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Braeden De La Garza talks about ‘The Quest’ on Disney+ and the digital age

Breakout star Braeden De La Garza spoke about his leading role in the new original Disney+ series “The Quest,” which is available on May 11.

Braeden De La Garza
Braeden De La Garza. Photo Credit: Ben Cope
Braeden De La Garza. Photo Credit: Ben Cope

Breakout star Braeden De La Garza spoke about his leading role in the new original Disney+ series “The Quest,” which starts streaming on May 11 and being an artist in the digital age.

‘The Quest’ on Disney+

On starring in “The Quest,” he said, “Think of the art of acting as a pool, and imagine you were thrown into the deep end. That’s how I felt. The mixture of scripted dialogue and space for complete improvisation was a dream as an actor, but also a terrifying task to have in front of you. Overall, it was an excruciatingly enjoyable job that I will always cherish.”

“It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before,” he admitted. “Not in a cliche way. The structure of the series itself is unlike anything seen in any form of media, and that in itself should be reason enough to watch.”

He was drawn to his character, Prince Emmett, for many reasons. “I related to Prince Emmett a lot. He has a more soft-spoken and subdued nature to him but by choice. I feel that I can have a similar outlook, and appreciated having that space to play as an actor.

Regarding his daily inspirations as an actor, he said, “The memories of how much fun I’ve had doing it. Nothing compares. The knowledge that it is my favorite thing in the entire world fuels the fire inside me to keep pursuing more.”

The digital age

On being an actor in the digital age, he said, “It feels normal. Somehow, I skipped the now ‘old school’ way of auditioning, and have only ever been in an audition room once. Zoom calls, self-tapes, and emails feel normal to me, which I recognize was not the norm at all just a few years ago.”

Success

On his definition of success, he said, “Success is something to reach for but if you somehow reach it, you haven’t set the bar high enough. I don’t think I’ll ever feel “successful”, and I think that’s okay.”

He also opened up about his love for creating music. “The moment when you find just the right word or just the right chord. It gives me the same feeling of placing a puzzle piece into a puzzle. It’s so satisfying and I instantly want to find another,” he said.

On his plans for the future, he said, “Continuing to do what I’m passionate about, as long as people will let me.”

To learn more about multifaceted entertainer Braeden De La Garza, follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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