A faulty blackboard sealed Russell Matthew's acting fate. As he took the prop on stage during a skit, it immediately fell apart.
"I took a chance to save face and ad-libbed a lament on the funding of our public school system," the Silver Spring resident says. "The laughs I got that morning fueled me to pursue acting after school and I never looked back."
Matthews, 25, a native of
Worst pet peeve? Talking audience members. In a movie theater it's bad enough, but when there are performers right in front of you, it drives me berserk! We can hear you.
Last concert/gig you went to? During the rehearsal period for "A Christmas Carol" our cast performed a cabaret for our wonderful artistic coordinator, Lara Marsh. We were raising money to benefit her battle with
Your worst habit? If you are on the phone with me I may or may not be looking at Reddit.
What's on your
Last video that made you laugh? It's called, "Predator Sings." It contains the loosest interpretation of the word scatting I've ever seen. Enjoy.
Favorite actor/actress? No one can deny how good
Food you hate? TV dinners. They're very convenient when you live on a tour bus, but do. not. want.
TV shows you can't get enough of? AMC's got the best television right now: "Breaking Bad," "
Favorite/least favorite fashion statement? There's only so much fashion you can concern yourself with when you live on a bus for 8 hours a day, but I must say that buying the furry trapper hat was the right call. Least favorite: skinny jeans. I'm glad my lower half looks so good, but can any good come from being that constricted?
Most memorable acting experience? I performed Malvolio in "Twelfth Night" twice in college. The first time I played him I knew I was more in love with that role than any other role I'd ever played.