Vanity Fair: The Best Stuff (and Beyoncé Songs) on Earth, According to Finn Wittrock

Though Wittrock checks his Twitter feed, he prefers to get his news the old-fashioned way. “I have not been a good millennial and have actually been going to a deli to buy the physical New York Times,” he says. “I’ll read it all day and all the next day.”

RESTAURANTS

Wittrock lives in Los Feliz, in Los Angeles, and cites the Thai restaurant Night + Market Song (“The spiciest food I’ve ever had in my life”) and the “high-end taco place” Petty Cash as his favorite spots. In New York City, his go-to bar is Spring Lounge: “It’s a great old dive.”

TELEVISION

The Crown is the most recent series Wittrock binge-watched. “It was so improbable that I would like that show, because I just thought, Oh, this is going to be very English and very . . . royal—but it was a page-turner!” (Another recent “obsession” of his: HBO’s High Maintenance.)

MUSIC

“I’m kind of an old man in my taste,” the 32-year-old jokes. He says he has been a “Bob Dylan head since [being] a teenager.” He’s also a fan of Arcade Fire, the National, Radiohead, and Beirut. “I have a bit of an eclectic mix of bands that I love.”

BOOKS

Wittrock likes to read two books at once and prefers pocket-size ones, so that he can carry them with him wherever he goes. Currently, he’s working his way through Tennessee Williams’s short fiction (“lush, very poetic, and incredibly sad”) and Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking (“also very sad”).

MOVIE

Though he himself had a supporting role in La La Land, Wittrock mentions a different awards favorite as a recent cinematic standout: Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea. “It is a very personal, quiet, sad drama, but it’s also very, I thought, beautifully filmed. I really felt like I was in that New England winter.”

BEYONCÉ SONG

Wittrock’s favorite is “Love on Top,” and he remembers well the first time he heard it. “When I was younger, I thought I was too cool for Beyoncé: like, ‘She’s so pop-y.’ [But then] that song came on, and I was like, ‘Oh, I get it.’ ” He’s since become something of a ‘Yoncé disciple. “I went with my wife to a Beyoncé concert and thought I would just kind of observe. [Then] I found myself at one point screaming, ‘I slay, I slay.’ ”

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