Mehcad Brooks Interviewed by Clutch Magazine

October 17, 2009 by  

“The fear of error is the death of success.” – Douglas Wilder

Mehcad BrooksThe above quote is the personal philosophy of one of True Blood’s talented young actor, Mehcad Brooks, who’s known for his quintessential performance for his short-lived character, “Eggs”, as revealed in his recent interview with Clutch Magazine.

In the interview, Mehcad confessed that he wanted to be an actor at the tender age of 15 after seeing an opera. Back in the day, he and his brother would watched Eddie Murphy’s Raw and Delirious everyday before their parents arrived. He said that he used to be a class clown and he figured he might get paid for it.

As young as he is as an actor, he has already faced his biggest challenge yet on his upcoming film entitled Fencewalker. His character, Salaam Alexander, has an innocence that Mehcad said he lost years ago. Moreover, he said it was tough portraying Salaam’s character since he was also devastated over  too many circumstances that were dealt with by his character during the duration of the film.

When asked what direction his career is  going, he humorously said,

“As long as I keep working I’m like a kid at Christmas. Or Chanukah, whichever holiday you get more presents on. I’m going to direct and produce one day and I’m writing and developing a romantic comedy at the moment.”

But as a person, Mehcad said that he is a simple guy who likes simple things in life. And the most important things in his life are family, health, and music. He said,

“I’m very close to my family and keep positive people in my life. I also love to meditate. It centers me and it’s a great way to relieve stress. I love being out in nature and traveling. Seeing the world firsthand forces you to understand how we are all interconnected and makes you more responsible about giving back to the Earth and protecting her gifts. And you can always find me on my guitar, on my Wii, and recently on a surfboard.”

Furthermore, Mehcad said that he has an outgoing personality and tries to live life to its fullest extent everyday (though he once again admitted that he is a nerd). And for him, being smart and educated is sexy.

On the other hand, he spoke about his experience on True Blood.

True Blood was an incredible experience. Exceptional writing. We were blessed enough to allow the human animal to run free in our performances with impunity.”

We will never see Mehcad as Eggs again and gone were the days of him and Tara’s whirlwind romance in True Blood. But Mehcad Brooks will surely illuminate every character he plays in the future.


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