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.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.