We first encountered Austin Abrams a few years back at TIFF when he starred alongside Ben Stiller in Brad’s Status, and have been following his career ever since. He can now be seen in one of his biggest roles to date, taking on the lead role in romantic drama Chemical Hearts, alongside Lili Reinhart. Wo celebrate the launch of this title we spoke to Abrams via a Zoom call. Please forgive our old-fashioned back-drop, we were staying in a hotel in Kent.

Abrams tells us what attracted him to this project and whether he read the novel it’s based upon. He also spoke about working with Reinhart, and recounts his own high school experience. We also speak about what he learnt from his time collaborating with Stiller, and whether he too has any ambitions to step behind the lens one day and direct. Finally we discuss his role in the upcoming Netflix series, Dash & Lily.

Watch the full interview with Austin Abrams below:


Seventeen-year-old Henry Page (Austin Abrams) has never been in love. He fancies himself a romantic, but the kind of once-in-a-lifetime love he’s been hoping for just hasn’t happened yet. Then, on the first day of senior year, he meets transfer student Grace Town (Lili Reinhart) and it seems all that is about to change. When Grace and Henry are chosen to co-edit the school paper, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious newcomer. As he learns the heartbreaking secret that has changed her life, he finds himself falling in love with her – or at least the person he thinks she is.

Chemical Hearts is available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video