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:

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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