Actor and Broadway World Award Winner Emrhys Cooper recently sat down to talk about three major accomplishments in TV and film as we approach the midway mark of 2015. He won his BWW Award in the category of Person to Keep Your Eye On, and he is most assuredly living up to it.
Tell me about the series you are involved in. It's called Vanity and stars Denise Richards. StyleHaul, the digital multichannel network that focuses on fashion and beauty has formed a collaboration with Amazon. Vanity is its very first scripted series, so it's all terribly exciting. Who do you play in the series? I play Alistair, the lead male. Alistair is very charming, and helps run the fashion line named Vanity. What about a little behind the scenes info on the series? Who's involved besides star Denise Richards and who conceived it?
It was created by Emmy Award-winner Bernie Su. Maybelline is the sponsor.It's based on a true story. Instagram inspired a couple of New York City kids to create a fashion line. So, it's a very hip and up.to.date look at today's world of fashion. Great! When does it premiere? It will debut on youtube June 11.
And the film you did in Butan Kushuthara is about to make its premiere this summer, correct? Yes. Thanks for bringing that up. I am so excited about this project, not only because I am the first Western actor to appear in a film there, but I was recently awarded Best Lead Actor by the IndieFest Film Festival. So, it is all so gratifying, and this is even before the film goes into distribution worldwide. I'm over the moon about it.
There is also a short film in which you play the lead that is about to play the Cannes Film Festival?
Yes, the action thriller Shadow May Lie made the official selection and just played the Cannes Film Festival. Congratulations to Emrhys Cooper! I can't wait to see what's up next for this versatile, award-winning actor.