GREEK's newest pledge, Jesse McCartney
Tonight’s all new GREEK is the first of 6 episodes with guest star Jesse McCartney as Andy, the blue blooded pledge that Evan is dying to have on his team at Omega Chi. It sounds like Andy may not want all the pressure of being an OX, and may end up trying his hand at some Kappa Tau fraternization!
Jesse had a few minutes to chat the other day, and we talked about what to expect when he joins the ranks of our favorite Cypress Rhodes students!
I’ve seen the first episode, and I love how easily you fit in!
The cast made it really easy for me to jump in there and be a part of the show.
It’s almost like you had always been a background cast member, and they brought you on for a bigger role this year! Why did you want to play this character?
ABC called me, and said, would you be interested? I had seen a couple episodes, and I’d always thought the show was really, really good, and maybe sometimes overlooked by people. I noticed that the acting, especially, the whole cast. The characters were really great. They sent me a couple scripts, and said, this is the character. I really connected with it. I thought it would be great. I hadn’t really done comedy like this for a long period of time, over like an arc of 6 episodes. I really wanted to sort of dive into it, and have fun with it. Sort of have it be my first time playing a college student. I think that is sort of appropriate given that I’d be graduating college, and most of my fans are in college now. It really struck me as something fun.
That’s funny that you mention playing a college student. One of the first scenes, we see you holding a beer, it’s like Oh my gosh, Jesse is playing more grown up, which suited you well!
Thank you! Like I said, it was definitely a big step for me, in the acting world, too. The overall look of it, people are hopefully seeing me in a different light than what they originally perceived.
My last question, what can we expect throughout your arc on the show?
A lot of dramedy. The first couple of episodes, you see me sort of getting used to, adjusting to the college life as a freshman, and I’m very green to the whole fraternity thing. And then, over the next few, I get a little cockier, a little more comfortable. There’s a love triangle that gets interesting. It’s everything you want. That show does, for me at least, as an audience, as a viewer, everything you want a show to do. The ups, the downs, makes you laughs, the strong drama that you get out of it, too. It’s a really entertaining show, and I’m looking forward to hearing the fans’ reaction!
I think it’ll be a good reaction. I’ve seen the first episode, and I look forward to more!