What are your hobbies?
I try to do as many things as I can. So the list is long. One day I'll
do one thing the next I'll do another. I tend to get into things for periods,
whether long or short, of time. Right now I just like spending time with
my girlfriend. She's my number one hobby, then city league softball, or
is it city league softball then my girlfriend. I don't know. Maybe you
should ask her.
What first attracted you to the role of 'Michael'?
I identified with him right away. I thought I recognized many things in
his character that were relative to me, not just in terms of my ethnic
background, because that came second, but in terms of him as a person.
So it wasn't hard to envision me as him when I was reading the script.
How did the character of 'Michael' change from
the page to the screen?
I think his character changed in order to suit me in my own way. I don't
know if that makes sense, but he definitely is not the same on paper as
he is on film. I think Eric freed Michael up a bit, in order to help me
find a balance. So that was generous of him. Basically, Michael could
have been this way or another way, so if anything, I helped him be this
Do you prefer acting or directing or both?
I like both. I like the whole thing. Of course, it wasn't until I did
'Charlotte' that I truly admitted that I liked acting as an equal. In
general, I just liked this whole medium. Its what I always wanted to be
a part of.
What is your favorite scene in the film?
Some of my favorite scenes ended up not being in the film. haha. But,
if there was one, I think the final scene between Darcy and Justin in
the hotel is my favorite.
What is your favorite scene that didn't make
into the film?
There was a scene in which Lori and Justin argue in the bathroom. I liked
that one a lot. I can see how it didn't fit. But I thought the performances
What happens to 'Michael' in the future?
I guess he and Lori have their own movie. Maybe Byler will get a hint
a do a sequel.
If you didn't make movies what would you do?
Don't want to think about that right now. Too scary. Jump off a building
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