We all fell in love with Wilmer Valderrama through his character Fez on Fox's long-running sitcom That 70′s Show. But, the actor is back in production on a new TV series and stopped by What's Trending to announce his new Kickstarter campaign as a producer of the documentary, Shred, profiling 7-year old skateboarding viral star Asher Bradshaw.
While he might be making his way back in front of the camera as a cop in NBC's upcoming drama, Awake, Wilmer's been using the past few years to take on projects behind the camera and online.
Earlier this year, he teamed up with Akiva Schaffer of Lonely Island to transform himself into the utterly hilarious, Eduardo Fresco. The way the actor describes the character is, "Imagine if Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin had a baby."
He will also be relaunching his competitive trash talkers MTV show, Yo Momma, online. Wilmer explained, "The access to straight up fan to artist has been so groundbreaking when it comes to social media." He also exclusively revealed that the new version of the show will be called Swag Baggers.
Then we got to meet a very special friend of Wilmer's, Asher Bradshaw, the subject of Valderrama's new documentary, Shred. Bradshaw is a 7-year-old skateboarding phenom Wilmer discovered online.
Valderrama announced the launch of the Kickstarter campaign in hopes to raise 100,000 dollars for post-production of the hundreds of hours shot. The actor/producer said that he was inspired by the format of Kickstarter. "The fact that the people can be emotionally involved... I thought that Kickstarter was such a great place for people to actually be invested in someone's journey," he told us. "It's so important to empower the younger generations, to inspire the rest of the youth to take charge early and (Asher) is one of those few people in a lifetime that you feel right about. He's definitely going to change a lot of things."
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