Topher Grace has been a star in the TV world with “That 70’s Show” and the film world with movies like “Predators.” Now he’s becoming a triple threat and starring Off-Broadway in a play called, “Lonely, I’m Not.”
“I love it all,” Grace tells AP.
“I love playing good guys. I love playing bad guys. I love theater. I
love film. I love watching TV. I want a passport to everywhere. I don’t
want to be exclusive to one thing. That is a huge problem for my agents
because I think I would make more money if I focused on one specific
type of character or genre… but especially while I’m young and single I
really want to explore everything.”
Grace says, “There is nothing louder than 300 people not laughing,” when talking about working in front of a live audience. He stars alongside Olivia Thirlby in the show, which is about a man named Porter who is recently divorced and has lost his job. Cue nervous breakdown here. He falls in love with Thirlby, who plays a blind business woman.
Grace says, “Everything that I always thought was a cliche that every actor said
about the theater – how connective it is and how it gets you back to
your roots or how it’s like using an acting muscle – everything they say
is true. I’ll do a lot of films where I haven’t met
the other people that are in the film until the premiere. Here you’re a
really tight company and it doesn’t hurt that it’s spring time in New
York, you know.”