YH AT HOME with Josh Whitehouse

05-08-2020 by Katie Marzullo

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You might recognize Josh Whitehouse from his work on the British drama series "Poldark", or, even more likely, from his role in the Netflix holiday rom-com that charmed us all The Knight Before Christmas opposite Vanessa Hudgens.

 

Now, the British heartthrob is making us swoon by going back to the '80s! He joined Young Hollywood on Zoom to give us all the scoop on his new movie, Amazon’s Valley Girl, a remake of the classic 1980s comedy that, let’s face it, was a cultural reset and introduced the world to suburban teen life in L.A. – and, most importantly, to the iconic Valley Girl persona that is still part of pop culture to this day! Though the San Fernando Valley has changed quite a bit since the movie came out in 1983 (including the completely rebuilt Sherman Oaks Galleria, once a favorite gathering place of Valley teens), its cultural impact still reverberates in 2020!

 

 

 

This project marks Josh’s first American film, and in it he recreates the role made famous by none other than Nicolas Cage. No pressure! Josh joined Young Hollywood on Zoom and told us about the long 3-year process to get this film shot and out to the public, but better late than never!

 

 

 

He also teases other projects he has in the pipeline, including another one for Amazon, plus he talks about how he has been keeping busy during quarantine working remotely with his band More Like Trees and his involvement with the United Nations Development Programme!

 

Valley Girl is now available to stream on Amazon Prime. Check out our full chat with Josh below!