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I got the music in me

Wilmer: It would be my dad. Because seeing how he brought up such a wonderful family and being such a strong person, and a great business person, too, I'm overwhelmed and happy to actually have him as a father. He brought us to the United States and gave us a future. I will never forget him for this. (on his role model)
Lisa: She knows how to use her looks. But also how to put on a sweet, innocent thing when really there's a master plan. (on Laurie)
Topher: Eric doesn't always quite know what he's doing,  but that's good because I don't either.
Debra Jo: Anything that I wore in the '70s was a huge mistake. I'm five feet tall and I wore bell bottoms, so the bell started at my knees. It was horrible, and now its coming back into fashion and I want to take all the girls and tell them, "Oh honey, don't. In 20 years, you're going to look at photos of yourself and gasp!
Danny: Well, we move to Pennsylvania and Hyde starts going out with a girl named Gaby, and the Lawrence brothers are coming on for an all-musical show. And the new theme song is going to be performed by N'Sync. And we're all real excited here.
Topher: If I was too into being a big star, Eric wouldn't be real.
Debra Jo: Kitty, in the very, very beginning, mostly in the pilot, was a little bit of an idiot. And I love to play that, I love to do that, it comes quite naturally.
Ashton: When you go to the bathroom, everybody knows you went to the bathroom, if you don't shake it good enough, it leaks through the pants. (on Kelso's '70s pants)
Danny:  I'm hosting Britney Spear's birthday party, with special guest, Tiffany and very special guest Debbie Gibson. And a catfight between Britney and Christina Aguilera...with a little bit of 98 degrees thrown in.
Laura: Donna is like the girl next door. She's kind of a tomboy. She's honest and I  think people feel like they can relate to her.
Topher: My first performance ever was in second grade as the title role in "Plymouth Rock" where I sang a song - something like "Land on Me". That's kind of where I'm at now. I'm trying to be ready for just about anything.
Ashton: My twin brother is probably my biggest role model. He had a heart transplant when he was 13. Surviving that showed me I could do whatever I want. For me, anything is possible. I just try to be who I am and if people decide to use me as a role model, so be it. I wouldn't suggest it. Picking me as their role model.
Topher: She actually is that girl that you never think exists. That quintessential girl that every guy is looking for. (on Laura Prepon)
Laura: I am so like Donna, it's funny.
Danny: I'm excited to say that I was born with the 'fro. Born with the 'fro, die with the 'fro...until it falls out at least.
Laura: We have a great time on the show, and I think that comes through on tv, so when people watch it they notice our chemistry.
Topher: I'm kind of hard on teen movies. I don't like a lot of them, because they're from older executives guessing what their kids want to see. If my dad decided the kind of movie I'd want to see, I can guarantee you I wouldn't like it.
Laura: I never think of myself as any kind of sex symbol, but I get letters from all over, all sorts. It's really cool. I get a lot from inmates, which is kind of scary. But the best was the guy who wanted to send me a plane ticket to fly me to his prom.
Danny: I wore sideburns since I was able to grow them, just because it would make me look older and I could get into bars.
Ashton: The appeal of the show is the fact that we don't have to just act like we're friends. I work with my bestfriends.
Wilmer: The whole theme of latins being passionate is true. We put everything we have into that one person. We give 110 percent. Our goal is to make our girlfriends feel like they're the most beautiful thing in the world.
Topher: I think "That '70s Show" is a timeless thing. I don't even say 'groovy.' I just play it like it is some kid today. I mean, I know how to be an awkward teenage boy. I've spent 18 years with my character.
Wilmer: Topher really helped me. We're like brothers, we talk about everything. I cried to Topher. He gave me a hug and said "Dude, seriously, not worth it, bro. She's not The One. It's that simple." (about getting  over a breakup)
Laura: I'm a Jersey girl and proud of it.
Kurtwood: Topher's about the skinniest kid on TV, if you ask me. But he's got that genuine appeal everyone can identify with.
Wilmer: I don't mind them. I think they are a lot of fun to wear. I only wear them once a week. My butt looks pretty good! (on his '70s wardrobe)
Laura: I just kind of say what's on my mind. Out here (LA) it's strange bcause everyone always says, "You're totally from, like Jersey." I'm like what is that supposed to mean?
Topher: The coolest thing is I was watching a random episode of the show... and I realized for the first time that I would actually watch this show. It had never really occured to me, and I was just laughing. It was a wonderful feeling.
Ashton: I had a lot of broken bones growing up. I broke both my arms. My leg once... and multiple fingers.
