The Proust Questionnaire: Jacob Waller

Jill is in love with Jacob in If You Have to Ask. They were together while they were both students at UC Berkeley, where they met at a house party. Jacob still loves Jill, but is treating her like a best friend with benefits. Will he ever realize that they’re meant to be together?

Here, get to know Jacob better via the Proust questionnaire. Read the excerpt of If You Have to Ask to see Jill and Jacob together.

James Franco

James Franco as Jacob? I can see it.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Hanging out, eating a picnic in the sun.

What is your greatest fear?
Being alone.

Which living person do you most admire?
Nelson Mandela.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Ambivalence.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Patriotism.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
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The Proust Questionnaire: Jill Hagen

If You Have to Ask is about Jill Hagen. She’s 23, lives in a small Victorian flat in San Francisco and loves her job as a high school English teacher. She also still loves her college ex-boyfriend, Jacob, but he considers her a best friend with benefits. Can she make him come around?

Here Jill answers the Proust questionnaire, so that we can better understand her. I’m going to do the same with other characters from If You Have to Ask, soon.

Photo of Lela Lee

Lela Lee could play Jill Hagen. Photo: Magweb

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
To love and be loved.

What is your greatest fear?
Loneliness.

Which living person do you most admire?
Caitlin Moran and Hillary Clinton.

Pick one.
Why?

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Neediness.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Self sufficiency.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
I have no poker face.

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