BRANDON BEEMER (“Evan Blackwell/Young John Blackwell” of THE BAY) talks with OutTakes Interviews…
HOW DID THE BAY COME TO YOU?
Brandon: It’s one of those things where it’s a small world. We all like working together; and we’ve sort of everybody’s connected one way or the other. So we’re aware of the work we all do. When it comes to the casting, THE BAY has a good inventory of actors to pull from. I’ve known Gregori Martin for a while. When he asked if I’d be interested, I saw the show; and it was great. I knew who I was going to be working with. I thought it would be a lot of fun, so I said, let’s see what we can do.
YOUR ROLE AS EVAN BLACKWELL, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, IS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM “SHAWN BRADY” ON DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Brandon: We had great locations to shoot at. We had the entire building of the old Malibu Courthouse that had all of these different courtrooms. It was fun and didn’t feel like a set. We really got to play make-believe because there was so much history; they did such a good job of scouting that location. And as opposed to “Shawn Brady”, as “Evan”, I got to play against my family, trying to take my Aunt Sara (who is my Aunt Kayla on DAYS) down. She’s such a great actress and so fun to work with.
HOW WAS IT PLAYING THE DOUBLE ROLES OF BOTH EVAN AND YOUNG JOHN BLACKWELL?
Brandon: That was one of the things Gregori told me about that I thought would be fun. He told me that temporarily I would be playing two different roles. I got to wear brown contacts. Playing “John Blackwell” (Ronn Moss) when he was younger and then playing his son…
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE BAY SCENE OR STORYLINE?
Brandon: I don’t really have a favorite. I’ve enjoyed a lot of them. When I had “Jo Connors” (Kira Reed) on the stand, there were some subtle yet truthful moments.
Visit THE BAY website at http://thebaytheseries.com/
Seasons 1 and 2 available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KJ0KTYC
Season 3 episodes available on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076JL4219