Each time I see Lucas Black in a TV show or film, I think about the first time I interviewed the actor who has starred in such projects as “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” and “Seven Days in Utopia.” You’ll be able to see him in early January in the new Matt Damon movie “Promised Land.”
Black was only 13 when he starred in his first TV series, the short-lived CBS program “American Gothic.” If you haven’t seen the creepy series that aired on CBS in 1994, track down one of the DVD sets. It was one of the scariest shows to air on TV up to that point.
Black and the rest of the cast were at a CBS party to promote the new series. The interview with Black started out with obvious questions about starring in his first TV show, what scares him and how the Alabama native got interested in acting. Every answer from Black came with a very respectful “yes sir” and “no sir.”
A question about what he wanted to do in the future got an answer I never expected.
“Yes sir. I really like acting but it’s not what I want to do all my life,” Black says. “Well sir, what I really want to do is become a Bassmaster fisherman. I love to fish and I think that would be a great way to make a living. Maybe I could still keep doing one movie a year so that I would have time to fish.”
So far, Black’s been able to keep the acting part going and has become an accomplished golfer. His fishing days are still ahead for him.