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90 Seconds with Mr. Grimm
Victoria Hansen '21 Staff Writer
November 9, 2018
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Credit: Madeline Lee

What’s your pet peeve?

People who chew loudly.

Least favorite color?

Khaki. I know it’s more of a fabric, but I really absolutely loathe khaki.

What would your superpower be?

Because I have stretchy skin and long arms I’ve always dreamed of being Mr. Fantastic from The Fantastic Four.

What is your spirit animal?

A greyhound.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Ideally, on Broadway!

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Ben and Jerry’s Non-Dairy Coconut Seven Layer Bar. Specific, right?

Three things you’d bring with you to a deserted island?​

A piano, a blow dryer, and a copy of Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.”

Favorite Deerfield meal?

Bulgogi Tofu.

Coffee or tea?

Tea always.

What would the title of your autobiography be?

I actually wrote an autobiographical cabaret last year and it was called Spilled: Ben Grimm Tell All, because I’m a bit of a gossip girl.

Who is your inspiration?

Patti LuPone.

What is one of your

embarrassing memories?

When I was in high school, we had an evacuation drill. It was 1,300 kids standing in a single file line for two hours, and about five minutes in, I realized that I had to pee so badly. After basically crying for two hours because I was trying to hold it in, I finally apprached the superintndent of the school, who was surrounded by armed police officers, and I said, ”If I don’t go to the bathroom now, I am going to wet myself.” I had to be escorted by an armed guard to a bathroom, where the guard had to stand outside of the stall the entire time. They had to hold the buses for me because they finally evacutaed during the four minutes I was away.