A lot of us teenagers are at that stage where we are in the midst of discovering who we really are; which is what actor Eddie Hassell’s character: Jackson Smith-Dungy, or shall I say “Thor” goes through in the heart-felt, excellent movie “Family Weekend”. Besides his role in “Family Weekend”, Eddie Hassell has also starred in the movie “The Kids Are All Right” as Clay, “Jobs” as Chris Espinosa, guest-starred on the TV series “Bones”; and many, many more. Whatever role Eddie Hassell portrays; he truly excels in it!
I, Alexisjoyvipaccess chatted with Eddie Hassell on the red carpet of the wonderful “Family Weekend” movie special screening in NYC and got the inside scoop on Eddie’s role in the movie, what it’s like for him seeing himself up on the big screen; and more! Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the awesome Eddie Hassell below along with some VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE pictures I took of the “Family Weekend” cast at the special screening! Thanks for the amazing interview, Eddie!
Follow “Family Weekend” Movie on Twitter: @FWMovie and make sure you catch it playing at a theater near you! You wouldn’t want to miss out on a movie that the whole family will enjoy with an excellent message! See if “Family Weekend” is playing at a theater near you by checking out the official “Family Weekend” website: http://www.familyweekendmovie.com/! An incredible movie with an all-star cast/crew!
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**Since the video may be a little difficult to hear, you can also read my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with Eddie Hassell below!
Alexisjoyvipaccess: Eddie, can you tell us about your starring role?
Eddie Hassell: Yeah! I play Jackson/Thor; his father in the movie is like this artist played by Matthew Modine and he’s that kind of kid that’s growing up, he’s trying to figure out who he is, he’s trying so hard, he’s trying this and then working with everything from punkers, skater stuff. He really looks up to his dad; so he kind of created this alter ego of “Thor” that he’s like this straight kid that pretends to be gay. He’s just really trying to find himself and get attention and love from his parents.
Alexisjoyvipaccess: Awesome! So what are you looking forward to the most today at the special screening?
Eddie Hassell: Honestly, just to see it! I haven’t seen anything other than trailers so I’m pretty stoked to see it! It’s been like two years since we shot this so I look forward to see what’s up.
Alexisjoyvipaccess: Excellent! And what it is like seeing yourself on the big screen?
Eddie Hassell: Weird! It’s weird, honestly, it’s cool because I mean this is what I’ve always wanted to do ever since I was a kid; but it’s always weird, like I always find something that I hate about it, I guess I’m my worst critic, or toughest critic.
Alexisjoyvipaccess: So lastly, if you could bring out one message to all your fans and viewers, what message would that be?
Eddie Hassell: What message would that be… keep on, keepin’ on! Yeah, just follow your dreams!
Alexisjoyvipaccess: Great! So everyone make sure you check out Eddie on “Family Weekend” coming out in theaters on March 29th, so thank you so much for chatting with me and I look forward to seeing you on the big screen!
Eddie Hassell: Yeah, of course! Are you going to stick around and check it out? Alexisjoyvipaccess: Yup, I am! Nice meeting you! Eddie Hassell: Cool! Nice to meet ya!
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