Adrian Grenier Interview
Q: Vince is a Hollywood natural - everything seems to come easy to him. Do you feel that way yourself?
Grenier: I think that Vince has a lot of me in him. Vince's attitude is he respects and understands where he came from and his roots. And while exploring the superficial world of Hollywood, he has to keep grounded. And he understands that if it all goes away, he could still go home to his friends and he could still be happy, because that's the most important thing. All the toys and all the parties and the girls are not that important.
Q: So you could hang it all up and go home?
Grenier: Could I? Sure. I don't want to. As Vince says about his toys, "I don't need 'em, but I like 'em."
Q: Do you really hang out with your on-screen entourage?
Grenier: We go out every once and a while. We've been working a lot, so we haven't had a lot of time to go nutty. But guaranteed, once this thing is over, you'll see a lot of us out together.
Q: When you look at your life compared to a year or two ago, do you see much difference?
Grenier: There's a lot more free stuff. I keep getting sunglasses. I don't wear sunglasses, but I feel like I have to take them.
Q: What do you like about the Hollywood lifestyle?
Grenier: I haven't really accepted it yet. It's all pretty new. I'm wary of getting too used to it, because you start expecting things. You start becoming coated with Diva-ness.
I recognize now how celebrities I've known become divas, because they get pampered so much. They get babied so much, they get used to it. And then, when they don't get something, they cry. Ultimately, we're all just little children inside, and when you start spoiling little kids, they whine when they don't get what they expect.
Q: Have you given thought to what you're going to do when you're on your hiatus from filming?
Grenier: I have, I'm going to direct a short film I wrote, in July. And I actually bought a house in Brooklyn, which I'm going to be renovating. And I'll probably play some shows with my band.
HBO: The Honey Brothers?
Grenier: The Honey Brothers.
HBO: What kind of music does your band play?
Grenier: We are the masters of Appalachian glam rock, according to the Village Voice. We're coming out with an album, so we'll be out promoting it.
HBO: So your base is still New York?
Grenier: I'm one with New York and New York is one with me. I grew up there; there's no escaping it. We're like Siamese twins, if you separate us, I'll die.