Keith Mackler is an aspiring actor who appears in the video Shit White Guys Say to Black Girls; here is a link to the video:
Q: What kind of day job do you have and why does it make you want to do something else?
A: I work at the office of a high-end catering company on the Upper East Side. It helps keep me disciplined but makes me want to use all that time and energy towards my own goals.
Q: What makes you interested in acting?
A: It’s a chance to inhabit another body and mind. Sometimes that process helps me deal with my own inner turmoil. Sometimes it just makes me laugh. But I always feel that I learn something from it.
Q: How did you get cast in Shit White Guys Say to Black Girls?
A: I believe that was through a Craigslist post. I’m pretty adventurous with my choices.
Q: What is the strangest pick up line you’ve ever heard anyone say to anyone?
A: How much to f*#@ your wife?
Q: Why do you think so many people want to be actors?
A: It’s an escape from reality. It’s intoxicating and addicting.
Q: What kind of roles do you see yourself in?
A: I most often play stoners, hipsters, slackers, DJs and the like. I’m fine with that 😛
Q: What’s the main difference between an artist and an egoist?
The difference is I know what an artist is but I had to Google “egoist.” All artists need an ego to survive in their industry.
Q: What do you like about New York?
A: The opportunities for work, events and personal connections.
Q: What don’t you like about it?
A: The relentless pace and bleak atmosphere.
Q: What is your strangest work story?
A: Probably receiving personal hate mail and death threats because of a viral video!
Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects:)