Andy Garcia stops by Good Day New York to talk about “Magic City Memoirs”, a movie that features his daughter, Dominik.
Andy Garcia is an amazing actor without question. I mean, what woman didn’t fall in love with his utter devotion (to “wife” Meg Ryan) in “When a Man Loves a Woman”? And what guy didn’t worship him after his gritty roles in “The Untouchables”, “The Godfather III”, and his sharp suits in “Ocean’s Eleven”? But what I admire about Andy is that as passionate as he is about his talent, he’s even more dedicated as a husband (married for 30 years!) and father (of three daughters and one son!). Andy stopped by Good Day New York to talk about the film, “Magic City Memoirs”. He executive produced the movie which features his eldest daughter, Dominik. Catch my interview with Andy here. My favorite is his response to Dominik’s big kissing scene:)
And I’m happy to report that Andy is a class act on AND off camera. He was wonderful to me…but the story I wanna share involves my friend, Chris Sullivan. Before Chris nabbed the part of Amos Hart (sings “Mr. Cellophane”) on Broadway’s “Chicago”, he was an aspiring acting student at Loyola Marymount University. He had a job of giving campus tours and ended up giving Andy and his daughter, a prospective student, a private tour. During their meeting, Andy told Chris to call him if he ever needs advice on the business. Chris, being the bold person that he is, called him months later. He reached Andy’s assistant and left a message, thinking that an A-lister such as Andy would be too busy to ever return his call. Chris was pleasantly wrong. Andy called him back and indeed shared some valuable advice with Chris on navigating through the tough business. Andy was true to his word….and Chris is a Broadway star. Bravo.