Exclusive: We talked to Jordan Fisher about Liv and Maddie, his upcoming music and ultimate career goals
GL: We loved you on Liv and Maddie last night. Tell us more about your role.
Jordan: I heard back in August, I think, pretty much right after I got back from TB2. I got a call and they said that they had this role who was a love interest for Liv (Dove Cameron) and it’s been a blast. I’ve never experienced something where I’ve been able to walk onto a set knowing 85% of the people. I’ve been friends with the cast for years, and I knew the writers and a handful of the producers, too, so walking onto the set it was just a very warm, nurturing environment. I’m really glad to be a part of the family. It’s a ton of fun.
GL: Can you tell us more about Holden?
Jordan: Basically he’s like an old nemesis of Liv’s. They grew up together down the street and in third grade he was your generic twerp. Paste-eating, pen-stealing, all that. I can’t give the con away for their relationship, but expect quite a bit of drama. Some love’s in the air.
GL: You get to put your musical talents to use in the show, which is awesome. What was that like?
Jordan: Yeah, I get a chance to sing and to play piano which is cool. They knew that about me going into it, so their plan was to be able to figure out a way to work music into my character somewhere and they did a great job with that. As a matter of fact, I get to sing a duet with Liv and record my own ballad version of the song and they put that on the soundtrack. They did a really great job of being able to weave in the other aspects and the other half of my life where the music industry’s concerned, so it was great to have that.
GL: We were so excited to hear about your record deal! What's your personal music like?
Jordan: I’m a pop soul artist. I get inspiration from Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith, but really grew up listening to the classics. I grew up listening to Stevie Wonder. He had a huge influence on my music. Marvin Gaye and those kind of guys, they definitely contributed to the kind of music I make now.
GL: You've done so much already. Is there anything else you want to tackle in your career?
Jordan: It’d probably be easier for me to tell you what I don’t imagine doing. I love art and I love creating and I love entertaining. I’ve had some really great opportunities to do those things, but I haven’t even made a dent in terms of my lifetime where career is concerned. I wanna tour, I wanna be on Broadway, I want to do films, I want to work on television for the rest of my life. I have a long list of actors and artists and writers and directors that I’d just die to work with. I can’t say that even if I ever completed that list, I would ever feel 100% satisfied. I just love what I do too much to ever see myself stop pushing to reach that next level.
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