DA MAN: Your character Killian Gardiner is described as “mysterious, gorgeous and dangerously sexy.” Which one of those three characteristics suits you the most?
Daniel Di Tomasso: I always laugh to myself when I read those character descriptions. I mean, wow: gorgeous and dangerously sexy. I think I am mysteriously miscast for that stuff.
DA MAN: What would you say is your most obvious characteristic?
Daniel Di Tomasso: Physically speaking? Maybe my nose. Everyone in my family has the same nose. There’s no mistaking it. Nonphysically? I’ve been told by more than one person that I’m a pretty optimistic person. Does that count?
“I think I’d like to come back as … one of Oprah’s dogs”
DA MAN: Was there one defining moment in your life that spurred you to pursue acting?
Daniel Di Tomasso: I remember in my eighth-grade English class, the theater arts department came in and performed a scene from Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” I was totally enthralled by the performance. I couldn’t believe that was a class I could sign up and get academic credit for. It just looked so fun. In that moment I knew I was going to study theater.
DA MAN: When you first got into acting, what surprised you the most about the industry?
Daniel Di Tomasso: My first big gig was “Witches of East End,” and I suppose I was surprised by just how welcoming and wonderful the cast was. Everyone had a lot more experience than me, and I really didn’t know what to expect on set. I was instantly made to feel welcome and supported. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
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