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Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Justin Baldoni

The actor takes our Q&A!

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What's your wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?

A picture of my wife and I from our wedding :)

When you walk into a bar, what do you typically order?

Cranberry juice and Sprite. Or milk. Oh, and if I’m really about to get crazy…a virgin mojito. Boom.

What's the one word you are guilty of using too often?

I never realized it until I watched an interview, but sometimes my brain stutters between thoughts and for some reason it comes out as an “ummmm.” I’m hoping it’s because I’m so smart and there’s just too much information to process, but it’s more than likely just because it’s a small processor ;)

What is the last thing you searched for on Google?

The new ARRI Alexa 6K camera. I geeked out.


Who is the last person that called or texted you?

My wife, a minute ago trying to get me to take a nap between scenes (I don’t sleep much these days). Behind every great man is his wife trying to keep him alive :)

What was the last awkward situation you were in and how did you handle it?

Yesterday I was directing a music video for a country artist friend of mine (Katie Armiger) and my co-star Brett Dier was starring in it. On set a random guy showed up with the behind-the-scenes photographer, and when I noticed him I realized he looked a lot like a super-buff version of Jaime Camil (also our co-star). Brett and I thought it would be funny to ask him for a picture and tweet something ridiculous to Jaime. When we approached him, he was super nice and then kinda joked that he doesn’t take photos... Of course we laughed at his joke and then went in for the photo, but then he got really serious and said, “No, I seriously don’t take photos.” Brett and I kinda stood their awkwardly and had no idea what to say to him except laugh and think he was joking. It’s that awkward moment between what you think is a joke and then realize it isn’t that is the golden moment. Then we kicked him off set. ;) Joke. No, but really.

When is the last time you went to a theater?

Three weeks ago to see Boyhood.

What TV show should everyone should be watching?

Not even a shameless plug here… Absolutely 100% Jane the Virgin. Even if I wasn’t in it, I would be hooked. If you watch the pilot, you’re in it for life.

And what is your TV guilty pleasure?

I don’t have cable and it’s glorious.

What's the first CD you bought?

Green Day, Dookie.

What is the one food you cannot resist?

Pizza or sweet potato fries.

What music are you currently listening to?

Andy Grammer, Magazines or Novels. Ed Sheeran, and Megan Trainor’s single on repeat because sometimes I like to twerk badly and give my wife a good laugh.

What movie makes you laugh the most?

Dumb and Dumber or Anchorman.

What drives you absolutely crazy?

When the freeway is gridlocked for 20 minutes and then you realize the cause of the traffic jam is a guy changing his wife’s tire on the side of the freeway and everyone slowed down to watch. MOVE, PEOPLE!!

Pick one: kittens or puppies?


New York or Los Angeles?


Comedy or drama?


Bacon or Nutella?

Nutella on bacon.

'80s or ‘90s?


Hannah Montana or Lizzie McGuire?

Whichever one grew up to be a good role model.

And finally: Tell us a secret.

“Happiness is not a limited resource.”

It’s not a secret, but it's a quote from my dear friend Christopher Aiff who passed away a few months ago. Now I have it tattooed on me so I don’t forget. I love you, Chris.

Jane the Virgin premieres Monday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT on The CW.