Sullivan Stapleton Holds Firm “Grip” On Acting Process

Season two of Blindspot begins this Wednesday, September 14 on NBC (10/9c), and during our interview with cast member Sullivan Stapleton, he explains why being a crew member helped him prepare for the world of acting in film and television. Check out his answer after the jump.

BLINDSPOT -- "In Night So Ransomed Rogue" Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller, Dylan Baker as Director Pellington -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)
BLINDSPOT — “In Night So Ransomed Rogue” Episode 201 — Pictured: (l-r) Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller, Dylan Baker as Director Pellington — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

“I’ve been doing it long enough that I have an understanding of it, so it’s not just about (a) stupid thing that some actors do – (where) they think it’s about themselves. It’s not. Mainly it’s about the actor you’re working with – as long as you’re listening to them you react honestly and truthfully. You’re not sitting there thinking about yourself or how you look or whatever. 

I used to be a grip and (I understand) how hard the crew work to put these products together. I guess that’s sort of why I want to direct.”

Click on the media bar below to hear Sullivan Stapleton, who also produced the J.K. Simmons headlined movie Sailboat, talk about what he loves about acting:

Check out Blindspot, co-starring Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, and Audrey Esparza, this Wednesday on NBC (10/9c).


Greg Srisavasdi

Editor/Owner of Find Your Seen and Deepest Dream, I'm also a BFCA member and editor of Hollywood Outbreak. I also do a weekly movie review podcast called CinemAddicts. BFCA member, Clippers and UCLA Bruins lifer!!

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