A quality consumer experience is driven by the development of a compelling story that defines a brand; this is integral to the work we do at Modern Edge. In our second series of 4 Questions in the category of film, television, video and theater, we discuss a range of topics from character development to story telling and production. In this series we talked to Danny Johnson, Actor in Feature Film and Television. Danny gives us a unique perspective from someone who has spent his life sharing stories on Broadway, in film and on TV.
We’re happy to present this interview in 4 parts that will be posted weekly to our blog.
Modern Edge: You played Larry Holmes in the film biography of Don King. How is playing a real person different than playing a fictional character?
Danny Johnson: At the end of the day they are essentially the same. Of course, with any real historical person, one has an actual history to glean ideas and looks, mannerisms and speech patters. But once the actor has all of these tools at his or her disposal, they still have to play the part and the unique circumstances of the story they are telling. It’s always about the story. The actor needs to always be faithful to the story.
Check back next Monday for part 4 of our interview with Danny Johnson. For more on Danny Johnson, visit imdb.