‘Katy Keene’: Who Is Jorge/Ginger Actor Jonny Beauchamp?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Katy Keene: Jonny Beauchamp

Katy Keene launched an entire new gang into the Archieverse. Katy (Lucy Hale) herself strikes from Riverdale to New York to pursue vogue, together with Josie (Ashleigh Murray) pursuing music. Viewers are attending to know Katy’s new buddies too, and Jorge (Jonny Beauchamp) is already a scene stealer.

Katy Keene: Jonny Beauchamp
Jonny Beauchamp | David Giesbrecht/The CW

Jorge is an aspiring dancer who has a tough time on the audition circuit. He will get extra love when he’s Ginger. Beauchamp spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet in August about his background earlier than touchdown the position of Jorge and Ginger. Katy Keene airs Thursdays at Eight p.m. on The CW.

Jonny Beauchamp had theater and musical experiences earlier than ‘Katy Keene’

Before Katy Keene, Beauchamp had roles in a number of motion pictures and on the collection Penny Dreadful. What TV and film audiences didn’t see was all of the coaching Beauchamp did.

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Jonny Beauchamp | Barbara Nitke/The CW

“I do train in theater,” Beauchamp mentioned. “I have a B.A. and I’ve been singing my whole life and dancing my whole life, I just never have gotten the opportunity to do it actually on camera. So that’s been the biggest gift. Not only do I get to play this awesome role, but I actually get to sing, I get to dance and the world gets to see me.”

Jonny Beauchamp has prior expertise in feminine efficiency

Ginger was not a stretch at this level in Beauchamp’s profession. He playd Angelique on Penny Dreadful and he’s performed girls on stage many occasions earlier than Katy Keene

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Jonny Beauchamp as Ginger | Peter Kramer/The CW

“I’ve gotten cast a lot as a drag queen since I was a kid actually,” Beauchamp mentioned. “All my theater credits actually in New York off off off Broadway have always been adjacent or drag related. I’ve never been a professional drag queen but I’ve played them a lot.”

Jonny Beauchamp by no means advised off a director like Jorge did

In the very first episode of Katy Keene, Jorge tells off a director in an audition. That comes again to hang-out him in his subsequent audition. Jorge let Beauchamp act out a standard actor fantasy. 

“We talk about that sometimes. I kind of wish. What do we have to lose, right? But in the moment you don’t want to burn bridges and you want to be professional and you want to be humble. I just love that I got to do that and a bit emotional actually. I mean, does it happen a lot with directors or casting? No, but there’s been a few times where you felt a little bit cast aside or people just being a little bit unkind. To kind of put it back to them and say, ‘Hey, you know what? I am good enough and if it’s not good enough for you then it’s not good enough for you.”

Jonny Beauchamp, interview with Showbiz Cheat sheet, 8/4/19

The ‘Katy Keene’ audition was straightforward

When Jonny Beauchamp auditioned for Katy Keene, he had a significantly better expertise than his character.

“It was actually the easiest audition process I’ve ever had but the pressure was super on because this is me,” Beauchamp mentioned. “I’ve never seen myself on a page before and I was relentlessly fighting for it. To me, I was like I can’t let this go.”

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Jonny Beauchamp as Ginger | David Giesbrecht/The CW

That goes for each Jorge and Ginger.

“I was referring to Jorge and Ginger is kind of like my spirit animal, this inner diva that just pours out with sequins,” Beauchamp mentioned. 

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