Tino Orsini is an Anglo-Italian actor who appears in the film After the World Ended; here is a link to his website:
Q: What is about?
A: After the World Ended is multi-faceted story that takes place on an alternate future time line of Earth directed by Tony Sebastian Ukpo.
Q: What role do you play?
A: I play Elias who with his wife Aurora (Arinda Alexander) help a young girl(Shuna Iijima)who stows away on a touring vessel bound for the restored natural borders of the abandoned surface cities of a once thriving metropolis to search for her family.
Q: What makes it different from other science fiction movies?
A: its different to other Sci-Fi films in that it’s a drama and about human survival without necessarily all about special effects and such.its more an exploration of life in a world struggling to re-imagine itself,and the people who inhabit it.
Q: What is the biggest difference between acting for stage and acting for film?
A: the biggest difference I would say is that stage acting lends itself to a much broader performance in order to reach the audience whereas in film the camera is right up close on your face and so it’s much more subtle and less is more.
Q: To what theory of acting do you ascribe?
A: well,I don’t have a particular method per se,I have studied the Stanislavski approach and Meisner which I still try and use when creating a character but I think what it boils down to for me is bringing all of that knowledge and creating a truthful three-dimensional character within the realms of the story.
Q: What kinds of day jobs have you had and how do they influence your work?
A: I’ve done all sorts of day jobs including waiter,security,agent’s assistant and even delivered flowers.
They all teach me about different aspects of life which I bring to my work.
Q: What famous role would you like to attempt?
A: I would like to try Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller’s ‘A View from the Bridge’.
I played him at school and I love the complexity of this character.
Of course I would love to try the Shakespearean roles of Shylock and Lear when I’m older as they are a real challenge to do and I think actors need to be challenged in order to grow and evolve.
Q: You lived in Los Angeles for a while; what was the biggest culture shock you experienced?
A: I had always dreamed of going there as a teenager and when I landed there it took me a while to get use to the sheer vastness of it all.
Also the all year-round sunshine which was wonderful.
Q: What would you change about the British film industry?
A: I would say since the huge amount of inward investment that we are experiencing it’s a sign that UK is the best place in the world to make films right now but digital needs to be embraced if cinema hopes to remain relevant for audiences in the future.
Q: If you had to become any character you have ever played for the rest of your life, who would it be?
A: I played Nat Miller in the theatre production of ‘Ah,Wilderness!’ In London and he was such a joy to play as he was such a kind hearted and understanding head of the family.
I would like to think if I ever have my own kids I would have his qualities as a father.
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