I haven't talked to him in ages and haven't seen him in ages. I don't really have a pro team [that I root for] though.It's more college football and the University of Texas.] I don't know.I like the intensity to be about the work and everything else just be relaxed, calm, and quiet. Bruno Heller created the show, and we did a pilot last year together.
In that sense, all of them are similar to me in different ways. I feel like that is maybe more similar to me, but it's a hard question to answer. He called me and said,"I've written this part with you in mind, so I'd like you to take a look." That was very flattering, so that's how it started.This role might be more similar than the other two. I met Danny Cannon, who directed the pilot, and talked with him.I was never the kid from the wrong side of the tracks. It's really hard—you can imagine reading it on the page and then thinking, There's an enormous amount of these legendary characters in a very condensed pilot.Three years ago, I shared a dinner table at the swanky UNICEF Gala with Benjamin Schenkkan.We chatted about sports, our hometowns, and how he couldn't possibly leave before Lionel Richie performed (he had to be at work at a crazy-early hour the next day). Not that I would have minded—I've long admired Ben as an actor—but that night I was more interested in talking about everyday life.
That's what is so interesting about the actor you know as Ben Mc Kenzie.
He'll probably always best be known as Ryan Atwood from , but he's one of those actors who has successfully maintained an aura of mystery about him in a very public industry.
Fast-forward almost three years later to when we met up for coffee at the Inter Continental Hotel in Century City last week and Ben was still the same.
He might be starring in the most talked-about pilot of the fall season (the must-see Ben Mc Kenzie: Yeah! I see her and her husband, Peter, and their little one, Micah, a bit.
I haven't seen them in a while because I'm shooting, but she's pregnant again, which is great.
Ben: We played on the same middle-school football team.