Pint of Milk: Interview with Sharlto Copley (Now Prawn-Flavored!)


It's been a while since we last had a Sharlto Copley post, and now the hiatus is officially over! A new interview involving everyone sweetie man came out in this months Empire Magazine.

How Much Is a Pint of Milk?
In what currency? I don't even use pints! I'm going to go with two dollars. A gallon of milk is four dollars, if you get decent milk

On a scale of one to ten how famous are you?
(Laughs) That's pretty awesome. Like Tom Cruise is ten? I'd be a two. Seriously. Although, I get recognized in the supermarket in LA a lot, weirdly enough. That's where I get spotted the most. I think all the people who work there want to be actors so they notice me.

What one thing do you do better than anyone else you know?
I'd probably say act, man. I trust my self with that. It's not an arrogant thing

What's your favorite animal?
Probably cats. I've got two cats. I was a dog person until I met my girlfriend ten years ago. She introduced me to cats and I totally fell in love with them. I've got one that's like a real teddy bear that you just pick up and she wants to be loved and cuddled all the time. The other one is more sporty and cool, and does her own thing She does ridiculous jumps, nine times her own height from a standing position.

What's you favorite word in the English language?
Well, I know what Wikus (his District 9 character) favorite word his!(Laughs)I don't have one really

What's you favorite joke?
Rampage (Jackson) reminded of a joke we used on the A-Team that didn't make it into the the final cut. It's a thing that Murdock does when he's going to fight someone and he says "I know Mexican judo, man. Judon't know I got a knife, judon't know I got a knife chico?"

If you had to, would you rather lose an arm or a leg?
I cannot believe you just asked me that!(Laughs) You know you have a friend who does that kind of thing- "Would you rather kiss a man or have sex with that women over there?" that sort of stuff? Well I've been asking people that! Would I rather lose an arm or a leg? I'm going to go with arm. Why? Dude, you need your legs, man. You need to move around. To not be able to move around would really have an impact on my life.

Window or aisle?
I'll take aisle. But in first class it doesn't matter! (Laughs)

What's your favorite video game?
Interestingly enough, the game I played the most ever was Street Fighter II, back in the day. That would probably still stick as one of my favorite games. Just being a bit of an 80's guy.

What's the best thing you've ever stolen from a hotel?
A robe once, when I was younger and poorer.

When did you last walk out of a movie?
That's a very good question. I walked out of... was it Stardust? That thing with the witches? I was so looking forward to it, but I just couldn't handle it, man. Ten minutes in and I was gone. I didn't have to walk out of Transformers 2 because I didn't go. I loved the first Transformers. I LOVED it, but I heard too many of my friends walked out of the second one.

The iPad- genius or rubbish?
I think it's sitting somewhere in between. Someone told me you can't put a memory stick into it. They've purposefully not let put memory sticks so it doesn't replace the laptop which seems odd- it seems that the marketing got in the way of the genius.

Have you worn sunglasses indoors?
I'm wearing sunglasses right now and I'm indoors. But I got to sleep 3 in the morning and I am look out at a very glary day. But generally no, I"m not a sunglasses kind of guy.

When were you most starstruck?
Probably meeting Dwight Schultz, man, weirdly enough. Him and maybe Dustin Hoffman. I'm a huge fan of Dustin Hoffman. The two Ds

Do you have a nickname?
Different people call me different things. In America, people really struggle with my name, so I don't have a nickname as such. I've been called Sharlito, Sheldon, Charldo, really variations on the name. Some of them can get it but many can't.

What's you specialist subject?
I don't imagine I'd be very good at quizzes, but I'd go with movies. And TV shows. Lets narrow it down to the 80s My specialist subject is the A-Team! (Laughs)

How many times did you see Avatar?
Once. I liked it, but I got to watch it in the Fox theatre and see James Cameron's actual print of the movie. It was just me and my girlfriend- I think we were that last two people on Earth who hadn't see it, and Fox said we could come and watch it in the theatre. It was an awesome experience. I love James Cameron's stuff.

What's your signature dish?
It's a toss-up between my roast chicken and my beef stroganoff. Well, they're basic foods. I don't get too fancy. I'm Jamie Oliver kind of basic. I could not cook at all until two-and-a-half years ago, when I got a Jamie Oliver cookbook and started going through it. So thanks Jamie!

What's your favorite thing about you hometown?
The heart and soul of the place, in Cape Town

On a scale of one to ten, how hairy is your arse?
I love that. I got the Fox guy cracking up here!(Laughs) Probably a... six? Maybe a seven? Maybe a six and a half? You'd have to ask my girlfriend. I'm a pretty hairy guy in general, but my arse is actually alright! Six-and-a-half on the hairy arse, two on the fame. Maybe we could get those balance off a bit!
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I had to type the whole thing out so I'm sorry if there are any typos :(