Interview: Degrassi Cast with the Huffington Post

The Huffington Post Canada recently got the chance to interview several cast members from Degrassi including Munro Chambers, Alicia Josipovic, Alex Steele, Annie Clark, and Christine Prosperi. They talked about what we can look forward to in season 12, and some of the questions even came directly from the fans!

The Huffington Post has posted several video clips from the interview online. You can watch each clip on HuffingtonPost.ca.


Interview: Alex Steele with the Toronto Sun

The countdown to season 12 is on! With only one more week before the highly anticipated season premiere, I think we can expect a lot of cast interviews coming out the next few days.

One of those interviews is with fan favourite Alex Steele, who recently did an interview with the Toronto Sun. In the interview, Alex talks about her Degrassi past as Angela Jeremiah and how she got back into acting again.

On returning to the show after her last episode in 2006, Alex said: “It’s a little strange to look back and think I was a totally different character, just, like, eating cake and having an older brother, and now I’m actually part of the cast at Degrassi, dealing with my own problems.

We can’t wait to see what happens to Tori this season! Read the full article on TorontoSun.com.


“Party With Degrassi” Screening and M&G – Montclair, NJ – 2/18/12

Hey all! Degrassi Dish aka Bianca here reporting exclusively for Degrassi Online on the FABULOUS “Party With Degrassi” event at Montclair, New Jersey. Being a person who is NO stranger to TeenNick (or The-N for you old-schoolers), I knew right off the bat that an event like this was going to blow my expectations out of the water and it truly did just that.

I was lucky enough to snag a few VIP passes through my job who deals directly with Nickelodeon and TeenNick. This meant no crowds, no lines, and an exclusive meet and greet with the cast before the screen and Q&A. When we arrived we were directed to our parking spot right outside of the theater. We came close to hitting a few fangirls (SORRY!) as the line was right along the sidewalk where we parked. Inside the theater was DECKED out to the NINES. They had various booths where you could create your own Degrassi-ified t-shirts, spin a wheel to win prizes, and a digital green screen to take pictures. They had free popcorn, pretzels, candy and even “mocktails” named after your favorite Degrassi character – I tried the “Eclare on the Rocks”myself.

After taking the entire theater in and it was time to wait on line to meet the cast. We were second in line behind another VIP via Nickelodeon and in front of the Radio Winners who were needless to say enthusiastic! That’s where I met Shanene who is Mindy’s new best friend. :) We were taken backstage and THERE they WERE, sitting in a row ready to do some meeting and greeting. After I had a mini-heart attack it was my turn to meet them and let me tell you they were some of the SWEETEST most down to EARTH people you have ever met. Usually I’m a complete wreck when meeting celebrities, and yes I’ll admit I was nervous, but when you’re greeted with such kindness that type of nervousness just goes away and normal conversation goes on. Luckily since I was one of the first to meet them I had a bit of extra time to chat. Told them how much I love the show and how much their work is so appreciated. The best part was that I had time to explain to them who I was and the twitter I run as well as Erin’s new site re-launch of Degrassi-Online.com. What blew my mind was that they knew who I was and what Degrassi Talks was.

After meeting them we were taken to our seats where we waited for the show to start. Before the screening they brought out the cast for a little intro and then the show began. Opinions about the show.. let’s just say we’ll save that for a Degrassi Talks. After they brought back the cast out for Q&A. I will leave the video to explain how THAT went down. Just a few highlights: Blart, Lord of the Rings, Jahmil dancing, Munro “take off your pants”, and Mindy’s 20th birthday cake!

It was a great day and very reminiscent of the Ultimate Degrassi Party back in 2006 (holy moley 2006?!??!). We were just glad we could have been apart of it and very thankful for TeenNick for hosting such a well organized and free event for the fans. Goes to show how passionate the US fans are and that we are out there in VERY large numbers. I can’t WAIT to do it again.

Check out my 2 part video of the entire Q&A portion as well as all the pictures I took in the gallery!


Alex Steele Returns to Degrassi

The rumours are true! Cassie Steele’s sister Alex Steele, who played Angela Jeremiah in early seasons of Degrassi: TNG is returning to Degrassi in season 11. However, she will be playing a new character named Tori.

For years, Degrassi fans have been discussing the idea of Alex returning to Degrassi (she is now 16 years old). But most people assumed that she would reprise her role as Joey Jeremiah’s daughter. A major problem, of course, was the fact that Pat Mastroianni was unlikely to return to the show. Now that Alex will be playing a new character, that problem has been avoided.

Tori’s parents have indulged her every whim with a stream of dance lessons, kid modeling jobs, and beauty pageants. Having never heard ‘no’ … Tori enters grade nine believing she’s the best at everything, according to Entertainment Weekly.

What do you think about Alex`s return to Degrassi? Are you disappointed she wont be playing Angie?