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‘Henry Danger’ actor Jace Norman talks with Kidsday

Actor Jace Norman with Kidsday reporters, from left,

Actor Jace Norman with Kidsday reporters, from left, Liel Aghajani, Daniela Azizzadeh, Elianna Kafash and Noyah Misaghi. Credit: Newsday / Pat Mullooly

We met actor Jace Norman, who stars as Henry Hart on the Nickelodeon show “Henry Danger.” As an added bit of excitement, we did the interview while on a New York sightseeing tour bus around Manhattan.

How did you hear about the show’s audition?

So my agent basically told me that they had a show called “Henry Danger” and it’s produced by this guy Dan Schneider and I was really interested and I auditioned and he liked me so I got it.

Why do you think kids like your show so much?

I think that Henry is really relatable and that he’s almost like a normal kid at heart. And so I think I liked that aspect of him. Everything’s new to him. Like the superhero stuff is new to him.

Do you have any hobbies?

I do have hobbies. I like going to the beach a lot. . . . And I used to play lacrosse.

How do you go up the tube, when you say “up the tube”?

In the pilot we used to have harnesses, and like it was put under our pants so when we said “up the tube,” they would yank us up. And now we don’t actually go up we just say “up the tube” and in post production they make it look like they are bringing us up.

All the fighting you do on the show, is it hard?

It’s really hard, but it’s really fun, too. It’s like my favorite thing that we do.

What do you like to do off the set with the rest of your cast mates?

We all try to get together once a week and just like do something normal like see a movie. We like ice skating a lot. We all get together and see each other off set.

What don’t you like about being famous?

When everyone’s looking at you and you have a lot of people notice everything about you. Sometimes they don’t notice the good stuff. The bad stuff, too. So that’s the hardest.

Who forgets their lines the most? And does it take you a long time to memorize your lines?

Probably me. I’m like the most forgetful and mess up a lot. At the beginning I had a really hard time remembering them, but now it’s like we’ve done like 60 episodes of “Henry Danger” so far, and so after a while you get used to it and it’s like easy to learn.

Do you ever Google yourself?

I’ve done that once and it was a bad idea. Because I don’t like, when you Google me, all the pictures that come up are really when I was 8 years old and so it’s all these weird pictures.

If you could be in any other Nickelodeon show besides “Henry Danger,” which one would it be?

Probably “The Thundermans.” I really like those people on the show.

Are all your kisses with the girls on the show real?

Yes, they’re real kisses.

How do you stick the mask on your face?

They have glue and they have this rubber mask, and it’s squishy and we glue it and stick it on so it molds to my face a little bit.

If anything happens to your character in the future on the show, what will you want him to do?

Probably I would want him to become a little more responsible. Right now he’s not responsible at all. He doesn’t do anything right. I think as time goes on I would want Henry to be more responsible and mature.

What’s your coolest gadget you have on the show?

We had this laser gun thing that, like, when you’re shooting, they make laser noises.

Were you always acting when you were little?

I was always pretending. Like we would make those YouTube videos. And we would just like pretend like mess around like we were action films. Just us with the camera. I was always doing that as a kid, and then eventually I started doing it for real.

If you could have one celebrity guest on “Henry Danger,” who would you want it to be?

I think I would want it to be Selena Gomez, so we could hang out and be friends. I want to be friends with Selena Gomez.

If you had a super power in real life, what would it be?

I don’t know. Flying probably. So I could fly to places.

Have you been injured in real life from the show?

One time I sprained my ankle and that’s the worst thing that’s ever happened. So we had to stop production really quick, but then when I got back we still made the show, like late.


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