Friday, August 8, 2014

Spotlight On...Carl Lundstedt

Name: Carl Lundstedt

Hometown: Libertyville, Illinois

Education: Carnegie Mellon University

Select Credits: At CMU: The Glass Menagerie (Gentleman Caller), As You Like It (Orlando), Murder of Crows (Andy)

Why theater?: I sort of stumbled into acting from an athletic heavy adolescence. It's fun!

Who do you play in Freaks: a legend about growing up?: Danny

Tell us about Freaks: a legend about growing up: It's a reunion of 3 close friends after four years without contact, with one new friend. Lots has changed but there's a hopefulness of getting the gang back together again.

What is it like being a part of Freaks: a legend about growing up?: The writer and director are two close friends of mine who I've been lucky enough to work with quite a bit. The other three members of the cast are also CMU schoolmates I know very well, so it feels very much like being at home.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I'm from Chicago so Tracy Letts is a big one, as an actor and writer. I also love Martin McDonagh's plays.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Anything Martin McDonagh, one of the brothers in the Lonesome West.

What’s your favorite showtune?: Probably something from Into the Woods.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Idris Elba.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Me and it'd be called "Lumpy".

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: Any live DMB.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: "Doctor Who"

What’s up next?: Auditioning and getting settled in NYC.