EXCLUSIVE: Debby Ryan on Awards Season, Tonight’s ‘JESSIE’ & More!
It’s Friday! And you know what that means: an all-new episode of Disney Channel’s JESSIE. On tonight’s show, NBA All-Star Chris Bosh joins Jessie and the rest of the gang while in town to play one of Luke’s fave local basketball teams at the park. But mayhem ensues when Luke steals Bosh’s lucky socks (which he hasn’t washed since 10th grade, FYI) to make sure his team wins.
Meanwhile, a famous designer sends Emma a dress to review for her style vlog — and Jessie accidentally damages it! So, since the show combines stunts, fashion and sports, we just had to ask Debby Ryan about all of ’em in our Q&A. See what she says before tonight’s JESSIE, “Say Yes to the Messy Dress.”
On tonight’s JESSIE: “I always like episodes where Jessie gets wrecked; dirt, mud, stunts, anything they can do to me. My favorite part about this particular episode was acting with Chris. He was so professional and easy to be around. We were constantly cracking up on set. It was cool to see his discipline come into play in this facet of his career.”
On her favorite red-carpet look this awards season (so far): “Kate Hudson in black McQueen with gold accents [at the Golden Globes]; sophisticated with the perfect amount of fun and amazing on her body. Or Kerry Washington in Miu Miu, this nude dress with embellishments. I’m crazy about those pointed nude pumps.”
On her new hobby: “Paddleboarding just kind of happened. While on a business trip to Australia, I snuck away for a surf lesson in Sydney. Then when I was staying at the Garza Blanca in Mexico, they had a paddleboard & kayaks on the beach. I was already wet & figured I’ve already been on a board, so I just grabbed a paddle and jumped in the water. It was insane, standing on top of water, pushing yourself into the ocean, moving with the waves… My stunt guy back in L.A., who I dirt bike with, goes every Sunday, so I think I’m gonna make it a thing.”
Make sure to tune in for JESSIE, “Say Yes to the Messy Dress” at 8:30p ET/PT on Disney Channel.