May 30, 2014

Sneak Peek of John Lloyd Young’s Interview on! #JerseyBoysMovie

May 30th, 2014

John Lloyd Young

Julie Jacobs of has a marvelous interview with Tony winner and JERSEY BOYS movie star John Lloyd Young! JLY chats about his early days, his JB experience, working with Clint Eastwood, and what it was like to take his performance from stage to screen. Below is a sneak peek:

The Credits: Is there anything notably different about the movie version of Jersey Boys?

JLY: I think what is the most important difference between the movie and the show is that the movie goes much deeper into the character. For example, in the show Frankie’s daughter is only touched upon, but in the movie we see her at three stages of her life, so we really get to understand his relationship to his daughter. We see her at 4, at 11, and at 17. Three different actresses play her as she’s aging. You get to go a lot deeper with the character.

I find that one of the great joys in acting is enveloping yourself in the character. On stage there are so many artificial elements, the lights, the audience right there in front of you, certain scenery things, the quick changes that you have to do, that sort of take you out of the illusion in your mind. You have to really block certain things out that let you know, as the actor, that you’re not actually really in these circumstances. You have to push your imagination into high gear. But what it’s like on a film set is everything around you is so real, it’s like stepping into the life of the other person as closely as you can. For me, film acting is the closest you could get to actually believing the fantasy.

Click HERE to read the entire fabulous article with JLY!


  1. Congratulations, John. We are all so proud of you and we can’t wait to see you on the big screen in just a few days. Bravo!

    Comment by Gary — May 30, 2014 @ 9:36 pm

  2. Hi John
    I can’t wait for the movie. The trailers on TV look great.You look and sound great in the trailers.
    Congratulations John. I always knew you were headed toward very big and exciting things.
    You deserve all these wonderful things happening to you.
    You are ” THE BEST” .

    Comment by Vivian DeMarco — May 30, 2014 @ 11:48 pm

  3. Hi John. I have been calling you “Mr. Hollywood” in all my letters for years and now it is really official. I knew it all along. You were just destined for great things . Have to say I miss you though but you deserve all the wonderful things that have happened to you this past year. THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING MY FRIEND. So very excited for you. All my love always.

    Comment by Marlene Cetrulo — May 31, 2014 @ 2:15 pm

  4. I am so looking forward to June 20; already have my movie tickets for that day! I so love Jersey Boys (have seen it 20 times) and will see the movie as many times as I can. John, you are the greatest playing Frankie Valli. Good luck to you! Oscar night, maybe??

    Comment by Patti — May 31, 2014 @ 9:11 pm

  5. The minute we saw John act & sing we knew something more would come from this . I have said this so many times , John is so talented , now everyone can see what all his fans have known from the beginning . I wish you the best ,and the movie good luck ! Thank Clint Eastwood for taking over the movie . It never would have been any good without you and everyone Clint picked out. John Break A Leg !!!

    Comment by THEA — June 1, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

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