TWIST just hung out in NYC with G. Hannelius from Dog with a Blog! G. dished about her role as Avery, her music career, and her nail art! Check out our exclusive convo and video below!
TWIST: What was the highlight of this season of Dog with a Blog for you? G. Hannelius: Every single episode was such an experience. My cast is so amazing and we all love each other so the whole season was a highlight. It was a blast going to work every day.
TWIST: What's your relationship like with Blake Michael? GH: It's really fun. Me and Blake and Francesca [Capaldi] have a blast together on-and-off set and we really like hanging out together. Everyone's like a family.
TWIST: Dogs are a crucial part of the show and you've been in more than one show with dogs. Do you like dogs? GH: I love dogs! I actually do a bunch of the Buddy movies where I play a dog's voice, so it's a little different. These dog TV shows and movies just come to me!
TWIST: How does Avery compare to some of your favorite Disney roles in the past? GH: She's definitely different. I played some sassier characters in Sonny With A Chance and Good Luck Charlie. Then Den Brother was a sweeter character. Avery is a mix -- she's very smart and she's a good inspiration for girls as well.
TWIST: Would you say she's your favorite? GH: I think so. I work with her almost every day. I'm working on her and she's definitely a fun character to play.
TWIST: Where would you like to see her go in the future? GH: Right now I think she's just growing as a character. The writers are always throwing in fun surprises and things she's trying to do. But she always stays true to herself, which I love.
TWIST: You've been getting into music lately. Is that something you hope to do more of in the future? GH: I hope so! I have five songs out on iTunes right now. I love writing songs, so I always try to incorporate that. I'm hoping to have something else come along with that, but I just keep writing songs and keep putting them out there.
TWIST: What inspires your songs? GH: It can be from when I'm walking the dogs with my mom, or riding my bike, or in the shower, and something comes into my mind, and I'm like "Oh, I'm gonna write this down!" Then it just comes out. Sometimes when I can't sleep at night I'll write a song instead of reading a book.
TWIST: You have a YouTube channel dedicated to nail art. Do you have any advice on how to get started? GH: I have tutorials on YouTube right now -- G by G Nail Art. I watch tutorials on YouTube and that's how I started doing it. It's as simple as sitting down with a toothpick. You don't have to have all the professional tools and whatnot. Sit down with nail polish and a toothpick and draw out a design. It's really just like drawing on paper. I think practice definitely makes perfect, with that especially.
TWIST: Is there anything else you want to share with our readers? GH: I just want them to look forward to all of the episodes coming up because we had this big holiday break where episodes didn't play, and now they're going to start up. They're going to be regular - Sundays at 8/7 central on Disney Channel. I can't wait for them to see all of these upcoming episodes because I've been anxiously waiting for everyone to see it. There are some really good ones coming up!