“I’ve never been the lead in anything before, and that’s what the role calls for. It was set up that way.” When asked what he draws from to reach the extremes, Cannavale answered, “Experience.
I feel like maybe 20 years ago I wouldn’t have been ready to do this part.
Haircuts in my family were traumatic, psychologically scarring events. Michael, as the salon’s owner was called, or with his No. Well, maybe science fiction: It sprung from her fertile imagination like that creature in Alien .
The easiest way to describe it is as a crewcut, a Marine buzz cut-except that my mother, God forbid, would never let anything as proletarian as a razor near her four sons’ tender heads.
And since my parents were apparently under the impression that the only way to cope with four boys was to treat them like military cadets, or rather prisoners of war, we all had our hair cut on the same afternoon every other week. From the age of 3 until I was 8 or 9, no one but Mr. Until suddenly one day, without explanation, my mother dropped him for Mr. Gay’s customers, that it was hardly less significant than if she’d just filed for divorce from my father. Gay, so utterly had she banished him from her memory.