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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

New interview with actor Charlie David

My blogger buddy, Sean Horlor, has a new interview with Dante's Cove star, Charlie David. Sean had this to say about the handsome actor:

"He’s Canadian. He’s an entertainer – in the true sense of the word. He’s also gay and out and has been an advocate for LGBT issues for almost as long as he’s been in the spotlight... He’s creative. He’s handsome. He’s intelligent. He’s an artist... Turns out you can add nice guy to his list of accomplishments. And …I’ve got news for you boys and girls: he’s also self-deprecating and sassy!"
Below is an excerpt from the new interview.

Sean Horlor writes:
Sean: Okay, now let’s get to business…Canadian…and gay…AND from Saskatchewan. How have these three things helped or hindered your career?

Charlie David: The Canadian card is always a winner. Definitely two thumbs up and an advantage in so many professions... From inventors of helpful thing-a-ma-jigs like the telephone and space ship go-go gadget arms to Dog Sled Enthusiast to Zamboni driver to world class Gaylebrity. Absolutely my Canuckness got me to where I am today. The gay – yeah, not so much. Really being gay has nothing to do with me having shows on gay networks around the globe. If anything my being gay has been a complete hindrance. It would’ve been so much better if I was a breeder who just acted gay but we can’t win ‘em all eh? I threw that ‘eh’ in for effect. Americans LOVE it. If you want to get bedded by an American – throw in a bunch of ‘ehs’ into your dialogue and wear mukluks. Works for me every time.

And if you want to confuse them – tell them you just blew in from Regina. Actually leave that part out. Doesn’t go over so well at gay bars. But saying you’re from Saskatchewan always helps. It sounds exotic. Like Seychelles in the Indian Ocean or something... Saskatchewan... It’s so musical.

Sean: My younger sister taught LGBT at risk youth at the Harvey Milk School in Manhattan for a number of years. Her students knew I was a gay writer in Canada and gave her copies of Dante’s Cove to send to me as a Christmas gift, which is the first time I had heard of you. The choices you`ve made as an actor are now influencing a new generation of lesbians and gays – which is something not many actors can claim. How does it feel to be a role model?

Charlie David: The fact that you’ve placed role model and Dante’s Cove in the same paragraph frightens me slightly. And it’s not because there are witches and warlocks in our show... Actually maybe that’s exactly why. Honestly I’ve had and continue to have a ridiculously ludicrous and fantastic life. I hope in some small way I can be an example that life doesn’t end when you come out of the closet – that’s when it really begins. (Cue Music) I think the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is an excellent example of that. Think about it... Or go watch an episode of Dante’s Cove and try say Role Model thirty times without laughing. That’ll be a fun game too.

Sean: Now for one of my biggest personal fears…How did it feel to cut all your hair off?

Charlie David: Are you high right now? Get over it Priscilla. It’s just hair. What do you want me to say? That I mourned for nearly a month?! That I stopped eating but still gained weight? That every time I looked at my collection of high priced conditioners in the shower I cried a little? Is THAT what you want to hear? You heartless, tattoo’d freak! Just because you still have yours you think you can point out those of us who’ve shorn our locks!? Is this freakin’ interview over yet... Who are you anyway? Where do you get off being so insensitive and mean?

Read full interview here.

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