Interview from the Starry Constellation Magazin, June 2008

by: Lisa Steinberg

Q. What are some of the recent projects that you've been working on?
A. I recently finished a film called Deep Cove, and earlier this year wrapped up a film called Joy Ride 2. I'm looking forward to moving ahead on a new film called The Thaw. A film that aims to open the eyes of the naive of our own lifetime.

Q. What can you tell us about the premise for Deep Cove and about your character Tyler?
A. Deep Cove is a film about five students who head up to summer house on an island. As the story unfolds, a disturbing history unveiled and the thrill begins. Tyler is an edgy happy go-lucky rich boy with no limitations on life. He lives it quite literally any way he wants to.

Q. What made you want to be a part of this project?
A. I loved the cast and the crew. We surrounded ourselves with people that loved to do what we do! It was also the opportunity to have more fun with a character that I had an opportunity to take further than I ever had before. We came together to make something fun!

Q. Where did you draw from for the portrayal of your character?
A. Tyler was the opportunity to basically be a dick for a month and get away with it. Say, do and live anyway I wanted. Thank God we had a crew with as bad a sense of humor as I did. Finding new lines, and making things up on the day was a hell of a lot of fun. There were no limits with this guy...who wants limits!

Q. Was anything about your role challenging at all?
A. When doing thrillers, the challenge is always in creating a smooth transition that would make sense to the audience once all the shit starts to hit the fan. That and the peak of that character. Making it as real as possible, lets face it...a great script could turn out horribly, and a shitty script could turn out great. It's all in the execution.

Q. Why should viewers take the time to check out Deep Cove?
A. Its a fun movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It may even make you jump out of it a few times.

Q. You have a large following from the show "Blood Ties," did you ever think that the show would have such a huge fanbase?
A. Its funny how things like that work. I never expect anything but to have fun when I'm on set. I love my job, most of the time I wouldn't even call it a job. So to have such a large fanbase is just...really nice I guess. It's always a great feeling when people acknowledge the character that you worked so hard to create.

Q. What would you like to say to all of your fans and supporters?
A. First of all, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who rallied together to try and save the show. It was a long struggle and thank you for all the trials and tribulations. Second of all, for all the donations towards charities that our amazing fanbase has put together. The most recent one being for “Best Friends of Animals Society“. Thank you.

Source: starrymag.com