SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Clayton Watson: My name is Clayton Watson and I’m an actor most notably known as The Kid from Matrix 2/3. I write feature screenplays, direct and produce also and hail from the Australian outback on a sheep station (or ranch). Just finished directing my first feature in New york which I also wrote and produced.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Clayton Watson: When I was 12 I did a stage play at school and was hooked.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Willa Dollar Baby film?
Clayton Watson: Christopher contacted me in Australia and my love of Stephen King took over. I flew over and shot the film in two sections.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Clayton Watson: The density of the flawed characters is always a main hook with Steve’s work. The story itself is fabulous.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Clayton Watson: No Christopher offered me the role and I took it.
SKSM: You worked with Christopher Birk on this film, how was that?
Clayton Watson: Awful. Joking. Easy and very fluent.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Clayton Watson: The whole shoot was one big special moment!
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Clayton Watson: The cinematographer Nathaniel Kramer and I became good mates over the shoot. We chat every now and then and hope to work together on another soooon!
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Clayton Watson: Michael Wardeath is due for reléase this year and my screenplays are in circulation.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Clayton Watson: Love him!
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Clayton Watson: I love table tennis.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Clayton Watson: Thanks for reading and hope to see you in another Stephen King film son.