Michael Toscano did all right by me.
Actor David Gorsline, who portrays [Stephen] Johnson, said of meeting his character: "It is an opportunity, but it is also a challenge." He noted that he is trying to incorporate some of Johnson's mannerisms and body language. "I tend not to focus necessarily on the message, but on the character, trying to show, rather than tell, the message."
He was rolling tape, so he captured my charactertistic "I tend to..." construction.
Eyeing the tall, slender actor with a smile on his face, Johnson shrugged and quipped, "Invariably, the actor playing me is 30 years younger, 30 pounds lighter and six inches taller. It's a fascinating experience, sitting in the dark in the audience, seeing some guy up on the stage being me."
I suspect that Stephen rolls out this quip on a regular basis.
He said the same thing when he met me six weeks ago.
Michael is rounder than me, so I guess I look slender to him.
Michael also put Stephen's words in my mouth when the interview turned to Fred Phelps. What I actually said was more clinical than kind, but still printable.