BIG KID FILES: TYLER JAMES WILLIAMS TALKS NEW SITCOM AND MORE
Star of Disney Channel’s “Let It Shine” Tyler James Williams is now starring alongside “Friends” star Matthew Perry in the new NBC sitcom “Go On.” Tyler’s character, Owen, is getting support dealing with his brother’s coma in a group where Matthew’s character, Ryan is also a member. Tyler also recently got the chance to flex his right to vote for the first time in this year’s presidential election. Four years ago Tyler was only 16 and therefore unable to vote. During an interview with The Grio, Tyler talked about his new role, voting for the first time and more. Check out the highlights:
On the greatest thing he’s learned since playing Owen:
It’s been really challenging, which I absolutely love, to figure out how he feels about each one of these people. And getting really specific about that and really sort of what are they saying and how does that affect him. I think, really in this upcoming episode it’s going to be the most we’ve ever heard from Owen. It’s been interesting finding out how he feels about all these things and staying present in the midst of the craziness that is the group.
On what he does to relieve stress:
For me it’s work, which is weird. It makes me less stressed out, when I’m working. It’s just finding something that you love in which you can be creative and takes your mind off your day-to-day things. That’s always what I’ve kind of recommended to people. And thankfully I’m able to obtain income from something that doesn’t feel like work for me.”
On how it felt to vote for the first time:
I was beyond excited. I’ve always followed politics and the elections. And my father was really big on making sure that at a young age my brothers and I read the constitution and understood our rights. So this time to actually be able to vote on who was our next commander in chief was huge for me and I was super excited not only understand what’s happening in these debates and these policies as the candidate’s issues, but now actually having a voice to speak on them.
To read the entire interview with Tyler, visit TheGrio.