I am a 21 year old, aspiring actor from Indiana. I moved out to LA just over a year ago to go to the acting conservatory at AADA. I enjoy living an artistic lifestyle in any way, shape or form & I will be acting until I die.
I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… a creator, vivid & passionate
Acting is... the most intimate & emotionally draining art form in the world.
My last gig taught me... in the final cut, they probably won’t be using the take you felt so good about.
Proudest performance moment... When I was at AADA, my first exam play, I played Donnie in Natural Affection & I had to kill another actress on stage with a knife. Never have I ever felt like everyone’s eyes were on me at once.
Most embarrassing audition... My first audition ever, actually, if you can believe that... I drove all the way to Chicago for this DePaul University student film & I had to perform 2 monologues & cold read. I go into the room & do my monologues & then we get to the cold read (p.s, I was inexperienced & wasn’t aware I could look at the cold read materials before actually doing them) & there was a kissing scene in the cold read material. When it got to that point, i just froze & looked at the director for 10-15 seconds, seeing if he would tell me or feed me the next line... We both stood in silence for about 20 seconds & then he just told me that it was good & he saw what he needed. Excruciating awkwardness.....
Most challenging part... Staying positive in a world full of negativeness.
The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... When I watched Dead Poets Society for the first time in 7th grade English class.
Dying to work with... Jonah Hill on-screen & any Tarantino directed film.
Was born to play... The Joker. Or a true story psychotic guy of any kind. Also, Paul Walker’s son because I love Paul Walker.
Learn lines by... Writing down my cue line & then my line. Then, read my own writing instead of the script. Or make a lot of notes on the original script.
Get into character by... Doing relaxation techniques (thank you AADA) & walking around my house or wherever I’m at, talking to myself as the character. You gotta bring yourself into it otherwise it’s just a person saying words that anyone could say.
Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I can make myself fart..... sorry
Movie I can’t stop talking about... Dead Poets Society
Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Stranger Things, The Office & Black Mirror
Currently reading… Dreams Into Action by Milton Katselas
Car karaoke tune... Sweet Child o’ Mine by Guns n’ Roses
If I weren't an actor, I'd be... Back in Indiana, working at a trailer factory & hating every second of being there. Or I would be a beach bum in Miami.
Stranger Things character that best represents me… Well, Billy is my favorite character but I would say as a person, Winona Ryder’s character represents me the most because I worry so so much.
If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… ooo I would be honored to play myself. But, If I had to choose, Alex Lawther (Black Mirror & The End of the F***ing World)
Actor crush... Cara Delevigne/Vanessa Hudgens
If I were a color, I'd be… Deep sea blue
Hotel alias… Jack Morgan Creed
LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… Mulholland Dr.
The best advice I ever got… “It takes time. If you’re persistent in your craft than there is no reason you can’t succeed.”
You can find me at… Braxton Hale