SEVENTEEN SEPTEMBER 1993
Boys - These gentlemen prefer blonds in the new movie Calendar Girl
Even though Gabe, twenty-one, and Jerry, nineteen, are both New York City boys who became actors, the two had never met until they were cast in this film. "Gabe's an uptown guy, and I'm a downtown guy," explains Jerry But they both discovered acting at an early age. Gabe remembers doing improvisations in his elementary school vocabulary class to release tension after quizzes. "I would swing across the room as Tarzan, and people laughed a lot," he recalls. "I guess I really liked the laughter." Since then, Gabe has played more serious roles on stage and screen and recently directed and acted in a play in New Haven, Connecticut, where he's a student at Yale University. Meanwhile, at New York University, Jerry (probably best known for his role in the film Stand By Me) is studying filmmaking.
In Calendar Girl, Gabe plays Ned, the group's Harvard-bound intellectual, Jerry is Scott, the romantic on the verge of marriage, and Jason is the wild and impetuous Roy, about to join the army. When the actors started rehearsals, they all suspected typecasting. "It was scary how close to our characters we all were," says Gabe. "Like Ned, I'm the intellectual of the three." And Jerry admits to being romantic but insists he doesn't even have a girlfriend. As for Jason, Well, no comment. Finally, on the subject of long roads traveled to meet objects of desire, Gabe says, "I wouldn't travel that far to meet someone for fear that the fact that I had traveled so far would taint the experience itself." Spoken like a true intellectual. And Jerry? "It depends on who's paying for it." Ah, how romantic.