Presidential titles and villainous characters are among the roster of roles played by Texas native Eric Ladin. From the blockbusters to bingeworthy TV—we caught up with Ladin to learn more about what keeps him inspired.
Favorite part of the creative process?
I love the homework—the research and rehearsal time finding and building the character. That said, there is no greater feeling than putting it on its feet with other actors and fully immersing yourself within a scene.
What was your favorite part of filming Ozark?
Working closely with Julia [Garner], who was a pleasure both in and out of the scene. And working with Andrew Bernstein, a director I have worked with before. Andrew has an incredible eye and a real gift when it comes to getting performances out of actors. I trust him implicitly.
You recently worked on the big-screen adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing. Tell us about your experience filming and whether you feel the integrity of the novel from which it originates remains intact.
I absolutely do. Whenever a book is adapted, choices have to get made about where to focus your vision and story. I think Olivia [Newman] did a great job in telling the story that she chose to tell.
Football season is upon us... who are you rooting for?
USC Trojans... fight on, baby!
In addition to lowering my handicap in hopes that the LIV Tour calls, I have some projects in the works, both producing and acting. I’ve enjoyed the process of being a producer very much!