Edmund's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    United States 2008

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Portland, OR

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 5

  • ON DVD:

EDMUND STONE

Radio Host
KBPS 89.9FM

“There's no manual-don't go to the end of your life feeling that you could have done something and didn't. Because there's absolutely nothing to stop you.”

INTERESTS:

Film Radio

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Desire Experience Passion Perseverance Regrets Self-Reflection Family Societal Pressures Support & Encouragement Transitions Struggle Culture

FOUNDATION:

Being Creative

TAGS:

acting, college, degrees, england, Entertainment, entertainment industry, expectation, expectations, farm, leaving, limited, moving, mutant, ninja turtles, options, origins, perspective, teenage, time, training

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Grew up in rural England where "you had a predetermined path."
  • His parents couldn't afford to send him to college, which was common in his town.
  • Wanted to go into entertainment but his parents weren't supportive, the industry wasn't doing well in England.
  • Worked as an extra, says "you did whatever you had to do to make a living."
  • Knew he had to go to the U.S. if he wanted any modicum of success; moved to Los Angeles with no friends and no money.
  • Got a speaking role on a big-budget Mutant Ninja Turtles movie; realized "this is a heck of a long way from milking a cow on an English farm."
  • Says you have to never forget where you started and how much you owe to the people who helped you get to where you are.
  • Stresses that everyone only has 24 hours in a day; what you do with your time determines if you leave "a little tiny footprint, or no footprint at all."

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