the insider: bryan greenberg
"i've changed a lot since how to make it in america."
Greenberg stars as Nathan Fisher in A Short History of Decay, a struggling writer who returns back home to deal with his sick parents. It might sound heavy, but thanks to some key comedic timing and an excellent cast, this drama won't bring you down...in fact, it might even lift you up. Just before he decamped to Hong Kong for his next project, we chatted with Greenberg about the movie, revisiting One Tree Hill, and how he's, yes, still trying to make it in America.
Why do you think it worked that way?
What was the filming process like?
Was it so weird to go back?
That's for sure. How did you choose your next project after How to Make It in America?
I was trying to be patient while waiting for the right film to do. This was the first film I did, and I was like, "I just want to jump in and see what happens. Just worry about the rest later." My character's girlfriend breaks up with him in the very beginning and he sort of has the same "whatever happens, happens" mentality. To be honest, learning about How to Make It in America's cancellation was a shock to me and I was kind of lost because I was so in love with the show. I felt like I got the rug pulled out from under me, and I believe that there's a lot of kismet involved in where you take roles. I had a good feeling about this one.
There's this novel called Lush Life, which is a great book that I've always wanted to adapt into a movie. I've always been dying to do this comic called DMZ by Brian Wood, but these parts aren't real yet--they're definitely dream roles. I feel like the whole superhero thing is overdone, but I haven't had my chance yet. So I still want to do it!