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Jeff Goldblum admits his popularity is fleeting: I’m certainly not trying to pull the wool over anybody’s eyes about who I am

Jeff Goldblum admits his popularity is fleeting: I’m certainly not trying to pull the wool over anybody’s eyes about who I am

OHMYGOSSIP — Jeff Goldblum has long been one of Hollywood’s most charmingly distinctive actors. But over the last year or two, the 65-year-old’s singular curveball charisma has blossomed online and on social media, where he’s become a reliable inspiration for memes and even been dubbed the internet’s boyfriend. “The online attention is a new ride for me,” says Goldblum.

He explained: “Whatever it is that’s happened with my public reception, it’s fleeting. The ups and downs of show business are fleeting. Life is fleeting. But this particular experience – where does it come from? I’ve done a couple movies that have been well-received and widely seen – the ‘Thor’ movie. And I remember a few years ago somebody said, ‘You know there’s this ‘Jeff Goldblum’s watching you poop’ thing.’ This does seem to be a moment for me, doesn’t it?”

The always-busy Goldblum, who’s reprising his role as mathematician Ian Malcolm in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is a charmingly discursive and animated talker, his hands and eyes flitting about in frisky concord with his sentences. “I would hope any interest in me or my work comes from my aspiring to be authentic,” he says. “I’m certainly not trying to pull the wool over anybody’s eyes about who I am. But when it comes to being real and true, isn’t trying to find that what acting’s all about?”

Jeff feels like he’s benefited from working with the acclaimed moviemaker Wes Anderson, who directed ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘Isle of Dogs’. The Hollywood star also appreciates that social media has become an increasingly effective tool for promoting his movies and reaching new audiences.

He told Vulture.com: “There was ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘Isle of Dogs’ – my association with Wes Anderson didn’t hurt as far as the cognoscenti goes. And now when I do press – there’s lots of content needed for our communicative infrastructure these days – people will ask me to do things like, ‘Hey, Jeff, do all the parts in ‘Jurassic Park” and then those things make the rounds online. It’s all cute, isn’t it?”

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