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Erick Lopez | Average to Savage EP27

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This is the twenty-seventh episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring actor Erick Lopez. Paul Guarino talked with Erick Lopez discussing his road to becoming an actor, his role as Hector on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and his love for the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks. Follow Erick Lopez https://www.instagram.com/mr.ericklopez https://twitter.com/ErickVLopez https://www.facebook.com/ErickVictorLopez/ Powered by RISE Brewing Co. www.risebrewingco.com/

This is the average Ti aveage podcastwith Valgarino everyone, an anyone, athletes, soletsand much more. So if everybody I'm back for anotherepisode of the average, has podcast got another special guest for me today,actor Eric Lopez here, how's it going yeah wit that Ma so. Can you give us abrief summary About Yourself? Yeai VEEENLOTTB looked up right now andonavo on w called BSXBORLFREND. I play acter and Yeh petty much doing H,acting and they'll make sothing out here in Aland Yea. So you grew up inDallas, Texas, right, ight, Aupin Dallas. I think it Wasacegarenord. Youmoved you move to Dallas and n when you were kindergarten yeah like rightbefore I was actually living in. I guess like Ontario California, andafter, like the Nos Richer Bacet, my parents were like we got get out ofhere: Yt Gotou. So how did you break into theacting intry? I was actually baball on my hi and Itor, a ligament coming downMariboun on my ankle videonot, pretty I doanting Otad bomb,and during that time I was also taking a drama class and you now have to kindof put my energy somewhere to who I couldn't you know button or anythingyeah. This is ironically funny like I just interviewed Carlwick Dalla fromballers, and he pretty much had almost the same story was like. I got injuredI football and then I picked up back on because I was in acting class yeahther's Ati, eonioher actors, Doeradlai kind of made, the Dan Jup. I gesas allkind of meant to be a weird way for sure how about this one? Could youcould you break it down to us? What a audition is like? Oh Man, yeah.

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...put on a little Bandana and I went inthere and Tilner surper es tes yogotto. So how long did it take for you to knowthat you got the part from e you'll do anaudition and then y likeyou, then they'll bring you back again and burn up like the producers ArDirector and that's called, I call back and then after that then you'll usuallyfind out. If it's a bigger Partlik F your like tolead of the show that you're Goin, to probably put you mor more people butusually ge lik a week or so you'll find out Firston for some poject oit you'llknow like month, Bater Crad yeah for sure, and is it like? Do they do theyemail you or your killor egent like regarde, regardless of you get it ornot? Or do they just like leave it open and nothey got a leave. It Open End tat,you don't get it and then kill you Todo, because it's such a crazy timeline likesometimes they let you know the next day. Sometimes you know in the Leakusomeene what you know like a Monthyou, never know your. So for me I ul Jo Rul,like if I don't hear back by the end of the week or first thing Ongwe, I doabenthe leg tin, Theni up, you know, I'm like okay, O get. You know a yeah andthen like. If it comes around and they say you got it and you're like you're,just pumped you Ike Al Right, I'm back yeah Y BA im flockd. It againyeahtlyouaiing over anespecially, especially you spend so much time with projectslike I, you get a trip and then you're like okay me, AA, O memorizesben o days,Ust Likenonn, O Yo, do the audition Ande Likeka they want to se you can youstart getting more excited and, like you go another couple f days Eni youwant, you want to get it right for this haul bact and then, after that, youhave a couple more days away before they take it. A Bison Si by that time,Youe fully been invected into this one character and you're, like I kind ofWant Tho thing now: N, Yeah E, okay, what's wrong with the punch es wrongwith the nose for sure what would you...

...say or some similar indifferences abouthector an Eric? You know that funny, because whenever they originally rel techaracter pector he was veryb kind of goofy and like funloving and y justkind of kind of Dok your character. I feel like. I have that side of Te. Youknow dee down inside an comes every once in a while come an intriver Eri, mout hyiting him an for blake toyou, know, voice te windom later on, and you know it's kind of interestingbecause it became Putitro for the character, but it also became closer towhat I am. I even ask Gracfol and uther writers o like Yeah Analso, do like very much poo you to sothe Goo Ye sure I feel like that happens kind of like a lot with. I feel,like I hear stories about just like characters becoming like they change itup all the time. Oh yeah and it becomes. You know it's really cool. Actually,because then the works feel like the Writers Are Stol. Good E, Jus monfordig topic what you would probably stay Totemari in the scenario, even like HeiEnaria, to get I ate supernatural te more time ogos by for sure for sure, dodo fans ever run up to ou and say like hey, what's up pecter and so like?What's up the yeah yeah we'll get bad? The morcommonthing is: What do I fell? You FROTOETHERYOU WOK an Eito. Be Like oey, probably don'thave oo, but then you know my friends would be like dude, like that. Iwouldhave made their day. You told them that you're from that show taand thenipettymuch everone that doesthatit's pretty cool yeah h and I saw you were on a couple: F, shamelostepisodes. So what was that like...

