No stranger to the spotlight, actor and Hollywood heartthrob Blake Cooper Griffin has much to be celebrating these days. We sat down with him to get even more personal on what’s important to him and where he came from.

Editorial fashion, fashion magazine, fashion magazines, fashion magazines that accept submissions, fashion magazine submissions, fashion magazine submissions, fashion publication, Jute Fashion Magazine, Jute Magazine, Jute Mag, online fashion magazine, online fashion publication, online magazine, submissions, submission magazine, submission fashion magazine, style, fashion, editorial, model, New York, NYC, New York Magazine, NYC fashion magazine, New York fashion magazine, Amanda Szczembara, Blake Cooper Griffin, Beerfest, To Boot New York, APC, Sandro, Vince, Z Zegna, Zadig & Voltaire, Manuel de la Cruz, Scotch & Soda, Hugo by Hugo Boss, Theory, Diesel, Veronika Robova, Loli Laneova, Tereza Janakova, ADB Agency

Hailing from South Carolina, the North Carolina School of the Arts graduate first got his start on stage. Most notably performing on Broadway as The Prince in the first ever on-stage production of Snow White alongside actress Ashley Brown. Hoping to one day return to theater and get back to his roots, Griffin shares, “that’s where I learned the ropes and what made me want to be an actor. When I get the chance to do theater, that ‘first love’ feeling comes rushing back. It’s truly thrilling.”

Touching on roots, although Griffin doesn’t get back down to the south as often as he’d like, he claims his dad as one of the smartest people he knows, his mother as hilarious and his sister his best friend. Quality time with family includes late night karaoke, watching college football, cruising the neighborhood in his parents’ golf cart and visiting both of his 94-year-old grandmothers.

Editorial fashion, fashion magazine, fashion magazines, fashion magazines that accept submissions, fashion magazine submissions, fashion magazine submissions, fashion publication, Jute Fashion Magazine, Jute Magazine, Jute Mag, online fashion magazine, online fashion publication, online magazine, submissions, submission magazine, submission fashion magazine, style, fashion, editorial, model, New York, NYC, New York Magazine, NYC fashion magazine, New York fashion magazine, Amanda Szczembara, Blake Cooper Griffin, Beerfest, To Boot New York, APC, Sandro, Vince, Z Zegna, Zadig & Voltaire, Manuel de la Cruz, Scotch & Soda, Hugo by Hugo Boss, Theory, Diesel, Veronika Robova, Loli Laneova, Tereza Janakova, ADB Agency

Moving often as a child due to his dad’s job, he often found himself a victim of bullying and felt as an actor with a platform the importance of becoming involved in several anti-bullying campaigns. After having the opportunity to work with NPR (National Public Radio), a “listening kit” was created around the origins of bullying. He attended several screenings for his film Love is All You Need, where he portrayed an epic bully, giving him the chance to hear firsthand other stories that he could relate to.

Playing Scott in his new film Beerfest: Thirst for Victory, Griffins character struggles during post college life and attempts to navigate the ups and downs of work and relationships. “While I’m not the biggest beer drinker – more of a tequila fan – I really related to Scott. He’s goofy but well intended, competitive but loves his friends and he’s a romantic but not great at dating. Getting the chance to do this zany comedy with a bunch of actors I respect, and a creative team that were a blast to work with, was a dream come true,” he says.

Editorial fashion, fashion magazine, fashion magazines, fashion magazines that accept submissions, fashion magazine submissions, fashion magazine submissions, fashion publication, Jute Fashion Magazine, Jute Magazine, Jute Mag, online fashion magazine, online fashion publication, online magazine, submissions, submission magazine, submission fashion magazine, style, fashion, editorial, model, New York, NYC, New York Magazine, NYC fashion magazine, New York fashion magazine, Amanda Szczembara, Blake Cooper Griffin, Beerfest, To Boot New York, APC, Sandro, Vince, Z Zegna, Zadig & Voltaire, Manuel de la Cruz, Scotch & Soda, Hugo by Hugo Boss, Theory, Diesel, Veronika Robova, Loli Laneova, Tereza Janakova, ADB Agency

Along with being in the public eye, you can at times make yourself vulnerable to criticism and social pressure. When asked how he handles situations like that, he had this to say, “I try to keep things in perspective, and more and more try to make time to do things I enjoy. From watching football with a buddy, taking a challenging gym class, seeing a friend’s comedy show or hiking with my dog – I try and keep time for life stuff. I love my acting career and hope it’s a long successful one, but it’s not the only part of me.”

Having played diverse characters in such a variety of shows and films over the years, Griffin places his initial inspiration for acting with having a love of stories. “I’ve always been curious. As a kid I wanted to know every detail,” he says. Offering advice to the next generation of thespians, “learn as much as you can – you have to know about the world. The more you know, the more you can understand where someone is coming from. Be unafraid of the word ‘no’, in most cases the response has less to do with you than how you feel at the time.”

Editorial fashion, fashion magazine, fashion magazines, fashion magazines that accept submissions, fashion magazine submissions, fashion magazine submissions, fashion publication, Jute Fashion Magazine, Jute Magazine, Jute Mag, online fashion magazine, online fashion publication, online magazine, submissions, submission magazine, submission fashion magazine, style, fashion, editorial, model, New York, NYC, New York Magazine, NYC fashion magazine, New York fashion magazine, Amanda Szczembara, Blake Cooper Griffin, Beerfest, To Boot New York, APC, Sandro, Vince, Z Zegna, Zadig & Voltaire, Manuel de la Cruz, Scotch & Soda, Hugo by Hugo Boss, Theory, Diesel, Veronika Robova, Loli Laneova, Tereza Janakova, ADB Agency

Continuously pushing himself and exploring what intrigues him, Blake Cooper Griffin is a name backed with beautiful stories and a desire of interesting, transformative characters. Using the mantra “never let anyone tell you who you are,” the world is excited to see more of this humble, hard-working heartthrob.

Check out Beerfest: Thirst for Victory out now on CW Seed and follow Blake at @blakecoopergriffin or Twitter @TheGriffster

Editorial fashion, fashion magazine, fashion magazines, fashion magazines that accept submissions, fashion magazine submissions, fashion magazine submissions, fashion publication, Jute Fashion Magazine, Jute Magazine, Jute Mag, online fashion magazine, online fashion publication, online magazine, submissions, submission magazine, submission fashion magazine, style, fashion, editorial, model, New York, NYC, New York Magazine, NYC fashion magazine, New York fashion magazine, Amanda Szczembara, Blake Cooper Griffin, Beerfest, To Boot New York, APC, Sandro, Vince, Z Zegna, Zadig & Voltaire, Manuel de la Cruz, Scotch & Soda, Hugo by Hugo Boss, Theory, Diesel, Veronika Robova, Loli Laneova, Tereza Janakova, ADB Agency

story: Amanda Szczembara

photographer: Tereza Janakova @ ADB Agency

stylist: Loli Laneova

groomer: Veronika Robova

___________________

look 1

turtleneck: Manuel De La Cruz

look 2

shirt: Hugo by Hugo Boss

look 3

jacket: Manuel De La Cruz

shirt: Vince

pants: Scotch & Soda

look 4

jacket: Diesel

shirt: Theory

jeans: APC

shoes: Aiden

look 5

turtleneck: Manuel De La Cruz

pants: Scotch & Soda

shoes: To Boot New York

look 6

sweatshirt: Zadig & Voltaire

jeans: APC

look 7

shirt: Z by Zegna

look 8

jacket: Sandro

sweater: Vince

jeans: APC

shoes: To Boot New York

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.