Henry Danger heartthrob Jace Norman may be the face of Nickelodeon now, but there was a time when the actor was just a kid at an audition with big dreams of snagging a role.
In a recent interview with NKD magazine, Jace opened up about what it was like leading up to being cast as Henry in the hit comedy series. Turns out, he really didn't know a whole lot when he went into it.
“I was auditioning for all the Nickelodeon stuff and then there this Dan Schneider project, and I didn’t know who he was at the time,” Jace said about the guy who created some of the most iconic Nick shows like Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, iCarly, Victorious, Sam & Cat and Game Shakers.
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“I looked him up and was like, ‘Oh wow, he made all my favorite shows growing up.’ He created all of the Nickelodeon shows basically, like Zoey 101, Drake and Josh, and iCarly," Jace spilled.
As for what exactly Dan looking for in his audition, Jace still has no clue. However, he does remember the role he had to portray.
“I don’t know if he just sees if you have comedic timing or what, but it’s this weird sketch where you play a character called Alex, who’s auditioning for a part. The character plays different characters," the Nickelodeon cutie revealed.
So what as it like finally finding out that he was cast as Henry in Henry Danger?! Well, it's actually little more complicated. You see, the show was originally named something totally different.
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“I knew I was one of the leads, but I didn’t know I was playing Henry, it was called like, Marve Mars, and I played David,” he confessed. “I think people did that so we couldn’t tell what was going on. I was like, ‘Oh, I’m Henry of Henry Danger’ when I got the script.”
Woah, wait – Henry wasn't even going to be the name of Jace's character?! Can you imagine how different the show would be? We're glad it all played out the way it did, as we can't imagine our lives without Henry Danger.
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This story originally appeared on our sister site, Twist magazine.