73 Questions With Cole Sprouse | Vogue


Chairman sweet
fancy fancy fancy
vogue Cole welcome joseph please
well I thank you very much you know this
73 questions interview was so worth it
to me that I flew all the way to
Vancouver to be here with you I know and
I figured that you’re probably going to
be pretty hungry so I decided to cook
you up a little finger food
well I just happen to be very hungry
right now you like tomatoes you like
all of the above your breath’s gonna
stink but I guarantee you’ll love it so
what are you making here
this is just a little finger food for
and then I’m cooking up a carbonara
carbonara for later
you don’t get any of that that sounds
delicious is this an old family recipe
yes but I will be cooking this after our
interview because I don’t think you guys
want to watch me go through all of this
Cole what would you say is the key to a
good dish ah probably the attention to
detail no
I agree do you have an ultimate favorite
recipe of all time probably this
I make it really traditional in the
roman style pecorino
guanchali which is important you can use
pancetta but I like
big thick cuts of guanciale guanchale
sounds so
romantic if you say so joke do you
consider yourself a romantic
only when vogue shows up and I have to
flex on the internet
no one’s complaining and what’s the most
romantic gesture that you’ve ever done
hmm I’m I’m like a road trip guy I like
the big grand sweeping vistas
and are you into camping or hotels um
camping for sure okay and what’s the
most romantic gesture that’s ever been
done for you
my heart is attached to my stomach so
any cooked meal any family recipe that’s
the weight of my heart you hear that
so cold vancouver is stunning are you
enjoying it here
when the sun is out it is the most
beautiful city on earth truly
and I’m happy to see that you’re being
taken care of so nicely here
well I wanted to impress you joe ah no
need for that but it does seem like some
other people are going to be thoroughly
impressed with your
culinary presentation you like that
consummate hospitality
this is for all my imaginary friends and
maybe you
i feel honored I wouldn’t expect
anything less from someone staying in
the chairman’s suite I know
just really living the sweet life aren’t
you cool just never escape
that’s a good one cole I see what you
did there so who is this chairman
and what did you do with him oh don’t
worry about it I’m blackmailing him but
we don’t gotta mention his name on
camera legal reasons you know big
certainly certainly now can I ask you
some questions about your childhood
geez okay a little family therapy again
joe let’s go
exactly so what’s something that most
people don’t know
about being a child star ah it’s very
it’s a very competitive arena and do you
have any personal anecdotes
about that well just so happened my
direct competition was my identical twin
brother but we read not the same table
so you know
same team do ever go back and watch
old episodes of the sweet life when I’m
drunk or feeling
really narcissistic yeah and how does it
feel when you’re watching your younger
on screen like that I don’t really like
to watch anything I do
so I try to stay away from it okay fair
enough and
if you can go back in time what would
you tell your younger
self hmm get a good financial advisor
and don’t do your
own taxes kid I feel like there’s a
story in there
yeah are you the government
what’s your best memory from that time
well when I graduated middle school the
crew threw a big graduation and I cried
on screen
uh and you know what I think it’s on
video somewhere so maybe just
scrub it now I have something to hunt
for now please down
was it ever hard to find your own
identity outside of being known as
the Sprouse twins uh it wasn’t hard for
me it was hard for the audience I think
um but it’s a double-edged sword I get
to bask in all of Dylan’s
accomplishments too so
take credit win-win and I’m happy to see
that you brought all your camera gear
uh you’re finding some time to use all
this stuff I am yeah that’s my digital
and my first actually this is my first
little film camera what’s that
this is a canon 801 a student student
cheap efficient like coal I think I’m
gonna leave that there and go to the
next question
okay so I hear your dad likes to take
credit for inspiring your photography
yes uh but that’s what fathers do isn’t
that a prerequisite for being a father
does he ever give you any tips or advice
on photography
he’s an incredible location scout I will
give him that and what’s the best
location that he ever scouted for you
oh man best location uh my future
gravesite probably yeah oh god
nice little plot in the desert some more
morbid tumbleweeds
it is a little morbidism so have you
been designated as your family
yeah it’ll probably just be a matter of
time till I’m doing senior portraits or
wedding photos and things which is
come on it’s family that’s how it works
so when you’re taking a photo what’s the
first place your eye goes to
the landscape certainly and do you have
any favorite landscapes
here yeah one of my favorite shoots ever
is actually
right across the water I can go and show
you if you like
I’d love to take a look at this you know
it’s funny everywhere I go here
there’s a nice view there’s just there’s
nice views everywhere invented yes
and some nice views for the people
watching me bathe
so what’s your favorite photo shoot of
all time that you’ve done
favorite photo shoot it’s this location
I’m about to show you it’s a large
yellow mountain on the north of
Vancouver that my friend and I shot at
when I was in the first season of
Riverdale it sounds so
magical let’s check out this magical
come through well maybe I’ll show you on
the deck
in a little bit this is the view wow
wow I love it now obviously you’re quite
the traveler
right oh I’m obsessed yeah you believe
the privilege of traveling can be very
what could be the biggest takeaway for
anyone who travels
well I think before the advent of social
media traveling was one of the greatest
ways to really learn about otherness
i think it’s important to travel alone
to suspend your own personal culture
uh some some place that feels unfamiliar
to you really
