155: What it’s Like to Be An Actor in a TV Drama w/ Scott Lowell, Actor [Main T4C episode]
Scott Lowell is an actor who has plied his trade both onstage and onscreen. After graduating from Connecticut College in 1987 with a BA in Theater, Scott moved to Chicago to begin his career onstage in various productions. Despite being a self-proclaimed ‘theater snob’, Scott’s acting chops eventually led him..
“If you have a family environment on these sets, especially shows that are running multiple years, it’s just a lot easier to get the work done and to get the best out of people that they feel welcomed. If they feel like they’re participants in the process, rather than just kind of peons, then you feel supported and safe because you are in a very vulnerable place, whatever you’re doing.”
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“Just stay with it, if it’s truly what you believe you’re here to do. And if you can see yourself doing anything else, then go do it.”
Lowell once almost lost a job acting in a commercial because of his beard tone. The director wanted him, but something so small almost lost him the whole gig. “The only power you have is to go in and do the best job you can. And you have to walk away from it. You can’t let it linger.”
Comedy, Plays, Acting