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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 to savage podcastwith Paul Greno everyone in anyone, athletes, Suett's and much more so of everybody. I'm back for another episode of the average hovage podcast. Got Anotherspecial guest for me today, actor Eric Lopez. Eric, how's it going? So can you give us a brief summary About Yourself? Right now,and on a TV show on tw called pays, the ex girl friend,I play Hector and yeah, pretty much doing that acting and fill make thething out here in La Pando. Yeah, it so, you grew up inDallas, Texas. Right, right, right. I grew up in Dallas. I think it is a kindergarten. You moved. You moved to Dallasand when you were kindergarten. Yeah, right, before I've actually live inin, I guess, like Ontario, California, and then after like theNorth Bridgard. They my parents were like we had to get out ofhere. Oh the Texas. Yeah, I got you. So how didyou break into the acting and try? I was actually that ball on myhigh school team and I tour ligament coming down a rebound on my ankle andhide about. Pretty could do anything out that bombed and during that time Iwas also taking a drama class and I had to kind of put my energysomewhere to it. I couldn't, you know, but around or anything.Yeah, this is is ironically funny. Like I just interviewed Carl Wick Dallafrom bawlers and he pretty much had almost the same story. He was like, I got injured in football and then I pick up back then because Iwas an acting class. Yeah, there's talking to other people and like otheractors do get athlete. They kind of made the same jump. I getall kind of meant to be in a weird way. Yeah, for sure. Have about this one. Could you, could you break it down to uswhat it audition is like? Oh Man, yeah, so it depends, you know, if you don't have...

...you don't have an major manager,you can have to go hunt for an audition and you go to a differentwebsites and like hey, I'm whatever, and you go in and you,you know, do the signing product and everything, and then they they seeyou. You run the lines with the the reader, your youth. There'susually like a camera there and everything, and then after ward you go home. But with an aiden manager they send you everything like Hey, you haveaudition tomorrow. And you know it go today the head or something, dependingon what the project did. Yeah, you go in there and same thing. You kind of you performed front of a can like a little, kindof like small room and the small little camera and a reader reading off toyou and yeah, yeah, I got you. And how did you getthe how'd you get the Pars Hector on crazy ex girlfriend? That kind ofan interesting thing. It wasn't a normal audition. Typically they've beend you likesprit, the small pizza, the script, feel build the whole ster. Sotypically that's what you get. You can memorize that. You can showup a pair for crazy egg. They didn't send any skirts. They justsaid Hey, just come prepared to like do whatever. Yeah, so Iwas kind of sewing off all the way over, man. Yeah, Iwent in there. All I had to go off with that I was thecharacter was a donor and I was like okay, though would probably dress likelike a Hoodie or something, but then I started thinking, man, everyonecould dress like that. So I'm like, well, what what about the character? Like where his dream? Like, you know, we're like it feelslike I third think about friends of mine and I'm like, you know, what. Some of them like gate boarders and some of them are likesurfers. Yeah, and I happen to have a Hawaiian shirt, so Iput on a hawion shirt and I put...

...on a little Bandana and I wentin there as the stoner surfer dues at you got. So how long didit take for you to know that you got the part? From that,you'll do an audition and then if they like you, then they'll bring youback again and for us, like the producers or director, and that's calleda call back. And then after that then you'll usually find out if it'sa bigger part, like to you're like the lead of the show that they'reprobably put you for. More people usually did like a week or so.You'll find out first time for some project on it you'll know like month later. A crazy yeah, for sure. And is it like do they dothey email you or your tell your agent, like, regardless, regardless of youget it or not heard, do they just like leave it open ended? No, man, they they get a leave it open end if youdon't get it, and then killed you to because it's such a crazy timeline. Like sometimes they let you know the next day, sometimes you know,in a week and then let you know it like a month. Yeah,you never know. You're so for me, I always do a rule. Itslike if I don't hear back by the end of the week or personfalling, we can do it been of the week. Then then I putit up. You know, I'm just like okay, and get it,you know, put my head yeah, and then like if it comes aroundand they say you got it, then you're like you're just pumped. Youlike all right, I'm back, yeah again. Yeah, becomes the pridethat it's like you just aganizing over it, especially, especially you spend so muchtime with project, like if you get a scrip and then you're like, okay, I have memorize. You climb up two days to memorize,spend two days, it's like Nonstuf, to in those lines. Then you'lldo the audition and like a they want to see you again. You startgetting more excited and like you go another couple of days, then rising theline. You want to get it right for bit of call back and thenafter that you have a coome more day to wait before they make it avision. So by that time you've fully been invested into this one character andyou're like I kind of want that thing now. Yeah, yeah, butbe okay with roll, with the punters, wrong with the those and for sure, what would you say? Are...

