05-07-2011, 01:39 AM
The Wellingtonian has posted an article about Nic Sampson (http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/the-wellingtonian/arts-entertainment/4960316/The-funny-side-of-life/), Chip from Power Rangers Mystic Force, dated May 5, 2011.
05-07-2011, 09:25 AM
whats it say i can't open the link
05-07-2011, 10:44 AM
A terrible magician, a yellow Power Ranger and now a rising comedian: Nic Sampson is pretty happy with the way things have turned out.
The 24-year-old actor/comedian grew up in Wellington, attending Wellington College, and now lives in Auckland.
Sampson studied drama at college, though said he never thought he would make it his career.
"I wanted to be a magician, but I was terrible. I was eight or nine and all my tricks came from this one book," he said. "I wanted to be a rock drummer, too. I was generally either in a play or in the music room."
Afterwards Sampson travelled to London's Globe Theatre following his performance in the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare festival.
In London he received news from an earlier audition that he had secured the part of the yellow power ranger in the Power Rangers television series.
Filming took a year, and Sampson said the experience was fantastic.
"I was thinking this is what I'm gonna do. If this is what being an actor is all about why doesn't everyone want to do it?
"I had tons of money and was running around Auckland. I had a pretty deluded idea of the acting world."
He described his acting as being a little "Disney".
"I'm great at saying, `We must go and save the city', and then turning and running off," he laughed.
When filming ended, the work he expected to keep rolling in didn't.
While working at a bakery he decided to stop waiting around for someone to come to him, and began creating his own pieces.
After some joint writing, mostly with friend Joseph Moore, Sampson went out on his own last year, writing Idiots. It included actress Antonia Prebble, was part-directed by Tom Sainsbury and was staged in Auckland.
"I'd wanted to do something with all my friends. It was the first piece I'd written solely myself."
Patrons were not charged for tickets, but rather were asked at the end to pay what they thought the show was worth.
"It encouraged people to come; there was no pressure to pay."
The concept, and play, obviously appealed, he said, because they pulled in about $1200 over the three nights.
A second instalment, Idiots: Back 2 School, was written and after sellout shows in Auckland is to be performed in the Wellington Comedy Festival this month.
The style is similar, with scenes only loosely connected.
"There's eight scenes set in a high school over one day. Each scene has different characters."
This is what it says.
05-07-2011, 11:44 AM
thank you i appreciate it :)
05-08-2011, 09:54 AM
Haha, Melanie getting wed, Firass winning awards, and Nic having comedy success, sounds like the Mystic Force cast are doing quite well for themselves! :)