We all remember where we were when Sir Patrick Stewart tweeted out a picture of himself eating his first ever real New York slice of pizza. But did you ever wonder who introduced him to the proper pizza fold? That was his wife and partner in near Internet-breaking food crime, singer Sunny Ozell. Food & Wine caught up with the musician (whose debut album, Take It With Me, recently dropped) and the actor (whose new film, Green Room, opens today) about their chicken wing epiphany, pairing Cheetos with wine, eating deer ears and, yes, pizza.
Food & Wine: The first thing I have to know is: David Chang makes a cameo in your "Git Gone" music video, Sunny. What’s the story behind that?
Sunny Ozell: Isn’t that wonderful? Patrick and I had gone to a quite dishy, splashy, GQ Man Of The Year party at Carbone. Dave Chang was sat at our table, and he’s become a buddy. When the director came up with the concept for the video, I just started going through the list of who I could get. And Allen Cumming was busy. And, of course, I would have loved to have Ian McKellen, but he was busy. And so I thought, holy shit, what about Dave Chang? And so I reached out to him thinking, like, he’s not going to want to do that. He said yes and showed up, and was so generous with his time and into it. To this day it still kind of boggles my mind that David Chang made his music video debut in my music video. I mean, I get to throw a beer can at his head.