AN EXCLUSIVE Q&A WITH STAR
OF THE MICK,THOMAS BARBUSCA
March 20, 2018 Written by Zack Tremblay | Photographed by Brett Erickson
Zack Tremblay | I want to bring it back to your first initial audition for The Mick. What was that experience like for you and what originally drew you to the role of Chip?
Thomas Barbusca | When I first read the script I thought it was hysterical and went straight to the producers to see how I could get involved. I did some research before my audition and found out that the show was created by a pair of writers who had previously worked on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and was super stoked to have the opportunity to work with them. I’ll be honest, I didn’t feel like I did my best during my audition, but they ended up calling me back and I ended up booking the role.
ZT | The Mick is currently in their second season on FOX. Your character Chip has had some time to grow in a few ways. How would you describe Chip’s development going into season two?
TB | Chip has definitely evolved since the start of the first season. He’s been forced to do a lot of growing up. He has good intentions despite the fact that they might not always show.
ZT | What would you say has been the biggest obstacle you had to face while filming?
TB | Every time I’m given a new script I make it my goal to do a great job. Every script I read or role I take on has its own unique obstacles, but I’m very focused and I love what I do and that’s what pushes me to perform as best as I possibly can.
ZT | Being on set is a very exciting thing, especially when you get to do what you love every single day. What has been the most rewarding part about being in The Mick family?
TB | Being on The Mick has given me the opportunity to work with some incredibly talented people and that’s definitely the most rewarding part of being on the show.
ZT | What is the vibe like on set? I imaging that with such funny dialog, you guys have a blast!
TB | The cast and crew are like my second family! We’re constantly laughing and having fun on set.
ZT | Do you ever find it hard to keep a straight face while filming or do you usually stay in character pretty well? I definitely would not be able to keep a straight face!
TB | Kaitlin and Scott are the hardest to shoot with because they’re so funny! I pretty much lose it any time we have a scene together.
ZT | You have had the chance to work with some incredible actors, writers and directors on this
series. How would you describe the bond you guys have created over the past two season?
TB | I’ve grown to be super close with every member of the cast and crew. I hope to be working with them all for a long time, but I know that if the show ended I’d come out of it with some pretty close friends for life.
ZT | Now that 2018 is in full swing, what are you most looking forward to this year? Have you set any goals for yourself both personally and professionally?
TB | My main goal for 2018 is to keep moving forward and continue to work hard, while also balancing time with family and friends. I would also love to work on a feature film in 2018.
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