Adrian Hough is an Actor who had appeared in over 100 movies and TV shows. He is presently scheduled to guest star in several upcoming entertainment projects which include in two new TV series--titled "Travelers" and "Aftermath"--and in a thriller film called "(re) Assignment." Adrian just returned from Toronto, Canada, where he circled the film circuit where he attended the world premiere of "(re)Assignment” in which he acts alongside the legendary Sigourney Weaver as well as Michelle Rodriguez.

Recently, Adrian spoke about his experiences as an actor. 

The beginning 

Blasting News (BN): What inspired you to become an actor?

Adrian Hough (AH): When I was 11 years old I was very shy and awkward kid, but I went to Saturday morning classes and a course called ‘Creative Drama and Mime.' I fell into the magic of being able to create an illusion. Later I was inspired by seeing British period dramas on PBS; at 19 I decided that I wanted to be a Shakespearean actor.

At 20 I went off to live, study and work in the UK where I stayed for nine years. 

BN: Growing up, what kinds of media had the biggest impact on you?

AH: “Lost In Space,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Star Trek”; shows that made me think, question and wonder. I also saw Derek Jacobi on the London stage, and his performance was so moving that I shook and wept. It was the most remarkable performance.

BN: How many roles have you played and what's your favorite?

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AH: Over a hundred. I particularly enjoy playing people of dubious morals. Haytham Kenway in “Assassin’s Creed 3” I am very proud of. He was written with so many layers. Motion capture is very challenging. You are in a blank space, wearing a black leotard covered in small balls and a most uncomfortable helmet with a camera right in front of your eyes. So you have to imagine your entire world and somehow make a performance believable and even intimate. It was also the role that landed me my first award nomination, The BAFTA for Best Performance in a Video Game. 

BN: You have roles in two new TV shows.

What interested you about your characters?  

AH: They are quite different from each other. I enjoy stretching the mask and exploring the internal landscape of the roles. I can’t share too many details as it may lead to spoilers, but suffice to say that both characters are not as they appear. The Reverend Brother in “Aftermath" is a passionate man who believes in his divinity in a dark time…

BN: In “(re)Assignment” you play Sebastian who is the brother of Sigourney Weaver’s character.

What most interested you about the role?  

AH: I tend to think of myself as more of a subtle player, and Sebastian is wild in many ways. It appeals to my theater roots to connect with his level of flamboyance. There was also the bonus of working with the writer/director Walter Hill, the creator of some of my favorite movies; “The Warriors,” “48 Hours” and “The Long Riders” came out of his mind. 

The future 

BN: What is most rewarding about the entertainment industry? 

AH: I get to make-believe for a living.

I still have my passion for what I do!

BN: Where do you hope to be in ten years? 

AH: In season nine of a highly successful series!

BN: Are there any upcoming projects that you want to mention? 

AH: Indie action film “Real Fiction” is in the final touches of post-production. I play a rather sad but intense and accidentally self-destructive guy who gets mixed up with a Russian mobster.

BN: What advice would you give to aspiring actors? 

AH: Go for the long haul. Make yourself good. Get so good that, in the words of Steve Martin, “they can’t ignore you.” Learn to do theater. That will form a strong base of skill and confidence for any acting work that you get to do.  Do everything. Live Life. When you audition, remember that THAT is the job. Develop your own tastes. Watch great performances and ask yourself "What are they doing?" The answers that you come up with will inform you more than any teacher. Never give up. 

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