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Nathan Kendall is an actor and influencer in Los Angeles. His latest film “Gacy: Terror in Suburbia” just had its big premiere. As a content creator, he enjoys making people laugh and staying true to his character. I recently interviewed Nathan on his role in “Gacy: Terror in Suburbia” and what’s up next for this young talent.
What do you love most about acting?
One of the things I love most about acting is being able to meet new friends every time on set. But ultimately, I love being able to be in front of a camera and work.
How did your role on Gacy: Terror in Suburbia come about?
It was actually pretty last minute! I was at an event in San Diego when my mom got a call from a friend. They were looking for a teen boy to play a friend role in a movie, and my mom had all of my acting stuff on her phone. She sent over my reel, headshots, resume to the director who looked over all of the stuff and offered me a role! It was really great because when we got there, I saw the rest of the cast and they were all really great people, and my friends just made it the best day. I had to learn the script in about an hour, but everyone was really patient and helpful.
What is your favorite moment from being on the set of Gacy: Terror in Suburbia?
My favorite moment while on Gacy was running after Bobby (Mason McNulty) and yelling after him- sometimes someone would mess up his name and call him by is real name and not character name, which just made us all break and laugh.
You are also a content creator. How do you come up with your content?
I try to just stay true to myself as a person and entertain with content that isn’t too serious. I always try to have really funny and wacky videos, have fun with friends, or from events I’m at. I like trending content too, but I also try to be unique to who I am too.
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Do you have any advice for your followers on how to handle negative comments on their social media?
The best advice I could give is ignore the haters. Haters are going to be everywhere and anywhere. Ignoring them will leave you better off making the content you want to make, and not be influenced by people you can’t please.
You go to a lot of red-carpet events. What has been your favorite event so far?
Honestly there have been so many great events, and each one is fun for a different reason. I have been very blessed to go to so many events, but I think my favorite has to be the movie premier of Shazam!! It was so much fun walking the red carpet, and it was very memorable because the carpet was super wet from the rain. Then we got to stick around to meet the cast like Zachary Levi and Lucy Liu, and then watch the movie with the cast and crew. It was epic to be at such a huge premiere like that.
How important do you think networking is to a budding career?
I think networking is super important to acting and influencing because meeting the right people could land you roles in movies and tv shows, or open doors to brand deals, and establishes a reputation in the industry. Being nice to everyone could be the difference between working and not working sometimes. Really, networking in any career is super important because sometimes opportunities come around just by knowing someone.
Are there any upcoming projects you can share with our readers?
With the writer’s strike, things have been pretty quiet on the acting side, but I am super excited to be going off to college pretty soon. I’ll be moving into dorms and starting college life but hope to still have time for other projects too. And for sure I’ll be creating content for my social accounts, so I hope that everyone will still keep up with what’s going on with my Instagram or TikTok @nathan.kendall05
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