SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Robert Milo Andrus: My name is Robert Andrus. Ever since I can remember, I have been drawn to television and film. I have been in the film industry for over 20 years now and can tell you that I love what I do. I am an actor, acting coach, associate casting director and producer.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Robert Milo Andrus: I did a community play with my family, “Annie Get Your Gun”. The thrill of entrances and exits, all the attention pre- and post- show. It was exciting and engaging and amazing. Once, I heard the applause, I was hooked.
SKSM: How did you become involved in The man who loved flowers Dollar Baby film?
Robert Milo Andrus: I heard about the audition through our acting community and auditioned for the role. I had worked with the producer prior to auditioning, so thought it would be fun.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Robert Milo Andrus: Stephen King is a legend, so that was attractive to me. Also, the title is intriguing. The story, I think the story has a way to connect the audience to the Man and his journey.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Robert Milo Andrus: I auditioned for the role with a monologue that I’ve had (in the back of my mind) for over 20 years. It is one of my first acing monologues. It is a fun one to dust off when given the opportunity.
SKSM: You worked with Taylor Doose on this film, how was that?
Robert Milo Andrus: It was a great experience to work with Taylor Doose. I lovingly refer to him as Doose. He is a great guy and we’ve since worked on several projects. I’ll work with him anytime!
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Robert Milo Andrus: One of the scenes was filmed in and near the parking lot of my first Junior High School. I found that to be disturbing… and nostalgic.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Robert Milo Andrus: I do. I even officiated a wedding that brought several of the cast and crew back together.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Robert Milo Andrus: I have a alien-western project on the horizon and have a comedy-western due out soon. Lots of irons in the fire – so to speak. I am also
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Robert Milo Andrus: Yes! Carrie! The Stand! Misery! The Shining! The Green Mile! Firestarter! Yes!
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Robert Milo Andrus: I’ve grown out my hair 3 times and donated it to charity 2 times.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Robert Milo Andrus: Thank you!
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Robert Milo Andrus: Stay safe and be well!!!