“Nothing New Ever Gets Discovered From Being Safe:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Charles Rahi Chun

Charles Rahi Chun

Charles Rahi Chun with James Franco and Seth Rogan promoting The Interview.

This week’s TDQ Q&A is with actor Charles Rahi Chun. Charles spoke with us about his role in and his thoughts on the controversy surrounding the movie “The Interview,” the differences in working on TV shows and movies and where he sees his career heading. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with actor Charles Rahi Chun: 

The Daily Quarterly: Who was your favorite actor growing up?

Charles Rahi Chun: John Travolta had a monopoly of cool TV and film roles when I was coming of age. “Saturday Night Fever” was one of the first films I saw in the theaters and he followed that up as Danny Zucko in “Grease,” who was the epitome of cool to a kid. All this after being “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble” and Vinnie Barbarino on TV. I also really dug Bill Bixby as “The Incredible Hulk” – the man had a deep well of emotion and a beautiful heart.

TDQ: What was your favorite movie growing up?

CRC: “Saturday Night Fever” was pretty cool, but my very first movie experience was “Bugsy Malone,” which was amazing to watch as a kid because the entire cast was children dressed up as adults. Later, as a teen-ager, I was really struck by the movie “Fame,” which also happened to be directed by Alan Parker.

TDQ: What made you want to be in show business?

CRC: I grew up watching a lot of television, so my heroes were TV characters. “The Six Million Dollar Man,” Starsky, Hutch, and Pa Ingalls from “Little House on the Prairie.” As I got older, I was fascinated with psychology and what drives us to do what we do as human beings, and the more I learned about acting, the more enthralled I became with the craft. When I got to Connecticut College and explored performing and choreography and using my body as a vessel for collaborative story-telling, all of these influences merged leading me to pursue acting professionally.

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

CRC: It wasn’t really advice that anyone gave me, but I’m told that athletes never think about winning or losing while in a game. They only focus on the next shot or hit, staying very present in the moment, and I like to live my life that way. Because ultimately, that’s all there is.

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

CRC: “Be safe.” Nothing new ever gets discovered from being safe. Continue reading

Source: Suzanne Somers “This Close” To Finally Letting Joyce DeWitt Back Into Show Business

Joyce DeWitt

Suzanne Somers has decided to lift the non-acting decree she placed on DeWitt decades ago. Some are calling Somers’ offer for a role in a rumored Thighmaster commercial an olive branch. Others say Somers is just rubbing salt in the wound.

Los Angeles—A source close to “She’s the Sheriff” actress and fitness queen Suzanne Somers has quietly confirmed exclusively to The Daily Quarterly that Somers is close to reversing her Hollywood edict that Joyce DeWitt, Somers’ former “Three’s Company” co-star, not be allowed any acting jobs under any circumstances.

“Joyce has literally been waiting for this for decades,” the source said under the condition of anonymity. “She’s busy now trying to land herself a new agent, and has been trying to line up auditions, something she hasn’t been able to do since the mid ‘80s.”

Somers first issued the non-acting decree for DeWitt shortly after she was written out of “Three’s Company,” feeling that DeWitt didn’t sufficiently support Somers’ extravagant, outrageous salary and working conditions demands. Once she was off the show, Somers went to work exacting revenge on people on the crew and the producers, but eventually lifted all the decrees, except on DeWitt. Continue reading