DN Exclusive Interview: Jordan “Adam” Todosey

18 Jun

What a beautiful time of the year it is in Degrassi Nation. The grass is getting greener, the lakes are warmer and Season 10 is just a month away! So much is going on right now in the world of Degrassi: Former cast member, Drake, debuted his album last Tuesday, shooting for Season 10 is getting more intense and Degrassi Takes Manhattan will be coming up on us faster than Degrassi’s season 4 gonorrea outbreak .

With all that is going on right now, it was a priviledge to get a few words from one of the most compelling new characters in season 10, Jordan Todosey. Todosey, an Ontario native has her acting resume full, with shows such as Flashpoint, Instant Star and Life with Derek, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

A lot of people think the acting life is a lot more glamorous than it actually is. I know for me I just love doing it, and it’s part of who I am!

Jordan will be playing a character, (Adam) who will most likely be transgender. In the promo we see her more content when in mens clothing rather than in female attire, so I just put it out there and asked if she can confirm “Adam” as being transgender and she wrote this: *Not confirming or denying that Adam is transgender*. She does add “I’m falling in love with the character, and truly enjoying portraying him.” So she will be playing a guy, we can confirm that with her last quote but has no bearing on the transgender issue.

I really hope season 10 won’t be the last, and I think once you see how good season 10 is, you’ll see it more as a new beginning!

Here are some Twitter questions that I asked you to participate in last week:
@the_lexcy Convince her in2 writing a tell-all about the degrassi cast and set conditions?
A: Life on degrassi set is usually work filled, if not with filming then tutoring. Surprisingly the cast members all somehow get along! If not filming or in school we’re often goofing around throughout the studio or in cast rooms. The studio itself is really nicely set up with a cast lounge area (pool table included –which we somehow haven’t completely destroyed yet) and internet where we often download the latest youtube craze.

@terisforpeace my question – are there any difficulties in playing a transgender character with her own personal beliefs?
A: Whenever I play a character, I try and set aside or separate my own beliefs from the beliefs that my character may have. If I don’t then I can’t truly become the character. I love how people from all different places and beliefs have a story to tell, and it is up to the viewer to take what he/she wants from it.

@mollyomigosh Did you feel uncomfortable at all during the filming of your scenes?
A: There are some small discomforts (can’t say YET what those may be, in fear of giving away too much) but for the most part it’s been a blast!

FACT: Jordan Todosey shares the same birthday as Vince Neil of Motley Crue and MMA fighter Kimbo Slice, February 8, 1995.

@mollyomigosh Did you know when you were auditioning that that was the part they were considering you for?
A: Yes although the character has morphed and developed in an unforeseen way.

@crystaldark Were you pretty comfortable auditioning/taping w/ the Degrassi cast– Since you’ve worked with some of them before?
A: Joining any established cast can be slightly intimidating, however it almost seemed effortless the way we slid into action and everybody was so welcoming. We’re all so supportive of eachother!

FACT: Jordan stars in Vacation with Derek which premieres in Australia tomorrow (June 19th), in Canada June 25th on Family Channel at 8 ET/PT and in the United States on Disney Channel, December 12th)

@mollyomigosh What are her favorite bands, quotes, TV Shows, charities, celebrities, clothing lines, websites and why?
Wow, that sure is a lot! 😛 But in my limited time, I’ll tell you some! My favorite bands (in no particular order) include Metric, Placebo, YeahYeahYeahs, A Day to Remember, Portishead, Telepopmusik, Stars, Porcelain and the Tramps, The White Stripes, Breaking Benjamin, 30 Seconds to Mars, Gotye, Muse, Dala, Break Reform, The Cat Empire, U2, Blue Foundation, Coldplay, Rasputina, Pinup Saints, Hedley, Sonic Youth, Alice in Videoland, Black Eyed Peas, Pheonix, Block Party, City and Colour, Pony Up!, The Dresden Dolls, The Eels, Evanescence, Tea Party, Kings of Leon, KoRn, HelloGoodbye, Lamb, LMFAO, Mindless Self Indulgence, Paramore, Rise Against the Machine, She Wants Revenge, System of a Down, Tatu, Tokyo Police Club, The Used, 3OH!3.
Yahoo!:P Long list! …and now for favorite Singers!
Adam Lambert, Ani Difranco, Sarah Mclachlan, Roisin Murphy, Emmy Rossum, Augustana, Britney Spears, Enya, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Lil’ Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Cascada, David Bowie, Fergie, Lady Gaga, Anne Lennox, Diana Krall, Drake, Pink, Eminem, Esthero, Feist, Julee Cruise, Mika, Fiona Apple, Mirah, Nelly Furtado, Imogen Heap, Gwen Stefani, Vanessa Mae, Lily Allen, Jason Mraz, Jeffree Star, Sam Sparrow, K’naan, Katy Perry, Marilyn Manson, Lady Sovereign, Madonna, Me’Shell NdegeOcello, MIA, Rob Zombie, Tori Amos, Yael Naim.
There are SO many more, but these are just some off the top of my head! As you can see, I LOVE music! 😀

Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind, and therefore is winged cupid painted blind. -Shakespeare. From “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. (also one of Aislinn Paul’s favorite quotes)

@mollyomigosh Is she worried that she may, whether she likes it or not, become a sort of ambassador for gender issues?
A: Gender issues? Are you sure? Who said Adam has gender issues? 😉

@mollyomigosh What is her favorite part about working on Degrassi?
A: My favorite part of working on degrassi is getting to act out another fun character, and also hang out with some really fun cast mates!

@mollyomigosh Has she had any experiences with transgendered people? Met, talked to, been friends with… etc.
A: No I’ve never personally met a transgender.

FACT: Jordan Todosey is 4′ 10¼” (1.48 m)

As I’ve said, I can’t officially confirm or deny Adam is transgendered, but I will say I fell in love with this character as I hope you all do!

Call times vary but are usually very early in the morning for me, because I also have school to cram in.
All film shoots are pretty standard, some being filmed in a studio, others being filmed on location. Both Degrassi and Life With Derek were both shot in a studio for the most part.

What is so secretive that not even the Degrassi cast knows about? This one is kind of funny, I will admit.
hmm…one thing i do that degrassi cast doesn’t know aboutt? Well, i write my own music, sing, and play piano 🙂 haha, not too many people know that 😉 What the cast also doesn’t know…is that i have a secret stash of ‘Banana Baby food’ for those late night cravings 😉 hehe!

Nice…baby food?? I will keep that in mind when “Adam” and Jordan Todosey debut July 19th on Much Music and Teen Nick!

Thanks for all the questions guys, and hope you’ll fall in love with Adam as much as I did! ❤

Lotsa Love,
-Jordan Todosey

31 Responses to “DN Exclusive Interview: Jordan “Adam” Todosey”

  1. keith June 18, 2010 at 8:32 PM #

    You know i watched Jordon Todosey on life with derek for a long time as Lizzie. It did not click in for a moment that this was the same person playing a Trans Gender on Degrassi. Of course she has gotten older and
    her look has changed.she does a good job playing different characters.

  2. Heather June 19, 2010 at 5:13 AM #

    Very interesting. I love her choice of music! I believe her character is going to be one of my favorite ones. Degrassi is getting interesting again.

  3. Jessica June 21, 2010 at 3:54 AM #

    I can’t wait to see her on Degrassi 🙂 I love most of the music that she listed (Adam Lambert<333) Sooo impatient waiting for The Boiling Point !

  4. Ruhi June 24, 2010 at 8:46 PM #

    Degrassi Boiling Point looks really good!
    The carnival promo did a good job portraying Adam as a transgender!
    Degrassi is getting so much more interesting!
    Can’t wait!

  5. Tiffani June 28, 2010 at 3:50 AM #

    I loved most of the music she said and I so cant wait for the Boiling Point… Im getting so excited!! I really think Adam is going to b my new favorite character…. My fav right now is Alex but since she left.

  6. Regina-of-Texas(: July 3, 2010 at 12:14 PM #

    I just cant wait for the boiling point(:
    i used to only watch life with dereck &degrassi &disney cancelled life with derrick i think…?
    but i saw the carnival promo &i thought to myself that looks like lizzie..&so i did my research. I new i was right(:
    Im probley going to LOVEE her charactor<3
    July 19th is almost here!!
    16 days left 😀

  7. dadacooly1 July 6, 2010 at 9:27 PM #

    i can not believe shes the girl adam in degrassi.she was the sis in life with derek

  8. kenley July 22, 2010 at 2:07 AM #

    im guessing that she is not in anyway gay at all.
    but she looks sooo cute as a boy(((:
    and i think i might just have a tiny crush on her from this interview, we happen to have the same taste in music(btw im a girl.)

    cant wait to see her on the showw(:<33

    • Ashlyn August 8, 2010 at 12:59 AM #

      I get what u mean cus like I love the character Adam he is cute and might have a tiny crush on him but I don’t like the actris like I like the character. Althought I think she looks better as a boy in the show. *I’m a girl*

  9. Melissa July 25, 2010 at 9:24 PM #

    Loving her taste in music =P I have a feeling she’s going to be my favorite character.. her and Eli, they’re both so mysterious 🙂

  10. Lyndiana August 6, 2010 at 7:36 PM #

    She only 4″10?!?!? Wow….

