An Interview With Writer Corinne Morier

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Corinne Morier is the author of The Red Sorcerer Trilogy; here is a link to her website:

https://corinnemorier.wordpress.com/

Q: What made you want to be a writer?

A: I watched The Lord of the Rings movies in middle school and was fascinated by them. Soon after that, I decided to try writing my own fantasy story, and since the idea came to me in math class, I wrote it on the dividers in my binder so my teacher wouldn’t get suspicious. It was a rather terrible story about two best friends who discover an ancient race of Elves living in the forest behind their school, but then just as they are invited to join the Elves, one girl falls ill and is hospitalized and the other girl has to choose between her friend and following her destiny, but I was hooked and decided to become a storyteller. At first I wanted to make movies, but I later changed my mind and focused on novels, instead.

Q:  Why did you choose fantasy writing?

A: Aside from Lord of the Rings influencing me to start writing, it just kind of made sense. I was always a rather naïve sort of person growing up and I didn’t know much about the world or how it worked, so it just made more sense to write fantasy, where I could create a world all my own and write my own rules. In a way, it’s more of a challenge than writing a story set in our reality, but it’s more fun. I did try writing general fiction once, about a woman who suffers a miscarriage and finds an abandoned baby, but I lost interest in it fairly quickly and never finished it, whereas any fantasy novel I’ve set out to write I have seen to completion.

Q: Do you think writers are generally bored by science?

A: Bored by science? No. The science-fiction genre has never been stronger, I think, than what it is today. Of course, each author will have his or her own thoughts about this. I don’t think I’ll ever end up writing science fiction, but biology was one of my favorite subjects when I was in school, so science as a subject isn’t actually boring.

Q: What is The Red Sorcerer Trilogy about?

A: It’s about Leyndray, a girl born under a fateful prophecy, who is thrust into a chain of events due to circumstances of her birth. But more than that, it’s about the human heart, as all my stories are, about how love can turn to rage and doubt can cast fear on a judgment we believe to be the right one. Most of all, the eternal question that we ask ourselves even today: Is there such a thing as fate, and can we choose a different path than the one that has been laid down for us?

Q: What makes Leyndray a character worth reading about?

A: Leyndray is a girl thrust into an unfortunate situation just trying to regain a sense of reality. I’m sure that everyone has experienced that at some point in their lives, and I think that’s what makes her relatable.

Q:  What life experiences do you draw from when you write?

A: That’s an interesting question, and it’s hard to pin down a specific answer. For example, The Crown and the Mage was written during my high school days, and back then, I was struggling a bit with depression and anxiety, so it reads rather dark. Now I’m writing the sequel and it actually feels more lighthearted and fun. I don’t think I draw from specific experiences, but when I write fantasy novels, I like to find pictures of faraway places to inspire settings in my story, and sometimes, I’ll choose a song that I think fits a specific character or scene and listen to it while I write.

Q:  What kind of day job do you have?

A: Right now, I work part time as a freelance translator, and I also have a day job working with youth. Aside from writing, I also want to be a teacher, so it’s a great learning experience, and my students are the best.

Q: Would you prefer your current job or work as a full time writer?

A: Hmm, that’s hard to say. My current job is really great, and I don’t think I can choose either full-time work as a writer or my day job. Can I have my cake and eat it, too?

Q: Who are some of your writing influences?

A: I would say that my favorite authors – Paolini, Tolkien, Nix, Rowling, Patterson, and Laura Joh Rowland – have influenced me quite a bit. But it’s hard to pin down a specific influence because I read a lot in several different genres – fantasy, nonfiction, general fiction, and mysteries. I’m also a big fan of graphic novels, specifically manga, and sometimes have been told that my stories read like a graphic novel, which of course, requires a rewrite.

Q:  What would you most like to change about the publishing industry?

A: How hard it is to break into it, and how writers with great talent and promise always have doors closed in their faces. For example, a friend of mine who writes romance novels couldn’t find an agent or publisher to work with, so she decided to self-publish them. They sold so well that now she makes a six-figure salary on her books, without the help of an agent or publicist, and gets regular fan mail from her readers. She even makes more than her husband, who is an engineer and designs bridges around the world. I can only imagine what all those agents that told her “no” are thinking now, wishing they’d gotten in on those profits.

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An Interview With L.A. Neo Noir Film Festival Founder C.L. Westbrook

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C.L. Westbrook Is the founder of the L.A. Neo Noir Film Festival and the author of  the book  L.A. Neo Noir Film and Script Festival; here is a link to the website:

http://www.lanneff.com/

  

Q:   What is the overall theme of  L.A. Neo Noir Erotic Film Festival E-Book: Volume 1 ?

