The trailer for the latest addition to the Star Wars Saga and direct sequel to the Force Awakens has arrived. In terms of Canon,The Last Jedi picks up immediately where The Force Awakens left off. Star Wars is such an epic franchise even though the timeline can be a bit tricky. With this being a direct sequel to The Force Awakens, that means Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, and the late Carrie Fisher will all be appearing. Episode 8 will hit theaters this December.
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.
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!
“The Civil War begins”
With a bunch of characters giving us the feel of another “Avengers” type of film, Captain America: Civil War pits Captain America and Iron Man on two separate sides of the Superhero Registration Act. I recommend that you guys not only read the Civil War comic series, but also check out the video game, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. Although this game came out back in 2009, it allows you to eventually play out this major “politically” based storyline. The memories I have of that game are fantastic! The epic film releases May 6, 2016. Check out the official trailer.
Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. Everyone’s favorite forget fish is back! Although the teaser doesn’t give us much, it excites the ten year old inside all of us. Finding Nemo opened in theaters back in 2003, Finding Dory makes her way to screens in 2016.
The lovely Ashley Leggat has joined the Blended Ent family. I had the pleasure of having a quick interview with the Canadian actress. Check it out below!
What is this I hear about a Life with Derek reunion? It has been ten years since the launch of the show. Will this happen at some point?
I would LOVE for the Life with Derek reunion to happen, but at this point there are no set plans.
You and I are a few days apart with our birthdays, how will you celebrate yours?
I celebrate my birthday with lots of pizza, cake, and the people I love most!
I have seen one of your recent dance videos and you’re pretty good. How long have you been dancing?
I danced competitively for 17 years and it has always been a huge passion for me. I’ve just recently gotten back into taking class. I forgot how much I loved it!
Now we have reached the Blended Entertainment Top 3 segment.
Top 3 places to shop?
ARITZIA, BCBG, H&M
Top 3 favorite favorite places to eat?
Pizza Hut, All Stars (In Vasteras, Sweden), Bronzies (Hamilton, ON)
Top 3 music artists?
Eminem, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson
Favorite toy or game you had as a child?
Operation. Best game ever. Also made me realize how unsteady my hands were and killed my dreams of ever becoming a surgeon.
What’s next in the life of Ashley Leggat?
I’m on The Next Step which starts airing now, The Good Witch movie coming out for Halloween, and People Hold On which premiers on October 9th in Toronto. I’m most excited for People Hold On as I’ve never been more proud of a project before.
Kevin From Work is a new series on ABC Family. I had the opportunity to interview one of the stars from the series. Enjoy my interview with Jason Rogel.
Right now, you can be seen in the ABC Family series, Kevin from Work. What can you tell us about your character?
I play Kevin and Audrey’s co-worker, Ricky. He is the office gossip and has his nose in everybody’s business. Ricky also has this weird love-hate relationship with both Kevin and Audrey which makes him a bit unpredictable, but definitely a fun, interesting character.
What was it like going through the process for season 1 and is there any indication thus far that a season 2 could be in the works?
We just wrapped our 10th episode, and it has been an amazing journey. I think with any new show it is always neat to see how the characters and storylines develop from the pilot. The last episode of the season definitely ends with an Kevin & Audrey cliffhanger, that will hopefully get resolved or at least addressed in the 2nd season.
I know you were in “State of Georgia”, starring Raven Symone and Loretta Devine. What was it like working with Raven?
I had the best time working on “State of Georgia.” Raven and the rest of the cast were so much fun to work with–so warm and welcoming. Both Raven and Loretta have been in this industry forever. Between the professionalism and work ethic they brought to set, and the genius comedic timing they brought to the show–it was an amazing learning experience just to watch the both of them work.
You have been on set for a lot of different tv series. Is there a particular series you worked on that you wish you would have had a larger role on?
Probably “Dexter,” mostly because it was such an awesome show–and that season in particular was a really good one with John Lithgow as the Trinity Killer. It would have been great to have played a bigger part in that season’s story line–maybe even get to be one of Dexter’s or the Trinity Killer’s victims. That would would have been cool.
What has it been like on and off the set with the cast and crew?
The cast just hit it off from day one. We hang out off-camera as much as we do on-camera. And that goes for our production team as well. Seriously, from top to bottom, this has been one of the most amazing groups of people I have ever gotten to work with on any project. We really are a family.
Can you talk a bit about how you got your start in acting?
I started out performing in high school musicals. One of my drama teachers encouraged me to continue studying Acting in college, and I ended up with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater. It was in college that I really developed my love of performing and realized that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I got an agent, started out doing commercials, and eventually worked my way into TV and film. There is also a whole bunch of struggling and rejection, and questioning yourself and working day jobs, and night jobs and making rent, and top ramen and tears that figure into my journey. But we can save that for the Lifetime biopic. [laughter]
What do you see for yourself in the future regarding your projects and career?
I would love to land a role on a TV show that runs for a like 5 or 6 seasons, and get to work on film projects in between. That would be amazing. Who knows–hopefully “Kevin from Work” is that TV show. How great would that be?
Thanks for your time Jason, is there anything you’d like to say to fans of the show?
Thank you for having me! Keep watching “Kevin from Work” on Wednesdays at 8:30pm/7:30c on ABC Family—we have more crazy, hilarious stuff coming up this season!! Come find me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!
Selena Gomez recently released her single “Come and Get it” to mixed reviews due to the intention behind the song and what it truly means. Her performance at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards also had mixed reviews. I’m interested to hear the rest of the album.