It’s a good weekend to be Lee Pace: He plays the blue-hued Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy, now in theaters, and his AMC show Halt and Catch Fire airs its season finale Aug. 3 at 10 p.m. ET.
You won’t get spoilers in our Pop Culture Personality Test, but you will learn about the actor’s love for Punky Brewster, Sanford and Son, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, and Team America: World Police. And isn’t that better?
Watch the video and read a full transcript below.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Who was your first celebrity crush?
LEE PACE: Punky Brewster. I actually wrote her a letter. I wrote her a letter saying, “Hey, my name is Lee Pace, and, uh, I think we’d have a lot in common.” [Laughs] It was like a whole thing, and I sent it off, and I was waitin’ for a reply, but she never sent it. Probably got lost in the mail.
What TV show did you plan your life around growing up?
When I would come home from junior high school, me and my sister would watch back-to-back episode of Sanford and Son. It was on at, like, five o’clock, six o’clock, and we would sit there on the floor of my parents’ bedroom, and do our homework, and watch Sanford and Son.
What was the first album you were obsessed with?
The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff. I remember the cassette—I bought it at Walmart. And I listened to it a thousand times—a thousand times. “Parents Just Don’t Understand”… I danced to it by myself.
What movie sex scene have you rewound… a lot?
Team America. It’s like the best sex scene ever. That was in the X-rated [version]? Was that ever in theaters? I think it was just at home, on the DVD. We watched it over and over again… and then tried to recreate it. I’m kidding, I’m kidding.