Kevin Sorbo is a busy guy. In between organizing a yearly golf tournament for his favorite charity (A World Fit For Kids) and filming projects all over the world, he took some time out to answer some questions about a science fiction called “Avarice” which caught our eye.
(Trailer and interview after the jump)
A mysterious box from space lands in the desert; it holds the power to grant anyone’s desires, but at a deadly cost. When a group of strangers are brought together by their most desperate desires, they will unwittingly release the evil darkness lurking inside.
AMFM: I wanted to ask you about the unreleased new movie, “Avarice” by Triton Films, can you tell us about your character in the movie?
Kevin: A little different character for me, no question about that. He’s the keeper of Pandora’s Box, and he’s not the nicest guy in the world. If anybody gets a hold of that box, which of course somebody does, and it gets passed on from one hand to another, they eventually have to deal with me, and that’s not usually a pleasant ending.
AMFM: What was it like working with this group of actors?
Kevin: We had a great time. It was a very eclectic group to work on an incredibly strange and fun script. Jason London, Patricia Richardson, Brad Dourif, Ray Park, Tinsel Korey….it was a great mix of actors who had never worked together before. We are hoping, of course, that this movie makes the rounds at all the film festivals. It is perfect for that type of exposure.
AMFM: The trailer looks great. I assume you’re playing “Death” in the movie.
Kevin: I guess you could say that, it’s probably a fair assumption.
AMFM: In real life, you’re such a nice guy….but you seem to play bad guys with such relish. do you have a favorite type of character that you like to play?
Kevin: I’m still a big fan of playing the “hero”. Seven years on Hercules and 5 years as Captain Dylan Hunt on Andromeda sort of reinforces that. But if a good bad guy role comes along, it is hard not to want to sink my teeth into that role and see what happens. I am an actor, after all, and trying on different hats is in the blood. Actors make a living off of being someone that they are not. Rather childish in a way, but I love that part of my job.
Since this interview, Kevin has won a Grace Award for “Most Inspirational Performance of the Year” for his performance in the faith based movie “What If” and been featured on one of this month’s top selling DVD releases, “Soul Surfer.” He’s written a book titled “True Strength: My Journey From Hercules to Mere Mortal, and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life” which is is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com. The book describes a debilitating health crisis which left him partially blind and incapacitated at just thirty-eight years old, which he hid while filming the number one hit TV show “Hercules.” In this inspiring memoir, Sorbo shares the story of the crisis that ultimately redefined his measure of success. We will interview Kevin again when the book comes out in October.