This is is the only full interview that Tim Curry gave regarding his portrayal of Dr Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, reprising the role he had originated in the 1973 London and 1974 Los Angeles stage productions of The Rocky Horror Show. Recorded during the week that the film was released in 1975, he talks about his roll in the film and whether or not he would play the part again. Don’t try and adjust your computer – this was filmed in black and white. Today, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the record holder for the longest theatrical release in history — it continues to play in theaters across the United States.
By the way, the show’s writer, Richard O’Brien’s original script for the stage musical The Rocky Horror Show was only 40 minutes long. The hit song “The Time Warp” was written to fill up space, according to co-composer Richard Hartley. Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger asked to play Frank-N-Furter in the film. The creative team turned him down in favor of the musical’s original star, Curry.