This is an interview that I originally undertook for Skelat.com with the gorgeous Chad Lindberg
Chad Lindberg was born in Mount Vernon, WA on November 1st 1976 and lives in Los Angeles. He is an actor, producer and is extremely popular with his fans. He has been in the films The Fast & The Furious, I Spit on Your Grave, various TV shows, movies and played Ash in Supernatural. His character Ash was SO popular he returned to the show after lobbying by his fans on Twitter.
In any of the films you have appeared in, was there ever a part you particularly coveted? One that really made you think "I could have really got my teeth into this part!" Or if not is there any character in other films you would have loved to play?
One of the Films I'm most proud of is "I Spit on Your Grave." It gave me a chance to do a Character I've never done before and also be apart of such a controversial Film. I rode a fine line playing someone with a Mental Handicap. I wanted to portray him honestly and respectably. It was one of those Acting experiences I will never forget. The hairs on the back of my neck would stand up on end during filming certain scenes. My fellow Cast mates and I would just look at each other in disbelief.
Talking about "MY Big Break" you stressed that making a documentary like this had had such a big impact on your life! Are you still in close contact with the other *stars* of this documentary? Can you tell us a little about the impact it made?
Yes that Movie is a huge part of my Life. I feel very thankful that Tony, the Director, was able to have the perseverance and the passion to see it to it's end. Over ten years in the making. I think it needs to be required viewing for anyone who's looking to get into Acting or the Film Business. Watch this Movie and then ask yourself if you really want to pursue it. It's a very raw and honest look into Hollywood. Yeah I keep in touch with most of my former Roommates from time to time. Every person in that house was very impactful on making me who I am today. Here's the Movie's Website. www.mybigbreakmovie.com
I noticed you talk about your family quite a lot on Twitter. Do you think they ground you? You seem so *normal* if you don't mind me saying that?
Haha!! I appreciate that. I don't feel normal most of the time but I know what you mean. Yeah my family is the most important thing to me. They keep me grounded and have been extremely supportive over the years. I go back to WA to visit and ground myself as much as I can.
I see that you have worked on a huge amount of my favourite programmes and genres from supernatural to fantasy. Have you a particular favourite genre amongst these?
I don't have any particular genre that I aim for as an Actor or that I tend to favor. It seems that my Career has pulled me into the "Supernatural" Genre which I'm really thankful for. I'm a huge fan of the Paranormal in my own life so it makes sense. Also I think the "Supernatural" genre has the BEST Fanbase.
You say you would like to play an alien such as Starman or KPax. Have you looked at any scripts or books with a view to finding your ideal role?
I haven't seen or read anything that suits that particular role yet. The role of an Alien coming to this World and adjusting to human Life has always fascinated me. Cried like a little baby when I was younger and saw E.T. It really had an impact on me. I'm remember my parents having to take me out of the back of the Theater because I was crying so hard. Haha!! The Movie "Starman" with Jeff Bridges is one of my all time favorite Movies of all time. That's something I want to do. A movie like that. I'm pretty weird so I think playing an Alien has got to be in the cards for me at some point. Or it's quite possible that I'll be an evil Alien with tons of make up and spend 6 hours in a make-up chair. Either way...it'll happen.
Have you earmarked any future films or programmes you would like to produce?
Yeah I have a few ideas now that I'm producing with friends. ;) I definitely have ideas rolling around my head that I'd like to see happen.
Have you a particular favourite television programme that you follow? One that you record and watch at leisure?
I'm a huge fan of "Ghost Adventures". I never miss an episode and my DVR is full of them. I'm also a huge fan of "Sons of Anarchy". That show is truly Badass. I also love "Trailer Park Boys". Hands down one of the funniest TV Shows of all time in my opinion.
Your latest film is Becker Farm that is due for release in 2014. Can you let us know anything about your part in this production?
I play "Adam Becker" who is a recluse Farmer during "World War 2" set in Nebraska. It's an adaption from a Book by William Timmons and we start production very soon.
I see that you are coming to London for Asylum 11 between 1st - 3rd November 2013 The Renaissance Hotel Heathrow. Are you looking forward to the visit and will you be doing anything like sight seeing whilst you are here in the UK?
It sounds like a fantastic event. Yes I'm very excited to come to London to hang out with my fans. It's always an absolute blast when traveling over Seas. It's extra special because it will be on my Birthday Nov. 1!! I'm hoping to spend an extra few days in London so I can see some of the Sites and not have to travel back home so fast. I try to make it where I don't have such a quick turn around.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Just enjoying Life with family and friends. Continuing to work and grow in this crazy place called "Hollywood."