Podtalk: Actor Lee Perkins Hammers it Home in ‘The Domestics’

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CHICAGO – The horror of a post apocalyptic world is ripe for exploration, and the new film “The Domestics” is the latest to take us down that road. Tyler Hoechlin and Kate Bosworth portray a married couple seeking her parents, as they road trip through what is left of Wisconsin after a societal collapse, and a series of murderous gangs have marked their territory. One of the gang leaders is Dean The Nailer, a foreboding presence who is portrayed with a ferocious intensity and precise eeriness by actor Lee Perkins.

Man in the Mask: Dean the Nailer is Portrayed by Lee Perkins (inset) in ‘The Domestics’
Photo credit: Orion Classics/Lee Perkins

Perkins is a self-described “working man’s” actor, having appeared in over 90 TV shows and movies since the 1980s. Notable films/series include “Freejack” (1992), “From the Earth to the Moon” (1998), “The Conquest of America” (2005), “Foxcatcher” (2014) and “Woodlawn” (2015). He has studied acting in Los Angeles and London (at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) and appeared in Shakepeare’s “Troilus and Cressida” on the London stage. His IMDB page lists five upcoming projects.

In the following Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, Lee Perkins observes how horror film movie sets create the story atmosphere, his journey to the role of Dean the Nailer, and who gave him the best advice about acting.

“The Domestics” has a nationwide release on June 28th (in Chicago at the AMC Loews in Woodridge, Illinois). See local listings for theaters and show times. Featuring Lee Perkins, Tyler Hoechlin, Kate Bosworth, David Dastmalchian and Lance Reddick. Written and directed by Mike P. Nelson. Rated “R”

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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