Woodrow (Woody) Morton Jr. Actor and Director.
Woodrow (Woody) Morton Jr.
Hometown: Eutan, Ala. Lives: Lower East Side, NYC. Obsessed with rom-coms, what happened in the Gulf and the world ending.
IWTBH: Woody, I have known you for a few years now and you always look cool. How would you describe your personal style?
WMJ: Practical, no nonsense, gets shit done.
IWTBH: Do you have a favorite era?
WMJ: I don’t really have a favorite era. Good style is good style. It should transcend time. Sort of like wearing jeans and a white tee shirt. It’s always dope.
IWTBH: What are you wearing today?
WMJ: The hat was $1.99 from a 99 cent store. The shirt is old J. Crew. It was blue and I bleached it. The pants are Levi’s from eBay. I had them tailored. The glasses are also from eBay. Old school Ray Bans. I have a big head so the new ones don’t fit my face.
IWTBH: The big head explains why you spent $1.99 at a 99 cent store. Favorite shoe?
WMJ: Common Projects. They’re a bit pricey but they seriously last a long time and for a sneaker/shoe hybrid, I feel like the design is on point. I of course only buy them when they’re on sale. I’m seriously not ballin like that yet.
IWTBH: Hellooo. I’m a white guy. From Canada. What does “ballin like that” mean?
WMJ: Don’t have the money. Ballin means wealthy.
IWTBH: Coolio, I am picking up what you are throwing down. Favorite piece of clothing?
WMJ: I’ve got this linen shirt from Ale et Ange and it looks like a watercolor painting.
IWTBH: Favorite jeans?
WMJ: I tend to wear a lot of A.P.C. jeans, only because I used to work there back in the day and I’ve had them forever, but lately I’ve been getting into wearing old school Levi’s, the Made in the USA 501’s. I have ’em in black, blue, grey and white.
IWTBH: Any fashion tips?
WMJ: Buy what you like. A good tailor can fix anything.
IWTBH: What are your favorite stores?
WMJ: I seriously can only think of one place where every dude who knows what’s up should be shopping. Ale et Ange at 40 Rivington St — it’s an amalgam of things sort of like the title of that TLC album Crazy Sexy Cool — I walk into that store and I’m like, “OK, now that shirt will definitely get me laid.” It’s on some next level grown man shit.
IWTBH: Thats how I feel about Men’s Wearhouse. Favorite websites?
WMJ: I’m really into jjjjound.com, I think they have an excellent eye for things. Its just a photo blog, but every photo is so spot on that all I wanna do is scroll through them all day and get inspired… That’s the theme for this fall — Get Inspired.
IWTBH: That site is great. Do you have a favorite ride? Car, bike, motorcycle?
WMJ: None of the above, which isn’t entirely true, but I hate driving, it’s so fucking boring.. I wanna be rich someday and have a driver and his name will be Alfred and he’ll double as the guy who stays behind at the secret lair under my mansion, helping me crush crime by cover of darkness… Yeah, because I’m Batman and that’s how I roll.
IWTBH: What can you do better than anyone else in the world?
WMJ: I’m really good at self-improvements.
IWTBH: I’m really good at self abuse. Next big purchase?
IWTBH: Favorite possession?
WMJ: I seriously don’t have one. Or at least I haven’t found it yet.
IWTBH: Maybe it will be your new i-Phone. Favorite book?
WMJ: What’s a book?
IWTBH: Favorite movie?
WMJ: I like rom-coms.
IWTBH: Seriously? Me too. We should start a club. When Harry Met Sally or Serendipity?
IWTBH: Favorite T.V. show?
WMJ: I don’t own a T.V. But Modern Family always has me laughing. And True Blood is pretty funny also — wait that’s a comedy, right?
IWTBH: Yes, it’s a comedy. First celebrity crush?
WMJ: Cheetara – from the Thundercats.
IWTBH: She was the original cougar. What was your last music purchase?
WMJ: I think it was the last Radiohead album, either that or Cee Lo’s album… but seriously who pays for music these days?
IWTBH: Anyone who’s ballin I guess. Who do people tell you that you look like?
WMJ: John Legend. You know, the guy who got an erection while serenading a young lady in front of thousands of people. He’s a good singer though.
IWTBH: He’s a hard act to follow. What was your first job?
WMJ: I used to mow lawns in Alabama when I was in junior high, but my first real real job was when I was 15, I worked at a dry cleaners.
IWTBH: You could take martinizing as a major in my High School. Seriously. You into any sports?
WMJ: Boxing. For some reason I am only good at fighting sports. I can’t catch a ball or anything like that.
IWTBH: What is your favorite drink?
WMJ: I don’t drink alcohol any more. I took a week off and it spiraled out of control. Tacombi on Elizabeth Street makes a watermelon and limeade drink that’s really good. At least it was until they stopped adding sugar.
IWTBH: You don’t drink! How do you get laid?
WMJ: It’s definitely harder to talk to people sober but you are always in control. And drunk people find anything funny.
IWTBH: You’re really funny.What’s number one on your bucket list?
WMJ: To buy my own private island and build a secret bunker. With a hatch. Like on Lost.
IWTBH: Do you have an hero?
WMJ: Oprah, duh.
IWTBH: No, seriously!
WMJ: Seriously? My grandfather. He was the first black probate judge in the nation and a civil rights activist. He was arrested at Selma.
IWTBH: He sounds inspiring. You are working on a new film. What’s it about?
WMJ: I guess the film is about brown people, white people, New York City and everything in between. It’s a comedy that explores race and our perception of race. Not in an annoying intense way but in a funny “yeah that shit happens” kind of way. It also proves that black people are just as neurotic as everyone else. Or at least I am. It’s funny. I mean of course I think it’s funny, I wrote it and I think I’m the funniest person I know.
IWTBH: I think I’m the funniest person you know. Proudest moment?
WMJ: This interview.
IWTBH: Good answer. What event changed your life the most?
WMJ: The time I was abducted by aliens.
IWTBH: You were kidnapped by an undocumented Mexican family?
WMJ: Where do you think I learned how to hand weave palm baskets?
IWTBH: Last question. 50 million dollars but you have to stand uninvited outside Hollister with your shirt off all day. Yes or no?
WMJ: Hell yeah!
IWTBH: Thanks Woody.
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