Jade along with her friend and School of Rock co-star Breanna Yde recently sat down with Just Jared Jr. to talk about music and of course, School of Rock!
JustJaredJr: What were you doing/where were you when you found out you got the role on School of Rock?
Breanna Yde: I was in San Diego going to get lunch when I found out I got the role in Nickelodeon’s School Of Rock.
Jade Pettyjohn: Oh this is a funny story. I was at school in class and my teacher came up and told me that I needed to call my mom right away, which isn’t normal, so I was already thinking that something was wrong. When I stepped out to call her she said “Jade Elizabeth Pettyjohn” and who doesn’t freak out thinking they are in trouble when their mom uses your middle name? My heart was pounding wondering what I did and there was this long silence until she finally said “YOU BOOKED IT!”
This last Friday, Jade uploaded episode two of Jade’s Jukebox. In this episode Jade featured musician Ayanna Witter-Johnson!
I have some exciting news! School of Rock has been renewed for season two! Huge congrats to Jade and the rest of the cast and crew!!
Just weeks after its debut, “School of Rock” has landed a second season at Nickelodeon, Variety has confirmed.
The series, inspired by the 2003 Jack Black movie of the same name, premiered on March 12 and has aired four episodes. Season 2 will consist of 13 episodes.
Paramount TV produces the kids’ musical comedy show, which marked the first series order for the television division of Paramount Pictures, which was behind the original film.
“School of Rock” follows musician-turned-substitute teacher Dewey (Tony Cavalero), who becomes the most unique and well-liked teacher a group of students have ever had. Although he has an alternative approach to teaching and could probably learn more from his students about history or math, he uses the language of rock ‘n’ roll to elevate and inspire his class to reach new heights as the band called School of Rock.
Ricardo Hurtado, Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Jade Pettyjohn and Breanna Yde star as the “School of Rock” students. Jim and Steve Armogida (“Crash & Bernstein,” “My Family”) are exec producers, along with Jay Kogen, Eli Bush, plus Scott Rudin and Richard Linklater, who produced and directed the original film, respectively.
Recently, Jade uploaded a new cover to her YouTube channel. This time she covered Mrs. Potato Head by Melanie Martinez. If you’re a School of Rock fan, you know that Summer can’t sing. Be sure to check out the video below because Jade is a very talented singer and guitar player!
I have a fun and exciting update for you all today. Jade started a new series on YouTube called Jade’s Jukebox. Every week Jade will talk about some of her favorite artists and bands that she likes! Her first episode is all about Blondie. Check it out below and be sure to subscribe to Jade’s YouTube channel to be sure to not miss an episode.
Thanks to ChildStarlets.com I’ve added screencaps of Jade from episode two of School of Rock. I absolutely loved this episode. It was full of laughs, and Jade got to show off some stunt work! 😉 Check out the screencaps in the gallery now and the full episode on Nick’s official website.
Jade recently did an interview with RCN America DC. In the interview she talked about her start in the industry, School of Rock, and more!
When did you start acting?
I started acting when I was seven years old, however, when I was around four years old I figured out that actors are the ones who play make believe for a living. That sealed the deal for me, and I knew I wanted to act.
Was it your dream to be an actor?
Yes and that dream is still there! I’m in love with the art form. Everyday I find new things to love about it, and new things to learn from and challenge me.
Are there challenges pursuing a acting career and being a normal young lady?
Of course in any career one decides to pursue, there will be challenges. I think the key is just balancing everything, which is working for me so far.
I’ve added two new photos featured in the interview to the gallery as well. I absolutely adore them. Go check them out now!
Nickelodeon released a trailer for the next episode of School of Rock. The episode is called “You Can’t Always Get What You Want“.
When Summer asks Tomika for help to become the lead singer, Tomika must choose between helping her friend or going for the role of lead singer herself.
The cast got to work with a super cool guest star in this episode. Check it out in the trailer below!
This last weekend, the very first episode of School of Rock premiered! The episode was called “Come Together” and we got to meet Summer and the rest of the gang. I absolutely loved the episode and Jade totally rocked it! If you missed it, you can watch the episode on the Nick website! I’ve added over 300 screencaps from the episode to the gallery, so be sure to check those out.
Dewey, a down-on-his-luck musician, poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school and uniquely inspires his overachieving students to take a risk and create a secret rock band.
Tonight is the 2016 Kids Choice Awards and just like last year, Jade is in attendance! I’ve added 9 HQ photos from the show to the gallery, and I’ll add more as they appear. Don’t forget that School of Rock premieres right after the show! We can’t wait!