I had the chance to talk with Aldis Hodge yesterday, star of the hit TNT show Leverage. I was super excited to talk to him, because Leverage films in Portland, Oregon, my hometown! I wanted to ask him a few questions about his experience in Portland as an artist, because besides being an incredibly talented actor – he’s also a painter!
Jocelyn: Hey Aldis; how are you today?
Aldis Hodge: Hey, I’m doing fine. Yourself?
Jocelyn: Not too bad. Well I’m a blogger from Portland, and I kind of wanted to ask you… I know you’re an artist as well as an actor. And I was wondering if you’ve had the chance to check out some of the arts here in Portland?
Aldis Hodge: I have. I have. I’ve been to just about every art gallery here at downtown.
Jocelyn: You’re a painter, correct?
Aldis Hodge: I am. I’m a painter. I’ve had a little bit of time to paint. I finished one painting since I’ve been here. It took me about two months to finish. And I’m trying to work on it but I just haven’t had the time to be diligent like I would prefer. I love some times just walking around checking out the (pics) because I get inspired myself. I get to see what everybody else has going on, and it’s nice to see what everybody’s perception of creativity is visually, you know?
And then of course the first Thursdays here which is the little art wall here every first Thursday of every month you go downtown, people display their art at the (rec).
Jocelyn: Right. That’s actually what I was going to ask you, if you’d had a chance to check out First Thursday?
Aldis Hodge: Every Thursday that I’m off in time to go, I go.
Jocelyn: Awesome! Well thank you for taking my question and I’ll talk to you again soon.
Aldis Hodge: Thank you very much.
Don’t forget to watch Season 2’s premiere of Leverage on TNT, Sunday June 20th at 9/8c!!