Part 3 of Mr. Iglesias is streaming now on Netflix worldwide. We had the opportunity to talk to Tucker Albrizzi to find out his favourite moment, the casting behind the camera and his future hopes and dreams for the show.
Tucker is the character of Walt in Mr. Iglesias and has appeared on every episode. Tucker also appeared in A.P. Bio where he played the role of Colin, in Foursome he played the role of Terry and also featured in Netflix’s American Vandal.
WoN: Hi Tucker – thanks for taking the time to answer some of our questions – can we start by asking how you got your start in show business and how you came to be in Mr. Iglesias?
Sure! So I’m originally from Florida and when I was a kid, I actually started acting as a way to get out of doing school. I continued acting in Florida doing small jobs until 2008 when my family and I moved to California where I’ve been ever since. It wasn’t until 10 years later when I first auditioned for Mr. Iglesias. It's funny how I almost missed the audition due to my preoccupation with video games. So, it is safe to say that I share a lot of similarities with Walt.
WoN: Can you tell us what it’s like behind the scenes on the show? Are all the characters as cool as they are onscreen?
Most definitely! Working on this show has been an amazing experience and part of the reason it’s been so great is the cast and crew. It's a pleasure to meet new people and have a good time on the set. When we’re not working all the students like to have fun; specifically, I remember Fabrizio Guido and I getting razor kick scooters to whip around on set during rehearsal days. It's very chill in the back.
WoN: What’s been your favorite episode so far? It was different from all the rest.
For me I’d say Part 3 Ep 4, I really liked Walt and Gabe’s relationship, and Gabe teaching Walt how to drive. We also have Franco Escamilla playing Marisol’s father, and being in between Gabe and Franco speaking Spanish in the scene pretending to understand was probably one of my most favorite moments of Part 3.
WoN: In the final episode, you revealed some of your killer dance moves – is that all you or did you have to learn anything new?
Those dance moves were 100% not my creation, I’m pretty much the farthest thing from a dancer, and it took a lot of practice, but I was just happy to be able to put on a good show.
WoN: What are your hopes for the character of your character over the next seasons?
I would definitely love to see some more about Walt’s absentee dad, as that seems like something that has been talked about for the past couple of seasons. Also, you can’t go wrong with some more interaction between the students and the teachers.
WoN: And finally, in every interview we do we ask talent what they’re currently watching on Netflix – what are you watching on Netflix?
Midnight Gospel is a great show. I have seen it a few times. The art direction and interview sections are amazing. Other than that, I know I’m really late to the party, but I finally finished Breaking Bad. I can’t believe I waited so long to watch it!