To my loyal readers. I am back! I will continue to do what I do best and that is bring you great interviews. 10-23-16 will leave millions of people speechless. If you’re not sure what I am referring to, just check out the trailer below that was revealed at the San Diego Comic Con.
I can not wait for this! Degrassi: Next Class is coming and here comes the binge watching. This will be the true way to experience Degrassi, and hopefully this changes the course of Degrassi for years to come.This installment will feature some more diverse and unique characters.
Degrassi: Next Class” is approaching soon. It premieres Jan. 15 on Netflix, with 20 episodes available to stream.
If you can’t tell from my Twitter feed, I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead. This is a major understatement. I love the comics, games, and the television series (feel free to donate Walking Dead items to me). On Sunday, November 29, the Mid-Season Finale will be upon us. If you’re a reader of the comics, you know what to expect as far as the major plot is concerned. I have been waiting for this moment all season long. This episode will shape the landscape of the entire series from here on out. Check out the sneak peek below. I’m also including the promo for Sunday’s episode. Do not pay attention to what the promo is saying in regards to the airing date. The MSF will not air until this Sunday.
The lovely Ashley Leggat has joined the Blended Ent family. I had the pleasure of having a quick interview with the Canadian actress. Check it out below!
What is this I hear about a Life with Derek reunion? It has been ten years since the launch of the show. Will this happen at some point?
I would LOVE for the Life with Derek reunion to happen, but at this point there are no set plans.
You and I are a few days apart with our birthdays, how will you celebrate yours?
I celebrate my birthday with lots of pizza, cake, and the people I love most!
I have seen one of your recent dance videos and you’re pretty good. How long have you been dancing?
I danced competitively for 17 years and it has always been a huge passion for me. I’ve just recently gotten back into taking class. I forgot how much I loved it!
Now we have reached the Blended Entertainment Top 3 segment.
Top 3 places to shop?
ARITZIA, BCBG, H&M
Top 3 favorite favorite places to eat?
Pizza Hut, All Stars (In Vasteras, Sweden), Bronzies (Hamilton, ON)
Top 3 music artists?
Eminem, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson
Favorite toy or game you had as a child?
Operation. Best game ever. Also made me realize how unsteady my hands were and killed my dreams of ever becoming a surgeon.
What’s next in the life of Ashley Leggat?
I’m on The Next Step which starts airing now, The Good Witch movie coming out for Halloween, and People Hold On which premiers on October 9th in Toronto. I’m most excited for People Hold On as I’ve never been more proud of a project before.
Hey Awkward fans, you know him as Cole. I know him as Monty. View my interview below with the talented Monty Geer.
Awkward is now back for the fifth and for what is known as the final season. You’ve had time to be away from the series as filming concluded a while back. What are your thoughts now about the overall process and about the series ending?
I’m really sad that it’s ending. It has been an incredible journey. The cast and crew were the best people to work with. A lot of our fans have grown up and gone through high school at the same time as these characters. They’ve faced the same relationship drama in their lives and I’m sure had similar high school experiences. So it’s an emotional time for them, it’s like they are graduating with these characters and are having to say goodbye.
This series had been going strong before you joined in season 4. What was it like for you when you first joined the cast later in its’ run?
It was a little intimidating because everyone was already such a close family. I definitely felt like the new kid coming to school. However, at school you don’t have the constant fear that you will get fired if you’re not funny enough. Those would be some real high pressure tests! Luckily everyone was very friendly and welcoming and I wasn’t fired from school.
There have been some talk of this not being the end for Awkward. Have you heard any rumblings regarding a sixth season or spinoff? Would you be interested for any Awkward related television?
I love Awkward and think there is plenty of room to grow. We have a lot of fans who love the show and I’m sure they would always want some more of us. A Theo and Cole spinoff would be fun. I’m sure after high school they would be up to some crazy shenanigans. Like running some grungy bar hidden in the basement of a grocery store.
What do you like/dislike about your character, Cole?
I love the creative freedom I have with him. He’s so wild and crazy that in every scene I can literally do anything I want. There’s so much fun in entering a scene by jumping over furniture or grabbing unsuspecting background extras by the legs and pulling them across a field. As far as a dislike, I probably wouldn’t want to be his friend. He’s far too angry for me and I’m sure I am too basic for him.
How will the characters and the dynamic change from 5A to 5B?
Well it takes place a year later, so a lot is different. They are no longer in high school and are trying to live real lives. That can be very difficult. Dating people changes when you are no longer sitting in class with them everyday. It’s a little odd to pass notes to your cubicle partner. Plus, people mature and go off and make whole new friends. It’s a lot harder to keep your core group of people together.
What were your experiences like in high school?
