Entourage may be done for the season, but star Adrian Grenier is still showing up on HBO — his documentary Teenage Paparazzo premieres tonight.
Entourage may be done for the season, but star Adrian Grenier is still showing up on HBO — his documentary Teenage Paparazzo premieres tonight. The project came about when he met teen photographer Austin Visschedyk and wanted to explore the cult of paparazzi and celebrity. I had a chance to chat with Grenier about the doc, his influence on his young subject, and his last season as Vinny Chase on Entourage.
BuzzSugar: Were you already going to make a documentary on paparazzi, or was it Austin you were more interested in?
Adrian Grenier: He was the catalyst. I wanted to make a film and I was looking for the right topic, and Austin fell in my lap.
Buzz: What about Austin piqued your interest?
AG: I saw Austin as sort of an indication that something was rotten in Denmark. To me it was just sort of this perfect setup for the story, and I saw in him his innocence; a not-yet-corrupted, not-yet-jaded opportunity to infiltrate the paparazzi and hopefully find a healing, constructive result from this whole thing.
Buzz: Do you feel like doing this film gave you a better understanding of paparazzi?
AG: Absolutely. That was sort of my main goal, to try to understand these people who for so long were the lurking, faceless monsters who were out to get me in some way, and I wanted to sort of defuse the demons.
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