Why not? Seriously, I never really questioned it – this is what I’ve wanted to do since I was a child.
How and why did you become a part of Some Mother’s Son?
Was getting the itch to do another theater project and then saw an ad for an audition and auditioned. Helped that I previously did a play at Smith, so I felt comfortable doing it.
|Painting Johnny blue for the film "Tuesday's Gone."|
I feel challenged as an actor. With every project I do, I try to get better, learn more and refine my voice as an actor. This is one of my biggest speaking parts thus far, and I feel like I need to push myself and dig out more of me and bring this character to life. I like that I have to be somebody, that I can’t rest on my laurels. It makes me better as an actor.
Fuck. It’s the only word I can think of that is a noun, verb, adjective and a figure of emotional expression.
Least favorite word:
Morality. People abuse that term so much to justify all manners of bigotry, hate-mongering and emotional terrorism.
Intelligence, strength, creativity, imagination, individuality
|Johnny (Top Center) on set for the film "Killing Brooke."|
conformity, stupidity, bigotry
A sound I love:
the squeal of an overdriven electric guitar; the purring of my cat
A sound I hate:
Favorite curse word:
|Behind the scenes of "Killing Brooke."|
Something I wanna do?
Learn to ballroom dance. Direct (a film and a play). Visit Europe (Paris, London, Rome and Spain specifically), the jungle and Tokyo. Cook an haute cuisine dinner. Turn my hobby into my career. Sky dive. Learn an instrument.
Why theater is important?
Like all art, it refracts through a personal lens the experience of life, only with theater it does it live and in person.
That’s for the audience. For me, personally, it gives me that charge of living on a high wire. With theater, there is zero safety net and that feeling – the fear, the nervousness – is not just thrilling, but downright electric.