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I would say Turin, againis batmen bioncthey ever did a bad andontil really do odotat to get it okay. What about wh?Would you would you be willing to just be like an? Is that one of your goalsto be in like any kind of superer movie yeah and you know Udo, not be, but thena tort ofnoticbing like the reach that you can have on Onspurslike people like O, you know Mak their days. You know, Tiin did stuff likethat, and you had that duper hero. Like that's a really bull tin, you can haveTang a lot of the marvel DM. Like you know, if anyone does Dod wlintle poolYeu, it would just completely like make kid. Goa, no part. Remember that e live.You know it's a really cool wait! UTYOU! Can you can give back the leg? You canhave a bigger outled, whatever you're forgette yeah? Definitely, and whatadvice would you give to up and COM and ACKERS ractes? You know I reginntlyWentto. I went back Toteci to do. Ta couple works up kind of help.peoplenavigate help students navigate but high school students. You know the acting and filmmakingworld because I wish I would know that high I id high school. I knew that Iwanted to do this for a living. Soplay makes that you know one of the big questions. AL alwayscome up. But how do I talk to my parents about this and like financestere, just like man like you know how Canifortun bean actor yea so usually tell my twitc, the parents,like you, justhave, to understand that you know they. They love you they carefor you and they want you I'll run to d. You get rejected and they know thatthere's a lot of Regentio involvedso whatever they they challenge. You aday.I don't think it is lie. What not you look at it and look at it as there weappearing and then also understand from...

...where they're coming from can help helpthem understand. Ang. You know the risk andyou're working to mitigate the rim. So, like you can, instead of like going topick your parents of HARTF OT, like O annot, Tudy Needer, you can alwaysstudy like business or like marketing communication in college and still be apart of the theter program, still be a part of the Dumbprogram on the tie whenyou're in college andin that way parking buses, dull, all part of theworld, you stall do that kind of stuff. You now anyway, yeah for sure how aboutdo you think you have to like go to school like college for acting or youthink you could like? What do you think the easier rount is like going tocollege and foracting or like just going straight to like La Lik got ofhigh school? I arlike Tudent is in loangeles an. I don't any reason why itwould need to you know they can go either either way: Om you to Utla or Digo ud, plike, Boser break pofectors, and you can get a great. You know, network connection, your degrees, notbon, do anything but Bil out the people that are working there. Other actors,you meet the TI makers, you need and then at the same time like if you'reoff that Plang, like I you know at eighte nineteen, I was already hapblentrying to get like auditions out the real world and most Thad. I couldn'tafford to really do acting school properly, though, like college, an whatnot Eayeah Lik it do it to work out. You dill get the same kid of experienceby being on that being around other people that are really doing this. Youknow yeah for sure back to what we're just saying before it just all aboutthe networking yeah R yoursel out there yeah and you ready for some funquestions. Yes, I! So what do you like to do in your free time? Oh manikplayPatong step with friends,...

...but like hobby stuff, I actually juststarted a a techtarup with a buddy of mine, and you know we're working onthat and it's all about like community like AIATEC, acalled, movy, yeah ddy,and yet I let that door and like it's just a way to help people kind of putall their plans in one plate but fee like no one wants to U spacebook eventanymore, techneciting Yan get like overwhelming. Like you know, we wantedto make it easier to Ju take plan to schedule Thomas Breath. You know soit's like a like a calendar, hplayner typic right, yeah, Ye funny, the bigestpocial network calendar and it's all Lik inareally bun packing play not likeyou know, not t o feel formal C, O like conder, but like form like be here atthid time. You know you gotta, Hav, O, know Wande, Geun kind of way toschedule thing es cool. Let's check that check that out to what about whatabout this one you you can answer this one or not. Have you ever had a crazy xIha? You know I had ask yeah, you know itwas it was it funny because it was back inhigh school. You know, I think I have one you'restill trying to figure out, like your emotion, Hen, you're, trying to figureout like O, you just get so much to love. You have so much to give, and youknow theend of the day I would have blucked her on the same level as sheloved me. You wouldnt, have been crazy. Owuld have been married right now you knowperspective wise, I gesshat.Maybe she wasn't that Cazy juicus Bat Parkboard Love Yeah. That was funny,that's pretty funny, and what about? What are people? What's like one thingthat people don't know about you, I'm trying to think I mean I, I try to be Pretty Open, IGOTA loi, Oyeahcongaoh Eayeaha, something that wejust decided to do get away from the...

