Chris is a self-described “euro-mutt,” with strands of Portuguese and Eastern European in his bloodline. Cool, calm, and collected, he didn’t complain once as we trudged all over the West Village (stumbling on the set of one of Andy Samberg’s SNL digital shorts), looking for the right place to get the shot. Currently appearing in director Polly Stenham’s dark (dark, dark) comedy That Face, Christopher’s subdued, easy look shields a performance that is as layered as it is shocking.
How would you describe the way you dress?
I guess every day practical would sum it up best.
Who are your style icons?
Jean-Paul Belmondo in Peirrot Le Fou had a pretty cool look.
Most memorable/bizarre audition outfit?
I went pretty goth for a Law and Order audition once, but it was wannabe goth, so legit goths on the street smelled the phony on me.
Worst costume piece you’ve ever had to wear?
No clothes at all.
Items you won’t take off this summer?
My safari style hat, in place of wearing sunglasses.
Favorite store no one has heard of:
I’ll say Buffalo Exchange because I’m never the first to know.
What are you working on now?
Doing a play called That Face by Polly Stenham, at Manhattan Theatre Club; Sarah Benson directed it. I am truly loving doing it.