What You HAVE to Know About Gabby Duran & the Unsittables Actress Kylie Cantrall
We simply cannot stop watching Disney Channel's Gabby Duran & the Unsittables, and the show's star, Kylie Cantrall, is the reason we can't peel our eyes away.
Kylie plays the titular Gabby, a teenager who becomes babysitter to a group of unruly, but very important, alien kids hiding out on earth in the form of normal humans. The show is weird, wacky and hilarious, and Kylie shines in every episode. Keep reading to find out everything you've always wanted to know about the actress.
(Photo credit: Craig Sjodin)
Name: Kylie Lorena Cantrall
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, California
Birthday: June 25
1. Kylie's favorite-ever fan encounter occurred after her Gabby Duran & the Unsittables costar Nathan Lovejoy asked her to make a video for an adorable little girl.
"Her parents filmed her reaction when she watched it, and Nathan showed it to me. At first, she was so excited that I made her a video, but then she began to cry saying, 'How did you get her to do that? I'm so happy.' Watching her reaction made my dad and me cry. It's just so amazing that I'm lucky enough to be in a position to make people so happy."
2. If she could live in any decade, she'd pick the '90s.
"I just love everything 90's. From the music to the style—Aaliyah, TLC and Whitney Houston?!? I'm there."
3. Kylie says her Cancer zodiac sign fits her to a T.
"I'm such a Cancer. First of all, I'm very emotional—maybe even too emotional. I'm definitely a home person. I love being on set, but at home is where I recharge my batteries. I also have a mothering nature. I'm always taking care of friends and family and making sure everyone is okay and that no one is sad or feels left out. And I'm very nostalgic. I'm always wishing I was born in an earlier time, for music especially."
4. Her current favorite style trend is the A$AP Rocky babushka look.
"It's when you wrap a scarf around your head and it feels a little reminiscent of the '60s style, but I'm all about it. I think it shocks a lot of people, and I'm kinda into that strong fashion statement."
5. Kylie is an only child.
"I always wanted a little sister or brother, but now thinking about how crazy my life is, it probably wouldn't be fair to them since we travel a lot and we're on set all the time."
6. She's kind of obsessed with David Dobrik.
"I just don't know what it is about his videos, but you can never watch just one! If you play a David Dobrik video, just block out the next full hour because you'll go deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole, watching one after another. He's so good."
7. Kylie's a huge Disney fan who grew up watching the Disney Channel, and has a tough time picking just one favorite villain. Still, if she had to pick, it'd be Uma from the Descendants films.
"I'm a huge China Anne McClain fan. I've loved her since the A.N.T. Farm days, and when she dropped 'Calling All The Monsters' I just about lost my mind. When I was 6, I sang that song every day for months and months. Dream come true —I got to perform a cover of the song in a "Just Roll With it" episode last year. Yeah, China gets my vote!"
8. Her all-time favorite movie is Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
"I know it came out in the '80s, but it's a timeless classic. It holds up 100%. When I got the role of Gabby Duran, I told the executive producers that I envisioned Gabby as a modern-day Ferris Bueller. Ferris is always on my mind as I'm reading scripts or thinking about scenes. I'll ask myself 'What would Ferris do?' "
9. If someone made a movie about Kylie's life, she'd love for ZaZa to play the younger version of her.
"Have you seen this 4-year-old girl? She is absolutely amazing. I can't stop watching her!"
10. Chocolate chip cookies are her favorite.
"Put them in the microwave for 15 seconds, and there's nothing better. I can never get tired of them. They are the undefeated champions of snacks for me."
11. Her most-used emoji is the alien 👽
"Most people think I love the emoji because of its connection to the show, but the truth is I was into aliens long before I got cast as Gabby. Before I auditioned for the part, my mom told me, 'You've got this one. An adventurous teen who babysits aliens? What role could be better?' Yes, mom. I totally agree."
If you want to catch Kylie in new episodes of Gabby Duran & The Unsittables, they premiere Friday nights at 8:25 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel—and you can also watch the latest episodes on the DisneyNOW app.
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