A: Immortals love the death out of life.

Q:  What inspired you to compile the anthology?

A: Well I’ve never heard of an arsonist looking at a forest full of trees to say, ‘how about I burn down just one…’

Q:  What made you interested in erotic film history?

A: You’ll have to find that goddamn mosquito buzzing in your ear in the dark.  You’ll have to get your ass up and lay traps and merk that fuck bitch or you’ll know as you sleepit’s sucking all of your blood out.  Erotic film bothers me, irritates me, in that way that won’t let me sleep.  I have to do what’s in my mind it.  It’s 2:27am right now.  See?

I don’t want to fall asleep before it’s too late for the know what I’m gonna say.

Q:  What sort of day job do you have and how does it impact your writing?

A: I’m an apartment manager now.  I am also a roving security officer, who has mostly worked that last few years in a graveyard / mortuary.  Managing a historic landmark and working in a cemetery have all staggered me around the mindset of the old police chanting, ‘we are spirits in the material world’ …I only write ghost stories now.

Q:  What is your involvement with the film festival itself?

A: That’s my sun.  I gave birth to it.  I run it, along with my friends, who wish to remain anonymous…I just decided that for them as well.   Eliza, you are welcome to attend

free of charge.  I can get you in.  I know people :)

Q:  What makes Los Angeles a good setting for an erotic book?

A: Herein lies the most surreal most abominable disparity between Beverly Hills Billionaires and Skid Row’s economically traumatized therefore mentally traumatized

transients.  How perverse is this dichotomy? It breeds a depraved hunger to eat someone else’s vomit or force feed them yours…or both.

Q:  Why do you think Fifty Shades of Grey was so popular?

A: Hot successful business people dominate today’s landscape with a hidden secret craving to be dominated and conquered themselves…plus..you know White people…

Q: What was the oddest erotic film you have ever seen?

A: That’s the thing.  All of the oddest erotic films I have ever seen are celebrated in my book and in my upcoming festival August 8th.  There’s my hot friend Nora Fabi from Italy, whose work Coffee A Go Go talks about a mob boss’ s undying physical passion for his deceased bride to be.  Nora is one of 60 filmmakers and well over 100 screenwriters  featured in my festivals and in the pictorial ebook that you have to experience for yourself.  All other erotic films outside of our festival are just practice for viewing our films.

Q:  What is the difference between good erotica and bad erotica?

A: Bad erotica makes you want to go watch porn and play with yourself.  Good erotica makes you want to keep watching the characters’ wicked games.

Q:  Why do so many erotic films involve crime?

A:  Because sex is a crime and the greatest sex is always criminal.

Wrong.  Two wrongs don’t make a right, but if  you’re fucking your husband, his best friend, AND  you got sidepiece how is fucking me sending the ‘wrong message,’ baby girl? You’re no baby…and you sure as hell ain’t a little girl…this is a fictional character I’m working on…TO NEO NOIR!

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An Interview With Jazz Singer Susan Andrea Warmington

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Susan Andrea Warmington is a jazz singer who makes YouTube videos and has an EP called Jazzmaican; here is a link to her Twitter page:

https://twitter.com/SusieWarmington

Q:  When did you know you wanted to be a singer?

A: I hear that I sang from the age of two, and I remember my Teacher putting me up on a desk at age five to sing in front of my Kindegarten class and I was terrified! I always sang so I knew that singing would be a big part of who I was.

Q:  What is it you love about jazz standards?

A: They are timeless, and I like timeless things. Stuff that never goes out of style appeals to me. Jazz standards are musically malleable and I enjoy singing them my way.

Q:  Who are some of your musical influences?

A: I am very influenced by Classical Music. My Mother was a Classical SInger and she listened to a lot of Vocalists from what was called “The Golden Age of Opera” so I grew up listening to legends like Victoria De Los Angeles and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. I also am a huge fan of Dionne Warwick, and Barbra Streisand and Maureen McGovern were also favorites growing up. Now, I listen to a lot of Traditional Jazz and Adelaide Hall and Mildred Bailey have become particular favorites of mine.

Q:  What kinds of day jobs have you had over the years?

A: I’ve worked in Education a lot. I was an Elementary School Teacher in New York which is not for the faint of heart! I worked as a Library Associate and an Admissions Office Receptionist at the University I graduated from, so that was also in Education. I am also a Teaching Artist and have taught Drama and Singing to children, freelancing in Schools, Hospitals, and Non-Profit Agencies.

