Alan Cumming Returns to the Big Stage

Actor Alan Cumming discusses his role on "The Good Wife," his everyday life, and his energetic return to "Cabaret."
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He is an actor who knows no boundaries with silver screen roles including goldeneye X-Men two to the Emmy award winning television series the good wife Alan -- Continues to amaze and he is now headed back to Broadway star. And cabaret and joining us now we snagged -- often discuss efforts to moment is Alan Cumming and so it's -- -- -- it's really zero -- Well congratulations and obviously -- between between what the states between the good wife I mean what do you have time to sleep. And -- enough. Yes enough time and my hectic. This to schedule. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And I don't know what that means. I'll talk to Mike -- popped into my therapist about -- we give us some strong stuff and that I don't I just is that a goatee he had already been in. Candy maker and you know walked onstage -- -- toughness and that -- did you. Well I mean with that is -- not a dream or is it really -- it I did not make -- but it's either. Kenneth Cole did this great short film with -- Rachel tract which is basically you got pregnant this. Tweet off of who's got more fabulous life yes and it is it really is that the reality I mean is it just like award shows and like you're wearing Armani in. What it's a fact you have -- -- -- the assistant start recently and so it's interesting seeing my life through someone's these guys who -- -- -- is mutual. And dad and is a bit like that as you know but also as a bit making known almond milk and -- the dog's -- again. -- -- Is it really had a -- -- coming well all those is access to the dog to -- and is -- canola Dan you know that Belichick about his guts about. Wow. Vivid to do with your pocket if I could just -- take one look. At what's in your Franklin planner I'm sure he made -- my my -- My friend lives. A -- them his -- of serve no good to moment tonight we accepted life is went and he had in the fluent as going to -- to attend this event. And I says and implement -- -- me and I and I haven't. Am -- going to support the whales are the seals. Brick and a -- You get to is as long as it is August 1 of the other it doesn't just adds to clarify this is as what -- -- -- I want to look at what for a minute because Eli both character incredibly. Brutal at times yes it seems to be such. Such a dichotomy from the personality. -- them from -- person when I let. That that a -- very different to myself I mean that you're voting record myself. -- -- I myself. And I should it play myself once disease in this and we think of the right to wed -- these days. But that none of that day -- -- -- people very different and you guys you know I I he had to. Do the fuel hedging Zola who would you -- I don't know anyone lake Buena island -- thank goodness. And -- I don't know though world -- -- but you know I just kind of something -- and Arabs to. What's commit for the -- -- -- -- -- -- that's fun event exactly what we like boundary lists the let's can have this season well actually. I wish I could tell you that -- -- meaning has been is in Jessica's been seasons five. Unless she goes and I actually thought say -- it's kind of winding down innocent Friday news five C I'm -- content of -- -- It's been lovely quite nice thing I want to idol title and up. -- and they're still going still gone and is getting reviewers and have a date and missed its description of what -- -- And has been no more action packed but coming up just short -- -- the something. That is truly mind blowing out -- -- and I think people are going for the analyze that is evident -- had an -- concern that this -- five seasons now and there have been a lot of twists and a lot of about yen -- yen was this this is seriously and by the end of march it'll be. Thinking. -- All right we've got that look forward we also cabaret to look forward to is yet congratulations. Is I mean this is this reprise -- you with Michelle Williams as well. 98 he won a Tony for this one what kind of pressure do you have and you try to bring you bring back the character are you -- -- are you just kind of going back in the closet take taking a character dad and went back -- -- I think. You wouldn't be ball. About to that and I am. -- so -- testing companies in the boldest things I feel that. It's you know it's as good about something he does things -- -- that you feel you know comfortable with and and that some -- creation it was. And -- production that was we. Most powerful and successful. So is going back and in -- you don't feel this I feel like there's a -- of this worked right -- the same time as such long time ago and that's you know says about memory and I if you think it's anything tactics and did I do that kind of a I'm also with me hold you people all the costs -- wonder uncle Christen who's on the -- -- she's back to mean she united the two survivors but. It's it's -- be nice to go and do it again because you know everything is like any sort of foreign enough -- sure if you expect the same in. Addicted to the people make something and already there's little you know subtle changes that. Actually the production is so. I went and watched -- consent and I've been an archive tape connected to the Vista and is so gate and is so powerful and I think -- -- by. That he's imaging again is that you know. Every generation needs to see to be reminded of known just what -- and then what could happen again and also to -- to celebrate diversity and to you know enjoy. Your body and to enjoy life but also -- completely vigilant by those people who want to destroy our ends that -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- When we did it first what -- and with the production was kind of you know my. And any limited again on poetry I went I was in my life and how I was feeling quite heavily dictators alone the -- of that. What was -- in the -- -- And I -- you know even more so and I am. Plates. Some -- -- with. Some of the AMC's two days what what's next for you -- is that you don't have enough on your -- will actually you know exactly. Well I am actually. That's what's been accepting of news. Would be my ads in this book which I'm just in the -- it -- less than -- -- for comes in October. And it's quite exciting is a -- -- book by its. -- in my life I discovered these insane things about my family and it's cold not my father son really yes it's actually it's an end tonight placed is you know. Moments plus a personal details to the world what at what age was this. Suggests the he has -- size twenty -- Barely able to drink yeah it's -- No I was fort -- four put its -- in. Nine as far as what sixth air force of his five foot five is in 2010 gain as foot -- I know this happened and -- what what made you decide to -- -- -- Kind of because I couldn't stop talking about it as -- -- -- -- -- expunge it and it's such agrees to but he does -- stony lanes. And I do know. Wanted to write something. A bit more -- not that more bites you know. -- debating the visa was I was talking about writing something again and then this came up and she -- I am going to beauty do something that I few days. About me I want to -- this this to his she's the view so much for who I am as. -- -- -- -- Chief Jeff B its actually boost in the dark place and and I am -- of us -- might. Move kind of tests of IE about but -- to be honest I'm doing it. Because I just want to get eyes and get a therapeutic all cut the -- is very expensive. For the world. We have to be from me. Well -- went to look forward that is what have you come back on as well if you read a passage it when it darker well -- maybe one of the darker passages. You have I mean as somebody is doesn't it wasn't it was pretty -- Dying -- But and also that I find something like they did that TV show who do you think you -- -- -- -- -- and I find that my grandfather died in Malaysia king -- and -- What I know that's amazing I know that's wow -- wonderland bunkers yes. What you gonna do with your life -- get a top something like. Weren't written about. The good wife cabaret Alan -- continued success do you think thank you deny clemency in.

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