Mitt Romney opens up in lighthearted interview

Mitt Romney Thinks Gene Hackman Should Play Him In Movie

We haven’t heard any rumors in the Hollywood mill of a Mitt Romney film in production, but if there ever comes a day when the GOP presidential hopeful is committed to the silver screen, Romney has already picked out the actor he thinks should play him.

Romney talked about this and many other personal secrets (including what he wears to bed) in a Friday interview on Live! With Kelly and Michael. The lighthearted interview delved into topics normally reserved during interviews for Barack Obama, including the candidate’s guilty pleasures (peanut butter sandwiches and chocolate milk) as well as what he wears to bed (”I think the best answer is as little as possible,” he disturbingly joked).

His knowledge of pop culture was also tested, as Romney was asked whether or not he was aware of reality TV personalities.

“I’m kind of a Snooki fan,” Romney confessed. “Look how tiny she’s gotten. She’s lost weight. She’s energetic. Just her spark-plug personality is kind of fun.”

When asked who he would pick to play himself in a film, Romney said he’d like to see his “favorite actor,” Gene Hackman, in the role. His wife, Ann, sitting beside him and holding his hand, said she’d like to see Michelle Pfeiffer play her.

Who would the Romneys have dinner with if they got the chance? Mitt said Nelson Mandela, calling him a “world hero,” while Ann admitted she would have liked to have had dinner with Mother Teresa.

When asked about his favorite football team, Romney said “Sorry […], Mr. Giants,” to Strahan, a former lineman for the New York Giants. “But for me it’s the New England Patriots.”

What do you think of Mitt Romney’s light interview with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan? Will it help the GOP seem a bit more human, or did it reveal more than we really want to know?

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