DA MAN: By the way, what was it that first drew you to acting? Was it something that you’d always looked into, or was it more of a timely twist of fate that brought you into showbiz?
Charlie Weber: I always loved to perform in one way or another. When I was 19, I just felt life calling me so I moved to New York and started studying at Stella Adler [Studio of Acting] and fell in love with acting very quickly.
DA MAN: After your acting debut (in “The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy” if we’re not mistaken) did you immediately feel that this was your calling or did it take a while for you to get used to the idea?
Charlie Weber: You are correct, that was my first paying job as an actor and I absolutely loved it. I never looked back from there.
DA MAN: As your acting career started in earnest, were there any other actors you looked up to?
Charlie Weber: That’s an endless list but in the beginning I loved watching actors like River Phoenix, Jonny Depp, and Brad Pitt. They were young guys doing really honest work, and I totally respected that.
DA MAN: If a young actor today walks up to you and tells you that you are somebody he or she looks up to, what will your reaction be?
Charlie Weber: I am always completely flattered when someone tells me that they appreciate my work. I just say “thank you,” because I never really know what else to say.
DA MAN: With more than a decade of acting under your belt, how do you imagine your career will develop from now on?
Charlie Weber: All I want for my career is to keep evolving as an actor and to always keep it about the work.
DA MAN: What would you say is the most important thing you’ve discovered about being an actor?
Charlie Weber: It’s important for me to live an open life and let things affect me in an honest way and then bring those lessons to my work. That’s big for me.
DA MAN: Do you have any big plans for the future? More movies instead of TV, perhaps? Or maybe expand into producing or directing?
Charlie Weber: I just want to keep doing good work whether it is TV or movies. I don’t know what the future holds, but today all I want to be is an actor.
DA MAN: In the meantime, are there any filming projects—besides “How to Get Away with Murder,” of course—that you’re working on or that you’re actively considering at the moment?
Charlie Weber: I’m only now starting to look at projects for my next hiatus. Earlier this year I filmed “Jarhead 3” for Universal Studios.
DA MAN: One last question: What, in your opinion, is the best thing about being an actor like yourself?
Charlie Weber: The best thing about being an actor for me is just that. I love what I do very much, and to be able to do what you love and make living out of it is a wonderful gift.
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