Leo Buzac Brisbane Actor

Where are you currently studying? 

University of Canberra

Who is your agent?

Paul Newlands (Creme Management)

What was your headshot session like?

A fantastic first experience with doing a professional shoot! Good variety in looks and a collaborative energy. Great outcome for the shots!

What is your dream role? Why?

Likely a western or an historical military role of sorts. I loved watching those films growing up and transporting to those times and places through a role is definitely on the acting bucket list.

When did you start acting? What got you started?

I’ve been acting for 2 years. I wanted to pursue acting for a long time but waited until after high school to focus my time and efforts on it.

Do you work in TV, film, theatre or all three?

All three

If you chose between doing a big film or a small film, which would you choose and why?

I suppose a big role in a small film. I really like independent cinema and a chance to work with up-and-coming filmmakers as a young actor is very exciting.

Who do you most admire?

Actor, Michael Fassbender.

Describe your most challenging role to date and why was it challenging?

Playing the role of a son in a struggling family, who was financially responsible for the household and was the glue that held it all together. It was challenging trying to get into that headspace and do justice to a role that demanded a lot of maturity and yet a lot of pain. shooting some of the fight scenes was really hard but extremely rewarding when it all worked out. I must have done a fairly decent job since the film has just won an award at the Gold Coast Film Festival. 

What is your favourite type of role to play? Why?

Passionate, talkative, and intense characters. Particularly roles where you get to see how badly or desperately the character wants whatever it is that their after and the lengths they’ll go to attain it.

What is your strength as an actor?

Taking direction and being able to act the same scene in so many different ways, with different motivations.

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve been given?

Be your authentic self in the circumstances of the character, the audience creates the character just as much as the actors and writers do.

If you could travel back in time to meet anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why?

Ernest Hemingway, I love his stories.

What’s the most interesting role you’ve had?

Funnily, it was my first time on set as an extra that was most interesting. Seeing the way a crew operated on set pushed me to try and land bigger roles, so I could get in front of their cameras.

What do you like about acting the most?

Doing all the work, auditions, table reads, and rehearsals, to contribute to a satisfying outcome that the writers and directors wanted even before casting.

What’s the most interesting workshop you’ve attended?

Doing an intensive masterclass in Eastern performance philosophy. It was physically demanding and taught endurance and presence as a performer.

If you had a magic wand, what would you do next?

Write, direct and act in a movie.

Anything else you’d like to tell us about yourself?

I love acting more than anything. I believe that everyone and every character is an individual amongst other individuals, and their stories are valid, knowledge bearing and worth telling.

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