Interview with Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell is know for his role of Ash from the Evil Dead films. He is currently starring in USA Network’s Burn Notice and directing his latest film “Bruce vs. Frankenstein”, a follow-up to “My Name is Bruce”. Movie Mikes recently had the opportunity to catch up with Bruce Campbell briefly for some quick questions:

Mike Gencarelli: Let’s start out with a hard one, What has been your favorite moment in your career to date?
Bruce Campbell: I don’t have a fave because I’m not done yet! Top 5: Evil Dead trilogy, Bubba Ho-Tep, Running Time, Brisco, Burn Notice.

Mike Gencarelli:You’ve been starring in “Burn Notice” since 2007, the show was renewed for a fourth season starting in summer 2010, Anything you can spill about what Sam Axe will be up to?
Bruce Campbell: I never know until the season starts. TV shows are like old slippers – you want that same comfortable feeling every time you put them on, so there won’t be any huge changes.

Mike Gencarelli:You have an developed such outstanding following over the year, fans admire you more than any A-list celebrity in the business. How do you feel about your success? Anything you want to say to your fans?
Bruce Campbell: I talk to fans all the time, so they hear from me plenty. As always, I’m grateful for 30 years of support.

MG:You’ve done a lot of voice work for various video games and movies > with the most recent being last year “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”. Do you enjoy doing voice work?
BC:I love voice work. You don’t get your hands dirty.

MG:You voiced a character in “Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters”, are you involved with the planned sequel “Death Fighter” set for release summer 2012?
BC:Sorry, but I don’t know anything about it.

MG:I know you made a documentary back in 2004, titled “A Community Speaks” about modern-day, land stewardship issues. Any idea if that will ever see the light of day?
BC:Not sure. When I have the time, I have no money. When I have the money, I have no time. It was still a great learning experience for us.

MG:Ted Raimi has a new web series called, “Playing Dead”, Any involved with that? What is it like always working with your friend?
BC:Not involved, but it looks funny. Ted and I will be working together on my next flick, “Bruce Vs. Frankenstein”.

MG:Since Sam Raimi is not doing the next Spider-Man film. do you think you will be involved with the reboot? What are feeling about Raimi’s exit?
BC:I’m fine with it. He’s done 3 of those flicks – that’s plenty for anyone. We had a great time working together on that series.

MG:Your work has an author with “If Chins Could Kill” & “Make Love the Bruce
Campbell Way” are classic literature, please tell me you have plans for another book in the near future?
BC:I’m gonna put out another book in a few years, called Vagabond: An Actor’s Gypsy Life.

MG:Can you tell me about you recent trip to Iraq?
BC:The trip was everything you might expect: weird, sad, cool, outrageous, etc.

MG:Do you find it hard to juggle both directing and acting?
BC:I’ve done that for years, starting with the Hercules and Xena TV shows. It’s a lot more homework, but it’s manageable.

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