"Manchester by the Sea" Actor Lucas Hedges Really Relates to Linguini, the Chef from "Ratatouille"

Lucas Hedges, who stars in "Manchester by the Sea" has a few celebrity crushes: Faye Dunaway, Bel Powley, the chef from "Ratatouille" that the protagonist Alfredo Linguini falls in love with. In fact, Hedges is something of a "Ratatouille" connoisseur. If there's ever a live-action version, Hedges will be first in line to play Linguini. Here, he also shares his peculiar childhood hobbies and recalls his first kiss.

Released on 2/23/2017

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I actually grew up obsessed with IMDB,
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IMDB was like my first love and so I grew up obsessed
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with film and film making but I never considered
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it would be a possibility for me to be an actor.
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This is actually kind of sad,
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I memorized child actor's birthdays.
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I think it was actually just because I really wanted
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to be like them, I really wanted to be an actor
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and the only people I could relate to in the industry
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I guess were other kids.
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Birthdays, oh my God, it's not cute at all,
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it's really serial killer.
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I've had weird talents like that my whole life,
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like if you give me a word I can say it backwards.
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I can juggle five balls.
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I memorized all my friends birthdays as well.
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So it wasn't the only weird talent I had
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or just weird obsession I guess.
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I'm gonna give you a few of my celebrity crushes.
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One is Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde,
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both Katharine Ross and Anne Bancroft in The Graduate.
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Bel Powley I have a huge crush on.
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And also the English accent is just amazing.
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I read once that like 90%, I could be pulling this
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percentage out of nowhere, some percentage of why you
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fall in love with someone or what draws you to someone
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is their voice.
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Something about her voice I guess caught me.
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I watched her Gotham Awards acceptance speech,
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just found her to be tremendously charming and sweet.
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She was in a play that I really love, Arcadia, on Broadway,
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which I can't even imagine how she did that
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at such a young age.
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And she's like two years older then me.
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Ratatouille is one of my all time favorite movies
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and does just about everything to me.
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I would actually say one of my cinematic crushes
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is the cook that Linguini falls in love with.
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Is like, I kinda have a crush on her.
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I kind of think that I am kind of like Linguini,
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if they did a live action version of Rataouille
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I think I'd make a good Linguini.
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My biggest pet peeve is when somebody does an Indian accent,
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when someone imitates somebody with an Indian accent.
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It seems like so many people do it and it just seems to be
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like not something people should do.
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I was thinking about this one and I don't know if
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I can say if my favorite love scene, I can tell you though
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that I grew up watching The OC.
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I very much enjoyed the making out scenes
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when I was like in third grade.
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Except my Mom had a curtain that she would pull over
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the TV, so that we couldn't see it.
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The OC meant a lot to me and there was some
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lovely sex scenes, love scenes I guess, in that.
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My first kiss was ninth grade and it was on this girl
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in my grade's roof and there was a bunch of kids were
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hanging out at the hot tub,
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this big like hot tub party in the winter.
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Me and this other girl, I don't need to go into great detail
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but we were so nervous, we had like spoken to each other's
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friends and there was an unspoken thing,
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that like this was going to happen.
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Literally just walked around the corner and kissed
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and it was a weird sensation.
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I just remember the first time it was very scary,
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I was very nervous.
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Definitely happy afterwards but I don't know
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if I mustered up the courage to talk to her
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again for another week just because it was so,
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it was vulnerable, like yeah.