Actor George Turner chatted with #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos about starring in “Peckham Mix.”
What was it like being a part of “Peckham Mix”?
So exciting, we had a short shoot period and there was an entire mini series to shoot, it was faced pace, energized, fresh, and electric at times. Being on set was a great buzz. Just felt like being part of something so dynamic and evolving, Marco has the sharpest problem solving of any director, so the whole experience was seamless and alive.
What did you like most about playing your character?
I thought i was similar to Josh which initially draw me to the role as I had trodden his same routes in life as him, but after delving deeper in to the part, and particularly when you are on set, under the lights and the camera, its such an exposing setup, I soon became alarmingly aware of actually how different Josh was to me in many ways. The challenge became an enjoyable exploration as it forced out of my comfort zone and I had to embody his variability anxieties and tendencies.
How does it feel to be an actor in the digital age? (Now with streaming and technology being so prevalent)
Fortunate that the digital sphere connects us with the industry and we can utilise these digital avenues to draw focus to ourselves as performers but this process is over used and as a by-product I feel the industry members we want to contact are becoming less accessible, and veering away from this digital realm and harking back to genuine connection.
What do your plans for the future include?
Venturing more into TV / Film and complete my trio bucket list to work at the Globe, RSC and National I’m 1 of 3 down.
Which actors would you like to someday work with as your dream acting choices?
Jamie Parker I saw this actor play Henry V at the Globe i stood in the front row and was shaken to my bones
Jim Carrey, a complete childhood and lifetime inspiration.
Judi Dench, an utter legend spanning the width and breath of stage and screen.
What does the word success mean to you?
To be happy. The true success in life and the only thing that we are genuinely navigating towards, the only thing that actually matters. Happy come in different forms and is always relative to the individual but the need to pursue is the same.
What would you like to tell our readers about “Peckham Mix”? (what’s the one thing you want them to get out of it)
I suppose relating to these circumstances, we’ve all had moments or multiple movements in an our lives when we’ve reached rock bottom and somehow we find our own route through the rubble, and its only by navigating through these times we learn more from ourselves than any other moments we face.
Change, is a funny thing, as we don’t often opt for it out of choice, being creatures of habit, but when the the rug is pulled out from underneath us, which so often happens, we are forced into change. Which if we face the challenge can be the most rewarding moments in out lives.
“Peckham Mix” is available for streaming by clicking here.