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Interview With A Vampire II

Posted by Ruok On July - 23 - 2007

Its been two years since I did my last interview, which if you all can recall, was based on questions emailed to me by LMD and Jac. This time round, I was asked to do it live; one was for a student doing a dissertation and the other was a pro bono project for a bunch of film students trying to do an Inside The Actor’s Studio thingy.

These were all done last week, amidst my very very tight schedule, which had me fending death threats from some of my clients this week. Sigh. Anyway, this blog post isn’t about this, so I shan’t elaborate.

The first interview took three whopping hours. Basically, I was asked about my journey, how I began and how I got to where I am right now. It would have went on for more than that I think, if not for the fact that I had to rush off somewhere else. I think I was willing to just rattle on and on because well, I don’t really have a chance to tell my story all this while and here I have someone who was not only eager to hear it, but was also taking down notes! Aye Carumba!

Claire then shared that she had interviewed two other actors, who, like me, had made career switches to pursue acting. I was bemused that all of us had described our move as a “calculated risk” and that we had acting as a back burner all the time. Yet at the same time, I was also quite heartened to know that the few that have taken this road had faced similar issues and pressures as myself.

And you know what, I don’t feel so lonely out here anymore.

The second one was a live recording and I think the students went to lengths to try and re-create the Oprah feel. But as it was a timed performance, and basically they only wanted 15 minutes, so I knew I couldn’t let loose and talk for three hours. 😛 I was quite fine with the kind of questions they asked (although the superpower questioned seemed out of place), but I must admit I was a bit peeved when they asked me to do an impromptu performance. But still it wasn’t anything heathenlimnish, so in the end I did went along with it.

But I think I kinda wore my emotions on a sleeve more than I thought when my contact kept apologizing to me. I found out later that its because they thought I was very tulan with the whole thing, as I had this pissed off look.

So if you guys are reading this, I’ll just like to say that I’m not, ok? I think I look like that sometimes when I don’t get enough sleep (and yeah I didn’t) so please don’t mind me. In fact I’ll like to thank you guys for letting me have a taste of this talk show thingy. It was rather fun :)

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