets you upset at the guy who made it. It's kind of the same thing, I guess. It's kind of a personal attachment to it, and a lot of people don't understand why we would put that much energy into disliking something, but it makes sense for us. I liked Lord of the Rings a lot. The Royal Tenenbaums was incredible. Black Hawk Down was pretty good. I'm really looking forward to Brotherhood of the Wolf.