Jeff Goldblum on his dog: ‘He’s very delightfully loving, soulful, tactile, sensual’


Jeff Golblum gave a lovely interview to GQ. No shade at all, for real. It’s so rare that a magazine like GQ will interview an actor like Goldblum, and the result is one of the most charming celebrity profiles I’ve read in a while. Goldblum isn’t really good at soundbytes or dropping juicy quotes or bitchy quotes, but he’s a flirt and a weirdo and it comes across as absolutely charming. You can read the full piece here. He references his engagement to 31-year-old Emilia Livingston (he’s 61) and he totally leaves open the possibility of kids. Because of course. Some highlights:

He loves being in good cardiovascular health: “It’s the little things—taking the stairs, parking the car far away—that count.” He lifts his shirt over his belly button (Jeff Goldblum has an innie, by the way—phew) and shows me the Fitbit hooked discreetly to the waist of his pants. It’s 10 A.M., and so far today he has taken 2,000 steps. He aims for 11,000 to 12,000 every day.

On if he’s thinking about kids: “No,” he says, but then his eye twinkles again. “But, you know, they are cute, aren’t they?”

His “baby” is an 11-month-old red-haired poodle named Woody Allen Goldblum: “Woody Allen [the dog] was originally reddish, I believe—kind of freckly and red-y.” During the day, Jeff and Woody (the poodle) go on long walks together—it helps Goldblum reach his step count—and those walks sometimes end in naps. “He’s gotten to be a very good partner in bed. He’s very delightfully loving, soulful, tactile, sensual… Yesterday, I must say, I took a nap with him—we’re evolving more and more in closeness and bonding, and we took a midday, the two of us. Well, to tell the truth, he was already taking a little siesta, and I kind of arranged myself close nearby. We were, you know, together. Cuddling.”

Upon seeing his interviewer’s engagement ring: “I love that little thing! Who’s this Moses of yours? I should be crying. But I love his taste in rings. I’m opposed to the… I like something…modest, un-bling-y, anti-bourgeois, should we say? More bohemian, artist.”

[From GQ]

Apparently, he loves walking everywhere and he asked the interviewer to call him “Punctuality Goldblum”. He also has a jazz band and he likes to perform and talk to the audience. His pickup line usually involves some variation of holding a woman’s hand and telling her that she looks like some forgotten “young and beautiful” actress. F—k it, I would probably have his baby too. #Initforlife


Photos courtesy of Peggy Sirota/GQ.

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  1. It is what it is says:

    Talking about how a dog named Woody Allen is good in bed…..grosssssss

    • jinni says:

      Seriously. Between naming the dog after Woody Allen and calling it “sensual”, he just comes off really creepy. I’m not sensing anything charming from him.

      Maybe the dog version of CPS needs to roll by his house and check up on Woody’s living situation because his owner sounds sketchy.

    • mytbean says:

      lol! He’s mastered dry wit though. Imagine him saying it, in his soft baritone, smirking his smirk, fiddling with the drinking straw of some delicious frozen drink while staring up at you with those mischievous brown eyes. He knows it’s ridiculous – he’s trying to make you laugh at the literal idea while planting naughty suggestions.

      I mean – the celebs who survive the industry are the ones who are smart enough to find a way to make those bland questions about pets and foods and favorite colors interesting in some way… otherwise they’d get cynical and pissy like so many do.

  2. MonicaQ says:

    The only thing I have to say is: Independence Day forever.

  3. GiGi says:

    I would have ALL his babies, lol! Love him!

  4. Val says:

    I love him!

  5. jessica6 says:

    Your dog is SENSUAL? Um…okaaaay. I don’t even want to touch that one with a ten foot leash.

    Two things: I watched ‘The Fly’ again the other day, and GOD it still grosses me out to no end, but it’s a great film. Secondly, is it just me, or does Jeff Goldblum somewhat resemble Ben Kingsley as he ages? Or do I need to change my eye prescription?

  6. poppy says:

    so if they have children will it be killing 2 birds, ie dad and grandpa?

    the dog did nothing to deserve being named WA.

  7. Stephanie says:

    What a cool dude. The dog being described as “sensual” is a bit weird, but whatever. He’s eccentric.

  8. Nev says:

    don’t wanna get the dog thing, but he is SMOKING.

  9. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    He’s marrying a woman young enough to be his daughter. He named his dog Woody Allen. His comments about his dog are bizarre. He’s creepy looking. I don’t get it. Charming? More like dirty old man.

  10. FrenchLily says:

    The dog comment is rather weird but I see it as a part of the ” my dog is a good partner in bed ” joke…

    And I love Jeff <3

  11. manda says:

    Alright, this was wonderfully charming. I’ve never been pro or anti Jeff Goldblum, but after reading this, am firmly in the “pro” camp

  12. Jackson says:

    I consider him much more ‘eccentric’ than ‘weird.’ He’s one of my faves.

  13. cody says:

    IMO. many of these celebs live in a bubble and they live eccentric lives and say eccentric things. Marrying a woman 30 years younger, having babies in your sixties, calling your dog Woody Allen and sensual, he is probably clueless of what is normal.

  14. DarkSparkle says:

    I long for the day he rolls a drop of water off my hand to explain the chaos theory. Most PG thing I fantasize about.

  15. Naneali says:

    Dr Ian Watson forever! 😉

  16. nikzilla says:

    No pic of the dog? C’mon!

  17. in_theory says:

    He’s aging really well.

  18. Abby_J says:

    Jeff, you can love your dog, you just can’t LOVE your dog.

    Also naming it Woody Allen? Ick. Does he have a hamster named Roman Polanski?

  19. Bleeding Heart Libra says:

    Jeff Goldblum is such a sexy, quirky nut. Love him.

  20. QQ says:

    #ImInYourInnieForLife #ButIdChangeOurDogsNameASAPTUALLY

  21. Panbena6 says:

    Anybody remember him as the Wolf in Faerie Tale Theater’s “Three Little Pigs”? You should check it out! Billy Crystal, Doris Roberts, Valerie Perrine, Fred Willard…

  22. Jo says:

    He’s so hot!

  23. jaye says:

    I have had a crush on him since “Tenspeed and Brown Shoe”. I think he’s incredibly sexy. Saying a dog is “sensual” though? Yeaaah…a little weird. Still love him though.

  24. jwoolman says:

    Saying the dog is a good bed partner isn’t actually creepy in context. I could say the same about Senior Cat. On the day he arrived (at the age of 8 years old), within the space of an hour he went from racing up the stairs as a gray and white blur (I really couldn’t get a look at him) to lying down beside me with his head on my arm. Still does that, 8 years later. His companion (who was 4 years old, they came together) was rather ticked with him because he cuddled up to me so fast and let him know it. She was still hiding and watching for at least 24 hours…. We became good friends but she was never a bed-cuddler like her colleague.

  25. Naddie says:

    I don’t think he really wants to sex the dog, lol. I guess it was just a joke, and a way to match caracteristics, like, when people say cats are related to sensuality. I had cats and I can see why people relate, but it doesn’t mean at all that I’m into zoophily. But, I still understand if anyone finds him creepy for that.