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HOT NEW TALENT

Flare recently sat down with Jesse Camacho and Benjamin Arthur, the two stars of Citytv’s new comedy Less Than Kind. Set in Winnipeg, the show follows an overweight 15-year-old boy (Camacho) as he struggles to survive his teenage years in a dysfunctional family.


HOT NEW TALENT
Flare recently sat down with Jesse Camacho and Benjamin Arthur, the two stars of Citytv’s new comedy Less Than Kind. Set in Winnipeg, the show follows an overweight 15-year-old boy (Camacho) as he struggles to survive his teenage years in a dysfunctional family.

Less Than Kind


 
Less Than Kind

Flare: You play brothers on the show who are polar opposites. What was your chemistry like on set?

Benjamin Arthur: I have a little brother who is 24 so I understand the harassment. But, it was touchy because there are a lot of jokes about weight. I told Jesse right from the get-go that as soon as the camera roles, it’s all about being in character

F: Were you attracted to the script immediately?
Jesse Camacho: Yes, it’s the funniest thing I’ve done. I thought it was awesome.

F: Do you relate to your character?
JC: I can relate to his weight issues and how awkward he is with girls, but I don’t know if I’m as smart as him.

F: What was it like shooting in Winnipeg for 3 months?
BA: It was minus 50 outside. I would go to the hotel and defrost in the hot tub at the end of each day

F: What did you do to prepare for this role?
BA: I went shopping. My character is from Toronto so he needed to be a bit fashion forward. I bought a little leather jacket for him so he could be a bit James Dean.

F: What are your plans for after the show?
JC: If it doesn’t get picked up I’ll go to high school and hopefully go to LA eventually.

F: Your character has a tendency to parade around in his tighty-whities on the show. How awkward was that for you?
BA: I have no shame. I’ll do whatever makes people laugh. That’s how I live my life with my friends and family.

F: What is it like watching yourself?
BA: I’m a total perfectionist so it makes me sick. I’m really proud of the show though, I feel completely blessed to be part of it. We’re really pushing boundaries like Trailer Park Boys and Kids in the Hall