My name is Asier Kintana and I´m a Spanish actor. After studying Marketing and working a little bit, I decided that my passion for acting was far greater than my need to get rich. I studied drama in Madrid (Spain) with the prestigious teacher Cristina Rota. I like dealing with people, practicing sports and red wine.
Why are we hearing about you lately?
A couple of years ago, an ex girlfriend broke up with me and I came to NYC to breathe a bit. I have some actor friends in the city and through them I met Susan Batson. It was love at first sight…ever since, I’ve been learning everything from her. In her own words “Asier, don’t let any director tell you that you can’t do something because you can do almost everything… drama, comedy, action…you have a huge talent”. In no time we’re releasing her show, Slices of Life, at her studio in Broadway Theater District.
How do you describe her?
Soul, pure soul and Truth. Nothing else and nothing less. She is an amazing human being that takes care of every actor in her hands. And you grow, you grow till you reach heaven. She´s regularly working with actors like Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise but you would never notice if she doesn’t tell you.
Why were you selected to perform “Charlie Chaplin” in “A Life in Black and White”?
In Susan´s words “You have much more in common with him than you think” and of course “You are as talented and creative as him”. ¡Amen! Now I feel like all I can do is work like an animal to give her back more than she offers me because she is such a generous and passionate human being that it´s a crime to waste it.
You don´t only act, but you dance and sing as well…
How did you know that?… yeah! I sing -although I don´t consider myself a singer- and I dance too… and few other things that I would like to keep “secret”, ha, ha… I´m trained in many styles of dance, including; jazz, African American and modern.
What do you expect from getting on the stage in Broadway for the first time?
Nothing. Just to enjoy the journey with Susan and experience the joy of bringing to life, Charlie Chaplin, the greatest acting star ever. It doesn’t matter if it´s on Broadway, Madrid or Tibet.
What´s the difference between this and other projects?
Completely different. This is a one-man show and it´s the first time I will be performing it. All I´ve done until now have been “regular” plays. Of course it was a pleasure to work with Esteve Ferrer for example, in “Buscando a Hilary” because he is so good at getting together the whole play that it´s scary. Thanks to him and the play, I got the recognition I have nowadays in my country.
Is there something you would like to share with the readers?
Thank you NYC and thank you Susan for this opportunity.
Upcoming “A life in Black and White”, a one-man show for Slices of Life. Premieres in May at Susan Batson Studio – 300 W 43rd St #300 New York, directed by Susan Batson and Starring: Asier Kintana as “Charlie Chaplin”.