John Cusack Doesn't Trust 'Virtual' Friends
John Cusack forces his friends to meet up with him because he hates communicating through text messages and email.
John Cusack hates modern technology.
The actor - who stars in the new comedy 'Hot Tub Time Machine' where he plays a character who goes back to 1986 with a group of male friends - admits he "forces" his pals to meet him for coffee because he doesn't believe technology is capable of maintaining a friendship.
He said: "Sometimes I say to my friends, 'We have to go out and have coffee together or something, because I'm tired of just talking in email and texts. I want to make sure it's really you.'
"You know what I mean? I force people to have coffee with me, just because I don't trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cellphone screen."
The 43-year-old star said making the movie had made him realise how much everyone relied on technology such as micro-blogging website twitter to keep in touch nowadays, even when it came to romance.
He said: "As long as you can tell somebody how you feel in 140 characters or less. It's exhausting. I don't know, I don't think any of that really counts, you know?"
He added: "That's a great line in the film, where Jacob - played by Clark Duke - is hitting on a girl in the 80s and he says to her, 'How can I get in touch with you later?' And she says, 'Well, you're going to have to come out and find me!' "