TWIST just got off the phone with Victory Van Tuyl from Marvin Marvin! She dished about her character Teri, her friendships with the cast, and her fave behind-the-scenes memory. Check out our exclusive convo below, and catch Victory and the rest of the cast in tonight's new episode of Marvin Marvin at 8:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon!
TWIST: We're really excited about Marvin Marvin over here. Could you tell us about your character, Teri?
Victory Van Tuyl: Well Teri is the sister of Marvin. Of course they're not actually related, but she's his human sister. She's a freshman in high school and she's fourteen years old. At first she's very embarrassed by Marvin and some of his antics. They're in the same class, the same grade, so he does some things at school and with her friends that kind of embarrass her, but at the end of the day she's really, really loyal to him, and she's saved him on multiple occasions and stands up for him. It's like any sibling relationship; sometimes you get on each other's nerves, but at the end of the day she really does love him.
TWIST: How are you similar to or different from Teri?
VVT: We're very similar because Teri is a huge perfectionist. She's really Type A and likes things in a certain order and I'm the exact same way. I'm a Virgo, and Virgos are notoriously like that. I think one of the ways we could be different is that if I had an alien brother I'd probably cut him a little more slack than she does, but she tries her best.
TWIST: Why should TWIST readers definitely check out Marvin Marvin?
VVT: You should definitely check out Marvin Marvin because it's super funny. Even though it's about something that's kind of unusual, he gets all of us into tons of situations that people can relate to in day-to-day life. I think that a lot of teen girls, and even guys, can go through high school and kind of feel like an alien themselves sometimes - like they're not sure where they fit in.
TWIST: Can you tell us what the vibe is like on set?
VVT: Oh my gosh, it's so much fun! The crew is amazing. They work so hard. They're there for 12 and 14 hours a day sometimes, and they're just the nicest people. The cast gets along so well. We've all actually become really, really good friends, and every time we're not filming we're always in one of our dressing rooms hanging out together. Even if we're not filming, we'll be texting, or some of us will hang out on hiatuses and stuff like that. We've just really become a little Marvin Marvin family.
TWIST: Can you share a favorite behind-the-scenes memory from the set?
VVT: I think we were on our third or fourth episode, and Lucas Cruikshank's birthday is in August. It just happened to be that we work Monday through Friday, and his birthday was on Saturday, so we decided we were going to surprise him for his birthday. While he was downstairs doing a scene, we all went up and decorated his room with streamers and balloons - it had like everything in it. We got him a little cake, so it was a really, really big surprise. He came up and was like "Oh my gosh!" It was so much fun because we didn't really know each other that well at that point but it kind of just brought us closer together.
TWIST: Can you tell us what's next for you?
VVT: I'm loving being on Marvin Marvin right now, and we have five more episodes to shoot. We can only hope and keep our fingers crossed for another season, and we'll just see where that goes. We're definitely excited to see what happens in the future!
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