Chatting up Ian Roberts on the set of “Saltwater”
It was such a pleasure to be invited to spend some time on the set of the feature film Saltwater a few weeks back by the film’s producer Michael Shoal, producer of the Eating Out franchise.
I was there mainly to interview rugby pro-turned-actor Ian Roberts during a lunch break but since they were in the middle of shooting a scene, I got to watch him work for awhile and was also very impressed with his co-star Ronnie Kerr (who also wrote the film) and by the director Charlie Vaughn who was just a wonder to watch work.
I have posted the interview with Ian over at Gay Star News so please check it out!
Kerr and Roberts are joined by a cast that includes singer-songwriter Justin Utley, Bruce Hart, Will Bethencourt, Jonathan Camp, Russell Dennis Lewis, Brent Henry and John Stokkeland.
I asked Ian how he keeps up his striking physique and he said: ‘The typical gay man is probably a bit healthier in their lifestyle because most of us don’t have kids to bring up – our lives seems to be a bit more selfish. It’s only me and my partner so we get to look after ourselves. My brother has three kids, my sister has three kids. I can’t imagine the stress! But also the rewards that brings as well. It’s just a different lifestyle. Also, having played rugby, I have to keep training just because of all the old injuries I’ve got. If I stop training, they flair up terribly.’
I’ll write more about the film as it gets closer to release.
In the meantime, here are a few snapshots I took on the set:
1) Ian Roberts and his muscles 2) Director Charlie Vaughn, writer-star Ronnie Kerr, and Ian Roberts 3) Me and the 6 foot, 5 inch Ian Roberts 4) Charlie Vaughn giving the actors direction 5) Bruce Hart in a Halloween party wig (you can’t see his fab platform shoes!) 6) Two hunky cast members: Jonathan Camp and Brent Henry.