TWIST just chatted with Ryan Potter! He dished to us about his charity, Toy Box of Hope, and all about season two of Supah Ninjas. OMG! Check our exclusive convo with him below!
TWIST: Can you tell us a little bit about your show Supah Ninjas?
Ryan: Season one was awesome. It was so much fun shooting it. Season two takes season one and vamps it all up. The comedy is better. The action is faster paced. You see more of us fighting and more villains. You see how our ninja lives not only interact with these teenage villains but also our personal lives. It's going to be awesome!
TWIST: Do you have a recent favorite memory from filming the show?
Ryan: All of the stunt guys and I made up our own language. After a while, it started catching on on set. We talked in this really deep tone and we were walking around set and it just caught on. You hear Gracie Dzienny (who plays Amanda) saying, "Shut it down." It was funny the random things we would say. It was almost like playing tag in a way. You would go up behind the person, run your finger down their back and say, "Spider back." It's the silliest thing but it caught on fast.
TWIST: Can you tell us a little about your recent involvement with the charity Toy Box of Hope?
Ryan: I'm having a 2nd annual toy drive this year. It's coming along really amazing. We have awesome guests coming - Carlos Pena, James Maslow, Rachel Crow, Leon Thomas. The list just goes on and these guys are so helpful. I'll ask them, 'Hey can you make it to this event?' and they'll be like, "Yeah! Do you need anything?' and I'll say, 'No. I just need you there.' They'll say, "Are you sure? Do you need me to bring anything?' and I'm just like, "No! Just show up!' This whole thing isn't to get as many people in as possible. It's to get a bunch of celebrities in and get a certain amount of people at a time so everyone can meet them and people aren't trying to push to meet James or someone. It's going to be fun. There will be music, drinks, performances, and there will be a great raffle. I always support my charity and then support homeless children in Los Angeles.
TWIST: What are you most excited about for the 2nd Annual Toy Drive?
Ryan: We are having the event at a gym called 'Jam - Joining All Movement.' They are a tricking, parkour, and break dancing gym. Tricking is becoming the new parkour and free running in a sense. People are saying, 'Yeah that's cool! I saw that in a video or a commercial' and then taking it and learning it. Joining All Movement has absolutely one of the best tricking teams in the world; the best trickers in the world and they are absolutely amazing to watch. I watch them and get inspiration to get better at it. They were a huge hit at the celebrity soccer game that we hosted during the summer and I think people are going to enjoy watching them again.
TWIST: What's next for you?
Ryan: Mainly doing school at the moment. I'm working my butt off on charity. I'll be doing a bunch of short films and posting them to my YouTube. It will be fun!
TWIST: Thank you so much for chatting with us!
Ryan: Thank you for your time. Have a good day!
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