Somewhere in the hills of Los Angeles, where it is illegal to house farm animals without a permit, Goat McNealy, star of The Men Who Stare At Goats, is preparing for his life to change.
Since filming the movie with George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey, Goat has been reading scripts, conferring with his agent, and plotting his next career move. Without time to fly around the country to conduct interviews, and tired of dealing with Homeland Security's restrictions on goat air travel, the budding and reclusive star conducted an interview via email with DC50TV's Willie Waffle.
Waffle: Is George Clooney as sexy in person as he is on screen? Goat: Yes, the guy definitely has the looks of a stallion coupled with the charisma of a lion
Waffle: Did you sniff him?
Goat: Hmmm.. strange question, sure I gave him a sniff
Waffle: Does he smell like chocolate chip cookies cooling on a kitchen counter next to a glass of milk?
Goat: That's quite specific He smelled like a human, all you guys smell the same to me.
Waffle: We hear lots of movie stars have special requests and requirements for their trailer during the shooting of the movie. What requirements are part of your process?
Goat: I'm not one of those crazy demanding stars. During the filming I was on a diet so I asked the trailer be only stocked with fresh water and hay, one day I got so hungry I ate the couch!!! I find it hard to stay on a diet, Ill just end up eating trash, and I don't mean junk food, I mean literally I eat trash.
Waffle: What did Kevin Spacey, Clooney and Ewan McGregor have in their riders?
Goat: I wouldn't know, I dont read that well.
Waffle: How many other goats auditioned for your role?
Goat: Many, it was an open casting call. Lines around the block!
Waffle: What set you apart from the rest?
Goat: I come from a theater background and spent several years in the petting zoo circuit, so you know.. working with actors is a lot like working with children thats a joke! I love my co-stars.
Waffle: Are you ready for the grueling Oscar campaign season?
Goat: I'm quite embarrassed by the whole "Oscar buzz" talk , it's really about the work, my craft. I mean it would be an honor to get nominated, and would mean so much to the goat community. I would be the first Goat in history to be nominated.
Waffle: What will you be wearing Oscar night?
Goat: Dont you mean "who" will I be wearing? Ive been approached by several designers, but I haven't decided on any yet.
Waffle: Which role is the one that got away and who got the part?
Goat: Where The Wild Things Are They said I wasnt big enough and ended up going with a puppet or something.
Waffle: Recently, you were featured in a paparazzi photo showing you leaving Lindsay Lohan's house early in the morning, do you care to comment?Goat: 99% of what the tabloids report are lies. Yes, there is that 1% , Ill just leave it at that.
Waffle: Is there any truth to the rumor that you have recently undergone plastic surgery for a muzzle lift?
Goat: I've had my horns removed but thats the only thing I've ever done, I want to grow old gracefully, maybe when I turn 10 I'll have a different opinion *laughs*
Bio for Goat McNealy Date of Birth: 10 January 2001, Vail, Colorado USA Birth Name: Goat McNealyNickname: GoatHeight: 38 tallBorn in Vail, Colorado as the only kid of Bette McNealy, originally from Inverness, Scotland, who worked on a farm to support her young son as a single Doe.
Goat worked on the farm for two years before following his passion for the stage by enrolling at Julliard to study Stanislavski's system of acting. In 2007 he joined the Animal Theater Company out of Chicago, IL and wowed audiences with his amazing performance of MURIEL, the white goat, in the stage adaptation of ANIMAL FARM. Goats big break came in 2008 when he was cast opposite George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, and Kevin Spacey in THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS. His performance in this film has already been hailed by critics, and Goat has since appeared in a variety of roles. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
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