In the first of a series of interviews. The Cavanaughs producer and original cast member Cwennen Corral picks the minds the cast of The Cavanaughs. First up – the show’s creator Adrian Morales, who also plays Bryan.
Q1: What is your biggest dream for yourself?
Biggest dream? I dunno. I guess, to find my niche where I can have nice roof over my head, surrounded by friends, with a love, and doing what I love and being able to give back.
Q2: What would you want for your family?
For them to know that I’m doing my best to set an example for my nieces and nephews that they don’t have to settle, that there is a world out there to explore with so many possibilities and that they deserve the chance to explore any talent they have to make them a better person and the chance to give back… if that’s what they want to do.
Q3: If you could write a show and could cast any actor of your choice, who would you cast?
I would love in a perfect world, to be able to produce a full fledged show as Days was back in the 80s’ or a soap like Santa Barbara, Another World, when the stories were character driven. I still would love to work with Leann Hunley and Thaao Penghlis. Karen Moncrieff. Megan Mullally. Dylan McDermott
Q4: Who is your favorite Smurf?
Jokey. haha. I look back, though they were quite dangerous group to cross. Did you know they killed a person through song in front of children in a christmas special?
Q5: Who is your favorite soap/or soap star and why?
I don’t have just one favorite. I was raised on Days of our Lives back in the day. But I have a fondness for Santa Barbara, Search for Tomorrow, Another World, Dark Shadows. I cannot pick just one. I come from a theater background and I love working with ensembles where everyone brings their talent. So naturally I love to watch other ensembles who shine beautifully together.
Q6: If you could have one super power, what would it be?
The power to zap people with euphoria. There would be a lot less arguing in that world. 🙂
Q7: What legacy would you like to leave for the generations to come?
I don’t know yet. I’m still learning. That’s a tough question. There is something that read that I apply to my life, in the way I work with others and how I handle myself through obstacles. I like to think I keep his legacy alive. Bob Fosse last speech to his cast in 1987, on the day he died. “If you can do better, do better. Don’t compete with anyone but yourself. When you are in trouble or have a dilemma, ask yourself ‘What’s the most important thing?’. And when you wake up in the morning, ask yourself how you can be a better person, not just a better performer.”
Q8: What are you doing towards that legacy now?
I learn something from everyone I meet. And I am trying to give back what I know. And I am trying to experience all I can. I’ve been fortunate to have had the life I have had. A life in the theater. A life working for a movie studio. A life working on television shows. A life working in the indie soap world. I’ve come across so many people, and have made friendships that I have treasured. And there’s still more to experience.
Q9: If you could be a sea animal (mammal or fish) which would you be?
Q10: What would you do for a cheeseburger?
What wouldn’t I do for a cheeseburger. It’s a weakness.