What is a better way to start a Monday than with a gorgeous new Shane shoot and fantastic interview?! The shoot Shane did for VULKAN Magazine at the end of August has just been released and along with some breathtakingly beautiful pictures there is an amazing interview where Shane discusses life in the limelight, his least favourite role and his plans for the future as well as what he is working on now. Make sure to check out the pictures in our gallery and read the interview below.
Actor/musician Shane West has a come a long way since his teen-movie-heart- throb days! He’s starred in countless TV shows and movies-think “ER,” “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” and “Nikita”- toured with punk rock legends, The Germs, and plays John Alden on WGN’s witch trial thriller, “Salem,” returning for a third season this November. Shane gets personal with Vulkan’s Editor, Rebecca Besnos, and opens up about his most embarrassing role, his attraction to music and acting, the challenges of living a life in the spotlight, and much, much, more!
From a young age, you thought music would be your life, and not acting. How and when did that change?
My whole family is musicians, so we were always musically inclined. It was a little bit of a no-brainer for my sister and I. In high school, we started learning how to play instruments…writing songs, doing the things we enjoyed and thought we would actually do for a living. I had always been a huge movie buff, but I never really thought that that was the life for me. At the time, my mom had moved us to LA, and I was seeing teenagers pop up in commercials, and little TV guest spots, and it was an eye-opening moment for me. It made me wonder if I could do that, and make it my own. That’s how I got into it, and it took a really long time for me to find work, and become even somewhat successful and make it a real career. It quickly became a passion of mine.
Read the full interview at VULKANMAGAZINE.COM