And his character, whose only knowledge of Hannah is that she gets a thrill out of garbage , goes on to have sex with her on a countertop, on a Ping-Pong table, and on a regular old bed. How did the part come about? Had you never seen the show yourself? And I guess I watched the first couple episodes of Girls. But me not watching the rest of it is not a comment on the show. What was your reaction when you first read the script?
Patrick Wilson on Girls, Awkward Breakups, and Naked Ping-Pong
Illustration by Molly Crabapple. About a month ago, I was daydreaming at work and a bunch of random memories flooded into my mind. One in particular was this flash of me and an ex-gf from long ago, hanging out in the living room of the apartment we shared. I remembered how this girl, who was a dancer of sorts, could just do these faces and body movements out of nowhere, just in passing, as something intended to be a joke, that would floor me. I've always wondered how some ladies can turn this fountain of sheer, gun blast sexy power on and off, aiming it at exactly who they want, when they want. We'd been bumming around Morocco for three weeks. I covered myself chin to toe, but guys at the bus station would hiss at me like snakes anyway.