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Spotlight on Award-Winning Actor Kevin Interdonato

Acting

Ben Russell

Ben Russell

·5 min read

Award-Winning Actor Kevin Interdonato has successfully navigated the industry as a working actor in a career of Independent Film and Television. You can see him on the Showtime series ‘City on a Hill’, Season 2, premiering March 28th. He sat down with us to discuss his career:

Tell us about your credits. What have you worked on?
It feels like I have worked on every budget Indie film you can think of under the sun, around the country and overseas. I’ve worked on films that have reinvigorated my love for acting, and others that broke my heart. I’ve gotten paid well, and I’ve gotten paid in pizza. I’ve had a good amount of festival pieces throughout my career so far, a ton of TV shows, and some commercials.

What are you working on right now? Anything cool?
Yeah, we wrapped up City On a Hill, and I’ve been writing and preparing films of my own for production. I only write films I know I can execute, rather than spending time on writing just for the sake of it. For me, that’s not being productive with an end game, it’s just satisfying an immediate urge. It took me a while to learn the difference. If I’m going to put energy into any film I’d like to make, it will be executed. Right now, I have three films I’ve been cast in (one in Germany), and two of my own, in 2021.

What’s your favorite TV show of 2021?
The Queen's Gambit on Netflix had me completely sucked in from the very first moment - to the last. Brilliant.

If you could work/be on any show, what show would that be?
Well, I think I’d choose something that was a happy medium between longevity and creative fulfillment. Doing film for so many years, the steady pay interests me more now than before. I love being on City On A Hill. Being a regular on Blue Bloods or Law and Order: Organized Crime would definitely be something I’d jump over in a second.

What advice do you have for others looking to break into the industry?
When you stop believing in yourself, you lose. Be a seeker of knowledge in this industry, and of yourself, to improve your craft and opportunities. Do something on a consistent basis to be better than you were the day before. And find a mentor, someone that’s been where you want to be, ask questions and learn!

What’s one insider tip to success you’d give for others in 2021?
Make efforts on behalf of yourself and your career, small weekly efforts, to accomplish. Give yourself small victories. The rejection you expose yourself to as an actor, can be crushing to anyone. Don’t fall victim. Stay the course, strive forward, and reward your small accomplishments on your journey. Because if you expect positive encouragement or a pat on the back from someone else in the industry, or booking a job as validation, you’ll be setting yourself up for disappointment. Give it to yourself. Fight to stay positive in the face of adversity.

How can we find you online?
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