I don’t know how I didn’t find this interview sooner, but Miss Exclusive interviewed Robbie back in June. Check it out!
Miss Exclusive: Tell people who don’t watch True Jackson VP what the show is about.
Robbie Amell: It’s about a young girl (True – Keke Palmer) who becomes the vice president of a fashion company. Her struggles with school, work and friends. I play Jimmy Madigan her love interest who works in the mailroom at the office and nephew to the President of the company Max Madigan.
Miss Exclusive: You play Jimmy Madigan on the show… what is he like?
Robbie Amell: He’s a bit of an oddball. Jimmy is very passionate which is a good thing. But it’s often for a weird hobby. He’s definitely a weird weird dude. Also Jimmy is in a band called Fire and Ice… he’s not very good at anything to do with music.
Miss Exclusive: Are you at all like your TV persona?
Robbie Amell: Only in the laid back relaxed side of his personality… most of the other things are pretty big stretch.
Miss Exclusive: Do you have a favorite True Jackson VP episode?
Robbie Amell: Yes! It’s when my character gets to try stand up comedy! Better hope it goes better than his music career.
Miss Exclusive: Now, you’re often cast as the love interest… do you ever get sick of that? Or is it flattering?
Robbie Amell: A little… but I’m not going to bite the hand that feeds me. I would love to shave my head and play a darker role, or put on some fake tattoos and play an inmate or something, sure… but for the time at hand, I’m not going to complain about being the “love interest”.
Miss Exclusive: Tell us something that not a lot of people know (but would care to know) about you!
Robbie Amell: I was a Hanes underwear model… when I was in about the 3rd grade. I hope those pictures never surface!
Miss Exclusive: What’s your favorite thing to do on set?
Robbie Amell: Play xbox… I recently put an xbox 360 in my dressing room. It’s like I’m at home when I have a break between scenes.
Miss Exclusive: You’ve worked with a ton of people on movies or on TV… do you have a favorite costar?
Robbie Amell: Eugene Levy played my dad in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, that was amazing! He was hysterical and the nicest guy you could imagine. Also on the set of Cheaper 2, I met Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls). He has become the older brother I never had. But I’ve been really lucky with costars… I’m even dating a girl I met while shooting one of my first movies!
Miss Exclusive: What can you tell us about Scooby Doo 2: Curse of the Lake Monster?
Robbie Amell: It’s amazing! The title says it all. We have to solve one of the classic Scooby Doo mysteries, the “Curse of the Lake Monster !” We just wrapped 2 weeks ago, April 16. We had so much fun shooting, same cast and director so everyone was a lot more comfortable. I’ve seen some clips, and it looks fantastic. It’s bigger, better and there’s a lot more action!
Miss Exclusive: What can we look forward to in 2010 from you?
Robbie Amell: Hopefully, a lot more of me on screen. We still have another 12 episodes of True Jackson left to shoot in season 2, then we hope to hear about a season 3. Also we would all love to do another Scooby Doo movie. Other than that, I’d love to shoot something where I get a little dirt under my nails, something I can sink my teeth into! Fingers Crossed 🙂
Miss Exclusive: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Robbie Amell: Ideally, signing my contract to play a superhero for 9 years and at least 3 movies… Superman, The Flash, who knows…
Miss Exclusive also interviewed Italia, if you’d like to read her interview, click here.