Kian and Jc’s “H8TERS” Will Have 10 Episodes on Fullscreen.com

Deadline just released more information on the new series “H8TERS”, produced by Astronauts Wanted.

“The shot-in-L.A. series will be available exclusively on Fullscreen, the commercial-free subscription service available via iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android phones and tablets, Chromecast and online at Fullscreen.com.”

“Kian and Jc have such a talent for parodying these characters and this world, the show is just one huge vehicle to let that talent run riot,” said Nick Shore, Chief Creative Strategist, Astronauts Wanted.

The H8TERS follows Lawley and Caylen in “heightened” versions of themselves as well as their own biggest haters, Frank and Zweeb, video game store employees obsessed with taking down the social media stars.

“Fullscreen has had many years of collaboration with Kian and Jc and this series is a hilarious evolution of their creative voices,” said Scott Reich, Senior Vice President of Programming, Fullscreen.

I’ve posted about this series back in May 2016, read it here.

More: Full article, Broadway World’s article.

Gallery: by Astronauts Wanted, taken in April 2016.

Kian Lawley is Edward Scissorhands in new episode of a James Franco show

Kian just recently filmed an episode for the third season of “Making A Scene”, a James Franco production. In the show, James take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films, and re-imagine them in ways that only he can.

Franco is currently filming the whole new season of the show and Kian plays Edward Scissorhands in one of the episodes.

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Kian on the Intersection of YouTube and Acting for ETOnline

Back in October, while on a fan screening release of his second movie Shovel Buddies, Kian gave ET Online an interview about how he jumped from YouTube to the big screen.

“Whether it’s singing, modeling, acting, you name it, they always label you as the YouTuber, the social media kid, the social media star. It’s something that I’ve heard — a lot — but I kind of just put it to the side.”

“If I want to act, I’m gonna act. And if I consider myself an actor, that’s all that matters to me,” he says. “I get referred to as the social media kid on set, but I don’t let it bother me.” He pauses and then adds: “I try not to.”

“Acting was for sure my main goal in life. That was my ambition. That was my, like, passion from a young age,” he explains to ET. “I grew up watching Jim Carrey and I was like, ‘I want to be like him. I want to do what exactly what he does.’ YouTube was just a platform, kind of like a trampoline to, like, bounce into it at a faster rate. You know what I mean?”

“I’m known as a person who, like, steps out of the comfort zone,” he explains. “Who kind of breaks the rules and crosses the line in the sense of making YouTube videos. I don’t really follow the rules of like — not traditional, but how everyone does YouTube. And it’s kind of made me more cautious and conscious of what I put into my videos. Like, I’m looking out for stuff that could hurt me in the future or could possibly be bad for my– You know…” He tosses his hands in the air as he tries to think of another way to phrase it, but ultimately fails. “My brand. Or my career. I’m just kind of aware of how I make my videos now. I act like a kid and I feel like I need to grow up a little bit. A little bit. Not too much.”

Read the original article here.

Kian Lawley On Shovel Buddies for uInterview

Shovel Buddies centers on the death of a teenager named Jimmy, who calls upon a trio of young survivors to fulfill his dying wish – getting buried in his favorite football jersey. The trio includes Jimmy’s sister Kate (Thorne), Jimmy’s childhood friend Dan (Lawley) and Jimmy’s little brother Lump, played by Anton Starkman.

Since Jimmy made his dying wish via Snapchat – the social media app that lets users send short videos that expire upon being viewed – those called upon to carry out the wish have trouble proving the legitimacy of it to Jimmy’s parents. “So we have to steal a body. We steal a body in the film. We steal a dead kid,” Thorne explained to uInterview in an exclusive video interview at SXSW in Austin, Tex.

Jokes aside, Thorne revealed that her character Kate is not only trying to cope with the passing of her young brother, but she’s also trying to navigate her way through the pitfalls of being a teenage girl.

“I think the one thing that girls are always so worried about is that when they have sex with a guy, the guy will never talk to them again,” said Thorne. “So, not only is she dealing with the loss of her brother, she’s also dealing with being humiliated and she’s not self-confident, kinda sleeping around to get out of that head space. I think that’s super damaging, and I think it happens really often.”

Throughout Shovel Buddies, which deals with death and the sexual politics of high school, there’s humor. For Thorne and Lawley, bringing that to the film was a breeze thanks to their easy chemistry with one another on and off screen.

“The chemistry was there,” Lawley said. “Like how in real life I’ll say something stupid and she’ll come back and she’ll say like – ”

“‘You’re stupid Kian,’” Thorne chimed in. The back and forths between Lawley and Thorne’s characters were some of Lawley’s favorite parts of Shovel Buddies. “I remember we were going to the casket to open him and I said something like, ‘We should take a picture for Facebook,’ and she came back with one of her funny [retorts],” Lawley recalled.”

Watch the interview at: http://uinterview.com/news/bella-thorne-and-kian-lawley-on-shovel-buddies-working-together-exclusive-video/


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Kian Lawley plays “Bean Boy” in new movie ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’

Kian Lawley is currently in Atlanta, Georgia to film his 4th movie called Boo! A Madea Halloween, written, produced, directed and starred by Tyler Perry. Along with Kian (who plays Bean Boy) other youtubers like Jc Caylen (as Mikey) and FouseyTUBE were casted. Lionsgate will release the film on October 21, 2016.

In this movie, Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

Read more about the movie: Variety, The Wrap, Deadline, Coming Soon.

Behind The Scenes with The Chosen movie: Kian Lawley

Made in Hollywood spoke with director Ben Jeoshua and actress Angelica Chitwood to discuss their latest film, “The Chosen,” starring YouTube’s Kian Lawley.

Ben said Kian Lawley “is the manifestation of a younger Jim Carrey”.

Angelica Chitwood – who plays Cameron’s sister – said working with Kian was a blast. “He made sure to make every moment full of laugh”.

Watch the full interview on YouTube.

Credits to MadeinHollywoodTV.

Kian Lawley for Variety Youth Impact Report

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“The 19-year-old (he’s 20 now) YouTube vlogger, digital superstar and actor started as part of the now-defunct YouTube supergroup Our2ndLife and now has 5 million fans across social media and his YouTube channel, Superkian13. Recent highlights include making his feature debut in thriller “The Chosen,” starring with Bella Thorne in “Shovel Buddies” for AwesomenessTV, “winning a Teen Choice Award, and the kick-off of my collaborative KianAndJc YouTube channel with my partner Jc Caylen.” He’s excited about “producing more original content, working on more pictures and dipping my toes in more genres of film.””

By VARIETY STAFF

Original article @ Variety