What is the state of show business? What’s it like to be a working actor? What’s it like to shoot a sex scene? These are all things I discuss with Sam Lukowski in this episode and much, much more.
Sam’s a working screen actor started his path when he was 6 years old and has been going strong ever since. Sam has the unique ability of looking, sounding and acting like multiple people. I know, I know, he’s an actor and he’s supposed to do that. But watch his demo reel and you’ll be amazed. I mean, Tom Hanks is Tom Hanks is Tom Hanks. A great actor, but Tom is Tom. Or Brad is Brad. Or Scarlett is Scarlett.
But while I was watching Sam’s demo reel I really had to take a second to realize which character he was. He can morph his voice, his look and everything in between. I ask him about this in the episode, his ability to assimilate to the scene and how empathy plays a roll in acting. Fascinating answers ensued.
Then we strayed into the topic of shooting sex scenes. Sam says it’s as awkward as it sounds like…but I bet we have no idea what it really feels like to be on a set with multiple people staring at you (and recording) and having to pull of intimacy AND be exposed, vulnerable and professional. Yeah. Awkward. And amazing. All that the same time.
To find out more about Sam follow him on Twitter @SamLukowski, check out his website at www.samlukowski.com and make sure to watch his demo reel (although be prepared for some violent scenes…you’ve been warned.)