7 May 2012 3:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As we know from his stint as Star Wars editor, Topher Grace likes to branch out. And so, despite his initial reservations about doing theater (including a fear of hecklers), he's opening his first play, Lonely, I'm Not, at Second Stage on May 7. His character, Porter, is an ex-businessman who made seven figures at a way-too-young age and, consequently, had a nervous breakdown. Olivia Thirlby plays his eventual love interest, an ambitious upstart with baggage of her own. It's all very emo, and if it reminds you a little bit of Grace's role in In Good Company (in which he played a reluctantly sharkish ad exec), that could be because both scripts were written by Paul Weitz, whose most recent film, Being Flynn, featured Thirlby. Vulture spoke with Grace about making his off-Broadway debut, going by Topher, and learning to project.Hi, it’s Patti.Hi, how are you? My »

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