Magazine article ADWEEK

Mark Feuerstein: The Royal Pains Star Tries to Keep It Real on Twitter, but When His Ego Needs a Boost from Fans, He Happily Takes It All In

Magazine article ADWEEK

Mark Feuerstein: The Royal Pains Star Tries to Keep It Real on Twitter, but When His Ego Needs a Boost from Fans, He Happily Takes It All In

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Who Mark Feuerstein

Age 40

Accomplishments Stars as Dr. Henry "Hank" Lawson on USA's Royal Pains (Season 4 premieres on June 4); will star in the movie In Your Eyes, out later this year

Base Los Angeles and New York

What's the first information you consume in the morning?

To use a word I never thought I'd apply to myself, I've sort of become a Luddite with regard to information. Where everyone else is getting their Twitter feeds from The New York Times and their Huffington Post emails, I live in a little bit of a bubble. So I've begun to rely on the headlines of the New York Posts I see strewn around the hallway of my apartment building every morning. I only get the most shocking news as you can imagine.

What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table?

I love to listen to Howard Stern with the guy who drives me. So yet again, I wouldn't say the most sophisticated source of news, but definitely the most entertaining.

Are you a TV junkie and if so, what do you watch?

I watch very specific TV. I can break it down to two shows: Survivor and Girls. And there's the occasional Mod Men thrown in. I'm obsessed with Girls. Many people consider themselves "the voice of a generation" but are really just the voice of their own narcissism, and while Lena Dunham is certainly absorbed in her own existence, I find it absolutely captivating, honest and brave.

Before bed, do you bite into a novel, graze on Twitter or fast until morning? …

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