Interview with the PC guy, John Hodgman

Tue, Oct 21, 2008


Time has an interesting interview with John Hodgman, the guy who plays the “PC” in Apple’s get-a-mac ads.

From the article:

Why did you decide to do the Apple commercials?
I was really curious as to why they asked me to audition. My career as a magazine writer was largely prefaced on the idea of curiosity, to go on adventures and weasel my way into the lives of people that I admire. The process of auditioning for a commercial seemed like a process where I might learn something that I could write about. It did not occur to me that it might lead to the job. I got called back, and by the third time we talked, I thought, “You can’t really be serious.”


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