Elizabeth Gillies plays Jade West on Victorious and recently gave J-14 the inside scoop her famous cast, pranks on the set, and what it's really like to play the mean girl!

J-14: How are you similar and different from your character?
Elizabeth Gillies:
Although I'm definitely not as mean as Jade, I do see a bit of myself in her. We're both very strong and we have a very similar sense of humor. I also LOVE her rocker chic style.

J-14: Have you pulled any pranks on your fellow cast members or have they pulled any on you?
: Dan Schneider, the creator of the show, is a huge prankster. When we were filming the main titles, he had Daniella (Trina) and I secretly scare Ariana (Cat) in the middle of a scene without her knowing. She got so scared that she screamed and fell on the ground! Everyone on set was laughing.

J-14: What is the best part about playing Jade?
It's fun to play the antagonist! She's always stirring something up, but then she can have these moments where she's totally vulnerable and totally sweet, so I never know what's coming with her. She's so unpredictable. It's a lot of fun for me.

J-14: What are Victoria Justice and Avan Jogia like?
It's wonderful! The two of them are really, really good friends, so it's nice to see them always chilling and hanging out. We're always with each other 24/7, playing music and hanging out! Vic is super sweet and Avan's a wonderful boyfriend on set! In the show, in the show! We're not dating by any means!

J-14: What's your favorite memory with Victoria?
In one of the first episodes we shot, Victoria and I had to do a scene where we were dancing while scraping all kinds of gross old food off of the walls. It was supposed to look like a food fight had just happened. Well, a few hours into filming the scene, we were completely covered in old refried beans, spaghetti, mashed potates, etc. It was SO disgusting, but we still had a great time. It was definitely an experience that neither of us will ever forget.

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