we can all benefit from getting out of
our comfort zone and what’s been your
biggest personal takeaway from traveling
probably my palette of course such a
what’s the craziest dish you’ve ever
eaten uh
I like the bugs man I’m um I’ll say it I
think we should all be eating a lot more
would you cook a bug I would cook a bug
and eat the bug what bug would you cook
uh crickets
beetles there’s tons of them it’s the
most diverse
species on earth and they’re probably
all delicious
maybe this is your next favorite recipe
yeah i’ll stick to the carbonara for now
what’s the most memorable place that you
visited japan certainly
if I were gonna go there what city
should I visit I’d say kyoto
noted do you think you’re a good travel
well if I’m hyping myself up yes and
what is your
number one travel tip you’d recommend to
anyone flying
uh don’t nap on the first day that’s the
big no-no
Cole what is on the bedside table
reading list these days
oh I can’t read but I place that there
because I think it looks like
i can read but that’s that’s the
unbearable lightness of being
would you recommend it yeah uh
when I’m feeling the lightness in my
being I don’t find it to be that
unbearable I feel philosophical
and you’d also recommend comics because
you’re such a fan I am big time
what’s your favorite comic my favorite
it’s more of a graphic novel called
black hole interesting
and do you own any priceless comic
i own a lot of really great old
incredible hulks
and fantastic fours um but the one that
is closest to me is
avengers 500. and speaking of old you
worked in archaeology after graduation
is that right
great segue joe what sparked your
interest in archaeology
uh my grandpa was a geologist um and it
was a discipline that combined a lot of
my mutual interests did you discover
anything particularly interesting oh
yeah some spooky stuff too I found uh an
old ceramic theatrical mask of Dionysus
in Bulgaria a little Hellenistic
settlement wow that’s spooky I would
have freaked out
what a special experience yeah yeah I’m
still waiting to wake up from the fever
dream I think
so how does it feel to unearth major
parts of history
um a lot more special than take three
on uh on a long-running production
pretend like I don’t know what that
so what exactly happens on an
archaeological dig um
not Indiana jones that’s for sure a lot
of uh
a lot of you digging over a trench of
dirt with a toothbrush
would you play Indiana jones if offered
the role
it’s a hard act to follow but I think i
can put on some muscle do you ever see
yourself returning to the field
I do eventually I got some other
milestones I have to hit first
priorities now you started a super fun
Instagram account called
camera duels what was the inspiration
there rage
of course the best inspiration
has anyone ever commented on those
photos and said hey that’s me
i get reached out to almost every single
photo I post and what’s the weirdest
place someone ever tried to take a photo
of you
uh the bathroom yeah oh I wasn’t in the
it was just at the sinks but ah okay
still a little vulnerable you know
do you think you’ll ever get used to the
fact that strangers take photos of you
not in the bathroom and how’s this for
another classic
segue this shower looks amazing yeah
and it leads me to ask the most
important question of this interview how
many shower heads is
too many shower hats depends on the
stench joe
of course Cole you talk a lot about
preserving your mental health
what are some non-negotiable things that
you do to help make that happen for
oh I stay off the internet I think we
should all stay off of the internet
i think so so why is it so important for
you to be open and vulnerable
about your mental health let my family
and friends know what I’m doing
it’s very important so colt do you
uh every day write to my therapist can
you tell me one thing that you’ve
learned about yourself recently
a bit of an emotional sponge I absorb
others energies
okay and what kind of energy are you
picking up right now
intense arousal joe intense arousal
must be from all the sweeping vistas of
Vancouver obviously maybe it’s all the
seagulls around here yeah yeah it’s the
seagulls so last year you took a break
from social media what did you do
cooking and we’re going to have a little
bit of that later thank you
uh you produced a star in baraka
narrative podcast what attracted you to
this type of podcasting
I wanted to get a little more hands-on
with the production cycle what new
creative muscles did you develop as
a podcast producer it was nice to see
a project could be sold after it is
completed and has a fanbase
now what’s the last podcast that you
listen to
welcome to night vale and in your
opinion who has the most legendary voice
of all time
David Attenborough hands down now I’ll
try not to be disappointed you didn’t
say me oh yeah
can you do an impression of David
Attenborough I’m my best David um
best David the turtles workshop on the
same beach
they’ve come to for millennia we’re
gonna make sure
that he sees this who would you say your
mentors are
when I was younger Adam Sandler for sure
yeah how so
it was the way that he was always in
love with production and he worked with
his friends and his family and was still
able to
turn and do more independent films and
artistic films
um while balancing commercialism
what’s your favorite role that you’ve
ever done
I I know it sounds cheesy I still have a
really deep fondness for the sweet life
I think we all have a deep fondness for
cody I hope so
and what role challenged you the most
when I was a kid big daddy it was this
huge production and I was six and I got
see New York city for the first time do
you think that inspired your return to New York later
I think so and what would you say draws
to a script or character I guess the
and the paycheck baby that helps
uh do you tend to stay in character in
between takes
uh try to is that polaroid ready
well yes it is joe let’s see come on
let it develop a little more okay okay
let’s see and
looks good can I keep it you can keep
whatever you like
nice and cold last question question
number 73
what’s the eta for the finger food
joe I totally forgot call
make sure it’s not burning