In 1967, Tiger Beat Magazine asked the following questions to their featured matinee idols. In 2014, we posed them to Millie Toulouse.
How would your mother describe you in one word? Optimistic
What is your favorite flower? Big, yellow dandelions.
What is the most insane question you’ve ever been asked? I don’t think I’ve been asked it yet…
What word in the English language do you wish you had invented? This is tricky since most of our words are borrowed. Apparently “bromance” was recently added to the dictionary, and I do love a good bromance.
Where would you like to live? Lately I’ve been daydreaming about a little house not far off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
What is the quote that comes to your mind? “There is no other form of self-expression that makes us feel more vulnerable than dancing. It’s literally full-body vulnerability. The only other full-body vulnerability that I can think of is being naked….” -Brene Brown
What animal best describes the kind of man you’re interested in? Humpback Whale: highly curious, social and emotional creatures that communicate across oceans. They’re also quite broad.
What do you miss about your childhood? The time to nurture my creativity and wonderment.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Dr. Toulouse, Ph.D.
What is the main fault of your character? I see the best in everyone, so I’m still learning when to walk away.
Who is your favorite historical figure? This is a tough choice, but probably Abraham Lincoln.
Describe how you kiss in one word. Does “dayuuum” count as a word?
What in the world do you least desire? Dependence
Finish this sentence: “Happiness is a thing called…” courage.
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 Millie Toulouse.
What turns you on? Authenticity, summer sunsets, beards, learning, simplicity and sparkling conversation with friends.
What turns you off? Disrespect
What is your favorite word? ricochet
What sound or noise do you love? Laughter
What sound or noise do you hate? A steak knife against a ceramic plate
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Social worker
What profession other than yours would you not want to attempt? Sales of any kind
What is your favorite swear word? I like a good “fuck.”