Interview With Braxton Herda! (@OfficialBraxtonHerda)
Photo Credit: Deidhra Fahey Photography
1. How did you get started in the entertainment industry?
My brother Brody and myself have always had visions of being WWE Tag Team Champions, so my parents enrolled us in acting classes to help us build our characters and put us in sports to keep up with the physical part of WWE. I met my amazing agent Robin Nassif (Media Artists Group) at a Performance Night that our acting school at the time. Gary Spatz’s The Playground put on. Robin started pitching and I have been blessed to book some great roles.
2. Who or what are your inspirations?
Robin Williams definitely, Robin. Chris Farley, Richard Pryor and Jonathan Winters are some of my top inspirations.
3. What was the audition process like for “Long Shot”?
We sent in a self tape then about a week later found out that I booked the Young Flarsky role. It happen really quickly. Like you booked this role you need to be in Canada in less than a week to film
4. What was your reaction when you found out you booked the part?
I was excited, I am a Seth Rogen fan so I was excited to work on a project of his.Who wouldn’t want to work with Seth Rogen ?
5. What was a typical day like on-set?
It was a quick shoot. I was there for 2 days, the first day I just hung out on set watching Seth film some scenes, the second day, I filmed my scenes with Aviva Mongillo and James Hicks. Seth was there for most of the takes. The entire production was amazing to work with. Jonathan Levine is such a fun Director. I hope that I get the opportunity to work on another project of theirs.
6. What was something that occurred on-set that surprised you?
It was my 13th birthday on my day of filming. They made it the best day ever. Cake and my dad and I got to go to a Jay Z concert with some of the production. I don’t think I will ever be able to top that birthday. I am in love with acting and comedy. I want to do this forever, performing is a way for me to relax.
7. What can fans expect to see from you in the film?
They can see a bigger version of myself. Like literally bigger, all I ate was chili cheese fries so I was pretty chubby, but seriously they can expect to see me portray a young kinda nerdy version of self Fred Flarsky that is crushing big time on his babysitter. You will need to watch it to see just how awkward it gets.
8. Are you working on any other projects you’d like to share?
I am working on writing stand-up routines,finding a way to entertain myself.
9. Do you have any fun summer plans?
That’s my moms department. I know I have ComicCon that I am looking forward to. I am sure my mom will pack our calendar.
10. What are your social media handles?
@officialbraxtonherda on instagram
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