...some similar indifferences about Hector and Eric? You know, that's funny because whenever they originally wrote the character of Pector, who was very kind of goopy and like fun loving and, you know, just kind of this kind of Goop your character, I feel like Ihave that side of the deep down inside. It comes everyone to out, becomean introvert. Everyone be allowed the deck, the river will come out. But but then they started writing him as more of like, you know, Voice of wisdom later on. And you know, it's kind of interestingbecause it became to to growth for the character, but it also became closerto what I and I even had Rachel and other writers all right, Hey, I notice the character when a completely different window. Yeah, we decidedkind of like give them more growth and also to like it very much closerto you to but the wow. Yeah, sure, I feel like that happenskind of like a lot with I feel like I hear your stories aboutjust like characters becoming like they change it up all time. Oh, yeah, and it becomes, you know, it's really cool actually, because thenthe works feel like the writers are so good they just forget kind of likewhat you would probably say in that the area and the scenario, even likeheight scenario, though, that just ball field, supernatural. The more kindof go by, for sure, for sure. Do. Do fans everrun up to you and say like Hey, what's up hector, instead of likewhat's up there? Yeah, yeah, we'll get that. The more commonthing is where do I know you prog work and I ask that youand I used not to be like, oh, they probably don't have butthen, you know, my friends would be like, dude, like thatwould have made their day. You told them that you're from the show.I started doing that and then turn off like that. Pretty much everyone thatdoes that knows me from the show. Yeah, it's that's it's pretty cool. Yeah, and I saw you were on a couple shameless episodes. Sowhat was that like? Yeah, that...

...was Super Bat many they get stuffdone, but the cat couldn't have been like knights are meeting, wily makespace. It was probably the very, very cute time, but I kindof like mentally had to be like all right, don't freak out. Soyeah, but every everyone, everyone on the Cap Gotcha. And would yousay, like again, the roles hector was like a breakthrough for you andlike put you into a different like scale, and now people like know you more. Yeah, you know, originally on MTV show that that helped meout a lot. And you know, it just to show you how smallthis world is, entertainment world. The Creator that show, you know,he actually was friends with one of the producers on crazy ex girlfriends. Butthen whenever I had my audition going in the producer ask I noticed that hewas on the TV show with you. What you like to work with andhe put any good words and everything. And Yeah, it's like if italways feels like full turble, like you think that one thing helped you makedifferent. In reality, is something that you did in the path that helpedto get that thing, you know, and then maybe that thing helped youget another thing that will break val you further. So yeah, yeah,yeah, definitely it's all about networking you nowadays especially. So what other shows, are movies do you have coming up? Yeah, so we're fishing up tofor crazy ex we're almost done with that. Probably on March and thenit'll be on Netflix and everything and then, yeah, I just you know,we had a future film that I was the lead in, the firstfilm that I was lead in and it just came out on Amazon video.So it's pretty exciting appearing with feedback there on being like Boa. Dude,you're like a drama. It's you doing like comedy. You got to what'sthat called? Talk Flavor of life. Flavor of life. I'm going tocheck it out. Ye, actually, it's pretty good, a family drama. And what about what's your Dream Role,...

