Stephen Huszar [Interview]

Photo by Sarah Murray

Hello Folks! And a happy Friday to you all if that still means anything to anyone! Today we have some wonderful words from a great actor that we are so happy to share with you all. It’s Stephen Huszar! Most recently he can be seen in the third installment of the Ruby Herring Mysteries, and has worked on such incredible films and series like Shock to the System (directed by our dear friend Ron Oliver), the criminally cut short series Backstrom, The Flash, a re-occuring role on Letterkenny, and so many more incredible projects.
Stephen gives a lovely interview below where he delves into some of the wonderful little nuances of working on a film, as well as some insight into what the future holds for this very talented performer. We are so happy that he was able to take the time to answer a few questions from us. So Folks, while you are stuck in your domiciles at the moment, I implore you to delve into the back catalog of Huszar’s work, and I guess anyone we have featured here at TWS, and enjoy some damn fine quality entertainment!
And with that, please enjoy some wonderful words from the brilliant Stephen Huszar!
What initially drove you to the world of entertainment? Was it something you have wanted to do since your youth, or did you happen to find yourself in this world one day?
I was 7 years only when my grade 2 class performed the musical “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”. I remember it being such a fun and creative experience to tell a story while playing all these different characters. I guess that stuck with me, because after I graduated from Commerce and worked as a Management Consultant for a few years, I had my quarter-life crises and decided to leave corporate America in search of something more creative. That’s when I re-discovered my love for entertainment and decided to pursue acting full-time.
What was your very first paid gig in the world of entertainment? And were there any sort of lessons learned from this experience that still impacts your work today?
My first paid gig I played a paramedic in a film adapted from a Mary Higgins Clark novel, called The Cradle Will Fall. It was quite the surreal experience. Not only because I was immediately acting alongside talented and well know actors, but also because it was in the dead of winter on the Canadian prairies, and it was so cold out we had to stop shooting a few times because the cameras froze! The production made t-shirts for the cast and crew that said, “Temperature on Mars = -38 Degrees. Regina Saskatchewwan = Colder.
I learned a bit about Mars on that show and also how resilient everyone on a film set is required to be. We all know that we’re relying on each other to keep the wheels turning, and the camera rolling. When we’re in production everyone needs to bring their A-game.

You have done some great work in one of our favorite genres, which would be the world of horror, including the great film 30 Days of Night: Dark Days. I am curious about how you enjoy the world of horror? Is there anything about this genre that sets itself apart from the plethora of other genres you have worked in?

Horror fascinates me. I wasn’t as appreciative of the genre before I started working in it. I began to experience how rich the stories can be underneath all the blood and guts. Often the greatest stories are told in the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres, which is probably why I enjoy them so much. The emotional and psychologically work that goes into preparing characters in this genre can also be very challenging, as it pushes us to explore dark and revealing aspects of humanity.
Can you tell our readers a bit about your upcoming project Ruby Herring Mysteries: Prediction Murder? What should our readers be looking forward to checking out soon?
Sure! “Prediction Murder” is the 3rd instalment of our Ruby Herring Mysteries Series. I play detective Jake Killian who solves crimes alongside Ruby Herring, a consumer investigative reporter played by the amazing Taylor Cole. It’s a real mystery through and through that will leave you guessing until the very end! As we continue to learn more about our characters personal lives, it’s evident there’s chemistry between the by-the-book Jake and the instinctual Ruby. It’s fun to see this develop alongside their ever contrasting crime solving styles.
If you were handed the opportunity to portray any legendary figure in world history, who would it be?
I love to be barefoot in warmer climates preferably in the jungle and by the sea. My tree-climbing skills are also on point, so the obvious choice would be Tarzan.
What else does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers?
Hang in there during these uncertain times and to take care of yourself. Eat as healthy as possible, exercise your mind and body regularly, and take time every day to be grateful. This will not only help you keep moving in the right direction, but will empower you to help others in need. It’s in times like these we are more connected as a human race as we work together as a global community. As devastating as this virus outbreak is, it has fostered more collaboration amongst us all, which we can all learn and grow from.
What was the last thing that made you smile?

The respect our societies are showing to our doctors, nurses and health-care workers across the planet. They are truly our heroes right now.

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