Nice Boy of the Week: Bret Green
We recently had the chance to speak with Bret Green. You may have seen him on any number of shows from How to Get Away With Murder to Jane the Virgin.
Bret is currently staring on The Inspectors, airing on CBS. Be sure to read the interview below and check out the show.
The Inspectors is a new twist on crime investigation shows. What kind of crimes do they investigate?
US Postal Inspectors investigate any crime that uses the mail. They are federal agents and get involved in a number of scams, such as the Jamaican lottery, memorabilia fraud and illegal money transfers. One of the best parts of our show is that we teach our viewers about these scams and how to avoid becoming a victim of them.
Can you tell us about your character?
I play Preston Wainwright, a college student who recently lost the use of his legs in a car accident. His dream is to one day become a US Postal Inspector but he finds it difficult given his physical limitations.
How challenging is it to play a character with physical limitations?
It’s definitely a challenge playing a character in a wheelchair. It’s completely different from anything I’ve ever done before but I’ve accepted the challenge because it’s important to tell Preston’s story. From day one my goal has been to be as believable as possible in this role and accurately portray someone who faces these challenges.
Changing gears, you also enjoy rapping and make parody rap videos on your YouTube channel – how did you get into that?
I’ve always liked to sing along to the radio, and hip hop has been my favorite genre of music for as long as I can remember. When I was in tenth grade, a teacher asked the class to produce a music video and that was how I got started making them. Music, for me, is a great way to be creative and have fun at the same time.
What are you currently working on?
I’ve been working on a few films recently which has been a fun change of pace. That’s the nice part about being an artist: one day you’re shooting a TV show and the next you’re producing a music video. Rarely do you do the same thing twice, which I love.
Do you have a favorite charity?
I’ve grown very fond of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation since working on The Inspectors. Prior to working on the show I didn’t really know much about the physically challenged community, but this role has opened me up to a whole new world and made me a much more compassionate person.