November 30, 2020

Josh and Lauren did an interview with Brave New Hollywood earlier this year to promote Roped, check it out below:

November 3, 2020

Josh did an interview for Steve and Bradford’s That’s Awesome blog, check out a preview below and you can find the full interview on Stone Cold and the Jackal!

Josh Swickard loves that life is unpredictable and that each day brings its own surprises. Swickard portrays the handsome and heroic police detective, Harrison Chase, on ABC’s General Hospital. Sitting down with Josh, he shares with us his journey from the Midwest to Port Charles.

Are you originally from Los Angeles?

I grew up in Springfield, Illinois. I always tell people that it is a great place to be from! It was everything you could hope for in a hometown. We had a barn, a cornfield, and our neighbors even had horses.

Did you always want to be an actor?

My parents were both performance majors in school, so it was sort of a family prerequisite to be exposed to the arts. I grew up singing and playing piano, but eventually started playing the drums. After high school, I moved to Chicago. I attended DuPage College and majored in accounting. I figured that would be a good thing to learn. I did some modeling and catalog work and eventually started working with an acting coach. My acting coach asked me if I ever considered moving to Los Angeles, and I did just that. I rented a room from a truly kind woman through a Craigslist ad and began taking acting classes. My first real role was on Disney’s Liv and Maddie. It was supposed to be a onetime appearance as sort of the jerk at school but turned into multiple appearances.

How did the role of Harrison Chase on General Hospital come about?

I was filming the Netflix movie, Roped, in Northern California, which is when I also met my wife. I received a call about an audition for a different role on General Hospital. I flew back to Los Angeles for the audition and then returned to filming. I hadn’t heard anything and just assumed I didn’t get it. About four months later, I got a call saying that there was a new cop coming to Port Charles and would I be interested in playing a different role as a police officer. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity and for the amazing actors I get to work with every day.

Speaking of your co-stars, you seem to have a great rapport with them. What is it like on set working together?

I am incredibly fortunate to get to work with such an amazing cast and I’ve really enjoyed working with everyone. Chase is in a lot of scenes with Willow, Sasha and Michael, and there is a great chemistry between all of us. I have recently started filming scenes with Kim Delaney, who was cast as Chase’s mother, Jackie Templeton. She is an absolute boss!! We had an instant mother/son connection, and I am really looking forward to seeing their story unfold.

In terms of Chase’s storyline, as there seems to be a history between your brother, Finn, and your mother, do you think they will explore Finn actually turning out to be Chase’s father and not his brother? Also, do you think there will be a new love interest for Chase, or do you think he will eventually get back together will Willow?

Of course, it is a soap, so you don’t really ever know for sure, but I think, or at least hope, that Finn and Chase will remain brothers. I think Michael Easton and I have really developed a great brotherly relationship between our characters. As far as Chase’s love life, I think the writers could go in several different directions. I think the fans and I have our suspicions about Chase’s next romance and an ultimate reunion with Willow, but we will just have to wait and see.

October 7, 2020

Josh recently spoke with TV Insider about Kim Delaney joining the General Hospital cast, the Chase/Finn relationship and more! Check out an excerpt click here to read the full interview!

TV Insider chatted with Swickard about this shocking plot twist, how it sheds light on the sometimes-strained dynamic Chase has with his big brother, why he didn’t perform at the Nurses Ball, and more.

Finn’s uneasiness around Chase is starting to make sense. When did you find out Chase was getting a very famous mom?

Josh Swickard: I found out very recently, a few weeks ago. I saw [Kim] on set and said, ‘Oh, who’s this wonderful new character?’ I was told: ‘It’s your mother.’ Kim and I sat down and talked and got to know each other. We did our first few scenes together. It was this instant feel of a mother-son relationship. After the second scene, we both thought, ‘Oh, this is going to work.’ When we met, I said, ‘You sound and look so familiar.’ I did my due diligence and looked up who she was. I feel honored to do scenes with her.

Kim recently posted a photo with her real-life son; he could be your brother.

Actually, if you put photos of Kim and my mom side-by-side, there’s a resemblance.

Is this giving you more insight into the whole history with Chase’s family?

Yes! This is something that Michael Easton and I were a little in the dark about. When I first started it was, “Finn really wants to hate Chase and Chase really wants to like him.” There were musings and rumors [as to why]. Now, it’s all becoming clear. Recently, I was on set late one night watching, thinking this is some good stuff. My hat’s off to the writers.

Did Chase know all this time that his mom had a past with Robert Scorpio?

There is a scene coming up where you will see that addressed.

September 13, 2020

Josh joined in on Lauren’s Positivity During the Pandemic interview with Terace Garnier! Check out the full interview below:

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