I was working on a response for an upcoming blog feature, and I thought it would be fun to share here as well – especially since you can Read Take Two for FREE starting next week! Get a glimpse into who actor Zac Davies and director Gina Devereaux really are!
Tell us about the first time you saw each other.
Zac: For me, it was just another audition. The film was expected to be a hit because of the big-name backing, so it was a little more nerve-wracking than some. Getting the callback was awesome. Gina took the time to actually interview me, and she asked questions I wasn’t really expecting.
Gina: When you audition almost 100 people, you don’t spend a lot of time with each one. So it was only when we asked Zac for a call-back that I really got a feel for him. I sensed that familiar hunger that so many actors have. Heck, I wanted my actors to have that hunger. I had no idea at the time that it was something much deeper…
What drew you to him/her?
Zac: Gina is very different on set than she is off. Getting to know her at her own home, with her family, she let her guard down. I fell for her then, although I was still too lost in myself to realize it.
Gina: Working in Hollywood, there’s a lot of fake personas that I don’t have much interest in getting close to. But there was something about Zac that was genuine…at a professional level, I recognized it right away; it’s why I argued with the producer over who to cast in the lead part. I just didn’t know what it would come to mean on a personal level…
Bonus Read (this does not appear in the book!): Click here to read The Audition/Interview That Started it All