Evan Hall plays our villainous antagonist Erik in IN SEARCHING, a small town rock star who will steam roll anyone on his way to the top. When we asked Evan what inspired him to act in the entertainment industry, we learned that in real life – true to his character – Evan has got some rock star dedication – as well as a serious soft side.
What was the first movie you can remember watching that inspired you to be involved in the production of films in the future?
I remember the first film that hit me… greater than just a nice fun story, or two hours of detox was SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. I remember watching that film by myself, in the dark, in my house (I was sixteen), and within the first 5 minutes just bawling my eyes out. That was the experience where I realized…this was an artform that I wanted to pursue.
If you could work with any professional in the entertainment industry, who would you work with and why?
[If] we’re not just talking about film, I would work with Mark Rylance, hands down. I think he’s commitment to the work, and commitment to acting is something that I would learn a lot from.
Gary Oldman in the film industry! His level of dedication, and his level of commitment to a character, and breaking a character down – I would literally follow that guy around all day and he would get so angry with me because all I would do is just stare at him and wait for him to make a move or do something, and then I’d write it down [laughs] and do it later!
What interests you the most about acting?
[Because] I enjoy being in other worlds… I enjoy fantasizing, and I enjoy other people’s perceptions and playing out those perceptions or points of view. But really it comes down to the fact that I love it beyond words, and I don’t know why. That’s what’s most interesting to me – that I’ve never felt this way about anything in my life.
And we can’t imagine casting a more dedicated actor for IN SEARCHING. Learn more about Evan, and all of the other cast members on InSearchingMovie.com, and visit our Kickstarter to help us show case excellent talent like Evan’s to the fullest extent!