Brian Brummitt has the talent and pursued into acting and he is inspiration to us. Brian Brummitt has been acting for 5 years and he has been acting for most of his life. His appearance on TV series are Touched, The Office and How I Met Your Mother and he’s currently working on “Project Hollywood” as a supporting character.
I decided to interview him through Skype so here is my interview below:
Carolyn: I would like to thank you for allowing me to interview you and it is pleasure to meet you. So What made you want to be an actor?
Brian: I think from a young age I wanted to dig more deeply into the truth of matters.
Carolyn: How long have you been acting?
Brian: I have been acting in L.A for the last five years, although I feel like I’ve been acting most of my life.
Carolyn: Have you ever played in a emotional scene and how do you feel?
Brian: Emotional scenes are challenging because it tests your ability to really make an intense situation become real in a created environment. I found playing characters allowed me to explore humanity in a way creatively that living a more structured lifestyle may not have permitted.
Carolyn: You were in 3 TV series – The Office, Touched and How I met your Mother? is this correct?
Brian: Yes, That is correct and Touched being the most recent.
Carolyn: What scenes did you play in each role?
Brian: The Office – I was Angela’s boyfriend in Phillis wedding and that was a week long on location shoot.
Touched – Kiefer Sutherland was very cool. He was doing his role and directing the scene. It was my first opportunity to act opposite of a star like that. And it was surreal. The security guard role allowed the scene an objective as Kiefer needed to get into the building with authorization. So he crafts a way to make me think he is there to take a measurement in an office to deliver a painting.
See Brian’s clip on “Touched” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-BlF1MJfGs
How I met Your Mother – There was some featured bits. One was in the episode “The window”. It was a quick scene where Ted tries to meet this girl who is always in a relationship. And the moment when she becomes single (the window) he tries to meet her at her apartment. And I played a bit where I met him at the door to suggest she is already dating someone else.
Carolyn: This sounds funny so you act you dated her?
Brian: This is correct. The actress name is Angela Garcia. The set was very welcoming and gracious for a such a small part.
Carolyn: What are the things most interest you in becoming an actor?
Brian: I must say that, I pursued the craft of acting in Los Angeles. There are opportunities to be placed on TV unlike anywhere else in the world. I feel like I am a constant student of the craft.
Carolyn: So you learned the different type of acting? Have you ever acted un a stunt episode?
Brian: I was paid for stunt work on a commercial for Guinness. We played a pretty tough game of basketball and the production company paid for that level of commitment. I feel like dramatic stuff is more suitable for my personality. Although I recently played a character in a webseries called Project Hollywood. It was a stretch for me to place myself into the role of a Hollywood Producer of questionable moral etheric. But thats the character and the coaches always say “Don’t judge your character, just play them truthful”
That Series shot in 2012 and was brought to the internet in November of 2013. Recently, It was added to LAwebfest which is a film festival for web series in L.A so it will be cool to watch on the big screen.
Carolyn: Are you are a supporting producer?
Brian: I am a supporting character named David Dobson in Project Hollywood.
Carolyn: Where should the audience search your work?
Brian: The internet. Thats where most everyone’s work is ending up, which is really cool because it allows for so many more opportunities.
Carolyn: What is your dream role on stage?
Brian: On Stage. I like Stanley from street car named Desire. And Matt McConaughey is gaining some really great recognition now too. Great actor.
Carolyn: Do you want to work with Matt McConaughey?
Brian: I’d love to work with him. His show on true detective with woodt is epic television. On HBO I find myself trying up from the greats. Here is the link to a Q&A with him talking about which acting I found inspiring
To be like that.. To be able to do what he does or any actor who has a mastery of theirt craft is truly a gift. I suspect if those that are reading this want to understand acting it would be a great resource. That is what I’d like to share for anyone wanting to be actors is that you must enjoy the process because the result. The “Movie Star” ambition is a false note in this business. The greats gets there because they love what they do then becomes lucky enough to be placed in an opportunity where people can enjoy the story that comes from it. As my career continue to unfold , I can only try my best to be as honest with myself as I can. To trust in the moment as it is happening and the rest in confidence thats it is enough for the role I’m playing. A lot of actors starting out to “get it right”. And there is no right.
Carolyn: Thank you for your time and your patience to sit and answer all of my questions.
By: Carolyn Busink