I’ve added episode stills and a preview clip from this weeks new “The Fosters” episode which premieres on Monday at 9/8c on ABC Family!
With his Wizards of Waverly Place days behind him, actor Jake T Austin is moving on to bigger and better things with his new ABC Family series The Fosters, premiering next month. The now 18-year-old actor spoke with Glamoholic magazine about his new upcoming projects, and his excitement for his new challenging roles.
“It’s great to be a part of something so impactful.” Jake said on ‘The Fosters’. “The show is a one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids who are being raised by two moms, Stef Foster (Teri Polo) and Lena Adams (Sherri Saum).”
In the show, Jake plays Jesus Foster, one of the foster kids along with his twin sister. “Jesus and Mariana are twins who have been estranged from their biological mother since birth. This character has enabled me to explore new depths as an actor. A role with such a unique backstory demands a real performance, and I enjoy the challenge of trying to deliver that every day I come into work.”
Jake also got the opportunity to work with the show’s executive producer Jennifer Lopez. Jake said, “She has been very active on set and involved with the show in every aspect. Working with Jennifer Lopez has been a blessing. Having the chance to learn from someone like her is something I will be forever grateful for.”
When asked if he would ever star with Jennifer on-screen, Jake said: “Working with her on screen would be amazing! I am up for ANY role that will challenge me as an actor.”
Check out Jake’s full interview below! The Fosters premieres on ABC Family on June 3rd!