Interview with ADAM ROSE | If You Can Think It, You Can Be It

We become that which we think ourselves into being. We think around 70.000 thoughts a day, and most of them are the same thoughts that we were thinking the day before. Thoughts emanate energy, they also activate emotions that we connect to those thoughts, and those emotions make us feel good, better or the opposite. We often spend more time thinking about the past or trying to predict our future, whereas the only existant moment is preset-now. Being aware of the power we have now to quiet our mind and go into a space of non-thought and non-resistance, we will expand our energy and will allow us to receive new better feeling thoughts and ideas. Hence, new experiences must come in our life-deliberate creation. 

Actor Adam Rose, who can be seen as Todd on Netflix’s comedy series Merry Happy Whatever says, “I’m a firm believer in creating your own universe and in humanity’s collective ability to shape the world around them. Nothing is impossible. If you can think it, you can be it.”

In this interview, you will get to know Adam a little bit closer, as well as his insights about his role as Todd on Merry Happy Whatever, a family comedy to enjoy this Holiday Season.


  • Please introduce yourself briefly. Who, in your own words, is Adam Rose?

I’m a husband to an amazing woman named Joanna, father to two awesome pups, an actor, a writer, and a song and dance man. 


  • What do you love most about being within the entertainment industry?

At the risk of making it seem like what we do is very important, I’d say getting to be a part of telling stories gives me and many others the privilege of helping to supply the world with the ammo needed to be equipped for the emotional journey of being a human. I’m proud to do it. 

  • The entertainment industry, like any other professional field, is considered competitive. What is your mindset when you want to fulfill your desire of getting a specific role or be part of a project?

Be nice. Work hard. Foster your relationships. And show up on time. In that order.  After that, it’s all luck. 

Photographer Scott Witter | Grooming  Aaron Barry


  • On Netflix’s comedy series Merry Happy Whatever which premiers its first season on Thanksgiving Day, you play Todd, the son-in-law who married into a tight-knit family. How much fun did you have during the process of becoming your character?

Todd’s a really fun character to play. He is the lowest guy on the totem pole and the butt of many jokes. He is constantly trying to squirm his way out of awkward situations. I can relate. Haha!

  • What resonates most between you and Todd?

 Well, there’s a part of me that can be Todd-ish at times. Dad jokes. We both have a love for dad jokes. 

  • How would you describe the relationship between Todd, his father-in-law, Don (portrayed by Dennis Quaid) and the rest of the family?

He’s scared of his father-in-law so when Todd’s not brown-nosing and trying to get in his good graces, Todd is basically always looking over his shoulder so he can gripe to the other non-blood-related family members about the various awkward moments he’s found himself in over the years.  

  • How do you anticipate fans will enjoy the series which will run during the entire Holiday Season?

Oh man, I’m hoping everyone loves it. I think it’ll be the perfect thing to watch with your family over the holiday, lots of laughs, heartwarming moments and an incredible cast. 

  • On season two of Sony’s Spectrum Bad Boys spinoff series LA’s Finest with Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union, which will premiere in early 2020, you have a recurring role. Who is your character and what role does he play within the series storyline?

So I play a guy named Nathan Baker and I’m not really sure how much I’m allowed to divulge. I’ll just say he feels he was wrongly prosecuted and is looking for justice. 

  • What other exciting projects you are currently working on at this moment?

 Well, my writing partner, Scott Shapiro and I sold our first pilot to Warner Bros last year about a clean-urine-dealer with an anger problem called PISSED. We have a few other projects in various stages of development too. I’m excited to see those through. 

Photographer Scott Witter | Grooming  Aaron Barry


  • The spirit of The Hedonist Magazine is The Essence of a Joyful Living. How does Joy during the creative process affect your own experience and in consequence the final manifestation of your actions?

I think finding joy in your life and work is incredibly vital. Not just for your mood but for your success. No one wants to work with a – Debbie Downer. 

  • When you hear: You can be, do and have anything you want, words by Abraham Hicks.  What is your take on such a statement?

I’m a firm believer in creating your own universe and in humanity’s collective ability to shape the world around them. Nothing is impossible. If you can think it, you can be it.
Header Image Photographer Scott Witter | Grooming  Aaron Barry