Dream Roll? And I would sayTerry Mc Ginnis and Batman beyond. They ever did a Boatman Bey onfilm. You really done to do a terry to be turning again. Okay, what about we would you? Would you be willing just be like inis that one of your goals, to being like any kind of superhero movie? Yeah, and to not be. But then that's sort of noticing likethe reach that you can have on the spirds like people like that, youknow, making their day and the incod and stuff like that, and thenbeing you had that superhero like. That's a really cool spect you can haveand taking a lot of the marvel fone like. You know, if anyone of those dude went to school, you know, it would just completelylike make it go. No, remember that a lot. You know,it's a really cool way that you can you can give it back the like. You can have a bigger outreach whenever you're good. Yeah, definitely.And what advice would you give to upendcoming actors or actress? You know,I recently went to I went back to tect us to do a couple workshopkind of help people navigate, help students navigate, like high school students,you know, the acting and filmmaking world, because I wish that I would knowthat high school did high school. I knew that I wanted to dothis for a living. So one of the things that, you know,one of the big questions that always come up. But how do I talkto my parents about it? And like finances, there's like man like,you know, how can I apport to be an actor? You know,so I usually tell them, like what the parents like? You start tounderstand that, you know, they they love you, they care for youand they want you. They don't want to do you get rejected and theyknow that there's a lot of rejection involved. So whenever they may challenge you andsay, I don't think this is why, what not to look atit, then look at it as their...

...way of caring and then also understandfrom where they're coming from and help help them understand that you know the riskand you're working to mitigate the risk. So, like you can, insteadof like going to your parents aren't park for about like you cannot study theater, you can always study like business or like mark being a communication and collegeand still be a part of the theater program still be a part of thefilm program on the side when you're in college, and that way, marketing, business still all part of the world. You still have to do that kindof stuff, you know. Anyway. Yeah, for sure. How about? Do you think you have to like go to school, like collegefor acting, or you think you could like what do you think the easierroute is, like going to college and for acting, or like just goingstraight to like La, like out a high school? said, it dependson where where they are currently like it. Student is in Los Angels and Idon't see any reason why they would need to, you know, sothey can go either it. Either way, because if you go to UCLA orthey go us the like. Those are great profectors and you can geta great, you know, network connection. Your degree not going to do anythingbut about the people that are working there, but other actors you meet, the bill makers you meet. And then at the same time, likeif you're off that's flying. Like I, you know, at a one thousandeight hundred and nineteen, I was already cut and trying to get likeauditions out in the real world and most of good I couldn't afford to reallydo acting school properly through like college and whatnot. Yeah, yeah, likeit still get still worked out, you still get the same kind of experienceby being on that and being around other people that are really doing you know. Yeah, for sure. Back to what we're just saying before, it'sjust all about the networking. Yeah, I'm sure yourself out there. Yeah, and you're ready for some fun questions? Yes, sure. So what doyou like to do in your free time? Oh, Mane time,like fun, fun stuff. I'll go play paths all and stuff with friends, but like all the stuff I actually...

...just started to attack start up witha buddy of mine and you know, we're working on that and it's allabout like community, like a detect that aisy, yeah, Udy, andyet Nio at that door. And like it's just a way to help peoplekind of put all their plans in one place. That feel like no onewants to space book. eventy, more Tech Metal James can get like overwhelming, like, you know, we wanted to make it easier to take aplan and schedule timeless friends, you know. So it's like a like a calendarplanners type think right. Yeah, yeah, postal network calendar, andit's all like a really fun packing way. Okay, not like doctor doesn't feelformal, toe like tunder, but form like be here at this time, you know. Yada, Yada. Ye, wanted to get fun kindof way to schedule things. Yeah, school outs, check out. Checkthat out too. What about her? What about this? So you getyou can answer this one or not. Have you ever had a crazy x? I have, you know, I had to ask. Yeah, youknow, it was. It was funny because it was back in high school. You know, I think at that point you're still trying to figure outlike your emotions and you're trying to figure out like you just get so muchto love, you get so much to give. And you know, theend of the day, I would have loved her on the pain level asyou love me. You wouldn't have been crazy. Probably would have been marriedright now either, but crazy all, you know, perspective. Why?I guess maybe she wasn't that crazy J parkboard love. Yeah, that wasfunny. That's pretty funny. Yeah, what about what are people? What'slike? One thing, if people don't know about you. I'm trying tothink. I mean, I am. I try to be pretty open.I okay. So, yeah, yeah, all right, looking glass. Yeah, it's something that we just decided...

