Gigandet at WonderCon 2011
|Born||Cam Joslin Gigandet
August 16, 1982
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
|Residence||West Hollywood, California, U.S.|
I moved to L.A. right out of high school, but not to act. I think I chose it because it was on the same time zone as Seattle, where I'm from.
Through all the bad guys that I've played, they're justifiably bad – they have their reasons. It's been important to me.
You know, it's such an insult to actual martial artists that I say that I do martial arts.
I grew up playing sports, football, basketball, baseball, everything, and acting was such a different environment and different world for me.
The future doesn't matter if I don't enjoy what's going on right now.
I could live a thousand years and still not know everything, still not have tried anything.
People don't want to hear about it if you're frustrated with your big career break.
Well, I like chocolate stuff; I don't like any of that other gross sugary candy.
To be let go from a soap opera is the most embarrassing confidence basher in the world. It's like, 'Oh, if I'm not good enough for that, I'm not good enough for anything.'
I don't actually go out and pursue a route that will fit me best, it's just that something comes to me and I enjoy it and want to be a part of it.
To be completely honest, it's shocking to me that I keep getting the villain roles! I do not see myself as the villain and I know, growing up, I was the opposite of a villain. I would never try to be a villain to anyone – but maybe other people I grew up with feel differently about that.
It's such a challenge to play a good guy – it's hard to be believable.
I was so lucky to have parents who supported me, 100%, with whatever I was doing, both financially and emotionally. Having that they made my life so much easier. Instead of becoming a bartender and trying to survive while trying to pursue your dreams, I didn't have to worry about that aspect. I could just pursue my dreams.
I've played so many jobs where I'm fearless, but it's far from me. I wish I were like that in real life.
I'm fascinated with worlds where there's a small population left, whether it's a movie or these TV shows that fascinate me – 'Falling Skies' or 'The Walking Dead' – they are about survival and triumphing over difficult times. I just have a thing for 'em.
Anything – a destination, a person – that has some mystery around it becomes exciting and attractive.
It's been great having my little girl. It's like having a workout 24 hours a day. I don't need to go to the gym! I'm chasing after my daughter everywhere she goes.
I can't hear music. I don't understand it. It's so above and beyond me.