Interview With Paulo Costanzo, star of Everything's Gone Green
Paulo Costanzo, the star of Everything's Gone Green, took the time to answer a few questions for us about himself and the making of the film.
What got you into acting?
I was always shy as a kid and hated it. When I was fourteen my mom forced me to watch this old movie that I thought looked lame called The Graduate. It just... it lit some sort of fire in me. I mean.. I don't believe in fate completely, but it felt like that. It felt fateful. It just was never a question for me after that. It was what I wanted to do. Make movies. Act.
Ever had any jobs where you've had that "dead end" feeling your character Ryan experiences in the movie?
I worked at Red Lobster for about three weeks when I was a teenager. I hated it so much that I finally just started missing shifts until finally the manager took me aside to have a "talk". He tried to pep me back up for the job but I just quit.
What did you like about shooting in Vancouver?
Everything. I fell in love with it.
What are your upcoming projects, and who would you like to work with in the future (actor, director)?
It's looking like my next project is a horror movie. It's a cool script. Scary. Classic. P.t. Anderson is cool. Tarantino. Rodriguez. I made guerilla movies with my buddies when I was younger, so I gravitate towards the hardcore, self-styled guys like that. The filmmakers who grew up in the trenches and still have those rough edges. .
Do you have any books, music or DVDs that you recommend for people to check out?
Right now I'm listening to Amy Winehouse and The White Stripes. No books to recommend. Except The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. It's not new, but it's my favourite. Everyone should read that book.