Actor Richard Harmon Opens Up About TV And Movie Projects

Richard Harmon

Richard Harmon has a jam-packed schedule these days. His most recent endeavour, "The 100," which airs on the CW, had its finale this week. This year Harmon will also appear in two hit TV shows, perform opposite Harrison Ford and Blake Lively on the big screen in “The Age Of Adaline,” and do the festival circuit with his two anticipated indie films. Having already appeared in AMC’s “The Killing” and A&E’s “Bates Motel,” Harmon took a few minutes to let us drill him with a few questions on his acting career and his experience with the festival circuit.

CraveOnline: What do you prefer – film or television? What’s the difference?

Richard Harmon: They’re very different. At one point it was prudent to be one or the other, but nowadays it’s very open and you can do both. I love both for different reasons – film gives you an opportunity to hunker down and take risks, [and do] some stuff that you can’t get away with TV. And with film the cast and crew become extended family.

Ever think about working behind the camera?

I never really did until recently and it still isn’t something that drives me for any other reason than to be better as an actor.

You’ll be doing the festival circuit this year – is this your first time?

No, I’ve been doing it for awhile. I love the festivals. They’re a lot of fun. It’s nice to get out of town, even for a few days, and get feedback from different areas and see how they react to your film differently.

Who would you love to work with in the business?

That list is a long one… the Coen brothers would be a dream come true. They’re my favourite filmmakers. Jim Jarmusch and his film “Only Lovers Left Alive” is one of the most fantastic pieces of filmmaking I’ve seen in a long time. He’s got a cool grip on his own style.

As far as acting, I’d love to work with Willem Dafoe and Paul Dano.

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I play War Hammer, miniatures that you paint and then you battle them with things like dice rolls.

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