TWIST chatted with Matthew Knight (Ethan), Vanessa Morgan (Sarah) and Atticus Dean Mitchell (Benny) from My Babysitter's a Vampire! They dished about the show and their characters. Check out our interview below!
TWIST: Could you tell us a little bit about My Babysitter's A Vampire? Matthew: It's a mix between horror, comedy and family drama, and follows the story of Ethan, Benny and Sarah, the trials of high school and the obstacles they have to face with the supernatural elements that arrive in White Chapel.
Atticus: It's essentially a high school comedy with supernatural things kind of as the cherry on top. It's a rather large cherry, but a cherry nonetheless! We deal with crushes, different relationships between different characters and then on top of all that, 'Oh look! There's a pack of zombies walking in!' or 'Oh look! There's a werewolf hidden there!'
TWIST: Can tell us about your characters? Vanessa: My character Sarah wants to be a normal girl and enjoy high school and be able to grow old. Her dreams come crashing down when her ex-boyfriend, who turns out to be a vampire, bites her against her will. She doesn't know what to do, because everything she hoped for in life can't happen any more because she's going to stay seventeen forever. She's dealing with that and trying to find a cure and battling the vampires and supernatural beings with her two best friends: Ethan and Benny.
Matthew: Ethan's very strong willed and very kindhearted, always trying to find the best solution for everybody involved, do the right thing and be the bigger person. He tries to stay away from anything that might get him in too much trouble, but when the supernatural elements come around you just got step up to what is facing you. He's kind of the grounding, centripetal force for the whole group. He keeps everyone on board and on task.
Atticus: Benny is Ethan's best friend. He's, for better or worse, the comedic relief along with Cameron Kennedy, who plays Rory. He's kind of a third wheel when it comes to the trio. Benny knows that Ethan has a crush on Sarah, so he's always trying to help with that. He's always looking out for Ethan, even if it means he loses some of his own smarts and sanity along the way. He's the cause of most problems, but many times he's also the cause of the solution.
TWIST: In one sentence, why should TWIST readers tune into your show? Atticus: Twilight but funnier!
Matthew: Twilight with geeks, other supernatural stuff, girls in high school, freaks, and lots of funny looks at different situations.
Vanessa: No parents. No rules. No Pulse.
TWIST: What's it like on set? Atticus: It's a lot of fun. Everyone's easy going. We joke around a lot with one another. Of course, when it gets late, the giggles start to set in, but luckily everyone keeps enough composure to get through the day. The crew and all the writers and producers are all very supportive and everyone gets along famously.
TWIST: What's next for you? Atticus: Diving right into auditions and whatever I can possibly do to keep this job going, but first I'm going to buy a good old fashioned video game, sit down and have some time to myself.
Vanessa: I'm going to head back home to Ottawa and relax with my family, head back to school and hang out with my friends. After that I'll get back on the auditioning wagon and start doing some things I have lined up.
Matthew: I've got a Chinese animated film called Bunny Fu that they're dubbing in English. It's pretty endearing so I thought I'd try it out. I've never done dubbing before so we'll see how it goes.
Photo: Courtesy of Teletoon