Exclusive Interview: Lyle O’Donohoe Part 2

Here is Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Lyle O’Donohoe AKA Tristan Milligan on Degrassi!

In this interview, we talked to Lyle about his life on Degrassi. We asked him what he would be doing if he wasn’t acting, why he loves being an actor, and also where he sees himself in 10 years. Lyle told us “I think there’s some people that just – they can’t do anything else but act. And that’s kind of me.” You can tell he is very passionate about Degrassi and Tristan!

Our next interview will be posted this Friday, and it will be with the one and only Aislinn Paul! Can’t wait for you guys to see it.

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Exclusive Interview: Lyle O’Donohoe Part 1

This week we are bringing you an exclusive interview with Lyle O’Donohoe AKA everybody’s favourite character, Tristan.

In the interview, we asked Lyle if he was a fan of Degrassi before he started working on the show (he was), and we talked to him about his Degrassi audition. Lyle also teased some upcoming Tristan storylines, saying: “There is a storyline that you will see in the second part of season 12. Something that I actually wanted for my character from the beginning that you’ll get to see. It’s a very serious issue that people deal with in high school and all ages. I’m really glad I got to tackle that storyline.

Sounds exciting!! The second part of our interview with Lyle will be posted this Monday!

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Lyle O’Donohoe Joins the Cast of Degrassi

A new article in Collingwood, Ontario’s local paper The Enterprise-Bulletin introduces us to one of the new cast members we will see in the second half of season 11.

Lyle O’Donohoe is joining the cast of Degrassi as a new grade 9 character named Tristan. The article describes Tristan as “loud, in your face and he doesn’t care if you find him annoying … Like many Degrassi divas before him, Tristan wants to direct the musical, plan the dances, and be at the top of the Power Squad pyramid.”

The character is apparently Owen Milligan’s younger brother. Given the fact that Owen is known as a homophobic bully type of character on Degrassi, it sounds like Tristan will be an interesting character.

According to Lyle himself, “Tristan is someone who is very confident within himself … I think he is going to be joining a lot of school clubs, stuff like that. I think his confidence may come off as a bit snobby sometimes.”

A self proclaimed fan of Lady Gaga, Andy Warhol, and Marilyn Monroe, Lyle’s personality shines through even in this short interview. The 16-year-old has apparently been watching Degrassi for a very long time. “Degrassi is a show I have dreamed of being on ever since I started acting,” said O’Donohoe. “I became obsessed with the show, I loved it so much and I thought it would be really cool to be on the show, but at the time I was only 10 … It was worth the wait.”

Welcome to the Degrassi family Lyle! Click here to read the complete article.