Check out what Christopher Douglas Reed aka ‘Filthy Phil’ had to say in his interview with Media Blvd Magazine. You can read Christopher’s full interview at the source.
Question: What has this role done for your confidence as an actor?
Christopher: Well, a ton, actually. It’s been extremely amazing, and I’ve been very fortunate because this was my first job in television. I had done professional theater before but never anything in front of the camera. And the role started off as just somebody who was around and being introduced to the club and being introduced to the viewers and it’s kind of grown to what we got to see last night. It was its biggest exposure, so it’s been really great. I haven’t had to do anything really incredible or anything extremely challenging until last night. And it’s just been a blast being able to hang around set, being able to learn from the folks like Ron Perlman, Kim Coates and Charlie Hunnam. It’s just been fantastic and my confidence level has risen pretty much with every episode.
Question: In previous interviews, the cast has always touched upon the chemistry between the actors on and off set. Could you elaborate your part or your role as a prospect and if that carries on behind the scenes at all?
Christopher: That’s a great question. Yes. It kind of does. When I first got on set—like, it was my first TV job, so there’s a little bit of apprehension there. And the first thing I filmed was the prospects getting brought into the clubhouse and then into the chapel and receiving their cuts. And that’s just an ominous moment I’d imagine for anybody who’s trying to get patched in. And it definitely helped feed what was going on in terms of my real life, in that I’m a new guy coming in and everybody had been on set for three seasons, so everybody’s already built up certain measure of things. But the guys were so great. Charlie Hunnam, for instance, within a week, gave me a place to stay because I didn’t live LA at the time. And they’ve all been extremely generous, and they’ve all been extremely kind in their support. And it’s true. There’s just a definite camaraderie on that show amongst the boys that makes it unique from what I’ve seen in other jobs I’ve done and on other shows. It really transfers over to the screen. We all care about each other. We all have a blast going to work and I think that shows.