“I seek out jobs that scare me. Usually the more scared I am, the more fruitful the experience” – Chris Messina
The film is entertaining enough but given Affleck’s former directing success, we unfortunately (and perhaps mistakenly) expect more.
Chris Messina: “I think as an actor, you’re constantly putting yourself out there, and a lot of times failing … and sometimes you have a good moment and something clicks”
You’ve definitely seen Chris Messina before, even if you don’t recognize his name. In 2012 alone he appeared on film in Argo, Ruby Sparks, The Giant Mechanical Man and Celeste & Jesse Forever and on television in regular roles in The Mindy Project, The Newsroom and Damages. He also stars in Fairhaven, an indie film he also co-wrote and executive produced, which is now in limited release.
Chris Messina can most recently be seen starring in Lee Kirk’s directorial debut, The Giant Mechanical Man, opposite Jenna Fischer, who also produced the film. He also co-wrote and starred in the upcoming Fairhaven, opposite Sarah Paulson. Both films premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Fesival to rave reviews.
“It’s been a lucky year or two,” said Chris Messina who is currently starring in ‘Ruby Sparks’, ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’, TV’s ‘Damages’ and ‘The Newsroom’
It would be difficult to go to the movies or turn on the TV right now and not see Chris Messina. He will be in six films by the end of the year, including Ruby Sparks and Celeste and Jesse Forever, and is currently on Damages, The Newsroom, and the upcoming The Mindy Project.
Newsroom stars Allison Pill and Chris Messina are the latest actors to appear in writer Neil LaBute’s short story for the You Tube channel Wigs.
Trailer: ‘The Giant Mechanical Man’ starring Jenna Fischer, Chris Messina, Malin Akerman & Topher Grace
Available nationwide On Demand (Cable VOD, iTunes, Amazon) April 17