Q&A with Millen Baird

millen-bairdMillen Baird plays Lance on TV3’s The Almighty Johnsons which airs Thursdays at 8:30pm

What does your job entail?
Finding like-minded people to play dress up with.

Share your favourite work story
I used to work at cobb n co. People used to come in and ask that I not be their waiter.

What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
Louie, Game of Thrones, Angry boys

Finish this sentence: The new TV show I can’t wait to see is…
Family tree

If you could have any other job in the TV industry, what would it be?
A Writer

What is the best part of working in the TV industry?
I like it when you script a scene, allow the actors to massage it with improv, then carve out something better than was scripted in the edit. That to me is more fun than anything!

What was your favourite TV show when you were a child?
The Dukes of Hazard

Which TV character/show mirrors your life?
Curb Your Enthusiasm

What do you think are the biggest challenges in TV over the next three years?
Not catering to broad audiences. Nothing wrong with original, niche shows. Art has been replaced by commerce. Boo hoo.

What do you think has been the worst idea for a reality show so far?
Britain’s Missing Top Model, a BBC reality TV modeling show for disabled women (ie missing limbs).

What was your first ever job in television?
Actually a cyclist in a Fresh-Up ad, not dissimilar to my role in The Almighty Johnsons!

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Probably between, Oz, NZ and US.

If you could work with any one person in the industry, who would it be?
Chris Lilley/Ricky Gervais/Christopher Guest

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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