Thomas Sadoski: 'Bello' Magazine Feature June 2013
Here’s what the 36-year-old actor had to share:
On acting in play This Is Our Youth: It was sort of the best circumstances I could’ve walked into. I walked into this play with this brilliant playwright, amazing director. Mark [Ruffalo] is a once in a generation kind of actor. I have such a high opinion of him as an artist, as a person too. He was so generous to me, and so kind to me. I was a kid, and he really took me under his wing. He spent the time, and he didn’t really have to.”
On Los Angeles: It can be a really long, really hard place. But I think it has a way of really catering to and exploiting the weaker parts of being the kid, being young in this industry. All the glitz and glamour, the parties, and the premieres. When you’re young. It so pervasive out here. It can really seem like it’s important. It can really take on this weight. This imagined weight in your head. This weight of importance that, frankly, it just doesn’t have. It’s like a ghost, it’s unsubstantial. It can’t be there to pick you up when you fall down.”
On his transition from theater to screen in The Newsroom: “Aaron [Sorkin] writes so theatrically. He’s a playwright at his core. I think that he writes these hourlong plays. You know, theater is so much more immediate. You’re doing the whole story eight times a week, rather than picking little moments here or there, or just one scene or one angle at a time. The danger, I think, with film is that you can become really, really obsessed with making each little moment count for something. I believe one of the best things of having a background in theater, or the training, is you learn to sort of work the story as a whole. And there’s more freedom in that that you can explore.”
FYI: Thomas is wearing a Levi’s jacket and jeans within the feature.
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