SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Adam Drescher: I’ve been acting since I was 15 yrs old. Started here in Atlanta, Ga and moved to L.A. when I was 23, working there for 19 yrs and then ending up back in Atlanta 8 yrs ago. Just in time for the big arrival of the entertainment industry here. In addition to working as an actor myself, I also coach and tape other actors for their auditions. I also have a leather business on the side just to make sure I keep busy.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Adam Drescher: I had dreamed of becoming an actor from the time I was 6 yrs old. My family had moved from New York to Atlanta and I found great comfort in TV and movies and wanted to be part of that world.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Survivor type Dollar Baby film?
Adam Drescher: I had actually quit the business back in 2003 and ended up back in Atlanta in 2011. A friend I have known all my life was in casting and convinced me to audition for this cool part in a Stephen King short film. It was my first audition in 8 yrs.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Adam Drescher: I think it’s a pretty original premise, but it’s the twist in the ending that always catches people by surprise and who doesn’t love being surprised?
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Adam Drescher: It was an audition like any other.
SKSM: You worked with Chris Ethridge on this film, how was that?
Adam Drescher: As the quote goes, it was “the beginning of a beautiful friendship”. Chris’s knowlege and enthusiasm of his subject matter, along with a great sense of humor, make him not only a great director, but also fun to be around. Plus, he reminds me of TV talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Adam Drescher: After my audition I stopped in the restroom and I could hear Chris and his assistant talking to the casting person about how much they liked my audition. I came out into the hall and he offered me the role right there! A definite first for me. Wish they could all be like that.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Adam Drescher: From the cast, I see Lawrence Sykmon every now and then, as he sometimes uses my audition taping service, but I have stayed in touch with several of the crew including Chris, Jason, Toniet, Jeremy, and Bryan. I’ve celebrated birthdays with them, had many social occasions, and have worked on several other projects together with everyone.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Adam Drescher: I’m actually in the midst of a great run. I can currently be seen in theaters in the movies “Den of Thieves” with Gerard Butler, “Forever My Girl”, and “The Leisure Seeker” with Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. I’ve also appeared in several TV shows and will be seen later in the year in “The Front Runner” with Hugh Jackman.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Adam Drescher: Of course! In my younger days, “The Stand” and “The Dark Tower” made big impressions on me. And as a movie buff, I love “The Shining”, “Christine”, “Silver Bullet”, and “Carrie”.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Adam Drescher: I lived in Thailand for 7 yrs just before landing the role in “Survivor Type” and sending our hero there to his doom.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Adam Drescher: I would love to say thank you to everyone for their support of this project and I really hope you got as much enjoyment out of watching it as I had making it.
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Adam Drescher: Keep an eye out for future films from Chris Etheridge and Company!