English interview of Danny Arroyo : « Burt Reynolds was the nicest, most giving actor I had worked with »19 06 2012
1) How was it to work with Burt Reynolds ?
Danny Arroyo : Burt Reynolds was the nicest, most giving actor I had worked with. He was friendly, and full of great stories. The many days I worked on the set just flew by because of all the fun we had.
He was very dedicated about the project, and helped all the actors to bring forth their best possible performances. There was no pressure, lots of trust, and lots of nurturing on his part. He knew many little « tricks of the trade » to help bring out better performances. A true professional.
3) Can you tell us what kind of actor is Burt Reynolds ?
He knew his lines backwards and forwards. Every acting take was purposely done a little different, so the editor would have many acting scenes to choose from.
4) Do you learn something from him on the set ?
He taught about how he focuses before he begins his scene. Doing this would bring about a realism that all acting needs. He also taught me how to appear as if I had truly died. A trick taught to him many years ago, when he was a newer actor, by the legendary James Stewart. That was thrilling to think such an iconic actor passed something from Burt to me.
5) What kind of guy is Burt Reynolds on and off set ?
He is a very giving person. He gladly allowed me to take pictures with him, which are now on my website. He very willingly gave his autograph to anyone who asked. After the shoot, Burt gave me a very nice gift. An beautiful engraved leather script holder. It had my first name, and « From Burt » on it in shiny gold lettering. It was a thoughtful present and only continued to tell the story of how nice a person he is.
6) You seam to be in good shape, which sports do you practice ?
I jog and do weight training a few times a week. I’m not a boxer, but I do boxing training a couple times a week aswell.
7) What are your projects now ?
I just finished working on a film called « Richard III ». It is a remake of William Shakespeare’s Richard III based in modern days Beverly Hills 2006. In it I play Lord Grey, the son of Queen Elizabeth, played by Maria Conchita Alonso. David Carridine also stars in it. I currently have a national Heineken commercial running about superheroes where I play a superhero. My next project is a lead in a horror film called « Detention ».
8) What are your favorite actors ?
I have a few favorites that I respect and admire their talents. James Dean, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Johnny Depp.
9) What type of character do you want to play ?
I am open to do many roles as long as I like the characters and the story.
10) Can I wish you something for 2006 ?
A simple wish of continued success, happiness, and longevity in my career. Thanks.