Prepare… for the most dangerous route a person can take in acting…. EXTREME ACTING! Tony Babcock stars as himself in this upcoming series. Every actor has different methods for getting into character, myself included for those who know me well. But Babcock goes to new levels of getting into characters he acts and these methods are showcased in the upcoming tv show, Extreme Actor. I interviewed Babcock recently, asking him a couple questions. Let’s take a look into what goes into this new upcoming series that searches inside of an actor’s unique methods. It’s not weird.
HNMAG: Where did the amazing concept idea come from?
Tony Babcock: The original concept was born out of the fact that I have always been a little ‘method’ when it comes to my acting process. The original question was, how extreme could I be in order to embody a role and what would that entail? When I first pitched the idea to Bell, they were totally on board and from there it was months of fleshing things out.
Tony Babcock: I loved my crew! This show was really a labour of love and every single crew member was so pumped to be working on such an important piece. We were always moving to different locations and meeting so many different people along the way so the crew had to be extreme malleable – and they were.
Tony Babcock: The amount of preparation to make a documentary series is enormous! When you watch a doc of someone moving around from location to location, you assume its quite simple but the reality is that each location needs to be cleared, insured and each guest needs to sign waivers etc. We’re talking months of preparation for a single six episode season, but it was well worth it!