SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Robert L. Edwards: My name is Robert L. Edwards, I am orinally from Emporia, VA. I currently reside in the great Charlotte, NC. I have been living in this area for 8 years. My primary occupation is a collage profesor and Director of Bands in addition to being an actor, I am a Doctoral student pursing a Doctoal degree in Education and Leadership. One of my strongest quilities in music is composition and arranging for bands. I am also an advocate for the performing and visual arts, especially for children and teens. I believe that the performing and visiual arts can help develop soft skills and prepare students for their profession no matter their focus.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Robert L. Edwards: I wanted to become an actor since high school, but it was only a thought in the back of my head until 3 years ago. My insecurities prevented me from pursuing acting earlier in my life. Music has always been my main focus until now.
SKSM: How did you become involved in One for the Road Dollar Baby film?
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Robert L. Edwards: For startes it’s a story by Stephen King, even people that don’t like horror movies love Stephen King, I’m gussing because he writes for different genres. I believe that people are attacted to this story because it takes place in the same Universe as his movie Salem’s Lot. From my understanding the characters and events from One for the Road is connected to Salem’s Lot. I believe that people are intrigued by vampires and for some reason they love to see movies that are base on Vampires, it’s been like this since the first vampier movie “Dracul” back in 1931. Since then people have always been attracted to these types of movies. I could go deeper but my statement would be longer.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Robert L. Edwards: I auditioned for the role of Booth. I was so excited that Viktor decided to cast me for this project. When he told me that I was booked, I was so excited to be apart of a film connected to Stephen King.
SKSM: You worked with Viktor Hernandez on this film, how was that?
Robert L. Edwards: Viktor is a great director, I learned so much from him and his directing leadership. He knows what he want and how to communicate his vision. He is a very humble and profesional guy. Once I found out about his previous works and found out that he is also a great actor I was so excited and he did not disappoint my expecations of him as a director.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Robert L. Edwards: Yep, trying to avoid stepping in dog poop while on set at 1 am in the moring.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Robert L. Edward: I do keep in contact with the other two actors Jacqueline Dorry and Ligia Pressley via social media from time to time. I really enjoyed working with them on this project, they are great actresses.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Robert L. Edwards: I am working on two other film projects at the momento and auditioning others projects. I am also working on a film myself which I hope to start sometime by the end of this year in addition to a pilot for a reality show with an up and coming actress Maritalyn Frazier. My goal at this point is to conitue my acting classes, build my acting brand as well as my acting resume, and learn more about this industry.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Robert L. Edwards: I’m a fan, LORD YES! I have been a fan since I was a kid. I use to read Stephen King’s books and watched all his movies when I was younger. I’ve been a fan since I first saw the move Pet Sematary back in 1989. Stephen King can do no wrong in my eyes. I hope that I will be able to meet and work with him one day.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Robert L. Edwards: I believe my decisión to pursue acting over music at this point in my life surpised a lot of family and friend. I believe that people would be more surprised that acting is a stress reliever it helps me to escape my life and live the life of someone else.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Robert L. Edwards: Please support this Project by watching and sharing once it has been released. I believe that the cast, myself, Carmen the writer, and Viktor’s interptation of this story will not disappoint you.
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Robert L. Edwards: I am so grateful that Viktor gave me the opportunity to be apart of his project and that I wish him and the other cast and crew member all the best in their future pursuits. I would like to also thank you for offering me this interview opportunity.