John Malkovich always carries coloured crayons and paper with him because he likes to draw his fashion collections in between movie takes.
John Malkovich draws his fashion collections in between movie takes.
The actor-and-fashion designer believes film sets are the ideal place to find inspiration for his designs, so he always makes sure he packs a selection of coloured crayons and some paper for when he is shooting a new project in order to scribble down some new ideas.
Speaking to the Paris Match newspaper, he said: ''An actor is always waiting around for the next film, the next take ... You can sometimes wait for hours between two scenes.
''So I come along with my crayons and draw my collections on set. I also spend a crazy amount of time on planes, and since I never sleep ... I take a box of coloured crayons and an A4 pad everywhere. That's all I need to work.''
The 59-year-old star has his own fashion label named Mrs. Mudd and is already on his 17th collection, but is adamant he's not interested in cracking the fashion industry on a global scale and much prefers to keep it low-key.
He explained: ''I don't make a lot of clothes, it would be too much work. My aim isn't to be distributed everywhere. For the first collection three years ago, instead of making adverts, I sent clothes to people I like or who interest me. Javier Bardem, Andreï Makine, Francis Ford Coppola, and Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias. And also to some non-famous friends. That's still how I operate.''