Remember Adrian Grenier? You know–the guy from ENTOURAGE. Or, if you’re like me, you might be more familiar with his work in 1999’s DRIVE ME CRAZY, in which he macked on Sabrina the Teenage Witch and sparked your tragic lifelong lust for shaggy-haired alt-boys who love plant-life and hate authority.
Why the fuck are we talking about Adrian Grenier, you might be wondering. Well, apparently we’ve time traveled to 2005, a time when Grenier and his glorious mane are still relevant and giving interviews to reputable publications like New York Magazine. It’s a weird thing. But on the whole, I’m not complaining–because said interview is a GOLDMINE.
Basically, Adrian Grenier would like you to know that he *is,* in fact, the sexy environmentally-conscious bad boy of your pre-Y2k fantasies. In an interview with NY Mag’s The Cut, Grenier was a walking Kanye West soundbite, dropping egotistical truth-bombs all over the fucking place. He cares about the ecological issues! He has disdain for straws! He likes k-pop! He goes to Burning Man! He lived in Williamsburg before it was gentrified! These days, Grenier’s doing his best to save our oceans–an admirable effort, for real–but this interview sounds like something out of ZOOLANDER.
I’m not going to give much context for these quotes, because I want you to experience them with a pure heart and mind.
Grenier on the straw threat:
“We consume 500 million straws each day. The equivalent of 127 school buses filled with straws. It’s disgusting. There should be children in those school buses, going to school, to learn, not straws.”
On job titles:
“Acting is my day job, but at night, I get to be a superhero.”
On ocean preservation:
“Whales are the keeper of wisdom.”
On Burning Man:
“It’s like, could you imagine having discovered America? Would you stop talking about that? It’s like, I went to this new land.”
On his love life:
“So in honor of that episode [of Radiolab] and the Korean pop stars that I aspire to be, I am perpetually single for the sake of my fans.”
“I pioneered Williamsburg […] We used to have to walk three miles backward in the snow for a cup of coffee when we lived here. Now there’s, like, baristas and cold brew.”
That’s right, Adrian Grenier PIONEERED Williamsburg! NOBODY LIVED THERE BEFORE HE DID, NOPE. GRENIER HATES GENTRIFICATION AND WILL HAVE NO PART OF IT.
You really must read the rest of NY Mag interview, though. It’s a thing of beauty.
Source: The Cut