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I got started acting a couple years back. At my school, I did a play. I got an audition for an agent, loved what I did, and kind of went from there!
You can next see me in "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”, opposite Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler on Netflix July 31st. I also star in the Amazon series’ "Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street."
Ask me anything! Victoria's helping me get started.
Thank you for all your questions. I really appreciate talking to you all.
What actors inspired you, or did you just have a talent and went with it?
I feel like there are many actors that have inspired me. I can't name them all. I love what I do with acting. And I feel like I'm not trying to copy anyone with my acting style. I'm just trying to be who I am with my acting style.
What movie would be affected the most by having Nicolas Cage play the lead role?
That's a good question.
The Batman movies.
If you had Nicholas Cage as Batman, that would make them very different.
Is Vergaras rack as spectacular in real life as I suspect?
I've never met Sofia Vergara in real life. I did work on Modern Family, but I didn't get the chance to meet her.
How did you get an agent from a school play?
What happened is my dad works in this business as well, he's a producer, and he knew an agent, so he told me that he got me an audition with the agent, and my director from the play that i did helped me prepare a monologue that I performed in that audition, and it just went from there.
Time is frozen for everyone but you for 100 years, though you will not age. How do you spend your time?
I love playing sports, I love movies, I love video games. So I'd probably spend my time acting as well as playing sports and watching sports, watching movies, I'd play lots of video games.
What was your favorite play/movie/series you've done?
That's a tough one. My 2 favorites would be Gortimer Gibbons and Wet Hot American Summer. I love both of this. Really hard to decide. I really enjoyed both of those.
You seem like you're new to the acting scene. Where do you hope to see yourself in the next five years? What directors do you hope to work with?
I wanna see myself probably doing a couple big movies. Either that or on a series of some sort, that's what I'd really like to do. Some directors I'd love to work with, Steven Spielberg is an amazing director... I'd like to work with Seth MacFarlane as well.
Have you seen the original?
Yes I have. I saw it and I loved it.
How do you balance your acting with school and normal kid stuff?
It's a tough challenge. But I have amazing teachers on the set and offset. My school is very tough and requires a lot of the students, but all my teachers are very accommodating and understand what I'm doing. And my set teacher is really great, for Gortimer - he's really helpful with all my work. And when I have downtime, I try to make sure to hang with my friends so they don't feel like I'm neglecting them.
How long do you think you will be an actor, and do you want to do anything else as a job when you get older?
Oh man! I hope to be an actor for a long time. But if that happens to not work out, I'd still love to do something in the business, either directing or writing, and if NONE of that happens to work out, then I'd love to do something in the sports world.
What sort of stuff do you usually do with your friends?
We definitely play sports a lot. All my friends are really sporty people. We play video games of course.
What videogame has the best story ever?
I don't think I've played enough to answer that with an extremely good answer, but in my opinion, one of my favorite games is Grand Theft Auto V. I think it's got a pretty good story. I also like the storyline in NBA2K15. The nextgen is pretty amazing.
So are you going to go fondle any sweaters?
No I will not! That's funny.
You die and go to heaven. You are allowed to view any statistic from your life that you want. What do you look at?
This might sound a little depressing, but I do not like chocolate, so my statistic would be how many times I got excited when someone brought in a dessert, and then realizing it was chocolate and I couldn't have it.
That happens a lot!
What types of roles do you typically get?
I typically get, out of all the things I've done theatrically, comedy. I've gotten a couple of dramas, but mostly comedy.
How difficult is it for you to remember your lines and do you have any special techniques to help you remember?
Also, how difficult do you think it is to be a basic actor, do you think most people could do okay with proper training and the opportunity?
I've been acting a while, and the play that I had to do at my school, I had to memorize a big part. So memorizing things is a little easier than it would be for someone who is not acting. But tips, a director told me, is to take every line by itself, to read the line once, go over it in your head, then read the line, plus the next line, and keep going until you have all of them down. It's not as easy as it sounds, but it gets the job done.
I feel like it's pretty difficult. If you had good enough training, you could be a good actor, but it's also about managing your acting life with your regular life, your social life, it's a lot of work. So I feel if you really set your mind to it, then yes, you can do it. But if you say that you'll just try, it might not work. You've got to be devoted.
What plays do you want to perform in and what play were you doing when you got discovered?
There are so many plays I want to perform in. I actually got discovered in Willy Wonka, I played the Candyman. Some of my favorite plays are for when I get older, Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof are some plays I like. But there's tons of other plays I would love to be in.
Do you have any desire to continue your career in theater, or do you plan to do solely film?
I plan to just do film, because I prefer being onset. But I wouldn't mind doing plays and stuff. But I much prefer film.