Kyle Allen is Perhaps the Most Flexible Actor in Hollywood

 

Outfit by Ben Sherman, shoes by Nike

 

DA MAN: Has your experience in either field helped—or otherwise influenced—your acting?
Kyle Allen: Abso-freaking-lutely. When you are vividly aware of your own physicality, it becomes simple and instinctive to adapt anyone else’s physicality, which is incredibly useful in building a character.

DA MAN: You might get this question a lot, but what would you say to playing a dancer or gymnast in a film?
Kyle Allen: I think that is the best idea anyone has ever had ever in the history of people having ideas. I’m excited already. [Chuckles]

DA MAN: Do you think that having a background in another field, art form or sport can be a decisive advantage for an actor?
Kyle Allen: Hell-flipping-yes it does! Whatever art form you are involved in can be deepened by your understanding of how artists in other mediums work: What inspires them, how they approach their creative processes what tools they use. I wish I could do all of it. That’s not even mentioning what you gain from physical sports and art forms.

 

Outfit by 3.1 Phillip Lim, shoes by Nike

 

DA MAN: What would be your number-one tip for people looking to get into the acting world?
Kyle Allen: There is no “number-one tip.” All tips were completely made up by people who are no different than you. And all people claiming to have a number-one tip are cuttlefish.

DA MAN: On the flip side, what would you say is the number-one thing to avoid for would-be actors?
Kyle Allen: Avoid cuttlefish.

 

“I don’t think anything in life moves forward without opposition. Entertainment is no different”

 

DA MAN: This might sound clichéd, but what’s your favorite quote, movie line or saying that perfectly captures your journey so far?
Kyle Allen: Just keep swimming; Hakuna matata; let’s get down to business, to defeat the Huns; manners maketh man; wrong lever, Kronk; my name is Indigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!

 

Outfit by Tommy Hilfiger

 

Photography Mitchell Nguyen McCormack
Styling Lauren LaRocca
Grooming Sienree at Celestine Agency using Oribe haircare and Make skincare

 

This interview first appears on DA MAN February/March 2017. Click here to get a copy.

 

See also the photo shoot outtakes below:

 


 

 

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