At just the age of 14, Joshua Rush has already had a role in some of television’s most popular programs. He can be currently be heard voicing the character, “Bunga” in Disney’s “The Lion Guard”. He is a young Hollywood star in the making. Check out my interview with Joshua below.
Photo Credit: Lesley Bryce
You have been in a lot of projects at such a young age. How does it feel to have been involved in so many projects?
Honestly? Insane. I feel really lucky and blessed to work on as many things as I do, and it is totally crazy that I get to do so many of them! It is definitely scary at times. I am a kid in an adult world, but I get it done and the end product is amazing!
Are you nervous when going to work on a project?
“If you’re not nervous, something’s wrong” has been one of my mantras for years, and I stick to it today. I do still get nervous, and I doubt I will ever stop being nervous, but the level of nervousness has definitely gone down in recent years.
Do you watch any of your episodes in the cartoons/shows that you have been in? What is it like hearing yourself on television?
I do. It is amazing! Honestly I get lost in just watching the show or film, and I forget it’s me, and then I will hear something that I improvised, or something that reminds me of, well, me—something quintessentially “Josh,” like my laugh, and I get taken out of it and I have a “Holy crap! That’s me!” moment.
Do you prefer voice acting over acting in front of the camera?
I love both of my children equally. No, but in all seriousness, they both have pros and cons, and in the end, they are both super duper fun.
How does your family and friends feel about your acting career and success?
My family and friends have all been really supportive through all of it, between taking me to auditions, comforting me when I do not get a part I really want, and hanging out with me when my shows come on air! My best friend tapes pretty much all of my shows and watches them, even the ones for little kids, so I think that is pretty special.
What’s next for you? What are you currently working on?
I am really focusing pretty hard right now on The Lion Guard, but I do have some other stuff I can not really talk about yet. Maybe check back with me in a few months and I will have some new stuff.
Other than acting, what do you see yourself doing ten years from now?
I want to be a senator. I love the concept of helping our country run (and running it right!) and representing people, and it just seems like it would be such a cool job to have. In the end though, I really do not know. I want to be a Senator, Lawyer, Doctor (Ocular Oncology!) and Actor all at once, but what I am focusing on right now is just being a teen and going to school, doing work with acting, and just generally living my life.
I have only had it once but I loved it! They are these french fries (thin and crispy) that have truffle oil drizzled on them, parmesan cheese (I’m lactose intolerant but it’s so good that I grin and bear it), and sit on a bed of arugula. They are so yummy!
Can I go with brown? It is all of the colors mixed together, because I can not ever really pick one. Black goes with everything, clothing-wise. Although I wear a lot of blue. Least favorite is definitely yellow.
Favorite hobby other than acting?
Definitely redditing. I am an avid reader/poster on reddit.com.
Thanks for your time Joshua! Welcome to the Blended family. Best of luck to you! Anything you’d like to say to your fans and supporters?
Just want to say thanks! It is pretty cool to think that I have fans and stuff. It is really strange but also awesome at the same time. Thanks, guys! And do not forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram. Snapchat coming soon! Check out my Twitter and instagram for news on that!