I normally don’t get overly excited about too many things, just fast cars, food, and Disney Channel programming. And, this month after the premier of Descendants on July 31st a new show will arise. Sounds corny, sorry. I am pretty excited about the continuation of Disney Channel’s show Jesse in the form of BUNK’D.
Cast of BUNK’D on Disney Channel
Emma, Ravi, and Zuri Ross head off to a rustic summer camp in Maine, where their parents met as teens. Along with their new friends, the trio tries their best to settle into their exciting new lives at Camp Kikiwaka.
During our visit to LA, we stopped by the set and were able to visit with the up and coming Disney Bunk’d cast.
Q & A and Meet and Greet of the Cast of BUNK’D
Our group was able to visit with Bunk’D actors Skai Jackson (Zuri) Nina Lu (Tiffany) and Nathan Arenas (Jorge) first.
Been to summer camp before?
Skai and Nathan – No
Nina – Science camp, a bunch of camps, but mostly science where they would sit and study poop on the ground when they came across it Looking forward to attending a summer camp after being on the show.
Nathan – I would never go to camp. I would miss everyone.
How much does real personality play into a character from Bunk’d?
Skai – similar, real sassy sometimes; Zuri loves bright colors, I don’t; sassiness is main thing
Nina – character is an exaggerated version of myself
Nathan – we’re not really alike, he wants to read books and draw whereas Jorge wants to go to the lake and jump; character is messy, he is more neat and shy
watch tv differently?
Nathan – kinda weird thinking you are working with the people you see on tv; it’s awesome
Nina – sees them from a different point of view than before
After those awesome Camp Kikiwaka cast members, we sat and talked with the super talented Kevin Quinn (Xander) and Karan Brar (Ravi).
Have you gone camping?
Karan – in 5th grade, I went to camp for 3 days; fell in love with it; freezing cold (in Seattle where he grew up) but best experience; but this is a fake rendition of it but very fun
Kevin – it feels like a real camp here at camp Kikiwaka; went to camp for 3 years, 2 weeks at a time; Wisconsin; fun experience; taught him independence and how to be himself; it was important for him to get out and learn to be away from his parents
Karan – meet people from all kinds of areas and backgrounds; people on show are diverse so they are bringing together different cultures; they are from a penthouse in NYC; Lou is from a farm
Kevin – he and Lou grew up together (in show) and are local to the rural area of Maine near the camp and have attended together since they were young
Karan – I think my accent is terrible. I think I do it so badly. My parents are actually from India… but I am a first-generation American. Learned from an “Italian guy in Burbank.” Uses accent all the time. Kids freak out when they meet him and he doesn’t have the accent.
Finally, we spent the most time with the dynamic duo, Peyton List (Emma) and Miranda May (Lou) from the cast of BUNK’D.
How do you like being on the set?
Peyton – having so much fun, 5th episode; feel like we’ve already known each other for so long
Miranda – being in a different environment that hasn’t been seen before has been really fun for us;
Were you excited to continue role as Emma?
Peyton – it was choice; I was really excited to play the same character; she is not exactly the same; she has been humbled since arriving at camp Kikiwaka; excited to be able to play this new side of Emma; Lou has helped humble her
Miranda – I am more of the country side and I have to bring the city girl down a few notches [Are you a country girl like your character?] Yes, I grew up in the country of Ohio, so to bring out that country side of me has been so fun! I love all of that stuff; has a prize steer at home a that carries over into the show (named Stan);
Peyton – no but always wanted to go; have to complain about bugs and humidity but they’re not really experiencing it
Miranda – Day camp; fun camp experience without the BUNK’D experience
Spend a lot of time together off the set?
Yes! have sleepovers at least once a week; didn’t know each other before the show; didn’t think they were going to be friends; actually born on the same day; we really clicked being part of the Disney Bunk’d cast.