Paola Andino, Rahart Adams, Nick Merico, Elizabeth Elias, along with the full cast of Nickelodeon’s Every Witch Way snap some pics during the Every Witch Way Weekend held at Universal Studios Orlando on Saturday (December 12) in Orlando, Florida.
In case you haven’t heard, the telenovela series follows Emma, a magical witch attending Iridium High School, who struggles with controlling her powers while juggling friends, family, and love all in the daily life of a teenager. Think – Harry Potter meets Saved by the Bell!
The full cast, Paris Smith, Diego Alvarez, Daniela Nieves, Denisea Wilson, Autumn Wendel, Zoey Burger, Louis Tomeo, Jackie Frazey, and Jason Drucker were all in attendance at the fun-filled fan event.
Thanks to Nickelodeon and Universal Studios Orlando, JJJ watched as they helped kick off the Macy’s Holiday Parade and even jumped on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rock It roller coaster, not once, but three times in a row! (We spied Zoey and Elizabeth holding hands in utter fear!)
The action-packed weekend included a Q&A session, set props giveaway with fans, meet and greet, and an autograph session, then concluded with a sneak peek of the first two episodes of Season 3, which premieres January 5! Trust us – they’re a ton of fun with lots of drama, show-stopping magic, plenty of hilarious moments, and even a new villain – played by rising star Elizabeth Elias!
JJJ also got a chance to chat with the cast – here’s what they had share with us!
JustJaredJr.com: What can we expect from Season 3?
Nick: First of all, we have a new character this season. While Emma is really controlling her powers more and taking it to her full advantage. Like in the first episode, something happens and she doesn’t know what to do – but her powers are getting stronger and stronger by the day. She just has to know how to control them.
Every Witch Way Cast in Orlando
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JustJaredJr.com Interview – Every Witch Way Cast
Rahart: You can expect a lot of drama, bombshells, and things you wouldn’t expect.
Zoey: You can also expect a lot of magic!
Jackie: T3 are going to have some huge competition. And their pranks might backfire a little bit.
Louis: There are going to be a lot of messes. It was very very very messy on set.
Jason: One more thing I can say about the new girl (Mia) is she is very rebellious.
Tyler: A lot of new drama, a lot of new magic. Really cool new magic tricks. And the new character Mia is going to cause a lot of new issues for a bunch of the couples.
Denisea: You can expect a lot of makeups and breakups.
Elizabeth: We’re spicing things up this season.
Paola: There’s a new location called the Beach Side 7. And Emma is a waitress, Daniel is a life guard, Diego is the manager, and Gigi is also the waitress. That’s where everything is going down.
Autumn: There’s a lot of magic and lots of animals.
Tyler: And Diego’s relationship builds up a lot more!
Tyler: Cause the whole last season was building up to ‘Miego.’ And now that they’re together, you can see their relationship grow and evolve. A lot of new effects and Diego gets better with his powers.
Zoey: You can expect a new character this season and she is bringing the evil. She’s getting her evil on!
Rahart: So Jax is put in rebel’s bootcamp because he’s so much of a rebel. He doesn’t care so much for rules so he’s being reprimanded for it. So Agamemnon has put him in his bootcamp and you’ll see how he progresses as a character…whether he changes or not. But there’s a lot that happens along the way that you wouldn’t so much expect.
JJJ: So what’s the story about Jax? Is he good or a baddie?
Rahart: Jax is still Jax down to his heart. Jax to me is the rebellious wizard – he doesn’t care too much for rules, but he has a huge heart. He’s has this front up that he feels he has to be this cool guy. You see, there are some things this season that really define him as a person on who he wants to be.
Nick: Daniel still loves Emma with his every fiber of his being. But with Emma he just wants to control her a little bit and not let her make so much magic. He still does not believe in magic in his core even though he loves Emma. So it’s kind of a contradiction for himself to love her and deal with her powers. Through the season he becomes more and more adapted to it and understands it a little bit better.
JJJ: What similarities and differences do you have with the characters that you play on the show?
Denisea: Similarities is I love my character’s wardrobe most of the time. As for differences, one thing I don’t like about my character is how submissive Katie is because I believe people should stand up for themselves. Maddie is a little too mean and I feel like sometimes that’s the type of friendship you have, you might not have the best friendship. So I would want to teach kids that you should be respected and you should make sure to give respect and get respect. If you’re not getting respect, you’re in the wrong relationship.
Liz (who plays the new villain, Mia, on the show): I would have to say the similarities is that we both share the same body!
Liz: We’re completely different. Mia is rebellious and I’m this nice girl who loves to make friends. We’re just completely different.
JJJ: Was it hard to get into that role?
Liz: Actually no! I guess it’s the inner ‘bad girl’ in me that comes out, you know? Everyone has a dark side.
Tyler: Me and Diego are similar in that we both like to have fun and are really passionate about things. When I love somebody I really love them and when I’m good friends with someone I would do anything for that person. And Diego is very loyal just like me. But differences is Diego is very neurotic. I’m kind of neurotic, but not really as neurotic.
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Tyler: He’s obsessive and I’m not as obsessive. Little bit, but not there yet!
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Tyler: He doesn’t take school seriously, and I kind of take school seriously.
Autumn: I hope I make a little bit more sense than what Sophie does. I love how she just wants to be herself! I love that and I’m the same way. I feel like if you can’t be yourself, then who you are you going to be? Also, I would not be the popular mean girl like Sophie is, but she rocks it!
Paris: I would have to say definitely the fashion thing. Maddie loves fashion and I love fashion. She loves shopping and I love shopping. Differences is Maddie can be a little mean. I’m not THAT mean. I’m a little sassy but not like mean or bratty or anything like that!
Paola: I admire Emma’s honesty. I would say I’m pretty honest and trustworthy person, only because that’s what I want to receive back from people. So definitely that – and then we’re both pretty naive. It’s like we’ll end up getting wiser, but I’m still young and naive. I guess with the trustworthy thing, I trust a little bit too easily. Differences, throughout the seasons, she’s learned to stand up for herself, way better than Season 1. So I love that. Definitely compared to Season 1, I stand up a lot better than she does.
JJJ: Is that what we can expect from Season 3?
Paola: Oh yeah – Yes you can – a little teaser in there. You’ll see Emma standing up for herself. Family and friends always comes first for her. And she gets a little defiant! That’ll be interesting to see!
The all-new season begins on January 5 on Nickelodeon!