Posts Tagged ‘Actor’

Interview with Actor Mario Guzman

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

ED- We are thrilled at The Eerie Digest to interview actor/producer Mario Guzman to our readers. Mario, tell our fans how you started in acting.

MG-Thank you. It’s truly a pleasure to share this time with you. I started performing at a very young age. As the youngest of seven children it was natural to act out to get the attention of my parents and siblings. I would often do impressions of characters from film and television for them. They were my first audience, and my first fans. My first real “gig” was singing at the local Chuck e Cheese at the age of 7 years old. I remember the experience vividly. When I heard the audience clapping, that was all it took. The hook was in and there was no turning back. By 5th grade I was in my first theater production. By 7th grade I did more stage productions at school and was attending a professional film acting academy. I rode the bus there on the weekends and attended for a couple years at the now famous Bobby Ball film acting academy.  I ‘graduated’ and had the opportunity to audition for Ms. Bobby Ball herself. This was quite a big deal for me. I was so nervous. After the audition she said, “You’re a very good actor Mario, but you’ll never get work with that pimple on your face.”. And that was all she had to say. I was dumbfounded, devastaded and dejected. But I never quit. It only helped form the first layers of callous that got me through all of the numerous let. downs that lay ahead of me in life and career.  In high school I was an extra in “Bill and teds excellent adventure” and was a stand in for Keanu Reeves. I signed with my first talent agent and became president of the speech and drama club.
The eighties were a blast!

ED- What inspired you for this career?

MG-I’ve always been fascinated and intrigued by the art of storytelling. As a child, I watched a lot of t.v., thus fueling my imagination. I loved cartoons like Tom and Jerry, and Bugs bunny. And even though I was very young, I watched Sergio Leone westerns, war movies, The twillight zone, In search of, Alfred Hitchcock, The bionic man, and  Saturday night live on t.v…  Also, horror films like “Night of the living dead”, “The exorcist”, “The Omen”, etc. Were seen with my older siblings.  And of course I can’t forget movies like Star Wars that blew my mind and ignited the creative side like a wildfire. (more…)

Interview with Actor and Film Maker Kim Sønderholm

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

ED- The Eerie Digest is proud to introduce one of Denmark’s greatest independent film makers, Kim Sonderholm. Kim welcome to The Eerie Digest ! You are considered one of Denmark’s scariest men for the great acting that you have done, and the movies that you have produced. First tell us about your acting, and how you started in this career .

KS- “One of Denmarks scariest men”? Wow, I’ve never heard that one before, haha. It’s not really a question of me being scary, or anything like that, but me trying to do as good a piece of work as I can and still maintain the pleasure and energy not to forget integrity in doing so. I’ve played most things from comedy, drama, action but true, the past few years there have been a fair share of horror roles aswell, which is great by me, seing as I love the genre and have loved it since I was a kid.

I guess my story how why I wanted to get into acting is not much different from anyone elses, I’ve been dreaming of it since I was a kid and when opportunity knocked I jumped on the train. I did a lot of different jobs since I left school but never felt sadisfied or fullfilled with them. I’ve always had a great interest in computers but even an education in that field didn’t interested me for long when it came down to it, it simply became way too borring way too quickly. At this point I was 25 years old and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, and I didn’t wanna be one of those sad 80 year old men sitting at the nursing home, boring the hell out of anyone around me with “how big I would have become if only given the chance”. (more…)

Interview with Actor Said Faraj

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

ED- The Eerie Digest is happy to present actor Said Faraj to our readers. Said has been in many of today’s popular TV shows and has portrayed many roles on the silver screen. Said, how did you first decide to take up acting as a career?

SF-Since I was in a young age, I loved theater and I always desired to be in front of the camera and when I came to the USA at age 16 the passion I had never went away even though I spend a lots of years working hard in many odd jobs acting kept hunting me so I went to Acting school and with the help of my Art teacher from High school guided me to an agent from there I start auditioning and here I am 21yrs later Starting in films opposite Matt Damon in Green zone.

ED- You have played roles in such popular TV shows as ‘24’, ‘The Shield’, ‘JAG’, and ‘The Agency’. These are great roles and we would like to know how these help shape your acting career?

SF- Well I love my roles in these project because You have to work very hard in creating an interesting character in which Coaching plays a big role in that and these Characters I played helped me find different emotions that sometime you never had or you used. They helped me in my latest project as a lead role who goes in many layers of character and emotions. (more…)

Interview with Actor Michael Emery

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

ED- The Eerie Digest is pleased to present Michael Emery a new actor to grace the realm of Television. Michael, what made you interested in acting as a career?

ME- Acting is more than a career to me. It’s a way of life. Acting gives me a chance to express myself through a different character’s personality and mannerisms. I was always the “class clown” growing up in school. I think I spent more time in the Principal’s office than in class, but that’s how I was. I enjoyed making people laugh. An actor’s job is to have an affect on an audience and to make them feel something when they leave the theater or when the television shows ends.

ED- Tell us of your years at Monmouth University and your studies at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

ME- First off, I was always an athlete and excelled in all sports from elementary school through high school. I played football at Monmouth University and loved every minute of it. Unfortunately, I got into some trouble outside of the school when I was 19 years old, which knocked me off my athletic track at the school. Acting put me on a positive path and gave me something to concentrate on.  All of my training and the foundation of my craft were built at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The American Academy supplied me with the most intense and professional training that an actor can receive. The Academy has some wonderful teachers, but the one who I will always remember and still use the tools she gave me is Jackie Bartone. Jackie Bartone is a teacher who lives and breaths the acting craft and she passes it onto her students. She never let me settle for less than perfection and believed honesty is the actor’s “bench mark.” (more…)

Interview with Actress Alicia Lara

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

ED- The Eerie Digest is very excited to present actress Alicia Lara to our readers. Alicia, you have worn many hats in your career so far.   What encouraged you to make your career in the film industry?

AL- I am, at the heart of things, a movie fan.  To be on screen creating characters that touch people—one way or the other—is my biggest wish.  Love, hate or feel sorry for my character—I just want them to touch you somehow.  Great actors in great roles have marked moments throughout my life and I aspire to their heights.  Robert DeNiro in “Awakenings” (which led me to watch “Raging Bull”), Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth”, Julie Walters in “Educating Rita”, Peter Sellers in “Being There” and Benicio del Toro in “The Usual Suspects” and later, “Traffic.”  Toni Collette.  Gene Wilder–you know, he’s great. In his films he is in these ridiculous situations and he always stays very grounded—that’s what makes it funnier.  I tend to be a very real actor so I take that route—no matter what is happening around me, even when I’m in a farce onstage, I keep it real.  That’s just my tendency. I have a long way to travel yet in my career but I can only hope I make some kind of impact, in the end, on someone’s life the way these actors have inspired mine. (more…)