Forget the “The Other Two”, Introducing The Other Star: Fin Argus
While the show they star in may be titled “The Other Two”, we are more than happy to feature “The Other” actor fans worldwide have come to love from HBO’s comedy. While unfortunately, we know that “The Other Two” is concluding after 3 full seasons, we are glad we got to see the character Lucas Lambert Moy played by the captivating Fin Argus. With their youthful charm and undeniable talent, Fin has quickly made a name for themselves in the entertainment industry. Born with a natural flair for acting and a genuine passion for their craft, Fin has made an imprint as an actor, musician, and overall entertainer.
Beyond their undeniable talent, they exudes a down-to-earth demeanor, making them relatable to fans of all ages. Portraying LGBTQ+ characters in both “The Other Two”, and the latest revival of “Queer as Folk”, Fin reminds us of the importance of bringing these characters to life. An important feat, especially during Pride month in these politically-driven times. As Fin Argus continues to carve out their path in the entertainment industry, it’s clear they are a force to be reckoned with, and their star is only set to rise higher in the years to come. Check out our latest VULKAN Fever with the one and only Fin Argus!
Can you tell us about your experience working on “The Other Two”? What attracted you to the project and your character’s role?
I binged all of The Other Two when the second season was released and loved every second of it. I was excited to audition for the show in the first place, but was even more so drawn to the character. I love the writers style of satire, and it’s as present as ever in the method acting Lucas playing a slew of stereotypical gay characters. I got to live out my full Love, Victor all the way to Brokeback Mountain fantasy.
“The Other Two” has received critical acclaim for its humor and portrayal of the entertainment industry. How do you feel the show addresses the challenges and absurdities of fame?
It’s painfully accurate satire on the entertainment industry. I grew up acting so this show is deeply relatebale, to the point where sometimes I don’t know whether to laugh or curl up into a ball and cry. I love the way the show toes the line between ridiculous comedy and human moments of tragedy. It’s as real as it gets when it comes to tapping into the neurosis of people in this business.
“The Other Two” showcases a unique blend of comedy and heartfelt moments. How do you balance the comedic aspects with the more emotional scenes?
Just when you think you’re safe and protected in the giggles of it all, they throw a sobering punch of sincerity at just the right time. It reminds me of the whiplash that comes with all the glitz and glamor of being an actor, followed by the metaphorical going home to do your dishes. Being an actor is ridiculous and humbling and often melodramatic. I just leaned into those feelings and experiences to play Lucas in the show. No matter how far fame can remove you from yourself on the surface level, you’re still just a stinky little human meat sack at the end of the day.
“Queer as Folk” has been praised for its groundbreaking portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters and issues. How do you feel the show contributes to the representation and visibility of the community in television?
So often, queer characters in TV and Film are sancitifcied to be pallet able to a larger audience. In Queer as Folk, the audience meets a realistic group of queer friends where they’re at amidst messy tragedy, and silly romance. I appreciate the layers in each specific character. I want to see more complicated queer characters and I think QAF set a great precedent for that.
“The Other Two” and “Queer as Folk” both tackle different aspects of contemporary culture. What do you think these shows contribute to the current television landscape, and why do you believe they resonate with audiences?
Queer as Folk is a stark reminder that while queer folks are thriving like never before, it is still a very dangerous time and landscape to be openly queer. It highlights the high stakes of being a queer person in America while showing that we’re human and flawed and still deserve love and safety. The Other Two is effectively a commentary on what it’s like to be a queer person in the entertainment industry and, spoiler alert, it’s not always cute! Queer people have had to bend and sometimes break in order to fit into the TV Film world and you see that at its worst with Cary and Lucas. They embarrass and betray themselves for clout. It’s hilarious to watch but also a nudge to the actors and powers that be within the industry to expand their thinking on where queer people can fit into storytelling.
What were some of the most memorable moments or scenes for you while working on “Queer as Folk” respectively?
The drag scenes were definitely the highlight. On stage performing is my heart and soul and I had an incredible time getting into the drag looks and filming the performances. It was also one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do in an acting job because each drag performance was highly emotional in some way. It broke me open and I’m grateful for the experience. On The Other Two, my favorite part to film was probably the Brokeback Mountain style scenes. I love a little southern drawl and had the best time being an insane cowboy in a tent with Drew.
As an actor, how do you see yourself growing through your experiences on these two shows, and what lessons have you learned from your fellow cast members and crew?
Working on Queer as Folk helped me a lot in my journey of understanding my own gender. I was surrounded by so many wonderful trans folks and felt supported in my transness like never before. I’ll be forever grateful for that experience. Working on The Other Two was my first role that was in a full comedy context. Having done so many dramas, this was a breath of fresh air, and a much needed reminder that acting can be silly and fun, and that can be equally as important as the roles where Im sobbing on the floor. I need a funny break between sob stories. Regardless, on both sets I made friendships with cast and crew that keep me remembering why I’m an actor at all. I love collaborating and meeting new people through storytelling. The most important thing is my relationships that I make through any of these jobs.
In regards to your music, if you could tailor your music to play in the life of someone, like a personal soundtrack, what would you recommend they listen to when they want to be happy and excited, contemplative in the feelings, or invigorated ready to take on the world?
I’ve been writing some dramedy storytelling type music and there is a song I wrote recently called Crestion of Adam. It’s a song about the moment of tension you feel before someone makes the first move. It’s filled with curiosity and wonder, and playing it makes me so happy. Im looking forward to releasing so all the baby gays can have their coming of age movie moment with the windows rolled down in their car.
What is next for Fin Argus?
Im ready to do much more live performance whether it’s drag, theater, or concerts. I can’t wait to put out more music and start playing shows again. Im so proud of the music I’ve been recording and can’t wait to share it with people in person. That’s the point of all of this for me. I’ve always felt most connected to community when I’m listening to music with people. I wanna be a part of that exchange and share my story with the world.
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