The Long Beach native, Anthony Keyvan stole hearts onscreen as Q on Netflix's newest hit XO, Kitty. If you haven't caught the series yet, it's your time to binge. Q is a star athlete and Kitty's newest friend played by To All the Boys I've Loved Before alumni Anna Cathcart. He's the person she turns to when moving half way across the world gets tough.
Anthony has a Filipino mother and Iranian father where he remembers growing up always around music and food. According to Preview PH, he "raved about his multicultural family, calling the food and music “magical,” and cited karaoke as his family’s go-to pastime." He's also not shy saying that he has the pipes to nail it on karaoke, but he also has the acting bug. Anthony began acting at 8 years old with booking a Disneyland commercial and a guest role on Lost.
His breakout role in Love, Simon as Rahim, a Muslim student who struggles with coming out to his religious family. His character Q is also part of the LGBTQ+ community and we see him grow his relationship with another student, Florian. Anthony also worked with the writers of the series to develop his character and add bits of his personality. Personally, Anthony also is an advocate for mental health and the environment. "I just feel that, as someone with a platform that can reach a lot of people, it’s important to use that influence for good and raise awareness for topics that need attention."
Catch Anthony now on XO, Kitty only on Netflix.
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Amazon Prime Video just released the latest young adult series, The Summer I Turned Pretty from the Jenny Han book series of the same name. The author who also wrote and co-created the Netflix triology, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, this story introduces us to young and upcoming actors, Lola Tung, Christopher Briney, and Gavin Casalegno to play the characters of Isabel (Belly) Conklin, and brothers Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher. Again, Jenny Han creates your next summer obsession and continues to show representation through her characters and music selection.
Belly and her brother spend their summers in a beach house in the fictional town of Cousins with her mom's BFF and two her sons. The kids have a close bond, but Belly hopes that the summer of her 16th birthday everyone including the Fisher boys will finally stop seeing her as the little kid they grew up with. The early 2000s book series gets an update in the series touching on topics like mental health and sexual fluidity, but still explores the story around family, young love, and summer shenanigans.
Besides bringing these characters to life on-screen, the music in the series is one you'll have playing as your summer soundtrack. Name some of your favorite artists today, their music is probably in an episode and there is something for everyone. Jenny Han's a big Swiftie and have 5 of her tracks throughout the series, but the soundtrack has all genres including some of our favorite Fil-Am artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Saweetie, and Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls.
Episode 1: Summer House
Olivia Rodrigo: "Brutal," "1 step forward, 3 steps back"
Episode 3: Summer Nights
Saweetie Feat Doja Cat - "Best Friend"
Episode 5: Summer Catch
The Pussycat Dolls: "Don't Cha"
Cover Photo Credit: Prime Video Instagram
Celebrate the release of "To All the Boys: Always and Forever" with "Character Media!" The cast of the popular Netflix film series, including Lana Condor, Ross Butler and Jenny Han, sat down to discuss the last film, the cast's incredible chemistry and the bittersweet goodbyes they have for their beloved characters.
Find out what the "To All the Boys" cast's go-to karaoke songs are and why we all need Ross Butler's cover of "Genie in a Bottle" ASAP!