Chad Michael Murray is someone who has tackled the acting world pretty fiercely over the last 10 years. From starring on CW favorite One Tree Hill to landing leads in major films alongside actresses like Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff and Jamie Lee Curtis, Chad more or less has Hollywood firmly in his back pocket. So, like anyone would be, I was skeptical upon hearing that he had written a graphic novel — not a novel or memoir, mind you. It wouldn’t be much of a challenge for the 30-year-old seasoned actor to ghost-write a book like so many of his peers, trying to capitalize on their fame while they can. Chad chose a genre that is very much critical and protective of its own kind. A ballsy move. And he did it because he likes to write, which I can’t help but admire.
One of the many perks of my job is getting to meet and interview talented people and celebrities with whom in normal circumstances I’d never even breathe the same air. So when I heard that Chad was stopping in New York City for a signing, of course I had to be there. And walking into Barnes and Noble on the Upper East Side was like walking into a cooler, tamer version of a rock concert. The fans were just like any — passionate, kinda nuts and just wanted a glimpse at him — but more importantly, they were devoted and genuinely excited to crack open Everlast, his very first novel. “I though I’d show up here and we’d have 30 people outside. I really did,” Chad later tells me as I sit across from him and his gorgeous girlfriend Kenzie Dalton in a room no bigger than a utility closet.
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