Whatever it takes! Degrassi: The Next Generation launched the careers of Drake (Real title: Aubrey Graham), Nina Dobrev, Shenae Grimes and extra, however some followers will at all times see the actors and actresses as their iconic characters.
Degrassi: The Next Generation, the fourth instatement of the Degrassi franchise, premiered in 2001. The sequence initially centered on Degrassi Junior High character Spike’s (Amanda Stepto) daughter Emma Nelson (Miriam McDonald).
After a decade, Degrassi: The Next Generation was identified merely as Degrassi for seasons 10 by way of 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 choose up Degrassi: Next Class for a fifth season.
While a number of authentic forged 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 happened 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 performing happening in that video,” Epstein, who performed Craig Manning, instructed Variety about the shoot in 2018. “It was really a reunion of nice associates who hadn’t seen one another in years. Drake’s staff and [director] Because [Evans] did a implausible job of orchestrating the entire thing.”
McDonald famous to the outlet that the shoot was emotional.
“We laughed; we cried; we had one of the best time,” the actress stated. “I’m so happy with how far every of us got here from once we first walked these hallways 17 years in the past.”
Collins, who performed Paige Michaelchuk, added that it was the “greatest evening.”
“It was the reunion we’ve at all times needed, and we had been thrilled to do it with our previous pal,” she instructed Variety. “Thank you Aubrey, and thanks to the unbelievably devoted followers of our present.”
Degrassi made headlines in February 2021 after Cassie Steele recreated one in all Manny Santos’ iconic appears to be like — the notorious low-rise denims with the intense 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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