Gold Crwn Magazine ISSUE 28 // ALEX G - Page 21

How did you get into the acting business?

My parents owned a place in Nashville and we did dinner shows there. I started out in that show when I was 4 years old. I ended up getting an agent in Nashville, and I started doing commercials and music videos. Then I went on to LA and got an agent and a manger there. I have been really blessed to be doing what I love and have a great group of people around me.

What advice do you have for new young actors?

Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons. Make sure you want to do it because it’s fun and something you love. I would also tell any young actor to read a lot and watch lots of movies. You can learn so much on your own by thinking about the actors and characters. You always need to have your lines memorized and be prepared for anything. Sometimes you might get to set and they throw something new at you (which happens more than you think). If you are really prepared and comfortable with your script, it won’t be so hard to make the changes.

How did it feel when you traveled to these different hospitals to help out the RS Foundation?

I am still traveling to all of the Seacrest Studios over the rest of the summer. It is really amazing to get to go and visit with the kids and families at the hospitals. They are all going through some really tough times. I really enjoy going in and talking with them, answering questions and playing some music for them. It’s a feeling that I can’t even describe. I feel like just for a little while, I may be helping get their mind off of what they are going through. I’m not sure they realize how much it means to me to able to come and visit with them!

How can more people help?

Thank you so much for asking that! I am working to raise $10,000 for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation to help build more of these studios in Children’s Hospitals around the country. If anyone would like to donate they can go to We would really appreciate the support. Any donation helps out so much!!!

How was it working with Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson?

It was amazing working with Sabrina and Sofia! I love both of them and look up to them like older sisters. All of the cast became really close, and we all get together whenever we can. We all consider each other family!

Did you have anything in common with your character?

I am actually like my character Bobby in a lot of ways. I do like to cook like my character does. My cousin is a Chef, so I learn a lot from him. We will talk sports and cook. I like to try different things.

You are going to be a character voice in a Hey Arnold movie. That is a huge deal since the TV show was loved by so many. How do you feel about that opportunity?

I was totally thrilled when I got the part in “Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie”. I play Stinky Peterson. It is really cool to get to meet all of the other actors and be part of the project (which I am really excited for). This series started over 20 years ago, so being included in the movie now is a pretty big deal for me.

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