‘Their child looked at the screen and said, ‘He looks like me.’’— As the new host of ‘Blue’s Clues’ Joshua Dela Cruz is excited to bring more representation to children’s television.
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‘You know, growing up as a Filipino American, I never really thought that I was watching my world. I was always watching somebody else’s.’ — Meet the new face of Nickelodeon’s ‘Blue’s Clues & You’ kids tv show, Joshua Dela Cruz.
Cruz is a seasoned performer, he was most recently a cast member of ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway. He says he was drawn to theater because he saw diversity on and off stage. As a Filipino actor, he wants kids to feel like their world was represented, something that he rarely saw while growing up.
In this exclusive interview with Joshua Dela Cruz, learn about his unusual audition where ‘Blue’s Clues’ legend Steve — YES, that Steve — was present to give him feedback. Here’s why you can catch the beloved reboot and the fresh perspective Joshua will bring to the Thinking Chair.
Watch the full interview here on NowThis Entertainment.
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