October 23, 2007
Sam Riley in front of the SAG

Tonight's SAG screening of "Control" was very well received by the younger-leaning audience. I moderated the subsequent Q&A with lead actor Sam Riley, who really charmed the crowd with his mixture of honesty and insight.

A pleasant dose of light-hearted humor was what the doctor ordered following such a heavy film experience, but Riley really hit the right notes for his peers, telling the stories they like to hear and really exhibiting that "it's all happening" vibe as if it hasn't hit him yet. But it will.

A great guy - 27 years old and embarking on what could be a fantastic career. His failed former musical interests be damned. But he did write a song once called "Eating Isn't Cheating," and that just cracks me up...


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