You might recognize Avan Jogia for playing Beck Oliver, the high school boyfriend of your dreams from Nickelodeon’s “Victorious,” but now the young actor has stepped into a new, slightly darker TV role.
In ABC Family’s new series “Twisted,” which premiered in March, Jogia plays the series’ main character Danny Desai -- a teen with a criminal past who has to re-adjust to regular high school life.
Jogia stopped by HuffPost Live to chat about the show and how he finds his "dark place" as an actor. Watch a clip in the video above.
"When [acting] goes to the dark places, it’s fun to be different people," Jogia said. "It’s fun to play pretend. It’s not so much of a dark thing as it is funny to be the villain sometimes."
Jogia also reflected on what he learned from his "Victorious" days.
"I went to school to act. I learned what it takes to be another person, to really find truth in that. That doesn't mean I know anything about business or how a network is run," he said. "So that's the kind of stuff I really learned working for 'Victorious,' and being behind the scenes enough to watch the politics and learning."
As for his career in general, the young actor joked that being a "21-year-old man who pretends to be other people” is a “mildly ridiculous" job.
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