So how do you want to go?
After a great sunset.
Will you be going to heaven or hell?
I don’t believe in either; they are here on Earth. I will be going to have a snooze.
What’s the wildest thing you ever did while you were alive?
Stand-up gigs in a second language.
What book do you most regret not finishing?
All of them—I’m dyslexic.
You’re a big fan of Monty Python. What would you say is “The Meaning of Life”?
I truly believe that the art of life is to make your life have meaning. I don’t think it comes with any meaning built in.
As a history buff, If you could have lived in another time, when would it have been?
In the 1800s when British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel was doing his thing—building trains and boats and bridges.
Name one thing that you’re glad you will never have to do again on earth.
Have Mondays, since all of my days will be equal now.
Thinking of your role in Across the Universe, what Beatles song would play at your funeral?
“Here Comes the Sun.”
Your Valkyrie character, Erich Fellgiebel, was trusted with military secrets. What secret would you confess on your deathbed?
That I’m a transvestite.
What are people saying over your casket?
They are mumbling…something about a cat…I can’t quite work it out.
Got any last words?
I’d just like to say thanks for the use of the atoms, and I like the blue color you’ve got for the planet. Now please don’t blow it up.