by Amy and Jabie Plouf
Daystalk was fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Casey Deidrick. I continue to be impressed by the actors on Days and the manner in which they conduct themselves. Casey is no exception. He is as personable as he is dedicated to his fans.
DaysTalk: I was incredibly impressed with your scenes with James Scott. Specifically the episode where your character demanded to get Sydney back. People often comment that other actors are dwarfed by his acting, but you held your own completely. What were you thinking heading into that scene?
Deidrick: Haha A lot of people tell me they’re intimidated when working with James, and I never understood why…Most likely his height or his witty British Humor:) I’m the only actor on the show that he doesn’t have to look down at. I just kinda jumped in the scene not really thinking about it, my character was only thinking of getting the baby, I wasn’t going to let fear run the scene. I have a lot of respect for James and I hope to have more scenes with him.
DaysTalk: You have a movie in production, Settle. When will that be available and how can we see it?
Deidrick: Settle was written and directed by my old roommate Michael A. Hamilton. The film is in its final stages of editing. I will let everyone know once its finished:)
DaysTalk: You are a man of many talents. A champion as well as a musician. I am sure fans want to learn more about your band, A Dreadful Fall. What can you share with us about these other aspects of your life?
Deidrick: I grew up skateboarding…it’s been apart of me my whole life. I remember skating to and from school everyday and making skate videos with all my friends. I got sponsored at an early age, and started competing in competitions. Then I got into music, especially the heavy metal/hardcore music. I loved the energy it brought, and I always got so pumped up every time I’d hear it…it wasn’t long till I found out I could scream and decided to join A Dreadful Fall…a lot of people that listen to it are probably thinking, “what the hell this music?” but there’s this huge following of kids and fans that love this kind of music. We haven’t had any shows lately because some of the guys have been busy with school and have other things to focus on at the moment. But I love my band and should be coming up with new songs soon!:)
DaysTalk: You have appeared on 90210 as well as Wizards of Waverly Place (which aired this past Monday, March 8th on the Disney Channel at 5:30 pm). Quite the change from Days. How did you enjoy those roles?
Deidrick: My first acting job was on 90120 and then shortly after I got Wizards of Waverly Place. Both completely different styles of acting. Taping of WOWP was in front of a live audience, and it took almost 3 hours to film a 2 page scene for 90120…but a great learning experience from both shows. It was a learning stretch when working on 90210 then switching to Disney because they want BIG/ overly dramatic acting:)
DaysTalk: Which actors would you like to work with and why?
Deidrick: not sure if you mean on DOOL or just in general, but if it was in regards to DOOL, of course I’d love to work with Molly:) and I’d live to work with Leonardo DiCaprio…love his work!
DaysTalk: Your role was a newly created character. How did you prepare to take on that role, without having an established character to build on?
Deidrick: I wrote a lot of backstory on my character to prepare for the role. When you have a newly created character with no background to base it off of, you gotta create it and make it real enough for you to believe. I just try to put myself in the characters shoes and really try to listen to what the other people in the scene are saying.