“There Is Such A Thrill In Hearing The Applause From The Audience:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Evan Brinkman

Evan Brinkman

Evan Brinkman is a man of many talents including tying neckwear. He pre-tied all of the The Daily Quarterly editor’s neck ties so now we just have to carefully slip them on and off. No more clip-ons!

This week’s TDQ Q&A is with young up and coming actor Evan Brinkman. This talented junior high school student spoke with us about his love of acting, his support system and his time working with Judd Apatow on his upcoming film “Trainwreck.” Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with actor Evan Brinkman:

The Daily Quarterly: What made you want to be in show business?

Evan Brinkman: Since the age of 6 years old I have participated in live theater, dance recitals and movies. I really have fun learning new character roles and interacting with other actors and there is such a thrill in hearing the applause from the audience. I enjoy the sense of accomplishment after a performance either on a live theater stage or in front of a movie camera.

TDQ: You’re from Orange Park, Florida. How long until you convince your parents to leave Florida for Hollywood?

EB: If the opportunity were to present itself that I needed to move to Hollywood for my acting career, then my family would be supportive. However, so many television shows and movies are filmed outside of Hollywood.

TDQ: What’s the best advice you’ve gotten?

EB: To stay the same kid that I am and to not get a big head.

TDQ: What’s the worst advice you’ve gotten?

EB: I don’t think I’ve had any yet.

TDQ: Who are your influences?

EB: My parents, who have been supportive and encouraged me to pursue my dreams. Also my acting coach, Cindy Hogan, who is my mentor.

Evan Brinkman

If we have our notes correct this is an old picture of Evan Brinkman, right, and Judd Apatow, left, both apparent sufferers of Benjamin Button disease. Wait, I am being told this is a recent picture of Evan Brinkman, left, and Judd Apatow, right. Neither have Benjamin Button disease.

TDQ: You are featured in Judd Apatow’s upcoming film, “Trainwreck.” How many of his other movies have your parents allowed you to watch?

EB: I have only watched the food poisoning scene from “Bridesmaids” and the chest waxing scene from “40 Year-Old Virgin.”

TDQ: What can you tell us about your character in “Trainwreck?”

EB: My character’s name is Allister who is the nephew of Amy Schumer. Mike Birbiglia is my father and Brie Larson is my stepmom.

TDQ: What was your experience like working with Amy Schumer and Bill Hader and with Judd Apatow?

EB: I felt privileged to work along side them. Amy and Bill were hysterical and joked on and off camera. Judd also is very funny with a great sense of humor.

TDQ: What project are you working on right now?

EB: Finishing 7th grade at my public Jr. High School. Then this summer I have a lead role in an independent movie called “Castle in the Woods.” It films in Georgia during July.

TDQ: Where do you see yourself in five years?

EB: Hopefully with a lead role in a television series and many more acting credits to my name.

Check out more about Evan at his Facebook page.

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