-We have a funny interview to share with you all!
On Monday, we had the chance to chat with Meaghan Martin & Nicholas Braun on a conference call interview. We had the chance to ask them quite a few questions, and these two are hilarious.
Meaghan and Nick talked about the upcoming season of “10 Things I Hate About You,” which premieres on March 29 at 8pm EST on ABC Family, what other projects their working on (Nick is in Austria right now filming Chalet Girl, Joe Jonas & Demi Lovato, Meaghan’s hair and love for Harry Potter, and Nick even beatboxed during the interview. Some of our favorite answers are to what shows they’d guest star on, what kind of roles they want to play in the future, and what they would do if they could write an episode of “10 Things.”
Check out the full interview below. (Note: Some of the statements from Nick & Meaghan were made jokingly) Also, don’t forget that you can get the first 10 episodes for FREE on iTunes.
SO-M: The show is obviously based on a popular movie and a lot of spin-offs or shows based on movies haven’t done so well. What is it about your show that you think has made it so successful since it has been liked by critics and fans?
Meaghan: Well, we don’t have vampires like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but I think having Nick Braun has made the show a successful spin-off ultimately.
Nick: Oh man, you know how to make me blush over the phone.
Meaghan: I try.
Nick: I mean, what’s made it so successful, I think that we tap into a very real part of what high school kids are going through and what sisters are going through. I think people want to watch that. Aside from that, just to give it right back to her, Meaghan Martin is beautiful to watch on screen.
Meaghan: Well, thanks, Nick.
Nick: That is one camera friendly face right there.
SO-M: I love your guys’ chemistry. Did you find that happened right off the bat or did you have to work towards that?
Meaghan: We get along really well.
Nick: I had to take her on a lot of picnics.
Meaghan: Yes. He had to woo me.
Nick: I really had to woo her into liking me. No, it seemed pretty seamless. The pilot was cool. I mean, Meg’s like my sister. I feel like in a year and change that we’ve been working together, we’ve gone through a lot and so I think it only helps too, like our off-screen relationship to our on-screen relationship.
SO-M: Nick, we hear that you’re quite a prankster. Can you share any pranks that you’ve pulled while filming?
Nick: Oh man, am I a prankster or do I just like to see people squirm? Well, let’s see, what have I done? [Jokingly] Yes, I set Meaghan’s trailer on fire once. That was not funny. Gosh, I can’t even remember what pranks I’ve done, but we try to keep it pretty light on set because the show is so casual. Well, it’s not casual, but it’s a comedy and so we’re all sort of just messing with each other and joking around and it’s a very light set. I’m in Austria right now doing a movie and everybody’s German and it’s very serious and like—
Meaghan: Those Germans… [Laughs]
Nick: It’s very strict, and I’m like yes, it is time to eat some weinerschnitzel. It’s so much lighter on the set of 10 Things. But yes, that’s the gist.
SO-M: And on Twitter, Meaghan, we saw that you posted some pictures of your hair change. Was that for another role coming up or just for fun?
Meaghan: No, I was just really bored and decided I didn’t want to be blonde anymore since I had some time off.
SO-M: Nice. It looks good.
Nick: It looks great. It looks really good.
Meaghan: Well, thank you so much.
SO-M: If the writers gave you the power to like write an episode of 10 Things, what would you want to happen on it?
Meaghan: I know exactly what I would want. I would want it to be a dream sequence where we all play each other’s characters.
SO-M: What character would you want to play?
Meaghan: Patrick, obviously.
Nick: A dream sequence. I like that, but I think I would set it in the 80’s.
Meaghan: Fast forward. We’re all like 50 years old. That would be fun, too.
Nick: Yes. Oh, that would be cool, too. But I like the baby version of “10 Things I Hate About You.”
SO-M: If you guys could have anybody guest star on the show, who would you want to come in and what kind of character would you want them to play?
Meaghan: Neil Patrick Harris. I’d want him to be our teacher.
Nick: That would be so funny. He can play Doogie Howser, the school doctor.
Meaghan: Yes! He could be the school nurse. We should make that happen immediately. It would be a musical episode. He should have to sing.
Nick: That would be awesome. Who would I have? I would have Queen Latifah come on and she could play my mom.
SO-M: What kind of things do you guys like to do in your free time?
Meaghan: I like to bake, read Harry Potter, obsess over Harry Potter in many ways, especially now that the theme park is opening at Universal Studios and I’m going to scream of sheer excitement.
Nick: Oh my, you’re going to have a blast there.
Meaghan: Can you even imagine?
Nick: Oh. She’s going to be like a little kid at a candy store. What do I do in my free time? I probably play too many video games. I play a lot of Call of Duty. I play some tennis. I play some golf. I hang out with Meaghan a lot.
Nick: I lunch with her like five days a week. Actually, before I came out to Austria, we were all hanging out so much, us, the cast.
Meaghan: Yes, we were. We were with each other all the time.
Nick: They’re some of my best friends, our cast. It’s so cool. We get along really, really well outside of shooting.
Meaghan: When we’re shooting we don’t get along at all. We fight constantly.
Nick: Yes, we challenge each other’s artistic integrity all the time. [Laughs]
Meaghan: I thought you were going to say we challenge each other to duels and I was like oh, okay…
Nick: Duels in the courtyard at lunch.
SO-M: Meaghan said earlier she’s going to be singing on an episode and, Nick, you told us a long time ago that you also sing. Will we ever get to hear you sing for real?
Nick: Yes, I do sing. And I will sing in this season of 10 Things actually, which was really fun and it’s—yes, I’m not going to give you too much because it’s a really cool moment for Cameron. But it was scary singing. I don’t know how you do it, Meaghan, in front of thousands of people. It’s really scary, but it was great. I think it turned out really well.
Meaghan: He did a great job. He should not have been scared at all. He was fabulous.
SO-M: If you had to tell people why they should tune into these next ten episodes, what would you tell them?
Meaghan: I would say that they should tune in because who doesn’t want to watch the entire cast making out with different people for the better part of 22 minutes?
Nick: There is a lot of kissing this season, yes. Yes, to that, my character, Cameron, has his first kiss this season, his first relationship. But better than that, his first kiss. And it is super special.
We can’t wait for the new season. Read what the other interviews asked the duo after the jump…