Alex Dimitriades has revealed how he really feels about Netflix’s Heartbreak High reboot.
The streaming giant has commissioned eight new episodes of the series to be filmed in NSW, but it won’t debut until 2022.
It’s not yet clear if the new iteration of Heartbreak High will be a remake, reboot or continuation of the original series which ran from 1994 to 1999.
Alex Dimitriades played Nick Poulos in 38 episodes before his character died from a brain aneurysm.
Speaking to news.com.au about the upcoming show, Dimitriades said: “I hope it’s a great success for them. I really don’t know what I’m supposed to feel but it’s definitely a compliment when your work proves to maintain lasting impressions.”
Asked if he’ll watch the Netflix version, the actor replied: “I may be curious to have a playful little squiz but I don’t expect I’m the demographic they’re aiming for either.”
He added: “Plenty of kids out there will love it though, no doubt about that.”
Dimitriades has had a steady stream of acting gigs since he appeared on Heartbreak High. He’s appeared in shows including The Slap, Underbelly and Secret City and can currently be seen in ABC show Total Control and Channel 9’s Amazing Grace.
In addition to his acting work, Dimitriades is also a popular DJ.
“My first actual professional gigs weren’t til ‘93 and prior to that I had probably a decade-long early ‘apprenticeship’ if you will,” he told news.com.au. “I’ve just always loved records, but most importantly quality, inspired music and not necessarily what you can access so easily. A point of difference is important to some.”
Dimitriades spoke to news.com.au to promote his DJing gigs at Sokyo at The Star Sydney every Saturday night in May for the Festival of Indulgence.
Most DJs tend to have a song that they consider to be a guaranteed crowd pleaser. So what’s Dimitriades’ secret weapon to lure people onto the dancefloor?
“At Sokyo, it’s really to compliment the dining experience, but for the purposes of the question, a decent example could be Luther Vandross’ Never Too Much,” he said.
Originally published as Heartbreak High star comments on reboot