Whos dating on dancing with the stars
He gets up and strolls across the street, past a poster for Marlene Dietrich in der blaue Engel. ‘Hi, I’m Matt,’ he says, as if you might not know who he was. It was clipped and measured, thermostatically controlled in a way that makes perfect sense of his most famous line, from the novella Goodbye to Berlin.A month later, in London, he arrives late for our interview, striding into the room, apologising, he’d been sitting in a car stuck in traffic. He’s giving off great bursts of energy, and he’s wearing a huge, loose-knit jumper, of a sort that you would have to be very cool or very famous to get away with. ‘I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.’ Did he do the voice?
As executive producer on the project, Scorsese apparently needed just one thing: an actor who could handle the part.The show’s contestants are famous for their off-camera hookups and secret dating, and it has been that way since the beginning.These often scandalous hookups aren’t surprising for those who have spent a lot of time dancing, as dancing is very sensual and requires a great deal of physical contact and closeness.But this guy here, chomping on a Paleo plate on the patio of a Studio City restaurant, clearly is.At a lean 6'-something, this Miles Teller has broad shoulders and the effortlessly rigid posture more reminiscent of ’s Chris Hemsworth, and his Grateful Dead T-shirt (hey, he’s an iconoclast) spouts an impressive set of coiled biceps. No, this isn’t the Miles Teller we know, the inveterate, wise-cracking sidekick in his short, if already highly prolific, career.Before my eyes, the street is changing, from Ulster in early summer to spring 1931 in Berlin.
Among the shop fronts, a konditerei has materialised and sitting at a table outside it is Matt Smith, better known these days as Doctor Who. ‘It’s one of the best scripts that I’ve read in a long time…’ It was adapted by playwright Kevin Elyot.
He’s playing Christopher Isherwood in the BBC adaptation of the writer’s 1976 memoir Christopher and His Kind. ‘Plus the fact that it was very different to what I’m doing as the Doctor.
He’s impeccably dressed in white shirt, waistcoat and tie, and he’s reading script pages, very calmly, occasionally running his fingers through slicked-back hair. Later, after watching a take of himself stepping out of an apartment block into the hubbub, he introduces himself. Isherwood was quite particular physically, and he had a quite particular voice.’ He certainly did, as a visit to youtube can confirm.
He said that when the police raided his home in 2003 after combing through the records of a US company hosting child porn sites, his main concern was just that they would read his diaries, featuring dilemmas about which yacht or flash car to splash out on, and think he was ‘a self-obsessed prat’.
Asked why he chose not to go to court to declare his innocence, he said he was simply ‘exhausted’ at the time and had been given just half an hour by officers at Kingston police station to decide whether to accept the caution.
‘He talks like that, it’s very high and he sits like that, very straight.’ As he acts it out it becomes clear how hard it is going to be to capture the 27-year-old Smith in words.