I’m a huge fan of Karan Brar for many reasons. He is actually from the same city that my kids are from so it gives me hope that they will be successful in perusing an acting career as well. (As long as that’s what they want to do and they are having fun doing it) With that being said, I love seeing his career change and had been thinking for a while now that Jessie had to be near it’s end. Anyone watching Jessie could see that these kids were all getting taller and looking older as well. So it’s super exciting to see a spinoff of Jessie…..Bunk’d.
It was also super exciting to get to meet him and talk about his experiences as an actor.
Bunk’d is about the Ross kids at summer camp. Here is the Official Description About BUNK’D
Emma (Peyton List), Ravi (Karan Brar), and Zuri Ross (Skai Jackson) have left their New York penthouse for a summer at Maine’s rustic Camp Kikiwaka, where their parents met as teenagers. Now CITs (Counselors In Training), they must learn the ropes from the overly cheerful head counselor Lou and the camp heartthrob, Xander. Zuri makes new friends with two younger campers, the uptight Tiffany and compulsive fibber Jorge. The camp’s owner is Gladys and she’s even scarier than the legendary creature that’s rumored to stalk the grounds, and with help of her sneaky niece Hazel, she’s out to get the Ross kids because of her decades-old rivalry with their mom. Along with their new friends, Emma, Ravi and Zuri adapt to their new “home away from home” and settle into their exciting new lives at Camp Kikiwaka. Luke wasn’t able to go to camp because he has to go to summer school, but the truth is the actor has his own show, The Gamers Guide to Practically Everything playing on Disney XD.
I was fortunate enough to visit the set and talk to all the main characters of the new show. They are all so cute, smart and humble, I loved chatting with all of them as they talked about different aspects of being child actors on a fun TV series.
Peyton was asked about how school work goes during the day. She said that they do a scene, run upstairs do some school in between takes and then run back down stairs. She said they get done with school work pretty quickly.
It looks like these actors are having such fun working together. And it’s going to be fun watching how their characters change having to be at camp and not in their luxurious penthouse.
The younger kids are the ones that I think are super cute.
In the first episode I saw how each one of their characters are developed. Nina Lu and Nathan Arenas seem super excited to be joining this team of actors and Nathan had me laughing right away. Miranda May talked about how she would love to start a new fashion line for curvy girls and I loved her passion behind it.
And my favorite quote was from Karan. You do not have to sell everything and move to LA to become a successful actor. Start in your own pond and develop your skills and you will succeed. He is a firm believer in that and that makes me admire him even more for spreading such great advice. All of these actors are super talented and I love seeing their success.
Here are more photos from the day:
And just a few more from my camera: