Learn About The Idea Of Rejection with Tony D Head
I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview Tony D Head to learn five random facts about himself and what projects he has in store for 2022. Check out my interview with Tony below:
Loryn: What inspired you to be a part of Edgewood & an Untitled Sequel Film?
Tony: The UNTITLED Sequel is actually part two of the Lionsgate Film ROOM 9 directed by Thomas Walton. The cast includes such Horror film icons as Michael Berryman(The Hills have Eyes) and Scout Taylor Compton(Halloween). It's an interesting story, unfortunately, I can't say a lot about it at this time but I can say don't miss it! It will have a lot of surprises. I was attached to Edgewood last year, it's written by the very talented Jennifer Houlton. It's a very thoughtful, disturbing story chronicling the true story of how the military experimented on American soldiers in the 50s/60s.
Loryn: How did you discover your love for acting?
Tony: My love for performing started at a young age but I got started professionally in the DC area some time ago doing theatre.
Loryn: You have already been able to work with some impressive names so far in your career. Is there anyone you would love to work with someday?
Tony: It would be a dream to work with Robert Deniro, Al Pacino, Tom Hardy, Samuel L. Jackson, or Gary Oldman.
Loryn: What lesson has the entertainment industry taught you?
Tony: Best lesson is the idea of rejection. The business doesn't reject you. Directors, casting, and producers make decisions based on how you fit in the story. They can love you but you might not be right for that particular role. Recently I read for FBI's Most Wanted. The casting team wrote to my agent to say they loved my audition but instead considered me for another role they thought I was "right" for. I ended up getting that role and it airs in a couple of weeks. The other lesson is to forget about the audition once you do it. Let it be a surprise to you if you book it. Also forget about "Being pinned", "on hold", "avails". Until you get an offer letter with your name on it, nothing means anything. In the beginning when your consistently in the top 2 or 3 you'll feel good about it, but after a while being in the top three doesn't pay the bills. It's all about booking.
Loryn: What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Tony: I've lived all over the world. Went to high school in France and Germany. Lived in Japan and Okinawa. Avid golfer loves life, hates injustice.
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