Gregory Blair [thegregoryblair]
How did you begin acting?
Started as a child.
At what stage in your career did you realise that acting could be something you do professionally?
I think I always assumed I could do it professionally
Please list an Internet address where one can see something about you.
Please list the most important or defining jobs of your career.
Every job has its meaning and its power. Firsts are special though: my first film, my first leading role, my first voiceover job, etc. Those will likely always stand out.
Please list any famous performances that have helped you in reference to your evolution in acting.
I think there's something about Marilyn Monroe in "The Misftis" that is hypnotizing: this mix of training and the completely uncontrolled; it's thrilling and it's the epitome of what exciting acting is all about...and what I like to aim for when given the freedom.
Please list three actors and three actresses that you like.
Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Christpher Walken
Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Helen Mirren
What type of psychological, physical, and emotional preparation do you do before a performance?
Depends on the role, to some degree. If you need to beef up, you do so, for example. Or, if you need to access painful emotions, you focus on having that near the surface.
What is your criteria in determining which projects you select?
The role and the material, more than anything. But who else is involved is often a selling point.
What type of communication do you normally establish with directors?
Open dialogue. It doesn't work any other way, really.
What is the archetypal character in which you tend to be typecast?
Quirky. From loveable, quirky dorks...all the way to nasty, evil, quirky villains. I have this odd face and this animated energy that fits nicely with guys just a little north of normal.
Has there been a role that has been especially difficult for you?
Not yet. But I look forward to it!
Do you see yourself working in this field in twenty years?
What do you do to kill time during waiting periods at casting calls?
I usually focus on the material. Or relax.
Are you continuing to educate yourself through acting classes, seminars, or other courses? Do you combine this with your normal job?
You always want to be flexing your muscles. I particularly like casting workshops, because you not only do the work, but you do it for people who could cast you.
Is there any fetish role you haven't interpreted yet, but that you have in your head to do one day?
Mason in "Take Me Out". And--in several more years' time--George in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?