The Brady Bunch 's Barry Williams Says He Experienced 'Very Intense Years' on Series as a Teen
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Playing a teenager on TV while navigating your own teenage years off-screen has its challenges - just ask Barry Williams.
During a recent appearance on Today Extra, Williams recalled the difficulty growing up in front of the camera while starring on The Brady Bunch. "The years have been very intense for me," said the 66-year-old actor. "All of my teenage years, 14 through 20, have been to The Brady Bunch."
Williams said the show's other child stars also often felt uncomfortable if they changed physically due to puberty while starring on the series.
“There have been a lot of changes,” he continued. "You could hear the voice change, you could see the hair change, you could see the growth spurts in all of us."
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"So it was sometimes uncomfortable and sometimes funny, but I always enjoyed it when people saw the show," he added.
Williams played as the oldest Brady sibling Greg Brady in The Brady Bunch, which aired on ABC for five seasons from 1969 to 1974. The show's success sparked several spin-off series and films.
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In the many years since the original series left the air, Williams said on Today Extra that the cast has stayed close to this day.
"We maintain our relationships, we've seen all the major events in our lives together: marriages, children, sometimes marriages that break up and things like that. Now our kids are graduating and things like that," he said. "We always had a Brady family together."
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Williams is preparing to reunite with former Brady Bunch co-stars Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen, Jennifer Elise Cox and Robbie Rist for an upcoming Lifetime holiday film titled Blending Christmas. The upcoming flick also stars Haylie Duff, Aaron O'Connell, Beth Broderick, Telma Hopkins and Greg Evigan.
According to a description by Lifetime, Blending Christmas follows Emma (Duff), who "learns that the resort where she used to spend Christmas with her family is being redeveloped. Her boyfriend Liam (O'Connell) makes a plan to bring her to her to bring the resort to propose one last time! He secretly invites her two families to join them, and Emma is delighted to find the whole family there. "
Lifetime also teased the "drama" that was to come in Blending Christmas, as the two families "argue about every detail" upon arriving at the resort. The tension even leads Emma and Liam to start questioning their own relationship.
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