Quote of the Day: Jonathan Groff on Sending Dildo Pics to Alfred Molina

9.26.2013

By Jerry Portwood

The actor is starring in C.O.G., the first adaptation of a David Sedaris story, and had some fun with the props on set with co-star Corey Stoll

We last caught up with actor Jonathan Groff to discuss his great turn in STARZ's Boss, starring Kelsey Grammer, and his role in Red opposite Alfred Molina. Oh what a difference a year makes! He's now living in San Francisco (and he and ex-boyfriend Zachary Quinto broke up, so maybe he's single?), shooting the HBO series Looking with fellow gay cutie Russell Tovey; he wrapped Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart this summer (also for HBO); and he’s got a new animated Disney movie, Frozen, coming out this fall. But first up, audiences will enjoy him playing a gay role in C.O.G., adapted from David Sedaris's short story of the same name, along with Denis O'Hare and Corey Stoll, which is currently available on demand and in select theaters.

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New York magazine writer Jada Yuan somehow held on to this fun, juicy interview with Groff since Sundance earlier this year. Check out this excerpt below:

There is a scene in the movie that [spoiler] involves you and Corey Stoll and many, many dildos. Where did they get all of them?

Some guy in California. They looked up, you know, “dildos” on the Internet and he loaned them. They said he was really sweet and not into dildos himself. He said, "I'm not into this, but I provide it because it's what people want." But there are some crazy — I mean I took a lot of pictures that day because you couldn't believe. There was a dildo that looked like a severed leg. There was a dog paw. There was a piece of shit dildo. There was a, what else? Some really crass — a hand. Things that you could never imagine. Some of them were really beautiful. They looked like works of art. I mean, really heavy, large things. A boot —

You were taking pictures of the dildos or of yourself with the dildos?
Corey [Stoll] and I definitely held the dildos and posed. I had worked with Alfred Molina doing Red this past summer, and Corey Stoll worked with him on Law & Order: Los Angeles for a year, so we were holding a bunch of dildos and sent a picture to Alfred Molina, who was amused. We were like "Hey, doing a movie together and having a blast. Hope you’re well!" And it was like us holding a bunch of dildos. [Laughs.]

Watch a trailer of C.O.G. below:

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