He’s a model, actor, singer and he could kick your butt at a martial arts tournament; Booboo Stewart has a lot going on and he’s not slowing down anytime soon! We caught up with this self-proclaimed yoyo master to chat about his bucket list, the sacrifices he had to make as a young model and his role as Jay in Descendants.
You started your modeling career at the age of 10 and ever since then you’ve been immersed in your work. What are some of the sacrifices you’ve had to make?
Booboo: Privacy is a big one. Not being able to just hang out with your friends all of the time. It’s just a bunch of little things. It’s totally worth every sacrifice.
Do you have any secret talents we don’t know about yet?
Booboo: I use to be so into yoyos, I had so many of them! I guess I could be called a yoyo master.
What’s something on the top of your bucket list?
Booboo: I wish I had the guts to skydive. That would be so awesome.
Who would you love the opportunity to work with?
Booboo: If I could work with anybody, dead or alive, it would Heath Ledger–that would be amazing. And maybe in a Terry Gilliam film because it’ll be outrageous and mind blowing.
What drew you to the role as Jay in Descendants?
Booboo: Descendants is a live-action modern day fairytale which introduces Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay who are the teenage descendants of the classic villains–Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar. I just really liked how different he is from myself. Another reason I was drawn to this movie is because the director is Ken Ortega. I haven’t worked with him before and I really wanted too. He’s done so many incredible things.
And then some…
Chocolate or candy: Candy
Ugliest colour: Brown
Perfect superpower: To be a wizard
Favourite superhero movie: The Crow and The Void
Celebrity crush: Zooey Deschanel
Life motto: Still waters run deep (this saying is tattooed on his wrist)
More on Booboo Stewart:
- Booboo’s birth name is Nils Allen Stewart JR
- He received a record deal at the age of 12 with Walt Disney records and toured with musicians such as the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and the Cheetah Girls.
- From 2006 to 2008, Booboo was in a hip-hop, pop group named T-Squad
- In 2010 he portrayed Seth Clearwate who was a werewolf in the Twighilght Saga film series
- You could also see Booboo as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel (2013) and as Warparth in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
- Booboo is an accomplished martial artist who has won two World Championships and was inducted into the Jr Blackbelt Hall of Fame
Will these villainous descendants follow in their nefarious parents’ footsteps and help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom? Tune into the Family Channel on Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. to find out.