“I would love to go out and fight, but I’m in the right place,” says Royce White.
The 22-year-old actor who plays the conniving political operative in the Netflix original series is a man who would rather be doing something more meaningful than fighting.
And so, he’s doing something much more meaningful now that he’s finally seen what he wants to do with his life.
“I was always a very ambitious person.
I wanted to make a name for myself.
I didn’t realize how much more of an impact I could have on society if I focused on that,” he says.
The success of “House of Carls” is thanks to a combination of good luck and a savvy marketing plan.
The series is based on the novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy, which became a bestseller and has become a hit for HBO.
The series stars as a lawyer who works in a Washington, D.C., firm and is a fan of the political comedy show “House Of Cards.”
White, who grew up in the Washington suburbs, auditioned for the part and landed the role, which he calls a dream job.
But his first few months on the job weren’t so good.
He had to go on extended leave for a health issue and was dealing with a divorce, which meant he couldn’t do much.
“I had a lot of stress,” he recalls.
Then came the cupcakes.
“You’ve got to do a lot to have a cupcake, and that’s why I was always so ambitious,” he explains.
White was also trying to make some kind of statement by wearing a white T-shirt and wearing a tie with the words “Trump” and “Trump Cupcake” emblazoned on it.
“It was a really cool thing for me to do, and I was very happy with myself for it,” he tells The Huffington Post.
“But then I realized that I could actually do that, too,” White adds.
“People were really excited about the cup cakes and the hats.
And they’re just really fun to make, too.”
White says that in order to promote the new series, he used the opportunity to get his cupcake company back up and running.
But the real challenge came from a marketing strategy that he says didn’t get much publicity.
“If I could just have been a bit more aggressive in promoting the cupcakes, people would have seen them,” he laughs.
White says the cup cake business model that has been adopted by a number of other popular shows, like “Game of Thrones,” “The Walking Dead” and even “The Voice,” has been a great way to monetize a product.
“And it works very well because the customer doesn’t even know that they’re buying a product until they’ve paid for it.
So it’s a very convenient way to sell.”
White is also working with his daughter to start a company to make the cupbake accessories that his family likes.
The cupcakes are made from chocolate-coated, hand-made chocolate.
“They’re the best thing you can buy for cupcakes,” he jokes.
The business model is also helping him to make money.
White estimates that he made about $1 million in the first three months of the year.
“We had a great month,” he smiles.
“If I’m lucky, we could be making about $10,000 a week.”
White has had a busy year, which included starring in a TV drama series called “The King,” which he is now producing with “House” co-star John Krasinski.
But his focus is now on “House.”
“We’ve got a lot more fun to do.
We’re really looking forward to shooting next season,” he adds.