You’ve probably seen Robbie Amell before he nabbed the leading role of Stephen in “The Tomorrow People.” The young actor — “Arrow” star Stephen Amell’s cousin — has had recurring roles in everything from “How I Met Your Mother” to “Alcatraz” (he was the young Ray Archer) to “1600 Penn” to “Revenge.”
“The Tomorrow People,” however, is the Canadian actor’s first lead role. Because of this, Amell is totally eligible for inclusion in Zap2it’s 2013-2014 Ones to Watch list. You can get to know Robbie Amell a little better in this exclusive Q&A.
What’s the current home-screen picture on your phone?
What are your can’t-miss TV shows?
“Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad” and “Arrow”
What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
“La Bamba” — It’s one of my best friends’ go-to karaoke song
What’s the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
“Backstreet’s Back” … Downloaded it after seeing “This is the End”
Zombie apocalypse or alien invasion?
Great question! Zombie apocalypse. I feel adequately prepared for that.
What’s the last item you purchased?
A new pair of RayBans
What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?
I’ve broken my wrist, dislocated toes and shoulders, gotten stitches, you name it. However, the worst was a severely bruised femur. I got body checked into an open gate while playing hockey. The doctor couldn’t believe I didn’t shatter my femur.
Do you have any nicknames?
What’s your spirit animal?
I have no idea … A bat?
What was the last lie you told?
Most of the answers in interviews. 😉
Do you have any strange phobias?
I don’t like people touching my face.
Who is your last text message from?
Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, What’s the third sentence?
“Next time I would be up there; that was a club I wanted to belong to.” – Rob Lowe’s autobiography, “Stories I Only Tell My Friends”
If you had to choose another career, what would it be?
Professional athlete, probably hockey
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Right where I am, shooting “The Tomorrow People”
Is there a celebrity that you have met and been star-struck by?
What goes in your carry-on bag on the plane?
Everything. I don’t check luggage.
What’s your favorite beverage?
What food can you not resist?
A good burger