Posted: March 10, 2011
Part 1 - Our Feature Interview
You just never know. You can watch someone on TV – love their show and their character – but you never know about the real life person you’re going to meet…or in this case talk to on the phone. Which let’s be clear – unless you’ve met the person before, is never the ideal circumstance for an interview.
Even though you’re connected by the telephone line you can’t really get a read on the person and roll with it – however, the poetic justice of only being able to ‘listen’ to his voice was not lost...truthfully kinda cool.
AND for the record I was thrilled to get the interview at all. Matter of fact it was the reason Craig Olejnik agreed to the call - after just having wrapped season two and done all the media on the schedule – that lets me know...he's a pretty fine fella.
“This is like my last one…but I’m doing it for the home team you know” he said. Yes – the Halifax born actor with the hit series The Listener wanted very much to join in our celebration of the Atlantic Provinces and that is truly cool.
So taking full advantage of the opportunity – we covered the gambit…from what’s up with his character Toby Logan to where he played video games as a boy growing up in the Annapolis Valley. We even managed to work in some fan questions and talked about his first on screen gig in Margaret’s Museum starring Oscar Nominated actresses Kate Nelligan & Helena Bonham Carter. And while I didn’t have the opportunity to scan those piercing blue eyes for sincerity - I’m pretty sure we’ve got a date the next time he’s back home in Nova Scotia.
One thing I am sure of - Craig Olejnik is a pleasure to talk to and proud of where he comes from. Mr. O – we salute you! SABS
SABS Thanks to U for your Q
Thanks to everyone who posted, emailed and tweeted questions – we were thrilled with your response and Craig was pleased to hear of your interest. While we couldn’t ask them all – we’re grateful. Special thanks to Jan J. from Cape Breton NS, Louis R. from Stephenville NL & Anita Olsen from Norway…your questions helped us learn a little bit more about the man. Cool!
Check out our INsights IN 10 with Craig Olejnik
For more info Craig Olejnik’s hit show The Listener and to watch full episodes from seasons 1 and 2 visit the show's site at http://shows.ctv.ca/TheListener.aspx