SHOTLIST(including transcript):-

SOUNDBITES:

AP Entertainment

New York, 11 June 2013

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Danny Huston, actor… on reluctance to get into acting:

"I had a great time as a kid growing up spending time on my father's film sets. One of my favorite memories is "Man Who Would Be King" where I went to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and there was my father and Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer - of course a Kipling novel - and so I just thought this is fantastic. I was meeting the tribe people in Morocco, the blue people and it was just so exotic and incredible that I was without doubt this is what I wanted to do. And then I saw my mother sometimes helped my father out when he was feeling pressured and the amount of money and the whole sort of circus act that involves making a film can sometimes be quite daunting and I love to paint and draw. So I thought, 'You know what? I don't need this vast amount of money to produce something that I care about.' So I went to art school in England during my period in art school there were lots of gallery openings and lots of drinking of warm white wine, (laughs), and I realized there was just about as much nonsense around the art world as I suppose there is in any business. So finally I succumbed."

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Danny Huston, actor… on how he became an actor:

"My ambition was to direct, not to act. I was directing and writing. My first job was actually to do a title sequence for my father for film he made called "Under the Volcano" and so I was really happy and then I directed my first film, a film called "Mr. North" and sadly my father passed away and I kind of lost my and my friend, my buddy to confide in and I was stuck in LA in this sort of this season-less state and fellow directors, out of the kindness of their hearts, saw me sort of the years going by and saw me doing nothing and they started offering the small parts and the parts got bigger. Here I am as an actor."

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Danny Huston, actor… on how we'd feel about his daughter going into acting:

"I suppose I would be somewhat like my father I would hope in that I would encourage her. If that's what she wanted I'd support her if that's what she wanted but it would have to stem from her."

TV CLIPS:

Starz

4. TV clips - "Magic City"

DANNY HUSTON SAYS DESPITE HIS LINEAGE HE'S AN ACCIDENTAL ACTOR

Danny Huston certainly has show business in his blood.

The actor, who currently appears in the Starz drama "Magic City," was practically born into the "biz." He's the grandson of Oscar-winning actor Walter Huston, the son of director and actor John Huston and actress and author Zoe Sallis and half-brother of actress Anjelica Huston. He's also the uncle of actor Jack Huston.

The younger Huston was initially dazzled by the lure of the camera. "I had a great time as a kid growing up spending time on my father's film sets. One of my favorite memories is "Man Who Would Be King" where I went to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and there was my father and Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer - of course a Kipling novel - and so I just thought this is fantastic. I was meeting the tribe people in Morocco, the blue people and it was just so exotic and incredible that I was without doubt this is what I wanted to do."

But Huston says he soon became cynical about show business - at least for a while. "I saw my mother sometimes helped my father out when he was feeling pressured and the amount of money and the whole sort of circus act that involves making a film can sometimes be quite daunting and I love to paint and draw. So I thought, 'You know what? I don't need this vast amount of money to produce something that I care about. So I went to art school in England during my. An art school there were lots of gallery openings and lots of drinking of warm white wine, (laughs), and I realized there was just about as much nonsense around the art world as I suppose there is in any business. So finally I succumbed."

Huston says that once he decided to get into the entertainment industry he still wasn't looking to act. "My ambition was to direct. I was directing and writing. My first job was actually to do a title sequence for my father for film he made called "Under the Volcano" and so I was really happy and then I directed my first film, a film called "Mr. North" and sadly my father passed away and I kind of lost my and my friend, my buddy to confide in and I was stuck in LA in this sort of this season-less state and fellow directors, out of the kindness of their hearts, saw me sort of the years going by and saw me doing nothing and they started offering the small parts and the parts got bigger. Here I am as an actor."

Huston's daughter Stella is just coming into her teenage years. He says he doesn't encourage or discourage her about following in the family's showbiz footsteps. "I suppose I would be somewhat like my father I would hope in that I would encourage her. If that's what she wanted I'd support her if that's what she wanted but it would have to stem from her."

"Magic City" airs on the Starz premium cable network, featuring new episodes Fridays at 9 PM Eastern.

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