I don’t know about you, but I thought it was kind of surreal when they launched Degrassi: The Next Generation. There’s a nice synchronicity to some of the actors from the original show now appearing as adults, but it still weirded me out. Apparently the new show has something of a cult status.
Smith had his own version of how he agreed to appear on the show. “My wife and I met Linda and (her husband and producing partner) Stephen at a key party in Vancouver. After some awkward pillow talk, I said, ‘So you’re involved in a Canadian melodrama?’ And she said, ‘Yes,’ and I said, ‘I’d love to do that kind of thing. My last movie (Jersey Girl, with Ben and J-Lo) bleep-tanked in the States, so I’m looking for work anyway.’ “
I’ve never actually watched an episode, but I may have to. After all, when Jay meets Joey Jeremiah, the universe may collapse.