Q:  When did you first start making YouTube videos?

A: Gosh, let’s see…I started uploading videos on YouTube a couple years after YT’s inception. I’ve done it sporadically through the years, all coming to you from my bedroom closet! A hodgepodge of Classical, Pop, and Jazz ditties are on there under the name “susiewarmington”

Q:  What are some of the things you’ve done to promote yourself?

A: I’m not the greatest at promoting myself! However, I do have a facebook page  called

Susan Andrea Warmington, Jamaican Jazz SInger

https://www.facebook.com/susanandreawarmington?fref=ts

and a Twitter page

https://twitter.com/SusieWarmington

I also have an EP called Jazzmaican.

Q:  How did you get Jazzmacian made?

A: Well, I really wanted to have my first EP made in my home country of Jamaica. There are many amazing Jazz Musicians back home and I wanted to share that with the world. My Producer Richard Browne comes from a long line of talented Jamaican Musicians who can switich from Regaae to Jazz in an instant and I wanted that kind of talent on my EP. I had amazing Musicians backing me up like the extraoridinary Guitarist Maurice Gordon and the stellar Pianist Othniel Lewis. I also had the great good fortune to have the legendary Guitarist Ernest Ranglin do a Peggy Lee song with me.

Q: How did you select the song set for the disc?

A: They are simply songs I like to sing. There are a thousand songs I like to sing, but I had to choose five.

Q:  If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

A: There are many things I would like to change, but truly it is not my business because I do not consider myself a part of the industry as I am an independent Musician. However, since you asked :) I would definitely change the extremely fake, cookie cutter, glitzed out, glammed up celeb machine and get back to real talent and individuality. When I was growing up there were so many talented, interesting people on the radio that you did not know who to spend your allowance on first. I mean, you can make anybody pretty but not everybody can sing or has an interesting personality.

Q:  If you could spend the day with Judy Garland or Peggy Lee, who would you pick?

A: That’s a tough one beause they were both iconic! However, for practical reasons I would choose Peggy because she did what I love to do. I would definitely ask her to write a song with me. I write songs and lyrics and I want to become more brave about showing them. If I wrote a song with Peggy Lee I would be happy to show it off!

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An Interview with Cartoonist Eugenio Negro

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Eugenio Negro is a cartoonist and writer who contributes to the website Nose Milk and is the author of the book Almira and the Backward Family; here is a link to his blog:

https://negrocomics.wordpress.com/

Q: What inspired you to start Negro Comics?

A: I started the blog because I wanted a website for showing off my comics and writing. It seemed like websites are out, or anyway I couldn’t find a well-connected free one, so I went to the blog. I like how the blog has the social feature built in.

Q:     What is the overall theme of the blog?

A: The theme of the blog is art I make.

Q:     What is Almira and the Backward Family about?

A: Look, Almira and the Backward Family’s setting was kind of a cynical and desperate thing. I wanted to try historical fiction, knowing that it’s the best-selling fiction now. Only thing is I don’t do genre fiction, so it’s kind of window dressing for whatever theme I’m writing about. The story looks at what a child is capable of when her environment isn’t interested in educating her, and at the same time it’s an examination of gun violence. In fact this replaced another historically-set thing that demanded too much research for how much story I had. Sandy Hook had just happened, and as usual no one in the mainstream media –both corporate or social –had anything of content to say about the causes of gun violence, and I was in a bad mood about it. So I thought I’d make fun of people’s lack of concern about guns, and point out that it stems from our mostly voluntary lack of education and critical thought. Basically this little girl in 1860 Placer County works out the shape of her family. She gets it in her head that her stepfather killed her father so he could marry her mother, and the violence happening around her during the Gold Rush convinces her that the thing to do would be to harm him.

Q:     How is it different from other westerns?

A: The story is different from other westerns in that I cut out the western romance –gun fights, saving women, and so forth –from the plot and just did the poverty, desperation and violence. I also was watching a television show with Misses Negro and noticed that television shows in their hasty schedule put today’s voices, words and mannerisms, even social mores, into the historical setting. In an effort to improve on the form, it was important to try to make Almira’s characters sound like they would’ve then, and think and act like then. That involved some spurious linguistic research, and then the fun part of going back to Twain, Beecher Stowe and Joaquín Miller, whose work I adore. Someone complained to me that Almira’s characters are bloodthirsty lunatics, and I thought, I did it right! So it’s bad historical fiction because it doesn’t flatten history out into easy good-versus-evil consumer fodder. And it’s a bad western because the gun fight is a real trauma instead of an economic tool or even a kind of macho communication device. The other western elements are just for fun, and a way to educate the reader about a part of California history that’s often overlooked.

