Down and Dirty with John Quinlan
Charlie: Welcome back John, long time no see... (Grin, hug)
John: Hi Charlie, how's it going?
Charlie: Please, have a seat. Can I get you anything? Coffee, tea, me? (Flexing eyebrows)
John: (Laughs) No, I'm good, thanks.
Charlie: So, a lot's happened since you were last here. And I, for one, cannot wait to dive in and ask you the questions that every woman on the planet wants to know.
John: (Chuckles) I'm ready.
Charlie: I heard a rumor that you have decided to end one particular chapter of your life, care to elaborate?
John: Absolutely. This past Saturday (July4th). Was my last physique competition ever.
Charlie: (Eyebrows raise in surprise) Why's that?
John: I have done 25 competitions in the last four years. Some I've won, some I've lost. I've claimed 5 first places finishes and 1 overall. I never became pro but I did my best and that is something I'm extremely proud of. And with the upcoming movie, I just decided it was a good time to retire.
Charlie: Ooh good, let's talk about the movie. Or at least as much as you can. How did the role come up?
John: I met Jillian Bullock, the producer, during an interview early on in my career. She loved my MMA fighter type look, so when the movie came up, I was her first pick to play a hard nose military officer named Captain Nixon. She said, and I quote, "As a screenwriter and producer, I selected John Quinlan to portray Captain in the film, A Sense of Purpose: Fighting for Our Lives, which deals with military veterans and PTSD. His character is a tough Army Commanding Officer who's old school and doesn't take carp from anyone. I believe John is just the right person to take on the role of Capt. Nixon and I can't wait to work with him in 2016 when we film in Philadelphia, PA."
Charlie: Wow John! That's one hell of a compliment.
John: (Nods) Jillian Bullock is such an amazing woman, she inspires me to work hard to achieve my goals in life, as I have seen firsthand, how she rose up to achieve greatness in hers. I am truly honored she selected me as an actor in her film as Army Captain Nixon.
Charlie: This is all so exciting and I'm so happy for you. I hope we can still be friends after you become some big time Hollywood celebrity because I'd really hate to have to stalk you. (Grins)
John: (Laughs) Of course.
Charlie: So, with all these changes going on in your life, are you still gonna have time for modeling too? I mean, you do grace several book covers, mine included (Just A Dream) and I feel it would be a great tragedy to lose such hotness.
John: (Smirks) I won't be moving entirely away from modeling, I'll still have pics available for use they just won't be physique shots anymore. They'll be more along the lines of motorcycles and leather. No more tighty whities.
Charlie: Well I guess it's a good thing I kept copies of your nude pics. (Giggles)
Charlie: Ok, now let's get down to the good stuff... boxer or briefs?
John: Boxer Briefs
Charlie: Nice... Dog or cat?
John: Dog. Don't get me wrong, I like cats too but a dog would be my first pick.
Charlie: What kind?
Charlie: Good choice, I approve. (Turns page) Where is the one place in the world you'd want to visit?
John: It would have to be Ireland. It's on the bucket list.
Charlie: I'm totally going with you. I'll just crawl into your suitcase. You'll never know I'm there.
John: (Looks Charlie over from head to toe and rubs his jaw) Actually, I have a hockey bag you'd fit perfectly in.
Charlie: (Laughs) I bet airport security might have a question or two about that.
John: Nah, I'll just tell them I'm a hockey player. It'll be fine. (Grins)
Charlie: What do you like to do in your free time?
John: I haven't really had any recently but I do love to go to this pizza place called Dino's and order their Sicilian pizza. Also love spending time with my kids.
Charlie: This next question will make or break our friendship John.
John: Lay it on me.
Charlie: NY or Chicago style pizza?
John: Oh man, this is a hard one because I really like both.
Charlie: That's not how this works John. You have to pick one.
John: Just one, huh? But they're both so good.
Charlie: (Taps her foot impatiently)
John: Ok... Chicago.
Charlie: (Leans back in her chair, flicks her paper and crosses her legs) You've just broken my heart John Quinlan.
John: (Laughs) But I did say I liked both.
Charlie: (Lifts her chin) Moving on... Naked or pajamas?
Charlie: How is that even possible?
John: If it's cold, I'll sleep in my Superman flannel pants but if it's hot, I rip 'em off. Same thing happens if I have morning wood.
Charlie: (Drops her papers as her eyes open wide. She covers her face with her hands, leans forward and bursts into laughter) Morning Wood? (Still laughing) That is one hell of a visual John.
John: (Laughs) Hey it happens.
Charlie: (Takes a minute to get herself under control but can't seem to stop smiling) Back or stomach sleeper?
John: Back. I sleep like the dead - literally.
Charlie: (Still giggling) If you could spend one day with anyone on the planet, who would it be?
John: Man or woman?
Charlie: Doesn't matter.
John: Hmm... one person... would have to be Dwayne Johnson (The Rock). He's an amazing man that has overcome so many obstacles in his life to get where he's at in life. He had a football scholarship with Miami and was doing really well until an injury ended his college football career. He then joined the CFL (Canadian Football League) and was cut because "he just wasn't good enough". This was the hardest thing in his life he'd ever had to deal with. From there, he went into wrestling and with hard work, well...( arms spread wide) you see how well he's done. The rest is history.
Charlie: (Nods her approval) I can see why he's an excellent pick. However, I'm a little hurt that you didn't pick me.
John: (Grins) Ah, Charlie, you said I could pick anyone woman or man. Now had you said, woman, you'd definitely be top on my list.
Charlie: (Laughs) Nice save.
Charlie: (Leans forward, resting her chin in her hand) It's been such a pleasure having you hear today. You really should come play more often.
John: I'm happy to come back anytime.
Charlie and John rise from their chairs and embrace. A loud crash emanates from another room. Charlie jumps back as female voices start screaming, "Get your hands of Him!!" "He's mine!"
Charlie: (Arches her brow) You brought crazy stalker fans?!?
John: (Laughs while holding his hands up in surrender) Wasn't me I swear!
Charlie: (Grins mischievously) Ah, what the hell. (Grabs John's face and plants a big fat kiss on his cheek).
John: What was that for?
Charlie: (Shrugs) If I'm gonna die today, at least I can go out knowing I kissed John Quinlan.
Another loud crash fills the room along with the sounds of running.
Charlie: Oh crap! Gotta run. Bye John! Thanks for stopping by! Love ya! Mean it!
John's laughter fills the air as Charlie runs out of the room.