...whole or parents. O Family still wantto Todoa teremony of proper ceremony. We figure like wedding, ere, so muchbout, other people that we just wanted to do something first out: Perst Buly,gi Te at yeah. For sure, for sure I know like the wedding thing is crazy tomee it's just like Lik yeah, like actually wont o a couple of my friendsare like you, we're not going to have a wedding, we're just going to have likea huge party. Instead, I'm my God, that's even Ba that's to better yeahyeah, and could you give me your top three fevorite movies, all th time? OhMani'mdifferentlie, I knomool be like ogodpoplar and all that stuff, but I gooff of you know growing up and watching dums and doing a certain way about them.So they number Onell, be remembere, the type for sure I think it', a agaljustlike really cool film n Dret, no particular order pull fiction and Pockword bornge mandother. So Tarpini yeah like that, like that, as an actor do watch movies andTV shows like differently like does it because you know more yeah and you know,there's there's a couple different. You either watch it religiously and you'relike uptodat with everything, but you completely like there's people thatjust like to now and they just you know: theyv have theirself Bego to and I used to watch everything like veryreligiously and en iflots, always new TV shows films, ther solly thing towatch. I actually actually started doing more fort watching a docmentaryand watching I guets the animation. You know like aWATC, O Rickand, Morti and Ye Park and then a flip over and watch tsom likedocumentary Olak, fom meal stuff, you knowyeah just put ut the night change opay because you had t after you do. The like t shows and you're like yeah. Yousee it difonly, Ouo, dohter ill,...

...explain it neget the B. Are you everjust like watching like TV or flicking through the channels and you're? Justlike? Oh, I know that person like you, because just because o Ou Ryou're, like Oh, my God, I have't or V,show rutits really cool. It's Flyou Kho Youtry, to make an effort. T eventuallyget around good, so dam thes. So Much TV and film up there a now yea for sureI know your Dallas Cowboys in Dallas Mavrifin right yeah for sure. So sowhat do you think the cowboys are going to do? Naganthekps One? I immediately went onTicka matcher and I got me some tickets for DA game, so canmy birthday comingup on the fifteen, so I'm like Thi o person go o theeo yeah. Definitely opn Te win,definitey hopte come out O W, like may it'll, be so big to get pat thisdevisalr outs Y. AH, for sure, I think I think it's going to be a tough game,but I think t e got a shot because they've been playing really good yeahtheir depensis actually stepped up. So that's that's the thing I'm like if ourDFES plays well than we can go tototo with anybody. Definitely have you beento any Maveri teemes recently, no, I wantto EEMAN TAT Wanayeah WANTTOTCO. They take theplayoff ani'll, be back in Ballas forout that time and I'll jep it Yogooay yeah t e Guy became overnight sensation. He's been on twitter likeevery day for the past, like I don't know weeks, yeah it Daling hes. Sheliterally, like I think, he's leading the auter ballotand they like povoke yeah. He might be- are SOM crazy, ye? Xtd? U Ayeah!Definitely are you fano more human yeah. You know thething that got me B verassoon as he came in, he was very...

...detoriented and he cared what theplayers he cares about. You know their hell to make sure that you know theyhave top doctors, oven, yer, that you know everyone goo in ters, papexample of DA,like this guy playing like hes still around. He fact thastill around it's like amazing. You know bakoes to how o the doctors are doingit dol. So any anyone that takes care of the players. I respect yeah. Even so,I think it was like the Inniversio of him owning the team a couple days ago,and he he put out like the video and the video clip was a Vince Carter, anDirk newwinsy and I'm like this is crazy because it was like twenty yearsago or something like that, and both of them are still active right now, that'swild yeah, like it doesn't even make sense. It'Si was like Oh, it's likeit's crazy, Vince car ar still playing tbe, honest Bu, sl doing this crazy. Isaw yeah. I think he still did like. I think he did a the sixty dunk in thegame, like Sheyeah, he's crazy, good luck to your cowboys, and I appreciateyou coming on the show and Best Luck with all your acting and everythingetyeah go coyeah were. Could people find you on social media Pi me at onIntagram at Ara, viranrreister, doer, CIP and then forqwitter and Eric Year,bkbe, victer and Loa terke, wilta N Awesome.

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