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Joshua Eady: The Multifaceted Star Shining Across Screens and Soundwaves.

Dazzling on screens both big and small, Joshua Eady has firmly established himself as an international sensation. With a dynamic career spanning acting, podcasting, modelling, and content creation, he has captivated audiences worldwide with his remarkable presence and undeniable charisma.

Joshua Eady

Emerging from the realms of modelling and theatre, Joshua's journey seamlessly transitioned into that of film and television. His star began to ascend with the impactful film "Journey is The Destination," where he shared the screen with luminaries like Ben Schnetzer and Ella Purnell. The film's resounding success, including a triumphant Gala Premier at the renowned Toronto International Film Festival, marked the beginning of a career set for greatness.

The silver screen beckoned Joshua with open arms, and he answered its call by stepping into the iconic Netflix film, "The Kissing Booth." In the role that catapulted him into global recognition, he held his own alongside the likes of Joey King and Jacob Elordi. Joshua's embodiment of his character was so compelling that it led to not just one, but two more riveting instalments of "The Kissing Booth" saga. Along this path, he attracted a following of nearly half a million admirers across various social media platforms, a testament to his magnetic appeal.

Yet Joshua's artistry knows no bounds. Demonstrating his range and depth, he embarked on a transformative journey in the TV series "Lioness," available on Showmax and Mnet. In this daring role, he brought to life the character of Liam over the course of two gripping seasons, unveiling an entirely new facet of his acting prowess. Through this portrayal, Joshua delved into the shadows and intricacies of his character, showcasing a mastery of his craft that left audiences in awe.

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As if his on-screen accomplishments weren't enough, Joshua's creative spirit led him to the creative world of podcasting. Enter "StoryTime with Joshua Eady," a captivating auditory venture where he welcomes an array of diverse guests from all corners of the country. His podcast has rapidly gained traction, sparking partnerships with esteemed local brands like Bomb Squad Lager, Franklees Underwear, Sofaworx, Manscaped, and Truth Coffee. Notable personalities such as Chad Le Clos, Steven Kitshoff, and Jack Parow have graced his show, engaging in candid conversations that resonate with listeners on a profound level.

Beyond the confines of screens and sound-waves, Joshua's life takes form through captivating vlogs. He generously shares his travels throughout the enchanting landscapes of South Africa, offering a glimpse into his world as he attends events and immerses himself in diverse industries. The interest in Joshua's vlogs lies in its authenticity, capturing genuine moments that resonate with viewers on a personal level.

2023 marks a promising year for Josh as we eagerly await the release of "Lioness" Season 3, set to showcase Joshua's continuous evolution as an artist. Additionally, a new and exciting vlog project is on the horizon, promising to unveil fresh dimensions of his creative endeavours. To top it all off, Joshua's creative ingenuity is set to culminate in his inaugural personal film project, a venture that holds the promise of yet another milestone in his inspiring journey.

Joshua Eady

SA Life Mag sat down with Josh in an exclusive one-on-one interview - check it out!

Starting with your podcast. "StoryTime with Joshua Eady" has become a hit podcast. Can you share the origin story of how you decided to venture into the world of podcasting?

I started podcasting when Covid hit, and we could no longer get on set for film and television projects. I missed meeting interesting people and wanted a way to continue learning from others.

Talk us through the name: "StoryTime with Joshua Eady". What does that mean for you?

The idea behind the name has always been to create a space for people to tell their stories. To have an authentic conversation that takes us behind the scenes into special moments in people's lives. A person with a “win” is always admirable, but the story of achieving the win is where we connect the most and feel the most connection. It’s in the ups and downs that life happens.

When did you start the podcast and what was your vision for it?

I started the podcast in 2020 as a way to stay connected to people. The vision was always to invite interesting people, and in the future expand further. I later partnered with a good friend of mine, Ryan “Choppy” Pike, and we started what it is today.

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What does it take to become an Actor in the South African market?

Practice, practice, practice. And take chances.

What is it about acting that interests you?

People, relationships and emotional empathy.

Lights, camera action - do you have any pre-shooting rituals?

It’s different every time for me! Sometimes I need a lot of time before set, getting mentally and physically prepared. And sometimes it works better to let it go and be surprised!

You’ve acted alongside the likes of Joey King and Jacob Elordi of The Kissing Booth. Tell us about that experience and what you took away from it.

The Kissing Booth was a massive moment in my life and career. That time of my life is a time filled with gratitude. I met the most incredible people who gave me a positive outlook on an industry that I love. Truly life-changing

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How did you land the role in The Kissing Booth and tell us about your character?

Originally I had auditioned for a different role in the movie. I went in to audition for a role that I was told had no fit with who I am and what my appearance is, so I asked for a second chance, purely because I was just excited to be in the room and would rather do something than nothing. That role was Tuppen, and they had already cast someone for the role, but they gave me the chance and things moved forward from there. I booked the role and was called back in to meet the director. We started filming a week or two later. None of us were expecting it to become what it is today, we all just wanted to act and get on screen with each other!

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As a proud South African, what did it mean to you to shoot a movie like The Kissing Booth in South Africa?

I had no idea that this kind of film would be filmed in my home country. It was a surreal feeling to get the chance to do what you love and do it at home. I had always thought it was so far out of reach because I live in South Africa.

Looking back, is there anything you would have done differently on your journey to success? If so, what lessons have you learned from those experiences?

I would have taken more chances. And now will continue to do so.

In a world hungry for authentic talent and compelling narratives, Joshua Eady effortlessly navigates the realms of acting, podcasting, modelling, and content creation with ease. With each venture he undertakes, he leaves an indelible mark, solidifying his position as an international treasure with a future as bright as his boundless talents.

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