Paul Feig makes a point of donning a suit and tie for every single one of his virtual meetings.
The Bridesmaids director is well known for his suave sense of style and almost always wears a three-piece number accompanied by matching accessories.
But in a new chat with Wei Koh, founder of fashion website The Rake, Feig shared that he even puts in an effort to look polished when taking part in online chats about his upcoming projects while self-isolating at home amid the coronavirus crisis.
“I always take a shower, put on a suit and tie – like I would be dressed for a meeting,” he said. “That fact that it’s a virtual meeting is no different than me going to somebody’s office. If I walk in wearing sweatpants, that would be crazy. The fact it’s on video… it’s not fine, you’re in a meeting! Dress up!”
Previously, Feig’s colleagues have shared their amazement at his willingness to direct movies in a designer outfit. But the filmmaker insisted the right attire makes a real difference to his mindset each day, and noted that he is a little disappointed to see some stars make no effort at all.
“Even though I’m behind the camera, I’m still in show business. I never want it to sound like I’m giving people a hard time or passing judgment but you’ve got to present yourself,” the 57-year-old stated. “But when I see celebrities looking like they haven’t taken a shower in 10 days, I’m like, ‘Come on man, you’re in showbiz, there’s nothing wrong with putting on a show.’ I don’t know if people in real life are being as slobby as some of the celebrities I’m seeing.”
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