SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Cullen Douglas: Cullen Douglas actor/writer… with these looks, I’ve been a 40 year old character actor since I was 20. Current Projects – HBO’s Deadwood – actor. Stone Soup – an hour long television drama creator/writer (in development)
SKSM: How did you become involved in Gotham Cafe?
Cullen Douglas: My manager at the time urged me to read the script.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Cullen Douglas: I read for the role. Before I went in for the audition I listened to Stephen King’s audio book Lunch at the Gotham Cafe, to get a true sense of the tone and “the voice.”
SKSM: You worked with Jack Sawyers on this film, how was that?
Cullen Douglas: Jack was wonderful – very encouraging, very open to ideas – yet he knew what he wanted and how to get it done in the short time we had to shoot.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Cullen Douglas: Julie Sands – the films producer and lead also served as the casting director. Yet she did it in disguise as to not intimidate the actors who would be reading opposite her. She kept up the charade until after I was cast and revealed to me, over the phone that she and the casting director were one in the same! Only in Hollywood.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Cullen Douglas: I do occasionally bump into Chaney – we both have appeared on FX’s The Sheild.
SKSM: What did you do after Gotham Cafe?
Cullen Douglas: I’ve been very busy as of late. Gotham Cafe was some wonderful exposure in a role that only Stephen King could dream up.
SKSM: Are you (or were you) a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Cullen Douglas: Yes… and still am, even after being the “guy” everyone loves to hate.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Cullen Douglas: Thanks for reading my ramblings.