Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Q & A with Jason Marsden of Blue Like Jazz

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If you are new to my blog, on Wednesdays I post about my experience in Hollywood as a former child/teen actress. If you want to start at the beginning of these posts go here.

This week I have a guest! My friend from my Hollywood Days, Jason Marsden. You can read his previous guest posts here and here to get some more background on him. You may have seen Jason on The Munsters Today or Step by Step or a number of other things. Most recently I hope you saw him in Blue Like Jazz the movie. If not, go see it. He plays a youth pastor you won't like. But it's simply good acting, because you'd like the real Jason. In addition to all his on camera work, you've probably heard Jason's voice in many different places, but hopefully not in your own head. Unless you're him.

Here's my short interview with Jason from a few weeks ago - before I saw the movie. Now that I've seen it (and loved it), I have a few more questions for him and am opening the interview up to you readers. If you have a question for Jason about Blue Like Jazz, leave it in the comment section and it may get answered in part 2 of this Q & A!

Q: When did you first hear about Blue Like Jazz?
A: Well, I heard about it when I got the audition. The script blew me away and after I booked the role I figured some good research would be reading the book as well.

Q: How was this different than other projects you have worked on?
A:Honestly, during production. No different. It felt, moved, smelled like an honest to goodness feature film set. Very capable hands in every department helped bring this to life. I would say that what really set it apart was the overwhelming financial support due to Kickstarter. Clearly fans wanted to see this movie made.

Q: What is your favorite scene in the movie?
A:Besides my own (of course, hee hee ha ha, modest!) when the students, dressed as robots, infiltrate a local bookstore. I begged to be in that scene. I could dress as a bot and no one would know, right? Great, fun moments. Look out for the Don Miller cameo.

Q: Where can we hear the voice of Jason Marsden right now?
A: Where CAN'T you hear me right now (modest)! Currently on the new Hub network in GI JOE: Renegades, Transformers: Rescue Bots, and the upcoming Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters. Some Garfield, some video games, some Scooby Doo, and if you wanna SEE me (in addition to BLJ), check out

Q: How and what is Clark doing? (Jason and Christy's very premature, miracle child!)
A: Thank you for asking! Clark is 2 years and 2 months strong and continues to rock my world! Not only is he full on walking, climbing and sprinting, he loves talking, telling me "Daddy funny!", obsessively asking for "coco-water" (coconut water), watching "Choo choo Thomas", and winning over the hearts of many with his sweet face, Hemingway curls, and infectious smile. I F'ing love him soooo much! (Sorry, I know there's no cursing on the blog, but when it comes to my boy I just can't contain myself. I hope your readers forgive me). xo
A pic of Jason and other old Hollywood friends at our fake high school reunion a few years ago. (More pics to come in part 2 of our interview including some on the set of Blue Like Jazz and updated pics of the Marsden family. Come back next week!)

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Chris Fore said...

How did you prepare for a youth pastor role? That would be interesting to hear since I've worked in youth ministry for a long time. The scene where you had the pinata was great. Great movie, you guys did a really good job! I loved it.

Denise said...

i've been dying to see blue like jazz. it's not yet playing in my neck of "riverdale."

love the book. all of "the don's" books.

Linda Z said...

Love how Jason loves his kiddo so much! I like to know what it was like working with Steve Taylor. I was a big fan of his music in the 80's. :)