Being a big fan of HIGHLANDER, I was naturally excited at the idea of talking to actor Adrian Paul this year at San Diego Comic-Con 2011. Aside from being an incredibly handsome gentleman, he’s also incredibly kind and easy to chat with, which is rather refreshing in world of celebrity interviews. I imagine it’s gotta be a pretty daunting task to essentially take over an enormous franchise like HIGHLANDER, and deal with the rabid fandom surrounding it. But Adrian seemed neither shaken nor stirred, and appears to quite enjoy being involved. I found in endearing that he expressed personal fandom toward Flash Gordon, as I’m a fan of that character as well. Can you imagine Mr. Paul participating in a new version of FLASH GORDON on the big screen? He’d make a great Prince Barin! I also admire his efforts in producing low cost films that look and feel like high quality, as with modern advances there’s really no reason studios have to spend $100 million to make a good movie anymore. Check out his production company FilmBlips for more info on that. But he doesn’t stop there, as his charity site ThePeaceFund is up and running as well. I see so many actors out there who are making tons of money, yet never seem to find time to give anything back to the community, or use their influence to help aspiring filmmakers. Adrian Paul does all of that AND still acts. Check out the video interview below and leave your thoughts in the comments. I apologize in advance for the rough audio – it was INSANELY loud where we were, and it took a while to fine tune the audio so you could hear what we were saying… which is also part of the reason this took so long to post.
For more information on Adrian Paul, check out his official website.