Photographer Joshua Shultz
Styled by Ali Levine
Grooming Sydney Zibrak
Location The Sunset Marquis Hotel
Bellus Magazine (BM): How long have you been acting?
Jonny Pasvolsky (JP): I’ve been acting professionally since 1997.
BM: What has it been like making the transition from Australia to LA?
JP: LA is so different from where we live in Australia. We live at Bondi Beach in Sydney so our life revolves around the beach. We live in Beverlywood at the moment, in LA, so it’s a little way to the beach. I miss getting a quick surf in before work.
BM: What can you tell us about Mortdecai?
JP: Mortdecai is a romp of an action comedy. A bunch of eccentric characters all obsessed with getting their hands on a painting that is worth a hell of a lot of money. Expect a fight in a car, of the oddest kind, Johnny Depp and I go head to head in a sword fight (come-‘Moustache Off’). Look out for a little personal Ode to Don Johnson – but you have to see the movie to know what that’s about. You will know it when you see it! This is a fun movie and silly as hell.
Watch the trailer for Mortdecai here…
BM: Tell us about your character Emil Strago.
JP: Emil Strago, “World Criminal”. He’s just a man trying to make his mark on the world. Any world that he can find that will have him, even if it’s an enemy recognizing his existence and trying to kill him. He’s a revolutionary looking for a revolution. The contradiction is that he actually loves so many things about the world that he is trying to destroy. He does a truly mediocre job of mastering the English language but does a great job of trying to destroy Charlie Mortdecai, in his almost OCD-ish pursuit of this mysterious painting.
BM: What is next for you?
JP: Hopefully making my own film here in LA.
BM: What else do you like to do other than act?
JP: I came second in the Beverly Hills Picklefest earlier in the year. I love pickles and pickling. I’m perfecting my recipe so I can beat the woman who won and didn’t let me taste her pickles… I sing, play the guitar and I love surfing. I have three daughters so when I’m not tending to their every need, you can often find me power napping.
BM: What advice can you give to the other aspiring actors out there?
JP: Don’t compare yourself to other actors. Find what is unique about you and develop it. You are the most original thing you can present.
BM: What is the best place for your fans to keep up to date on your journey?
JP: Facebook LINK HERE