TWIST just got off the phone with Oana Gregory. She spilled about her character on Crash & Bernstein and the pranks on set! Check out the exclusive Q&A below to read all Oana's funny stories, and how she ended up face-first in snow for her birthday!
TWIST: For those of our readers who don't already watch Crash & Bernstein, why do you think they should check it out?
Oana Gregory: I think it's a show for a range of ages, so I think a family with older kids and younger kids can tune in and watch, and there are a lot of characters to relate to.
TWIST: You mentioned that "System Crash" was one of your favorite episodes, do you have a number one favorite episode?
OG: Oh no, I can't choose a number one favorite! Every single script we get every week, I'm just like, "Oh, this is so funny!" I can't choose, but that one was actually one of my favorites 'cause I got to play football. I like to watch football, I don't know if I'd be that great at playing it. I'm not very sporty.
TWIST: How do you relate to your character Amanda?
OG: Amanda and I relate in terms of our fashion sense; we wear the same things. It's fun dressing up for Amanda. I like playing her as an older sister because I'm a younger sister, so it's really fun.
TWIST: What is the vibe like on set forCrash & Bernstein?
OG: It's really fun, we get along so well, especially Landry [Bender] and I. Landry plays my younger sister Cleo. We're all just like best friends, hanging out, doing school.
TWIST: What's it like to be working with a puppet?
OG: It's pretty weird, but we got really used to it. We react to the puppet as if he's just another actor.
TWIST: Do you have any funny prank stories from the set?
OG: Yeah, pranks done on me! We had a bug episode that aired around Halloween, and there were a bunch of fake plastic bugs all around set, and they decided to put one in my purse. So, I went in my purse to open it, and there was a giant cockroach in it. I just started crying. It was really sad. I need to get them back.
TWIST: Do you have a favorite memory from working on Crash & Bernstein?
OG: The first week of filming, when we all bonded and started to really get to know each other and grew as a family. From then on, there are just so many memories that we love.
TWIST: You recently turned 17, happy belated birthday! What did you do to celebrate?
OG: Thank you! My family took me to Lake Tahoe, because I love snowboarding and we don't get a lot of snow down here, so we did that, with my whole family. That was my first time snowboarding, and I fell on my face about five times or so, but it was really exciting because I got to learn to snowboard.
TWIST: Do you have any other projects TWIST readers should check out?
OG: As of now, I'm just working on Crash & Bernstein. But I do sing!
TWIST: Do you want to do music?
OG: I think that'd be really cool, yeah. I would definitely look forward to doing something like that!
Photo: Courtesy of Keith Munyan