|Birth name||Samuel Peter Acosta Larsen|
August 28, 1991 |
San Francisco, California, U.S.
The first time I heard 'Jolene,' I was 12 years old, and it was performed by Jack White. I remember watching that video and forgetting it was from a woman's point of view, and forgetting it was a country song, and forgetting it was originally by Dolly Parton.
I've got a couple of bands that I'm working on. The one I'm really excited about, we're called London The Child. It's folky music and it's really cool.
I think anyone taken out of their comfort zone and put somewhere else will change.
I'm a very mellow person. There are things about me that are intense, obviously.
I think it's funny because on 'Glee Project,' there's that added pressure, but with 'Glee,' there's no element of competition. No one's trying to dance better than anyone. But there's that added pressure of, 'So many people are going to watch 'Glee' this week. If I don't nail this dance, I look like an idiot.'
The thing that 'Glee' has successfully done that no other TV show has is that they're just honest – but they don't tell you what's right or wrong. They don't tell you what to agree with or what to believe in.
I'm a very open person. I like to talk a lot about what I'm going through. It's how I cope with things.
One of the biggest things I learned was that it's OK to be nervous and admit that you're having a hard time.
'Glee Project' and 'Glee' have the same spirit, but they're both harder in their own ways. With 'Glee Project,' there's more pressure because you're being judged in everything you do. When you film 'Glee,' you go to the studio and have an off day, and it's OK – you're still going to be there; you take as many chances as you need.
The good thing is I didn't feel like anyone was going to judge me on 'Glee.'
I'm not the type of person who thinks up a joke and has to tell everyone.
I think what turned me off of Christianity as a kid, and what I think turns other people off, is the thought that you have to sacrifice being cool to believe in God.
Some of the craziest people I know, some of the coolest guys I know who party and go crazy and play rock shows and have tons of tattoos, they will still go to church on Sunday and do their best to live that kind of a life.
I used to watch a lot of musicals as a kid. Musical movies, not so much musical theater.
On 'Glee,' the director can be like, 'Hey, your face is looking a little too intense here.' And they can show me the screen, and I can be like, 'I know exactly what to do here.'
I think something that's very relevant in real life and that they don't portray enough on TV is that when you think 'Christian,' you think 'goody two shoes' – they have to look a certain way and do certain things – and it's just not true.
There aren't a whole lot of things I want out of life. My bucket list is extremely short: Achieve the success in the industry I want, and get married. If I achieve both of those, I can die completely stoked. I don't need anything else.
I'm a Christian, and I'm not judgmental towards anyone. I think that's really important.
I'm very much over my hair. If it was up to me I'd have cut it a long time ago.
I am a Christian guy. And I am kind of quiet about it because I want people to take me seriously before I throw something that serious in their face.