Kurtwood: I did like the Beatles, yeah. It took me a little while to like the Beatles, actually. Initially, I thought, well yeah, they're all right. But as soon as I saw their movie, "A Hard Days Night", I really started liking them. Just for the songs from that movie. From then on I really became an ardent Beatles fan. They're really probably my favorite pop group. The Beatles are beyond that, it seems to me. They're timeless, and they cover such a wide ground with their music. Its amazing. Bob Dylan was the same in a different way. Dylan's a poet and the Beatles were musicians, I guess.
Topher: It's the second half of 'Christopher'. I was sick of being called Chris all the time. You'll say "Hi! My name's Christopher." And they'll say, "Hi, Chris." I just wanted to be original. It's a cute name. You can pet it.
Danny: I think we're all just pretty much a bunch of perverts. And I like to flirt with Debra Jo. She blushes when I do. I talk sports with Kurtwood. And with the rest of the kids we just sexually harass each other.
Laura: It's not that I really hate the clothes, I just don't like all the polyester. And the bell-bottoms--the big ones--are pretty bad. Some of the stuff that Wilmer wears is bad. And Debra Jo. But, I swear, they're turning Donna into Annie Hall this season. More ties. More suits. But they're also keeping her really motivated, ya know? Like, wanting to be a rock journalist. Wanting to be the first woman president.
Lisa: I love the character that I play! It is perfect for moi because Laurie and I have a lot in common. Like being flirtatious and being manipulative with Dad, and having a combative relationship with my brother.
Laura: Oh, God. The fact that anyone would find me sexy is very, very flattering, but ridiculous. I so don't believe it. But I'm flattered. Truth is, I don't lift a finger to look sexy. Ever.
Ashton: My favorite TV moment was when Chris Farley did a Chippendale's dance routine with Patrick Swayze on "Saturday Night Live". I laughed so hard, I lost it. It taught me how to commit without fear as an actor.
Danny: I've also heard Drew Barrymore wants to be on the show. In fact, she yelled at Ashton because she hates what his character is doing to Jackie.
Lisa: Well, use your imagination when you are working with a drop dead gorgeous, Calvin Klein model. (on what it's like working with Ashton)
Tommy: Listen, Edgar Allen Poe was a junkie. The guy who wrote Sherlock Holmes was a junkie. Many creative people are.
Don: These younger guys get to wear these clothes and then take them off when they go home. We had to wear those clothes all the time. And that's pretty pathetic.
Topher: Ya know, they're not very comfortable, and they're not very tight. But what's really important about the show is that it deals with really timeless issues. We put on the clothes Friday night, but the real stuff happens all week when we're practicing. (asked about Eric's clothes)
Laura: Absolutely it's my natural color *cast laughs* They're all just jealous because they have to dye their hair and I don't.
Lisa:  I would either be in the gutter somewhere, or I would be the CEO of some major corporation. But luckily I'm an actress. (on what she'd be doing if she wasn't an actress)
Danny: People forcing their opinions on you and expecting you to take them, and when you don't, getting very angry with you. That really drives me crazy.
Kurtwood: I was doing theater and doing some teaching in the Bay Area and having a good time--too much of a good time--teaching theater in college, hanging out with the Grateful Dead and trying to stay out of trouble...and not succeeding. (on his life in the '70s)
Lisa: Actually I love a lot of the music that came out of the late sixties and seventies, like Jimi Hendrix, that kind of music. But I also really love Billie Holiday and a lot of the blues singers. And I also love all the sappy girl music, Jewel, Alanis Morrisette.
Wilmer: My accent is kind of a combination of different ones. Sometimes it gets a little too strong. When I first auditioned, I used my own accent, and it wasn't strong enough. I was joking around with my little sister, and this voice came out.
Lisa: Oh, my God, my clothes are so incredible. I was so excited when I first got the job cause I knew I would be wearing the coolest bellbottoms and the greatest platform shoes and the t-shirts with the decals on them!
Topher: This was my first audition. I went to school with the daughter of the show's creators, and they saw me in a school play, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way the Forum. And so they asked me to come in and audition for the show. The play was bad, and I was worse, so I don't know why they wanted me! They were desperate!
Ashton: I try to play the character as naive as opposed to stupid, but it can be an ongoing struggle.
Don: It was revealed that I wear the hair, but that I don't have the hair. I guess it's better than having to grow my hair really long and wearing it like that all the time!
