Actor Keir Gilchrist, who stars in the Netflix series “Atypical,” is a metalhead that fronts two bands including a grindcore group called Whelm and a death metal group called Phalanx. The 27-year-old talked about balancing his acting career and music during an interview with Bandcamp.
Gilchrist said the following:
“I had this fear that if people found out what kind of stuff I was into, or even how I dressed normally, that it would ruin my [acting] career. And I had another fear that if people in the [metal] scene knew that I acted, they’d be like, ‘You’re a fucking poser. Get the fuck out.’ I was terrified that those two worlds would cross, and I would be ratted out of both scenes.”
He also told a story about showing up on set with a black eye that he got at a Full Of Hell show:
“I slipped on beer on the floor and cracked my face on a cinder block that was holding the kick drum, bruising it. That was not received well.”
[via The PRP]