'Star Wars' Inspired David Corenswet to Become an Actor
David Corenswet, who stars in Ryan Murphy works like Hollywood and The Politician, is a major Star Wars fan. Discover how the George Lucas films created the talent that is Corenswet.
David Corenswet didn’t want to be an actor
Unlike so many kids who grow up knowing they want to star in major motion pictures, Corenswet much preferred immersing himself into fictional worlds as a viewer. As a kid, he was a big fan of Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Star Wars. “I wanted to spend as much time around the worlds that I loved,” he told MTV News. “I wanted to be as close to that as much of the time as I could be.”
To live in a fantasy world full time, Corenswet began to pursue acting. “I started putting all these hours in as a young actor in Philadelphia, and then doing musicals at my school,” he explained. Corenswet’s thought process eventually shifted into “‘I guess I should keep pursuing this because I have some experience in it.'” In addition to loving movies and every aspect that goes into making them, Corenswet decided to become an actor because it eventually made sense.
In the days of old, you had to travel to a physical store to rent movies and TV shows — you couldn’t ask your remote to summon such entertainment. Before Netflix and Hulu, Blockbuster was one of the premier sources for entertainment. Corenswet remembers: “I have a memory of renting the VHS tapes at Blockbuster. It was rent ...
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