I was always the class clown. I was in the honors program and was the smallest kid in my class. So in order to not get picked on, I had to be funny. I got kicked out of class way too much for “disturbing the peace”. I would play pranks on people like pouring water in their hoodie, so when they put it on they would get soaked. The last time I did that my friend got mad and poured water all over the essay I was writing. I didn’t get the best grade for turning in a soggy paper.
When you’re not acting, what are some other things that you personally like to do?
I’m an adrenaline junkie. I love doing things that scare me. I scuba dive, rock climb, play with tarantulas, fly planes, whatever. I love going through those feelings when I get scared and start thinking “I don’t know if I should do this”, because a lot of people stop at that moment. I always dive into what scares me and I usually never regret it. I’m training myself to not let fear hold me back because to really succeed in acting and life, you need to do what scares you. I’m not fearless, I’m just comfortable feeling uncomfortable.
What’s the most awkward thing or situation you ever been involved in?
I peed my pants one time in elementary school. We were at recess and were joking around a lot. Someone said something really funny and I laughed too hard, if you know what I mean. I was also wearing sweatpants at the time because I wasn’t the most fashionable 11 year old. So to hide what I did, I immediately pretended to fall into a puddle next to me. I went to the nurse to change, and I think I had to wear some baggy basketball shorts that were meant for someone 30 pounds heavier than I was.
Did you learn anything about yourself from your work in this series?
I learned to let things go. I used to hold on and try to do the “perfect take”, but we shoot so fast I may not of gotten exactly what I wanted. That would give me a lot of stress, but now I know I’ll be fine if I am just in the moment with Cole’s thoughts. There are lots of options instead of that one “perfect” one.
What can fans expect from season 5?
I definitely think it’s the best season. All of Matty and Jenna’s dating drama has been boiling up to this point, so fans will finally get to see how they end. Plus, Theo and Cole get into even more chaos and may have some drama of their own.
Do you have any other projects that you have worked on or are currently working on?
I just finished shooting an episode of Adam Ruins Everything on truTV, which was originally a College Humor web series. I also shot a film called The Adventures of Sam Wolf, where I play a blind character. It’s a fantasy/superhero story between two brothers. It was shot in the Northern California Redwoods, so the footage looks amazing!
Thank you for time Monty, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans and our readers?
I just hope you like this season of Awkward as much as I did. It’s my favorite season and a good amount of drama happens! I talk to my fans a lot and if you want to reach out to me I’m @MontyGeer on Instagram and Twitter!
We have all been waiting for this since season 4 of the hit series, The Walking Dead, ended back in March. We patiently waited for any update on what could possibly happen come season 5. We watched The Talking Dead special on July 6, and the Walker University special just to satisfy our TWD craze. Through all that, we were most excited for what happened today at the San Diego Comic Con. To excite us even more, the first official trailer for season 5 was released. It’s mind-blowing and is a trailer worth slowing down to really decipher everything within it. Come October 12, our eyes will be glued to the screen to enjoy every moment of Rick and Co.
Just when you thought it was over. I have one more Degrassi interview left for all of you. I couldn’t let you all celebrate this spring finale tonight without interviewing another individual who seems to be at a crossroads between two guys. Olivia Scriven is Maya Matlin, one of the handful of Sophomores who will play a huge role tonight’s episode.
Jr: Wow where do I begin with Maya. She has been through so much and is only a sophomore. What have you seen in her that has changed from when we first met her back in season 11?
Olivia: Maya has not only gone through the necessary rites of passage that a 13 or 14 year old usually goes through, but she also dealt with issues (such as Cam’s death) that are really going to take a toll on the rest of her life. I think that since freshman year, she has looked at everything way more seriously, and values all her relationships with others. She is much stronger now and I think has way more self-esteem, but she thinks about everything too much, and over analyzes situations. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I don’t think she will ever completely return to that innocent little girl we saw at the beginning.
Jr: Who do you ship Maya with?
Olivia: I don’t know if this is allowed… but I ship Maya with Maya! I think that since the beginning of high school, her decisions have been largely impacted on by the boys surrounding her life, and those decisions haven’t always turned out so well. I think right now, Maya should focus on her individuality before jumping into another relationship.
Jr: What is a story-line you want to see Maya go through?
Olivia: I’d love to see Maya and Grace try to run away or something, and end up like, living in a tent somewhere. That’d be really awesome and weird. It would be a really fun acting duet too, with only two people in a really secluded area.
Sparks Will Fly pt 2 (Premiers Tonight, at 9:00pm ET)
Fireworks begin at Wild Wild West Night when Clare makes her decision known with regards to Drew and Eli. Zoë struggles to stand up for herself. Miles and Zig face off in a showdown for Maya’s heart.
New episodes of Degrassi continue this summer with the remainder of season13.