WATCH WITH WANDA (April 19, 1999)
Felicity's Eli
Felicity's Eli Got Intimate with Wanda--and You
CHAT TRANSCRIPT
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Simon's here!

From coco: Simon, will you be back on Felicity as a regular, or do we have to say goodbye for good?
Honestly, I don't know. It all depends on the response from the audience and if the writers want to bring me back. I'd love to be there.

From joli32: What film are you working on right now?
It's called I Know What You Screamed Last Summer. It's a parody of Kevin Williamson's films. It's hilarious. I play one of the high school kids--the jock. They're letting me improvise and be myself. I love comedy.

From joli32: Simon, are you spoofing Freddie Prince Jr. in the I Know... parody?
I'm spoofing the athletic jock for all those teen flicks.

From clover21: Hi, Simon! I hear you're in an upcoming episode of Buffy. Is that true? Who do you play?
Not true. I play nobody.

From kierstin_a: What was it like to work on MTV?
It was great. That was my foot in the door, really. I got to interview some of the coolest people in film and television. Without that, I don't know if I would be here now. I love everything they did for me. It was a great job and a lot of fun.

From shaggy: Who is the coolest person you interviewed?
Maybe the most interesting interview I got to do was Howard Stern at the Private Parts premiere. He's so big, and it was cool to see him on the other side, being the interviewee. Thank God, he didn't make fun of me too much. He liked me. I would love to go on his show.

From milkisyummy: What's your favorite scary movie?
My favorite scary movie is The Phantasm, because it's so corny.

From nikitab: Is Felicity finished taping for the season? How many episodes will you appear in for the season?
Yes, they're all done. You haven't seen the last of me!

From joli32: What's your favorite spot in San Francisco?
My favorite spot is the Mission district. I grew up there, and it's just got the best burritos in the world and funny people on the streets and wonderful gang members.

From simonrexy: Simon, do you have a girlfriend?
No. I'm single.

From kierstin_a: What's your favorite band?
My favorite band of all time is Black Sabbath, and my favorite current band is Radiohead.

From mollieg: Did Eli and Felicity...you know...have sex? I've heard different things...
Tune in Tuesday night and see. Your questions will be answered then.

From scfratboy: Any upcoming movie projects? Pilots?
I did an independent film called Snapped. It's showing in the L.A. Film Festival and some other locations. It's a very small role, and I play myself.

From enoira: How were you "discovered"?
I started modeling when I was 18. My girlfriend at the time was a model and she recommended me. I walked into City Model in San Francisco and that was it. My first big job was Tommy Hilfiger. They were great to work for, because they used me all the time. I have too much free Hilfiger stuff. Like, every one of my friends now has a pair of Tommy Hilfiger boxers.

From ds2587sp: Do you like acting with Keri Russell?
She's absolutely awesome. She's such a sweetheart. She was very fair to me for my first TV acting job. She gave me all the space I needed. She was awesome!!

From slalo: How does it feel to know that all of us Noel supporters can't stand Eli?
Honestly, it's funny. People come up and question me and my character. I understand that people want them together. I can't help that, but some people are happy about it.

From scfratboy: I heard you went to USC, any truth? If not, where did you go to college?
I actually went to community college in the San Francisco Bay area and Santa Monica college for a while, but then things started picking up with work.

From kitkat_tink: What show would you most like to guest on, aside from Felicity?
I guess I would like to be on ER. I'd want to play a dead body, just so I could see what I'd look like as a corpse.

From milkisyummy: Boxers or briefs?
Boxers, always. No question. It's hot in LA.

From ds2587sp: What's your favorite dessert?
Hot apple pie à la mode. It's something about the combination of hot apples and cold vanilla ice cream that's perfect.

From sweetcheeks2005: Are you still modeling?
No, I'm not. I've just been concentrating on acting. I'm in a L'Oréal commercial with Laetitia Casta--the most beautiful girl in the world. I got to kiss her for three days and get paid for it. Poor me!

From Wanda: How did you get involved in FX's Instant Comedy at the Groundlings? Was it fun?
I was invited by the producers, who had seen me on MTV and thought I'd be cool for it. I love to do improv and comedy. Yeah, that was a lot of fun.

From kierstin_a: I already saw the show. (I live in Canada, so we get it on Sunday.) You looked so great in it. Thank you. And, Go Canucks!

From jsoto76458: Was it embarrassing to have a lovemaking scene on your first TV show in front of all the crew?
Actually, Keri Russell made everybody leave. She felt better about that. But I was comfortable with it. It was toward the end of filming, and I knew the crew by then. I think it's easier for a guy to be comfortable.

From bellab18: Do you have any pets?
No, I don't. I'm still trying to learn how to take care of myself. I would love a monkey one day, but they're not domestic animals.

