So the LA trip has now come to a close. It was a short and sweet one, lots packed in in just a week. The big news is that Andre Royo (aka Bubbles from The Wire) has joined our cast, which already includes David Eigenberg, Natalie Press, and Hans Howes. I am excited to work with such talented actors. They are the type of actors that will enhance what is already on the page.
There were many highlights of the trip: spotting Jon Voight in a cafe, hanging out in the very cool Venice Beach area, having an In & Out burger, visiting the massive CAA offices, which is probably one of the slickest looking buildings I have ever seen, and just connecting with some amazing people. I genuinely believe that LA gets a bad rap, often perceived as shallow or full of Paris Hiltons walking around. Friends back in London teased me to make sure I didn’t get a nose job while I was out here. Mind you I could probably use one, my nose has been broken since I was 16 when an old teammate accidentally hit me in the face with a baseball bat. But this city is so much more than that. It is a city teeming with creaetive energy, and ambition, and passion. It’s a city filled with different cultures, different religions. They say that barely anyone that lives in LA is from LA. Which creates an almost transient feel. This is a city of outsiders, of guests, and I suppose that has always appealed to me. As an American living in London. A Cuban/Irish/Jew raised in Miami. There aren’t many of us walking around. Everyone has embraced me with open arms and treated me with kindness. So I will say thank you for the hospitality and see you soon!