Ask your #MCM with Kevin Claydon

Kevin is a professional actor from Toronto, Ontario. From an early age Kevin’s passion for cinema was undeniable. After making his first short films in high-school, Kevin found himself at the University of Toronto where he graduated with Honours from the Cinema Studies program. Though he had never acted before, Kevin started studying at The Professional Actors’ Lab during his third year of undergrad. From that point on, his career path changed dramatically.


Kevin has quickly built a successful and promising acting career. He has just finished shooting a lead role in CBC’s much anticipated new series 21 Thunder premiering in the summer of 2017. Since booking a role in his first ever audition (Kevin landed a part on the hit ABC show Flashpoint) Kevin has had the privilege of working with some of the best and brightest minds in the industry. Kevin recently worked alongside actress Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road) with a recurring part in the Golden Globe  nominated show The Girlfriend Experience (Starz).


Some of Kevin’s more recent credits include roles on NBC’s Heroes Reborn, Rogue (TMN), American Gothic (CBS), and Nikita (CW). Kevin will also be featured in the upcoming season of the critical SYFY hit The Expanse and in the much anticipated film State Like Sleep (2017) starring Michael Shannon and Katherine Waterston.


Kevin has received praise for his acting talent at every juncture of his career. In 2013, Kevin was singled out and selected to be one of a handful of students accepted into the world renowned Actor’s Studio in New York at Pace University. Kevin has also written three short films that have been produced, one of which (On The Fringe) won multiple comedy awards at film festivals in Canada. Kevin also produced his first short film (Contingent) in 2015 with another currently in production.


Kevin currently resides in Toronto where he continues to push the boundaries of his work everyday.


What is the first thing you notice about a potential love interest?


I know this is unoriginal, but I’d have to say her eyes. There are just some people that look at you and completely suck you in. That’s usually the first form of attraction for me.


What is your definition of romance?


My definition of romance is probably not very romantic for most. But I think its when you do something really stupid that gets you in the dog house but you are let off the hook because your partner just cannot stay mad at you. That is a special relationship. I love that. I benefit from it often!


What is your instant deal breaker?


My instant deal-breaker is when you take life too seriously. I am all about having fun together. I like girls that laugh, and smile, and find the joy in life. You know that saying ‘life’s a joke and then you die.’? Well I believe it. So don’t be afraid to laugh.


What’s the strangest thing someone has done to get your attention?


Well I once had a girl tell me that I reminded her of her uncle. That was a weird one. And yes, it was later admitted that she was hitting on me. I didn’t follow up.


If there is one piece of advice you could give to other men out there, what would it be?


Be honest. From the beginning. Be honest about who you are and what you want. You will always be better off for it. Oh, and also, don’t try to win arguments. It has likely already been decided that you are wrong. Don’t fight it.


How do you keep the romance alive in a relationship?


I usually dress up as male nurse.

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Addicted Magazine. Her myriad of addictions include music, fashion, travel, technology, boxing and trying to make the world a better place. Nadia is also a feminist, an animal lover, and a neverending dreamer. Keep up with her on social media through @thenadiae.
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