Scott Michael Foster Talks Blood and Oil, Success and More | Exclusive Interview
Blood and Oil premieres this Sunday (September 27) on ABC and we caught up with one of its stars, Scott Michael Foster for the inside scoop on what to expect from the new “soon to be hit” show and the life of as a dope Hollywood actor. Blood and Oil is ABC’s newest drama chronicling the life and times of a oil baron and his family who struck gold with an oil mine in North Dakota. One can only imagine the kind of trouble oil money gets you in and we are excited to find out.
Tell us about Blood & Oil
It takes place in modern day North Dakota where its currently an oil boom going on. Don Johnson plays our oil baron character who sort of controls the town. All the other story lines revolve around him and his control of the oil and the respect in the town. All these character revolve and evolve around him.
Not much! He has a bad relationship with his father. He is a bit of an outcast who is cut off. He makes rash decisions without thinking them through. He has got a lot to prove. Its an exciting journey for him this season and potentially for the rest of the series where you get to see him grow up and make choices for himself. They are not always the best choices, in fact there are going to be some pretty bad choices. But he’s standing up for himself and whether that makes him a good or bad guy we don’t know yet.
So what was it like preparing for this role?
Honestly, its just really good casting. The whole cast is really perfectly fit for the characters and I can’t speak on other people and what they have done to prepare for these roles but the writing is done really, really well and I just kind of click in and understand who Wick is. There is not a whole lot of prepping, its really creating, you know what I mean. Especially in a new series when you don’t get scripts until the last minute so you don’t have a ton of time to prepare. A lot of times it’s ‘who do you think he is in your mind’ and hopefully the writing will kinda relate with that. You can have discussions with writers all you want but a lot of this stuff happens last minute.
The cast! The cast is incredible. It’s honestly one of the my favorite casts I worked with not only because their all extremely talented but they all are extremely nice people. The chemistry between everyone is really incredible. Also we are shooting in Utah and its beautiful here. The scope and range of the sets are huge, its beautiful. You get to see a great cast and great locations.
When I was a kid I wanted to be a few different things: I wanted be an architect, a singer but acting came in middle school as an extracurricular thing and I sort of stuck with it. The big plan was to go to broadway and be a broadway actor. I knew I wanted to be an actor by age twelve.
What project has been the most fun to work on in your career?
Probably Greek because I am still friends with all those guys and gals. We all stay in touch. That was a lot of fun, we basically got to pretend we were in fraternities and sororities in college without having to do any of the school work. So many shows have been fun I must say but that (project) was the most fun especially given the fact that it was a lot of our first job and it was very exciting.
What is an dream project for you to work on?
I want to get into more films. I have done independent films but no one ever sees them. I want to get into some movies that people will go to see. If I could be picky about it I would love to be in Star Wars. They are going to make 9 of those movies and if I could just be in one I’d be happy.
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