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Emmy Winner Kristos Andrews on the Tenth Anniversary of "The Bay"

Actor and producer Kristos Andrews. Photo Credit: Chris Jon

Seven-time Emmy award-winning actor and producer Kristos Andrews recently spoke with Greek Reporter about the upcoming tenth anniversary of “The Bay,” a television show on Amazon Prime, where he plays the lead role of Pete.

The Bay, created by Gregori J. Martin, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this September. “It’s not an easy feat for a show to last this long. We’re all proud of it,” he says of the daytime drama, which has won numerous Emmys for “Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama.”We made it to the decennial anniversary… the show is only doing better than it has ever before.
“Of course, we’re all just taking it day by day as far as what’s going on in society regarding COVID, but also I know Gregori J. Martin wants to do a little something fun, or maybe something big, depending on how things are looking. Either way, it’s humbling as well as something we can all be very proud of, to get to this point of longevity. I’m very thankful for it.”
On the origin of his name and ethnic background, the actor said with a laugh, “First thought many have is, why am I not full-on Greek, with the name Kristos. I’m only a small percentage Greek but I’m proud of it. Greece has a legendary history and it’s an honor to have a Greek name.”
Regarding his daily motivations, he says “Aside from the lovely family and friends I have, I am motivated by the fact that the mystery of life unveils itself a little more each day. There’s typically a drive toward the big goals in life, then there’s a sense of appreciation about details and the fluctuations we can’t predict along the way.
“I’m motivated by that shining light I see ahead, a bit like the light at the end of the path, yet I am motivated by the beautiful stretch of the path itself. The career choices and life decisions we make; well if we’re to be honest with ourselves, nothing looks the same from the outside looking in as it does from the inside.”

Andrews continued, “It’s important that the doing of it motivates you more than the label or title of what you’re doing. I’m happy to say that what I do in life satisfies me on a core level, beyond the title to it. I’m grateful that I got into this with less drive and passion than what has grown in me today, based on a greater understanding of what it is I do, from the inside now.”

“It’s all meant to be,” he muses. “Each pleasure and each pain, it’s meant to be. This career path helps me accept things as part of the bittersweet beauty of being human… So here I am popping out of bed each day with a better understanding than I had yesterday. The sense of gratitude that exists about it is what motivates me every day.”

He describes what happens to him while he is acting, saying “to truly commit to the feelings and let them have their way with you, leaves you with a greater understanding about what the heck it means to be a human being.”

“In many ways, this craft we call ‘acting’ is the art of being human. We exercise all aspects of our human existence, pulling things from the light and the dark, the whole spectrum, something real life can’t guarantee the experience of.

“Just because it’s a fabricated circumstance with the script, lights, and camera, it doesn’t mean your feelings have to be a lie. That’s the key to me. For the feelings to arrive at the place where your heart registers it as a real feeling to experience. This is the whole point. We’re no more serving the story and audience than the potency and growth of our very soul,” he elaborated.

Andrews also offered the following advice for getting through the COVID-19 pandemic. “Stock up on some goods and food that will last, just to be safe. Stay inside, stay safe and stay healthy. Keep a close eye on how you can support your immune system. Take vitamin C, D, and zinc. If you feel bored, call a loved one or friend that you haven’t spoken to in a while.

He continues, adding “Read, research, take in information about the things that fascinate you… Learn new skills, and learn a new language perhaps.”

Andrews has even more ideas for those of us who are chomping at the bit right now. “Learn how to cook, learn new workouts… I may come around to actually trying to do yoga for the first time.

“Most of all, keep yourself in a positive place where you know this will eventually pass. Now is no more a time to be afraid, than it is a time to reset, readjust, and strengthen your understanding toward yourself, and toward life, so you can re-enter it even stronger after this time.”

For dedicated fans of The Bay, Andrews also shared some news about the remainder of Season 5, saying “There is more closure on a few current show topics as well as a whole new thing; an exciting and mysterious journey to the beautiful Turks and Caicos tropics. Pete’s on a mission to get to the bottom of what this eerie family curse is all about, unveil some unknown family history in the process, and return a very scary and powerful little relic to its rightful resting place.”

“Some crazy things happen, as well as some very tender moments, which I look forward to the audience experiencing with us,” the actor added temptingly.

To learn more about The Bay, check out its official website here. The Bay is available on Amazon Prime by clicking here.

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