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Russell Tovey Calls Himself a 'Basic Bitch'


And other things we learned from The New York Times profile of the actor (and his bulldog)

Out100 Honoree Russell Tovey is currently starring in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge on Broadway. The actor--who performs five night and three afternoons every week, often bringing is bulldog Rocky to the theater--was recently profiled by The New York Times...and the excerpts are unbeatable.

Tovey loves diners:

"I'm an Americanphile. I love a diner. For me, it's like being in 'Home Alone' or something."

He's a self-proclaimed basic bitch:

"I think I'm a pretty basic bitch when it comes to having a postshow meltdown moment, of having to release. I'm really not one of them guys who's like: 'I can't sleep. I'm buzzing. I have to go out, I need to drink whiskey! I need to go to the bar where everyone's out and, like, network.' I want to go home and catch up on Netflix."

He's totz classy and collects art:

"All my money goes to art. Most of this Broadway money's going on something."

He digs the fetishy press about his ears:

"It's a compliment! They're not saying: 'Ew. I wouldn't go anywhere near it.' Then, I'd be upset."

And he gets flushed when he crushes on someone:

"If I find someone attractive, I can get blushy. But I fight that."

Read the full profile here.

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