The final season of Hannah Montana, Hannah Montana Forever, kicks off tomorrow, July 11, and J-14 is counting down the days. Each day we will post a new Q&A with one of its stars. So far we've posted Q&As with Emily Osment and Moises Arias. Now it's time to see what Jason Earles, who played Miley's brother Jackson, has to say about the big farewell.
J-14: What were your first impressions of your castmates? Were you wrong about them? Jason: I was pretty intimidated at first. I wasn't exactly sure how I fit into things, because Miley was Billy Ray's daughter and they had this great buddy rapport. I really wanted to be a part of that, and I wasn't sure how to inject myself into that. Luckily for me, they were very open and willing to adopt me as an honorary family member. I would go stay the night at their house during the season so I wouldn't have to drive all the way home after rehearsals. They really took me in and made me feel welcome.
J-14: Who is the funniest person on set? Jason: It would either be Miley or myself as far as cracking people up. We're the two that probably stray the most from the script and tend to get a little silly while we're shooting. Sometimes it works really well and it's really funny. Other times we crash and burn, which is also funny in it's own way.
J-14: What's been your most embarrassing moment on the set? Jason: This is my all time favorite story. I love to play this game with Miley, it's called "The Gas and Go." If we're doing a scene and she's standing there and I know she has to go there, I get to there before her and fart. That way, she can't avoid it. She has to go there. That's where the blocking is. So we did an episode with Vickie Lawrence where we ruined her car, and we got her car back and she was all excited about it. I tried to play the game with Miley. I farted in the car. Then Vickie Lawrence goes "Oh, I love that new car smell." She went right into the danger zone. It was bad enough that we actually had to stop the taping. It was really embarrassing. I really didn't do a good thing that day. That was bad.
J-14: What's coming up for Jackson this season?
Jason: I have to say I'm very excited about the fact that Jackson finally has a girlfriend that lasts longer than one episode. I somehow managed to not mess it up to the point that she hits me over the head with a frying pan and leaves. So that's the big thing for Jackson. Sienna is the character's name, and she's played by Tammin Sursok, an Australian actress, who's really, really talented. She fits right in. She's willing to be goofy and do all of the silly things that we ask her to do here on the show.
J-14: After the TV show is over, what's next for you in your career? Jason: I see a couple of weeks of crying in my future. Don't be surprised if I ring the doorbell and I'm the guy delivering your pizza -- that's a distinct possibility. In a perfect world, I would love to find a group of like minded people and do funny stuff. The example I always use is like how Judd Apatow uses the same group of guys. Whether it was TV or movies or whatever, I would love to do something like that.
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