Jeremy Palko – Pitch Perfect 3
By: Lisa Steinberg
Q) What are the recent projects you have been working on?
A) Back to the grind as an actor reading and auditioning as much as possible. Moving to Atlanta for more opportunities. It’s the place to be!
Q) Where do we pick back up in the Pitchverse in Pitch Perfect 3?
A) I’m gonna be honest…I have never seen a Pitch Perfect I know, I know, I’m ashamed. Will do my best to get caught up before the premiere in late December.
Q) Please tell us how your character Jeremy was described to you.
A) Jeremy was described to me as a “gym guy.” Pretty much all I can really say regarding my small part on Pitch Perfect 3.
Q) We’ve also recently seen you in “The Walking Dead” and “Bloodline.” How do you decide on the projects you work on?
A) “The Walking Dead” and “Bloodline” are two projects I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of! Such an amazing experience. As of now, I really don’t have the luxury of picking and choosing roles. Just happy to be afforded great opportunities.
Q) You often take on dramatic roles. Is it something about these particular parts that draws you to them?
A) I feel dramatic roles suit me more, but that doesn’t mean I am not seeking out more comedic material. I feel as an actor you should always be open to challenging yourself. Comedy would no doubt challenge me a great deal. So, who knows what the future will bring.
Q) What were some of your most memorable moments from working on “The Walking Dead?”
A) So many great memories working on “The Walking Dead.” Both on set and away. Too many to name. I’m just so lucky and humbled to be able to meet so many people and to travel. Being part of “The Walking Dead” family is truly an honor. But one of my favorite moments was my third day on set when we were in the van. We pulled onto set, all the cast in the van, we cranked “Bohemian Rhapsody” on the speaker system and walked on to set head banging. Cool moment.
Q) What did you take away from your time working on “Bloodline?”
A) “Bloodline” is such an amazing show on Netflix. I would have to say the best part about working on the show was the talent I was surrounded by: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz – just to name a few. Getting to watch them work was an invaluable experience and something I will never forget.
Q) You are a part of social media. Do you enjoy the instant fan feedback you receive to your projects?
A) Social media is great way to interact with fans and other actors I do my best to respond to anyone who takes the time to reach out to me. Sometimes it can be a little weird. But most times it’s pretty cool to know how many people support what you do.
Q) What advice would you give up and coming actors?
A) Advice I’ll give to any actor is persistence. It rarely happens overnight. I see a lot of success stories by those who work hard and our patient. It’s not about fame and fortune, it’s about loving what you do in dealing with the hardships that come with that. The traveling, the rejections, the time invested…You had better love the ride that comes with acting and stick with it.
Q) What would you like to say to everyone who is a fan and supporter of you and your work?
A) To people that support my work… just a huge humble thank you! I am truly blessed to be able to pursue this crazy thing called acting. I have family and friends who fight in the military. It’s real amazing people like that that I think about on a daily basis and remind me of how fortunate I am. I take nothing for granted and I appreciate the help and support along the way.