Whatever it takes! Degrassi: The Next Generation launched the careers of Drake (Real identify: Aubrey Graham), Nina Dobrev, Shenae Grimes and extra, however some followers will all the time see the actors and actresses as their iconic characters.
Degrassi: The Next Generation, the fourth instatement of the Degrassi franchise, premiered in 2001. The collection initially centered on Degrassi Junior High character Spike’s (Amanda Stepto) daughter Emma Nelson (Miriam McDonald).
After a decade, Degrassi: The Next Generation was recognized merely as Degrassi for seasons 10 via 14. After the teenager drama wrapped in 2015, Netflix picked up the present for a brand new installment, Degrassi: Next Class. The Netflix model of the present ran for 4 seasons, however the streaming service has but to select up Degrassi: Next Class for a fifth season.
While a number of authentic cast members, together with McDonald, Shane Kippel, Sarah Barrable-Tishauer, Lauren Collins, Jake Epstein and Adamo Ruggiero, returned for a season 2 episode of Degrassi: Next Class in 2016, maybe the larger reunion passed off on the set of Drake’s 2018 music video, “I’m Upset.” The video featured greater than 20 cameos from the present.
“There was no acting going on in that video,” Epstein, who performed Craig Manning, advised Variety in regards to the shoot in 2018. “It was truly a reunion of great friends who hadn’t seen each other in years. Drake’s team and [director] Karena [Evans] did a fantastic job of orchestrating the whole thing.”
McDonald famous to the outlet that the shoot was emotional.
“We laughed; we cried; we had the best time,” the actress mentioned. “I am so proud of how far each of us came from when we first walked those hallways 17 years ago.”
Collins, who performed Paige Michaelchuk, added that it was the “best night.”
“It was the reunion we’ve always wanted, and we were thrilled to do it with our old friend,” she advised Variety. “Thank you Aubrey, and thank you to the unbelievably dedicated fans of our show.”
Degrassi made headlines in February 2021 after Cassie Steele recreated certainly one of Manny Santos’ iconic appears — the notorious low-rise denims with the brilliant blue thong — as a part of the “Buss It” problem on TikTok.
After Steele shared the video to Instagram, Drake commented, “Fit is museum worthy tbh Santos.”
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