An "Excellent" Chat with "Bill & Ted?s" Chris Kennedy!
There?s nothing "bogus" about our personal q & a with a really cute, super talented actor who stars on the new Fox TV show Bill & Ted?s Excellent Adventures, based on the movie!
SuperTeen: Tell us about your character.
Chris Kennedy: I play "Ted," short for "Theodore" Logan. I?m not necessarily a surf or valley dude, but somewhere in between . . . kind of crazy! Both Ted and Bill [played by Evan Richards] are really endearing. They are always trying to do good, except they mess up a lot!
ST: So it?s a takeoff of the movie, right?
Chris: Yes . . . we travel through time . . . We also have part-time jobs in the series. I work in a hardware store!
ST: Has it been a good experience?
Chris: Yes. This is my first comedy. I?m usually cast in dramas, that kind of thing. To be Ted is kind of funny . . . When I saw the original movie for the first time it just cracked me up!
ST: Have you always wanted to be an actor?
Chris: Yes, I always wanted to be, but I didn?t tell anyone. I was too scared. I never really considered being in the business until after I got out of school. I actually walked down the street and saw this movie and I thought, ?I have to do that,? and I started taking acting classes at a good theatre. People said that I had potential . . .
ST: Do you enjoy acting?
Chris: I love it! I act because I have fun.
ST: If yon could pick a character to play, who would it be?
Chris: Robin Hood! He was always a hero to me . . . everyone liked Superman and Batman, but I like Tarzan and Robin Hood! I also like Gene Kelly.
ST: Do you dance?
Chris: Yes. A bit of ballet, a bit of modern, shaking it up at clubs!
ST: What kind of music do you like?
Chris: You know how people say "everything?" Well, it?s something like that - I like classical, then I?ll listen to Hendrix, then Sinatra, mood music all in the same day!
S.T.: Can you sing?
Chris: No - but I wish I could! I have other actor friends who will sit there, grab a guitar and play . . . But I can?t sing, no matter what. I admire people who can.
ST: Any hobbies?
Chris: I collect boxer shorts. I have close to 100 pairs!
ST: When?s your birthday?
Chris: July 20, 1968. That?s my age - I?ll be 24 - and that?s who I am! Ted is just a character I do, a total character. I don?t even use my own voice!
ST: Any other pastimes?
Chris: I love the outdoors. I love to go hiking and camping.
ST: Tell us about your hometown of Toronto, Canada.
Chris: It?s changing. It?s big - about 3 million people. It?s very clean and safe, a young, rich city. There are some amazing restaurants and tons of theatres. It?s beautiful in the spring and fall . . .
ST: How do you like to dress?
Chris: Cowboy boots and bandanas . . . I have a lot of blazers, vests, jeans . . .
ST: Where do you see your career in 10 years?
Chris: I?d like to be in film . . .
ST: What do you look for in a girl?
Chris: Someone who is their own person, someone with an incredible personality, someone beautiful, one of the guys - who wears jeans and T-shirts, someone with a sense of humor who I don?t have to hide a thing from.
ST: Are you romantic?
Chris: Yes, well somewhere in between. I usually have long relationships. I?d love to share my life with someone, someone who I can hang out with and be best friends with. That?s important!
ST: Do you want a family someday?
Chris: Down the road, definitely. I would love to have it all!
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