Your Weekly Hunk: Brock Harris
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Where you’ve seen him:
You may have checked him and his short-shorts out in “G.B.F.,” a film that just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Brock’s role: an uber-conservative Mormon jock who’s more than a little interested in playing for the other team. In real life, though, this Oklahoma-born hottie is looking for a lady love to share his alternately glam and down-to-earth lifestyle with. Maybe it’ll be you…
Quirky Brock facts:
What are you working on now? Any upcoming projects you can talk about?
Currently, I’m looking for the next thing! I’m writing a project with a friend, and we’re going to write a pitch. And I have a new film coming out — it’s called “Vanished,” and it’s set to come out on Lifetime. I also have another film that’s hitting festivals right now called “Franny.”
What’s your screenplay about?
It’s sort of a Western: It’s about this backpacker who gets into a car wreck and wakes up in this magical Western town, almost like an Oz-type place. It’s kind of like a cerebral thriller, and something I’ve been working on for a long time now. I have a writing partner, and we kind of developed it by doing some improv in the woods about three years ago, and so we’ve been developing all sorts of concepts. It’s a very visual piece.
What’s the best joke or comment you’ve gotten about being in “G.B.F”?
The funny thing is every time I tell people I’m in the movie, I always get asked if I’m the gay best friend. And I have to say, “No, I’m the homophobic jock.” I mean, there were so many funny things — the dynamic on set was so fun. Everybody was having a good time. Another funny thing about it is my little brother’s name is Hamilton, so I had a nice connection to the role through the name.
In your next movie role, in “Franny,” your title is literally “Hunk.” How do you feel about being seen as a hunk?
I just think of it as a flattering thing. Hopefully it’s not discrediting ever — but the “hunk” role in that movie is really funny. It’s a story about a girl who’s overweight, and she’s trying to find the love of her life, and at the beginning of it, I play her dream-sequence man. I mean, like, that role is a nice comedic role, very intentionally cheesy, that kind of thing. But being thought of a hunk can’t be the worst thing in the world, you know? [Laughs.]
What’s something you wish people knew about you?
I’ve been acting for a long time, but I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, and I’m really passionate about outdoor sports — I like to play sports and rock-climb and stay very active, and I also study martial arts, and I’ve been competing in jujitsu lately, so in my off time I spend a lot of time preparing for tournaments, so — I mean, I have a lot of things going on. I make music. I write.
Is there a little-known piece of trivia about you that people might be surprised to know?
Dude, I’m, like, crazy — I have all sorts of stuff. I rode my motorcycle through my school in high school. I was probably 15; I used to ride dirt bikes, and my parents weren’t home or something, so I got my dirt bike out, and a friend of mine opens up the emergency exit for me on the other end like we planned it, and I had a shirt over my head, kind of turban-style, and I drove it through school. The janitors were chasing me, and it was all this crazy stuff. We busted out of the emergency exit, we made a clean getaway, and I never got caught. I certainly don’t regret it!
Is there any rule or life philosophy you live by?
“The dead are not alive, and the living will not die.” It’s a quote from a gnostic gospel — it’s like a book that wasn’t accepted into the Bible, and it’s supposed to be a quote from Jesus — and it basically just means, “Live your life, and choose life.” A lot of people go throughout their lives and they don’t really live actively, and they hide away and stay on Facebook all day, and you should get out there and do what you love and what makes you happy.
We have to ask you one more nosy question: What do you look for in a woman?
I think that the most important thing to me is honesty. I’m a very loyal person, and I like someone to be their genuine self. I want the kind of girl who I can march down the red carpet, and she’ll be the hottest thing there, and then I want to go three months in the woods with her, and she won’t need to shower or shave her legs or anything.
Brock, we’re putting our flannel shirt on just thinking about it...