Dive into the world of Thomas Barbusca – the magnetic actor taking over your screen in Luckiest Girl Alive currently streaming on Netflix. Thomas has immense experience under his belt and his future looks promising. Schön! chats to him about his craft, his childhood and more.
Nice to meet you, Thomas. You grew up in New Jersey. What is your most fond memory of your childhood?
That was so long ago! I’m an old man now, but if my memory serves me right, I had a fried Oreo once and it was lovely.
With acting, you stepped into your older sister Brielle footsteps. What did you learn from her?
Well, it’s nice when you have someone who can show you the little things that come with the experience. But a lot what you learn comes from doing it head on. Having said that, I’ve learned everything from her. I couldn’t name just one thing.
What is one of your biggest aspirations career wise?
I’d like to create a cereal of the perfect flavour for us to all enjoy. $100 a box before tax.
Your previous acting projects include, to name a few, The Mick, Black Monday, Chad, Big Time Adolescence and Ron’s Gone Wrong. Tell us about your most valuable lesson that you learned along the way?
If anything, I’ve seen that doing any kind of work brings me closer to the form I’d like to be in and what kind of thing I’d like to do next.
What is it like being a teenager nowadays? Is it hard for you to not compare yourself to others?
Someone else would have a better answer than I would. I’ve never felt close to my age. I don’t even look like a teenager. I’ve accepted that I’m an old man and no one will be telling me otherwise.
How does your day look like when you are not filming?
Oh, awfully boring. I’ll read a couple pages of that book that’s been sitting on the shelf for a couple months before I spend the rest of the day staring at the wall.
You are starring alongside Mila Kunis in the Netflix movie adaption Luckiest Girl Alive. Tell us more about this experience. What is your most memorable experience?
Just doing it. It’s nice to be able to go somewhere far away, do something new to you and meet people that you feel like you’ve known for a while. At the same time, going somewhere unbeknownst to you and doing something you’ve never done before can be a difficult task. That’s when you have someone like Mike Barker who brings a sense of ease and care to the whole thing. Working with him everyday was just wonderful.
Is the fashion sphere something that you would like to dive in deeper and you can see yourself in?
I’m not sure. I enjoy wearing what makes sense to me.
How do you aspire to inspire others that look up to you?
I could only hope that someone would find more out about themselves.
What is a piece of advice you would give aspiring actors?
Be patient with all of it. Stay the course.
When you think about your future, where do you see yourself?
Somewhere deep within the forest with an umbrella just in case.
Luckiest Girl Alive is streaming now on Netflix.