Revenge’s Josh Bowman Talks the Difficulties of Keeping His Personal Life Private
Though the lives and lies of the Grayson family are constantly strewn across the tabloid pages, Daniel Grayson’s real-life counterpart, Josh Bowman, doesn’t mimic his character’s notorious image.
In fact, as far as celebrities go, Josh’s life is pretty low-key. Yes, he’s dating Revenge co-star Emily VanCamp (Emily Thorne), but the couple is rarely spotted out together. The British actor prefers to focus on his craft.
In a recent cover story with Da Man Magazine, Josh talked about his desire to stay out of the press when the cameras aren’t rolling.
“I’ve been so fortunate to firstly have a job where I get to do what I love doing while also having an opportunity to be on a show that is doing very well as far as viewership, so I can’t complain at all,” Josh said. “But for some people who understand what it’s like to be judged so closely and scrutinized by pretty much anyone who wants to know, it’s not the best feeling. I’m also a private person who likes to keep myself to myself, so when your identity is taken from you, it does become a difficult thing to deal with.”
But one thing Josh doesn’t do in private is rehearsing his practically-flawless American accent. He even has some advice for aspiring actors looking to perfect an accent.
“Make sure your American accent is flawless,” he said. “Practice, practice, practice. In the supermarket, in your car, at home, at dinner, over the phone ordering pizza, anywhere you can. I would constantly go out in the city and just speak in an accent and try to fool people. When you can make an American believe you’re from their country, then you’re ready!”
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