Gabe and , and they were trying so hard to get all those actors parts on the show, because none of those actors were getting work. We got banned everywhere—that’s why it got cancelled.
Then in 2012, with those same producers, I made my directorial debut.
It’s definitely the first time that I’m on screen a lot.
I feel really lucky, like I got the best of both worlds. LOWELL: My sisters are all so much younger than me that I kind of grew out of that phase, but my little brother had to deal with the worst stuff. When we would take flights anywhere, I would pretend that the plane was about to crash and that I was the only person who could save it. I would make him do every play; act in all the little movies I was making when we were bored on our street. BROWN: When did you decide that you wanted to be an actor? I remember having a very concrete thought in kindergarten or first grade. When it came time to go to network, I didn’t have an agent yet.
He has a terror of flying, which I’m sure I instilled in him, which is a horrible thing to do. BROWN: Did you make him play the female roles as well as the male ones? The teacher was asking, “What do you want to be when you grow up? William Morris, who was representing a lot of the other actors, agreed to negotiate this one contract.
It all happened really quickly—and that was a great thing, and also kind of a curse.
I think the reason I actually booked the job was that I had no sense of the stakes. I remember being at my network test, waiting around—which is the worst part; typically that’s when people psych themselves out—and I was doing French homework. The producers of the show, one of them was this amazing photographer, Gabe Sachs.
It’s not difficult to find things to talk about with Lowell, from his plethora of projects to his record collection to the family photos and bookshelves decorating his apartment.
We spoke with him last week about almost everything. Did most of your friends from home go to University of Georgia?
STYLING ASSISTANT: AMBER SIMIRIGLIA “A lot of the reason why I wanted to direct was I wanted to talk to actors the way I wished a director would talk to me,” explains 29-year-old actor Chris Lowell of his forthcoming directorial debut, , which he just happens to have co-written with his girlfriend. Lowell’s ambitious schedule is not as sudden as it seems.