Actor James Preston first caught everyone’s attention with his part on the cult-classic ABC series The Gates and as a model for Abercrombie and Fitch. This past year he joined the cast of the 19-time Emmy® award winning series The Bay (Amazon Prime Video). Nick is the son of Patty Walker (Andrea Evans) and has started working for CEO Lianna Ramos (Jade Harlow) at Romantica.
What is your approach to acting? Acting can be a sacrifice emotionally and personally. Acting requires constantly pulling from around you to form the character and bring that character to life. In preparation I write down characters backstory, shape their history, determine their thoughts and feelings, and establish what motivates this character.
Who has been the most positive influence on your life? My mom is a an incredibly dedicated worker, she instilled in us that you can do anything you set your mind to. She gave us good moral values. She is the strongest person I know and we speak four or five times a week.
What is something most people don’t know about you (Hobby, Favorite TV Series you never miss or Film you have seen many times or Secret Talent)? I received a scholarship for fine arts and can draw.
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week? Currently reading The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success by Deepak Chopra. Acting requires hyper focus, adds another element being relaxed and focused.
What trait do you find most attractive in other people? Humbleness.
What is your astrological sign? Cancer (June 30th).
Favorite City? Fort Worth, Texas.
Favorite Food? Caprese Salad.
Favorite Beverage? Black Ice Tea Unsweetened.
Favorite Season? Spring.
Favorite Color? Orange.
What inspires you creatively? Love and Pain in equal measure.
What was the last TV series you binge watched? Kingdom, on Netflix and I highly recommended it.
Favorite film of all time? The Hustler or Cool Hand Luke, I’m a Paul Newman fan.
Cats or Dogs? Both, I have a cat and a dog.
How can readers and your fans engage with you on social media? @jamespla twitter and Instagram
What will we see in you next: The Bay season 5 part B releasing in September (TBD) and Season 6 releasing in December (TBD).