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Jake T. Austin Talks His Favorite Role So Far, Online Bullying, & His Go-To Emoji

Jake T. Austin Talks His Favorite Role So Far, Online Bullying, & His Go-To Emoji

Jake T. Austin gives a smoldering stare during his recent shoot for Vulkan Magazine.

Here’s what the Fosters actor had to share with the mag:

You’ve been acting for more than 14 years now, what has been your favorite role, if you had to pick one? “I probably say it’s a close tie between Max on Wizards of Waverly Place or Bruce in Hotel for Dogs. Both sets were a dream to work on and I absolutely loved each cast. We really supported each other in the work that we did both on and off which made it such a safe place and I feel the best work comes from a safe place. I really think the audience could tell could tell we enjoyed making it as much as they enjoyed watching.”

You do a lot of voice acting. Do you face any particular challenges in that realm that differs from live action acting? “Yeah, absolutely. Voice acting is really challenging because you have to rely on your voice to get the character’s message across which can be ironically physical. It was pretty cool because while recording in the booth they had cameras surrounding me to make Alex, (the character I play in The Emoji Movie) as much like me as possible. The Emoji Movie has definitely been one of my favorite voiceover roles so far and that’s in no small part because of this all-star cast. They’re all so funny.”

What advice might you give someone struggling with online acceptance? “Don’t buy into the haters. If I took to heart everything I read about myself online, I wouldn’t get out of bed in the morning and that’s no way to live. Knowing yourself and loving who that is, is so important when it comes to acceptance. People are always going to try to knock you down and hold you back, but it’s about being having the determination and resilience to not let that keep you down.”

What’s your go-to emoji? “I’m a big fan of the monkey covering its eyes, personally. My go to emojis are actually really funny. I love some of the new hands ones, I’d have to say the guy with his tongue out and looks kinda crazy and also the monkey face emoji covering his eyes!”

For more from Jake, visit VulkanMagazine.com.

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Cameron Boyce & DeVore Ledridge Support Jake T. Austin at 'Emoji Movie' Premiere

Cameron Boyce & DeVore Ledridge Support Jake T. Austin at 'Emoji Movie' Premiere

DeVore Ledridge rocks space buns for the premiere of The Emoji Movie in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon (July 23).

The Bizaardvark actress stepped out for the event alongside Descendants 2‘s Cameron Boyce and Asia Monet Ray, to support former Disney Channel star Jake T. Austin in his new movie.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of DeVore Ledridge

Jake stars as Alex, the teenage boy, in the film that centers on the emojis in his phone.


If you missed the news, DeVore had a shakeup in her Bizaardvark cast.

20+ pics inside of Cameron Boyce, DeVore Ledridge, Asia Monet Ray and Jake T. Austin

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Jake T. Austin Is Definitely Down For A 'Wizards of Waverly Place' Reunion

Jake T. Austin Is Definitely Down For A 'Wizards of Waverly Place' Reunion

Wizards of Waverly Place will always be one of JJJ’s favorite Disney Channel shows ever — so we’re insanely excited to hear that Jake T. Austin would definitely be on board for a reunion.

While promoting his new flick, The Emoji Movie, Jake opened up about a possible reunion, or even a spinoff of the original series.

“Let’s do the reunion. Let’s do it for the fans,” he said to the cameras, sending a message to co-star Selena Gomez.

Last month, Selena shot down the idea of a reunion, but didn’t say no in bringing a spinoff to the channel for a chance to be a producer on it.

We hope this gets talks going again!

Jake is also pictured out at the Dunkirk premiere in New York City on Tuesday night (July 18).

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Jake T. Austin's 'Emoji Movie' Character Gets So Nervous Talking to Girls

Jake T. Austin's 'Emoji Movie' Character Gets So Nervous Talking to Girls

Jake T. Austin is dishing on his new film The Emoji Movie.

The 22-year-old actor is playing a character who sounds totally different from him!

