Tell us a little bit about yourself.
English guy, now living in Canada. Animal obsessed, on tv from time and time and usually either laughing or singing somewhere!
What was it that hooked you into acting when you appeared as an extra in CW’s “Reign”?
Seeing every part that goes into making a production blew my mind. The intricate parts that you never even think of when watching a television show, the sheer amount of creativity and community behind a camera just sparked a fuse with me and I just know it’s what I wanted to do right there and then. I also realized extremely quickly that being in the background was not what I wanted either ha ha! I wanted to be upfront and centre with the cast, so that’s what I did.
What can you tell us about your character Rick on CBC’s “Heartland”?
Rick got introduced to the Heartland world in season 14 as Lou Fleming‘s assistant as she became the newLy elected mayor of Hudson. At first I think he was really hard for the audience to warm too, he was a real know it all and extremely unfiltered when giving unsolicited advice. This season I think we get to see more of who Rick is behind the sass and sarcasm, we get to see his friendship with Lou develop and I’m really excited for the fans to see season 15.
You’ll also be returning for season 3 of the comedy “Jann” on CTV. Is there anything you can share about the upcoming season?
Being asked to return to Jann for season 3 was so exciting. I loved working on the show the first time around, Ron Murphy the Director really made me believe that I could be a comedic actor. I truly had never considered myself to be that funny before this show. Season three sees my character Wayne return for a special episode with a very special guest star but you’ll have to tune in to see what he’s up to.
In addition to acting, you also have just released your debut album called, “My Kind of Trouble”. What can audiences expect from this set of songs?
The album is a true reflection of me. I wrote the songs after breaking up after a nine-year relationship, so my heart and soul really did pour into the songs. There is vulnerability, self-reflection, self-empowerment and ultimately moving on. I’m really proud of this record as it’s something I’ve always wanted to do from when I was young. I definitely call it a pop record but with lots of sprinkles of country, a banjo or two, and some catchy hooks.
How did you enjoy working with Max Bergä on the album?
He’s an amazing guy, originally from Sweden and living in London, he just gets pop music! I couldn’t have done any of this without him!
How do you juggle your acting career with making music?
I had three months off in between shooting seasons 14 and 15 of Heartland. Normally I would be auditioning for other roles, but due to the lockdowns and Covid, it really wasn’t feasible to be looking for other acting gigs. So for the first time in years, I actually had time to do something for me beyond my acting career which has always been my Focus. So I made a makeshift studio in my basement and wrote and wrote and wrote. It was truly a fun and stressful but ultimately liberating experience to put myself out into the world and not know if it will be received well. I had zero expectations when I released the album, but I’m not gonna lie, it’s so great that people have loved it. Your readers should definitely go check it out as there’s a song on there for everyone.
What advice would you have for aspiring singers/actors/actresses?
Be yourself. I wish I would’ve known that a very long time ago. The way I approach roles is to look at what I can bring to the role that nobody else could, and that’s just being me. That’s what brings the authenticity, that’s what makes producers book you for the role. Another bit of advice, never take critique from somebody you’d never ask for advice
What’s next for your career?
Hopefully, Rick gets to continue on his heartland journey for more seasons to come and with that, I would love to make another album to follow the success of my kind of trouble. I would love to work on some other shows but right now at this moment, I’m just embracing all of the blessings that I’ve had this far.
What’s your life like outside of music and acting?
I have a lot of animals, five dogs, a cat, two rabbits, and a lovebird. So when I’m not working and I’m actually at home, my days are pretty back to back with looking after and spending time with all those little critters. I love a peloton class or sitting back for some trashy TV like the real housewives of Beverly Hills. Classy I know ha ha
Let the readers know where to find online.
I’m always keeping everyone up to date on my instagram @aidancmoreno and my album is on all platforms link.to/mykindoftrouble