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Live Chat -June 8, 2003


Moderator

Hi everybody! Rutger just came in. Welcome Rutger!

Rutger
Hi all! Sorry to not find the 12yr old but timezones are a hard thing to understand.

Question
What's happening to the filming Rutger, it all seems to have gone quiet?

Rutger
Filming is quiet. I still have two weeks before my next scenes.

Question
Weather a bit better for you today Rutger?

Rutger
O yeah I am on standby with HD any time.

Question
Hope your trumpet player was quieter.

Rutger
He fell in the drink I thinkkk

Question
Are you still listening to Meatloaf ?

Rutger
It s in the HD cassette player yeah!

Question
I understand you are discovering a lot of the local culture there in Australia, Rutger

Rutger
Yes aboriginal arts bliss. I opened a cookthread today in the MessageBoard and I sure as hell can't cook

Question
Met any nasty creepie crawlies yet Rutger? Checked your boots?

Rutger
No crawlies just the ones operating on set and in character.

Question
Want a recipe for witchitee grubs Rutger?

Rutger
I just check those cooking cookies inthere, I'm sure it will be a heavy visited conversation kick. Webmasters and I are working hard on a vampire page which will be lol.

Question
Rutger, how far around have you travelled since you've been there?

Rutger
100km

Question
Wow! On foot?

Rutger
2wheels. My knees won't last that long grr..

Question
Rutger, I know you've probably been asked a million times, but I've never seen your answer - are you writing your memoirs? I would love to read them!

Rutger
I am about to start...I need a few more lives to write memoirs about just one of them lives.

Question
I hope we'll all get a mention...

Rutger
Yes, sisi sicuro! I tend to not think much when I write but I better when writing memoirs damnit. You may realise that a lot of the writing that is done is such shared venture, something will come out of this which will be very interesting.

Question
There's always the little dictaphone tape thingy..? Just talk and let somebody else do the typing?

Rutger
Record yeah but not the same and what I'd like to do is write it first and then record just going with the audio more, more together with the times.

Question
Did you get a chance to drive the HD down Great Ocean Road yet Rutger?

Rutger
Ocean Road was too cold and far as of yet on list #1.

Question
Will you be doing any more poetry bytes on the site with you reading on video?

Rutger
Yesyesy coming on audio and want the same from others - turning site into more direct and audio/visual lot of work - working on vid mpegs now, just a few, 60secs.

Question
I doubt you'd need mine - I can only write ditties.

Rutger
What's good or whatever will be decided later, some of the silly ness is hilarious if that's what you mean.

Question
What's this new thing about dogs with attitude pix - sounds good.

Rutger
Yes, I remember, plse pic of pets I love it. Plants if no pets available.

Question
I've got a cyber dog - any good?

Rutger
arfarf!

Question
Rutger, I've heard that you wrote a poem named Blue, or at least that's part of the title. Any chance we could get to read it on the Message Board?

Rutger
I wrote that for someone, you get enough already. I wrote a mmmbrilliant rat poem in the Poem Tag which is about to end, see if you agree, it is a rat goodbye serenade. Trumpets included.

Question
Yes, we loved that poem - didn't know if it was really yours though.

Rutger
I screwed up enter it I know, but did sign one of those.

Question
Is the rat anybody in particular?

Rutger
Never met, maybe from that business called "rentarat" not sure.. zzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzsnoringrat.

Question
When you're filming like you are now, do you visit with your costars much, or mostly small talk? Hope I'm not being too nosy.

Rutger
Hardly any talk. Had some nice moments with James Cromwell, we clicked in a major way. He has wit and also has flown back, he's done. There is no downtime for most.

Question
What about Donald?

Rutger
Ha he came and I had a lot on my plate. I went to set the next day. He was already on a different plane. My god. So I missed him by a few hrs.

Question
That's a shame!

Rutger
Yea o well I know the drill but this one took me by surprise, I felt terrible for him though.

Question
Why did you feel badly for him?

Rutger
Fly in from Canada one day, fly back a day later to LA, hello. That's at least thirty hrs on a plane.

