Pilot "Cousins for Life"--Pictured: Stuart (Dallas Dupree Young) in COUSINS FOR LIFE on Nickelodeon. Photo Credit: Bonnie Osborne/Nickelodeon. ©2017 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Exclusive Interview: Dallas Dupree Young

Cousins for Life is Nickelodeon’s new live-action comedy show. The show features two cousins, Ivy and Stuart, who end up living under one roof and have to learn to live together with both of their families.

Dallas Dupree Young stars in the show as Stuart. CelebMix chatted to Dallas to find out more about the show.

Can you please tell our readers a little bit about yourself?

I love video games, baseball, football, basketball and reading

When did you first realize that you wanted to be an actor?

Acting just fell into my lap. I was playing with my cousins and got an anonymous phone call inviting me to a casting call in LA. From that I got a manager and agent and discovered my passion for acting.

Can you tell us a little bit about Cousins for Life for those who haven’t yet heard of the show?

Cousins for Life is about two cousins who are from very different backgrounds. They learn to navigate life under one roof with their family and they go on chaotic adventures together. 

Photo: Mathieu Young/Nickelodeon. © 2018 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

How would you describe your character Stuart in Cousins for Life?

Stuart is an entrepreneur who’s very creative, impulsive and outgoing. 

Are there any similarities between you and Stuart?

Me and Stuart both love playing video games and being with our families.

Photo Credit: Bonnie Osborne/Nickelodeon. ©2017 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

What messages do you hope viewers will take from the show?

I hope they learn to love their family no matter what. Even if they don’t always get along, just love your family because you might need them at one point in time.

Are there any funny stories you can tell us about from during the filming of the show?

During the pilot we were filming with an alpaca and he peed on the rug, it was really funny, and then there were so many animals in one of the scenes, I tried to pick one of them up and it hit me and run away!

Photo by: Scott Everett White/Nickelodeon ©2018 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

It sounds like the animals caused a lot of chaos! How was it filming with so many animals?

It was fun, most of them did listen. There was a pug who wouldn’t sit quite how it was needed to but besides that it was awesome as I love animals.

Do you have any favourite moments from filming?

I can’t tell you any spoilers, but I can say in one episode there’s a fake fight sequence with Stuart and Ivy and I can’t wait for people to see it as it was awesome, it has to be my favourite episode .

In the show Ivy and Stuart go on a variety of adventures together. If you personally could go on any adventure what would it be?

I’d love to be with a heard of dinosaurs and ride on a T-Rex’s back.

Photo by: Scott Everett White/Nickelodeon ©2018 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Who would your dream co-star be and why?

I would love to collaborate with Lebron James the NBA player. I think he’s one of the best and I would love to make a movie with him as I think he’s a real cool guy and he’s really tall so great to play basketball with in-between scenes.

Where do you hope acting will take you in the future? Is there any particular roles you’d like to get?

I’d love to do a movie with Denzel Washington or Will Smith where I’m their child and go on adventures with them just like I do in Cousins for Life.

What advice would you give someone who wants to be an actor/actress?

Always work hard on your dream and make sure that this is your passion. Don’t let anyone else tell you can’t do this as you can always do it if you try and believe.

We’re at the start of 2019, do you have any goals for the new year?

To always prepare with my scripts, keep practicing and enjoy acting even more. 

Cousins for Life premiers on January 5th at 8:30 ET/PT

Thank you to Dallas for his time. Let us know what you thought of this interview by tweeting @CelebMix

Written by Charlotte Freeman-Coates

21 year old journalism student who loves music and travelling.
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