Noah Reid reveals how the 'Schitt's Creek' cast surprised him on his last birthday

The actor shared some stories during his iHeartRadio Living Room Session.
May 26, 2020 10:02 a.m. EST
May 27, 2020 6:43 p.m. EST
Schitt’s Creek actor Noah Reid was invited to take over the iHeartRadio Canada Instagram account Monday for the latest Living Room Session, where he performed a few of his own songs. Yes, that’s right, when he serenaded Dan Levy with “Simply The Best” (Most. Romantic. Scene. Ever.) in season 4 of the hit show, he wasn’t just miming strumming that guitar—the man can actually play. He's dropping a  album on May 29 called Gemini and previously released Songs From a Broken Chair in 2019. Turns out, May 29 is also  his 33rd birthday, which means Reid, and his fans, have lots to celebrate.In between singing a few of his melodic folk tunes whilst tickling the ivories, the Toronto native reminisced about his birthday last year, when he got a very special surprise.“I was with the cast of Schitt’s Creek in Seattle doing a live show and we met Eddie Vedder before the show; he just happened to be in the green room,” Noah said with a smile, recalling his encounter with the legendary frontman of Pearl Jam. “That was kind of wild. He gave me some guitar pics and I was like ‘Whoa, what do you do with these?’” Noah clearly knows how to play the guitar, but when you’re standing next to Eddie Vedder, one naturally gets a little foggy-headed.
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After the show, Noah recounted how the cast surprised him with a birthday-themed baseball cake, but Dan Levy had an extra little surprise up his sleeve. The cake was rolled out by none other than Noah's fiancée, Clare Stone. “Clare—who I thought was in Toronto—Dan and the cast had arranged to have her come unbeknownst to me and showed up on stage in front of 3000 people, and I got a little emotional.”Aww, so sweet! Of course, it wasn't lost on Noah that compared to last year, this birthday will have a very different feel to it considering the strange times in which we now find ourselves. “This birthday, I wanted to see if I could up the ante a little bit and give myself the stressful birthday present of releasing a record during a pandemic!” he joked. But seriously though, where’s the lie?To add a little more excitement to a week that already contains an album release and a quarantine birthday, Noah is also up for a Canadian Screen Award along with the rest of the core Schitt's Creek cast. The winners are being announced digitally from May 25 to May 28 with Noah's category of "Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Comedic Series" being revealed on May 27. You can keep up with the winners by following along at @etalkctv Twitter account for more.[video_embed id='1947311']RELATED: Emily Hampshire has a spooky new show you need to see [/video_embed]Living Room Sessions is an ongoing Instagram Live music series from iHeartradio Canada in support of Red Cross Canada, encouraging donations for COVID-related relief. And Noah used his performance time to also interact with fans, answer questions and play his fan-favourite song "False Alarms," plus an unreleased song called "Walking Underwater." He also described his sadness at having to postpone his first tour while in the middle because of the pandemic. Luckily for fans, he noted the tour is just postponed and definitely not cancelled.Though Noah's birthday might land while stuck in quarantine, that doesn’t mean he won’t release some videos on social media for his fans. “It’s been a fun challenge to try and make videos in this time," he shared, adding that fiancée Clare probably has some surprise planned for his big day.[video_embed id='1964716']BEFORE YOU GO: You have to see this father and daughter duo's cover of Lady Gaga's 'Shallow' [/video_embed]

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