Q:     What sort of day job do you have and how does it influence your creative work?

A: I’m not going to be specific about my day job because my privacy is precious. But I will say that it’s a fun job, it’s not a tech job, it’s not a service job, and I’m around a lot of people all day. They give me a lot to think about and write about. Since I’ve had this job I’ve really developed a concern for the future and the effects of our current values.

Q:     How did you become involved with Nose Milk?

A: I ran into Rishi on Craigslist, as I’m on it constantly. He liked how I did the satire and basically lets me do whatever I want. I’ve been writing for him almost a year now.

Q:     What do you think are the sociological benefits of blogging?

A: Well, here’s the thing with how I write. I take Ariel Dorfman’s commitment to speaking for the vanished really, really seriously. And then behind that I have my past as a volunteer organizer and I have all this guilt that I didn’t become a journalist, or at least keep working as hard as I once did trying to organize people and help them advocate for themselves. So the only concrete sociological benefit I can see to blogging is that I can find the messages of other bloggers who’re trying to shine a light on the prison industry, on poverty and discrimination, or who have any perspective on big issues outside of the lazy status quo, and I can carry their message a few steps more into my audience. Plus writing about privileged white people’s problems –I wouldn’t want to step on Bret Easton Ellis’ toes, who’s already doing such a good job covering that.

Q:     What are the sociological disadvantages of blogging?

A: I don’t know if I can think of any serious disadvantages. Any good writer can deal with things like negative comments or whatever. I mean, you’re beholden to people’s taste and perception, so people who’re looking for information delivered in a certain fashion just may not see your stuff. The main problem is that you’re writing for a crowd of people who have the stability and time to look through blogs, so the  people who really could benefit from your advocacy may never see your work, never be able to use it.

Q:     What are some of your favorite blogs?

A: I amuse myself with the Consumerist. A very important one is Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity. They have a wealth of primary sources. I try to do stuff for them via the Nose Milk as much as I can. Mostly I use blogs that list other sources, like publisher lists, reviewer lists, zinester lists, etc. Almost Normal Comics out of Arizona is awesome.

Q:  Who was the most pretentious character you ever met in San Francisco (and what made him/her so)?

A: Who is the most pretentious person I ever met in San Francisco, specifically? Not Santa Cruz or San Jose or Salinas? An unanswerable question. To be fair, my circle at this point is pretty closed off to pretentious people. I’m not an attention hog, and certainly not when I visit SF. I know. There used to be this band called the Phantom Limbs. They were tight players and had managed to get themselves on Alternative Tentacles. Heaven knows the guy who fronted it could’ve been getting himself dragged through broken forty bottles because he was sad, but otherwise… anyway some friends of mine used to go to his shows expressly to beat the shit out of that guy. I went along, observed and laughed. He was a primadonna on stage, but man could he take an asskicking once you got him in the crowd. He was called Hopeless, and they’d shout What’s Up Homeless! at him incessantly before beating his ass. Now he’s Loto Ball (call him Hella Sacs). But I’m sure he pales in comparison to people like Greg Gopman, Mark Zuckerberg, these clueless little shits who’ve now taken over the global good old boys’ club. I’m working on a story right now where she writes her sabotage plan in poetry, knowing that her STEM boss won’t be able to read it.

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An Interview With Actress Christina Pflueger

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Christina Pflueger is an actress who appeared in the play The Lost Illegal; here is a link to her Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/capflueger?ref=tn_tnmn

Q: What made you interested in acting?

A: I’ve been immersed in the performing arts since I was a child, but acting wasn’t what I initially pursued.  I tried ballet, tap dancing, choir, even playing the violin, all of which had positive impacts on me in one form or another.  They gave me a taste of that spotlight that all true performers crave, but it left me craving for something much more fulfilling.  In high school I was part of a group called FAYA (Fine Arts Youth Academy), and every summer students got together to put on massive musical productions.  We did everything from stage managing, costumes, lighting, stage props and back drops, as well as promote and advertise for the productions.  My very first musical with them was Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat.  I wasn’t casted in any lead roles, didn’t even have a single line to separate me from the rest of the background choir.  But that experience was like nothing I had ever encountered before and it satisfied that craving in me for something more.  That’s the golden moment when I realized I wanted to pursue acting.

