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Q) What are the recent projects that you are working on?
A) I finished working on the movie LOL last year. I finished Piranha 3DD and then started on "Baby Daddy, " my new show.
Q) Please tell us the premise of the show "Baby Daddy" and about your character Ben.
A) It's about three guys living in New York. They are having a blast and living the life. Out of no where, a baby shows up on their doorstep. They are left with the responsibility of taking care of the baby. It is actually Ben's six month old child, Emma. The baby's mom just left her at our house and we have to take care of the baby. It's a funny and heartfelt show.
Q) How close is the character Ben to yourself?
A) Ben is pretty similar to myself. He's not very good with kids. He doesn't really know how to take care of a child. I didn't know how to hold a baby until I started shooting this show. He's a really nice guy. He's a funny, charismatic, good natured guy. He has a really good relationship with his brother, best friend and his mom.
Q) What was it about the show that made you want to be a part of it?
A) The script was so funny and touching that it didn't take much convincing to start doing it. I auditioned for it and I just really wanted it. It's such a good project and such a good set up. Everybody is so awesome. All the producers, writers and actors are really cool. ABC Family is really excited about this project. The closer I got to playing this role, I realized it was going to be a really great project. I just dove into the character and had some fun with it.
Q) You mentioned your inexperience with children. Is that what was the most challenging part of playing Ben for you?
A) It's nerve-wracking because I don't want to drop the baby. That would be very bad! So, I was a little nervous when we started. The real mom of the twins who play Emma is really great. I was really nervous to meet her because you really don't know what the mother is going to be like - if she's really anal and crazy or if she'll have a problem with you holding her kids. She happened to be the coolest person on Earth. It was difficult in the beginning because I didn't really know what I was doing. Now, I'm getting used to it as we're shooting. It's kind of cool because I'm growing with Ben in that aspect. I'm learning how to take care of a kid, just like he is.
Q) What was it like working with the cast of "Baby Daddy?" Was there instant chemistry?
A) Oh yeah! I met Chelsea [Kane] in the last audition phase and she was super cool, nice and welcoming. It wasn't hard to build up chemistry between all of us. Tahj [Mowry] is like the coolest guy I've met. He's so funny! He's the most charismatic person I know. He's good hearted. We all connected quickly and really well. We all enjoy working together.
Q) What have been some of your favorite moments from filming "Baby Daddy?"
A) I don't know if there are any specific moment that I like most. We just get written amazing scenes and there are always at least one or two scenes every episode that stand out as fun since everyone is in them. They always seem to be getting better every episode. We just have a ton of fun every day. It's not really work; it's like we're just playing around and it's being put on tape.
Q) What is it about the show that you think will attract viewers?
A) I think they'll enjoy watching the show because of its humor. It's a very funny show. Also, I think that people will connect with Emma. She's the cutest baby on the planet! I'm not one of those people that thinks every baby is cute. She is cute! I think that people will instantly fall in love with her. I think our characters are relatable, as well. I think everyone, at one point in their lives, when they have a kid they think "This is such a huge responsibility!" Every episode that's what our characters are feeling. I think that people will relate to that really well and really like how heartfelt it is. There is a genuine quality to the show.
Q) A lot of fans remember you from your work on the show "Kyle XY." Have you kept in touch with any of your former costars?
A) We hang out every once and a while. I miss those guys! It was a lot of fun working with them. They are still very dear to me. We hang out once and a while and it's great! They are really busy and people are always out of town. Rarely we're in the same city at the same time. When we do get together, it's a solid party.
Q) You're a part of the social networking site Twitter. Why is that such an important way for you to connect with fans and promote your work?
A) I was never big on Twitter. I never understood it. I just signed up a couple weeks ago so I am still getting used to it. I think it is appropriate for the show and getting some publicity out there. It's also letting my fans know who they are talking to. There are a lot of fakers out there that aren't representing me well. It'll be nice to take control of that and let my fans know that really care about me that I'm not really like that.
Q) Where can people go online to learn more about you?
A) I am going update Twitter regularly. I'm on Twitter at @jlblives. I also have a Facebook Fanpage that is linked to my Twitter. If people need to know what I'm up to they can go there. They can also go to the Internet Movie Database to see the projects that I'm working on.
Q) What would you like to say to everyone who is a fan and supporter of you and your work?
A) Thanks for watching me and enjoying my work! I'm really happy you guys are supporting me. I hope you continue to and I hope what I do from this point on is good work. I hope you stick around and you're still here in twenty years from now. I hope I can impress you with every job I do.