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Brendan Fehr talks about starring in the thriller ‘The Best Man’

Canadian actor Brendan Fehr (“Roswell” and “Bones”) chatted about his new thriller “The Best Man.”

Brendan Fehr in 'The Best Man'
Brendan Fehr in 'The Best Man.' Photo Courtesy of Saban Films
Brendan Fehr in 'The Best Man.' Photo Courtesy of Saban Films

Canadian actor Brendan Fehr (“Roswell” and “Bones”) chatted about his new thriller “The Best Man.”

Aside from Fehr who plays Bradley, the film stars Nicky Whelan, Scout Taylor-Compton, Scott Martin, Dolph Lundgren, and Luke Wilson.

“Scout and Nicky were great,” he said. “I spend a lot of time with Scout and we play love interests and I am dragging her around everywhere. Scout is a great actress, collaborator and she really cares about the scene and what we are trying to accomplish. Scout was always throwing out ideas and I like to work the same way,” he elaborated.

On his experience in “The Best Man,” he said, “It was good, if you can’t have fun doing this then you are doing something wrong and you should be doing something else.”

“I always appreciate a little bit of the outsider aspect of him such as the reason he took the mission in the first place (because of what had happened with his family life). It was a great jumping off point for a complex character, and obviously, it’s an action movie,” he said about his character.

The movie will be released in theaters, on demand and digital April 21, 2023, via Saban Films. It was directed by Shane Dax Taylor with a screenplay by C. Alec Rossel and Shane Dax Taylor based on the original story by Daniel Zirilli.

The synopsis is: Luke Wilson and Dolph Lundgren star in this action thriller. When a team of ruthless mercenaries violently seize control of a remote resort hotel, former Special Ops soldiers attending their best friend’s wedding must rely only on their wits and training to combat the terrorists and save the hostages held for ransom.

“This film was an opportunity to work with Luke Wilson, and you get to observe him and see how he does it, and you pay attention on what works for you and what doesn’t. It’s just about meeting new people and trying new things,” Fehr said.

“The movie is me, Luke Wilson, and Dolph Lundgren running around a hotel shooting people up trying to save the day,” he added.

‘Roswell’ and ‘Bones’

Fehr opened up about being a part of “Roswell” and “Bones.” “Those were wonderful. ‘Roswell’ was my first big one, and ‘Bones’ later on had an incredible cast and crew. I love every project I am on. You are always going to learn something, even if it’s what not to do,” he said.

The digital age

On being an actor in the digital age, Fehr said, “It’s good, there are pros and cons to it. Anybody can make a movie now, in a sense, which allows for more voices and it will get a lot more people interested. On the other hand, I don’t think people are as prepared.”

“Back in the day, film was expensive so everybody had to be in their marks, and there was more of a craftmanship back then. We shot ‘Roswell’ on film, so we were on the tail end of things. That was my first experience and it will always be very special,” he explained.

“I focus on the acting part, and I leave the rest to everyone else,” he added.

Advice for young actors

For young and aspiring actors, Fehr said, “It’s all about being curious. It’s about reading books, watching shows, and talking to people that don’t think like you. There are instincts to being a good actor, and you can craft that with classes.”

“Ultimately, it’s about being curious and having some imagination, which is a muscle that you need to work out. Life experience plays a lot into that too,” he added.

On the title of the current chapter of his life, Fehr said, “Hopeful.”

He listed Jessica Chastain as his dream acting partner to someday work with in a project. “Jessica is just so good,” he admitted.

Fehr defined the word success as “being content with yourself.”

To learn more about Canadian actor Brendan Fehr, follow him on Instagram.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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