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Hump Day Cast Love: Andrew Moodie

Actor Andrew Moodie, who plays Roger (Elle's dad) in Avocado Toast the series says he's honoured to be a part of storytelling - stories are the result of centuries of collected wisdom.


Why is the series titled Avocado Toast? (if you don’t know, take a guess!)

Because it's delicious!

Tell us about your story in Avocado Toast. What were the main challenges and fears you had in your role?

I never have fears about a role. I love the character. I have two awesome daughters in real life, and I love being a dad, so...

How much of yourself goes into a character?

I don't think about acting as putting yourself in a character. I see myself as a lens and a character is projected through that lens.

How much were you able to relate your own experiences to create your character? And how much did you have to research or imagine?

Oh, my wife hasn't cheated on me... yet.

What aspects of Avocado Toast the series are you excited for an audience to experience or discover?

Really amazing characters. Great dialogue. And the twist that we are all robot superheroes. I didn't see that coming.

Are baby boomers and millennials often having the same conversations but just using different words?

I'm Gen X, so I'm too cynical to care.

What makes baby boomers so awesome?

They make good grandparents.

What makes millennials so wonderful?

They make great avocado toast.

Do you find it hurtful or funny when baby boomers refer to millennials as ‘snowflakes’ or when millennials dismiss baby boomer advice with a ‘Okay, boomer.’

Oh it's been ever thus, from the dawn of time.

What are some of your favourite baby boomer slang or sayings and why?

The only saying I would know is groovy? Is that a boomer thing?

What are some of your favourite millennial slang and why?

Oh, I wouldn't know any.

Sex, sexuality, gender and different kinds of relationships are depicted in Avocado Toast the series. Why is it important to continue sharing these types of stories today?

Because that's the world we live in.

Who is a major influence for you and on your creativity?

My daughters. They give me strength.

With so much going on in the world today, what’s your motivation to be a performer? Do you act to explain? To get away? To move past? To widen our knowledge? To incite a conversation?

I believe that storytelling is crucial to the survival of the human race. Stories are the result of centuries of collected wisdom. It's an honour to participate in this ancient art form.

What's next for you as a creator/actor/performer?

Oh, you'll see.

Something else you want to share, explain, expand upon? Here’s the place!

I'm not wearing socks right now.


Twitter: @andrewmoodie

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Up next on Friday is a blog with Key Hair & Make-Up Artist Allison Henthorn in our Women Behind The Camera Weekend interview series.



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