Being a “normal” teenager is wild enough as it is, but imagine being a teenage actor and sitting alongside some of the industry’s top dogs. This is reality for Landon Gordon, better known as Wyatt from “Secrets of Sulphur Springs,” Disney’s “first-ever time-travel mystery series.”
Gordon, a Los Angeles native, began his acting career at the young age of 6, and since then his hard work has definitely paid off. His recent role in the Oscar nominated movie Top Gun: Maverick does more than prove it. Despite this, having an acting career hasn’t always been an easy path to follow. Now 13, Gordon shares that his age has sometimes posed an issue when it comes to landing roles and being extended opportunities.
“I’m a teenager right now, so I’m not really a kid or grown up so there’s very few roles for me right now,” Gordon said. “Trying to find a role right now is very challenging, but I look forward to finding a role that really fits me.”
Gordon has also appeared as a recurring guest star on Disney channel’s “Coop & Cami Ask the World.” Other television credits include “9-1-1,” “Teachers” and “American Woman.” Of the roles he’s had so far, his favorite has been Wyatt from “Sulphur Springs.” He feels that he “can really relate to him” and that they “have so many things in common,” according to Gordon.
We’re looking forward to seeing Gordon in more shows and movies in the future. As for right now, Gordon is just relaxing and enjoying life. “I’m just focused on being a teenager and hanging out with my friends,” Gordon said.
For other youth pursuing a career in acting, Gordon wants you to know that “you will hear nos. It only takes one yes to change everything.”
Check out Gordon’s full interview below.
By Cierra Lemott, Senior, Columbia College Chicago
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