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Remember that adorable kid who played Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen’s childhood friend on Full House? You might also recall his work with his sisters, Tia and Tamara, on their hit-sitcom “Sister Sister.” Well ladies, he’s not a kid anymore, he’s all grown up now and this editor will admit that he’s grow into a fine looking young man. Tahj Mowry is now a series regular on ABC Family’s show “Baby Daddy.” From child superstar to adult heart throb, Bellus Magazine got to sit down with Tahj to ask him a couple questions about growing up as a famous child actor and what’s going on with him now:
BM: What is it like growing up in the industry?
TM: Growing up in the industry was great. I feel like I’m one of the lucky ones, because I didn’t let the industry affect me in a negative way. I give all the credit to my parents. But yeah, I had a blast. I was doing it because I loved it and not because my parents were making me. I had a genuine love for acting and still do, even more so. My parents made sure I had a good balance. Work was work and school was school. I went to a regular school and played sports so it was the best of both worlds. I was just like any other kid except I had a full time job LOL.
BM: How are you enjoying working on the TV show “Baby Daddy?
TM: I am loving the show! The cast the crew everyone is such a delight and we have so much fun. It’s truly a blessing to love a job so much and I definitely do. It’s also a new type of character for me which is always fun. I grew up working in sitcom, so it’s just like being home for me.
BM: You where nominated for Scene Stealer at the Teen Choice Awards, how did that make you feel?
TM: I felt great and genuinely honored by the nomination, especially being in an ensemble cast like I am. Being recognized for stealing scenes in a show with such a talented bunch must mean I’m doing something right. Haha. So it was truly a blessing and such an honor.
BM: Do you prefer acting in TV or Films?
TM: I can’t really choose. TV is so great because it’s a weekly gig, you build a family on a show and you build a character for years and people grow with you. I love that part! And TV is where I got my start, so I will always have a love for TV. However, I have a major passion for film and direction of films, so movies hold a special place in my heart and I definitely look forward to doing more film in the future. Acting is my art and film is an amazing way to showcase that.
BM: What do you do to keep you motivated for work?
TM: I am always working on my craft. My art. Acting is what I do. I am motivated because I wanna show people what I can do and how much I appreciate the art. I do it because I love it. It drives me and it challenges me at the same time. There is nothing better than absolutely loving what you do and I do. That in itself is a motivator as is my family.
BM: What advice would you give to the aspiring actors who want to make it in the acting world?
TM: Make sure it’s something you definitely want to do. You have to have a passion for it! You also have to have thick skin. Not everyone will like you and you will definitely be turned down… you just have to be ready to work for it and have the passion to succeed and to never give up.