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Stephen Moyer and Topher Grace talk secret agents, accents and Richard Gere

The plot may be serious, but actors Stephen Moyer and Topher Grace were anything but straight-faced when we sat down to chat with them about The Double. See what Stephen spilled about Topher’s secret life, Richard Gere’s tough exterior and why he loves to “speak Vampire” on HBO’s True Blood.


True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer and former That 70’s Show star Topher Grace seemed to have caught a case of the giggles when we sat down to chat with them recently about their serious political thriller, The Double.

“There’s been some good boots in here,” Stephen commented when SheKnows arrived in the actor’s interview room at The Avalon hotel in Beverly Hills. “What, I’m a foot fetishist!”

The conversation kept a steady stream of silliness the entire time as Stephen teased Topher about his secret late night career as a drag queen and Topher joked that Stephen learned to “speak Vampire” from watching Sesame Street’s Count Dracula.

The only time these two really got serious was when the topic turned to their uber-famous costar, Richard Gere.

“He’s a great guy,” Topher told us. “If I could go back in time to 15-year-old me and say, ‘Hey, not only do you become an actor, but you’re in movies and you get to partner with Richard Gere in a political thriller,’ I would really not believe you.”

Stephen was equally in awe of the great Gere, telling SheKnows, “He’s incredibly generous and soft-spoken, but I just kept trying to penetrate, and kept fighting, trying to get underneath to get him to talk. Eventually I think he kind of just went, ‘Alright.'”

Topher said one of his reasons for working on a movie like The Double was to learn from other seasoned actors, like Gere.

“This is the point, to get on-set and steal from great actors that you admire,” said Topher. “To be around people and see how they interpret stuff and how they work, that for me is the best part of doing a film like this.”

For more about the film, and to find out what Stephen told us about the next season of his hit show True Blood, watch our video interview above!


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