Q: What is the difference between acting on stage and acting on film?

 

A: Both stage and film performance can be very rewarding.  I can’t think of a single person I know that wouldn’t mind seeing theirs or a loved ones face on a television or the big screen.  I have had experience behind the camera as an extra and in a few commercials.  They were fun, but to me the monotonous “Okay that was a great take, now back to one” made me lose my interest pretty quickly.  The biggest, most obvious difference between the two is the instant response and gratification from performing live on stage.  Hearing the audience laugh, cry, sigh, boo, scream, and clap in reaction to you pulling off a line or a character is the most rewarding part of acting on stage.  That is what I live for.

Q:  What kind of training have you had?

A: Honestly my training is pretty limited.  I’ve had no fancy vocal or acting training, but I was given the opportunity to work with professionals through FAYA.  That’s about all that I can claim.

Q:  What is The Lost Illegal about?

A:   The Lost Illegal was a play that I was in written by a local playwright.  It was a semi comedic play concerning political issues based around current immigration laws.  Basically an illegal alien crosses the border in order to see her son get married.  A family who is very much opposed to the immigration issues stumbles upon her and tries to help keep her from getting caught at their own risk.

Q: What role did you play?

A:   My characters name was Tanya Ellis and I played the grand daughter of a lesbian couple.  In their youth they were very much involved in politics and rioting and these strong convictions were passed down to Tanya.  It starts out with her grandmothers bailing her out of jail after being arrested at a protest, along with a handful of other people.  This included the lost illegal.  Tanya takes her under her wing and makes it her mission to help her avoid the authorities.  She was a very strong willed, thick skinned character and one of the most difficult for me to try and connect with.  It was the first time I had to try portraying someone who was so passionate about actual current events, as opposed to the happy go lucky musicals I was used too.

Q: How do you deal with stage fright?

A:   Stage fright is a constant daily battle.  I like to put on a brave face and act like it’s not a big deal, especially around those who have it worse than me.  Just because I feel like my confidence will help build their own.  But in all honesty I believe it keeps a person humble.  It’s when an artist gets too comfortable that they lose all conviction.  They lose that connection with the audience of being human, like the performance and those watching are beneath them.  I try embracing my stage fright and working around it, as opposed to trying to conquer it.

Q: What kind of day job do you have and how does it affect your pursuit of acting?

 

A: I work at an old western theme park called Old Tucson Studios.  It was where the famous westerns came to life, among many other blockbusters and classic movies.  There is still filming that goes on today, but it has opened it’s doors to the general public to give the world a taste of what life was like in the old west.  I work in the Grand Palace Saloon.  I jump between playing a saloon girl and Lady Vivian, who is the madam that owns the saloon.  Basically, I sing, dance, improv, and act for a living on a live stage.  I have worked there for two seasons, and I love it there.  So it doesn’t really affect my pursuit of acting.  The down side is that I have reached my peak at Old Tucson.  It’s very difficult in Tucson to find a job in the performing arts that actually pays the bills.  So basically the only down side is I have nothing bigger to work towards unless I move.

Q:  What is your weirdest backstage story?

A:   I’m not sure if it can be classified as weird but it’s definitely funny.  I worked on a production of the musical My Fair Lady.  We did two evening performances, and the night that I wasn’t playing the lead I was stage managing.  Now there’s a part where the main characters Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins are fighting and she throws his slippers at him.  When the slippers fly back stage it was my job to gather them and set them just off stage, so when Henry came back for them he could just pick them up.  I got distracted and forgot to go after them.  Just as he was headed for his shoes I snapped back to reality, scooped up the shoes and pushed them onto the stage.  What should have been a very serious moment turned comedic as the shoes flew past Henry on the stage.  The audience cracked up while I stood backstage just horrified.

Q:  What famous role would you most like to play?

A:   If I could play any role it would be Elphaba from Wicked.  Her character is so dynamic and deep and controversial.  She’s just a girl who wants to be accepted by society and tries to do what’s right even though it constantly backfires in her face.  Which I think most anyone has issues with in some capacity.  But more than anything she’s just a compelling, kick ass character and I would love the chance to be able to represent her.

Q: What do you think would be the best way to get people to see more live theater?

