Peter Hartlaub of The San Francisco Chronicle posted part of an interview he did with George A. Romero, prior to the release of Survival of the Dead (May 28th). Turns out Mr. Romero had an interesting start to his career, working for none other than Mister Rogers. And not only did the famous director hang out in the neighborhood, so did Michael Keaton (as a grip).
Of Mister Rogers, Romero said, “He was a beautiful guy. He was the sweetest man I ever knew. What you see is what you get. That was Fred. In some ways he was still 10 years old. He was a wealthy guy, but very dedicated. He was a super wealthy cat — he could have just said “Forget about it.” But he was dedicated to educating kids and telling them “There’s nothing wrong with you. I like you just the way you are.”
You can read the rest of the partial interview here.