Barry Bostwick disccuses his role in Finding Joy.
Barry Bostwick found the time to sit down with GamerHub.TV to discuss his new role in Finding Joy. Barry's work includes The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City, and even Disney's Phineas and Ferb. Find out why he enjoys doing independent films as well as some intresting satements on Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan.
You have such a great breath of work both in movies and television. What attracted you to the role of Alan in Finding Joy?
The quirkiness of it. The character is something that I never played before. This agoraphobic grouchy guy that I don’t get the opportunity to play on television a lot. I also got to cuddle with Lani Kazanin! I also got to spend a few weeks in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which is my wife’s hometown.
And I got to work with Shona and Brad Tuckman who are real comers in the Indy film business and are wise and talented people who are fun to be with. And Carlo De Rosa is the director has a huge career in front of him. He is a thoughtful and smart guy who understands this kind of material.
Barry Bostwick as Alan in Finding Joy
It also seems that the cast of the film has some great chemistry.
Which has a lot to do with the atmosphere, casting, and the director. The tone of the film was always joyous as the title of the film implies. Everyone was happy to be there. There were no divas or egos. Everybody just loved this little story and it spoke to everyone on a personal level. Its about how we get stuck in life, how we get unstuck, and how you can’t do it by yourself.
Barry loved working with the cast.
You mentioned that Finding Joy is about how we get stuck and how we get unstuck. Have you ever had a time in your career where you were stuck and had to depend on family or friends to help you out?
I feel stuck at the end of every job. I am one of those people that have a spiritual overview of their career. I am also always surprised at my next job. I never really had a period of stuckness other than financially. There have been years where I have worked but not made enough money to sustain the lifestyle I created. Creatively, I have always been the type of person that takes it one step at a time. I never had to take too many steps back. I have never had an additive personality or went to rehab. I have always been pretty steady, with lends it self to television.
You have to be steady to work in television. Seldom do they put up with the “Charlie Sheen” behavior. And then when Charlie comes around, whom I love dearly, they capitalize on his weirdness and give him another show. I am surprised they haven’t given Lindsay Lohan a series yet. She would attract a certain amount of initial interest.