Actor Sam Johnson has given a surprisingly candid interview to Meshel Laurie for her podcast, Nitty Gritty Committee.
Johnson, who currently presents SBS 2 series Hipsters and has recently been filming Seven’s Molly Meldrum miniseries, did not look too kindly on The Secret Life of Us when he was on it.
“I was young so I was having an active kind of social life, so Secret Life was an annoyance that I had to fit in,” he reflected.
“I had to squeeze in 12 to 14 hour days with this piece of shit that had no credibility whatsoever. I couldn’t even believe I was on it. I couldn’t believe my life had come to that and I’d ended up being just this TV whore.”
Johnson appeared across all 4 seasons. He later had an ongoing role in Rush, also produced by John Edwards for TEN and remains prolific as a voice over artist. But he also added, “When I was that age, TV meant less to me then than it does now and it means pretty much nothing to me now.”
That’s going to make publicity for Molly somewhat trickier for Seven, I would imagine.
As he outlines in the podcast, Johnson has endured a lot personally. Last year he made a profound lap of the country on a unicycle in an amazing fundraising bid that perhaps allowed for plenty of think time.
And no TV.
Via: News Corp