Avan Jogia Interview - Portrait Magazine, January 2009 Issue
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Avan Jogia Interview
Interview by Eleni
Proofread by Melissa (Age 24, USA)

Name: Avan Jogia
Career: Actor
IMDb Page: www.imdb.com/name/nm2240326

Youíre in the upcoming movie, Spectacular! Are you excited?
Very! I think it is going to be great. I had so much fun filming it and there was such a great atmosphere on set. Iím excited to see the reaction it will get.

Whatís the movie about?
Spectacular! is about a show choir group that finds itself in trouble when they lose their best singer, Royce de Lac. I play Tajid, a member of the schoolís show choir who helps put the group back on track. I actually didnít know what show choir was until I got the role; being Canadian there arenít too many show choir groups.

Whatís your character like?
Tajid is an exchange student and a member of the show choir group who is a kind of a brainiac. He helps solve some big problems for the group and heís really passionate about show choir.

Are you anything like him?
Not really, no, but I do think we have our passion in commonóhe is a very passionate guy and he loves show choir much the same way I love acting. So I understand where he comes from.

Whatís your most memorable moment from set?
The entire experience was a blast, on and off screen the cast just hung out and had a good time. But the most memorable moment was probably watching scary movies in the hotel room with everyone.

Did you have any embarrassing moments on set?
I donít know if I had any embarrassing moments per se, but having to dance with professional dancers came close at times!

Which song from the soundtrack is your favourite?
ďSomething to Believe InĒ

ConfessÖdid you have a crush on any of your co-stars?
Maybe ?

When is the movie coming out?
Early 2009

What will you be doing to celebrate the release?
Iím probably going to hang out with Victoria and the cast and watch it. And now onto some random questions!

What are you planning to do for Christmas?
Iím going to spend Christmas in Vancouver, thatís where Iím from; itís such an amazing place around Christmas time. There is nothing like warm tea by the fire when itís cold outside. Iím kind of a romantic when it comes to the Christmas holiday.

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Weird, Diverse, Happy

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Paris, France. I love French films and culture. The French seem as if they know how to live life.

Whoís your celebrity crush?
Natalie Portman

What are your hobbies?
I play guitar and piano, I collect a lot of stuff (mostly junk) and I love movies.

Which is your favourite sport?
My father is English so I grew up playing soccer

Tell me a secret!
In the third grade I stole an eraser from Jeremy Franco, I would like to go on record and say, Iím sorry Jeremy but I needed your eraser.

Whatís the strangest thing youíve had in your mouth?
I had a model airplane in my mouth when I was 4. I think I ended up choking on it actually.

What irrationally annoys you?
People who text and drive. Itís not very smart.

Whatís your most treasured possession?
My most treasured possession is probably my iPodóI love music, Iím into all different types and my iPod has it all.

Do you have a myspace? If yes, what is it?
No, I donít. Until December when my website is up, you can look me up on IMDb.