Chris Hunter Interview, June 2010
What have you been doing since the show?
Basically I took about 9 months off after S.O.N., just
kind of some travel time and some time to explore. Surfed
a lot and played a lot of music, but now I’m back
on the grind auditioning and in acting classes.
You did an indie film called BOO, how was it
working from TV to Movie? – jgpBT - Twitter
Boo was a totally blast, just a bunch of my good friends
got together and decided we wanted to do a little fun
film. It was a lot of fun working with all those guys
and I would do it again in a heart beat.
Are there any upcoming shows/movies we can
see you in? – hhowdy
Sadly not yet, but I’m hopeful that soon there
will be. I play music at Universal Bar and Grill on
Tuesday you can see me there sometimes :)
How are things going outside of acting?
Generally life is great. I just recently got a dog,
so she has been keeping me super busy. Her name is Nalu
which means waves in Hawaiian, or if you wanted to say
surfing in Hawaiian you'd say "HEEEyy Nalu."
I also Play guitar, harmonica and sing so that keeps
me pretty busy.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’ll have to point to the above question, Music,
Class, Surfing, sometimes some Xbox :)
How did you get into acting?
I always wanted to be an entertainer acting jut came
naturally to me when I was young. Lucky for me I had
supporting parents who helped try and reach my goals.
What made you want to be a part of South of
Well who wouldn't want to work with Tom Lynch? I didn't
know how great of a show I was getting on, when I first
In what ways are you alike and different from
Well, I’m like Glen a lot and not like Glen.
I’m very easy going and excitable, but on the
flip, I’m very open minded and expressive. We
also both like to be in the center of attention.
Who was your favorite character besides Glen?
I really like Matt's character Aiden. I thought in
the last season when we became friends it was a lot
of fun, but season one when we were enemies was also
a lot of fun and challenging.
What character are you most like in real life?
Hmmm I guess I have to say I’m most like a male
version of Chelsea, very expressive and artsy. Plus
totally chill and cool with everyone.
What was it like being apart of such an important
show, and when did you first realize that the show was
having an affect on people?
It was totally a blessing, and maybe the best thing
I have done with my life so far. I didn't realize it
was having such an affect on people I think until the
first GLAAD award show we went to. That was very eye
What was the hardest scene you had to film
in S.O.N.? – Faith
I think the toughest scenes to film were the ones after
the end of season two, dealing with the death of a family
member. Having a brother die will change you as person,
Glen dealt with some controversial things on
the show including when he was caught in the racial
tension during the lockdown, homophobia, and drug addiction;
did you worry at all about playing the role?
I just did the best that I could, if you worry you
get in your head. I tried to be real to the situation
and to the character of Glen Carlin.
Would you ever play a gay or bisexual character?
Gay for pay was the theme of S.O.N. I would, if it
was great roll, that’s what acting is about, stepping
outside the box, and making it real.
Is there a part of his life that you wanted
to explore more of?
Sure I wanted to see a surfing episode with Aiden,
Glen, and Arthur.
I’ve heard you really enjoyed doing the
paintball scene, can you tell us about that?
I used to be on a paintball team when I was about 17.
So, I actually used my own gear for that episode, which
was really cool. I had a totally blast on those few
What was your favorite season of South of Nowhere
to do and why? - AshFan92
I think the first season was my favorite; we were all
just figuring things out and realize how good of a show
we could be part of. It was a great time in my life.
What was your favorite part of doing South
of Nowhere? - Mrs_MusgraveTNG
Getting to work with such great people, and make something
that truly inspired people, and maybe even helped people.
Did you want to do a fourth season? If so,
what do you think would have taken place during it?
I would have loved to have done a fourth season; I
can’t even imagine what would have happed. I’m
hoping Glen would have really started to figure out
what he wanted to do with his life, and start achieving
If the show were still on today, what would
Glen be up to?
Glen would be working as a basketball coach, or maybe
going back to school for some training, surfing, and
enjoying California :)
Would you want to come back and do a movie?
Absolutely, I would love to get to work with all of
the cast again!
What is the most moving story a South of Nowhere
fan, has told you about how the show affected them?
Any fan that has been touched by South of Nowhere is
moving to me. It makes you feel good about the work
What do you miss most about South of Nowhere?
I miss getting to work on something everyday that was
affecting people. Also the cast, we were all such good
friends back in the day.
What is your fondest memory from the South
of Nowhere set? - TheMetaPeta- Twitter
I don’t know if I can pick just one, it more
represents a time in my life and as a whole it was great,
maybe the best time in my life.
Can you tell us if there were some pranks done
on set? If so, what was the funniest one, the one that
you'd never forget? –spencerFan1
We didn't do to many pranks ,but I remember one time
after like 9 takes on this scene where I come running
out of a club to help Aiden, Matt dared me to run out
and have my pants fall down mid take. Of course, I did
it, and I accidentally mooned almost the whole crew
at like 2 in the morning! I’m sure they loved
Did you take anything with you when the wrapped?
We all got our wardrobes pretty much. So I took a lot
of clothes and stuff, but other then that, just memories.
Did South change you as a person in any way?
– Name withheld at user’s request
Yes, in so many ways. It’s hard to explain, but
working on anything like that, will change you.
Are you still friends with any of the cast
We are still friends for sure! I don’t get to
hang out with all of the cast too much these days, but
they’re around. We see each other randomly.
For those who don’t know, do you have
public Myspace, Facebook, and/or Twitter accounts? If
so, what are they?
You know, I don’t have Twitter, but I do have
a Myspace. My Facebook is private so if I don't add
you no offense. It’s just for personal friends
Note: Chris later told me that “I don't
really use my Myspace anymore sadly.”
Do you have a Fan-Mailing Address, and/or a
way for fans to get your autograph or an autographed
picture of you?
Rebel Entertainment Partners
5700 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Do you have any final words for the fans?
My only words are, be true to yourself, no matter what,
and life has a way of working itself out. Love trumps
all cards. Oh, and thanks for watching and listening.