Bruce Campbell interview: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Infotainment with soul

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Bruce Campbell and The Last Kids on Earth – Courtesy of Max Brallier

Bruce Campbell and The Last Kids on Earth

1428 Elm: Let’s switch gears and talk about something that no one has brought up yet. The Last Kids on Earth which is set to premiere on Netflix on Sept. 17. What drew you to this project?

BC: It’s always writing these days. 9 out of 10 times when I turn something down, I’ll say to my agent, there’s nothing in here that I can bite on to, there’s no scene stealing scene in here. They are giving me nothing. Nothing I can jump on so I can’t get excited.

So, I’ll pass by saying, “You seem like a talented writer and producer but what you’ve given me, there’s just nothing there.” It’s when somebody writes something that you can’t say no to like Lodge 49.

Paul Giamatti knew that if he put that material in front of me, I would respond. He knew it as an actor.

1428 Elm: Can you tease anything about your character?

BC: No, because the story is still evolving. I got nothing.

1428 Elm: Do you know when you are going to do your part?

BC: I’ve already started. I’ve already done a substantial amount of it.

Look, they don’t tell you s*** anymore. You get your sides, just your scenes. Everyone’s secretive. Everyone’s afraid of piracy for a good reason.

The irony is that actors sometimes don’t even know what they are doing. They will know the premise of the show and the other actors.

The cast of this series is great. That is part of why I took the job. Let’s be honest. Actors always ask, “Who’s in it?” There are certain actors if I see them on that list, there’s no way in hell I’m jumping in. Just so you know. There’s no way in hell.

Just like some actors if they see Bruce Campbell on the cast list, they would go, “Hell, yeah!” while others would go, “Ooo…I know what kind of a movie that’s going to be.” It’s true! It works in every direction.