Get Hung Up on Thomas Jane
I recently had the opportunity to interview the multi-talented Thomas Jane thanks to my amazing friend Jessica Northey. Hung, the series he stars in on HBO, begins its third season on October 3rd but he also has lots of other good stuff going on. I was thrilled that he took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions.
Here is the interview:
Q: People know you from your various work in movies such as The Mist, Deep Blue Sea, The Punisher and your role on HBO's Hung, as well as voice work in video games (The Punisher). They may be surprised to know your interests include music and photography too. Do you have a favorite "hat" that you wear from all of these?
A: I have a purple Fedora from Cha Cha's House of Ill Repute. That's my favorite right now.
Q: Director, Producer, Actor, which is most fun? Most interesting? Can you explain some of the similarities and differences?
A: The Producer tells the Director that the Actor isn't getting out of bed until noon. But the Director tells the Actor that if he keeps f**king the Producer's girlfriend, the close up doesn't go in the movie.
Q: Tell us about your project, Raw Studios. Graphic novels have become a huge genre.
A: I started Raw with Tim Bradstreet because I love comic books and graphic novels. I wasn't getting cast in enough comic book movies, so now I make my own comic books, so if they ever get made into a movie, I can get cast in it. I hope. Maybe not. It's tough out there.
Q: Comic Con fans are extremely dedicated and passionate about their favorite projects. Do you use the feedback from fans to influence decisions about direction or plots?
A: They tried that in the 90's, but fans got really mad that they were letting the "Internet" affect the way films were made. So we went back to ignoring them and everyone is much happier.