Over at 77 Square, I wrote the cover story this week, an interview with Jeff Daniels. Daniels is coming to the Stoughton Opera House Saturday night with his son Ben’s rock band. Actors who try their hand at singer-songwriting are nothing new (coincidentally, Jeff Bridges is in Milwaukee performing with his band on the same night.)
So most of the interview concentrates on Daniels’ side gig as a musician — he’s actually pretty good at writing wry and poignant folk songs in the Steve Goodman mode. But we did talk a little about making movies in his home state of Michigan, and about “Dumb and Dumber To” this November. He seems pretty excited about it. “We certainly didn’t leave it in the locker room, I know that. We threw everything we had at it, for better or worse.”
Read the interview here.