Bruce Campbell is starting another chapter of his life. The curtain is raised and Act III has begun. In part 3 of our interview, we take a look at what the future has in store for him.
Bruce Campbell is consistently pushing his own personal envelope. Whether it be ziplining with pal Sam Raimi for kicks or self-publishing a future book endeavor, he never plays it safe. That is the quality that makes him compelling to watch as an actor.
There is never a dull moment in his versatile career. In this last part of our interview series, I talk to Bruce about Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, his exciting turn in The Last Kids on Earth, the state of the film industry and much more.
Never one to shy away from giving his opinion, his candor is always refreshing and his insight is spot on. Time to raise the curtain and start Act III.
Never keep the audience waiting…
The Extraordinary Day Jobs
1428 Elm: I know Ripley’s Believe It or Not! just premiered in Canada on DTOUR and the network is probably waiting to see how it performs in that market but when do you think fans could possibly hear about a renewal?
Bruce Campbell: We’ll know at the end of this month. There will be an answer. I don’t know what it is but that is when Travel Channel is supposed to cough up an answer.
1428 Elm: If it is a yes, since you filmed Ripley’s in March last year and it didn’t take you long to do the wraparounds, will you have to do double duty since you will be filming your indie in January?
Bruce Campbell: Oh, those would be “champagne problems.” I actually don’t even suspect that there will be any interference. Its not like I am doing Burn Notice and trying to cram something in between. This is all manageable.
1428 Elm: I was lucky enough to preview your next series, The Last Kids on Earth. I really enjoyed it. It isn’t just for the young; the storyline is compelling and the acting is well done. There’s something for adults too.
Bruce Campbell: There has to be.
1428 Elm: It’s my understanding that the show will premiere on Sept. 17 but it won’t return until 2020 and that’s when viewers will meet you and the other supporting characters. In terms of your role, from what executive producer Max Brallier has said in an interview they created it expressly for you. Your character isn’t in the book series.
Bruce Campbell: I can’t confirm or deny. All I know is that I knew a couple of folks involved and I wanted to work on the show. Who doesn’t want to work for Netflix these days?
I hope it does well. I can’t tell you a lot of detail about it because these things are so secretive and they only have your name on it and you only see the scenes that you’re in.
I couldn’t tell you bupkis about this series but I’m looking forward to it because the creative elements were what got me involved.