Friday, March 18, 2005

Teen Actor Learns It’s Cool Being Cruel

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Teen actor Matthew Underwood is learning an important lesson on the set of the Nickelodeon show, Zoey 101: It’s cool being cruel.

Underwood plays an evil character named “Logan,” and is required by the scripts to do all sorts of nasty things to series star Jamie Lynn Spears, such as elbowing her in the face or pelting her with water balloons.

It’s a dirty job but Underwood enjoys it because, as he puts it, “Most teen actors play who they are but I’m not that cruel so I really get to act.”

Despite the abuse Underwood’s character lays on Spears, he says they get along great and that everyone is always cracking up and laughing.

But while being cruel is fun on camera, Underwood says there has been a dark side. For instance, he recently saw some cute girls at a local mall but says they wouldn’t talk to him because they assumed he was as jerky as his character.

Zoey 101 airs Sunday nights on Nickelodeon.

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