By Veronica Dudo
Adrian Grenier is an actor, activist, musician and documentarist. He has appeared in films such as The Devil Wears Prada, Drive Me Crazy and Harvard Man. Audiences know him best for his role as fictional character Vincent Chase on HBO’s hit series, Entourage. The show follows the life of movie star Chase and his friends, played by Jeremy Piven, Kevin Dillon, Eric Murphy and Jerry Ferrara, as they navigate their way around Hollywood. The series finale recently aired sparking talk of a movie.
Over the weekend, the 35-year-old hosted a party at The Pool After Dark and held a special screening of his documentary “Teenage Paparazzo” at Harrah’s Resort where he talked about the end of Entourage, the possibility of a movie and his passion for making documentaries.
Welcome to Atlantic City–do you like to gamble while you’re in the resort?
I try not to lose too much, but I do enjoy losing a little just for the entertainment value.
Do you ever get the chance to visit Philadelphia?
Not enough, but I love Philly absolutely.
The series finale of Entourage recently aired, what was it like to see the show come to an end?
Life is full of poignant departures and that was one of them.
There is a lot of talk about an Entourage movie do you think that could become a reality?
Well, if they want to interrupt the “Teenage Paparazzo” experience tour they’re going to have to hurry up because the tour is doing very well–it may end up being bigger that Entourage.
Now that Entourage is over, you’ve been showing your documentary “Teenage Paparazzo” across the country how is it going?
I’ve been on the “Teenage Paparazzo” tour right now which has been very exciting–taking my film to town hall venues and colleges to share my film and the total experience.
What is the documentary about?
It’s basically about all of us anybody that owns a camera phone and has ever taken a picture or has a Facebook page, it’s really about you but it follows the story of a young 13 year old photographer who wants to be a paparazzo so the idea is that we all can take pictures now so we can all be paparazzi.
You’ve had some screenings of the documentary already, what has been the response?
People love the film; I’m very excited about the response. There’s a lot of exciting online reactions and that’s really what it’s all about. That’s why I’m out there on the road to meet with people and talk to them and exchange ideas because a lot of people have a lot to say and I’m here to respond.
What has been your motivation while working behind the scenes on your documentaries?
I think it’s important to have experiences that are entertaining and light that have something more meaningful as well. It’s good to have that balance and I like to live my life that way–I live like Vince half the day and the other half I try and do things that are more fulfilling intellectually and spiritually.
BUZZ @ THE BEACH
For the October 14 weekend Natalie Cole will be performing at Caesars while Brody Jenner hosts the party at Dusk. Borgata welcomes The Beach Boys and Stephen Stills. The Arctic Monkeys have a show at the House of Blues and The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka will host The Pool After Dark’s Epic Saturdays.