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Debby Ryan Tells Paper Mag She’s a “Storyteller,” Not an Actress! Uh, Ok Sure…

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She may have bid farewell to Disney’s Suite Life on Deck, but Debby Ryan is no where near gone! Her new show Jessie is premiering this fall, and she recently appeared in the May 2011 issue of Paper magazine. And she looks amazing! Oh, and she referred to herself as a “storyteller”: “Hi.  My name is Debby, and I am a storyteller.  I don’t think of myself as an actress. I am more like a face that takes words on a page, and puts them in front of your eyes.” Uh, whatever you say, Debby…

Click on to catch all Debby had to say about Suite Life graduation, her celeb crush and way more!



MORE: Watch Debby Ryan talk about Suite Life and her life ahead!

On what most people don’t know about her: “I went through a few phases of finding myself: I dabbled in musical theater, chess club, dance troupe, splatter-painting, school mascot (go Wildcats), babysitter, photojournalist, drill team girl, emo kid — and not one of them defined me, but every single one will always play a part in who I am.  I’m also a fan of proper written English, but I don’t like to capitalize my name.”

On her celebrity crush: “Peter Pan.”



On her new show: “Jessie follows a girl who moves to New York City after high school graduation. She ends up becoming a nanny for four kids of a high-profile couple. They’re a range of ages and a few of them are adopted from foreign countries, so she’s dealing with some culture shock. It’s a pretty sweet deal though, as she’s living in the nicest high rise on the Upper East Side, that actually happens to have a super cute 20-year-old doorman.”

We can’t wait for Jessie to debut this fall! Are you looking forward to seeing Debby on the screen again? Will you miss Suite Life? Tell us in the comments!