“Hey, buddy. It’s been a minute. Let’s catch up over a stick and a drink.”
Most of us have reached out to a friend at some point and thrown that invite out there. Maybe it’s actually been more than a minute. The thought crosses your mind that the effortless rhythm you had with your friend may no longer be there. But when you meet up, there it is: the familiar warmth, easy chatter and natural connection.
Award-winning actor Dermot Mulroney has been able to consistently connect in that same way with his audience, in what now spans more than a thirty-year career. He’s navigated Hollywood’s rough waters and carved out a stellar career, working with iconic stars like Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep, and directors like Garry Marshall and Robert Altman.
His diverse acting chops have enabled him to crossover into a variety of genres. He’s starred in Westerns like Young Guns, moving dramas like Longtime Companion and romantic comedies like My Best Friend’s Wedding.
In a bit of a career twist, he most recently appeared as Detective Bailey, starring with Courteney Cox, Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera, in the latest installment of the horror-mystery-thriller film, Scream VI.
Dermot and I had a chance to visit and talk about Scream VI as well as life’s journeys, his career and what the future might hold. The rhythm was effortless.