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“I play the boy in the movie. All the other characters, they have experience in life. They’re nuanced in relationships and romantic adventures. My character has never even spoken to a girl before,” Jake told CinemaBlend.com. “He’s so nervous. He’s so anxious to have a conversation with a girl that he forget what he’s going to say. He ruins it the first time he goes up to her. And in Alex, in this film, he’s faced with a dilemma. Does he delete… does he get his phone fixed and erase the world of the Emojis, Textopolis? Or does he work with these Emojis and find out that something inside of him is brewing, a personality he never knew existed.”

Pictured: Jake steps out for the Saks Fifth Avenue window unveiling with the cast on Monday (July 17) in New York City.

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Jake T. Austin Starts 'Emoji Movie' Promo in Miami

Jake T. Austin Starts 'Emoji Movie' Promo in Miami

Jake T. Austin suits up sharp for the 2017 Premios Juventud event last night (July 6) in Miami, Fla.

Earlier that same day, Jake made an appearance on Despierta America to promote his upcoming animated film, The Emoji Movie.

In the flick, Jake voices Alex, the young boy whose phone emojis are going a bit bonkers.

“My character has never even spoken to a girl before,” Jake admitted in a recent interview. “He’s so nervous. He’s so anxious to have a conversation with a girl that he forget what he’s going to say. He ruins it the first time he goes up to her.”

After Alex sends her possibly the weirdest emoji ever in a text message, it gets even weirder.

“Does he delete… does he get his phone fixed and erase the world of the Emojis, Textopolis?” Jake says. “Or does he work with these Emojis and find out that something inside of him is brewing, a personality he never knew existed.”

Check out the newest trailer for the movie below, out on July 28th.

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Drake Bell Joins Fellow Spider-Man Tom Holland at 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Premiere

Drake Bell Joins Fellow Spider-Man Tom Holland at 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Premiere

You might just know Drake Bell from the Nick series, Drake & Josh, but did you know that he’s also Spider-Man?

We’re not joking!

Drake is actually the voice of Spider-Man/Peter Parker on several different Marvel animated series. He made his debut as the animated superhero in 2012 on The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Right now, Drake is playing Peter Parker on Ultimate Spider-Man, which you can catch on Disney XD.

So, it’s really no wonder at all why he’d be at the Spider-Man: Homecoming premiere last night, supporting the new Spider-Man, Tom Holland.

Pretty Little LiarsIan Harding, Cameron Monaghan and Jake T. Austin also stepped out for the event.

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Olivia Holt Couldn't Stop Laughing Over What Jordan Fisher Did Just Before Wango Tango Started

Olivia Holt Couldn't Stop Laughing Over What Jordan Fisher Did Just Before Wango Tango Started

Olivia Holt has that easy, breezy look perfected while attending 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2017 Wango Tango this weekend.

The singer and actress performed at the pre-show earlier in the day, but not before her BFF Jordan Fisher had her in fits in her trailer.

Shown on her Instagram Stories, Olivia filmed Jordan walking back and forth in front of her trailer in many silly ways, cracking her and us up with his antics. BFFs Forever!

Jake T. Austin, Teala Dunn, Alisha Marie and Nia Sioux are also pictured below.

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Niall Horan Debuts His New Song 'On the Loose' - Watch!

Niall Horan Debuts His New Song 'On the Loose' - Watch!

Niall Horan is all smiles as he arrives at the Wango Tango Music Fesitval on Saturday afternoon (May 13) at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

The 24-year-old singer was joined at the event by his former One Direction band mate Liam Payne and Camila Cabello at the event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Niall Horan

Also in attendance at the event included Katy Perry, Noah Cyrus, Machine Gun Kelly, Olivia Holt, Sarah Vendal, Sofia Carson, Halsey, Drake Bell, Aaron Carter, Jake T Austin, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Chase McNary.

The day before, Niall debuted his new song “On the Loose” at a concert in San Diego – Watch below!


Niall Horan – On The Loose (From Your Debut Album)

20+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at Wango Tango

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