Actor Trey Moore is a South Carolina native who was named one of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s bachelors of the year, beating out thousands of hunks from his home state. He has appeared on the Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Playboy Radio and E! News. Trey also appeared in “Leatherheads” directed by George Clooney, among other exciting roles. This interview by Mandy allows Trey to talk about some of his latest projects…
Mandy: Have you always wanted to be in the entertainment business?
Trey Moore: I haven’t actually! It has always been something I have been interested in yes, however, I went to school for Law and a minor in Philosophy! I believe that I got the entrepreneurial gene from my dad so I have always had my hand in all type of business ventures.
Mandy: How do you choose, which roles you take? Is there something that you look for when picking a role?
Trey Moore: I look for something that challenges me as a person. I think that if I picked roles that were “like myself” in a sense, that I would easily get bored with what I do. I act because it allows me to become something new everyday, which is what I love.
Mandy: If you could work with any one actor/director who would it be?
Trey Moore: I would love to be able to work with David Fincher as a director. I think the guy exudes genius.
Mandy: What has been your most challenging role to date and why?
Trey Moore: I think that to date, the most challenging role I have taken on was Tim in Captive. Tim forced me to think, act, and move like a schizophrenic which required a great deal of research and knowledge on the disease.
Mandy: What is your favorite movie of all time?
Trey Moore: Easy one…Forrest Gump.
Mandy: You’ve written a book, called “Power Lines in the Rain”, what is that about? Also has it been released yet and where can you purchase it?
Trey Moore: Power Lines in the Rain is love story with philosophical twists. It is a fiction that delves into the life of Kevin Pryor, a 20 year old guy that thinks he has his life all together when an unfortunate turn in his love life leaves him without hope. Much to his chagrin, an elderly blind lady, a homeless girl, and a girl that is just as mysterious as he is, all find their way into his life and help him form new philosophies on life, love, growth, and perspective. It hits the shelves at the end of June and is a national release so you will be able to pick it up at any bookstore or online retailer of books. We also are offering a pre-order through my website and the first shipment of pre-ordered books will be signed.
Mandy: What made you decide to write a book?
Trey Moore: I have always fancied myself a “hobby writer” however it wasn’t until about a year and a half ago that I was on set of a film I was shooting at the time when I randomly starting coming up with this idea for Power Lines in the Rain. It started as a short story and grew increasingly complex as I dove deeper into the lives of the characters. Before I knew it, I had a 260 page novel on my hands.
Mandy: Any plans to write some more in the future?
Trey Moore: Indeed I do! I already have began the early stages of my second and third novels.
Mandy: You’ve done everything from modeling, to acting to writing, which do you enjoy most?
Trey Moore: Acting is hands down where my heart is. There is some sort of transcendent beauty that I see in movie scripts that makes me comfortable in life. I would say that my writing runs a close second to acting. Being able to mold fictional characters into believable entities somehow makes me feel a sense of power that is emotionally and spiritually overwhelming, in a good way.
Mandy: Is there anything that you haven’t done yet, that you would like to accomplish?
Trey Moore: My list of things I want to accomplish in life will never be complete! I think that as humans, we have to always have a goal in mind in order to make the most of our time here. One of my most recently added goals is that of wanting to see one of my novels be made into a feature film someday!
Mandy: You also do a lot of charity work, what are some of the charities that you work with?
Trey Moore: I’m glad you brought this up! I feel like so many times things like this are overlooked. Since being in Los Angeles, I have taken it upon myself to help feed the homeless. It literally breaks my heart to see someone that is hungry (regardless to how they got there…I mean c’mon…we all screw up sometimes). I found myself “adopting” several victims of poverty in the past 6 months or so. I take them dinner nightly and try to ask them a few questions about their lives, just to let them know that someone out there cares. With each of them I find out their birthday so that I can bring them a gift as well as try to Google them and possibly find some family connections. There was one fellow, Wendell was his name, his birthday was on February 25th and he said he wanted a watch. I got him a waterproof digital watch and I watched him cry as I gave it to him. It truly broke my heart and could put a lump in the throat of even the toughest guy! Moral of that story is “don’t judge…feed a homeless victim” (However my disclaimer is to be smart about it…there are some people out there that just want to be left alone and can be rude or violent. Bring a friend!)
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