Jesse recently spoke to EW about the Spring finale of Young & Hungry (watch preview here) and how he’s very different from his tech-savvy character. Plus, he explains what it takes to get that squeaky voice for the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise. Read a piece from the interview below!
What can you tell us about the mid-season finale?
There’s a big reveal, and I think there’s an ongoing love triangle that just comes to a head. The audience is kind of in the know about stuff that Cooper’s not in the know about, and they’re gonna see Cooper’s reaction to this whole love triangle. And there’s a big dramatic scene at the end.
In the Chernobyl Diaries, you and Jonathan Sadowski played brothers, and now you’re competing for the same woman.
We got a chance to work in Budapest together and in Serbia for two months, and we became really good buddies. Incidentally, he became my neighbor. He lives right down the street from me. We literally carpool to work.
The great thing about this show is that it’s a family show, but also a grown-up show.
It’s easy to pass judgment on the network [ABC Family] because it has “family” in the title, but I think they’ve done a relatively good job of pushing the envelope a little bit, and trying to tackle real life topics for people in their later teen years and early college years. I realized that when I was shooting Greek a few years back. It wasn’t exactly what you would think of when you think of a family show.
Watch the preview below for the Spring Finale of Young & Hungry! In the episode, the love triangle continues and Cooper (Jesse McCartney) and Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) battle it out for Gabi’s (Emily Osment) love and things get… twisted! Don’t miss it Wednesday, May 27th at 8/7c on ABC Family!
Catch Jesse as Cooper on a brand new episode of Young & Hungry Wednesday, May 20th at 8/7c on ABC Family! In the episode, Josh’s opportunity to make a confession to Gabi is spoiled when Cooper returns from China. Watch a preview below!
Check out the official preview for next week’s new episode of Young & Hungry, guest starring Jesse! In the episode, Young & First Time, Gabi (Emily Osment) and Cooper (Jesse McCartney) plan to take their relationship to the next level. Don’t miss it next Wednesday, April 22nd at 8/7 on ABC Family!