Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Feel-Good Interview: Get to Know Actor/Producer Eric Nelson of 1883, The Bay, The Affair and More Coming

By Markos Papadatos #Powerjournalist

Eric Nelsen is an Emmy award-winning actor and producer. He is best known for his starring role in the TV series “1883.” He is also known for his work on the Hulu revival of “All My Children,” as well as “The Affair” and “The Bay.” 
He earned a Tony Award as a producer of the Broadway show “The Inheritance.” When he was 23 years old, he made history as the youngest producer to win an Emmy Award. He is married to actress and voiceover artist Sainty Nelsen. 
Eric Nelson's Favorite Movies 
His favorite movies include “Fight Club,” “Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Shutter Island,” and “Goodfellas.” 
Favorite Series to Binge-watch 
His favorite series to binge are “Dopesick” with Michael Keaton, “Painkiller” on Netflix, and “Breaking Bad.” 
Eric's Favorite Cheat Meal 
His favorite cheat meal is “New York pizza.” “The bread can’t be floppy, it needs to be crisp,” he explained. 
Favorite Mottos to Live by 
Nelsen’s favorite mottos to live by are “family first,” as well as “never above you, never below you, always with you.” “I say those a lot to my friends and family,” he said. 
Favorite Sports to Watch and to Play 
Nelsen shared that he loves playing basketball, football, and ice hockey. “I grew up playing ice hockey so that will always be my favorite sport to play,” he said. “In a live setting, I love watching basketball. I love to play tennis and pickleball too.” 
Dream acting partners 
He listed Bryan Cranston, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Scarlett Johansson as his dream acting partner. “My wife, Sainty, would also love to work with Matt Damon,” she said. 
Eric's Motivations as an Actor 
On his motivations as an actor, Nelsen said, “Back in the day, I was influenced by how different was from the life I was living.” 
“I grew up in South Florida, where I did sports and theater, but going to a big city like Manhattan gave me a taste of a real set. That inspired me to work and follow my passion and that developed to where I am now. Good material really inspires me, as well as good writers, good directors, and my peers,” he said. 
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