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Get To Know Ethan William Childress, in Mixed-ish on ABC


Today, I had the pleasure of  interviewing Ethan William Childress from the TV series, Mixed-ish on ABC. Here is the inside scoop.


  1. How did you first know you wanted to act?

 My parents took on this audition for the chance to participate in this showcase put on by Adrian R’Mante. I went really to see what it was all about. But the minute I stepped into the room to perform, something just clicked in me and I was so anxious that night waiting to see if I got picked or not. It’s probably one of the times I was really nervous.

  1. When did your career take off once you began acting?

I am actually super blessed in that I was able to be cast in Mixed-ish within my first year of acting. My mom had me do background work just so I’d understand what it was like to be on set.  The expectation, the pace. Then I was able to do a couple of short films which were fun and a different experience.  I did go on a lot of auditions in that first year which because I still was living in Las Vegas all the time, meant a lot of road trips. When I got cast on Mixed-ish it really was a dream come true because it just doesn’t really happen like that for actors.

  1. In your free time, what do you enjoy doing?

Right now, I can only really play video games.  I play on my PC, online. I have a few friends that I play with.  Before Covid, I liked being able to go home and play soccer and flag football. I had to give up playing competitively when I was started acting so I miss it. But I’ll go play around with my friends when I can.  And I really like when we get into Nerf gun wars with my brothers and sister. There’s bullets flying everywhere as there’s no teams. We’re all 4 against each other.  I don’t enjoy having to clean up all the bullets when we’re done. And we never find them all. 

  1. What actors and or actresses do you look up to?

Daveed Diggs, Kevin Hart, Will Smith, Michael B Jordan, Dwayne Johnson. I think they’re all very accomplished in what they do and how versatile they are. I’ve also heard really great things about them from other people who have worked with them. I want to be the type of actor that people like to work with and people say nice things about me to other people.

  1. Can you give us a sneak peak into what this season of Mixed-ish will look like?

Well because of Covid things for the Johnson family look a little different. Like you won’t see any school scenes this season. I did think it was really great that they brought back Rainbow’s friends in a very unique way with the phone calls. All the kids are growing up so they are facing different challenges and have new experiences. Johan is of course having himself all kinds of new adventures like the whole skateboarding thing.

  1. Is there a memorable moment that you remembered happening while being on set of Mixed-ish?

 There have been a couple of scenes with Mykal-Michelle and Christina and myself that left the whole crew cracking up.  Like when we were filming tag for the Spades episode.  Anytime they allow Christina to go off script laughter is sure to follow.  Or one scene where they filmed the whole scene, it was like the perfect take and then someone noticed that Christina still had her face shield still on. It was a lot different this year though as we didn’t get to just hang out with everyone.

  1. What is your characters role on Mixed-ish?

I play Johan, Rainbow’s little brother. He’s a fun loving, adventurous kid. He can be a little gullible at times too. But he tends to see the best there is to see in things. 

  1. What do you have in common with your character, Johan Johnson on Mixed-ish?

I would say that we are both adventurous and like to have fun. We both don’t always get along with our siblings but family is everything so we will always be there for each other. And we’ve both been mistaken for being Mexican. My mom has a friend that when she’s with us, everyone thinks she’s my mom.

  1. What is a big challenge you might of had to overcome being an actor?

Getting in touch with certain emotions is a challenge for me. I’m still young so I don’t have all these life experiences to draw from.  But that’s why you have to take classes and work on being able to bring something to life whether you can relate to it or not.


  1. Being a young actor like yourself, what will you hope to accomplish in the near future?

The next thing I’d like to experience is being in a feature film, to see how that differs from TV. I really want to be able to experience all aspects of being in front of the camera. And then as I get older I may like to start looking at the behind the camera stuff. But right now I’m really just enjoying what I am doing and still being a kid.

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How to Handle Being a College Graduate


Handle being a college graduate? The question that leaves me wondering whether or not being a college graduate has been a relief. However, I knew the moment I handed in my last assignment I was overjoyed. The only thing left for me to do is to get my diploma.

Now, I finally can say that I am college graduate. 

So now what?

Recently I have been asking myself if I am relieved as well as ready to start this new chapter in my life. Although, my answer is still unclear I know I’m not the only one that feels the same exact emotions. There is a saying that I recently have been reflecting on. I am sure all have heard, “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.”  I think facing the reality of graduating college scares a lot of students but why is that?

Personally speaking

I have to say, I had a good four years at college and now that it is all over it hasn’t really sunk in. Then the real world starts to set in. That can either be exciting and or scary for many, including myself. There has been things I’ve realized now being a college graduate. I know to some college graduates it can seem like an end of an era but it is the start of a new chapter. The journey after college is all in your hands. There are many opportunities and life lessons. There are some ways in order to handle being a college graduate along with the emotions. Mental Health America

Life Lessons

College Graduate

One may ask what are these life lessons that we learn for ourselves as we grow up. A thing I have learned throughout my college experience as well as being a graduate is that working hard really does pay off. No matter how much I felt like giving up there was some sort of voice in my head telling me to keep going. If it wasn’t for some of my professors who have motivated me, I would have not known what to do. While being a college graduate has really made me see life in a whole different light. There has been things that I have still been figuring out along the way.  In fact I thought it would be helpful to pay someone to do my homework online because at some point it would definitely help me achieve my curriculum goals.

So, you are a college graduate and now the next step is for you to get a job. Well my advice for all is not to be alarmed. Focus on what you want to do and make it happen. Also, having goals for yourself is not any all a bad thing. I believe it keeps one motivated. Opportunities will come and go, that is why you need to grab onto every chance you get. You may not get a second chance.


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How This New Year’s Eve Looked


Who would have thought last New Year’s Eve would have been different from this one? We all had to adjust to this year’s celebration. This New Year’s Eve, all restaurants and bars had to have a curfew. This year, all were ringing in the New Year while watching the ball drop right from their home with family and friends. Having a relaxing New Year’s wasn’t all that bad, as well as rushing to be somewhere at the stroke of midnight. However, there are things to do in order to celebrate that don’t involve going out. Hoping that next celebration is a better one, here are some things to keep in mind for the next New Year’s Eve.

This New Year’s is one that many of us will never forget. Taken a trip down memory lane of last New Year’s Eve, who would have thought that at the stroke of midnight our whole world was going to change. Although, this New Year’s looked different there were still a few fun things to have done.

How does a photoshoot sound to you and your friends? Well my friends and I ended up getting all dressed up, putting on our best outfits and made the most out of our NYE.

Personally, my favorite part of the night was getting ready and taking pictures. My roommates decorated a little section in our house, where we took the pictures. The decorations made all photos pop like a firework on the fourth of July. However, we did have some help from the amazing beam of light and what is a picture without good lighting. The ring light is perfect to use for any type of occasion and the photos come out looking stunning.

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Even though my New Year’s Eve, as well as many did not go as planned there were still fun and creative things to do with friends. So, next time you and your friends have no plans, when in doubt have a photoshoot.

Now that New Year’s is over, does that mean everything will magical go back to normal? Well as much as I don’t like to be the bearer of bad news, it does not mean that they will, at least not right now. However, it is a new year to start fresh and being open to new possibilities. So, yeah maybe this New Year’s wasn’t what you expected but it’s okay. There were still good that came out of celebrating a new year with loved ones.

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