Bernard Robichaud [Interview]

 

Happy Friday, Folks! Today we have some wonderful words from an even more wonderful actor that you all surely know and love already. It’s Bernard Robichaud! Fans of the insanely popular series Trailer Park Boys, which has been disturbing the silver screen, especially on Netflix, with their frantic endeavors geared to make you laugh at the absurd, you will recognize him as one of the biggest foes of the Boys themselves, that motherfucker Cyrus. TPB fans will unite around that the fact that anytime Robichaud comes on screen, hilarity is sure to ensue.

Of course, Cyrus is a personification of a bad man in a wild world. And Bernard could not be a nicer person in real life. He was kind enough to take some time out of his schedule to share a few words with us, so obviously he is a very generous person, right? We are so excited to have Bernard grace our digital pages today, and share a bit of his personal life with us and how he is holding up in these insane times.

So Folks, please enjoy some wonderful words from the great Bernard Robichaud!

 

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What was it that first inspired you to get into the world of performance?
Was it something you had wanted to do since your youth, or did you happen to find yourself in this world one day?

It just happened through a series of events that made me realize I needed a better way to express myself than what I had been doing. That would’ve probably ended very badly for me as a person. So it was the right decision.

What was your first paid gig in the world of entertainment? And were there any sort of lessons learned from this experience that still impacts your work to this day?

First paid gig, In Becky’s Name, – lessons, be prepared not just for your lines and the development of your character, but for never listening to anyone but the writer and director, and what they want. There are those that will try and sabotage you, not that that happened, but you don’t need to listen to anyone else. You did your homework, and you’ve made choices, go with those unless otherwise directed, and listen to your heart.

For close to 20 years, you have portrayed the beloved character of Cyrus on the insanely popular series Trailer Park Boys. I am curious to know what drew you to this role? What was it about the role of Cyrus that made you want to take it on?

Well, I would take on any role, and I auditioned for it. Yes, I was asked and considered for it, but it wasn’t a given. I grew up in a similar neighbourhood, with similar people every day as a boy, and those experiences I drew from, I believe, made the character and certainly my audition what it was, and I guess the rest is history.

 

 

If you were handed the opportunity to portray any legendary figure in Canadian history, who would it be?

Sir William Pearce Howland; one of the fathers of confederation. One of the men noted to have helped the confederation of Canada in 1867, or Hewitt Bernard, or Louis Riel, who were instrumental in bringing Canada together as we know it.

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to share with our readers?

I have several projects in development at the moment, and a script I am presently reading based on a true story. But that’s’ all I can say, between NDA’s I generally don’t discuss anything until the ink is dry, I don’t want to jinx anything.

Where can people find you on the Internet? What is your preferred social media choice?

Lol, I think they can find me anywhere, IMDB, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Cameo for a quick video, or text message. Those links can all be found on my website https://www.BernardRobichaud.com

What was the last thing that made you smile?

Waking up this morning and seeing my Happy Easter notes, and my stepdaughter’s Shorgie I’m taking care of while she’s back in Canada Covid-19.

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