Hendrikus Schraven, noted landscape designer and local TV gardening expert, turns actor in Ben Stiller’s new movie, the Secret Life of Walter Mitty, playing in theaters this December 25th. No, it’s not time to switch careers yet! Although many of his scenes ended up on the cutting room floor, it was still a great ride being part of the filming in Iceland last fall, and he did manage to have one of his scenes make it into that final version!
Hendrikus’ friendship with Ben Stiller and actress wife, Christine Taylor, came from working together on their summer home and property in Kauai. Hendrikus turned the project totally organic using his custom products as well as designing and constructing his new landscape. Hendrikus, with his wife and vice president of their companies, Nirav Peterson, just recently flew back from the opening Premiere of the movie in Hollywood in late November.
We never know where Hendrikus will be next – speaking, designing or working on projects, or from now on … even acting!
In the meantime, check out The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller.