Go ahead quote me

Actor Bryan Cranston
Actor Bryan Cranston
Actress Viola Davis
Actress Viola Davis
Music mogul Simon Cowell
Music mogul Simon Cowell

Tom Hanks, who was the executive producer, called me up and said, 'Are you still skinny?' I got the role just because of that.''

ACTOR BRYAN CRANSTON, who got the role of astronaut Buzz Aldrin in TV's From The Earth To The Moon because he could fit into the spacesuit


I said, 'What about Wonder Woman? What about a pirate?' She said, 'No, mummy, I just wanna be you.' So I put her in my Afro wig and every time we knocked on the door, people said, 'So who are you?' She said, 'I'm Viola Davis, the Emmy winner.'''

ACTRESS VIOLA DAVIS, on her four-year-old's Halloween costume


I'm not proud of the circumstances, I can't hold my head up about it.''

MUSIC MOGUL SIMON COWELL, on the affair he had with his pal Andrew Silverman's then wife, Lauren, who is now the mother of Cowell's son

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 17, 2015, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe