19: Casey Cott on Acting, Transitions, and Fame

Welcome to Episode 19 of The Madhappy Podcast.  We’re excited to partner with CashApp on a new initiative to support your mental health. Every week, we’ll be giving out $200 to a handful of listeners with the hope that you can put this money towards something that can better your mental health. To enter, write a review for The Madhappy Podcast on Apple Podcasts, including your $Cashtag, or follow @localoptimist on Instagram to learn about other ways to win. Today we are excited to welcome actor Casey Cott onto the show to learn about his journey in the acting world and how he has worked to prioritize his mental health throughout his life. We get things started by hearing about Casey’s experience growing up in the midwest and sibling dynamics (3:50) before learning how he ended up at Carnegie Mellon for a four-year program (9:17). The three of us discuss the uncertainty and fear that comes with making uncomfortable decisions (13:49), as we move into a conversation about how Casey decided to pursue an acting career (17:21).  Casey shares his experiences being cast and handling the success and fluctuating fame stemming from his role as Kevin in Riverdale (19:28), speaking about the relationships he has built with his cast members since season 1 (25:28).  We talk about how Casey trains for his acting roles, as he touches on the pressures that come with working to create the best version of his characters (30:02).   Peiman asks Casey how he looks to support and take care of his mental health (33:43) and we finish up hearing about Casey's future personal goals and career aspirations (38:02). We talk about some serious topics on this show. We are not professionals and are not giving advice. If you or someone you know needs help, please text start to 741741 and for additional resources please visit LocalOptimist.com/Get-Help The Madhappy Podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not a replacement for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Follow us: @Madhappy | @LocalOptimist Visit us: Madhappy.com | LocalOptimist.com

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