Interview: Director/Actor Ryan Eggold Discusses Debut Film “Literally, Right Before Aaron”


Literally, Right Before Aaron marks the directorial debut of actor Ryan Eggold who wrote, edited, and produced the project. Aaron is a comedy about the tragedy of what could have been. Previously Eggold starred in the CW remake of 90210. A graduate of the University of Southern California’s esteemed theatre department, Ryan quickly landed recurring roles on CBS’s Young and the Restless, HBO’s Entourage Cartoon Network’s Out of Jimmy’s Head ABC’s Brothers & Sisters, and The CW’s Veronica Mars before obtaining his first series regular gig on FX’s Dirt. In addition to his work in television, Ryan made his professional stage debut in the acclaimed 2006 Ahmanson Theatre/Center Theatre Group production Dead End and has since appeared in Leipzig and Marat/Sade. So of source, he dropped in to chat with me about his acting career and experience, directing debut, and discuss future projects!

Photo Credit: Koury Angelo

Charli > Hi Ryan! 

Ryan > Hello Charli, how are you?

Charli > I’m great! I just wanted to ask you a few questions about your new film, acting career, and just a bit of background information.

Ryan > Okay, sure!

Charli > Okay, what was it that inspired or attracted you to the entertainment industry?

Ryan > Um, I don’t know! I think, like a lot of kids, I was just sort of a class clown, you know, entertainer. I was a ridiculous hyperactive person and I found acting to be like an outlet for all that stuff.

[laughter]

Charli > Talk about your experiences on 90210, Entourage, and Veronica.

Ryan > Yeah, it’s been really good you know since I graduated college. I’ve been working mainly in television which has been nice. I’ve gotten the opportunity to work on a lot of different sets and be around a lot of different people, and it’s been really great. Working on Entourage, that was great. A few years ago, I was a fan of the show before I did it, so it was really fun to work on a show that I was a fan of. I’ve gotten an opportunity to work with such cool people.

Charli > Right. So I understand that you just finished up your own short film entitled, Literally, Right Before Aaron. Can you give us a brief synopsis of it?

Ryan > Yeah sure! It’s basically about a guy’s ex girlfriend getting married. And we get to watch him deal with it over the next couple of days and he eventually goes to the wedding.

Charli > And what inspired you to write that film?

Ryan > It sort of came from a feeling that I was having at one point. Like a projection of myself. And I probably have a little bit of a fear of commitment, and certainly marriage, and I just pictured myself, like one day getting married or somebody getting married where I looked back and wondered if I was the one, or something. So it kind of came out of that.

Charli > I’m assuming that you’re probably in your late 20’s, early 30’s, so I’m pretty sure that a lot of people can relate to a film such as this one.

Ryan > Yeah, I’m actually 27, but all of my friends are entering their late 20’s and they’re all going through that marriage thing you know like, “Oh I’m supposed to be married by now” and people that they’ve been with are getting married. You know, all that stuff is happening, so it’s just an interesting marker in people’s lives today.

Charli > Exactly. Like a reality check type of thing. So will it be showcased anywhere for us to see it? How can we view it?

Ryan > Eventually I’ll put it up on the website and you can watch it there. But that won’t be for a few months probably. And of course some festivals in the the Spring will be showing it.

Charli > Okay cool, so are you working on any future projects? Or is there anything else lined up?

Ryan > Well I’m working on writing a couple of features. And smaller projects as well. So yeah, we’ll see! Hopefully within a year we’ll break off into shooting a feature film.

Photo Credit: Koury Angelo

Charli > Awesome! How can fans and future fans connect with you via social networking sites?

Ryan > I think there are a couple of websites under my name. I don’t know, one of these days I’ll get on the Twitter or something. (@RyanEggold)

[laughter]

Charli > Yeah Twitter seems like the #1 source for fans to interact with their favorite celebrities. But thanks so much Ryan for dropping in! Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Ryan > Um, not that I can think of. No, I think that’s it [laughter] you covered it all. Thank you.

Charli > Thank you!

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