21 Questions with Sean RogersonBy TNB A&C
October 23, 2012
Please explain what just happened.
If you mean just now, I would have to say I just read this question.
What is your earliest memory?
You remember those small baby bike seats that your parents would put on the back of the bike? I remember riding in that with my dad and the way the bike swaying back and forth felt. Other than that, I feel like I was born yesterday.
If you weren’t an actor, what other profession would you choose?
It would have to be something with my hands, like an electrician or a carpenter. I have always liked to fix and create things.
Describe a typical work day.
That would very much depend on the project. We show up on set, get a little make up and hair done, put on some clothes that we don’t own, and head to set. I have been in prison, handcuffed to a table one workday, and on an upcoming work day I will be storming a house with a swat team behind me and proceed to shoot a man. Really depends on the gig.
Is there a time you wish you’d lied?
I would have to say yes; do I condone it … no.
What would you say to yourself if you could go back in time and have a conversation with yourself at age thirteen?
Get your shit together!
If you could have only one album to get you through a breakup, what would it be?
Seether – Karma & Effect
What are three websites—other than your email—that you check on a daily basis?
I check out one called The Phillip DeFranco Show (YouTube Channel), IMDB, and latest-ufo-sightings.net (don’t judge).
From what or whom do you derive your greatest inspiration?
I don’t know if I could say one thing in particular. I would have to say I have found things and met people along my life that have inspired me at different times. I really find it is something that evolves. I just watched a documentary on Bruce Lee, and right now he inspires the hell outta me!
Name three books that have impacted your life.
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Life’s That Way, and Charlotte’s Web.
If you could relive one moment over and over again, what would it be?
Asking my fiancée Mel to marry me.
How are you six degrees from Kevin Bacon?
This is what Google just told me: “Sean Rogerson was in Underworld Evolution with Michael Sheen who was in Frost/Nixon with Kevin Bacon.” I had some kind of rating of 2.
What makes you feel most guilty?
Not talking to my family and friends enough.
How do you incorporate the work of other artists into your own?
There is truth in the eyes of great actors, and if for a moment I can live that kind of truth in my work then I am doing my job. I find the honesty that any great artist gives in their work, whether it be music, art, or acting, is what people see or hear. I guess what I’m saying is I take the honesty and truth from other artists’ work and try to put that kind of thing into my own.
Please explain the motivation/inspiration behind your role in Grave Encounters 2.
My motivation was survival and what I would do to live. My inspiration was a hamburger. I kept a pretty strict diet.
What is the best advice you’ve ever given to someone else?
Screw him — you’re better then that!
List your favorite in the following categories: Comedian, Musician, Author, Actor.
Comedian – Dennis Miller (even though I don’t understand half his stuff).
Musician – Dallas Green.
Author – John Saul.
Actor — Denzel Washington and Daniel Day Lewis (I get two cuz I’m an actor).
If you had complete creative license and an unlimited budget, what would your next project be?
Superman. I know, I know, it’s been done over and over, but if a new one came out each year I would check it out. I only wish Christopher Reeves was still around to be in them all. That man was brilliant.
What do you want to know?
Is there anything after this?
What would you like your last words to be?
Please explain what will happen.
Well if you just read this then that just happened, and I just wrote it so this just happened.
Before breaking into the film industry, SEAN ROGERSON was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and worked in the oil fields before moving to Vancouver. Upon arrival, Sean made the decision to follow his passion for acting. Beginning with commercial work, he studied with greats such as Brenda Crichlow, Gina Charreli and Larry Moss (Hillary Swank’s acting coach in Million Dollar Baby and Boys Don’t Cry). Rogerson graced television screens on Supernatural, Smallville, Psych, Sanctuary, and Fringe and appeared as well in the feature films Underworld Evolution, Grave Encounters, and the new sequel Grave Encounters 2.
Grave Encounters 2 centers around a group of friends obsessed with the film Grave Encounters as they research past events and visit the hospital depicted in the original film. They find themselves face-to-face with unspeakable evil and bank on the hope that their knowledge of the original film will help them survive the sequel.
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