Nick Hargrove @nickhargrove
Photography by Adam Washington @adamjwash
Grooming by Keon Cruz @keeocruz
Styled by Nicole Cloutier @nicoleaimeec
Interview by Ashira Provost @_ashiraprovost
What originally inspired you to take on an acting career?
I’m not sure that I can pinpoint it to one specific moment, but from a very young age I was always running around doing accents and impressions to make my friends and family laugh. I didn’t realize it at the time, but by doing this I was creating different characters and voices to entertain them. I had also gone on a few auditions when I was around 10 years old. But it wasn’t until I really started getting into film and television that I realized it was something that I could actually do for a living.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of being an actor?
One of the biggest advantages is that you get to play for a living and live all these different lives. An obvious disadvantage is the uncertainty of the business. It can add a lot of stress, and be scary not knowing what will come next. But I think it also teaches you to be more present.
What are you proud of?
I’m proud of the fact that I had the courage to pursue my dream. Whether or not I had any success was irrelevant to the fact that I went after it with everything that I had.
Who are some of your biggest influences?
Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Jackman, Steve Carell, Sascha Baron Cohen, Hank Azaria
Do you have anyone you admire and would love to work with in the future?
I’ve got a whole list of people I’d love to work with. Being a big sci-fi fan, I’d love to work with Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, and Alex Garland to name just a few. I have a long list of actors that I’d love to work with too. Many of whom being the ones that I mentioned as being big influences.
What were the biggest struggles you had to face to get to where you are?
I think one of the biggest struggles was learning to get out of my own way. Learning to trust myself and figuring out how my own mind and psychology works. That’s allowed me to start exploring things from a character’s perspective more freely and without judgment, and to go to places, emotionally, that I might not have been comfortable with before.
So tell us about your character Parker on Charmed?
When he’s first introduced he is this very charismatic and confident guy who seems like he has everything figured out, but underneath all that is a lot of struggle, especially in deciding between good and bad. He has a lot of family struggles that he is trying to work through.
Did you watch original Charmed series?
I had seen a few episodes growing up, but not all of them. I had a lot of friends and family who were big fans of the original though, so I definitely wanted to help create something that those original fans could love, but also something that a new fan base could get behind.
What was it like auditioning for the role of Parker?
It was a pretty long process for me. Originally, I auditioned for a different character back when they were casting the pilot in March. I auditioned for that role 5 or 6 times, going all the way to the network test. But ultimately I didn’t get the part. After that I thought I’d never hear from Charmed again. About 5 months later, my agent sent me the audition for Parker. I remember being the last person of the day to sign in at the casting office during the first round of auditions — that was on a Monday. I didn’t hear anything until Friday, when my agent said the producers wanted me to come back in for a chemistry read on Sunday. I had my chemistry read with Sarah that Sunday, and found out I booked the role the next day. By Thursday I was flying up to Vancouver to start shooting!
Do feel like the reboot of charmed has more of a millennial feel to it?
I think our Charmed does a good job of tying in current issues. Issues that apply to millennials, but issues that are also relevant to other generations.
Is this your first big acting job?
I guess it depends on how you define a big acting job! Before Charmed, I got to work with J.K. Simmons and James Cromwell on a show called Counterpart, which was huge for me. But in terms of my characters role in the story, Charmed has been the biggest.
We also see your a model as well do feel like a lot of models are transitioning into acting these days?
For me, modeling was a way to try and support myself as I was working to become an actor. When I moved to LA, the goal was always to be an actor, not a model. I think there are others that use modeling a means to support themselves as they pursue acting, but I’m sure there are also those that focus solely on modeling. I’m not sure whether or not there are more people transitioning from one to the other than in the past.
What are your goals for 2019?
I’d like to do a feature film. I think it would be fun to do a comedy!