LISTEN: Dennis Hensley chats on his podcast with actor-writer-director Mike Doyle about his new movie “Sell By”
For the latest episode of his podcast Dennis Anyone?,. host Dennis Hensley borrows his pal Danny’s West Hollywood apartment so he can interview writer-director-actor Mike Doyle about his new ensemble comedy Sell By, which recently screened at Outfest in L.A.
Doyle talks about where the original inspiration came from, how he found his actors, why it was important to him to hire out gay actors Scott Evans and Augustus Prew to play the central gay couple and how he got to shoot on the Highline in NYC for free.
He also talks about getting killed off on Law and Order SVU after being on the show for six years, being a “punch the clock, blue collar” actor and how he navigates the ups and downs of the business.
Other topics include: appearing nude on stage, getting on The Price is Right when he had $128 to his name and winning $8K, riding in an elevator with John McCain, writing a fan letter to Linda Lavin, his mom being a leader in P-PLAG, volunteering for the Hillary Clinton campaign, why he loves Tootsie, working on Jersey Boys with Clint Eastwood, being starstruck by Ryan Reynolds and that time in sixth grade when he dressed up for Halloween as a “pretty hooker.”