I read you auditioned for your role in The Tribe. It was along time ago, but how did you find out you got the role?
I was living in Auckland and Cloud 9 flew me down to Wellington to discuss the role after they saw my audition tape. I found out I had the role during the course of my meeting with Raymond Thompson that day.
At the time did you know how long your character would be in the series?
I had no idea how long it would go for.
Were you aware of the show and it's popularity before you began work on it?
No I was completely unaware of the show and its popularity before I began work on it.
Pride was quiet close to nature and labelled an eco-warrior, though he seemed to loose his path as he stayed with the mall rats in the city. What are your thoughts on the character?
He was as you describe - close to nature. The way the urban characters corrupted the eco characters like Pride might be seen as for mans wider relationship with nature.
The Tribe was not as popular in New Zealand as it was worldwide. You have a worldwide fanbase through The Tribe, has the success on the show fazed you in anyway?
Not at all. The show does not screen in New Zealand.
You are in a part of James Cameron's new movie Avatar. What was that experience like?
It was amazing. The highlight of my career so far. One I hope to repeat.
You are a professional DJ, how did you get into DJ-ing?
My love for music led me to it- electronic music wasn't always as popular as it is right now, but back in the day playing it myself was the only way I'd get to hear it properly.
How does the experience of working as a DJ compare to acting? Which do you prefer?
They don't compare at all - they are completely different forms of expression. Acting is the more challenging and satisfying of the two.
I find it interesting to hear you have done political studies, did you make your degree? What led to you studying politics?
I was interested in becoming a journalist and I thought that politics would be a good subject to study.
I notice you give quotes from Marlon Brandon, who was also really active in political subjects. Who is Marlon Brandon for you?
Marlon Brando is a great role model for me as a young actor. I'm not so interested in whatever his politics were.
What are you currently up to?
Living my life.
Is there a fan/agency address where fans can write to you?
I feel a little uncomfortable being approached directly. Best to use my agents address: Kathryn Rawlings & Associates, PO Box 78-131, Grey Lynn, Auckland, NewZealand.
And finally, do you have a message for your fans out there?
Thank you for your support.
Interview conducted by Jebrill from Tribe-Cast.com.
With many thanks to Nick and Jebrill.