Q & Andy: Troye Sivan

Published November 6, 2016

“I share every aspect of my life with the internet,” Troye Sivan said on his 2013 YouTube video “Coming Out,” in which the massively influential vlogger turned actor and pop star did just that. By that point, the Australian Sivan, now 21, had already appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) as the young Wolverine, released an EP, and signed a major record deal. In 2014, he made Time magazine’s list of the 25 most influential teens, and last year he released the critically acclaimed album Blue Neighbourhood. All he’s done since then is surf the Billboard charts, do a little dancing while on a world tour, and make the world a little less scary and a little more inclusive, one YouTube video at a time.

ANDY WARHOL: What is in your refrigerator?

TROYE SIVAN: I don’t have one … yet. When I do, I’m gonna ball out and have those fancy Pellegrino sodas and homemade almond milk.

WARHOL: What was the last dream you remember?

SIVAN: Last night I dreamt that I had a pet bunny rabbit.

WARHOL: What is your greatest fear?

SIVAN: Losing the people I love.

WARHOL: How did you get your first big career break?

SIVAN: I was found on YouTube by a theatrical manager in Los Angeles.

WARHOL: What can’t you live without?

SIVAN: Lip balm!

WARHOL: When/where was the last time you danced?

SIVAN: In New York City, at a party!

WARHOL: What is your most embarrassing memory?

SIVAN: I was pushed into a urinal at school and had to go home.

WARHOL: What’s your favorite movie?

SIVAN: The Grand Budapest Hotel.

WARHOL: What is your death row meal?

SIVAN: Mom’s mac ‘n’ cheese, with ketchup on it.

WARHOL: Who are your dream dinner party guests, living or dead?

SIVAN: Amy Winehouse, Adele, Alan Carr, and Oprah.

WARHOL: What are you most proud of?

SIVAN: I’m most proud of my work in the LGBTQ space. Feels like, above all else, that’s something I want to do for the rest of my life.

WARHOL: Do you have any superstitions?

SIVAN: I touch the outside of the airplane as I’m stepping into it.

WARHOL: Do you have a secret hobby?

SIVAN: I love retouching images on Photoshop. One of my goals for next year is to do an internship at a design firm somewhere.

WARHOL: Have you ever been starstruck?

SIVAN: Yes, by Taylor Swift, I think I kept my cool though.

WARHOL: What are you reading right now?

SIVAN: Just Kids by Patti Smith.