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Maranda Pleasant: What makes you come alive or inspires you?

Jonathan Sadowski: People say that envy is a deadly sin, but I disagree. I love watching a person do something that I can’t. I find it to be incredibly motivating. When I watch a singer perform, or an athlete, I can’t help but be driven to be the best I can be at my craft. Oh, and I also like those really schmoopy “hope for humanity” stories and photos on the Internet.

MP: What makes you feel vulnerable?

JS: Lots of stuff. But that’s not a bad thing. It’s the yin and the yang. Be confident, but allow yourself to be vulnerable. Life is all about experiencing the full range of emotions. I think being vulnerable paves the way for humility.

MP: If you could say something to everyone on the planet, what would it be?

JS: “Knock it off.”

MP: How do you handle emotional pain?

JS: I like to let it run its course. Healing is a process. Sometimes it’s quick, and other times it’s gruelingly long. You’re the only person who knows when it’s time to move on and let go.

MP: How do you keep your center in the middle of chaos? Do you have a daily routine?

JS: I honestly have never been a guy to panic or freak out in the middle of a crisis. Growing up in the south side of Chicago will make you pretty resilient. Somewhere along the line, I conditioned myself to be a quick thinker. I take a step back and try to assess the situation, then make the best decision possible at the moment.

MP: What’s been one of your biggest lessons so far in life?

JS: Do the right thing. Not just when it’s convenient for you, but all the time. Words to live by.

MP: What truth do you know for sure?

JS: Karma is a bitch. Be careful out there . . .

MP: Tell me about your latest projects.

JS: I have a film coming out later this year called It’s All Relative. A really funny film about a guy who goes to meet his girlfriend’s parents and realizes he slept with her mom. I had the privilege of working alongside the lovely Connie Nielsen and Sara Paxton. Also, my sitcom, Young & Hungry, on ABC Family.

MP: Why are these important to you?

JS: Well, I chose to enter a profession that is not easy. To be able to say that I am doing what I love for a living—man, it isn’t work. I cannot begin to describe how fortunate I am.


Jonathan Sadowski stars opposite Emily Osment on ABC Family’s Young & Hungry, based on real-life food blogger Gabi Moskowitz and her blog, BrokeAss Gourmet. He is also the lead in the upcoming film It’s All Relative. Jonathan is a writer/director and a member of Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle.


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