JustJaredJr.com caught up with HSM3‘s Matt Prokop during Fashion Week in NYC last week.
The 18-year-old actor dished to JJJ about upcoming projects, fashion week and HSM4. Check it:
JJJ: What kind of projects are you working on now?
MP: Iâ€™m just auditioning at the moment. I recently booked a pilot (In The Motherhood) that I shot, and they wanted the role a little more character-y. I was playing Megan Mullallyâ€™s son and actually my friend Ryan [Pinkston] just booked the same role I did. What they wanted was for the kid to match the mom a little more. Iâ€™m almost a foot taller than Megan, so it was a little awkward with the height. Ryan is playing the role now and he shoots next week, so weâ€™re going to plan a little sketch where I go acting like Iâ€™m ready to go shoot my scene. Then theyâ€™ll tell me that I didnâ€™t get the role and Ryan shows up and hopefully itâ€™ll be funny and we can post it on YouTube. if theyâ€™ll let us!
JJJ: Do you have any other projects going on?
MP: Yeah! My friends and I are writing a lot right now â€“ because itâ€™s hard with our age range, everythingâ€™s going so much older and with the Disney demographic, we want to keep it family friendly. And you donâ€™t want to do any of those break-out roles yet, so weâ€™re trying to write some younger comedies. Thereâ€™s so many of the Knocked Up and Superbad and all the older comedies that are funny, but a little too graphic. So we want to make those really funny comedies but that are for the younger ages. Hopefully it’ll work out.
JJJ: Are you going to school right now or are you home-schooled?
MP: No, I graduated high school and all that. Iâ€™m thinking about taking some college courses, but right now Iâ€™m just really staying focused with the acting. But yeah, I actually just got word that someone has read a High School Musical 4 script. Well actually, it was one of those things where they put it on hold, and they werenâ€™t really talking about it too much. And then I got a text message saying, â€œI just read the new script and it looks really good.” So, yeahâ€¦hopefully.
JJJ: So you are attached to the HSM4 project?
MP: Well, when we screen-tested for High School Musical 3, we signed on for possibly 3 movies. But thatâ€™s if they wanted to do it, and itâ€™s looking like it is a possibility now. I just talked to Jemma [McKenzie-Brown], sheâ€™s over in London (on her way) to Italy for the DVD promotion. We just went out and bought the DVD last night at midnight since it just came out, so check that out! And on the Blu-Ray, they do a whole â€œMeet the New Wildcats!â€ So itâ€™s cool, you get to go see my favorite pizza place and see me play soccer with some friends.
JJJ: Are you in New York just for Fashion Week?
MP: Yes, strictly here for tonight only â€“ G Star. I have my two best friends and weâ€™ve just being walking around doing the whole tourist thing. We went to Times Square, Ground Zero, everywhere we could possibly go.
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