Su­panova draws Rangers star

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Entertainment - Ju­lian Wright

DE­SPITE sev­eral trips Down Un­der, Mighty Mor­phin’ Power Rangers star Johnny Yong Bosch touches down in Perth for the first time this month for Su­panova.

The former Black Ranger first came to the east coast of Aus­tralia in 1995 to film Mighty Mor­phin’ Power Rangers: The Movie and in sub­se­quent years for fan con­ven­tions, but his trips were re­stricted to the ma­jor cities.

He said he was acutely aware of the dan­gers that lurk in cen­tral Aus­tralia.

“We shot in Syd­ney, Mel­bourne and the Gold Coast; I def­i­nitely have fond memories of Aus­tralia,” he said.

“I have been back to Syd­ney and Mel­bourne for the con­ven­tions.

“I have not been to the Out­back or the desert yet, but I am not sure I want to risk go­ing out there.”

With more than 200 screen cred­its to his name since start­ing out in show busi­ness in the 1990s with voice act­ing, Bosch said his ca­reer had only re­cently felt busy.

“I have felt like that in the last few years that it has been busy,” he said.

“After the Power Rangers (tele­vi­sion se­ries), there was not a lot of work.

“With the voice act­ing, I don’t think it is harder than screen act­ing, though it is a smaller niche.”

When asked if there was a role or job he would like to do even­tu­ally, he said he was un­sure.

“I just want to be able to keep work­ing and have a job,” he said.

“You au­di­tion all the time and you don’t al­ways get it.

“When you be­gin it is hard at first. I thought I was ter­ri­ble and I would never work in this town.”

Bosch watched this year’s re­boot of Power Rangers and said he would like to play one again in the fu­ture.

“I did watch the film and I liked it, but it had some curs­ing in it, so I couldn’t take my small chil­dren to see it,” he said.

“If I was asked to, I might take one more shot at it.”

Su­panova will be held at the Perth Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre from June 23-25.

Johnny Yong Bosch

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