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Interview with actor Janek Heese

  • How did you get involved in acting?

The director is the son of a pizzeria owner who gave me a student job of folding pizza boxes.One day he just asked me and I said yes after thinking about it.

  • How different is it to act in a movie and to act in a theater play? And which one do you prefer?

I find it much easier to act in a film, because I’m not live on a stage with an audience watching me. It’s also easier and more comfortable, because it’s possible to reshoot scenes repeatedly.

  • What are your weak points when it comes to acting? How do you try to improve them?

I’d say that I’m very nervous while they are filming me. But eat time I get a bit afraid, it helps me to go into myself and think about the role I’m playing, this calms me down. It helps me to improve myself according to be the character.

  • What are your strong points as an actor?

I can adjust to many different situations and moods.

  • What have you learned from the directors that you have worked with throughout your career?

I’m still quite young, so I’m not that experienced with working with many directors. I’m very new to this.

  • What makes a good scene partner?

To get along well and that there’s a communication, a playing happening.

  • What are some of the difficulties of the acting business?

The salary.

  • What’s challenging about bringing a script to life?

To find within you the important thing which comes from the script. It takes some time to get to the core of a script and then also to find that within your own person in order to embody it.

  • What do you do when you’re not doing theater/film?

I’m going to school and I’m spending a lot of time playing basketball in my free time. I also like siting at my computer a lot.

  • If someone is going to make your life into a movie, who would play you?

Tony Shalhoub.