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People: ‘Acting’ Ranger


Austin Jones

“Since I was a kid, I always wanted to be a Power Ranger.” Austin Jones is a superfan of the hit franchise and an avid collector of merchandise. The devotion to the young teenaged heroes has even shaped the 21-year-old’s decision on his career. “If anything, it’s 90 percent, if not 100 percent, the reason why I tried to start my acting career,” he says. The Houston junior is on his way to graduating with a bachelors in theatre and dance. “Because I loved Power Rangers so much, I always enjoyed mimicking everything in it,” Austin says. “It’s the reason why I always liked to focus on combat or comedy.” He prefers roles that involve choreographed movement and stage combat. “I figured since I want to be a Power Ranger, why not focus on what being a Power Ranger really is,” he says.

Story and photo by Kaitlin Vu

Category: UPbeat