With Entourage ending, Adrian Grenier must have been the big “get” for the Television Critics Association. After a panel with the cast and creators for the final season, a mob of journalists cornered the star. I was able to get a few questions in, starting with a sincere look back at Vincent Chase’s career, then moving to some meta humor as Grenier joked about making Chase’s movies for real.
Crave Online: Do you think Vince ever made some bad career decisions, like turning down Aquaman 2 or hitching his wagon to the wrong screenwriter, Bob Ryan?
Adrian Grenier: I don’t really think of careers in terms of bad or good decisions. You’ve got to make the decision that’s right for you and it’s strategic on some level. You can’t do everything. You can’t always be right. There’s no such thing as a perfect formula. I think the key is really to make sure that you’re always doing something interesting and finding the roles that are going to fulfill you creatively. Not everybody needs to be a huge movie star either. There are a lot of extremely talented working actors who are character actors, who have been in millions of movies and make a great living. You’ll never know who they are. That’s an option as well.
Crave Online: Which Vincent Chase movie would you most like to see in real life?
Adrian Grenier: I’m going to start from the beginning. I’ll go do Head On. I’ll even do Medellin because I still have faith in Medellin. I think it’s a good movie. I don’t care what anybody says.
Crave Online: Head On is the one we saw the least of. What was that about?
Adrian Grenier: Oh, believe me, it’s some pretty dark independent filmmaking.
Crave Online: You had James Cameron on the show. Did you try to get in on Avatar?
Adrian Grenier: No, I would never make anyone uncomfortable and try to weasel my way in.