1) Why did you start acting? or Why did you get into film?I got into acting for a few reasons. The main reason being that I love to perform. I started off on the stage but realized that film acting gave me more of a rush. I guess it’s the fact that being on stage gets too comfortable? I found in film acting that the moments are quicker and the call to action is more intense and in the moment. It is fun and exciting! Plus, I just love acting. The idea of working on myself to portray the emotions of another person completely unlike me is exciting and challenging all at once. I feel that film acting allows the actor to explore that depth more intently.
As of late I have really begun to respect Bradley Cooper. I feel that he has grown a lot as an actor and has a wide range that continues to grow with every film that he is in. However, my favorite actor is Meryl Streep. There is a certain power she harnesses of which makes me awe-struck when I watch any one of her performances. She inspires me to search deeper into myself as an actor.
My most satisfying time on set was probably in a film I recently shot when the director approached me and told me that I had added a certain element to the character that he had not even thought of; an element that he absolutely loved. That made me feel very good. All actors like to hear what they are doing is working, especially a young actor like myself who is still very much learning and wanting to not only be the best for myself, but be the best for the people I am working with and for.
I saw the description of the film and it seemed like a great film to be a part of: very fun, funny, and I guess for a lack of a better term, a feel good movie. Then once I read the script I was sold. Plus, after getting the part I did and reading his character, I couldn’t wait to jump on board and play a person who is very different from who I am in real life. I guess that is what I am most exited about. That, and meeting and spending time with the many great people a part of this film.
Top 10?! Dang, that’s hard. Well, all judgment aside… Here it goes.