Check out a preview of Drew’s interview with Hydrogen Magazine below for their July/August 2012 issue and be sure to head on over to Hydrogen-Mag.com to read the interview in full.
And while you’re at it don’t miss the high resolution scans that are now up in the gallery!
HYDROGEN MAGAZINE: When did the acting bug get you?
DREW ROY: I was about to graduate high school and figured I’d go to Atlanta to get modeling gigs and I ran into a manager who had this brilliant idea that I could take over Hollywood [laughs]. It sort of fell into my lap. It wasn’t till I got out here that I realized I was in way over my head. I got into acting classes and that was when I realized how much I loved it.
HM: First impressions of Hollywood…
DR: That it was a lot browner than I thought! I always thought it was this tropical place. I came out here with 5 best friends all we all lived in 1 bedroom apartments. It was a first real taste of freedom, living on our own and not having school or any obligations really.
HM: How did your family feel about the road you were about to embark on?
DR: They were terrified. But now things are going well they are glad but there’s always a little nervousness because nothing is guaranteed. Its funny because my dad’s a dentist and when I was on Hannah Montana, girls would run up and go, “that’s Drew Roy’s dad!”
HM: Let’s talk Falling Skies. How did the role of Hal Mason come to you?
DR: The old fashioned way. I auditioned over a month and a half. I remember doing the studio test, and driving on to universal lot. These giant wooden doors opened up and it was like being in Jurassic Park. I tested with Noah Wiley and usually there’s a 12 day window or something for the studio to call you back and they used every last one of them! I had gone out to dinner with my mom and it was one of those crescent moons. I got the job the next day.
– Magazines / Publications > Hydrogen Magazine (July/August 2012)