Godsmack Frontman Sully Erna Acts in Pilot for New TV Series
Godsmack vocalist Sully Erna just wrapped up a solo tour, and in a new interview with The Rock Revival (watch above), Erna talked about future solo albums, his burgeoning acting career and other topics.
Back in 2003, Erna worked with Hollywood actors The Rock and Kelly Hu on the video for Godsmack’s ‘I Stand Alone,’ and says that’s when he first got bitten by the acting bug.
“I remember thinking I was gonna be really nervous and uncomfortable, and I surprisingly found myself very comfortable working out these scenes with these people that I thought would be a little bit more intimidating,” Erna says. “And from that point on I started just exploring the acting world and I started doing classes with a lady named Susan Batson, who’s a really top-notch acting coach — she does Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.”
Erna continues, “From there, I started getting a little bit more involved in it, and I started landing small roles — like on ‘Dirt’ with Courteney Cox — and I just recently did a role in a new Martin Scorsese movie called ‘Bleed for This’ — small part as a blackjack dealer that I have a scene with the main guy in the movie, Miles Teller. And I just finished shooting a pilot for a new TV series with a bunch of the cast from ‘Sons of Anarchy’ — David Labrava, who plays Happy, and Drea de Matteo.”
“So between that and a couple of films that I’m supposed to be doing next year, I’m just trying to continue to get some momentum in TV and film, because I really enjoy it as well,” Erna reveals.”It’s a really fun thing. I’m just working my way up that ladder at this point and nurturing Godsmack when that needs some attention and doing some solo stuff. The rest of my time I give to my daughter.”
As far as releasing a follow-up to his 2010 solo album ‘Avalon,’ Erna says it will happen eventually: “It’s just a matter of when I feel like I have the right batch of songs to put on an album. Because that’s really important to me, especially with the solo stuff. This is the kind of music that’s more personal to me.”
Godsmack will be getting back on the road in 2015. After some Australian dates beginning in February, they are set to play several U.S. festivals, including Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock Festival and Rise Above Fest. For their complete concert schedule, go here.
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