Andrew Trischitta fills us in on life after soaps, the pandemic and so much more. Check it out here--->>>
Andrew Trischitta is an American actor who is probably best known for stepping in the role of Jack Manning on One Life to Live. He won a Young Artist Award in 2012 for his amazing performance in the role. He has been in the acting business since 2003 starting out with numerous print jobs and commercials. He also played Travis Montgomery on the soap opera webseries called Youthful Daze. Soap Opera News got the amazing opportunity to catch up with Trsichitta on life after OLTL, during the pandemic, upcoming gigs and much more.
In regards to life in pandemic, Trischitta told us, "The pandemic life was very weird at first. You don’t realize how boring it is being stuck inside all the time until you are unable to do the little things like go to the mall, see a movie, or even go to a pool or beach. Luckily restrictions are starting to lift, but still, I have found ways to keep myself entertained that doesn’t involve watching TV or staring at video games haha! Creating a mini home gym with the roommates has been a lifesaver, and I have found that getting/growing some herbal and floral plants has given me something to do in my increased spare time. They’re also great for improving your home cooking, which I have been doing a lot more of! Most of the pandemic I have been focusing on myself and making sure I am in the right place and ready for whenever things pick back up again. The only question now is when that will be."
He then took the time to reflect on his soap opera career on OLTL. He noted, "One Life to Live was an awesome experience, and made my high school years very different compared to the usual kid’s that age. I had to drop out of school because I was working so much with the show, and took classes online for the remainder of my high school years and complete that portion of my education. Looking back on it I can definitely say I missed going in to classes sometimes (crazy right?) But mostly missed not being able to participate in sports and also the extra circulars that go along with high school. The show itself was like one big family. On the rare occasion of there being a disagreement about something, I saw it as if it was like getting into a fight with a sibling. You may be mad for a moment, but the next day you’re all fine because you’re one big family. The daily life on set was one I will never forget and hold very close to my heart. The ideal training at a young age for me."
What if a reboot came along, would Trischitta jump at the opportunity to be a part of it? "Of course I would consider it, more like want to be a part of it. The great things about soaps is the way the storylines continue over the years, so it wouldn’t be too difficult to pick up, wether it be right where we left off or a few years down the road and filling in some gaps along the way."
He is also willing to do a role on any of the four remaning daytime sudsers. "I would be very open to landing on one of the other Soaps. From what I have heard many of them operate behind the scenes in a similar way to what I experienced at One Life, and I would take any opportunity to be in that life again. A few have been in contact with me here and there since the end of OLTL, and I will keep everyone updated if something comes from that in the future."
Trischitta however is keeping himself busy in the meantime while he awaits any prohects. "I have been keeping myself as busy as I can. It is crazy to think how much time has passed since its end. I went to UCLA for four years and graduated with a B.A. in Theater Film and Television. Since graduation I have been back on the grind taking more acting classes around LA and auditions, auditions, auditions!"
He also has a project for his fans to look fordward to. He will play the role of Chris in the short film called On a Tuesday directed by Matt Scott Jones and written by Andrew Potter. In regards to this, he shared, "This was a very fun Short done with a graduate student from Chapman’s film school. The project is in the final stages of production and will be submitted for festivals and such, so I can’t reveal much yet! I will when it is available!"
While he doesn't have any other new gigs, he told us, "Due to the pandemic the industry seemed to grind to a halt for a few months, now it is just starting to pick back up but we are probably only at 30-40% of what was going on before the lockdown. At the moment I have nothing coming up, but staying positive and making sure I keep chugging along! Hope everyone is staying safe and staying sane!"
Be sure to stay tuned for updates on his upcoming short film!