Marc Hawes on acting alongside Regina Hall and Issa Rae in 'Little': "Man, I was nervous!"
Actor Marc Hawes, who played the role of Scott in the recent comedy flick 'Little,' left the audience in splits with his comic performance in the film. The April 2019 hit comedy also starred Marsai Martin, Regina Hall, and Issa Rae. In an exclusive interview to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Hollywood's new funny man said that his experience of working with the two powerhouse performers -- Regina Hall and Issa Rae -- was "intimidating, to say the least."
"Regina Hall and Issa Rae are so wonderful to work with. They are true superstars and beautiful human beings," said Hawes.
He added that being on the set with them was exciting and fun and there were "many laughs on set during all the “pitch meeting” scenes and especially the apple bit between myself and Regina."
Talking about sharing screen space with Martin, who plays a major role in the film and has also executive produced it, Hawes said: "Marsai Martin is unlike any other 14-year-old I’ve ever met. You’d never know she was the age she was, and I often found that she was way more mature than even myself." He added that he would keep his eye on Marsai as being the youngest executive producer ever, "she is going so many places."
Hawes, who started his career in acting right after finishing university, introduces himself as "Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill’s love child with a pinch of Josh Gad".
The similarities are uncanny and the actor said that the similarity with Gad was the most flattering "as he has the singing and musical theatre component to himself that also runs incredibly close to who I am and what I love doing."
Hawes was a vocal music teacher before he started acting and still teaches music when he is not acting.
The actor, who enjoys playing roles in comedy, has featured in MTV’s 'Life Is Horrible,' FOX’s 'Grease Live,' TLC’s 'Sex Sent me to the ER,' and 2017's 'Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter'. Hawes does not worry about getting pigeon-holed into the genre of comedy.
"If you don’t know who you are as a “type” how do you expect other people too? I’ve learned and gravitated towards comedy, it’s what I know and how I’ve always dealt with challenges and things in my personal life," he said.
"If you’re sad, think of something to make you smile and laugh about it. Life’s too short to not be happy!," he added.