Joshua Eady is a South African actor whose charisma and talent have been taking over the world. Currently, he is promoting The Kissing Booth 3, one of his latest projects, so we had a conversation to talk about the film, his life, mental health, and so much more.
The strong physique which he has been working for years is just the outside core of a big heart full of love, acceptance, and compassionate words for everyone.
Therefore, we invite you to keep reading this exclusive interview for Vanity Teen and fall, even more, for Joshua Eady the way we did.
Joshua Eady | Exclusive Interview
VT: What can you tell us about your origins and childhood?
JE: I grew up in a small town in Cape Town, South Africa. Traveled and lived around South Africa, attended a couple of different schools, and lived in a few different cities.
I spent most of my time playing sport and in the art or drama classes. It was quite a weird balance of life between being involved in all the sports clubs, but spending breaks painting, drawing, and performing. Haha!
VT: One of the most impressive things about you is that people get amazed by your height and physique; but, I guess you have not been that way since you were a kid. How and why did you start to work out?
JE: I was always a really tall, lanky, skinny kid. I was a swimmer throughout high school, and when I stopped swimming, I moved into weight training in the gym. I guess I realized I was good at it and started to find enjoyment and see results after some time.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what’s next, and maybe start swimming again or back to jujitsu.
VT: How about your mental health. What helps you to stay sane and cope with life?
JE: Mental health is something that I find more and more of a focus for myself personally. Especially since the past year has been such a hard one for everyone globally.
I struggle with anxiety, and I think a lot of people do, and that’s okay. I have found ways to manage it on the harder days. Thank you to my support system.
The Kissing Booth adventure
VT: Let us talk about your acting career. Certainly, The Kissing Booth has become a milestone in your life. Therefore, please, tell us how that experience has been so far?
JE: The Kissing Booth has been the most amazing experience. TKB has been 4/5 years of my life, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I love the movies, the cast, the crew, and how it’s given me an entirely different life.
It’s taught me a lot about the industry and myself; being a foot in the door and break into the industry. I am forever grateful for The Kissing Booth.
VT: What is still on your bucket list?
JE: That’s a really good question. Haha!
I haven’t really given a bucket list much thought outside of what I would like to achieve industry and career-wise.
There are so many actors, directors, and writers I would love to work with. There are stories I would love to write and produce. I really have a love for the path I’m on right now.
I’m challenged all the time and learning from such incredible people. Plus, man, I would love to ride a Harley across America. Haha!
VT: The Kissing Booth 3 has arrived. What would you like to share about it?
JE: The Kissing Booth 3 is such a special one. It’s a bittersweet feeling knowing it’s the third installment, and I cannot wait for the fans to see it and experience what an amazing journey it’s been to make. It reflects a very real-time in life, handling friendships, relationships, and decisions for the future.
I clearly remember that time in my life and, man, what a great time. TKB 3 is even bigger!
Love who you are
VT: What do you think about digital platforms like Netflix that allow people anywhere in the world to access your work, such as films and TV shows?
JE: I think streaming platforms like Netflix are doing such a great job of storytelling and allowing people to interact with each other. It has opened up the industry and given so many creative, talented people the chance to work and fall in love with the craft.
VT: Lioness, another of your acting projects, has received a great response and good reviews. Would you like to invite those who might not know about this TV show to look for it and enjoy it?
JE: Lioness is a TV series produced out of South Africa that was an incredible experience. I play Liam, a lonely, broken teen to a rich family, struggling with serious drug addiction and the loss of a parent.
It was immensely challenging and was an opportunity to completely immerse myself in a character. The show was released earlier this year, and as far as I know, it is currently on the European market doing great things there.
There is exciting feedback coming soon!
VT: Which advice would you like to share with all the young people who might be thinking about dedicate time to take care of their bodies and start to work out?
JE: I think the number one aspect to looking after yourself physically is to find something that you love and enjoy doing.
Love who you are and focus on making you the best possible version of yourself, rather than competing or comparing to others. Enjoy the process.
VT: Anything else you would like to share with Vanity Teen?
JE: Family is and always will be the most important. Find your people and love and cherish them with everything you have.
Laugh and smile and enjoy moments. Life is crazy and beautiful, and we manage to create memories and art out of the weirdest of times.
Photographer: Allister Christie (@allister.Christie)
Styling: Roxanne Erdis (@thecuratedfox)
BTS: Angelo Chen (@angelochenn)
Assistance: Jessica Cloete (@jessicaivycloete)
Before we go
Joshua Eady has been honest about his life and dreams. His words have been centered on loving ourselves and others because we do not need to be flawless to show kindness and embrace who we are.
The Kissing Booth and Lioness are available now; thus, we can enjoy some of his more recent work. He is an amazing and talented person, so we are willingly expecting to see his upcoming projects. Until that moment, let us remember his message and put on a smile on our faces while we love who we are and enjoy what we do because, despite the adversities, blessed be the ones who are kind and spread love.