Pop-Culturalist Chats with Brandon Spink
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Brandon Spink and rightfully so. The up-and-coming actor is making a name for himself with an impressive body of work that includes credits in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mother’s Day, NBC’s Game of Silence, and ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Next, he’ll star opposite Leland Orser in the second season of Epix’s breakout hit, Berlin Station. Pop-Culturalist had the pleasure of chatting with Brandon about his role, what it was like working with Leland, and when he realized he wanted to be an actor.
P-C: Tell us about Berlin Station and how you got involved with the project.
Brandon: Berlin Station is an American espionage drama TV series on EPIX. I auditioned for the project this past March, and found out a week later that I booked the role of Robert Kirsch’s son, Noah.
P-C: Were you familiar with the series before you auditioned?
Brandon: I was not familiar with the series, but was very familiar with the actors involved.
P-C: What should fans know about your character, Noah?
Brandon: He is a little sarcastic, funny, and lives by his own rules! His focus on the show is the relationship with his dad.
P-C: What can fans expect this season?
Brandon: The series is a character drama set in present-day Berlin. Season two is fast paced and action-packed!
P-C: What is it like joining a show that already has a season under its belt?
Brandon: Well, it was nice to work with actors that had been with the show since the beginning. They really helped me get into my character.
P-C: How did you and Leland Orser build your father-son relationship?
Brandon: Leland is so amazing! He took me under his wing and made me feel so comfortable that I was able to really establish the father-son relationship.
P-C: What is it like working with this incredible cast? Did they share any words of wisdom?
Brandon: It was so fantastic to work with so many talented actors. Leland always had great advice. He would tell me to just really focus on understanding the character and that it will help create each scene you film.
P-C: When did you realize you wanted to pursue acting?
Brandon: When I was six years old. I auditioned for my first play, Peter Pan, and booked the role as Mr. Smee. I knew after that moment that this is want I wanted to do.
P-C: What is your dream role?
Brandon: To play a lead superhero in a feature film.
P-C: Who is someone you’d love to work with in the future?
Brandon: Leonardo DiCaprio
Pop-Culturalist Speed Round
P-C: Guilty pleasure TV show?
Brandon: The Flash
P-C: Guilty pleasure movie?
Brandon: Step Brothers
P-C: Favorite book?
Brandon: To Kill a Mockingbird
P-C: Favorite social media platform?
P-C: A band or artist that fans would be surprised to learn is on your playlist?
Favorite play or musical?
P-C: Hidden talent?
Photo Credit: Bobby Quillard