Gooding Jr, out for a second night in a row after the BAFTA Awards, said he’s looking ‘to really get involved... in the entertainment community’ in London.
‘Not just film, but any opportunity—television, stage,’ he said. His immediate goal is to work with director Steve McQueen, who he met at the BAFTAs.
‘I’m a huge fan,’ Gooding Jr said. ‘He’s a wonderful director. That movie Shame was just magical. I think he’s doing a lot of good things, so it was good to connect with him on that level.’
The question we really wanted answered, however, had less to do with Gooding Jr’s professional ambitions than one of the most memorable lines in movie history. So Cuba, what’s the most annoying thing that people say when they meet you for the first time?
‘Show me the money,’ he said, then walked off with a wink.