8 Questions With … Reid Scott

1. What has been your strangest fan encounter?

Reid Scott: I was on a trip to Costa Rica a year ago, and we took a white-water rafting expedition in the middle of the jungle. We had to take a series of vans to where you pick up the boat, and in the middle of the jungle, somebody in our van turns around and says, “Hey, is your name Reid Scott?” I’m like, “Oh my God, yeah. Why?” “Weren’t you on It’s All Relative?” I’m like, “Jesus, yeah.” Wow. That’s kind of weird. So in the middle of Costa Rica they were getting It’s All Relative.

2. You’re at a magazine rack and can pick three magazines. What are they?

I always go for SPIN magazine because I’m such a music buff. I would probably have to grab one of my guilty pleasure magazines like Entertainment Weekly. And I love architecture, so either Architectural Digest or Mode.

3. What’s your favorite sports team?

The New York Yankees, without a doubt.

4. When was the last time you were starstruck?

I get more starstruck with musicians. One time, just passing by, I happened to see Jack White from the White Stripes. I’m a huge White Stripes fan, and I did a whole 180. It was like my jaw hit the ground.

5. If your TV only carried three shows, which three would you want?

I’ve always been a big fan of Law & Order: SVU. I think Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni are just incredible. I’ve been a diehard fan of The Simpsons since I was a kid. I’m a big sports fan, so probably ESPN’s SportsCenter; they could just run that thing around the clock.

6. When is the last time you felt like crying?

There’s a couple times on [the My Boys set] recently that I’ve felt like crying from laughter, because I’ve had moments where we just all got the giggles for 40 minutes straight. And my grandmother, who I was very close with, passed away last fall. That was tough. I was raised kind of a tough guy by my parents, so I don’t show a lot of that emotion. But that got me, and I didn’t think it would.

7. What’s your favorite condiment?

Mustard. Not the yellow stuff, either. I guess I’d be a mustard snob. Give me the spicy horseradish dijon.

8. You’re a big skier, so can you tell us how U.S. Olympic skier Picabo Street got her name?

Oh, man. I don’t know that one. There was a guy I met who was on her ski team growing up, and he was always telling me stories about her, and he never mentioned that.

[Street’s parents let her choose her own name — she liked playing peek-a-boo. Picabo is also a town in Idaho near where she grew up.]

Scott stars in My Boys, a new comedy premiering Nov. 28 on TBS.