A:   I feel the stigma around theater, especially musical theater needs to be addressed.  Honestly this question makes me think about the t.v. show Glee.  About how the Glee club was on the bottom of the food chain and how much the students went through to prove themselves.  Although musical theater has come a long way since I was in high school, it still seems to hold a negative undertone with younger generations.  I believe that theater and the fine arts need to be implemented more seriously in our schools curriculum.  Younger generations need to develop a deeper connection and appreciation for the stage and the courageously talented people who work on it.  They are our future and who will be building the interest in theater in the future, who will be keeping the arts alive.  So that is my answer.  There are plenty of plays and musicals that are amazing with captivating story lines that keep audiences constantly coming back for more, so that’s not the problem.  What needs to be done is to get rid of the stigma and remind todays youth what theater really is, really stinking cool.

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An Interview With Actor Gary Palmer

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Gary Palmer is an aspiring actor, here is a link to his LA Casting page:

http://www.lacasting.com/garypalmer1

 

Q: What made you interested in acting?

A: When I was around 14 years old It was my dream to becoming an actor.

Q: What is I Hate My Neighbors about?

 

A: it takes place in the year 2030…Amerika…people rely on their computers more….everybody is high on something…no privacy I hate My Neighbor is as it implies…people get on each others nerves…like now…but worse in the future…under lying theme is barking chiwawa that disturbs neighbors keeps barking..is kidnapped…later returned…

Q: .What role do you play?

A: I play the role of Barry. He is like the technology Greek.

Q: What kind of training have you had?

A:  I got my training from my Elementary school teacher. Every day in third period it was always plays and puppet shows.

Q:  How did you find out about audience work?

A: I found out it was a job When I applied for lets make a deal through Explore Talent. I found out about  SRO through a friend on set.

Q: Who was the most interesting person you ever met doing audience work?

A: I met this guy that look like Stallone.

Q: What kind of gigs have you gotten through LA Casting?
A: I would say thug, party goer, there is a lot.

Q: What has been your most memorable celebrity encounter?

A: Rachel Nichole she was so awesome. I enjoy working with her.

Q: What famous film role could you have nailed?

A: I would have nailed the spy kid movie because I would be more funny.

Q: What makes you fameworthy?

 

A: My very good charming loving personality.

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An Interview With Comedian/Actor Arthur Moore IV

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Arthur Moore IV is a stand-up comedian and actor who appears in the web-series Love Triangle; here is a link to his Twitter page:

 

https://twitter.com/ArtMoIV

 

 

Q: What made you want to be a comedian?

A: I’ve always been a class clown, Im the youngest so Im use to a lot of attention lol.  I like making people feel good before myself and since I was a teenager, I’ve known that i wanted to be in the entertainment world.

Q:  What makes you laugh?

A: Real life, I really love awkward moments. You’re going in for the first kiss and the sparks are flying then you accidentally fart. lmao priceless.

Q:  Who are some of your comedic influences?

A: Chris Rock hands down.  After I watched “bring the pain” I understood it in such a way that I knew I could do it.

Q:  What kind of day job do you have and how does it influence your work?

A: I work as a production assistant, mostly music videos and commercials, but Im getting into the movie area as well.  Just want to learn as much as I can from both sides.  I want to make and build strong relationships and get that opportunity and just make sure I’m ready when it happens.

Q:  How do you deal with hecklers?

A: I haven’t really had hecklers just silence lol but then again I’ve been doing more acting and less stand up so that could be it too lol

Q:  What is Love Triangle about?

A: Love Triangle is a web series about two brothers fighting over the same girl and the girl didn’t know we were brothers.  You’ll have to watch to find out more lol.  Its my first major thing as a co lead.  Im really excited for that to come out.

Q:  What role do you play?

A: Im the older brother who take the girl after my brother leaves her, now that he’s back, she’s having mixed feelings.

Q:  How is Nick similar to you?

A: Nick is similar to me because he always knows more than he lets on.  He’s kind of sneaky lol and so am I…..to an extent ;)

Q:  What is your strangest Hollywood story?

A: I talked with a guy about a movie she wanted to shoot, like a reverse “American Pie” but with girls, so he’s asking if Im comfortable with nude scenes and talking dirty and Im like yea yea cool.  He wants to rehearse over the phone and I think he was masturbating lmao.  He was really into it and asking weird questions.  So I told him  I had to go and just never called again lol

Q:  You do a stand-up routine about trying to be a thug. Can vegetarians be thugs?

A: No they can’t because they don’t want “beef” for non thugs lol “beef” means you have a problem with someone that could end with violence. horrible joke after I look at it typed out lol.  I definitely have been leaning more toward acting.  Stand up is more, just to get ideas out.

Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects:)

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