'Dear Edward' Star Colin O'Brien Reveals 12 Fun Facts About Himself (Exclusive)

'Dear Edward' Star Colin O'Brien Reveals 12 Fun Facts About Himself (Exclusive)

Colin O’Brien is making a splash at a young age.

The newcomer is set to star in Apple TV’s new series Dear Edward alongside the likes of Connie Britton and Taylor Schilling.

He plays Edward Adler, a 12-year-old boy who has to pick up the pieces after losing his family in a plane crash. As the long survivor of the tragedy, he centers the story.

Ahead of the show’s release, we caught up with Colin, and he shared 12 fun facts about himself.

Get to know Colin O’Brien inside…

Find out what he shared with us below…

  • 1. I love rollercoasters. If I could, I’d get off a ride and get right back on again.
  • 2. I almost drowned in a friend’s pool when I was 3 1/2. I hated to be in water for a few years after that, but love to swim now.
  • 3. I put hot sauce on pretty much everything I can. If it’s savory and has a carb, I add it. My favorite brand is Yellowbird.
  • 4. My middle name is from my grandfather, whose name is Delaine. He goes by “Duke.”
  • 5. My parents picked out the name Rose (after my grandma) for me because they thought I was going to be a girl. After I was born, they let my Grandma Rose name me, and she picked the name Colin because she’s a fan of Colin Firth.
  • 6. I watched tons of Bill Nye, The Science Guy, Mark Rober, and The Wild Kratts when I was little. To this day, I’m kind of a science geek. I love David Attenborough documentaries about nature.
  • 7. When I booked Dear Edward I had to learn to play Nocture no. 1 op. 9 in B flat minor by Chopin, quickly. I listened to the song over and over, and watched musicians play it. I learned it bit by bit without sheet music, as I haven’t played before.
  • 8.I love magic tricks. Paul Kieve taught me some magic tricks when I was on the set of Wonka and I still practice them. He’s amazing!
  • 9. I had straight hair in a movie called Mr. Harrigan’s Phone. People said they didn’t believe it was me.
  • 10. My favorite movie is Interstellar. My favorite animation is My Neighbor, Totoro.
  • 11. I like milk chocolate better than dark chocolate, but sour gummies are my favorite.
  • 12. I love taking pictures. On set, you can find me by the cameras.

Check out Colin in Dear Edward, which premieres on February 3, 2023 on Apple TV. You can also see a couple more pics of the star from the show’s premiere, which took place earlier this week.

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