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The Day Off Ride with Justin Baldoni

GQ and Lexus spend a rare day off with actor and director, Justin Baldoni, to talk about life, style, and craftsmanship. Presented by Lexus.

Released on 6/5/2019

Transcript

00:02
What's up everybody, I'm Justin Baldoni.
00:05
GQ and Lexus hit me up and said they wanted to join me
00:09
and ride along with me on one of my days off.
00:15
We're gonna go hang out with two of my best friends
00:17
who I haven't seen seen in like a month
00:20
because I work too hard.
00:21
So let's do this.
00:25
I'm 35 and I'm quite literally living a dream.
00:30
But you don't get to chase and fulfill your dreams
00:32
without a crap load of work.
00:36
For five years I've bene on a TV show,
00:38
so when I do get a day off, I cherish it.
00:42
What's up!
00:44
I try to mix both my family with seeing my friends.
00:49
And then when you push up, let's--
00:51
Why are you only talking to Travis?
00:54
I can be who I am and I can show up as messy
00:57
and screwed up as I am or as tired as I am
01:00
and we can just laugh and joke and poke fun at each other.
01:03
There's something about that, in many ways, recharges me.
01:06
We don't need anything from each other.
01:09
We could quite literally take a ball,
01:11
put it in the hoop for hours, and just talk about nothing.
01:18
Nice steps!
01:21
Well, we both have kids.
01:22
Okay!
01:24
On to the next stop.
01:26
I think that our style should never
01:27
be dictated by what's trendy.
01:29
For me it's just about a feeling.
01:31
Does it feel good?
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Does it accentuate who I am?
01:35
I really take a lot of pride in craftsmanship.
01:39
And the first time I got in a Lexus,
01:41
I just remember sitting in it and feeling comfortable.
01:44
I could tell it was well-made,
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I know it's beautiful, and I felt good in it,
01:48
which is really at the core of craftsmanship.
01:50
The one thing I am good at is grilling.
01:54
I just burned this meat.
01:56
This is good, though, who wants this?
01:57
Dude, thanks for the food.
01:58
Thanks for hosting.
01:59
I miss you guys.
02:00
I think one of the hardest things for me, the balance
02:04
between the pursuit of success and our careers
02:09
and then also maintaining real relationships.
02:13
There was a time when Travis and I hung out every day.
02:16
Two things that you're most grateful for.
02:18
I'm grateful for your age, because of your wisdom.
02:22
[men laugh]
02:23
Honestly, I'm grateful I have friendships like yours.
02:26
I'm appreciative that I have friends that I can laugh with
02:29
and joke with and then also go deep with.
02:34
Okay, well we love you, man.
02:35
I love you, bro.
02:36
I believe that time is probably
02:40
our most valuable resource.
02:42
Understanding that we all go through the cycle of life
02:45
because you have this much time,
02:47
so the question is, what are you gonna do with it?