The Anatomy of Martin Henderson, the New Addition to “Grey’s Anatomy”

 

DA MAN: Would you consider being on “Grey’s Anatomy” as an important career milestone?
Martin Henderson: I think milestones are usually identifiable in retrospect because in a career, just as in life, we never really know where one thing might lead us to. Just like how my earlier collaboration with Shonda led to this role. Being on “Grey’s Anatomy” is certainly a huge opportunity and whether it opens other doors remains to be seen. I would love to continue making films in my downtime from the show and the exposure from “Grey’s Anatomy” may aid that, but who knows?

DA MAN: Among the rest of the films you’ve worked on, are there any particular ones that, while not exactly grand or career-defining, have been extraordinarily fun to make?
Martin Henderson: Everything I’ve worked on has been fun for different reasons. I’ve been very fortunate to work on a wide array of genres, including horror, action, drama, and, yeah, even a Bollywood hybrid like “Bride and Prejudice.” The experience of living and working in India while making that film was a unique treasure, especially at that stage of my life when I was so motivated by travel and adventure. “Torque” offered an immersion into the world of motorcycles; shooting “Off the Map” in Hawaii was an incredible time living in paradise and learning to surf. I’ve been extremely blessed with work that has enriched my life in many ways, which is something i’ve always wanted.

DA MAN: Are there any roles and genres that you still want to explore in the future?
Martin Henderson: Comedy! I would love to do more comedy. It’s the genre that first made me want to be an actor, and I’ve done a little bit at home in New Zealand and Australia, but practically none here in the U.S. I think that’s partly because my taste in humor is a little more British than American. I do feel a lot more turned on creatively when I get to do roles that are a little nutty.

 

 

 

“Having a thick enough skin to deal with the inevitable rejection helps too”

 

 

 

DA MAN: Speaking of which, we’ve learned that you are currently set to appear in three movies: “Juveniles,” “Miracles from Heaven” and “Hellbent.” Can you give us a brief rundown of these three titles?
Martin Henderson: “Juveniles” is a gritty, indie drama centering on a feuding community who settles their intergenerational differences with violence. Kind of like a modern-day “The Outsiders.” “Miracles from Heaven” is the true, real life story of a Texas family’s struggle of dealing with their young daughter’s terminal illness and how their faith led to an inexplicable healing. “Hellbent” is a modern-day Western road movie with a young runaway woman searching for family and freedom with an outlaw on the lam. This mismatched couple struggle to survive and elude the authorities while forming an unlikely friendship along the way.

DA MAN: Which of those are you most excited about?
Martin Henderson: The three films are so vastly different in their themes and style, so I appreciate them all for different reasons. But if i had to guess, I’d say “Miracles from Heaven” will have the most profound effect on the audience. It’s definitely the most emotional and uplifting of the three.

DA MAN: Are there any other filming projects or big plans down the road that you can share with us?
Martin Henderson: Right now I’m tied up with my work on “Grey’s Anatomy.” But come our hiatus in May I would love to find another fun movie to do. I’m looking at something in Australia, but it’s early and I haven’t made any firm decisions.

 

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Outfit by Club Monaco

 

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