One on One with Nolan Gould
Nolan Gould is most known for his new role as Luke on the ABC hit comedy MODERN FAMILY. â€śTesting for the role was a really long process. It was a lot, but once I found out I got the role I was so happy and relievedâ€ť he says. Nolan gets the opportunity to play an interesting type of character and describes Luke as â€śthe inner child thatâ€™s in everybody, the daredevil and although people think he isnâ€™t smart, he really is. He is also the sweetest character on the showâ€ť he tells us. Working with an amazing cast Nolan had some interesting things to say about them, â€śThey are horrible! They are all such divas. Just kidding. I love working with them, they are all so nice and we are like one big happy family. Julie is always nagging on me, Ty is goofy and embarrassing. Itâ€™s a lot of funâ€ť he says. (Sense of humor begins already!) On the show, Nolan gets to work with other young actors Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter â€śThey are really cool. They are like sisters to me. Itâ€™s great, in real life I have a brother, so when me and him get into a fight, I can take it out on them during filming and then when I get home to my brother, itâ€™s all good!â€ť he laughs. â€śNo but really, they are great!â€ť
Recently, MODERN FAMILY shot in Hawaii which Nolan says is now his favorite episode. “We got to film there and I got to go snorkeling and all this other fun stuff. I even brought back the coolest souvenirâ€ť he says â€śI was snorkeling in shallow water and I swam really close to the rocks where there were baby sharks, one got hold of my knee and people had to pry it off! I went to the hospital and had to get eight stitches!â€ť he says very enthusiastically. â€śAgain, just kidding! I did get eight stitches, but it was because I cut myself on the rocksâ€ť he laughs. MODERN FAMILY has been picked up for another season and if its one thing Nolan wants other kids to learn from the show its â€śdonâ€™t get yourself hurt like Luke does Also realize that family matters, love your family no matter whatâ€ť
Nolan has recently been going to a lot more events lately, and shares information with us about his favorite. â€śThe Furry Vengeance premiere was awesome. It was a really good movie and the after party was a carnival. They had cotton candy, snow cones, and more. It was also funny because Sarahâ€™s [Hyland] boyfriend is in the film but was stuck because of the Volcano cloud; they set him up on a laptop via Skype and rolled him down the red carpet!â€ť
Aside from working on MODERN FAMILY, Nolan tells us that he has recently filmed a live audience show with Disney, but canâ€™t release anymore information then that â€“ we wish him luck!
Nolan answers your questions!
If you could work with any actor who would it be?
Jim Parsons or Bruce Willis
Is Luke just a little “slow” or is he a misunderstood genius?
Sort of a misunderstood genius, he thinks out of the box
Are you home schooled or go to a regular school?
Used to be home schooled
What is your favorite band?
Who is your favorite character to have a scene with on Modern Family?
Tyâ€¦ we have great chemistry itâ€™s really fun. I love improv and he and I do that a lot.
What is your advice for someone who wants to be an actor in LA as well?
Donâ€™t come out here and get upset. You won’t book right away keep strong and keep going until you get it and donâ€™t get a big headâ€¦ always have determination.