Known for playing the hilarious, over-the-top character of Fred Figglehorn, the super sweet Lucas Cruikshank chatted with J-14 about his movie Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred, now available on DVD, and his animated web series. And we even got him to spill some big news about where you can see Fred soon: every week on Nickelodeon, beginning February 20! Read on for the inside scoop and be sure to click "Read More" to see a special bonus clip from the Fred 2 DVD!
J-14: What was your favorite part about shooting Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred?
Lucas Cruikshank: We did a scene where we were in a wrestling match at a WWE event -- and we actually filmed it during the live event! We just filmed during the commercials. So, there were thousands of people in this arena and they were all freaking out because John Cena was there. It was so much fun!
J-14: And you got to work with Ariel Winter and Daniella Monet! What was that like?
Lucas: It was my first time working with both of those cast members -- everyone else had been there for the first Fred movie. It was super cool working with Ariel because I love her show Modern Family. It's actually my favorite show!
J-14: Will we be seeing more Fred in the future?
Lucas: Well Fred: The Show on Nickelodeon is premiering on February 20. Fred is going to be having a little TV show until Fred 3 comes out. I'm excited for that to air -- there will be weekly episodes and everything!
J-14: And you also have a new YouTube show -- "It's Fred" -- now too! You're so busy!
Lucas: Well, that's an animation series we have on YouTube -- it's Fred in animation form! We worked with the people who did Rugrats and I think it turned out pretty good. There's a lot going on with Fred, it's crazy!
J-14: Time to spill! What's something that people would be surprised to know about you?
Lucas: Usually people think I'm all crazy and outgoing because of the Fred character, but really if I go to a place where I don't know that many people, I can get kind of quiet!
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