Thomas Sadoski keeps it cool for a feature in Bello magazine’s June 2013 issue, out on newsstands now!
Here’s what the 36-year-old actor had to share:
On acting in play This Is Our Youth: It was sort of the best circumstances I could’ve walked into. I walked into this play with this brilliant playwright, amazing director. Mark [Ruffalo] is a once in a generation kind of actor. I have such a high opinion of him as an artist, as a person too. He was so generous to me, and so kind to me. I was a kid, and he really took me under his wing. He spent the time, and he didn’t really have to.”
On Los Angeles: It can be a really long, really hard place. But I think it has a way of really catering to and exploiting the weaker parts of being the kid, being young in this industry. All the glitz and glamour, the parties, and the premieres. When you’re young. It so pervasive out here. It can really seem like it’s important. It can really take on this weight. This imagined weight in your head. This weight of importance that, frankly, it just doesn’t have. It’s like a ghost, it’s unsubstantial. It can’t be there to pick you up when you fall down.”
On his transition from theater to screen in The Newsroom: “Aaron [Sorkin] writes so theatrically. He’s a playwright at his core. I think that he writes these hourlong plays. You know, theater is so much more immediate. You’re doing the whole story eight times a week, rather than picking little moments here or there, or just one scene or one angle at a time. The danger, I think, with film is that you can become really, really obsessed with making each little moment count for something. I believe one of the best things of having a background in theater, or the training, is you learn to sort of work the story as a whole. And there’s more freedom in that that you can explore.”
Sorkin — appearing onstage with cast members Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Thomas Sadoski, Sam Waterston, Alison Pill, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and John Gallagher Jr. — admitted right off the top that everyone was feeling “a little bit punchy” because they had just wrapped principal photography on Season 2 some 48 hours earlier. The season, which premieres July 14, will be framed by a lawsuit indicated by the deposition seen at the beginning of the clip, which is “our version of the present day.” The time frame covered in the second season will be Aug. 23, 2011, through Election Night 2012 — about 14 1/2 months.
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With her hit HBO series “Newsroom” nearing its anticipated second season premiere, Olivia Munn graces the cover of Bello magazine’s June 2013 issue.
While donning a gorgeous sequenced Falsuni and Shane peacock dress for Aleksandar Tomovic spread, the “Magic Mike” dame opened up about the pressures in Hollywood and even reveals a spoiler.
Check out GossipCenter’s recap of Miss Munn’s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Bello!
On never letting Hollywood get her down:
“There’s still this hustle. You just got to keep your head down and work hard. And sometimes you have to play the game because everything in life is a game. You have to know how to deal with the politics of the profession. Then, after you work hard, when you can, you can change the game.”
On her character Sloan:
“She’s more involved in more news stories, and there’s this season long arc about a story that jeopardizes everyone’s career, and she’s involved in that as well.”
On playing a smart and sexy character:
“I don’t see how [women] have to be or should be compartmentalized. I just play [Sloan] straight and strong, so whatever you take away from it…. The way she looks has nothing to do with how far she is.”
THR has posted its newest roundtable with drama actors – watch the clips and more HERE