Cliche Magazine Dec 2017/Jan 2018 - Page 63

“He has a kind heart and is the comedy man everyone needs in life.” How closely does the show mirror the Israeli original? The shows are actually very similar to each other and rightly so. The original was a huge hit! You’ve said that you are very similar to Leo. Would you say there are any differences between the two of you? Have you learned anything about your- self through playing him? Yes, Leo and I have a lot of similarities and many differences as well. I think he’s a little too competitive at times, which I’ve been working on in my own life. You don’t have to win every time. But he’s a great leader and talented musician so those are things I strive to accomplish in my own life. If you could play any Eagle character, who would it be and why? I would probably be Parker. He has a kind heart and is the comedy man everyone needs in life. Leo has quite the messy love life! Fans certainly seem to have vocal opinions about who he should be with. Were you surprised by the intensity of the reac- tion? Who do you prefer him with? I think Leo should be with Haley, too! They shared such a strong connection, but hopefully he didn’t mess up too bad. I’m really glad the storyline had such an impact on the fans and I hope they enjoy the next season. How would you like to see Leo develop over the next season? I’d love to have Leo see his wrongs and try to do right by them. Beyond acting, music is your other passion. Who are your biggest musical inspirations? I really love Jon Bellion; he has such a unique style and his beat-making process is incredible. Any upcoming projects that you’re excited about? I filmed a couple features this year and they should be coming out at the beginning of next year! I’m very excited to see them. 63