We had the good fortune of connecting with Robert Beddall and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Robert, how do you think about risk?
To me and I think to many people, life is all about taking risks it’s how you learn. They should teach you that in school instead of boring you to death with text books. It can be very scary taking a new risk doing something that you feel uncomfortable with but that’s life. If you don’t risk you won’t succeed. The minute you jump and learn how to swim is the most satisfying moment.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
It was not an easy ladder to climb and I’m still climbing it. Being a British guy in America helps a little bit sets you apart it’s good when you get to audition for the British roles but then more and more Brits come out here. It’s great though you just have to keep improving your craft. Someone told me once that when you go to audition it can be scary you get really nervous or you are putting everything on this role. What you have to do is let that go do your work, prep for it and know you have done your best. Then go into that audition room give it all you’ve got and then leave that room like you have somewhere better to be. Just forget about and move onto the next one. If you get it great if not there’s a hundred more around the corner. You certainly get to a point where putting your faith and career into other peoples hands is just not that reliable so do your own work. Get yourself out there if you feel like other people are not giving you a break. Give yourself a break! I started writing and it is the best thing I could have done it’s challenging and so self rewarding. So I really suggest people get out there and do their own thing. Write, film monologues and put them out there shoot a short film do anything that can get you seen and get your mind and body working.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Tramp Stamp Granny’s is a piano bar in Hollywood. It’s awesome! The fox and hounds in studio city and the cat and fiddle In hollywood are a couple of my go British pubs. Shakespeare in the park is great for the summer months and it’s totally free to go and see!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents. From day one they had my back through pretty much everything I wanted to do. They must have known I was a bit mad to follow such an unknown career as an artist. However they could see it made me happy and they supported me tooth and nail and they still do to this day in whatever decisions I still choose to make.