Laura: If they say things that are true, then it's cool. But there was some stuff for a while that was kind of a disaster with other people, but so far it's been really cool and supportive of the show and I'm glad people are interested in the show. (on internet fans)
Tanya: It's cool--it's nice to be remembered for something. The worst is always being asked about it in interviews! (about the worst thing about being a former Charlie's Angel)
Wilmer: We did this fantasy sequence where we're Fez's angels, like Charlie's Angels. And we wore these really big high-heeled shoes, and I'm not really used to them. Since they were essentially from the '70s, they weren't really glued well or sewn well, so when I kicked the door open the shoe broke and I twisted my ankle. Okay, so it's not really that embarrassing.
Ashton: Maybe, like, gay porn. I have no idea--it's up to the writers. You know, Kelso is always kicking around ideas. I think he could potentially end up being a technology accident. Maybe he will open a special restaurant--where everything is special. You never know. (on where Kelso will be in 5 years)
Debra Jo: Oh, it's so unbelievably disgusting, it knocks you out. You open the door and you try to stand to the side...It's supposed to be nonperishable but there's no ventilation over the weekend. So, it's every piece of food going together and making some sort of yeast thing. I don't know. It's just very bad. (on the set fridge)
Ashton: Even worse is the freezer. Sometimes they put Popsicles in there, and when you open it up you almost vomit! If you watch the show, every time someone opens it up they're like trying not to get too close as they get the Popsicle out. It's like tuna-fish Popsicles.
Debra Jo: We never worked together before this show. I really wanted him to get the part, not that the other people weren't good, it was just extra special with Kurtwood.
Topher: Clapton from the '70s. Big time! A lot of the music that's on the show, I may have heard a few times. We had a few CDs for the show and I listen to them in the car. They're great. (on favorite music from the '70s)
Laura: He is now! I've whipped him into shape. I mean, yeah. He's not as good as Wilmer--er, Fez...I mean, we hang together all the time, so it doesn't really matter. We are doing it, like, all the time. Wilmer makes me rehearse with him... (asked if Topher was a good kisser)
Don: There have been some beauts. I'm a barometer. I wore a flag jumpsuit, a ringmaster costume...and every week I wear pants that are four times too small. And the gold tux.
Mila: Well, it's called Ultimate Monopoly. People get really angry. Like, you know, little hotels will be thrown at each other. And then, like... it's really kind of creepy because we'll play for like nine hours at a time. You connect two boards. It all started off when I got a friend of mine a Simpson's Monopoly game for Christmas.
Ashton: I say whatever I think and whatever is on my mind, and I just hope it comes out good. I just try to have a lot of fun.
Mila: I live with my parents, but I recently purchased a place really far across the street. Literally, across... See, I have a lot of junk and I have a lot of crap in my house, and my parents' home is, you know, a nice home. But there's my crap everywhere, and so my mom kind of got fed up with it all and said, "Buy a closet". So I had to go and buy a large, you know, room to store my junk, and it's across the street.
Ashton: The first week on the set of "That 70s Show", I slid down a railing carrying a huge backpack. i lost my balance and flipped over backwards. Wilmer and Laura were right there, so i tried to play it off like it was cool. Then right after the pilot, we were shooting publicity photos on a trampoline. I used to be able to do back flips, but I must have jumped wrong because I flew off it and wrecked a wall on the set by going through it.
Topher: I was in the 8th grade, and I got up the nerve to ask this girl to a dance. I had a really big crush on her, but she had no idea. She was at her locker, and I just walked up to her and blurted it out. She just said, "No". She didn't try to lessen the blow by saying, "I'll see you there," or something. I think she even laughed a bit. And I remember everyone in the hallway watching.
Wilmer: His diet consists of Captain Crunch, bread with butter, and doughnuts in the afternoon. God I love that guy! (about Topher)
Mila: I enjoy my character. She's sassy, she's fun to play, bossy and obnoxious - who would not like to be like that? I don't get to be like that in real life. I would like not to be so pesty, but I don't think she'll ever be sweet.
Wilmer: My character Fez does not know the true meaning of the word whore. So in a way it will be a way of showing affection towards someone, or it could just be that he likes that word. My character is really a big mystery, so sometimes I don't even know what motivations he's got.
Ashton: I didn't even know guys modeled before that. I thought Fabio was the only male model, and I really didn't fit that bill. I feel bad, in a way, because so many people struggle for so long out here before it happens. But I don't believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still.
Tommy: Van Gough was a junkie. He was a nut. He was hooked on paint from sucking his brushes. So what are you going to do, make paint illegal. What the f**k! People should be able to do what they want.
