Nathan Blair is an ambitious actor who has finished production on his newest movie, “We Can Be Heroes”. We caught up with him to discuss the film and his experience working on it.
The Knockturnal: What convinced you to audition for We Can Be Heroes?
Nathan Blair: I read the sides and saw how cool Wildcard could be and really wanted to bring him to life.
The Knockturnal: How would you describe the experience working with Robert Rodriguez?
Nathan Blair: Working with Robert was great, he really appreciates how much an actor can bring to the role. For example, he had a pro stunt person on set to do some of my stunts, but he let me perform them as well. He wasn’t sure which take he’d use, but he knew he wanted to see how I, the actor, interpreted the scene. And guess what, my takes are in the movie!
The Knockturnal: Did you watch The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in preparation for this movie?
Nathan Blair: Once I heard I got the part, I watched a bunch of RR movies including, of course, Sharkboy and Lavagirl. I had seen that and others before, but I wanted to watch them again and pay attention to the direction and effects to try and get a feel for what filming might be like.
The Knockturnal: Do you think the audience will be able to connect to your character?
Nathan Blair: I hope so. My character has a really interesting story arc of his own and I think a lot of people will be able to relate. I connected with him when I first read the script and I think Robert saw that.
The Knockturnal: Can we expect a lot of action in the movie?
Nathan Blair: Yes for three reasons; one, it’s a superhero movie, two, it’s a Robert Rodriguez movie, and three we’re a bunch of crazy kids.
The Knockturnal: Could you describe your experience working on shows like “Best Worst Weekend Ever”?
Nathan Blair: On BWWE, I played the younger version of one of the main characters. So, it was interesting trying to act like him and still try to bring a performance that worked on its own. It was really different than Heroes because I only had three scenes in that with other kid actors.
The Knockturnal: How does it feel going from short films to a feature film?
Nathan Blair: I love digging deep into my characters and features allow for way more character development.
The Knockturnal: What would be your dream role?
Nathan Blair: I really hope I can work in a period piece set in the Old West or Medieval Europe. I would approach it as if I time traveled and really embrace it.
The Knockturnal: Do you have any projects coming up in 2021?
Nathan Blair: Well, I don’t want to say just yet, but I’m feeling good about 2021, that’s for sure.