Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of happily married acting couples that include Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest, Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan – sorry Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, married couples only … in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!If you’re a good looking actor or actress in Hollywood and you’re not getting what you might think is your fair share of work, blame busy America Olivo and Christian Campbell.From an outsider’s perspective, they appear to be working all the time – maybe even time and a half or double time.
CHRISTIAN CAMPBELL podcast excerpt: “I was in the ‘Supernatural’ Season 8 episode called ‘Man’s Best Friend with Benefits.’ I played a warlock who sleeps with a beautiful dog who turns into a girl.”
AMERICA OLIVO: “I was runner-up for that role. And I was on-set while Christian shot his scenes. I was like, ‘Thanks for not having me be in this position.’ Because this husband-and-wife dynamic of me being his obedient…”
CHRISTIAN CAMPBELL: “I would have heard about it for years!”
AMERICA OLIVO: “… calling him ‘Master’ and wearing a dog collar?”
CHRISTIAN CAMPBELL: “Guess who wears the pants in our family? Hint: It’s not me!”
You can LISTEN to this interview with married actors AMERICA OLIVO (‘Chicago P.D.,’ ‘Defiance,’ ‘DeGrassi: The Next Generation’) and CHRISTIAN CAMPBELL (‘Big Love,’ ‘Supernatural,’ ‘Haven’), by clicking the audio player above!
My favorite acting couple has been busier than ever of late. Let me run down their individual credits:
• America: Currently appearing in recurring roles in two NBC dramas, “Chicago PD” and “Defiance, plus recurring on “Degrassi: Next Generation.” She previously starred in a series of indie films such as Bitch Slap, Neighbor, and Circle. She also was in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and appeared in the original production of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. And I hate to say this in front of her husband, but you may have seen her naked once or twice on film and in an epic Playboy magazine appearance.
• Christian: Recently appeared on USA’s “White Collar” as well as a second season episode of CBS’s “Elementary.” He was also in the two final, fifth season episodes of “Haven” on Syfy. He is best known for his multiple-season run on HBO’s “Big Love.” He also plays an artistically frustrated ghostwriter in the upcoming film An Unkindness Of Ravens. Oh, and you may know his sister, also an actor.
Together, America and Christian recorded voices for an animated feature roughly based on the Brothers Grimm folktale Bremen Town Musicians.
Like I said, they’ve been busy.
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More Mr. Media Interviews with the Campbells: America Olivo & Christian Campbell Video (2011) •America Olivo Video (2010) •