Where did you film “Big Time Rush”? We currently film “Big Time Rush” on the Paramount lot in Los Angeles. It is a beautiful lot where many shows have been and are still being created. In fact, one of our sound stages was used to film “The Godfather”!
What is your most memorable experience on set? On the Friday of the 6th episode we were all becoming a little bit restless after a long but fun week. So at the end of the last scene the boys and I decided to push our director in the pool with full clothes on! Of course, we all decided to jump in after which turned into a huge water fight. With the exception of the camera crew, who didn’t appreciate the splashes endangering their equipment, everyone had a great time.
What is your favorite thing in your closet? When it’s cold, my black Calvin Klein pea coat for sure! But since LA is usually warm, I think I’ll go with the pair of Rock and Republic jeans that my grandma (or G-MA as I call her) got me in SoHo last time I was in New York.
Who is your favorite fashion designer? I like a lot of different styles and clothes but if I have to choose one designer, I’ll say Diesel since I wear a lot of their brand.
What is your favorite color? Green has always been my favorite color.
What do you do for fun? In my free time I love to surf, play ball with buddies and go out to dinners. I’m a huge fan of food and it’s fun to try new restaurants with friends.
Where is the best place to surf in your part of the world? Some of my favorite beaches are down the street from where I grew up in La Jolla. I often go to Scripps, Blacks or 15th street Del Mar. In LA I usually surf at Zuma or near LMU. Still looking for good beaches closer by though. What is your favorite movie and why? That’s a tough question, but I’m going with “Zoolander”. It is a comedy about fashion, coincidentally, and they do a brilliant job of making fun of it in a lighthearted way. I think Derek Zoolander is Ben Stiller’s best role ever.
Where is your favorite spot on Earth? Thus far, and I have yet to travel much out of the US, my favorite place in the world would be either La Jolla, where I grew up, or New York City. Specifically, in La Jolla my favorite place is an alcove in the cliffs near “The Cove” that you have to hike down to, but when you get there you’re surrounded by water on all sides. I named it “wave”, and have only ever taken one person there.
What charities do you support? Recently I played a basketball game with the Hollywood Knights, which is a great charity. I am currently looking into joining more, and someday creating my own focusing on health and fitness for kids.
Are you a day person or night person? Night makes most things more fun.
What your advice to aspiring talent? I live by a saying a close friend recited to me a long time ago, and it has yet to steer me wrong. “Success comes when preparation meets opportunity.” Basically, never stop working and training hard!
What can you tell Runway that the rest of the world doesn’t know? I write most of my personal music on the piano, though I have never had a formal piano lesson. Once, my voice coach in San Diego taught me basic scales, and after that I just kept practicing and learning by ear.
What are your plans for the future? I plan on devoting every day to making “Big Time Rush” as good as a show and band as it can possibly be while I am still working on it. Beyond that I would love to be able to do film and also pursue music as a solo artist. Singing is what got me into this business and I don’t ever want to stop.