BELLO Watch: Christian Simon
Q: At such a young age, how does it feel being linked to great television hits such as “The Amazing World of Gumball”, “Future Man” and “Insecure”.
A: It’s an amazing feeling. Getting an opportunity to do what I love and be attached to incredible projects is a dream come true.
Q: Tell us about your character Leo in “Sydney to the Max”, what can you tell us so far?
A: Leo is young Max’s best friend in the 90’s. He’s funny, smart, can be very sarcastic, and loves technology. One of the coolest and funniest things about Leo is that he runs the neighborhood arcade that his dad owns and takes his job very seriously. Get ready for a fun trip back to the 90s.
Q: How do you personally relate to the character?
A: We’re both loyal to our friends, we enjoy making people laugh, we love to dance, and we both can appreciate awesome technology!
Q: How did you prepare in working on a role that takes place in the 90s? Were there any references you can’t believe were real of the 90s. (VHS camcorders, skater hair, etc.)
A: The preparation was pretty easy. What’s great about this storyline is that although it takes place in the 90s, the things that Leo and Young Max get into are very relatable to what kids do now. The thing that surprised me the most is the size of the technology. Everything was so much bigger!! I couldn’t believe how large the camcorder was that I had to put on my shoulder to record!
Q: Can you tell us of a funny story that took place behind the scenes?
A: During one of the scenes I had to run up a set of stairs. On the last take, I slipped and took a pretty bad tumble. Being the comedian I am, I made it a dramatically long lasting tumble! I was ok.
Q: Do you have a favorite scene you shot and why?
A: One of my favorite scenes is when Leo came up with this dance routine to impress a girl. I love to dance so it was fun coming up with some 90s moves!
Q: Do you have a dream character you would love to play one day
A: My dream role will be to star in a feature film alongside Michael B. Jordan. Would you watch it?