Interview: Skylar Astin Dishes on “Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas”

Since 2012's Pitch Perfect, fans have known that Skylar Astin can sing. Nearly eight years later, he took his voice to the small screen for NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, a musical drama that ran for two seasons and twenty-six episodes. When the station canceled the show last spring, fans rallied for an eleventh-hour pickup.

Roku came to the rescue, making a deal for a holiday-themed movie that would wrap up the existing storylines and that huge season two cliffhanger. The move makes Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas the streamer's first original film, allowing fans to show their support and push for a third season.

We got to sit down (in separate rooms) with Astin to discuss the whirlwind pickup as the actor dished on everything Zoey, Christmas, and Roku.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.