Actor / Director Shawn ‘Pope’ Hatosy: Unique Interview

OCEANSIDE, CA – The Oceanside Worldwide Movie Pageant hosted the primary of a collection of Animal Kingdom theatrical performances final week on the Star Theater. Followers lined up close to the barrier to fulfill the actors and watch the ultimate recreation of the season days earlier than the present on TNT.

On the present are Actor / Director Shawn Hatosy, who performs Pope Cody within the present, and Jasper Polish, who performs younger Julia Cody, the Pope’s twin sister, in 5 and 6 seasons. Polish is known for the Astronaut Farmers (2006), 90 Minutes Above (2015) and Energy (2020).

On this unique interview, The Patch sat down with forged members of “Animal Kingdom” Shawn Hatosy and Jasper Polish to speak in regards to the remaining episode of the present and filming in Oceanside.

Patch: Thanks a lot for persevering with to come back again to Oceanside to assist us over time of filming right here. Not many actors will do this.

Shawn Hatosy: So with out Oceanside, the present wouldn’t have been an enormous success. Oceanside is a personality like Pope and Darren and Julia and Smurf. I imply it represents our efficiency and other people hugged us. So for me, if they are saying come to the Oceanside film pageant, discuss in regards to the Kingdom of Animals, , I am pregnant.

Patch: We have been fortunate to choose up a few of your Oceanside film plans. I need to know what are among the most difficult? Like skateboarding taking pictures. How was that?

Shawn Hatosy: I believe it went rather well. You recognize, it’s superb to come back right here as a result of we’ll have 5 days to shoot, typically six valuable issues and we go to Oceanside to work open air with the ocean and baggage with all our nice setup and lots of actions all the time they appear to be. occurs. So like 5 days, he will get drained and all the time has a tough time after we come right here. However skateboarding for me was like a childhood factor and I used to be simply comfortable to have the chance to do it on the present and I used to be working with Mike McGill, who’s an expert skateboarder and he acquired on the market and jumped.

Patch: The skateboard photos have been for earlier occasions the place Jasper joined the present taking part in Julia, Finn’s mom, proper?

Jasper Polish: iya, Julia. So we’ve not seen it since Season 1st, Episode 1st. In these recurring situations, I believe that is the closest in years you’ve gotten seen me as Julia to the primary episode. Originally of the episode, you see Julia I believe she is seven or eight years outdated this season and now it appears to be like like she is an actual individual along with her feelings and concepts in regards to the scenario.

Patch: Again to filming on Oceanside. What was it like to return to 1 place in these years?

Shawn Hatosy: We’ve been speaking prior to now about how you can say goodbye to the present is enjoyable and thrilling and all these items, as a result of sure, we’re not going to play poker or we’re going to work collectively.

But additionally for me, I am going to Oceanside with my household for seven years, typically thrice a 12 months. My 16-year-old son turned 10 right here and we went to Legoland. So it’s arduous to say goodbye to that second that has been such an enormous a part of our lives for seven years.

Patch: Do you’ve gotten any favourite locations that you’d miss out on?

Shawn Hatosy: A lot of locations, however we all the time go to LTH. Sure, the Contact Home is sort of a vacation spot. They’re all the time very good to us and make us really feel at dwelling.

Patch: So what’s subsequent? Do you’ve gotten something within the works?

Shawn Hatosy: Yeah, I went on to do a present with the identical presenter, John Wells, who’s a producer on Animal and is a producer on a present I did known as Southland. We used to improve the TV present, which , takes a short time, however so I labored on that and it was enjoyable.

Patch: Do you need to make extra orders?

Shawn Hatosy: I hope to make extra steering. It’s completely different and difficult and is a collaborative course of. As a director who got here out of the theater, I believe I understood the characters and understood the work very effectively.

Patch: Do you end up specializing in giving orders or persevering with to behave on orders?

Shawn Hatosy: I didn’t thoughts doing each. I might say that after we do occasions and work collectively otherwise as a result of the Pope, my character, isn’t there. It was my first alternative to steer and I didn’t need to work on it, both. The place I can really be outdoors of it and test it out. And that’s the reply I provides you with. Sure, I need to give orders and I cannot work on the identical time, too.

Patch wish to thank Shawn Hatosy and Jasper Polish for taking the time to speak to us and the Oceanside Worldwide Movie Pageant and Go to Oceanside to host the primary Animal Kingdom occasion.

See Animal Kingdom on TNT Community Filmmakers in Oceanside

“Animal Kingdom” has been chosen as the primary cable 10 USB present of 2021 with stars Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole and Leila George.

Based by the Oceanside Cultural Middle in 2009, the Oceanside Worldwide Movie Pageant is an annual alternative for unbiased filmmakers to be acknowledged for his or her work in competitors and analysis. To be taught extra go to


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