Did Andy used to get stage fright?***
Nope. Never. And that’s probably why it never occurred to him that this wouldn’t be the path that he would take and that’s the honest truth. He assumed that if he got up on that stage you would want to watch him. No matter what he was doing. He never really got nervous about it, but he’d be excited. He couldn’t wait to get out there.
Like, the first time he was in a play. He went to high school at the School for Creative and Performing Arts and most of the kids who auditioned had been doing plays for years. Andy had never been in a play, because he went to a Catholic school and they didn’t do that. On the first day, the director of the theater department asked him to be the lead in the fall production. Andy had never even been in a play, let alone the lead. He was just like, “Yeah, sure,” so he did it and he was awesome. He never really worried about screwing up or things like that, even though he had no idea what the directions in the script meant; things like blocking, you know, stage right and stage left, he didn’t know that stuff but he wasn’t fearful of it at all. He has belonged on that stage, in front of people, from the very beginning.