Hello, readers! Welcome to another edition of I Heart Hollywood, where today we’ll be interviewing one of your favorites stars from the silver screen: Lincoln Cash. For those of you not familiar with his work, Lincoln has starred in many movies and popular TV shows over the years, including everything from futuristic dystopian TV sagas, to guest starring on episodes of the phenomenally popular historical drama As the Heart Draws, to the recent hit The Man Without A Word. Lincoln, tell us a bit about how you first got into the acting scene.
LC: Thanks so much for having me today. Wow, it’s been a minute, eh? I guess you could say I was ‘discovered’ while packing shelves in a grocery store in the suburbs of Vancouver. I’d always loved acting, and took classes in school then did some minor work in local theater, before I got a couple of modelling gigs. This led to an indie film, which then led to the dystopian TV series Lost World, which became a hit, and I’ve been blessed to have been working solidly ever since.
IHH: Blessed indeed – not too many actors can say they’ve had solid work for the past ten years. And when we talk about Lost World being a hit, we really mean a mega hit, don’t we? Everyone seemed to love your swoonworthy character with his mix of loyalty, bookish nerdiness, and reluctant heroism. It really set the scene for many of your roles, like Incitement, last year’s cop buddy movie where you played the handsome wisecracking cop. I’m sure some of your female fans didn’t mind a few of those scenes which showed your commitment to working out. ;)
LC: Uh, I really don’t know what to say about that, except that I’d rather be known for being deeper than my muscles. I’m not really comfortable with being objectified. I think we all deserve more respect than that.
IHH: Well, okay, and well said. Lincoln, your recent role in The Man Without A Word is a departure from your usual action hero roles. Can you tell us what drew you to this film project?
LC: Like any actor, I was immediately drawn to the opportunity of working on a movie with legendary award-winning director Victor Drewe. He’s fantastic to work with, really knows his craft, and I learned a lot from him.
IHH: And yet there was some controversy concerning his daughter, Chlolinda, and her role in this.
LC: I’d really prefer to not get into that.
IHH: Okay, well, would you care to comment on the incident in New York?
IHH: Right, well, I guess that leads to my next question. After the embarrassment of what happened at the movie premiere in New York, you went into hiding for a time, then finally resurfaced in Muskoka, Canada. There was a report that you were there visiting your grandfather. Was that correct?
LC: Yes. That was a trip that was way overdue.
IHH: And rumor has it that while you were there, you made a certain, ahem, special friend. Care to comment?
LC: Look, by now everybody knows I met a special lady there, and no, I’m not going to comment beyond saying she’s the most genuine person I know. She’s got a heart that’s 24 karat, she tells it to me straight, and I love that her love for God is reflected in her love for people. She’s the real deal, and I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure she–and everyone else–knows it.
IHH: In your line of work there are many women wishing to catch your eye, and I imagine are willing to do all kinds of things so they can be with you. I’m sure it’s difficult at times. How do you find working in that kind of environment?
LC: I’d be lying if I said it was easy, because some people out there make it way too easy to stumble. But I’m trying to do things differently now, and I have a new bunch of friends who hold me to account so I walk the straight and narrow.
IHH: And may I ask what caused this change?
LC: Simple. I recently recommitted my life to God. So I’m trying to do things His way, instead of mine.
IHH: But what about future movie roles? Aren’t you worried about what this might mean for your career?
LC: I’d really rather do roles that I can look back on and be proud of, that don’t embarrass my grandfather or girlfriend or any children I may have down the track. So after filming finishes for the Space Man movie, I’m really looking forward to working on a police procedural set in New York but being filmed in Toronto. It’s honest, real, and gritty, and a format that allows for great stories to be told.
IHH: If my geography is correct, that means you’ll be closer to your special friend in Muskoka, yes?
LC: Your geography is correct. Muskoka is two hours north, but a world away from the hustle of the city. It’s so beautiful, with the many lakes, and the sunsets, and just so peaceful. I love it there.
IHH: Sounds like a place we all should visit.
LC: I don’t actually know if the locals want to be overrun with visitors. It’s a delicate balance between finding privacy and peace, and letting people know about this amazing place so tourists still support the small towns and businesses there.
IHH: Can you tell us what’s next for Lincoln Cash?
LC: I’ve got some filming in Morocco for Space Man, then I can’t wait to get back to my homeland and see my friends and start work on the police drama series. It’s going to be a great opportunity to further develop my acting, and, I hope, further deepen the relationships that are so important to me.
IHH: Anything else you’d like to add?
LC: I’d like to take this moment to thank all of my supporters, and especially Pop, Joel, Serena, and Jackie. Thank you for pointing me back to God. You’re the real deal legends here. And Jackie, you’re the sweetest thing in my life–after Jesus, that is. Love you.
IHH: Aww, could Linc get any more sweeter? Thanks so much for your time today, Lincoln. We’re hoping the rest of your year is a blast!
Jackie O’Halloran never expected her actions at a friend’s wedding in Muskoka to go viral. Even less did she expect to gain the notice of a famous Hollywood actor, Lincoln Cash, and all the temptation his handsome presence provides. But she’s a good Christian girl, so a man like him has to be out of the picture. Or so she thinks.
Linc’s visit to see his ailing grandfather was supposed to be a quick visit to Muskoka. He hadn’t counted on meeting a forthright young lady whose courage made headlines around the world. But as he gets to know her he’s tempted to stay, which just might prove dangerous for his agent’s peace of mind, and for Linc’s own heart.
Can these two opposites push past mere attraction to find real love? And what does faith have to do with it at all?
Come visit Muskoka Shores and meet your new best friends and find faith, hope, and love in this sweet, small town Christian romance series.