...to do get away from the wholeour parents and family still wanted to do a ceremony of poper ceremony. Wefigure like wetting there so much self other people that we just wanted to dosomething first out first. that. Yeah, for sure. For sure. Iknow, like the wedding thing is crazy to make it. It's justlike like yeah, I actually want to. A couple of my friends are likeyou, we're not going to have a wedding, we're just going tohave like a huge party instead. I'm like, that's even bad, that'seven better. Yeah, and could you give me your top three favorite moviesall time. Oh Man, I'm different, I know, most like but Igo off of, you know, growing up and watching films and feelinga certain way about them. So the number one will be remember the titansfor sure, as I think it's an overall just like really cool film.And then the rent, no particular order, pull fiction and popword orange, okay, man, others. So yeah, I like to like that. Asan actor, do watch movies and TV shows like differently? Like doesit you, because you know more? Yeah, and you know there's there'sa couple different you either watch it religiously and you're like up to date witheverything for you completely. Like there's people are just like to now and theyjust, you know, they have their shows to go to, and Iused to watch everything like very religiously. And then, you know, theinfluence always new TV shows and films. There's always things to watch. Iactually actually started going more towards watching a documentaries and watching, I guess,the animation, you know, like I'll watch my rippen morty and unt parkand then flip over and watch them like documentary felt like from real stuff,you know. Yeah, just the Nice change of pace because you had anafter you do see like he shows and you're like yeah, you see itdifferently. I don't know, I don't...

...explain it. Need get differently.Are you ever just like watching like TV or flipping through the channels and you'rejust like, oh, I know that person like you could just could havebeen around breaker more so then you feel bad for not watching. Whenever youseat them in first you're like, Oh my God, I have your TVshow you. So, but it's really cool. It's really cool and youknow, you try to make an effort eventually get around tons so much TVand film up there now, for sure. I know your Dallas Cowboys and DallasMavery fin right. Yeah, for sure. So so what do youthink the cowboys are going to do? Man, yeah, I'm in LosAngeles and, as they begs one, I immediately went on take a masterand I got me some tickets for the La game. No, yeah,my birthday coming up on the fifteen, so I'm like, as my birthdayperson, because big Bertha, go to the game. So yeah, definitelyopen they wind. Definitely hoping they come out with w like man, it'llbe so big to get past this divisional rout if for sure, I thinkI think it's gonna be a tough game, but I think I got a shotbecause they're they've been playing really good. Yeah, their defense is actually steppedup, so that's that's the thing. I'm like a our defense plays well, then we can go totoe of anybody. Definitely. Have you beento any MAVERIS teams recently? No, I want to see you, LukaMan, that guy. Yeah, I wanna. Yeah, I want towatch him, but hopefully I'm fingers crossed, Hofully, they make the playoff,because they'll be back in ballot around that time and I'll definitely going.Yeah, Guy became overnight sensation. He's been on twitter like every day forthe past like I don't know week. Yeah, it's blowing. He's he'sliterally like I think he's leading the altar ballot and they like for votes.Yeah, yeah, he might be something crazy. Yeah, since it's awhile, I'm really excited. I hope you stay some Dallas. Yeah,definitely. Are Your Fan of Mark Human? Yeah, Mark Human. You knowthe thing that got me by very...

...astinity came in. He was verydetoil oriented and he cared about the players. He cares about, you know,their help to make sure that you know they have top doctors. Doyou think her that you know, everyone good example of dial like this guyplaying like he's still around, that they still around. It's like amazing,you know. And Yeah, that goes to how well the doctors are doing. It. Doubt so. Anyone to take care of the players. Irespect. Yeah, I even saw I think it was like the anniversary ofhim owning the team a couple days ago and he put out like the videoin the video clip was of Vince Carter in Dirk newinsie and I'm like thisis crazy because it was like twenty years ago or something like that and bothof them are still active right now. That's wild. Yeah, I thinkit doesn't even make sense that. I was like holy, it's like it'scrazy that Vince Carter still playing, to be honest. But earlier and areyou doing? Yeah, he's still doing the crazy, don't I saw?I think he still did, like I think he did a three hundred andsixty dunk in the game like recent like for sure, he's crazy. Goodluck to your cowboys and I appreciate you coming on the show and best ofluck with all your acting and everything. appreciated. Yeah, yeah, were. Could people find you on social media? Find me at on Instagram at areat a clip. And then for twitter and Eric, you be Victorand look dirty. Open that awesome.

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