“Degrassi” has become quite the starting-off point for some of the biggest stars on the planet. It launched this little-known rapper who goes by Drake and two of the CW’s biggest stars, “Vampire Diaries” actress Nina Dobrev and “90210” star Shenae Grimes.
So, when several of the classic franchise’s new class stopped by MTV News, we wondered just which alum’s career path they’d love to follow.
“I’d love to do this, all the time. I just love to do acting,” Munro Chambers told us just as the new season of the show was hitting TeenNick, before joking, “I’d love to be Nina. I’d love to do more stuff in this industry and keep doing it.”
He added that while he hasn’t met all those famous alums, when he has crossed paths with someone from the show’s past, they’ve always had pleasant memories of their “Degrassi” days. “I’ve never met Drake, or Aubrey [Graham] as we know him. I’ve never met Shenae,” he said. “And, I’ve met Nina once or twice and she’s a sweetheart.”
Chambers’ co-star Annie Clark would also love to take a play from the Dobrev handbook. ” Nina and Shenae have what I would like [to follow] for the future,” she shared. “[Nina] always remembers everyone too. The set is very homey and friendly, so it’s kind of like going back to your actual high school.”
“I’d love to like try and stay in school,” Alex Steele shared. “But I’d also really love to do shows, like Nina Dobrev, [who] has her own show basically.”
While Nina seems to be the gold standard in terms of post-“Degrassi” careers, Jordan Todosey suggested she wouldn’t mind going the Drake route. “I love acting, so I’d love to stay in acting,” she said. “But music is such a passion of mine and I write songs and sing, so I think it’d be so much fun to break into the music industry too.”