I was pretty devoted to meditation because it helped me a lot, and I met these people who were teaching in the prisons. They told me how useful it was, but how difficult it was because prisoners don't wanna close their eyes, because they were afraid that someone was going to stab them!
"No, we never discussed that... But meditation can be extremely good for your imagination, creativity and well-being and he had a need and a craving for that...
allowed to sit there on set and observe.
That was fun! There was Jeff Conaway, who is a good friend of mine from ‘Grease’ and of course Danny DeVito and Chris Lloyd from Cuckoo’s Nest.
And had my mother not gotten ill during that period, I would have had the opportunity to study directing under Danny DeVito. But I'm a very good care-taker and I spent hours in the hospital and I would sit there meditating… and so, instead of being a pain in the neck I would be useful.”
Do you think he was really serious about it? It didn't look like he was holding back?!
"Was he ever serious about anything?! Ha!
... And he took me to a Thai restaurant... but basically we were just like two kids playing together."
Was he really as 'weird' as he is portrayed?
"I don't really know what normal is... but he was an eccentric person, but a good friend and I loved being with him..."
And what did you talk about?
just remember playing like two children and then having these deep long silent walks and the whole time I knew him he never smoked a cigarette or any dope, or drink any booze. We were both very pure…”
But funny though..?
He used up every moment... Even if it was in silence... "
How did you think Jim Carey did portraying Andy Kaufman?