Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
  IN QUOTES

Michael Urie Reveals The Secret To Becoming Barbra Streisand In His New Play

UrieI watched a lot of stuff, and I started with interviews. There was an interview she did with Terry Gross for Fresh Air only six months ago, when she was promoting The Guilt Trip. I think she was eating during the interview, which was very helpful. But her energy and her candor are kind of missing from it. She’s not all that fun in interviews. I was trying to find the Barbra that was most like the fantasia Barbra we have in our play. I wasn’t finding that on Larry King or Inside The Actors Studio or Fresh Air. Then I went back and started watching the movies. When I watched Meet The Fockers, I discovered what was very much our Barbra. I love her work as Roz Focker! That was the funny, spontaneous Barbra we remember from back in the day. And she’s really sexy in it and maternal with Ben Stiller, and all those things were just what we wanted.”

 

— Michael Urie, who stars in the Barbra Streisand-themed comedy Buyer & Cellar in New York, explains how he perfected his impersonation to Michael Musto

By:           EDITORS
On:           Aug 16, 2013
Tagged: , , , ,

  • 4 Comments
    • Mark
      Mark

      I just saw it this week; he was amazing. I was so proud of him…

      Aug 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Is he still not out?….

      Aug 18, 2013 at 8:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric Auerbach
      Eric Auerbach

      @balehead: Bale, honey, he came out years ago.

      Aug 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MMDD
      MMDD

      @balehead: He is out as queer. If you read his interviews, he’s basically bi.

      Aug 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.



  • POPULAR ON QUEERTY

    FOLLOW US
     



    GET QUEERTY'S DAILY NEWSLETTER


    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    !-- Sailthru Horizon -->
    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.