Meet Joey Heyworth, Clarke of A Gift for All Ages
How did you get into acting?
A healthy mix of sheer luck and attention seeking behavior. My first memory of doing anything creative was when it was my turn to read "The Three Little Pigs" out loud to my fellow 5-year-olds in class. I made the bold choice of memorizing the final line, putting on as much of a gruff, chain smoking voice as my little throat could muster, and while peaking over the top of the pages, delivered an earth shattering "And they ate him all up!" It earned a collective "ooo", and I've been chasing that high ever since.
What do you like about the profession?
The fact that I never have to grow up. It's always playtime.
What was your favorite detail about the character Clarke?
His childlike wonder.
Do you share any similarities with Clarke? If yes, what are they?
I look quite like him, at least in this film. He's also a man who is obsessively passionate about what he believes he can offer this world, even when his inspiration seems dried up. There is no consideration of switching to something easier or more financially rewarding, only a continued commitment to his work. He stays the course.
What are your upcoming projects?
I've got two shoots coming up, one that explores the complexities of transgender relationships and one that follows a fictionalized radical group of women hunting down men. I'm not too well-liked in either. I'm also being considered for a feature so fingers crossed!
Anything else you would like people to know about you?
Don't take me too seriously. I certainly don't.
Where can we learn more about you on-line?