In 1967, Tiger Beat Magazine asked the following questions to their featured matinee idols. In 2011, we posed it to Nora Gretz.
How would your mother describe you in one word? Curious
What is your favorite flower? Tulip
What is the most insane question you’ve ever been asked? Are those real?
What word in the English language do you wish you had invented? Algorithm
Where would you like to live? Somewhere warm and sunny…
What is the quote that comes to your mind? “The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” –Horace Walpole
What animal best describes the kind of man you’re interested in? Fox. He is clever, witty, wary, not a “pack” animal, and he can pounce very quickly (in a good way, of course).
What do you miss about your childhood? Skipping and family sing-a-longs.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Nora Gretz.
What is the main fault of your character? She has no regrets!
Who is your favorite historical figure? Rosalind Franklin
Describe how you kiss in one word. Passionately
What in the world do you least desire? Mediocrity
Finish this sentence: “Happiness is a thing called…” cupcakes.
In every episode of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” James Lipton asks the following questions (originated by French interviewer Bernard Pivot) to the guest movie star. Now we ask Nora Gretz.
What turns you on? Intellectual sparring
What turns you off? Ignorance
What is your favorite word? Sassafras
What sound or noise do you love? Hearty laughter
What sound or noise do you hate? Anything repetitive
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? A music director for film or music videos
What profession other than yours would you not want to attempt? Financial Trader or working for a biohazard disposal service
What is your favorite swear word? Frack. The derivative is a little more utilitarian. Plus, it’s also like a secret handshake for fellow sci-fi geeks.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear god say to you as you enter the Pearly Gates?
“Oh…we weren’t expecting you….please, have a cocktail while you wait.”