With Series 1 of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers released last year on Disney+, Brady Noon stars as Evan Morrow, and has reprised his role in the upcoming release of Series 2, which has been announced to premiere on 28th September. Brady voices lead character Greg Heffley in the Disney+ animated reboot Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and is set to voice the character once again in the sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, with a not-yet-confirmed release date. Earlier this year, Brady appeared alongside his twin brother Connor in feature film Marry Me, who he worked with in 2010 when they shared the role of Tommy Darmody in Boardwalk Empire when they were three. For his first feature film, Brady played Thor in Good Boys, starring opposite Jacob Tremblay and Keith L. Williams, with the film having a red carpet premiere, which Brady attended with his co-stars. We chatted to Brady, who spoke about playing Evan Morrow in The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, voicing Greg Heffley in the animated reboot of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and filming as Thor in the feature film Good Boys.
You star as Evan Morrow in the Disney+ series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, what is he like to play?
Playing Evan Morrow is a dream come true, to be able to play such a big part in this iconic franchise is a responsibility I love taking on, and would love to continue playing Evan for many more seasons!
Can you tell us about your character and was there anything that drew you to the role?
Evan Morrow is a teenager who loves hockey and his friends. He wants to continue to play hockey and will do whatever it takes to win. One main factor that drew me to the role is the determination and drive of being a captain of a team and how Evan relates back to Charlie Conway, who is a personal hero of mine growing up, and now being able to step into his shoes is a dream come true.
What is it like on set of the series and how did you prepare for filming?
Being on the set of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is an electric atmosphere. To be able to work so closely with such talented actors is incredible. I learn so much every day just by being on set! The majority of my prep for The Might Ducks was watching the original three movies and taking notes on Joshua Jackson’s interpretation of Charlie Conway. Another movie I watched to prepare for my role was Miracle.
How was it seeing the fan response to Series 1 and what was it like returning to film the upcoming Series 2?
Seeing how much everyone liked the first season definitely made me more excited to come back to Season 2 and deliver another, if not better product that everyone can enjoy all across the world!
What do you enjoy most about working with the rest of the cast and do you have any stand-out highlights from being part of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers so far?
What I enjoy most is getting to see all these different teenagers my age who share the same passion and profession as I do, all come together to make a fun and positive work environment. If I had to choose a stand-out moment I had with the cast, I would say it would be the last day of our two-week hockey bootcamp when all of us, including our amazing director and producers, came out on the ice and had a face off in a full-on game of hockey.
What is it like voicing lead character Greg Heffley in the Disney+ animated reboot of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and how is it having him as your first major voiceover role?
It was an awesome experience. I have always been a huge fan of Diary of a Wimpy kid! Every Friday we would have library, that would be my “go-to book of choice”. Voicing the role of Greg Heffley as my first role was AMAZING! I didn’t have to prepare much since I have read all the books!
It’s been announced that you will be returning as Greg in the sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, what are you looking forward to for continuing the story?
Yes! I am super excited for everyone to see Rodrick Rules! What I am looking forward to is that they enjoy it just as much as the first one.
Earlier this year, you played George in feature film Marry Me, can you tell us about the film and your character?
What I enjoyed most about this role was not only that I had the opportunity to work with an iconic cast, but that I was able to work alongside my identical twin brother, Connor. Most people do not know I am an identical twin. It was the first time we actually played twins! I played George, and Connor played Not-George. We were math students and Owen Wilson was our math teacher. It was funny to hear him speak. All I could think of was I get to work with Lightning McQueen.
What are some of your favourite memories from playing Thor in Good Boys, which saw you star opposite Jacob Tremblay and Keith L. Williams?
I have so many great memories from playing Thor on Good Boys, I don’t know where to start. Jacob, Keith and I binder right away! Jacob had a sleepover where we stayed up all night playing video games/movies/laughing and a ton of snacks!!! It was so much fun. We will always be The Bean Bag Boys!
Meeting and working with Seth Rogen was a great experience. I have always admired Seth’s quick wit and still strive to be as funny and quick-witted. What the three of us loved most about filming Good Boys was, besides Seth, working with our directors Lee (Eisenberg) and Gene (Stupnitsky) – they allowed us to go off script and improv. We all had a lot of freedom to really develop our characters the way we wanted them to be. The hardest part was to not break character after all the funny lines we had to say. “To keep a straight face!”
How was it attending the red carpet premiere and what did you enjoy most about working on your first feature film?
Attending the red carpet premiere was the best! It was the time to get dressed up and sit back and finally enjoy all the hours and hard work we all put into creating our production. To see the cast and crew come together to watch the final project along with the people who are there to support you is a surreal feeling. I was so proud of my custom-made suit that my stylist Mikey Styles had them make just for me! I was able to pick the fabric and colours myself. I wish I still fit into it!
I felt funny signing autographs. It almost felt like I was dreaming.
In 2010, you started your first professional role as Tommy Darmody in TV series Boardwalk Empire, what do you remember from filming the series?
My twin brother Connor and I both shared the role of Tommy Darmody. When we started the series we were only three and filmed the series until we were five. I do remember working for Martin Scorsese. We called him Uncle Marty. Now that I am older, I know and understand just who I worked for. My dream is to work again for “Uncle Marty” lol! I remember we had our motorised jeep on set and Connor and I would drive our jeep around set and Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Aleksa Palladino would come play in our trailer/rooms on set with our toys.
I wasn’t allowed to watch the full series until last year. My parents would only show us our parts. What a great series!
Where does your love of acting come from and how did you start?
According to my parents, once my brother and I began talking, we never stopped. We would talk to everyone and anyone. I remember being six years old and setting up a table and chairs and interviewing babysitters. My brother and I would ask them questions. Like – do you know how to make mac n cheese? What would you do if we started fighting? Would you tell our mom? My siblings and I would always put on shows in our living room and sell tickets to family and friends to come watch us. In fourth grade I won the “Whopper Award” for telling the best stories. I always enjoyed making everyone laugh by imitating my mom or dad.
Do you have any favourite films and TV shows to watch and how do you like to spend your time away from acting?
My favourite TV show is The Office. Another reason why I was so excited to work on Good Boys with directors Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitski. Each day on set, I would try to talk them into writing more seasons of The Office. Films I enjoy watching are classics my parents introduced me to such as – Caddyshack, The Goonies, The Karate Kid, The Mighty Ducks, and The Godfather movies.
What are you hoping 2022 brings for your career?
I hope to continue working in the film industry. I enjoy working together with all ages. My favourite thing to do is talk to and get to know people. I feel honoured to have worked with so many great actors already. I love to ask them questions and advice. One person who is an inspiration to me and someone I look up to is Emilio Estevez. He is such a compassionate, caring, role model that I strive to be like one day. I cherish our friendship. Not only do I want to continue acting, but I am also in the process of writing/directing my own short film with an amazing crew. I hope, once completed, to launch it at the film festivals.
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