Degrassi is a Canadian teen drama franchise that premiered in 1979. Originally created by Linda Schuyler & Kit Hood, Degrassi is a international iconic brand known for telling stories about young people in an honest and authentic way. Over the past 35+ years, Degrassi has been around in various incarnations including The Kids of Degrassi St. (1979 - 1986), Degrassi Junior High (1987 - 1989), Degrassi High (1989 - 1991), Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001 - 2010), Degrassi (2010 - 2015), and Degrassi: Next Class (Coming in 2016). Despite changes in culture and technology over the past 35 years, this little Canadian teen drama has continued to touch the hearts of thousands of kids (and adults!) around the world. In the words of Executive Producer Linda Schuyler:
Degrassi is fearless in its storytelling. If young people are discussing an issue in the schoolyard, at the mall or on the Net, then is it a subject matter fit for Degrassi.
Degrassi Online continues to bring you exclusive interviews with the cast of Degrassi!
Today we have the 2nd part of our interview with Chloe Rose, Sam Earle, and Annie Clark. Continuing from our discussion in part 1 of the interview, we asked the Degrassi stars about the weirdest thing they’ve ever seen about themselves on the internet and their summer plans.
Check back this Friday when we post another interview with the cast of Degrassi!
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Throughout the summer season, Degrassi Online will be bringing you exclusive interviews with the cast of Degrassi. We will be posting 2 new interviews per week (every Monday and Friday).
This week we have an interview with Chloe Rose, Sam Earle, and Annie Clark who we were fortunate enough to talk to at the season 12 premiere. In the first part of the interview, Chloe, Sam and Annie talk about how much they know about the Degrassi fandom and how often they search themselves on Tumblr!
Check back on Monday when we will post the 2nd part of this interview. What is the weirdest thing Chloe, Sam and Annie have seen about themselves on the internet? Yes, they do in fact answer this question!
Watch Degrassi Mondays – Thursdays at 10pm on Much Music!
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.
The GLAAD Media Awards took place in San Francisco this past weekend, and a few of our Degrassians were in attendance. Degrassi cast members Annie Clark and Jordan Todosey were there, along with Degrassi co-creator and executive producer Linda Schuyler. All three of them looked stunning as they posed for photos on the red carpet. During the ceremony, Degrassi lost the Outstanding Drama Series award to Grey’s Anatomy. Nonetheless, it’s clear that the entire Degrassi community has a lot to be proud of.
Check out photos of Annie, Jordy, and Linda in our gallery!
Degrassi stars Cassie Steele and Annie Clark were both at the Juno Awards last night in Ottawa. They were there to present the Dance Recording of the Year award along with Francois Arnaud from The Borgias. Annie looked adorable in this neon pink strapless dress, while Cassie chose a revealing leather number that I’m sure turned a lot of heads. Check out more pictures from the event in our gallery!
In light of Fiona’s storyline tonight, TeenNick has posted a new interview with Annie Clark. While Annie was in LA last month, she talked to TeenNick’s blogger Lisa about playing Fiona, her celebrity crush, Fiona’s upcoming storylines, and getting her driver’s license.
Most Degrassi fans would agree that Fiona’s alcoholism storyline has been a highlight from the past few seasons. In this interview, Annie explained how Fiona is still dealing with her addiction. “She’s still struggling with the whole drinking thing,” Annie said. “That’s one of my favorite things that the writers did with my storyline, because it wasn’t just like “oh, for these four episodes, she’s going to have a drinking problem.” It’s something she’s been struggling with for like two seasons. It’s consistent.”
Annie also discusses the writer’s decision to keep Fiona back a year: “That’s the only circumstance where you tell people you’re failing and they’re like “Congratulations!” We also joke that like, if you get a problem on the show, it’s like “Congratulations, you’re going to have so many storylines!” Like, you want to get an STI or something.”
Melinda Shankar, Annie Clark, and Jessica Tyler have graced the cover of Faze Magazine this month! The Degrassi girls are interviewed in the Canadian teen magazine, and they also model some gorgeous dresses. Don’t they look fantastic?
Xtra has posted a new interview with Annie Clark and Jordan Todosey discussing the LGBT storylines on Degrassi and their characters.
In the interview, they talk about the fan reaction to both Adam and Fiona’s storyline. And when asked about the recent controversy involving Ontario Catholic Schools trying to ban GSA’s, Annie and Jordan can’t believe that in this day and age this would still be an issue (we agree!!).
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!
Check out a few pictures from the Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala last night in Toronto. Annie Clark and Munro Chambers were both presenting at the ceremony. They both looked stunning on the red carpet! Munro wore a classic suit & tie, while Annie took a risk with this long, flowy number.