Degrassi: Next Class features Dante Scott of Amherstburg
Dante Scott of Amherstburg has been cast in the next generation of the Degrassi show franchise.
Scott, 14, is a Grade 9 student at Walkerville Collegiate in Windsor. He will play a character named Vijay Maraj on Degrassi: Next Class, which debuts in January.
"As soon as I found out I could not stop screaming," Scott said. "My parents were huge fans of the show. They were more excited than I was when I got the role."
So happy to see how excited you all are about the new cast members of <a href="https://twitter.com/Degrassi">@Degrassi</a>!! Thanks for all your love and support! 💖💖💘💘—@dantescott_
Scott said he was keenly aware of the show before he auditioned.
"I knew Degrassi dealt with some very serious problems teens have. It's basically one giant anti-bullying campaign. I was really, really proud to be part of this show," Scott said.
Scott said he and his character have some similarities.
"We both have a lot of fun in school," Scott said. "He's just always positive. Me as a person, as Dante, I always try and stay positive."
The entire cast has just be revealed and the show will debut in January on the Family Channel.
Please welcome the new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Degrassi?src=hash">#Degrassi</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NextClass?src=hash">#NextClass</a> cast! <a href="https://twitter.com/amirbageria">@amirbageria</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Chel5eaClark">@Chel5eaClark</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/dantescott_">@dantescott_</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BlochJamie">@BlochJamie</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Soma_Bhatia">@Soma_Bhatia</a> <a href="https://t.co/SVxwRwaU7M">pic.twitter.com/SVxwRwaU7M</a>—@Degrassi
Scott said he didn't expect to be acting professionally so early on in life.
"I thought I'd learn my craft, learn acting and go out and land a big role later in life," he said.