Complex founder Marc Ecko and Olga Kurylenko, star of Seven Psychopaths, talk about sex songs, screaming, and life after death in "M.E. Against the World."
This feature appears in Complex's October/November 2012 issue.
WHAT’S THE WORST SONG YOU’VE GOTTEN BUSY TO?
Marc Ecko: I don’t make love to bad music. I’ve gotten busy to many songs that other people would say are bad, but to me they’re not. Straight up, I’m a big fan of Guy and Teddy Riley. I love that thick, rich, goopy, ’80s, Gordon Gartrell, R&B cheese.
Olga Kurylenko: You think I’d remember? It’s better to forget something like that. You shouldn’t be concentrating on a song during sex anyway. I’m sure it was something about love, but extremely self-indulgent, cheesy, and overdone. I’d give an example but I’d feel bad singling anyone out.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SCREAMED AT SOMEONE?
ME: I was late to a meeting and needed to park. A parking attendant told me his lot was full but I could see there was room, so I offered him $50. He tried to shake me down for $100. I snapped and completely blacked out on him. When I came to, I didn’t remember what I’d said to him but I had a parking receipt and the $50 bill still in my hand.
OK: I don’t scream at people. I hate hysteria, so I try to stay calm when I’m arguing. If I’m screaming at you, it’s very bad for you.
WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE?
ME: I know we turn into corpses, and ashes to ashes and dust to dust, but I like to think we become superheroes and go to heaven, where we bowl with God, making thunder and lightning.
OK: I think it’s dark and horribly silent—the kind of silence that hurts your ears—and you want to get out but you’re trapped. I hope it’s not that, though, because that sounds like hell and terrifies me. I hope to read books one day that change my mind, but I’m not going to believe in something happier just for the sake of making myself feel better.
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