Debra Jo: I'm doing Kitty as my mother, on those rare days when she was in a good mood. She'll kill me, but I think she had maybe three, total.
Tanya: What I love about "That '70s Show", the work is always growing - as an actor I am feeling through the character. This show is an actors dream.
Tommy: Hey, listen, drugs are no more dangerous than cigarettes or alcohol. They're right there, man! I mean they tried banning alcohol, right, and they found out that was dangerous. People are gonna do whatever they're gonna do.
Mila: Polyester. Most definitely. (the one thing from the 70s that she'd get rid of)

Danny: "Dawson's Creek". I don't know half the words they're saying, and I'm 23 years old. I've never met f**king kids who have all that crap. Everything's a problem, everything's dramatic crap. I mean, yeah, once in a while sh*t gets you down, but you bounce back.

Topher: The producers asked my mom to send some of my baby photos, and she sent in thousands from every awkward stage of my life. These were pictures you don't want to see, like me 4 years old, running around naked.
Danny: It's the most uncomfortable thing ever. I've tried to form my ass into it for 35 episodes, but it's still lumpy. (about Hyde's chair in the basement)
Don: Ashton had this thing where he was supposed to refer to "Chico and the Man"and he doesn't know what "Chico and the Man" is.  So, in a related line intended to be delivered "Lookin' goooood," Ashton missed the inflection in the line. All of a sudden you find that you are the cultural reference point to an era devoid of culture.
Wilmer: Teenagers will relate to the show as well as the adults because you (adults) will be able to sit down in front of the TV and say, "You know, Son, I used to wear that shirt." Your son could say, "Dad, we did that last week, you know."
Tommy: I'm the resident stoner. They can't show a bong, so they show a Chong.
Mila: I was an extra on "Baywatch" twice. The funny thing was that a lot of people came to visit me on the set. My dad came to visit, my brother, my manager's husband, a lot of guys came to just hang out. I don't know why.
Don: I got turned down for a role on UPN and I was really, really how sad is that to be depressed for not getting a role on UPN?
Mila: I don't think it's true that blondes have more fun... Trust me, it is not true!
Wilmer: How random is that scene where everyone's got their shirts off and they're playing volleyball and the cheesy music is playing in the the background. It's so funny. (on "Top Gun")
Mila: When I was nine my parents stuck me in acting classes because I could be loud and obnoxious and not get into trouble.
Topher: I play an awkward teenage boy who gets rejected. I've done so much research in that department, I can't even begin to tell you.
Mila: No one ever tries pickup lines on me, and I've always wanted someone to. Like, 'Can I see your tag, because I think you were made in heaven,' or whatever. Guys are really strange. They'll stare, but they wont say anything.
Laura: I don't want to do anything like "Can't Hardly Wait", I don't want to do anything like "Scream". I saw all those movies, and they were good, but they're just not what I want to do.
Ashton: I try to do something for charity every week, but I try to stay low-key about it. I don't want people to think I visit hospitals and talk to kids for a photo op. To me, that's using a charity to make a name as a "good guy." I have always felt that it's important to give back.
Laura: I am so not into tight clothes.
Ashton: Actually, before I moved to L.A., I was living in New York and I went to the pharmacy to get tampons for my girlfriend. I'm standing there with the box, and the guy says, "I'll be right with you, Ms. Ryan," and I looked over and it was Meg Ryan standing right there and I'm holding this box of tampons. I'm like, "No, no, no!" (on his most embarrassing moment)
Mila: He's got very nice lips. He's also got nice deep eyes, nice bone structure and a toned body. He's a hottie. (on Ashton)
Tanya: Even if I get thrown out of Hollywood, I'll come back. It took me 14 years to get where I am. I'm going to hang in there. ( "People Magazine" 1984)
Danny: I like that show "Malcolm in the Middle." All those kids are pretty rad. The older brother's kinda hot.
Wilmer: One time, Topher and I stole a golf cart from the studio and drove it all over, in the street, around the lot, everything. The security guards reported it to the creators of the show but Topher was like, "What are they going to say?"
Laura: The thing is, when people think 70s, they think disco, but we're not disco, we're like Kiss, Rolling Stones, Twisted Sister. It's gonna stay cool.
Wilmer: They're so tight that you have to be very careful when you sit down. I've busted a pair of pants-twice! My favorite outfit is the baby-blue tuxedo I wore in the prom episode. I wanted to wear it to my own prom.