Thursday, October 20, 2011

HOLLYWOOD SPY'S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH KIWI STAR KYLE PRYOR FROM "SPARTACUS" AND "LEGEND OF THE SEEKER"

 I will entertain you today with a charming interview with one of New Zealand's most dashing young actors, Kyle Pryor, a man of a rather magnetic charisma which simply radiates from the screen whenever you watch a scene with him. Beside playing warriors and
fighters in two of the most popular epic shows SPARTACUS and LEGEND OF THE SEEKER, Kyle also performed stunts in famous vampire saga UNDERWORLD and in action epic THE WARRIOR'S WAY. Check out the lovely chat Kyle and HOLLYWOOD SPY have had recently.

DEZZ KYLE, WHAT IS IN THE AIR DOWN THERE IN NEW ZEALAND WHEN YOU HAVE SO MANY CHARISMATIC AND TALENTED ACTORS FROM KARL URBAN TO CRAIG PARKER, TWO OF HOLLYWOOD SPY'S FAVOURITES?
KYLE New Zealand is well known for its scenery, it keeps you grounded, being so close to nature. Craig and Karl are both indeed very talented, and are hard workers, they are an inspiration to me. Karl has also studied with my acting teacher, Mr Michael Saccente, a great class based around the Meisner Technique.

DEZZ WHAT WERE YOUR EXPERIENCES IN SHOOTING TWO OF THE MOST POPULAR EPIC SHOWS "SPARTACUS" AND "LEGEND OF THE SEEKER"? WHICH ROLES DID YOU PLAY?
KYLE I played ‘Marcus’ in Spartacus Blood and Sand, a recruit brought into the Ludus of Batiatus with Spartacus, and ‘Walter as ‘D’Haran’ in Legend of the Seeker. As you can imagine I had an
excellent time shooting these shows, working with some great actors in great locations. Marcus met an early demise at the hands of Barca. Walter was an interesting character. I was Craig’s characters spirit transferred into my body, becoming the D’Haran version of Walter, so had to embrace his mannerisms and persona. Performing my own stunts on the shows enabled me to experience everything that the character would, so it takes you on a full journey, something that only a few other actors get to enjoy.
DEZZ I REMEMBER BEING QUITE MESMERIZED BY YOUR PERFORMANCE IN "SEEKER" AND RATHER INTRIGUED BY YOUR ROLE IN "SPARTACUS" IN WHICH YOU PLAYED WITH ANDY WHITFIELD. WE WERE ALL SHOCKED WHEN ANDY WHITFIELD LEFT US EARLIER THIS MONTH. WHAT WAS IT LIKE WORKING WITH HIM?
KYLE Andy had a great spirit and was a true warrior. It was great working with such a talented actor, who was a kind family man with a down to earth nature. It was a pleasure witnessing his performance as Spartacus, and was a regular reminder to continue working hard in a career that I love. Andy will be missed, but has left a legacy behind that will not be forgotten.

DEZZ IT IS TRUE, WE SHALL NEVER FORGET HIM. WHICH DIRECTORS AND ACTORS WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH IN THE FUTURE?
KYLE There are so many great actors and directors out there. I tend to believe that the right roles come along at the right time, with the right people.I love the style of Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese, and am a big fan of Daniel Day Lewis, to work with him would be an honour, he is a phenomenal artist.

DEZZ I SHALL KEEP MY FINGERS CROSSED FOR YOU, KYLE :), BUT TELL ME, HOW DID IT FEEL LIKE RECEIVING A KISS OF LIFE FROM THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN ON EARTH - TABRETT BETHELL IN "LEGEND OF THE SEEKER"? :)
KYLE Good question, and I would love to answer it, but a gentleman doesn’t divulge such things ;-)

DEZZ SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE GLADIATOR, KYLE :) HAVING IN MIND YOUR STUNTWORK AND YOUR MINDBLOWING LOOKS, HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU DEDICATE TO YOUR PHYSICAL TRAINING AND DIET?
KYLE Firstly, thank you for your compliment. I have been training since my early teens. I dedicated a great deal of my youth to martial arts and fitness, and from an early age discovered what works and what doesn’t. My training fluctuates depending on my work schedule, but I always train at least 4 days a week, and
stay as active as I can. I eat healthily during the week and allow myself an ‘indulgence day’ on the weekend, I have to say, that is my favourite day.

DEZZ SPEAKING OF HARD WORK, KYLE, WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON CURRENTLY, AND DO YOU HAVE SOME FUTURE PLANS?
KYLE Unfortunately I can’t currently disclose exactly what projects I am working on, however, I can tell you that I am narrating an exciting series at the moment and will start shooting on a New Zealand production in a few months time, starring some international guests. It’s going to be an exciting end to a busy year. I intend to continue working hard and look forward to new and exciting projects to come.

DEZZ KYLE, I MUST THANK YOU FOR TALKING TO HOLLYWOOD SPY. I HAD LOVELY TIME CHATTING WITH YOU. WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR NEXT PROJECTS, AND WE ARE HERE TO GIVE YOU SUPPORT IN YOUR CAREER! 
KYLE Thank you for your interest in my career, I am very grateful for the support and encouragement. Best Wishes
PS DON'T FORGET TO CLICK ON THE RED LINKS THROUGHOUT THE POST TO GET BETTER ILLUSTRATIONS :) 

37 comments:

  1. Good interview, sounds like a nice guy and I hope he cracks it big.

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  2. when he cracks it big, which he will, we will be there applauding excitedly :)

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  3. An excellent interview! Kyle's not only a great actor and good looking fellow, but he also sounds like a good person.

