on Tony Hale’s Disney+ show The Mysterious Benedictine SocietyThe second season ended this week, with the amazing kids going on an adventure around the world in search of a famous mentor. Of course, as is often the case, Vancouver stands for these stunning landscapes, and it’s a happy place for Hale. “It’s incredibly beautiful,” said the actor, who spent most of season one filming there during pandemic restrictions. “It really made me dive deep. I’ve been doing a lot of hiking over the Capilano Bridge, otherwise I’d be walking around Gastown and Milltown.” Recently, with everything opening up, he’s found some new favorites. “I’ve been to great restaurants like Fable and Greek. [by Anatoli]and there’s a whole outdoor shopping area, Granville,” he said. “It’s not just an industry, it’s a melting pot of people.”
His work takes him all over the world, but it’s actually trips to his hometown that he can’t get enough of, and his favorite vacation of all time might be Mickey Mouse. Chat with Tony Hale Condé Nast Traveller about hotel pillows, in-flight sleep (or lack thereof), and why grocery stores in other cities are so comforting.
Why do airplanes make the best work environment?
I always come away with a book that I never read – a book or two that I never get my hands on. But I made this film Draft Being in Nashville, I liked to write notes on the script when I was flying. When it comes to scripts and notes, I pay particular attention to airplanes! [Flying] constant hugs, white noise hugs, almost felt. It completely narrows me down and I’m more focused on the plane than I am at home. It’s like a coffee shop, you’re surrounded by people, but you’re not together All around you is noise and chaos, but I can focus on it.
And one thing you can’t catch him is:
I can’t sleep because that’s who I am, will anyone recognize that we’re in a metal container in heaven? This is very strange! My body is constantly saying, “Ah, I have a question. How does that work?” My body just can’t relax. I wish I could.
For the first time in first class, or business class, he:
I think it was 1999 and I was shooting a Volkswagen commercial. They brought me to Los Angeles to do a Mr. Robot commercial. I’ve always walked past business and first class, you know? It’s just like, “Wow, they have a lot of room.” Almost a wizard behind the curtain, I couldn’t believe I was there. I even now Can’t trust me to make it work. Did I make a mistake? Are you sure you didn’t say 25-B? I am amazed that I was able to sit there and get the warm peanuts.
His priorities when planning a vacation: