Behind the Cover: Kevin Costner, March 2015
The incredibly charming and handsome Kevin Costner was everything our deputy editor Kim Izzo thought he’d be – and more!
You know you’ve joined the group of “people of a certain age” when you’ve followed the career of an actor from the beginning to the glory of a lifetime achievement award. Sigh. Such was the case when I got to interview the movie star Kevin Costner for our March issue. I was a film student at university when No Way Out and The Untouchables lit up the screen and revved up many a female moviegoer’s engine. He was the sex symbol for the late ’80s through mid-’90s. At that time, there were few bigger stars. Anyone else remember that Vanity Fair cover and spread? I thought so.
But I was nervous to speak to Kevin. Not because he was such a well-known personality and actor but because I didn’t want to be disappointed. I needn’t have worried.