Before you start watching the video, we want you to collect some background information about it!
The video is an interview with actor Jason Lee. It is part of a series of interviews called "Spoilers".
Who is Jason Lee?
Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is an American actor, comedian and professional skateboarder, best known for his roles as the title character on the NBC television series, My Name is Earl, Syndrome in the film The Incredibles, Dave Seville in the Alvin and the Chipmunks films, and his work with director Kevin Smith.1 Lee is also the cofounder and co-owner (with Chris Pastras) of Stereo Skateboards, a company that sponsors team riders and is primarily concerned with the manufacture of skateboard decks.
What is "Spoilers"?
Spoilers with Kevin Smith (a.k.a. Spoilers) is an original weekly series on Hulu that premiered Monday, June 4, 2012. The show, described as an "anti-movie review" show, is hosted by Kevin Smith and produced by Smith's SModcast Pictures. The series is filmed at "SModCo Studios", the upper floor of The Jon Lovitz Podcast Theatre at City Walk in Universal Studios Hollywood. It airs free of charge on Hulu's main feed.
Now take a look at the vocabulary list below and make yourself familiar with some important words for the video. Use the cardtrainer if you want to practise them!
Word List: acting, publicity
Word and Definition
What would you ask your favourite actor if you had a chance to interview him or her? Write down your questions in the box below and then compare your solution with the sample solution!
- Have you always wanted to be an actor? For how long? When did you realise acting was the right thing for you?
- How did your career start?
- What is your favourite movie?
- What would you have done if acting had not worked out for you?
- What do you do in your free time?
- Are you married? Do you have kids?
- Which other actors do you look up to?
- What kind of movie would you like to do next?
- Which of your movies in the past did you like best?
- What do your parents think about your profession? Do they like your movies?
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