Hey J-14 readers! We know you're all heartbroken to hear that your favorite Nickelodeon show, Victorious, is now airing it's fourth (and final!) season. We feel your pain, but in celebration of the final episodes, we hung out with Liz Gillies (who plays Jade) to get the scoop on her final days with her cast members, the newest Victorious soundtrack, and the one item she simply had to have when filming ended! Check it out below!
J-14: The final episodes of 'Victorious' are set to air early next year. How do you feel about the end of the era?
Liz Gillies: I'm very sad. It's more upsetting that I'm not going to see everyone because we were such good friends, but it's also sad that we won't get to play those characters anymore. Though who knows what the future has in store! I'm really close with everyone, but I think Ariana [Grande] and I have the longest standing friendship - but I have a very special relationship with the entire cast!
J-14: When you left the 'Victorious' set for the final time, did you take anything with you?
Liz Gillies: A lot of clothes! They were very important to me. I took Jade's most iconic, little things. I took my spiky boots, and I took my cuff that says Jaded that I had during the pilot. I'm glad they let me take that.
J-14: Tell us about the new 'Victorious' soundtrack that just came out!
Liz Gillies: The new soundtrack just came out and it's great! There's a song on it that I wrote in an episode that hasn't aired yet - Tori Fixes Beck and Jade - and it's a song I wrote three or four years ago when we had just wrapped the first season of 'Victorious.' I wrote it for Jade in her perspective and had a whole story in my mind for it. I sent it to Dan and was like, "Oh, here's a little song I wrote. Let me know what you think." He's like, "I really like it." Then he surprised me this year in season four and said that they would be using it in the show! The fans are going to die because they were so upset when we broke up, so they're going to love it.
J-14: So what's up next for you?
Liz Gillies: I have a couple things in development that I've been working on. I've been writing music and working on my album.
J-14: Tell us more about your album. What kind of music can we expect from it?
Liz Gillies: I'm kind of just playing around and trying to find my own sound. I know what I like and so that's been helpful, but I've been writing a lot and with different writers and just exploring the different elements of my voice and incorporating different styles of music. Right now it's leaning towards a singer/songwriter kind of alternative rock type of thing.
Photo Credit: Laura Knipping/J-14 Magazine
By: Nicole Mulvaney