During the lockdown months, actor and Criminal Minds star Adam Rodriguez has lost track of time. His newborn baby is sleeping on top of him, so staying at home is something he’d be doing anyway regardless of the current health climate. “We have other kids, and when a new one comes, we just hunker down and lay low for as long as possible.”
When we connect by phone, the 20-year Los Angeles veteran—who can next be seen in the upcoming CBS movie A Christmas Proposal and as a mentor in the HBO Max series The Real Magic Mike!—opens up about his path to becoming an actor, revealing how a anti-drug kid until eventually found his way to weed first by selling—and then smoking—cannabis as an adult.
He also imparts his wisdom from taking a holistic approach to marijuana and how cultivating and smoking your own crops creates a deeper connection to the plant itself.
Photo Credit: John ArsenaultAdam Rodriguez on Making the Dream Happen
Growing up in New York, you wanted to play baseball and actually worked as a stock broker. How did you end up finding your way to acting?
I never thought about acting for a living. The dream was to play professional