Named Best Motion Picture Drama at last night’s star-studded Golden Globe Awards, “12 Years a Slave” tells the incredible true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was abducted and sold into slavery in 1841. Northrup was forced to work on plantations in Louisiana until a chance meeting with an abolitionist, played by Brad Pitt, led to his release and freedom.
In this exclusive Behind the Scenes Skype interview with OTMM’s Marc Silverstein, actor, producer and writer Rob Steinberg, who plays shopkeeper Cephas Parker in the film, talks about what it was like on set with Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti and the rest of the cast. He also discusses his career from preparing for a major film role like this, to his early days on the set of Die Hard 2.
With almost 60 credits to his name, a recurring role on the HBO hit series Treme, and a role in two movies, “12 Years a Slave” and “Grace Unplugged” currently playing in theaters, Steinberg shares some great stories of a long and successful career. Among one of his favorites is the time that rock superstar Jon Bon Jovi recognized him in a bar as “the guy from “Die Hard 2″!
Want to learn more about Steinberg and his long and noteworthy career in television and movies? Visit his website at www.robsteinberg.com.