The Baby-kisser Cast On Their Inspirations, Blind Ambitions, And Harry Potter

At first glance, Ben Platt and his fictional counterpart Payton Hobart have nothing in common. One is an accomplished performer, who, at 26, is just one Oscar away from an EGOT (a Hufflepuff); the other is an anxious high school overachiever who believes with every fiber of his being that he’s going to be the next…