After recently starring on the silver screen as an animated chicken and then a monkey [in Oz: The Great and Powerful], Zach Braff has no problem with playing the funny guy. But, as past successes with the likes of Garden State and some hefty future projects show, comedy is just a taste of what’s to come from him.
FAULT: You’ve had such an incredible career and have been in the business for over two decades. You’ve written and produced films and plays, starred in and written for an impressively long-running series. What’s next?
Zach: You know, I’d really love to do a musical. Live theatre has been a huge influence on me since I was a kid. And I definitely want to direct another film.
You’ve worked with so many influential people in the film industry: Natalie Portman, Woody Allen, Sam Raimi … you name it. Who would you most like to collaborate with that you have not managed to yet?
Oh man – that’s a tough call! Well, Ralph Fiennes to start with, and David Fincher as well. To work with Denzel Washington would be amazing.
What are your plans for the rest of 2013? Will we see yourself and your “Moose Knuckle” [ed. Zach continually said this throughout his interview with Conan O’Brien. Google it!] on Dancing with The Stars or America’s Got Talent?
[Laughs] Well, not on shows like that! You know, for the rest of 2013 I’ll really be focusing on my next movie, which is a collaboration with my brother Josh (who is a writer as well).
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