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