Artist on Demand alumni, Jackson Rathbone, is currently promoting Cowgirls 'n Angels, which is a family western about the the world of professional rodeo. He plays Justin, a cowhand that sees a little romance. The film also stars Bailee Madison, Alicia Witt and James Cromwell.
Here are a few excerpts from a Huffington Post interview with Alex Simon:
Does the fact that you're a Texan give you a natural inclination towards horses and anything western?
Jackson Rathbone: (laughs) I'm definitely a big fan of Westerns. I grew up loving all the spaghetti westerns and am a huge Clint Eastwood fan. So to get a chance to do a western and a family film was too good an opportunity to pass up. My mom is always saying "Y'all should do a nice family film, something that people of all ages can go see." (laughs)
You've had a tendency to do more family fare. Do you even have any R-rated films on your resume?
Well, yeah there are a couple, but I like to bounce around and try to do a variety of stuff. But most of it is PG or PG-13.
I saw that episode of Criminal Minds that you were on, playing a serial killer. You were scary.
(laughs) Thank you. I love doing those kind of roles. I've got a film coming up in about two months that's a little bit along those lines, but I'm not that evil.
Cowgirls 'n Angels seemed to have great chemistry among all its cast. Tell us about working with Bailee Madison.
She's amazing. She's like a 47-year-old in a 12-year-old body. Not only is she an incredible actress, she's a wonderful person. It's nice to see such a young actress be so composed and grounded. A lot of times you watch a movie about a kid growing up and you feel like you're watching from afar. With Bailee, I think she really draws you in, in a way that's relatable.
You're also a musician? Yeah, I'm not in a band at the moment, but I'm always jamming with friends and just playing with it, having fun. Who are some of your influences? For my solo record that I've been working on, Jack White, The Black Keys and Tom Waits are the main influences. Very bluesy rock and roll with kind of the carnival side.
Source: Huffington Post