Matthew James Thomas
Matthew James Thomas is now the star of the Tony-Award winning Pippin, but before he was Charlemagne's charming son, he was feuding bad guys and saving the day as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in SPIDERMAN Turn Off The Dark at The Foxwoods Theatre. In light of the show's move from Broadway to Las Vegas, we're bringing back Matthew's famous On the Couch from early 2012 – a quick-witted young actor at the dawn of his success!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My mayonnaise collection.
What was your proudest moment?
Being able to sing in front of my mum and dad, I love performing for them. That and singing in front of Bono and Edge for the first time.
What is your favorite drink?
Mountain dew, water, ginger ale and DR PEPPER!
What is your favorite food?
That's an impossible question, right now, moules frites…in France with James Cameron, my gf and my dog 'Porridge'
What is your favorite condiment?
What is your current obsession?
Tunnocks Caramels and Body and Soul, a book by Frank Conroy.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Pork pies, I could do without them. But I just can't help it.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Hard question. To be in a movie with Freddie Mercury directed by Luthur Creek co starring with Tom Hanks called 'The Clock Man.'
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Food, apps and music software.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
Mayonnaise and cancer… Everything gives you cancer.
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Doing too much at once and… I'm over organized which is a little annoying sometimes. They are under organized and it drives me nuts.
What in the world most thrills you?
The universe, people… My job, Oh and Six Flags.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
People who enjoy over tuned over processed, forced pop music.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?
Haha jumping into a wall and banging my head because I was being stupid.
What is your favorite place in the world?
New York, London (south bank) and Andorra.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Both. Although my dog may disagree with that comment.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
Richard Branson would have to phone me offering me a seat on the first virgin galactic flight to outer space, whilst I was in the studio finishing my album and I'd get a call saying they had invented a way for all humans to fly and that some billionaire randomly decided to to donate a man (and dog) operated lowest capable depth submarine to me, along with a year supply of allsaints boots and the worlds oil supply would run out forcing us to drive water operated flying cars.
What is your personal motto?
Listen, live, love and learn.