Written By: Amanda Policastro
Joshua Rush stars in Disney Channel Series “Andi Mack.” The 15 year old actor has starred in several feature films, television shows, and animated projects. Check out what he has to say about his new series and previous projects.
upfrontNY: What can you tell us about your new show on the Disney Channel, “Andi Mack”?
Joshua Rush: Andi Mack, came out April 7th on Disney Channel and is about an average teen/tween girl who gets her life turned upside down when her sister comes home, and when she does she accidentally lets slip a huge family secret!
upfrontNY: How do you prepare to play a new character?
Joshua Rush: I like to prepare by thinking of backstories. Often when I get a new scene for an audition, there’s no script attached, so making up a backstory, like “what happened to the character in the scene before this?” is very important.
upfrontNY: How did you get your start in acting?
Joshua Rush: My mom noticed from a really young age that I loved to be in front of the camera. I was a serious ham! She was the one who really got me my first agent and my first coach.
upfrontNY: Who inspired you to pursue a career in acting?
Joshua Rush: I think my parents have always really pushed me to set my goals high and do whatever it takes so achieve them, so I attribute a lot of my work ethic to them!
upfrontNY: What role has been your favorite to play so far? Why?
Joshua Rush: I don’t like to pick favorites! I love all my roles, and so many of them are so different — it would be wrong to pick!
upfrontNY: What do you like to do in your spare time?
Joshua Rush: I like to read the news, especially political news. Politics really interests me!
upfrontNY: If you could perform a scene with any actor, who would you choose?
Joshua Rush: Tina Fey! She is so awesome and hilarious, and it’s been my dream for a long time to work with her! Her sense of passion and hard work really inspires me a lot.
upfrontNY: What has been the biggest challenge being in animated projects? Is it more difficult than being in a scene?
Joshua Rush: I’d say both have their merits and disadvantages. Animation is hard because you have to have a lot of trust in the animators. They hold your work and your presentation in their hands, and sometimes it’s hard to let go of that control. Luckily, I’ve been able to work with animators from some amazing networks from Disney to Cartoon Network to Dreamworks!