If you’re a fan of all things Broadway, then you’ve definitely heard that the hit musical, 13, has started streaming on Netflix as a film adaptation! Here at YEM, we can’t get enough of this new cast, so we were super excited when we got the chance to sit down with Ramon Reed, who plays Eddie in the movie, and ask him all about his time on set. You’ll definitely want to tune into this one to hear all about Ramon’s experience acting as Eddie.
Ramon talked to us a little bit about what the audition process was like, which was really interesting to hear. The auditions for 13: The Musical took place during the pandemic, so Ramon, like so many actors, had a unique experience trying to find and audition for roles. After getting the role, Ramon had the chance to work with seasoned actors, like Debra Messing, Rhea Perlman, and Josh Peck, which he tells us all about in the full interview – you won’t want to miss it!
Any time music and choreography are involved, things are bound to get a little bit complicated, and Ramon shared what it was like to sing, dance, and act in front of the camera. He also had some of the most difficult songs to perform, with super high notes, so he gave us a little peek into some of the training that he went through to make sure his voice was in perfect shape for the film. While Ramon is young, he is still a seasoned actor who has acted in a variety of mediums, whether it be TV, film, or the stage, so he also told us all about how his past experiences differed from 13: The Musical, and what medium of acting he considers his favorite.
Of course, there were definitely some fun antics and great times on the set of the film – after all, it was an almost fully teenage cast! Ramon told us a few funny stories and interesting things that happened while filming, which you’ll definitely want to hear about. We loved hearing all about the fun Ramon and his co-stars had on set, and we can’t thank him enough for chatting with us about his experience filming! Be sure to click the link below to tune into our full interview with Ramon.