SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Chris Abel: I served 30 years in the US Army and 12 more as a DOD civilian. I’m fully retied now and do acting whenever I get a chance.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Chris Abel: I kind of just fell into it. I was giving a motivational speech and one of the attendees sent my wife and I a gift certificate to eat at a restaurant. We went to their website to look at their menu and saw a link to their Murder Mystery show and how to apply for acting parts. The rest is history.
SKSM: How did you become involved in The man who loved flowers Dollar Baby film?
Chris Abel: I saw the Casting Call on Facebook and went for an audition and got the part.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Chris Abel: The script. Stephen King is a true artist in his story writing.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Chris Abel: Yes, I had to audition.
SKSM: You worked with Cameron Grimm on this film, how was that?
Chris Abel: Cameron is a great Director with a vision on how to bring a script to life on camera.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Chris Abel: We were filming my scene on a public street and people driving by would toot their horn or yell hello. Did several takes because of that but we would laugh and got it done. It was a fun day on set.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Chris Abel: Yes, Cameron and I are friends now and have worked on other projects.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Chris Abel: I just finished filming a short film in Florida and Booked for another film as well.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Chris Abel: For sure!
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Chris Abel: I have been blessed to have been in 11 films with my granddaughter.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Chris Abel: Stephen King rocks!
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Chris Abel: If you have a dream make it a reality!