Jonathon Olivo, Actor

Photo: Lucas Michael

So what’ve you been in?
Most recently the Miley Cyrus music video “23.” It takes place in a school, and I’m the mascot—a wolf.

What was working with Miley like?
The rumors are all lies. She is amazing and gorgeous. And so nice—she loves stuffed animals, and when she saw me dressed up as a wolf, she pulled me over and was like, “Ahhhh, I love it!”

Any other parts?
Well, right now I’m filming The Carrie Diaries—I play a goth-punk badass. And I’m shooting a pilot for HBO called The Knick. It stars that guy …I can’t remember his name. It has the letters C and V in it. You know who I’m talking about?

No …
Oh! Clive Owen!

Have you ever turned down any roles?
Well, I just got a script for this student film where it said I had to lick a guy’s foot, suck his toes, bark like a dog, and beg for more. I was like, “I don’t think I’ll be able to do that”—the pay just wasn’t good enough.

Interview by Alexis Swerdloff

Jonathon Olivo, Actor