From ds2587sp: Is it true you're going to appear in Scream 3?
It's not true. But some friends and I went to Vegas about three months ago and told everyone we were in Scream 3. We got VIP treatment everywhere. That's so funny you asked that!

From charmed1399: When you were a kid, what did you want to grow up to be?
When I was a kid, I never really thought acting could really happen. I wanted to be in advertising. I guess in a sense, acting is like advertising with many different clients.

From krrunchee: Would you prefer to do film or TV?
I'd like to do both. I'm having a lot of fun on this film now. But TV is great, because you have a regular job and a family of people you work with. It's great to have a steady job, you know? But I'd like to do both.

From anonymous: I'm so glad to see you back from the MTV dead. Was it hard to break back in?
It wasn't hard to break in, it was hard to stay in New York after MTV let me go. I came to L.A. and knew I could parlay the veejay job. There's a lot more work out here in L.A. In New York, there aren't as many options.

From onbway: Being an ex-MTV veejay, what is your opinion on the veejay contest?
It's funny. I can't believe people would wait in line for 12 hours to do it. But it's such a cool job. I kind of stumbled upon it myself, but I think this is a cool way to find a veejay.

From stephie: What are both of the Scotts like?
They're both so nice. I was so surprised, especially with me being the new guy. But they were great. There was no ego.

From writefunny: Do you live on the East or West Coast?
L.A. is my home. I'm a West Coast native. I'm happier out here, healthier.

From Nolie: In real life, would you rather Felicity or Julie?
I think Felicity. I like curly hair.

From Sulu: If you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
Silly.

From odcg: If you could act with any leading lady, who would it be?
Michelle Pfeiffer, just because I've always had a crush on her. I'm in a different age range, obviously, but I'd love to act with her. For crying out loud, she was in Scarface. Maybe I could play her young love.

From sarahs: What do you do for fun when not filming?
I like to play basketball. I like to go to the gym and stay in shape. I enjoy going to the movies. You know, normal stuff.

From jackson: What's your favorite movie you've seen this year?
Life Is Beautiful. What a great movie.

From tigger: Do you come from a big family?
I'm an only child and grew up with just my mother.

From xander1: If you could pick anyone to fight on Celebrity Deathmatch, who would it be?
Conan O'Brien. He's so funny, and I'd love to get him in a headlock.

From Zuppo: What would I find in your refrigerator?
Right now, not a lot. I have some tea and apple juice and some brie cheese. I need to go shopping really bad. I have lots of frozen stuff in my freezer, though.

From dougie: If you could be any food, what would you be and why?
I'd be an orange, because I don't know if the color or the fruit came first.

From Sanyo: What actors do you look up to and want to pattern your career after?
I really like to be my own individual. But I do like John Cusack a lot. Also, Adrien Brody is a great actor, and Sean Penn is amazing. What an actor.

From lisie: What are the last four CDs you bought?
Roni Size, Radiohead Live, a box set of the '70s greatest hits and Dilated Peoples. I like a lot of underground music.

From Mandipie: What three things would you bring if you were on a deserted island?
I would bring a boat, a big bed and some sunblock.

From troylove: What are some of your favorite shows?
I like Just Shoot Me. I love Cheers. It's the best of all time. I also like watching A&E and Discovery. I like reality shows, but not shock TV like that stuff on Fox.

From Christie: What was the first concert you ever went to?
Oingo Boingo in San Francisco. It was really overwhelming for me, because it was so weird and new. I think I was only 10.

From Jsoto: Are you more of an art guy like Eli, or are you more into sports?
I'm into both. I play a lot of sports, but I'm also into drawing and music. I have this sampling machine at home that I use. I buy old records and sample them. I play the drums over the sound. It's just a hobby.

From Carlie: What actress in your own age range would you like to work with?
Um, Claire Danes. I respect her acting so much. I think she could teach me a lot.

From bobbo: Did you have any idols growing up?
Yeah. The basketball player Chris Mullen (of the Golden State Warriors). He was always so great with the kids in the Bay Area. I really admired him and still do. I'm a Warriors fan till the end of time.

From mookie: Who was a better kisser: Keri or Laetitia?
Oh God, that's like asking who's funnier, Chris Rock or Chris Tucker. They're both hilarious.

From monet1: You or Scott Foley in a Celeb Deathmatch?
It'd be a tie, because we're both not really tough guys.

From dougiefresh: Felicity or Julie in a fight?
I think Julie would win, because she was a Power Ranger and Keri was in the Mickey Mouse Club.

From Charmed1399: What was your first job?
I was a paperboy. My mom used to have to get up sometimes at 4:30 a.m. to drive me around. I'd just throw papers out the window.

From Joli32: Do you think being good looking is an advantage or a disadvantage in Hollywood?
Well, I modeled, so I have a look that can sell and looks can get you far in Hollywood, sometimes even more than if you have talent. So, yeah, it helps to have looks.

courtesy of E Online