Andrew McCarthy, renowned Brat Pack actor and award-winning travel writer, has captured audiences over decades with his versatile talents. Having delivered unforgettable performances in 80s classics like “Pretty in Pink” and “St. Elmo’s Fire,” and acclaimed travel writing for outlets like National Geographic, McCarthy has continuously reinvented himself. His latest project, “Walking with Sam,” recounts a profound journey with his son along Spain’s famed Camino de Santiago. Initially aimed at reconnecting with his son, this trek evolved into an enlightening odyssey of self-discovery, fatherhood complexities, and the power of simple acts of love. In this interview, I speak to Andrew McCarthy on what acting can teach us about life, and what a 500 mile walk with his son taught him about fatherhood, and meaning.