Full Name: Nicholas Evan Reichert (Nick)
Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Astrological Sign: Leo
Relationship Status: Single
We are excited to introduce out first theater Cutie! He’s humble, insightful, and passionate about acting and law. Meet this week’s Campus Cutie, Nick Reichert.
HC (HerCampus): As our first theater cutie, we’d like to know more about your interest in theater. What makes you so passionate about acting?
NR (Nick Reichert): Acting is sort of like a really great rush. It’s one of the few things in life where you can feel very vulnerable, but at the same time powerful. You are on stage, maybe alone, maybe with other people, but you control what happens.
HC: I think that’s a great way to describe it. When did you realize your passion for acting?
NR: When I came to college actually. I didn’t do theater in high school. I played rugby and was, funny enough (laughs), in the marching band. And I always wanted to try my hand in acting. It was something I had always wanted to do. And college seemed the greatest place to start.
HC: How would you describe your style as an actor?
NR: That’s really tough. I’d say I’m very versatile. I’ve played funny stuff. I’ve played serious roles. I guess you could say, “seriously funny.”
HC: Seriously funny?
NR: (Laughs) Yeah, that’s the combination of the two.
HC: What would you say has been your favorite role?
NR: It’d probably be Noah in The Grapes of Wrath sophomore year. It was a great show. It was a great version of the book. The playwright came to see it. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. It was a really dramatic role to sink my teeth into. Although I didn’t have a lot of lines, I was on stage a lot, and he was a very misunderstood character.
HC: A misunderstood character? That sounds interesting. Can you tell me more about that?
NR: It’s implied that the character is mentally handicapped. He is sort of the black sheep of the Joad family. So there are all these very loud, colorful characters in his family. And then you have Noah. When he walks into the room, it’s kind of understood that he’s different. It’s really sad.
HC: Well that sounds like it must have been a challenging role. What would you say your biggest challenge is as an actor?
NR: I’d have to say the biggest challenge is getting off book. But I think a more immediate challenge is taking yourself, your personality, and morphing it, augmenting it, into this new person. So it’s just this overall transformation. That’s the hardest part about the rehearsal process.