Struts & Frets: Interviews with the Cast and Crew of Henry VI - Bradley Sumner

Bradley Sumner's initials may be B.S., but his interview sure isn't! In fact, it's closer in quality to his full initials, BJS. (, the store) Your first impression of Bradley might not be that of the ham-fisted warrior he plays in the Henry VI trilogy, but he's a good enough actor that he makes Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson look like a real fairy. And as we all know, Talbot eats fairies for breakfast. Without any milk....

He's such a good actor, that link is actually a picture of him as The Rock.

D: Hi, Bradley. How are you? Do you smell that?

BS: I do and it is pungent. I'm almost glad I don't know what it's coming from because I'm a touch frightened. Other than that, I'm fine.

D: Okay, so you’re playing Talbot, and he’s a bit of a badass. What kind of badassery in your own life do you bring to playing this role?

BS: The only thing I know that is remotely badass is professional wrestling. I simply know way too much about wrestling, but in all honesty, it's a good resource for characters. Very broad characters obviously, but I can take bit and pieces and distill them down into some very nice Shakespearian characters. So if you know what you're looking for, and if you watch closely, you'll see just one bad-ass Pro Wrestler.

D: If you were in a knock-down, drag-out war, like we see depicted in the plays, what would be your weapon of choice?

BS: Secretary Generals Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon. Which are, of course, the names of my fists.

D: Okay, which would you rather fight, a giant bat or a giant scorpion?

BS: I'd like to fight both; in attempts to tame one, then ride it into battle against the other. So bat first, followed by awesome dive bombs at the scorpion.

D: Best of luck to you. Anything else we should know about you or the show?

BS: Just come see these Henrys. I'm good, the whole cast is good. These shows are going to be great. Don't miss it. 

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