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This is a transcript of part of the interview Hugh Dillon gave in May 2007 in the CBC show on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.


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George: I have in my hands, it was sent to me, the script for Hard Core Logo 2...
Hugh: Yeah.
George: ...the sequel. "Sid Vicious, Jim Morrison, Joe Dick," and it says, "Many have died, only one has come back". Bruce McDonald and you work on a sequel to Hard Core Logo?
Hugh: Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's.... hysterical. It's funny. Julian Richings... Like, Bruce...it's a... You know, he's helped me out and... The other thing I really learned from all this stuff? Bruce gave me, and Callum Rennie gave me that... that... that boost as an actor.
George: Callum helped you out in LA, didn't he?
Hugh: Callum gave me his car.
You know, most actors, most actors... are... and I shouldn't say that, I shouldn't generalize. But a lot... a coupl... few [laughs] are, you know; when you're successful, a little piece of them dies.
George: Yeah.
Hugh: You know what I mean?
George: There's a lot of negative returns.
Hugh: Yeah. Yeah.
Callum Rennie. Callum Rennie... and...
George: Callum played Billy Tallent in Hard Core Logo.
Hugh: Yeah. And I refuse to call him Callum Keith Rennie.
George: [giggles] Right.
Hugh: And, uh, he, uh. When he saw that I had this opportunity I had gotten at Sundance with this film Down to the Bone... I worked with Vera Farmiga. Vera helped me with management representation in LA. She's in The Departed, just a really genuine actress who helped me... who forced me to listen too.
And Callum said, you've got everything, you've got your papers, you've- and I said, I am out of wheels and I'm maxing my credit card and this is a risk... I gotta go, I'll never have this opportunity again. I'm- I'm, you know, I'm forty, you know- and in my life- you know, this is it. Just even for the experience. And he said, okay, I've got a car. Come to Vancouver, I'll give you my car. And nobody does that. And it was a Crown Vic, a black Crown Vic-
George: That's a good car.
Hugh: ...so talk about looking like a cop. [mimes]
George: [descends into fit of giggles]
Hugh: *beep* the police.
...

The video of the interview is available here.

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slidellra
Mar. 6th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
♥ So much love for this interview. And it's funny to contrast with Callum's interview style.
c_regalis
Mar. 6th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
*nodsnods* Quite a different style, hm? He also looks like he has WAY more fundoing stuff like this. :)
meresy
Mar. 6th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
*hearts and hearts*

Methinks my boyfriend George is a little bit of a fanboy . . . &hearts
meresy
Mar. 6th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
P.S. I think the interview was long before August -- check out the May comment on the video. Also, I had it in my bookmarks long before I ever delurked to LJ (which was in July), as well.
c_regalis
Mar. 6th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
You are absolutely right. I wasn't sure when it aired and just assumed that the date on the website was the air date. Ahem. According to the IMDB message board it aired 7th of May, at 11pm. I edited the post. Thanks! <3
meresy
Mar. 6th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
I do know I saw it re-air, once. Maybe that's what the August date was for.
c_regalis
Mar. 6th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
You think? *big eyes*

;P
meresy
Mar. 6th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
I think George wants to grow up to be Hugh Dillon. *g*
kristiinthedark
Mar. 6th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
I adore that interview SO MUCH. Anytime I start to wonder about the love between Callum and Hugh, I go watch it again. ♥
c_regalis
Mar. 6th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
You know, I am pretty sure every other interview of Hugh would do just fine as well. *g*

(I have to admit that every time I see this interview I am mostly puzzled about the practicality of the whole deal. Hugh was... where? In Toronto? LA? And went to Vancouver to get the car and then drove the car to... Utah? What?)
thornnuminous
Mar. 6th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
I sent the show an email asking them to book Callum for an interview, citing that it's hard to find any interviews of him online that are later than 2001 and the guy has a lot going on in his life these days, professionally at least. Dunno about his private life.
c_regalis
Mar. 6th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
You did? Is this the way it works? (I would LOVE to see him on this show.) *hopes*
thornnuminous
Mar. 6th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
I have no idea if it will work, but I figure it can't hurt to ask. :D

Maybe we should do a campaign and have everyone here also post on the page for that request. All you do is go to that show's website, click on 'contact', and fill in the fields for requesting a guest.

The only snag I hit was when it asked what province of Canada I was from, being in the US, that didn't work for me, so I TOLD them in the body of the request where I was from and that I watched the show online from their site.

Here's hoping.
cysefin
Mar. 7th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
.... I have to go send an email...brb
thornnuminous
Mar. 7th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
Wootsauce! Together, we are LEGION!!
cysefin
Mar. 7th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
Hehee. Just think of the fannish trouble we could get into if we had that kind of organization...
kitten_of_rain
Mar. 6th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, Hugh. So cute.

(The whole driving thing confuses me a bit, logistics and such - like, you were where and you drove to where? what? - but then the LOVE distracts me, and I move on. ♥)
c_regalis
Mar. 7th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
(Me too! *point to other comment somewhere above* It doesn't really seem to make sense! But, yes. ♥)
brynnmck
Mar. 12th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
I always thought that he was in Toronto (or wherever he was off being a lumberjack), and he wanted to go to LA. So Vancouver was sorta on his way. Maybe? Something in the interview gave me that impression--that he wanted to go to LA to give the acting thing a real shot, only he didn't have a car, and Callum helped him out. But I could be totally wrong about that. :)
china_shop
Mar. 6th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
Hugh: Callum gave me his car.

Words to live by. *hearts THIS BIG*
c_regalis
Mar. 7th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
Please also note that he brought him up without prompting. AGAIN.
china_shop
Mar. 8th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC)
\o/
cysefin
Mar. 7th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
It's a given that I love this interview, but I'm equally impressed that you managed to transcribe *that*... Mouth too fast, brain catching up...
c_regalis
Mar. 7th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
I assure you that it was NOT easy!

Mouth too fast, brain catching up...

Then brain too fast, mouth catching up. I have to admit I am kind of impressed that he always managed to get back to his first thought. Or, well, almost always.
bluebelle789
Mar. 7th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Oh, I loved this interview. *loves AND adores* It was awesome of Callum to do that for Hugh. It is also awesome that Hugh refuses to acknowledge the 'Keith', and says Callum more times than is possibly necessary. *g*
c_regalis
Mar. 7th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
It is also awesome that Hugh refuses to acknowledge the 'Keith', and says Callum more times than is possibly necessary.

Maybe he's just afraid that someone will get the idea to call him Hugh Rush Dillon. *g* And I am not sure if I would even recognize him if he wouldn't bring up Callum's name every now any then. Out of the blue.
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c_regalis
Mar. 7th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Hugh is so bright and shiny in this You just want to reach out and squeeze him until he squeaks!!

*nodsnodsNODS* Um. Not sure about the squeaking though. ;P
hcldutch
Mar. 9th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
I love this interview, the video of it is online on this link:
http://www.cbc.ca/thehour/video.php?id=1566

c_regalis
Mar. 9th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
It's a great interview, isn't it? And thanks, but, uh, the link's already included. *points up* :)
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