Gracie Dzienny Dishes On the Supah Ninjas 2nd Season Finale!
On Saturday, April 27, Nickelodeon will premiere back-to-back episodes for the 2nd season finale of Supah Ninjas. We spoke to Gracie Dzienny, who plays Amanda McKay on the show, to ask her some questions about being a girl ninja!
At 9:00 PM, a new episode titled "Spring Fling" premieres. In the episode, Amanda accepts Flint Forster's invitation to the Spring Fling moments before Mike gets the chance to ask her. Amanda must also decide if she wants to stay in Empire City with her friends, or spend the summer studying abroad in Paris. We wonder what she'll do!
Read our interview with Gracie Dzienny below. It's sure to get you supah pumped for the finale!
What would you say is your role as part of the Supah Ninjas team- both on-screen and off-screen?
I think because I'm the only girl in the cast, I definitely have a different outlook on situations both on and off screen. Amanda is definitely the brains of the operation on Supah Ninjas, but in real life I think I'm the organized one. I'll text the boys to make sure our outfits don't clash for an event or decide on when/where everyone is meeting. I'm like the mom of the group.
What's it like to be the only girl on the team?
Being the only girl is hard sometimes – I put up with a lot of jokes! But I love being the only girl! Ryan and Carlos treat me like a sister off screen and I know they always have my back. Being the only girl Supah Ninja is great too! I love that Amanda can do everything that the boys can do while keeping her curls intact.
What words of encouragement do you have to any girl ninjas out there?
If you love it, go for it! Don't let what anyone says or does stop you from reaching your dreams. And make sure you have a signature move!
What real-life skills do you have that would make you an excellent ninja?
I am crafty and usually carry a glue gun in my car. So, as a ninja, I could make a disguise quickly! I think that would be very helpful because you never want to reveal your identity as ninjas. That's like the golden rule!
What is the coolest thing you've been able to do because you're a "Supah Ninja?" [Spoiler alert!]
I get to do some pretty awesome fight scenes where I kick some serious butt! I would never be able to do that if it weren't for Supah Ninjas. In the episode "Spring Fling," I actually complete a fight scene that begins with me tied to a pipe and end up using that pipe as a weapon against five bad guys. This was my favorite scene to film all season.
If you could borrow one trait for your character, what would it be?
I love Amanda's "one of the guys" attitude. I have always been such a girly girl, so I never had a ton of guy friends. I think it's awesome how she is the same person around Owen and Mike that she is around her best girlfriends.
What is it like to get to work with George Takei?
George is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. He has taught us how to be a great person by example and has actually taught us a lot when it comes to history as well. He is so friendly to everyone he encounters, works harder than anyone I know, and has this smile that lights up a room. I hope to be as kind-hearted as he is throughout my life.
Which celeb would you want to see in one of the ninja outfits from the show?
I would love to see Scarlett Johansson in a ninja outfit! It would be great to partner up with her to fight crime. She is awesome!