SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Mike T. Tremblay: My name is Mike Tremblay. I was born in Providence, RI, and now reside in the suberbs of Detroit, MI. I am in my mid fifties and I am an actor, writer, producer, and taking on my first directing role soon. I also am a Healthcare Facilities Manager and work in outpatient surgery.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Mike T. Tremblay: I wanted to be an actor at a young age and found it later in life after my career in the U. S. Coast Guard. I auditioned for a day player role and was cast in my first movie entitled “Impact.” From there, I caught the acting bug.
SKSM: How did you become involved in The woman in the room Dollar Baby film?
Mike T. Tremblay: Tyger messaged me about the doctor role and asked if I’d be interested in playing the part for her. I read the script and loved it.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Mike T. Tremblay: This is a story that most people could relate to that have ever known anyone in their family or outside that was sick with a terminal illness. He asked the question, what would you do? I think that is what mostly attracts us in the human condition to the story.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Mike T. Tremblay: As I stated, Tyger asked me to do the role.
SKSM: You worked with Tyger Sharee on this film, how was that?
Mike T. Tremblay: Tyger was awesome to work with. I enjoyed her direction and collaboration on the part. She was very patient and professional the entire time. I would work with her again tomorrow.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Mike T. Tremblay: Outside of the fact that I really enjoyed working with each and everyone on the cast and crew not in particular. I knew just about everyone so it was really a reunion of professionals getting together to make a great short film.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Mike T. Tremblay: Tyger, Corey James Taylor, John Benjamin, and the list goes on. I also did another film with Terry Partika entitled, “Dilly Loves Kitty.” I played her older brother and her caretaker in that film as she suffers from alzeihmers disease.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Mike T. Tremblay: I am currently in pre-production on a film I wrote and will be directing entitled “Without a Doubt.” It is a Christian film about a young mother and wife who is diagnosed with stage 4 Inflammatory Breast Cancer 2 months into her second pregnancy and must decide between full on chemo and radiation treatment or the life of her child. What would you do?
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Mike T. Tremblay: Absolutely. I was grateful for this role because I had the chance to climb inside just on of the many wonderful characters Stephen has created and go along for the ride. I was given the opportunity to make those character choices that don’t come along everyday and hopefully delivered for the audience.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Mike T. Tremblay: I am fluent in Italian and lived in Sicily, Italy for a year while in the U.S. Coast Guard.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Mike T. Tremblay: Please stay tuned for more from Tyger as she is a very talented individual with a resilience to succeed.
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Mike T. Tremblay: Thank you for the opportunity to answer these questions that I am very humbeled to be asked. Have a great day!