Interview with Buddy – One Night in Daytona Beach

One_Night_in_Daytona_Beach_by_Dellani_Oakes - 200What is your name?

Buddy, short for Bernard. Never liked that name.

What do you want most?

Strangely, I’m pretty happy with life right now. Well, not the dodging bullets so much, but Draven’s a good guy to work with.

Why is this so important to you?

Like I said, I’m pretty happy. It’s important to me to do what I love, and I love my job.

What makes you happy or sad?

Seeing Draven with Jamie makes me happy. Despite the shit that’s going on, they’re good together. I hope that means there’s someone out there for me.

How do you treat the people in your life?

To be honest, I’m probably kind of stand-offish. I’m horribly shy and don’t schmooze well. Draven makes it easy to hang out with, so that’s probably why we get along. I try to be a nice guy, but sometimes I have to be an asshole. Sorry, that’s my job.

Can people count on you?

Absolutely. I’m Draven’s go-to guy, but I will help anyone who needs a hand.

What makes you angry?

Don’t get me started—seriously. I’m a nice guy, and we tend to get shit on. Because of being Draven’s assistant, I’ve learned to push back. I’ve learned a lot from him, and I hope he’s learned a thing or two from me. We’re not just actor and assistant, we’re friends. I guess that’s more of a what makes you happy answer, huh?

Do you stand up for your beliefs?

You bet! I’m deeply spiritual. I had some personal tragedies a year or so ago, and immersed myself in my Jewish faith. I am trying to put those beliefs into action.

What excites you?

Waking up each day and going to work. I know it sounds lame, but this job saved me. I don’t know where I’d be or what I’d be doing if Draven hadn’t hired me.

What do you do for a living?

I’m the personal assistant for Draven Wick, actor. He hired me just before the show started filming. He’s a great guy and a friend, more than a boss. We get along really well.

What kind of books do you like?

I read a lot of biographies. I’m not much for fiction.

What kind of music do you enjoy?

I listen to whatever Draven’s listening to, when I’m around him. When I’m home, I tend to put on classical music. Big Mozart and Tchaikovsky fan.

What’s the one thing you’d most like to do before you die?

I want to find a woman who will love me as much as Jamie loves Draven. I’ve considered becoming a rabbi, but we’ll see where life takes me.

If you could, what’s one thing you’d change about yourself?

Honestly, I’m pretty happy with who I am. I’ve got a great job, a good friend and I believe in happy endings. I have faith we’ll get through this crap with the biker gang and put it behind us.

© 2015 Dellani Oakes

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