I met Chris Abbott two and half years ago at a reading of the now cult movie “Martha Marcy May Marlene”. He is one of the nicest most humble guys I have met, has eyes that are literally like melting chocolate ( sorry ladies he has an equally lovely girlfriend) and is making some big waves on the hit TV show “Girls”….. One sunny afternoon I hopped on the train and went out to the beach to eat ice cream with Chris.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A lot of different things, one being a race car driver.
How did you get to be where you are?
There has been no set path. A lot of small decisions that had good or bad outcomes.
If you could go back in time and give your 16 year old self some advice what would it be?
Take it easy.
If the cuboard in your bedroom would lead you to another world what would your Narnia look like?
A striking resemblance To greece.
What was one of your favorite past projects?
Working on Martha Marcy May Marlene. I met some of my close friends doing that. So I got to take a lot of that experience home with me. And you were there too Franny, a perfect example.
What are you working on now?
A short film entitled Exit Room.
And what do you dream of happening in the future…?
I don’t have a checklist necessarily, but if I did I would hope that I got to check most of them.
Which version of “Hurt” do you prefer Nine inch nails or Johnny Cash?
Are you a morning person or night person?
I like mornings. To have a full day by noon is very fulfilling.
Any advice for peeps just starting out?
I don’t feel in the position to give advice. But I have learned to not take things for granted. And be careful Of the feeling that you are on a path. It’s goo I have ambition but know that everything is not happening around you.
Is there a quote or mantra you live by?
Be here. I don’t think of it as a mantra but more as a reminder.