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Interview with ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ actor Raymond T. Williams

Interview with ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ actor Raymond T. Williams
Robyn Bluestone

Best known for his role in TV movies "Their Eyes Were Watching God," roles in TV series "Lincoln Heights," and of course, his role as Maxx in "Sharknado 2: The Second One," Raymond T. Williams definitely made the right career decision when he chose acting. Originally born in London, UK to Jamaican parents, this very talented actor was raised in the Bronx, NY and hasn’t looked back. Williams’ plate is solid full with over six projects in the works.

Q. What can you tell my readers about filming “Sharknado 2: The Second One?” Any bloopers? Any pranks?

A. The funny thing about the whole “Sharknado 2” thing for me is that when I initially got the call to be in it, I thought it was a prank. Last year when the first one came out I was a late bloomer. I knew nothing about it and it just took off like a blockbuster movie. I said to myself if I ever get the chance to be in one I would jump on it; and it came around.

Q. What was it like filming on location in NYC? I heard you filmed during that epically bad winter.

A. It was great despite the weather. There is nothing like shooting in NYC. You arrive to set 5:30-6 am and the sun has not even peeked its head above the rise yet, and you are just begging for it. The excitement kept me warm though.

Q. Tell your fans about your many upcoming projects.

A. Well next for me is a film titled "Hard Sell" which should be making its way to the Sundance film festival as well as "The Adderall Diaries.: Hard Sell stars Kristen Chenoweth, Kristen Bowden and Hardy Buchanan. “The Adderall Diaries” stars Amber Heard, James Franco, Ed Harris, Jim Parrack, Cynthia Nixon and Wilmer Valderrama. Can't give too many details but those will be next for me.

Q. Your fans would love to know if you have any hidden talents.

A. Hidden talents huh? Lol….well if I talk about them they wouldn't be hidden anymore. No, I love a game of pool. On my down time I head over to a spot in Manhattan called Fat Cats with my buddy Josh Burrows who coincidentally plays the Captain Morgan guy and who ever loses has to walk the plank.

Q. I'm going to end with what's become my signature question. If you were a baseball player, what would your walk up song be?

A. Well I really like Eminem's song “Lose Yourself.” It’s kinda true in life you only get one shot so why not give it all you've got. In baseball you get three strikes and then you are out but I like to think you only have one. If you can knock it out the park on just one, who needs two more. LOL.

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