OITNB's Matt McGorry Talks Miley, Magic & Slut-Shaming

Matt McGorry sits down for a shave with editor (and high school pal) Mark Anthony Green. The Orange is the New Black actor explains why he wants to be the next Matthew McConaughey, the problem with slut-shaming, and what he has in common with David Copperfield

Released on 7/16/2014

Credits

Starring: Mark Anthony Green

Transcript

00:02
Thank you.
00:07
Do you want to talk a little about what you want to do?
00:09
[Mark] Leave it normal on the top.
00:10
Okay.
00:13
Keep it dark.
00:14
[Matt] You get it all shaved off?
00:16
Me?
00:17
Yeah.
00:17
Hell no.
00:18
[Man] We're going to give you a high top fade.
00:20
[Matt] Why don't you do it like me and meet in the middle?
00:21
Uh, 'cause it's my show, man.
00:23
[Mark Voiceover] Hi. I'm GQ's Mark Anthony Green.
00:26
By day, I'm a writer for the magazine. And by night,
00:28
when I'm not trolling Chris Brown on Twitter,
00:30
or learning how to play the harmonica,
00:31
I'm hanging out at our barber shop at Barclays Center,
00:33
getting haircuts and talking with interesting people.
00:36
Hopefully, they don't #*&! up my hair too bad.
00:39
People are so excited about your show coming back,
00:41
myself included.
00:42
What can we expect in this second season, man?
00:44
I haven't seen it yet but I love the script so far.
00:47
Seeing the first one, I only saw it at the same time
00:49
as everyone else so --
00:50
Were you nervous that you were going to --
00:52
Suck?
00:53
Yeah.
00:54
I was nervous, because I'd never done --
00:56
You know, it was my first time doing a full,
00:58
big character and an arch and
01:00
when I started on the show I didn't know that
01:02
I was going to be around at all.
01:04
But I felt pretty good about it.
01:06
Now you and I, we went to high school together,
01:08
a lot of people don't know that.
01:09
We're old friends. So I can ask you for a favour.
01:11
Yeah yeah.
01:12
Is Laura single?
01:13
I can page her, she only has a pager.
01:15
She only has a pager?
01:17
Yeah, yeah. But I can page her if you want.
01:19
I'm kind of into that.
01:19
You like that?
01:20
A little bit.
01:21
It's kind of like that old-school.
01:22
Do people ask you about your leg all the time?
01:24
Yes.
01:25
Well, because a lot of the times it's like,
01:27
is your leg real?
01:28
Is my fake leg real?
01:29
Right
01:30
Is my real leg real? You know what I mean.
01:31
The real leg or fake?
01:32
Exactly.
01:33
That's deep. That's like some Plato *&#!.
01:35
Right.
01:35
How would your survive a five year bid in prison?
01:39
I'd probably make sure I was real quiet.
01:41
And at some point I'd go find the biggest guy
01:43
and I'd get some hard piece of fruit,
01:46
like if they had a whole pineapple.
01:48
And I would smash it over his head.
01:49
And then when it was all bloody,
01:50
I'd rub it all over my face and start screaming.
01:52
I don't think you can just lay low, you know?
01:54
Is there any career, model, or actor
01:58
that you're kind of chasing?
01:59
Yeah, Mathew McConaughey in ten years.
02:02
Yeah. That's like his acceptance speech.
02:04
(Mimicks Mathew McDonaughey) Well actually,
02:06
who do I look up to?
02:08
I thought about it and I said, me in ten years.
02:11
So I'm always chasing myself.
02:14
You're chasing the same version he's chasing.
02:15
Exactly.
02:16
But the version that he is now, you're like eh.
02:18
I'm like eh. I mean (laughs).
02:21
Dude, he's incredible.
02:22
He's the man.
02:22
So you were a magician.
02:23
I was a magician, yeah.
02:25
How did the ladies like that?
02:26
Ladies loved Magician Matt.
02:29
Matt-gic. That's what it said on my card.
02:31
Matt-gic.
02:32
(Matt laughs)
02:34
Magians at home. Do not steal that name.
02:36
Alright, so do a speed round.
02:38
I'm going to ask you a lot of different celebrities.
02:40
Now this is the barber shop,
02:41
which means that you are legally under oath
02:45
to tell us how you truly feel.
02:47
Miley Cyrus.
02:48
I think there's a lot of over-reaction to Miley Cyrus.
02:50
The slut-shamming -- I don't know.
02:52
It takes power away from women
02:53
to do kind of what they want to do.
02:55
Justin Bieber.
02:56
I feel bad for him, man. I really do.
02:58
I feel like it's probably so complicated
02:59
what he's going through and beyond
03:02
understanding for the vast majority of people.
03:06
I'm single.
03:07
Yeah, I'll go on a date with you.
03:08
No, I wasn't -- that's not where we were going.
03:10
What dating advice do you have for me?
03:13
Be yourself and know like,
03:15
the person that's going to be in love with you
03:16
when you fall head over heals in love,
03:18
is the person that's going to love
03:19
all that weird *&#! about you.
03:21
I was looking for like, pickup lines and --
03:23
Oh okay. (laughs)
03:24
You're dropping some heavy knowledge on me.
03:27
It's the same thing as when you go in a prison, man.
03:29
You find out that pineapple.
03:30
Biggest guy at the bar. Smash it over his head.
03:33
And that'll do it.
03:34
Rub the blood on your face and then they come running.
03:35
And then they come running?
03:36
Yeah.
03:37
I think you're trying to set me up.
03:39
(Matt laughs)
03:40
These guys are good.
03:41
Yeah.
03:42
I mean, I've had this shave once before.
03:44
It was not quite as inclusive as that.
03:46
Can you do a trick for us?
03:47
I can do a trick.
03:51
Here, alright. Hold this in your hand for me.
03:55
Oh, *&#!.
03:58
[Matt and Mark] Mind blown.
04:02
Thank you so much for coming, man.
04:03
Dude, my pleasure man.
04:04
Best of luck with the show.
04:05
Thank you.
04:06
We're going to be watching.
04:06
It is going to completely ruin a weekend for me.
04:08
However you like to do it.
04:09
I will binge-watch the show. I'm so excited.
04:12
Thank you very much, man.
04:13
Yeah man. Be good.
04:14
So that was me and Matt McGorry
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from Orange is the New Black.
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