Call Answered: Peter Wrobell: "Junkie: Miles To Go", "In The Light",
1. You are currently co-starring in the film Junkie: Miles to Go, which just had it's premiere at the Polish Film Festival. As someone who was born in Warsaw, Poland, what was it like to have this film make it's debut in this festival? Having this film screened at the 19th Annual Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles meant a lot to me. It was an opportunity to link my affection for the arts with my Polish and American heritage.
2. What made you want to be part of this film? After reading the script, I knew I could utilize organic emotions I experienced with a loss of my cousin who passed away as a result of a drug overdose, just weeks before principal photography.
3. What do you relate to most about your character "Xander Taylor"? This kind of goes back to your previous question, if I had known what my cousin was going through I would of moved heaven and earth to protect him from that world, and like “Xander” I feel very protective of my family.
4. What is one characteristic of his you are glad you don't possess yourself? I tend to be very methodical before taking any action, whereas “Xander” didn't always think of all the possible ramifications of his actions.
5. If you could give "Xander" one piece of advice, what would it be? To stop, take a breath and do more research before taking action.
6. When has there been a time you were at rock bottom? How did you rise up? I'm not sure that I've had an instance where I hit rock bottom, but If I do I would like to think that I would have the strength and humility to ask for help and to do the necessary work to rise above that situation.
7. What do you hope audiences will come away with from seeing Junkie:Miles To Go? That even in your darkest hour there is still hope and you have more strength than you know.
8. What have you learned about yourself from being an actor? I have learned many things about myself from working as an actor but the one that comes to mind almost immediately is how to control my feelings.
9. You also co-produced & starred in the feature film In The Light. What do you like about co-producing over acting? My first love is acting and always will be, producing is just another way of being involved creatively.
10. Bring this interview back to your Polish roots. What is your favorite Polish saying to express excitement when you book a role? Tak.. zrobiłem to!!!
More on Peter:
Peter Wrobell was born in Warsaw, Poland and grew up in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Peter studied stage at The Theatre Lab and after making his move to Los Angeles, he immersed himself in studies at New York Film Academy while honing his craft at The Beverly Hills Playhouse, as well as The Renegade Theatre & Film Group where he was taught and mentored by The Academy member and Emmy Award-wnning actor Chick Vennera.
Peter’s notable TV credits include The Bold & The Beautiful, General Hospital, Acceptance, and Dead Grandma, as well as the telefilm, Starstruck.
On the big screen, Peter had smaller roles in The Monday Before, Mirrors, Iron Man 2, Chasing Happiness, and How to Rob a House. Peter received critical acclaim for his lead role in the 2015 indie film, What Would Jesus Do: The Journey Continues co-starring John Schneider and Lorenzo Lamas. Peter stars as “Xander Taylor” in the highly anticipated drama, Junkie: Miles to Go directed by Tim Russ and premiering at the Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles prior to opening in theaters in Fall 2018. Inspired by true events, the drama is about a rock bottom junkie who sparks an explosive conflict with the local cartel after trading a needle for a gun.
Peter also co-produced the dramatic feature film, In The Light shot entirely in the beautiful country of Honduras. The film tells the story of a caregiver who becomes close friends with a challenging patient that has grown frustrated with life due to her delicate and demanding medical condition.
Currently, Peter lives in Los Angeles and speaks fluent Polish.