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Reddit “Ask Me Anything” sessions are quickly becoming standard parts of the Hollywood promotion process, but it is so new that some actors haven’t quite figured out how it works. Fans will ask anything, even if it doesn’t have to do with exactly what you’re promoting. John Malkovich figured this out a few months ago.
The AMA came about last year, when Red 2 opened. But his fans rarely brought up Red. They really wanted some insights into his career and Malkovich the man. After all, who didn’t watch Being John Malkovich and didn’t want to become him?
In an interview with USA Today, Malkovich said he never even heard of a Reddit AMA before his publicist told him about it. “I said fine, great,” he recalled. “I thought it was probably the most enjoyable interview, or something akin to an interview, that I’d ever done.”
While Malkovich said that he doesn’t like today’s selfie-obsessed world, he still enjoyed the Reddit session. “They know more about me than I do, certainly,” he said of his fans.
Malkovich responded honestly to everything in the AMA, providing some great answers. The actor can be seen in NBC’s Crossbones series, in which he stars as Blackbeard the pirate.
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