Tabassi’s parents know that for now, Hollywood has captured his heart, but they hope he’ll return to Massachusetts and run for office.
He says he still plans to do that: “I’ve been given so many incredible opportunities being from Massachusetts, and I want to make sure every person from my state has the opportunity to be all they can be.”
But for the time being, he is happy looking for roles and working on projects with friends from the USC film school. He lives in the small guest cottage behind a house that belonged to a silent film actor. It’s quiet and has a lush garden, and he loves it.
“I feel like Henry David Thoreau living on Walden Pond,” he says.
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