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Bruce Willis does the usual movie-star interview (he has five movies coming out this year) in the June/July issue of Esquire mag. Except that there isn’t really anything usual about it. Most stars sit and chat. Willis? He uses the bathroom five times in two hours. He eats five little pieces of pear. And he insists he’s happy so often that it makes you wonder.
“I’m happy. Actively happy. I eschew turmoil,” he says. A veteran of the star machinery, Willis thought a lot about what he wanted to say, reports Esquire’s Tom Chiarella. “I don’t have an ax to grind. I don’t have anything I want to say. I might have gone off once. I might have started in — Hollywood! With the ‘tough town, tough business, tough life.’ Generating a little context for me and my turmoil. But I don’t have a tough life. I know that.”
Other than his wife Emma’s pregnancy at the time and how excited he was about that — “All I want right now,” he says, “is to be with her, to stare at her belly.” (They welcomed baby Mabel on April 1) — he does get excited talking politics for a moment.
“Yeah, Romney. He’s just such a disappointment, an embarrassment. Chin up, hair up. He’s just one of those guys, one of those guys who says he’s going to change everything. And he’ll get in there, and they’ll smile at him and introduce themselves: ‘We’re Congress, we make sure nothing changes.’ He won’t do it. He can’t. Everybody wants to be Barack Obama. And what did he change?”
You think Romney’ll win? “No. Nah. I don’t really care.” Adds Willis, who backed George H. W. Bush in his run against Bill Clinton two decades ago, “He’s just the Dash Riprock of the Republican party.”
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