How are you like your character
We’re not too much
alike. I'm pretty anti-drug and alcohol. I've gotten slapped around
by friends and family for having an attitude every now and then. But
we’re different. I want to make sure Braden does his own thing. I do
sing. I do have an album out, but Braden has no idea about that. I'm
a huge sports fan. We're pretty alike in that sense. I love to water
Braden probably wouldn’t
listen to your music, huh?
Probably not. In the first season, he's into alternative rock bands.
He's definitely not pop or R&B.
So, what’s new?
I just got my own place. As much as I love my parents, I'm looking
forward to a little more freedom. I'm moving out and doing my own
thing for a while. I'm very blessed obviously, but also excited to
try this whole thing out on my own for a bit.
Tell us about your new place.
It's my first house in LA. And it's a nice, modest house. It's a
duplex. I'm having a couple of my buddies live with me. It should be
interesting. I'm going to ask my mom to make me a chart of what goes
in warm water and what goes in cold water.
What’s something your mom’s
done to embarrass you?
I think I've gotten the rubbing of the face or the pinching of the
cheek in the middle of a press conference or a photo shoot. It's
like, Mom. Go away. Go chill. Have some coffee. That's pretty
What’s been your biggest splurge?
My most expensive possession is definitely my little brother. He's a
good luck charm. I love him. Or probably the house. That's a pretty
big purchase. Something for myself? I mean, I got a car. What else?
I'm definitely into jewelry. I have a ring I love. It's weird, huh?
I love it.
What’s a typical week like
I work on the show during the week. On the weekends, sometimes I'd
work on the record. It can get stressful. I don't really get time
for myself. For now. I'm trying to make everyone else the most
Is it a hard balance between
your career and finding time for yourself?
I asked for this and this is what I want. I really want it so badly.
I'm going to be upset if it doesn't completely happen. I've come too
far to quit now. I'm in. I'm done. I have to do it. That's my mind
What’s your biggest career
As far as what I want to accomplish, there are a lot of things. I
want to direct, write, produce... My main goal is that I want to do
it successfully. Failure is not an option for me. I'd beat myself
down too hard if that happened.
What would you want to do for
a living, if not acting or singing?
I'd probably play golf. I'd become a golfer. I don't know. I don't
see myself anywhere else.
How have things changed since
you left home? What’s Hollywood been like?
There's definitely a lot of BS in Hollywood that people get wrapped
up in and I watch it every time I go out and hang out with my
friends. I just imagine my friends coming out here. If they came out
here and saw that, they'd look down upon it and frown upon it. I
feel the same way. You have to not get caught up in it and be
yourself. That's what's going to take you the furthest. It's a big
change. Growing up in New York in suburbia, all that’s there are
basketball games and football games. Moving out here to huge
Hollywood high life? Working on a huge tv show? It's a big change
Are you going to the prom
I do have a prom date lined up. I have a girlfriend. Her prom is in
May and my prom is in June. We're going to fly over together. I'm
doing double prom duty.
Who are dating?