Interview With Emrhys Copper
I had the real pleasure of interviewing the oh so beautiful and talented English born Actor and producer Emrhys Copper a few days ago. I wanted to get to know him a little better and share with all of you some of the questions he never gets asked! We had a great chat and he was up for being asked almost anything including a few cheeky questions. He gets my vote to play any Jude Law film ever created!
Emrhys was born in Devon, England and at 16 his was awarded a scholarship for the Central School of Ballet and later trained at Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom. He has toured and stared in Fame The Musical before making his West End debut at 21 in the Queen musical We Will Rock You. Emrhys has made several appearances on British television, including Coronation Street, ITV’s I’d Do Anything.
His on-screen movie debut was in the 2007 film Natasha and he is also featured in my all time favourite film Mamma Mia! (2008) How incredible is that?!!
There is no end to his talent and he decided to move to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue his dream where he quickly started working on some of the USA’s biggest shows including the well known and down right brilliant Desperate Housewives.
Emrhys has also worked as a dancer alongside the likes of Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Pussy Cat Dolls and The Sugababes. He starred in the music video to the No1 hit Push the Button as the Geeky Guy directed by Matthew Rolston. While dancing, he appeared on TV shows such as The X Factor, America’s Got Talent, Stars in their Eyes and the MTV European Music Awards.I was very keen to catch up with this cheeky and amazing chap and get the low-down on life in LA.
Q. What made you become an actor, did you just decide one day…you know I think I will do this or has it been in your blood.
Emrhys. To be honest it happened really young, it was pretty cliched. I watched a James Bond movie and I was so captivated, I said to myself I want to be James Bond… Then it just went from there.
Q. Where your parents supportive.
Very, my dad was also acting and my mum was involved with Dance
Q. Who are your heroes in the industry
I have so many. It was take all day to acknowledge them all. But I would like to say I have had my many teachers over the years that I owe my career to, and hopefully they know who they are.
Q What do you love about being in La.
It is the land of dreams. The weather doest hurt. You can be whoever you want to be and know one will judge you for having a dream.
Q. Have you changed since living in La
Yes, I have grown into the person I believe I was supposed to be.
Its not been easy, but I definitely feel lucky that I am here right now and making my dreams a reality.
Q.Who is the most random friend you have made in the industry.
Hmmm, well one of my best friends in an actress called Anne Jeffreys, we met at the Oscars and now we see each other all the time. She just turned 90 (she will hate that I said that LOL).
Q. Ricky Gervais and Russell Crowe recently publicly tweeted about a night out and posted selfies. Who would you love to be buddies with it could be anyone past or present.
I would have like to have been friends with Fred Astaire, he is one of the biggest dance inspirations of my life – we could have a tap off. I would also have done anything to have met Michael Jackson. He is one of my idols, I would have wanted to have moon walked with MJ.
Q. Being a British lad at heart, what do you miss about England living in LaLa land or is it a dream come true?
I miss my family most of all. But I also miss pub life, my friends, a good sunday roast. And most of all the British sense of humor.
Q. What’s your elevator pitch to get a role. If I was a director and you had to convince me in 1 minute you where perfect for a role how would you go about impressing me!!
Jude Law is not available and I am
Q. If you could play any film role in History, what would it be?
I wouldn’t say no to James Bond.
Q. What role in history do you think you could have payed better than the original?
I loved Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins – but his accent…
Q Lastly what is your advice to yourself if you could travel back in time and pull yourself over for a chat. What advice would you give yourself.
The bad times are never as bad as you think and the good times only get better.