On Sunday, few people had a better day then writer of HBO’s “Game Change” Danny Strong. He took home 2 Emmys, one for “Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie” and one for “Outstanding Miniseries or Movie”. In all, “Game Change” took home 5 Emmys, and now Danny who is already a successful actor having starred in hit shows like “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” and “Gilmore Girls”, has now become arguably the hottest writer in Hollywood. With upcoming projects including “The Butler” starring the who’s who of Acting, and Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol” starring Tom Hanks on the slate, as well as a recently sold CBS legal drama in the works, Danny who was also Emmy Nominated for the incredible “Recount” on HBO in 2008 (He took home the Writer’s Guild Award), has turned himself into one of the brightest names in Hollywood.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the incredible Danny Strong in NYC fresh off of his 2x Emmy winning night on Sunday to talk about winning his first of what I’m sure will be many career Emmys for “Game Change”, transitioning from successful working actor into screenwriting, how someone first starting out can become a successful working actor, making the decision with his agent to only take on high quality work, his experiences working on Mad Men and Buffy, and the chance meeting with his girlfriend and Nicolle Wallace (Who I interviewed and was depicted in “Game Change” when she was a senior advisor for McCain/Palin) that led to our interview. Danny is a rising star, so make sure to be on the look out for his next projects!