Interview with Singer/Songwriter/Actor: Ian Colletti
-What keeps you grounded and in tune with people and yourself?
At the end of the day, I’m just a kid from New Jersey who really likes getting up in front of people and performing. That’s it. Whether it’s acting or music, whether I’m playing music at a little coffee house or performing on a television show, that core of who I am is the same. I try to not let my success or failure dictate the way I see myself (for better or for worse!). It also helps having a family that will be QUICK to remind me that I’m not all that great. Ha!
-How does it feel to shoot Preacher and work with such a great cast?
I am INCREDIBLY lucky. I love my Preacher family. It has been such an awesome journey to be a part of a show like this.
-What drove you to your character Eugene aka Arseface?
I love that Eugene is so empathetic. It’s an unfiltered quality that often leads to him being taken advantage of, but it is an admiral quality nonetheless. I think – especially in today’s day an age – we could all be a bit more like Eugene. We could all have a bit more empathy.
-What would be something you have in common with him? something you admire?
I like to believe we both have a moral consciousness. Eugene always tries to do what he believes in his heart is right, and I like to think that I try to do the same.
-Someone that just makes you and everyone smile on set? Why?
Joe Gilgun is one of the funniest humans alive. Period. You can always count on two things with him:
1) He has a vape in his pocket.
2) He will say something that will leave you hysterically laughing.
-While shooting on location, where is the best place to have some food?
Oh man! That’s a good question. There is SO much to try in New Orleans. My favorite spots were The Butcher, Willa Jean, Peche, Blue Oak BBQ and Ugly Dog’s. (But shout out to ‘Fork and Fig’ and ‘The Standard Diner’ in Albuquerque where we shot season 1!)
-Back home, your one place that you would recommend anyone on a heart beat?
Jose Tejas. Best fajitas you will ever taste. I challenge anyone who disagrees.
-Best place to find some great treasures and gems of music?
This may be a surprising answer – but GoodWill! I’m not sure if every store has records, but the one near me has TONS of vintage vinyl for like 50cents each. Can’t beat that!
“…At the end of the day, I’m just a kid from New Jersey who really likes getting up in front of people and performing…”