By David Ng
2:13 PM PDT, October 16, 2012
The singular Jeff Goldblum joined us Tuesday for an online video conversation about his role in the Theresa Rebeck play "Seminar," which is running through Nov. 18 at the Ahmanson Theatre. Goldblum appeared in the the play earlier this year on Broadway, taking over from Alan Rickman, and is now making his L.A. stage debut in the literary comedy.
During our conversation, which you can view in its entirety in the video above, Goldblum talked about his character, Leonard, a prominent author who is teaching an adult writing seminar. The play follows his complicated relationship with his students, and explores the often catty and petty world of the literary intelligentsia.
Goldblum is famous for his sci-fi roles in "The Fly," the "Jurassic Park" movies and "Independence Day," but he has performed on the stage a number of times, including "The Pillowman" on Broadway; London productions of "Speed-the-Plow" opposite Kevin Spacey, and "The Prisoner of Second Avenue"; and a Pittsburgh run of "The Music Man" in 2004 that became the subject of a self-reflexive movie titled "Pittsburgh."
He also talked about his side career as a jazz pianist -- and some of his performances in the L.A. area in the months to come.
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