‘American Vandal’ Star Tyler Alvarez Made a Documentary Before His Audition to Play a Documentarian (Video)

“I really feel like life prepares you for certain things,” actor tells TheWrap

Last Updated: September 27, 2017 @ 1:56 PM

Most actors draw on life experiences when it comes time to get into character, and then some actors — Tyler Alvarez — go ahead and make an entire documentary to prepare for the role of a documentarian.

To be fair, the “American Vandal” star didn’t even know he was going to be auditioning for the role of Peter Maldonado just four months later.

“I’m really interested in being behind the camera so I decided to make this documentary to submit for film school,” Alvarez told TheWrap.

The film is about Alvarez’s aunt who had vascular dementia and it followed her journey and struggles with it as the disease developed.

“I really feel like life prepares you for certain things because I made that documentary and then four months later I was auditioning for Peter, said the 19-year-old actor. “Had I not made that documentary, I don’t know if I would’ve understood the scripts at the level that I did.”

“American Vandal” is a satirical take on the true-crime series and follows Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez), an aspiring documentarian, as he tries to uncover the mystery behind who vandalized 27 teachers’ cars with cartoon drawings of penises. Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) is the class’s known dick drawer, but as damning as the evidence is against him, he swears he didn’t do it. The Netflix original series is streaming now.

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