We all recognize Jake T Austin as Max from Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place. He also starred in Hotel for Dogs and Perfect Game. He filmed a movie titled Tom Sawyer with co stars Kat McNamera, Joel Courtney and Noah Munck. This movie hasn’t premiered in theaters yet but look for it out soon.
Well, he has been cast as Jesus in a new one hour series on ABC Family Channel. Here’s a pic he posted on his Instagram from the shows table read on April 3.
Jennifer Lopez is the executive producer along with Simon Fields, Greg Gugliotta. The series tells the story of a lesbian couple and their diverse family. The comedy-drama is about two women raising a “21st-century” multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological children. Jake plays Jesus and Maia Mitchel plays another foster kid in the family.
My mom and I went to one of our favorite restaurants and Jake happened to be enjoying a meal with an older gentleman. Not sure who he was but it could have been his dad. They were eating and my mom and I didn’t want to bother them while they were eating. Once they finished eating and paid their bill, they started to leave. My mom and I walked up to them just as they walked outside. My mom asked Jake if he could take a picture with me and he was a little surprised but smiled and said “sure”. The sun was really bright and setting the older man were really kind saying ” Don’t take a picture with the sun behind them. Then Jake said, ” let’s take it over here” He asked my name and I told him. We said congratulations on The Fosters. He said he’s looking forward to it and “thanks”. He was REALLY sweet!!
Look for The Fosters to premiere on ABC Family in early June!