We just spoke with Cody Longo who stars in the brand new Nickelodeon show Hollywood Heights! The show follows Cody's character, a rock star, as he starts up a relationship with a female fan. Can you imagine if that really happened?! Cody told us all about the show, what he looks for in girls, and more! Check out our conversation below be sure to check out Hollywood Heights when it premieres tonight at 9PM!
TWIST: What can our readers expect from your new show Hollywood Heights? Cody: Hollywood Heights is an exciting show with unexpected twists and turns. There is a lot of drama and romance which I think viewers will find compelling. Not to mention, being that Hollywood Heights revolves around a music competition, people can expect some amazing performances tied within the show's storyline.
T: Can you tell us about your character Eddie and how you relate to him? C: Eddie and I are very similar in that family always comes first for the both of us and that our greatest passion in life is to inspire others through our art.
T: How did you become interested in acting? C: I grew up in a very artistic family, so performing always came naturally. I loved watching movies. Jim Carrey's role in The Mask really inspired me to give acting a shot, as I was drawn to the diversity he brought to the character. It was in high school though when I really got into acting and started performing in local stage productions.
T: Your character Eddie, who is famous, develops a close friendship with Loren, who is a big fan of Eddie's. Would you ever date a fan? C: Yes, I would date a fan - as long as I'm a fan of hers!
T: What do you look for in a girl? C: Honesty and truth!! I also look for a girl who I can laugh, cry, sing, and do the "Twist" with. It's also an added bonus if they are cute and can love my dog as well.
T: What is the craziest thing you've ever done for a girl? C: I rented out an entire bowling alley for a date! I turned off all the lights at the alley and lined our particular lane with candles so she wouldn't get a gutter ball.
T: Why should our readers absolutely turn into Hollywood Heights? C: I think readers should tune into the show because it has a little bit of something for everyone. Hollywood Heights is different than other shows because it has a very edgy storyline but still stays family-oriented. The writers did a really great job of balancing the two. I also think people will be able to relate to the characters and become invested in their stories.
T: Awesome! Thanks Cody! C: Thank you, TWIST!
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