Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s recent Playboy interview reads like it was partially scripted by an Aaron Sorkin who doesn’t hate the Internet. During a wide-ranging conversation, the Premium Rush star revealed his biggest disappointment as a child actor (he wasn’t allowed to pet the dog in Beethoven), his love of musicals (“A song-and-dance role is closer to me personally than other characters I play”), and his disdain for the national news media. Here’s his Will McAvoy-esque rant:
One question later, Gordon-Levitt slammed the media again, adding in a dig at a few major corporations for good measure:
But don’t worry, apolitical folks with a thing for Inception — you can still have a crush on JGL. Everything he else he says in the interview is fairly uncontroversial: Daniel Day-Lewis is great! Zooey Deschanel is great! Christian Bale is great! (Well, that one could be argued against.) Gordon-Levitt also jokes about wanting to take down Lebron James, which is something a lot of people can get behind — especially if they’re from Ohio.
Check out the full Q&A at Playboy.com. See, sometimes you do want to read it strictly for the articles.