It’s a big night for Being Erica‘s Kai, played by Sebastian Pigott. Erica learns Kai’s therapy-assisted time-traveling secret: he’s actually from the future!
TV DivaGal chatted on the phone with Sebastian who became a household name above the borderline as a contestant on Canadian Idol. Now the musician behind “Alien Like You,” a song that’s become a theme anthem on Being Erica is making music all over, though he admits, it hasn’t won him over any girls!
Tonight we discover that Erica’s present day is actually Kai’s past?
The big reveal is that I’m front 2019, and I’m a big rock star. Kai’s abandoned himself at the best time of his life, so Erica’s seeing him at his worst. His therapy’s gone completely off the rails and he’s refusing to go home. So she’s trying to help him out. It was kind of my dream role, because I grew up worshiping Back to the Future. My big joke is that I got realize that.
What’s your favorite period from the past?
The 1940s and 50s. I love that period, especially in America. I always have fantasies of being a baseball player in that era. In the minor and major leagues there were these iconic pitchers who were kind of like gunslingers — I also love the old West.
You’re a musician. Do you use your music to impress the ladies?
I’m not that good with women. Everybody makes fun of me, they’re always telling me I’m so oblivious that women are smiling and flirting with me. I get shy and don’t notice. Most of the love songs I’ve written are after the relationship, and I’m usually bitter. I use it to console myself. The kind of love that resonates for me is two people recognizing each other, and that’s what “Alien Like You” is about, two people who don’t really feel the same as everybody else and then they recognize each other.
Are you a fan of any of the American Idol alum?
I’m a huge fan of Adam Lambert. He’s a world-class talent, which is the purpose of those shows. I think American Idol has a track record of finding that talent. Kelly Clarkson is really good, and she is someone who had the courage to do something different after she came out with her first few songs. That rock and roll record she put out was really cool.
Where do you hope to be in ten years?
Ten years from now, I hope I’ve earned the right to make art that I really enjoy making. I hope I’m in a position to produce films and TV shows from start to finish. I’ve written a film called The Two Deaths of Henry Baker that I’ve sold. I’m starring in it and we start production in the fall. I’m hoping that’s a first step to conceive and create art I believe in. If I can do that, then I will be really grateful.
Being Erica airs Wednesday, March 3 at 10 p.m on Soapnet.
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