Ryan Newman Talks About Being On Big Time Rush!

Ryan Newman is a teen actress who has appeared in numerous Nickelodeon and Disney Channel shows and is probably best known for her role as Emily on See Dad Run.

Ryan Newman

On Thursday July 25, Ryan guest stars in an episode of Big Time Rush titled "Big Time Dreams." We spoke to Ryan about her history as an actress and her future plans!

Ryan Newman started acting in commercials and doing photo shoots for print ads when she was just 3. She said she has no idea what inspired her to get involved in acting at such a young age.

"I was two years old when I started begging my parents to act and model," Ryan said. "I pointed to the TV and said, 'I do that!' I guess you could say that everything I watched or saw that had to do with acting inspired me to want to do it."

As she grew older, she took on more roles, appearing in Hannah Montana as a young Miley as well as Good Luck Charlie. She also starred in Disney XD's Zeke & Luther.

"They were all great experiences, but working on Hannah Montana was especially exciting for me," Ryan said. "I got to work with Mitchel Musso again after working with him on the movie Monster House a few years prior.  And because Miley was so sweet and welcoming, my experience was even that much more special and memorable."

Ryan has worked with a number of huge stars in the film and TVs roles she's taken.

"I don't really get starstruck very often," she said.

However, she loved meeting Garry Marshall of the classic TV shows The Odd Couple, Mork and Mindy, and Laverne and Shirley.

"In my eyes, I think the most iconic person I have gotten to work with was Garry Marshall," she said. "I admire him for so many reasons and above all he is one of the kindest people I have ever encountered."

In 2010, Ryan Newman took home a Young Artist Award for "Best Performance in a TV Series" for her role as Ginger in Disney XD's Zeke and Luther.

"Getting that award was such an amazing feeling," Ryan explained. "I absolutely had no intention of winning and when I did, I was in total disbelief. I was up against Miley Cyrus, Miranda Cosgrove, and other talented girls, so it was such an honor just to be nominated."

Now, Ryan stars in Nick at Nite's See Dad Run as the family's oldest daughter, Emily Hobbs. In the show, she works with veteran actor Scott Baio.

"Working with Scott is incredible!" Ryan said. "Scott is such a character and we have a lot of fun together.  We have gotten really close and we definitely share a special bond.  He is like a father figure to me but we also joke around a lot and give each other a hard time."

Ryan appears in a brand new episode of Big Time Rush this Thursday, July 25! Previously, Ryan worked with BTR's James Maslow on the set of See Dad Run.

"I had such a great experience working on Big Time Rush!" Ryan said. "The boys are so sweet and I loved working with James Maslow again. It was on his turf this time so that was really fun."

Ryan Newman said she looks up to actresses including Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, and Amanda Seyfried as her inspiration. She said that she'd want to delve into a number of different roles and try new things as an actress.

"Hopefully, a film will be next for me," Ryan said. "That is my real passion, so I hope to be able to do some movies again sooner than later."

If you're interested in learning more about Ryan Newman, check out her social channels!

Also check out our interview with Ryan's See Dad Run costar Jackson Brundage here!