Hey TWIST readers!
We recently sat down with Leo Howard, the total cutie who plays martial arts student Jack on the Disney XD show Kickin' It - Season 2 premiered THIS WEEK! Leo was super friendly and couldn't wait to dish to us about his character Jack, what's in store this season (get ready to laugh!), and all of the fun that the cast has on set (hint: there are water balloons!)
Click "Read More" to read our exclusive interview with Leo, and check out Leo's exclusive shout-out to TWIST readers below! And don't forget to tune in to Kickin' It every Monday at 8 PM ET on Disney XD!
TWIST: What can we expect to see in upcoming episodes of Kickin' It?
LH: Well, I'm super excited about the new season! It [premiered on] April 2nd, and we've got new episodes! More action, more comedy, more guest stars even - we've got the Harlem Globetrotters coming [in] an episode, and they're so good at basketball, and I'm so bad! I realized how terrible I am at basketball when they came on the show. But anyway, some new episodes like that - and just more of everything!
TWIST: Cool! So, what's your favorite part about playing a character like Jack?
LH: Oooh, my favorite part about playing Jack is definitely reading the new scripts! I don't know, it's weird because I look forward to Tuesday night, [which is] when I read the new scripts. It's so cool getting to read it, because you realize, 'Oh, cool. I'm gonna get to do this, I'm gonna dress up in this outfit. I'm gonna get to do [that]!' So it's really cool. It's fun. It's fresh and new! Some days Mateo [Arias, who plays Jerry] gets blasted in the face with carrot purÃ©e, and then others, he'll dress up as a hot dog... (laughs) It just depends!
TWIST: So, do you have a favorite memory from the set of Kickin' It, or a favorite scene you've ever filmed?
LH: Oooh. Favorite moment or scene... Well, I have a favorite episode [that I like] to watch and then [I have] a favorite episode [that I liked] to shoot. [The episode that I liked] to shoot was the 70's episode we did last season, and it was great! We went back in time in a dream sequence to the 70's, and each one of us played different characters. Alex [Jones], who plays Eddie, played a police chief. Olivia [Holt, who plays Kim] played this character called Snowflake Jones, who's this really foxy character, and I played this rookie cop. And it was really fun and interesting! And as for watching, my favorite episode, hands down, was the "Kickin' It in China" episode. It was a groundbreaking premiere and episode for us, and people loved it! And it was by far my favorite episode that I've seen so far.
TWIST: Cool! So, what do you guys do on set when you're not filming? How do you pass the time?
LH: We do go to see movies. We go to just different movie theaters. All of us live pretty much in the same city, so whenever we're off, which is not a lot (laughs) - whenever we have free time, we'll all go hang out.
TWIST: Nice! Do you guys ever play pranks on each other?
LH: Of course! Water balloons are always involved! Throwing water balloons is great.
TWIST: Can you describe your ideal girl?
LH: Ideal girl... someone who can keep the conversation going, and [who is] funny. Just [someone who is] funny, outgoing, and not really that self-conscious. Obviously, you don't want them to be embarrassed or anything. Just like I said, confident, definitely!
TWIST: Awesome! Thanks so much for talking to us!
LH: Thank you!