Fan love for actor Brandon Butler

Fan love for actor Brandon Butler

Ok, we have to admit not only we here at Hey, Beauti Magazine love actor Brandon Butler but he has a swarm of fans that may just love him even more than we do. So because of that, we are dedicating an entire article of questions we handpicked asked by Brandon's fans answered by none other than the 'GoodMan' himself.

Brandon Butler is a bright, handsome, talented young man. Wonderful to see in this generation. Tell us about his family & upbringing?

I grew up in a town called Frankfort, Illinois. For the most part, my family has been close with one another. My parents, Dave and Sandi, and my brother, Justin, have been the ones I lean on most. I know that family is going to be there at the end of the day. As far as my upbringing, I went to local public schools from elementary through high school. Ever since I was around ten years old up until my Freshman year of high school, I grew up playing travel baseball and basketball during the summer time as well as participating in my local theatre and going on any auditions for commercials or film in Chicago. I remember one time I just got done playing a doubleheader for my travel baseball team, and then I had to rush over to the theatre because I had to do a show that night(laughs). I loved doing both. If I had to choose, I prefer doing film and TV over the theatre, but I would still enjoy doing theatre maybe later down the road, who knows(laughs). Long story short, Senior year in high school I had to decide whether if I wanted to keep playing baseball in college or try and pursue acting. It took a while to choose, but eventually, I decided to move to LA and continue acting was the way to go for me. I figured if acting never worked out, I could always come back home. I didn't want to regret it if I never gave it a shot and tried.

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How did you get started with acting? What made you want to get into acting?

I remember seeing Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone when I was like 6 or 7 years old, and I thought Harry Potter was a badass(laughs). I had no idea what “acting” was or anything like that at the time, but I remember continually bugging my mom saying that I wanted to do what whatever he was doing on the screen. I don’t know what it was, but after seeing that movie, my mind was made up. So I kept asking my Mom about it, and eventually, she gave in. From there, I started out doing some community theatre, some student films and then got an agent in Chicago. So I guess Harry Potter was the reason I got started with acting(laughs).

Which TV show character would it be the most fun to change places with for a week?Ohh that’s a good one. Can I say two characters? Both of these characters I can’t see anyone else playing, but if we were to change places for a week, I think playing Steve Harrington on Stranger Things and Jim from The Office could be kind of cool(laughs).

Have you ever personally dealt with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression? If yes, what’s your best advice for someone going through it?

At times, I do get anxious. I think everyone goes through mental health issues differently, but for me, I found that talking about things helps solidify it. I get this image or idea in my head on how a particular thing is going to happen, and in my mind, I might blow it out of proportion, making it a bigger deal than it has to be. Thinking about the worst case scenario.

That’s what makes my anxiety go. But when I talk about it and visualize the big picture, and realize that everything will be okay, it helps me move on and not concentrate on it so much. So I guess talking through things is my best advice.

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What do you like about your character, Scott Reed, and what is your favorite part about having a role on a show like 13 Reasons Why?

The thing I like most about Scott is what he ended up doing at the end of the season. Even though he was good friends with Bryce and Montgomery, he realized who he was associating himself with and how that might look for his reputation. It might've taken him a while to come to terms with it, but at the end of the day, he did the right thing. My favorite part about being in a show like this one is that it sparks up conversations. I think discussions about mental health, suicide, bullying, etc. is what makes this show so relatable to some people. They can personally relate to some characters, or they can maybe refer to a time when they were in school and who the “Bryce’s” were or whatever. Especially in today’s world and society, I believe talking about these topics are imperative now more than ever. If anyone who watches the show can take away anything, I would hope they can realize that kindness and respect can go a long way.

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A beautiful conversation we had with GOODMEN COVER GUY actor Brandon Butler

A beautiful conversation we had with GOODMEN COVER GUY actor Brandon Butler

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