  11. Katie August 7, 2010 at 12:15 AM #

    I love, love, love Jordan Todosey she is one of the best actresses I have ever watched and I love her on Degrassi couldn’t have picked a better person to play Adam. Degrassi is my favorite show.

  12. Ashlyn August 7, 2010 at 10:00 PM #

    I love Adam and I did my resurch on the character * I’m kinda a spoiler* and learn lots about him like for Drew is his step brother. Also that he is not a he at all but really a she. I no I’m a spoiler but I love the show and when I love a character I have to know everything about them. Degrassi is my favorite show and I used to watch life with Derek but they never play it anymore. 😦 I love Degrassi the boiling point so far. It can only get better.

    -Ashlyn 🙂

  13. Courtney August 8, 2010 at 12:40 AM #

    I find it pretty cool that I love all the same music as Jordan Todosey. she seems like a cool person and she is a great actress too.

  14. Private August 8, 2010 at 12:55 AM #

    Hi I was on youtube and I watched a previer for Degrassi the boiling point. It said that Adam is going to sacrifice his happiness and go back to being “Chelsea”. I look up to him and hope he stays as him not going back to her. I’m Bi but I can’t tell peaple becouse I’m a fraid of what there think. Thats why I love Adam he is a fraid but he abraces who he is. 🙂

    • RyanFtM September 9, 2010 at 8:07 PM #

      You shouldn’t be afraid to come out. If some people don’t accept you in the beginning they might later. However, if they don’t accept you at all they don’t deserve a person as open minded as you in their life. Remember that you’ll always have friends that will love you.

  15. Ashlyn August 8, 2010 at 12:56 AM #

    I love Adam!!!!

  16. weesababey.. August 8, 2010 at 4:40 PM #

    I can’t believe it but i thought i would connect Jordan more with Lizzie then I do with Adam for the Degrassi, because i always connect ‘Emma’ with Emma and no one else… but she did a great Job!! have to admit i kinda got a little celeb crush here tooo… 😛 luv you Jordan. Hope to see more of Adam in the future. Favorite character of S10 so far! keep it up you’re doin great!

  17. nereia August 15, 2010 at 11:26 PM #

    omg i love, love, love Adam i have the biggest crush on him but not on jordan but i love her acting Adam is my fave character ❤ he's such a super dooper cutie lol (I'm bi as well)

  18. Adam August 16, 2010 at 7:49 AM #

    I love Adam too he is so cute. Adam and I have a lot things in common . Like we’re both transgender. My birth name was Amanda but i dont feel right as a girl so i’m FTM. And it rocks to be a boy

    • cris February 12, 2011 at 12:07 AM #

      hi iam cris iam transgender to so cool

  19. Andrea August 26, 2010 at 1:59 PM #

    She doesnt look like a guy, she looks like a butch. And omg she is gorgeous! I want her 😉

  20. Adam lover October 30, 2010 at 12:20 AM #

    I wish i could meet her she is a great actress

  21. Lily February 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM #

    Are you bi in real life and if so how hard was it to come out 🙂

  22. Jesus is my savior February 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM #

    Jordan i remember watching you when you were on life with derick on Disney channel you were a very good actress, but now I’ve seen comercials for this show and you just aren’t the same, I would have never pictured you doing the gross things that I’ve seen on these commercials. It is not too late to turn back on your old sinning ways! Jesus Christ loves you, he cares for you, he wants you to love him! It makes him sad when he sees you doing the things your doing. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God( Jesus Christ.) I’m not saying your gay or not going to heaven. Even if your not gay it’s not right to be doing the things your doing. You can still be saved just ask Jesus to forgive you, confess your sins, and turn away from your wicked ways, Jesus still loves for you and cares about you, he wants you to have a eternal relationship with him. Jesus loves you! I’m praying for you


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