Jim Parrack left True Blood last season, and we were sad to see him go. However, we’re happy that Jim is keeping busy acting in his new film, “As I Lay Dying, alongside his friend, James Franco, the first-ever screen adaptation of William Faulkner’s 1930 literary classic which will debut at Cannes next month.
Recently, he was interviewed by NoHo Art District where he talked extensively about his philosophy and what he’s working on now. Below is a portion of that interview that pertains to his time on True Blood and what else he’s working on.
In in the interview, Jim talks about his time on True Blood below:
“Professionally, a big moment for me was in the wake of the True Blood audition,” he says. “Alan Ball stepping up and vouching for me, saying, ‘This guy that nobody’s heard of has something that I want to include in what I’m doing,’ that was definitely a high point.” Jim accepted the role on True Blood in 2008 and spent five seasons portraying Hoyt’s coming-of-age journey through first love, heartbreak, self-destruction and- ultimately- independence before his journey on the series came to a close. But make no mistake, Hoyt Fortenberry’s journey may have ended on a sad note, but Jim Parrack ended his time on the show just as powerfully as he began it because for Jim, money, validation and fame are not the occurrences that constitute success.
“True Blood was a high moment for me, and I’ve had high moments since where people I admire have said to me that I’m somebody they want to be around, work with, etc. And they’re nice moments, but I can’t really call any of that “making it” because the second I stop hearing that, am I then unmade? No, I realized I had made it the day I stopped measuring success by way of comparison, and started looking around and asking myself what is it that I have.”
In addition to his new film with James Franco, Jim is on the board of the Sherry Theater in North Hollywood where he will also be directing.
Jim has something to offer as a board member of the noted Sherry Theatre in North Hollywood, where he will be directing the classic A Hatful of Rain, starring his wife Ciera Parrack this coming June. Founded by Scott Haze, the Sherry Theatre’s latest installment of their 120-Hour Film Festival, along with their 24-Hour Play Series, will commence May 17th-19th, adding to Jim’s responsibility as a board member, but also serving in his commitment to move people through truthful, artistic expression. “Scott and I have a vision for what we want to do with the Sherry Theatre,” he says, “and we can inspire other people to carry out that vision while having their own personal dreams realized too. And we want to create a space in the community where if you’re a dreamer and you want to do something about it, here’s a space where you have a home.”
To read this entire interview, go to: NoHo Art District
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