Hey TWIST girlies,
You may recognize Reeve Carney as Spiderman in the Broadway show or from his performance on the American Idol finale, but there is so much to this actor, singer and performer! TWIST got the scoop on all the action going on in Reeve's life. Check out the convo below! Plus, TWIST has a Reeve Carney Prize Pack to give away, with an autographed cd of Carney's first album, an autographed cd from Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark, and a signed photo! To win, like us on Facebook and leave a comment and one reader will win!
TWIST: I'd love to hear a little bit about your band, Carney.
Reeve: My brother's the lead guitarist so we've obviously been playing together since we were little kids, like 10-12 years old...and we ended up meeting these guys in elementary school and high school who became our drummer and bass player. So, we've been playing together forever but we only formed Carney three years ago and then we released our first album Mr. Green, Volume 1. And we've been touring and now we're part of the Spiderman production and looking forward to making the next album.
TWIST: What can you tell us about the next album?
Reeve: The reason it's called Mr. Green, Volume 1 is that during the Mr. Green sessions, there were a lot of songs to choose from - probably 50 songs. And we ended up picking those to release first but we have a lot of others. But I'd like to release something that's Mr. Green in its entirety. Maybe at the end of the year, if we can get it out in time, that'd be cool.
TWIST: So how was it to perform on American Idol?
Reeve: Oh man. It happened so quickly that it's really hard for me to - I didn't really grasp what had happened until I watched it on YouTube. It just doesn't seem real when you're watching it back. But yeah, it happened too quickly. I've never done something that short - it's three minutes. You go in, you go out and there's 7000 people in the audience and 30 million watching it! I really didn't have much time to think about it. I just tried to focus and tried to sing in tune.
TWIST: Can you tell me about the experience of playing a superhero? I mean, you're getting to do every kid's dream!
Reeve: I know. I always remind myself of that before I go out on stage every night. Because, the great thing about Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark, is that we have tons of kids there every single night. Some come in costume. My goal is to make them feel like everything is completely real, every night. And a lot of times, they believe that it's real, which is great. I mean, I remember being a kid going to the movies or going places and leaving the theater feeling as though I was the character on stage. So it's a privilege to be performing for these children every night. These kids really want to be you on stage.
TWIST: Is Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark your first big acting gig?
Reeve: It's my first job in theater. I've done a few films. A film called Snow Falling on Cedars - that was when I was a little kid. And then I did The Tempest recently. It came out last year. But, yeah, Spiderman's my first job in theater and I'm actually realizing I'd love to do more theater. It's a great challenge for any actor.
TWIST: What can we look forward to seeing next from you?
Reeve: The next thing will probably be an album because if I end up doing a film or something, which I'd love to do, it probably won't come out for a long time. So, probably the next thing that will actually be released will be an album from us. But then I'll probably be doing Spiderman for a bit - who knows? I love playing a superhero every night!
TWIST: Thanks you for chatting with us Reeve!
Reeve: Thanks TWIST!