We had the good fortune of connecting with Joshua Packard and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Joshua, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I decided to become an actor because I am an only child and movies and TV shows have always kept me company and entertained me. As soon as I found out that I could possibly be in a movie or on a TV and do that for others, I knew it was what I wanted to do.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets me apart is that I am me and no one else can be me right? 🙂 Being an actor isn’t easy and there is a lot of competition out there and a lot of rejection. It isn’t easy to have a lot of auditions and then not hear back but just getting those auditions is great. It is a chance to show people who you are and even if you don’t get that one project, there will be others that you may be right for. The thing to remember is to audition and do your best and then forget it because if you keep thinking about what you could have done better or different, it causes stress and you can’t really go back and change it so why keep worrying about it?

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
New York City has soooooo many fun places to see and visit. I like to just walk around the city and look at people and buildings. I love getting bubble tea but I don’t have a specific place I visit all the time. For museums, I like the Brooklyn Museum and the Natual History Museum, both of them are close to parks take walks in and enjoy some nature.

I can’t wait for Broadway shows to start up again, I miss going to the theater!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have been so lucky to have a lot of very supportive people along the way aside from my parents of course. My friends and teachers have been awesome cheerleaders too.

I would like to recognize the Young Artist Academy for always being so encouraging and supportive of all young entertainers.

Website: www.joshuajpackard.com

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Image Credits
Astrid Ji Max Eremine Sally Jules

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