Getting to Know Anne With an E’s Christian Martyn

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    Canadian teen actor Christian Martyn plays Billy Andrews a kid who seems to enjoy making life difficult for Anne on the Netflix hit Anne With an E. We were able to have a Q & A session with the young actor, read on for the results.

    Christian has been acting since the age of 8 and has starred in many feature films with the likes of Ray Liotta, Christopher Lloyd (Snowmen), Malcolm MacDowell (Home Alone: The Holiday Heist), Brendan Fraser (Breakout), Billy Baldwin (Be My Valentine), Rob Lowe (Too Late to Say Goodbye) and Scott Speedman (Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster), just to name a few.

    We got Christian to take some time out from his busy schedule to answer some questions about the show and his personal faves. Check it out!


    TSO: What is your favorite sport to watch and to play if different?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: Favorite sport to watch is football, to play is surfing and snowboarding.

    TSO: What is your all time fav Movie?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: I don't have a favorite movie, but I really liked The Departed.

    TSO: What TV show you never miss?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: I never miss watching Game of Thrones or Westworld.

    TSO: Of all the roles you have played in the past, which is your favorite and why?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: I don't have a favorite role, as they've all been pretty similar.  I enjoy the specific moments and just love to be on set no matter the role.

    TSO: Your role of Billy on Anne is a lot different than roles you have played so far being that of a bully so how did you prepare for it?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: Billy is still a typical teenager, and in all of my roles I've been a pretty typical kid, so no real difference in preparation.  I do make a point of apologizing a lot to the people I have to be mean to on set, lol.

    TSO: Do you have any pets?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: I have cats, but I really want a dog.

    TSO: In photos, we have seen it appears that the young cast of Anne all get along very well on the set how much fun is it filming?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: Yes, we all get along on Anne, but I'm the oldest of the kids.  Some of the kids are 5 years younger than me, so the age difference is often noticeable.  But we spend a lot of time together and make a lot of jokes, and it's definitely more fun to have a lot of young people around on set with me.  I've filmed on sets where I'm the only kid, so that can sometimes be boring since there's a lot of hanging around and waiting.

    TSO: What is your most prized possession?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: My most prized possession are my memories.

    TSO: What do you like to do in your spare time?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: In my spare time, I go to the gym and like to watch YouTube videos.  With football, homework, acting and my job at The Keg, I don't have a lot of spare time!

    TSO: What place in the world you really want to visit?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: I want to travel everywhere, but I really love the mountains and want to see Alaska, especially the Aurora Borealis.  But I want to travel with someone who's worth traveling with.

    TSO: What is your dream car?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: My dream car is a Nissan GTR

    TSO: People would be surprised that I am …………?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: People would be surprised that I'm a gym rat (and that I have my black belt in karate).

    TSO: Must song on your device playlist?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: Two must-have songs: Idfc by blackbear and Jocelyn Flores by XXXTENTACION.

    TSO: You have played a variety of roles so far in your young career, what kind of roles do you prefer?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: I prefer roles that are unique and interesting, not where I'm just a typical kid.

    TSO: Which of your characters so far was the toughest for you to change into?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: No particular role.  It's hard to feel another person's emotion, so anything emotional is the most difficult in any role.

    TSO: What do you enjoy most about being an actor?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: I love the psychology behind understanding another person's emotion, and why their character is the way he is.  I love that acting makes me think about this.

    TSO: We know the good thing that comes with being a teen actor what is the toughest?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: The toughest part of acting is all of the time constraints and other things that I'm not able to do as a result.

    TSO: What role would you love to play/ be your dream role?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: I would love to play either an insane person or a comic.

    TSO: You always look so great how do you stay in shape...what’s your secret?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: As I mentioned, I'm a gym rat, plus a healthy eating fanatic.  A lot of the YouTube videos I listen to are about healthy eating and fitness.  I go through periods in my diet and gym routine where I'm bulking (through the winter) and where I’m' cutting (in the spring).  I also use a few supplements, but they're all legal, lol!

    TSO: Do you have a fav charity?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: We foster pregnant cats/cats and kittens with a charity called Ninth Life Cat Rescue, and have been volunteering with them for over 8 years. We also sponsor a child through World Vision, and I have done a lot of personal fundraising for World Vision.

    TSO: What advice would you give to a child or teen looking to get into acting?

    CHRISTIAN MARTYN: Make sure acting is what you REALLY want to do.  It's not as glamorous as you think it's going to be, and it's very long hours.


    Once again thanks to Christian Martyn for his time, to connect further with Christian be sure to check him out at 

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