The actor reveals how he got into acting and shares his similarities with his character in xinmsn's upcoming web series
“Acting was never my career choice… I was very mischievous when I was young and I would get myself into a lot of trouble. So, for example when I made this kid fall down or I broke a vase, I would pretend and act like I wasn’t responsible for it.
“Fortunately with this face of mine and a bit of acting, I always manage to avoid getting punished,” he said with a cheeky smile.
These days, acting is more than a means of escape for Pierre. Calling it an art form, it gives him the opportunity to immerse himself in different roles - something he enjoys.
“The craft of acting is about assuming different roles and playing different characters, and I enjoy the control that I have over my characters,” he said.
In his latest role in xinmsn web series Art of Love, Pierre plays a mysterious ‘man-in-black’ who links five different stories that explore the relationship between love, art and life. Although the characters in these stories are initially passionate about the arts, they are forced to give up their dreams.
While Pierre never had to give up on any of his dreams, he did reveal a similarity he shared with his character in Art of Love – both have an air of mystery about them.
Calling himself a mysterious person, Pierre said, “I’m pretty much a private person and I rarely share my thoughts with people unless they want to know. I guess only my loved ones will know what I’m really thinking about.”
“It was basically hassle free because the director took his time to explain the scenes carefully to me,” recalled the 39-year-old.
But that’s not the only purpose of the ‘man-in-black’. “The audience will have to watch on to find out the truth because the real reason for the existence of my character only gets revealed in the last part , ” teased Pierre.
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