Booboo Stewart FAULT Magazine Photoshoot and Interview

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Photography: Orion Bustamante

Words: Miles Holder

One of the most exciting actor traits about Booboo Stewart is certainly his ability to adapt to any acting situation thrown at him. From this, he’s been able to construct a portfolio where no two roles feel the same, nor does the scope of what is next to come feel limited. In his latest project portraying Vic Lakota in Paradise City, we see Booboo re-enter the fantastic world of American Satan. We caught up with the actor to discuss his work, process, and, of course, his FAULTs. 

When first reading the script for Paradise City, what first drew you to the role of Vic Lakota?

I love how he’s the glue of the band. He’s the mediator. Just where he stands as a person. 

When you’re in a project as unique as Paradise City, where do you look to for inspiration?

I mean inspiration comes from so many directions, I just try to answer all of the questions of the script and character, to know as much of the world our story takes place in.

What was the most challenging aspect of the role?

I’m not sure, honestly we had so much fun making this project. I truly had a great time, I think the hardest part is just being believable as a member of the band when the majority of the band are musicians first. 

Looking at your overall career, what would you say has been the hardest hurdle you’ve had to overcome in order to take your art to the next level?

I think the hardest part has been having the confidence to let go of an outcome. Especially when it comes to acting, putting in preparation and then letting go of it when it comes to filming is such a large component.

What’s a question no one has ever asked you but is something you’ve always wanted to discuss?

That’s a crazy question; the first thing that comes to mind is, what’s your favorite food? Haha, and my answer is Southern Cooking and South American cuisine. I love food.

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The last year has been difficult for many artists, what’s something you’ve done to protect your mental health through it all?

I meditate every day. I’ve also started doing yoga in the mornings, too, just ten minutes, but it really sets a great pace for the day. Also, balancing my days better, scheduling my days better. Not trying to cram everyday, learning to have down time and not think doing so is lazy.

When you look back on your career, what do you want your acting portfolio to say about you the person?

I’m not sure yet. I want to keep an open mind with that, I’m just choosing things that I’m excited about waking up and doing.

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What’s been the best advice you’ve ever received?

 I love the saying “To command others, first you must command yourself” that’s from my Sensei. Sensei David Becker.

Your portfolio is so carried with no two roles being the same, is this by design or by chance?

Yes, I love switching it up. I love living in different worlds. Being able to learn about another life.

What is your FAULT? 

Overthinking. I’m definitely a heavy over-thinker. It’s something that I’ve been actively working on. But it’ll be a lifetime of trying to get a little better every day.