Degrassi actors dating
kids may have graduated, but they still are close pals!
Lauren Collins, Shane Kippel, and Jake Epstein reunited on Monday, June 29, giving fans a thrill — and a sneak peek for what's to come! (Racing to post this before @shaneykipps does...) #DEGRASSI," Collins, 28, quipped via Instagram.
We’re not supposed to ride horses, I don’t think, while we’re contracted for the show. I really miss them and I want to start riding again. The opportunity came up and I ended up going to LA for the hiatus. When I went back for season 13, they were like, “Oh, you’re going to have to dye it back.” I was like, “Okay, yeah, sure, I’ll like make an appointment with my stylist.” But I knew if I went in to the read through and they saw it on me, I was like, “They’ll probably get it and they’ll like it.” I was just hoping that was the case. I said I was either going to go platinum blonde or jet black.
I think it’s a safety thing, but we just finished filming this season so I really want to get back to it. I went platinum blonde first, which I’m glad I did.
Brogren, now a producer and director on Degrassi: Next Class, lamented the passing of Neil Hope. He added that if you mention “old Degrassi,” most kids think you are talking about the 2001-era Next Generation episodes with Drake or Shenae Grimes. I was sitting downstairs watching a music video and the idea just dropped into my head.I had a call back and then I heard two days after the call back that I’d booked it! All I remember about the audition scene was I was complaining about the cafeteria. I don’t really remember the character description or what they had him named before. That it was for that character, but I couldn’t tell just from the character description or from what I remember. It’s just kind of natural progression that I hopped on a horse and just have always known how to ride. I didn’t even realize how lucky I was to be able to ride horses and have so many. It was my choice but I kind of made it seem like it was their choice so I could keep it.We discussed Degrassi’s move to Netflix, Triles, horseback riding and space. When I booked Degrassi and everything that I’ve booked before then, that’s just been completely through auditioning and some luck, I guess. ” I was like, “Oh sure, I’ve never done one before. ” I was like, “Yeah, I am.” I couldn’t say no at that point, that would be embarrassing. It was four months later that I had the audition for Tristan. I don’t even remember a time where I couldn’t ride a horse or didn’t know how. I like it and people seem to comment on it that they like it too so I think I might keep it. I ran upstairs and said to my mom, “I want to be a singer.” Then I went to sleep, woke up the next morning and was like, “Never mind, I want to be an actor.” (laughs). I was ten years old and I remember the moment it just popped into my head randomly. I did some other little kid shows, and then I was like, “Okay voice acting’s fine, but I don’t really want to audition for voice acting anymore because I keep booking them and that’s great, but I want to do live action.”I had actually auditioned for a different character months before. I told a lot of my friends about it when I was doing horse shows at horse camp. I made my theme a galaxy and I was platinum blonde so it made sense to call it Platinum Galaxy.