John Lloyd Young (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
Official London Theatre’s Matthew Amer has an absolutely fabulous interview with John Lloyd Young, who is now starring as Frankie Valli in the West End production of JERSEY BOYS! JLY chats about his amazing journey with JB, working with iconic film director Clint Eastwood on the JERSEY BOYS film, his early days, and more. Check out a sneak peek below:
How did it feel to create the role of Frankie Valli for the Broadway production?
Exhilarating. To step into the shoes of someone who was already a well-known star and to see my own career begin to take off for portraying Frankie Valli in a way that re-engaged his fans and made him (and me) brand new ones was the privilege of a lifetime.
How was filming the movie with Clint Eastwood?
I was in constant awe being on set with such an American film icon. He is a sensitive and intuitive director who understands music and true grit, albeit this time Jersey-style, not wild-wild-West. His sensibilities served this story beautifully. Most meaningful to me was the respect and trust he showed me in translating my stage performance to the screen. Clint is a surprisingly gentle yet deeply motivating leader.
Click HERE to read the full Q&A with JLY.