Question
What's in the pipeline after Salem's Lot?

Rutger
I have no idea...some talk going on but bizz seems deflated.

Question
May I re-ask a question that went by? I'm probably sending too many. About creating a place for posting photos someplace here?

Rutger
We have not figured this. The idea is a floating one. All matter of mind/work/hands/time.

Question
Any more conventions planned?

Rutger
The one in Italy is rather serious and there is one pending in split. It is hard to commit to those because costs of getting there may just overgrow the benefits. Sweden is interested, possibly 2004.

Question
Do you enjoy meeting your fans at these things?

Rutger
Yes it is lovely very much enjoyed. I tell you something odd about that. The fan meeting etc., it is a strange thing because I am so real and many of them are not. Not really, just preoccupied or intimidated by what they saw. See the oddity I hope. Not bad.

Question
It's really weird meeting you in the flesh having only seen you on screen. Did you know that?

Rutger
Just a reverse of what to expect . It must just depends how soon one can just pass this window. I guess one has about 99 sec. That's a lot to do within that time.

Question
Are we like anything you imagined or worse??

Rutger
I don't imagine you. That's a bit too much to ask lol. No offense.

Question
Too scary?

Rutger
Too impossible.

Question
It is easy to imagine someone you have seen - if you know what I mean.

Rutger
There are hundreds of millions around who have seen my work but they don't know we are here. And other ways to connect with me within characters as well. The most amazing thing is that some people just read me better than I can even through character and all.

Question
You must wonder sometimes what's on the other side of the screen.

Rutger
The other side of the screen is millions of households in different timezones and some over a thirty year timespan.

Question
Scary?

Rutger
It's beyond my grip.

Question
You are not that easy to read.

Rutger
Well, it s the other side of understanding...I am to some, and many read past me. Don't even bother. They don't t need me and vice versa. It is such pure communication and so weird.

Question
That seeing through the character thing is the reason I've never been scared by Ryder or Batty. That twinkle in the eye.

Rutger
Good bad big small ugly lazy muffin. There is so much depending on who is trying to read. Projectioprojection is the ultimate and it is way beyond me at that point.

Question
We all read different things into each performance.

Rutger
Sorry to go so deep. Yes.

Question
The deeper the better.

Rutger
Your performance is what makes it work even more than mine.

Question
If you dont mind me asking - but what language do you think in?

Rutger
It depends on the country. English is becoming very close to my second language.

Question
You seem to take such joy in what you do, it comes across in your films.

Rutger
Joy is the key to this profession. play is not just reserved for children. And it is not a children's game anyway. It's material wavelength of the viewer, and energy.

Question
Who wants to grow up anyway?

Rutger
One gets tacky not growing up after a while. And there are manymanymany. 5 more minutes the trumpetplayer is waiting.

Question
Last night I watched a DeNiro movie. Waste of time. He always plays the same character, just gets older. I love that each of your characters is so different.

Rutger
We (actors), and that goes for all of us, can be horribly bad. It is great comfort to realize we are that helpless in a director's hands sometimes. Actors don't make movies. Directors do.

Question
What tune will you be requesting tonight?

Rutger
I'll go for 'Il silenzio'.

Question
Hope you're taking lots of pictures for a Day Out of Dayz entry!

Rutger
I am taking some and working hard on a report on the shooting developement. I don't want to give you too much at any time. It is sooo busy inthere, we have a hard time keeping up.

Question
Is it an Australian crew you're working with Rutger?

Rutger
Yea, they are wonderful.

Question
Done any surfing yet (water kind).

Rutger
No. Tried it in earlier years but can't get it together.

Question
When's the auction going to have the ticket & pic from Oz?

Rutger
Don't know it depends on the airmail.
Shall we say goodbye?

Question
Thank you so much for letting us share you! XXX Take care and come back to the U.S. soon! Thank you for talking to us.

Rutger
Yesyes I'm going as soon as I finish Melbourne, Hawaii, LA, Chicago, NY, London, etc. Ok bye all and thank you for all you do as well, love.

Moderator
Thanks Rutger and thanks to all of you!

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