Theater stars know what’s hot in entertainment, fashion and pop culture, so Broadway.com decided it was high time to tap in to the after-hours obsessions of our favorite stage actors. TV personality Carson Kressley is currently serving up headlines and laughs in off-Broadway's NEWSical The Musical, but when he's not singing about politics and pop culture, he's watching Downton Abbey, reading celebrity biographies, and travelling the world. Read on below for more of this witty star's obsessions.
TV SHOW: Downton Abbey
“I could watch the wrinkles on Maggie Smith's face and be equally entertained even if there were no dialogue. And don't get me started on Thomas the mean, conniving, back-stabbing, gay, hot butler!"
“Well, currently it would have to be Argo. I thought that movie was riveting and thrilling right out of the gate. Ben Affleck is so great at making meaningful movies, telling important stories and still tempering them in a way that they have mass appeal.”
STAGE SHOW (OTHER THAN MY OWN): The Drowsy Champerone
“I played the "man in chair" one summer at the Ogunquit Playhouse, and it was a magical run. Everything just clicked. I got to work with Georgia Engel, the part was practically written for me, and being in Maine at that historic playhouse with the ghosts of Bette Davis and the like was really, really special. ”
SONG: “The Best You'll Ever Have" by John Legend
“That is one sexy song. I put that on and even I have rhythm. And if you saw me on Dancing with the Stars, you know that's a feat."
BOOK: Any celebrity biography
“ Usually ones from earlier generations. Right now I'm reading the story of Kay Thompson, Judy Garland's best friend and mentor and creator of the Eloise series of children's books. "
CELEBRITY: Oprah Winfrey
“ Of course she's incredibly successful. But more impressive is her level of philanthropy. "
“Travel is my thing! I can't name just one: my farm in Pennsylvania, Cape Cod, Savannah, Capetown, Buenos Aires, Fire Island, Palm Springs, Palm Beach, Maine, Sydney... "
"Addicted! Take a look at my boards, you'll see."
FASHION DESIGNER: Tom Ford
“He is perfection in every way. My hero."
BEAUTY PRODUCT: Dr Brandt's Ruby Crystal Hydrating Cream
“Saddlebred horses and Jeep Grand Wagoneers and farms. In that order."