William Mapother in 2014.
|Born||William Reibert Mapother, Jr.
(1965-04-17) April 17, 1965
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
If you think about filmmaking as an entire spectrum, starting with the writer and ending with maybe the marketing department, the actor’s contribution is a rather slender band.
I love sci-fi, especially when it thrives on a thought-provoking story, rather than explosions.
I can be a bit of a science geek. I tend more towards reading about brain science, neuroscience.
I’ve made a number of independent films that didn’t receive theatrical distribution, that a lot of people haven’t heard of, and as a result, I’ve conditioned myself to go into small independent films with the expectation that they will not, and therefore, I have to find my reward elsewhere.
In the summer of 2009, I was at the Shakespeare lab at the public theater in New York.
I worked in script development, many years ago, and read a lot of scripts. Between that and the scripts I’ve read as an actor, and I’m a writer as well, I think I have a pretty good sense about whether the bones of a story are there and whether the structure is intact.
I would not call myself Catholic anymore, but I went to 16 years of Catholic school: grade school, high school and college.
I love classical music and often listen to symphonies or opera in the morning.
I guess every actor has certain emotions they can access easier than others.
I was an English major, so I love discussing possibilities and alternate theories.