The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards took place on Jan. 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Here is what this Golden Globe winner said backstage in the Golden Globe Awards press room.
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“Mr. Robot” is so powerful and thrilling. You going into this show, are you kind of a believer of the premise of the show or has it changed you and how do you see it differently now or do you not?
Let me first just say, I am phenomenally grateful to Rami Malek. It is like he’s my wife. I was making sure I don’t do that thing and not thank my wife that I forgot to thank the greatest acting partner that I have had to work with in my life. He’s a phenomenal leader and carried the show on his shoulders. I love Rami Malek, and I can’t wait to get back to work with him.
Am I believer now, certainly. When I first read the pilot, it was a subject matter that wasn’t as prevalent as it became. After we made the pilot, then as we filmed the show, there were things that were happening in the media that were mirroring exactly what we were doing on the day of shooting. So that was surreal and weird and very interesting to be a part of. So on the one hand it was great for the show.
On the other hand it was very scary to be living in a world those things are actually happening in. As it has gone along, my level of awareness has arisen as far as technology goes and it is very smart to change your passwords as often as possible. My new one is Golden Globe. Just kidding.
Christian, congratulations on your win. You have had, in all candor, you had a run of short-lived television shows. Does that make this more meaningful to you?
Listen, all those experiences were each in their own way, for me, just personally successes, I loved going to work, I loved being part of those shows and working with all the people I got to meet. I am still very close with most of those people I worked with, particularly Adam Goldberg. He’s a really good friend and somebody I hope to work with in the future at some point. Look, you never know when you sign on how people are going to respond to something. I am very grateful that people are responding in this particular way to this show.
How do you plan on celebrating?
Wow, well, it’s been interesting that the last month since these nominations come out, kind of walk around very tense. So right now my body kind of feels like jelly, not jello. So I am just kind of a blabbering idiot right now and very grateful and very happy. I pretty much love everybody in the room so I hope to be able to spread that as my way of celebration.
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