Emmy winner Eric Nelsen of “1883” chatted with #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos about Bucking Bull Bourbon and his latest endeavors.
Bucking Bull Bourbon
“It has been good,” he admitted about Bucking Bull. “The bourbon has been huge. Now, we can ship our bourbon outside of Texas and all over the states.”
Nelsen noted that he found out that he will be starting a new movie in September, so he is excited about that, which he will be filming in Oklahoma.
Theater and soap opera training
“The best training an actor can have is stage (theater) and soap operas,” he acknowledged about his background in theater and daytime TV. “I started on stage and then I went to the soaps. Working on a soap opera, feels like you are working on stage.”
He had great words about performer Gracie McGraw, who is the daughter of country superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. “I am so proud of Gracie; she is just so talented. We became close on set. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill had their girls on set with them all the time, so we first met there, and we started talking. Gracie and I did a singing duet a few months ago. I love her voice, it was so much fun. I know she is going to be a huge star,” Nelsen said.
He noted that he wrapped shooting “Shakey Grounds,” which was directed by Michael Garcia. “I play and up-and-coming rock star,” he said. “I got to play, perform, and sing three songs in the movie, which was really exciting. This was the first time that I sang on a movie soundtrack. Kelly Thiebaud from ‘General Hospital’ plays my sister in that movie, she is so talented, it’s insane. It was fun to rock star it up and sing.”
“Michael Garcia is incredible, and I had such a great time working with him. His creativity and artistry is on another level. His work is just magical,” he said.
‘Holly by Nightfall’
He also shared that he did “Holly by Nightfall” with Jack Falahee from “How to Get Away with Murder” and Jake Thomas. “That was so much fun,” he admitted. “We had a blast, that one will be coming out soon. We will be seeing that soon, hopefully.”
He is looking forward to the film project “Buffalo Daze.” “For the first time in my career, I also played a non-fictional character. I played Charlie Russell, who was a famous painter from the late 1800s and early 1900s,” he said.
“That was a trip because I never got the opportunity to play a real-life character before, so a lot of research had to be done. There is a tense sense of responsibility to that, and you want to do him right. He has many fans around the world, and I know a lot of people will be looking at it very subjectively. I get to create him on screen for the first time,” he elaborated.
‘The Dinner Party‘
He enjoyed doing the short “The Dinner Party,” which was written by Penelope Lawson. “That short was hilarious and fun,” he admitted.
“I am excited. That will be my first time at Samantha’s Friends. They have been so sweet and accommodating. I will be there for that weekend,” he said about being a part of the May 2024 Samantha’s Friends benefit fundraiser event. “I can’t wait. What an incredible cause. It will be nice to get the gang together for such a good cause. I can’t wait to be a part of it. I am really excited.”
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