By Leah Rozen Sara Hammel Chris Willard Oliver Jones
October 27, 2008 12:00 PM

• Brian d’Arcy James, 40, goes green onstage next month in Shrek the Musical.

IS IT FUN PLAYING AN OGRE?
It’s pretty joyous because I get to live out all of my 8-year-old-boy impulses: expel gas, burp and be triumphant about it.

HOW LONG DO YOU SPEND IN THE MAKEUP CHAIR?
An hour and a half. I’m definitely gonna invest in books on tape and tackle some James Joyce.

WHAT DOES YOUR DAUGHTER GRACE, 6, THINK OF SEEING HER DAD AS SHREK?
She loves the movie, but she’s been wary of embracing me while in costume. I’m sure I’ve scarred her for life.

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