    Nice work, Dez!

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  4. Dezzy - thank you for the wonderful interview! He is very talented, I can't wait to see him in his upcoming projects! I wish Barca let him live on Blood & Sand! He has that true Gladiator sense of honor,dedication and hard work. Then throw in his natural kindness and his good heart. His star is definitely on the rise!

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  5. glad you liked it, Stephanie, I'm sure Kyle will appreciate what you said when he drops by later on today to read the comments :)

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  6. @Penny
    ah, didn't we just hate Barca when he killed Marcus in the ludus???
    Glad you liked the interview :)

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  7. Great interview, sounds like a great guy, hope he does crack it big, deserves it, unlike some overbloated ego infested ones. Oh and fyi I'll dodge that bee and send it your way..haha

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  8. Great interview Dezzy. I remember that scene in Spartacus, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of Kyle in the future. New Zealand has been providing some fine new talent lately!

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  9. YAY! for his top secret projects! it's so great to hear of people finding new exciting roles! i always think people chosen to narrate because of their ability to act through the use of voice alone are true talents!

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  10. Well done, Dez. You get access to the coolest stuff.

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  11. He's really buff... I guess that's why they let him do his own stunts.

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  12. I LOVE that he has an indulgence day. Also, what a nice young man.

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  13. I admit, I'd never heard of him, but he seems awesome! I love that he wouldn't disclose the kiss details!

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  14. Great interview, Dezzy! You're aweomse. Kyle sounds like a nice guy. I love LEGEND OF THE SEEKER. And his role was great. I can't believe he didn't divulge "the kiss" secret. Sheesh. LOL ;D

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  15. @PAt
    I bet I know who you had in mind when you said "overbloated ego infested ones" :))

    @Luanne
    glad you liked the interview :) And New Zealand is a miracle land with all those amazing actors growing there like rice out of water :)
    I'm sorry I forgot to ask Kyle if he tried to audition for THE HOBBIT :(

    @Michael
    thanks, glad you liked it!

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  16. @Vics
    well, Kyle, does have an extremely nice voice so I bet he will do wonders with narrating. Wouldn't mind listening to his tape recordings each night before sleep :))

    @Matthew
    thank you!

    @Adam
    now you have!

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  17. @DWei
    yep, he's a real athlete!

    @Coneforce
    thanks!

    @Libby
    he is nice, isn't he? And who doesn't love an indulgence day or an indulgence week :)

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  18. @Shells and Megan
    he he I knew he wouldn't reveal details on the kiss, being a gentleman :) But actually it wasn't really a kiss, more of a breath of life, as you can see if you click the red link in that question :) But just being so close to the most beautiful woman ever Tabby Bethell must've been an experience to remember.

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  19. Top interview. Got a great sense of how actors from a small nation can break out big thanks to a supportive system.

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  20. Fantastic interview!
    Kylie is a hottie AND a gentleman? Yum

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  21. @Movies
    thanks, glad you liked it! I think the big break for New Zealand actors was when XENA and HERCULES were shot there, which later on brought them other big projects like SEEKER, SPARTACUS, LORD OF THE RINGS, THE HOBBIT...

    @Lyndy
    thanks, darling :)
    Kyle really is lovely in every way ;)

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  22. What a great interview! You have a talent for drawing people out. I loved Kyle as Marcus and as D'Haran so you know I'm waiting with baited breath to see more of him.

    He is very inspiring. ;)

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  23. Great interview, Dezzy. Wow Kyle is gorgeous, must be the water down there in New Zealand!!

    Best of luck with everything, Kyle.

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  24. Aloha Dezzy- thanks for this interview with Kyle. Mark my words,we will all be seeing much more of him in the future. Not only is he talented, but he is also an incredibly decent person as well.

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  25. I am proud to call Kyle my friend. He is one of the nicest guys ever. I'm positive that Hollywood superstardom is just around the corner. Great interview (both of you). Love your work KP x

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  26. @Melsy
    thanks, Melsy, I had two amazing interviews this month :))) Wasn't he amazing as D'Haran! I loved that episode!

    @Flixy
    glad you think so, Flixy, and I'm thinking of asking Kyle to send me some NZ water, it obviously creates miracles with beauty and talent :))

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  27. @RM
    aloha to you as well :)
    I'm also sure we will be seeing more of him in the future, and we can't wait for him to score some huge success! He obviously deserves it

    @Write on Nz
    he really is nice! glad you liked the interview and keep supporting Kyle!

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  28. Thank you so much everyone, all your comments are extremely flattering. I will keep you all posted on upcoming projects. Best wishes and much love. K

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  29. glad to see you receiving so much love from the crowd here, Kyle! Hope we've managed to inspire you at least a bit in your future career :)

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  30. First, great interview Dez. I really hope his career blooms which I have no doubt it will.

    And let me finish off by shouting OMG HE'S GORGOUS!....sorry, very very un-professional of me I know.....Hi Kyle :D

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  31. yep, his pic probably stands in dictionaries next to the word GORGEOUS :)

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  32. Hehe, thanks Dempsey :-D and thanks again Dezz. Great work with The Hollywood Spy

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  33. glad so many people enjoyed the interview, Kylester, and have you noticed how most of the pics from the interview have appeared high in Google image search under your name? :) The interview is moving slowly up the Google search list too :)

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  34. A true humble guy. I'd love to see more of him.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)