Kenton Duty Interview: “I didn’t even know how to dance”

THE STAR SCOOP:
Gunther is really unique. Tell us more about him and how he fits into the story line of Shake It Up.

KENTON DUTY:
Gunther is a very confident guy. He always goes for what he believes in, and that’s one of the things I really love about him. Another thing I really like is his style. He goes with his own style of fashion, which is, I think a cool thing to show people. In our show, everybody has their own way of style. Even between Tinka and I, I’ll have silver and she’ll have gold. We’ll match, but we’ll be different.

Gunther and Tinka are the frenemies of CeCe and Rocky. We have some good battles and pranks on each other…it’s a lot of fun. We’re nice to each other at some points throughout the story line. We also have that frenemy ideal. We’re nice and then we play a prank or we’ll do something or have an argument going on.

THE STAR SCOOP:
The show is one of your first comedy shows. Do you ever worry that a line won’t come out the right way or no one will laugh at the parts that are supposed to be funny?

KENTON DUTY:
The way I think of it is, I’m going to do the best I can, and if it needs to be changed, it will need to be changed. But, at least I did the best I could. If it wasn’t funny, that’s just the way the ball bounces. I don’t look at it like, oh, gosh, I have to do this right. I’ll look over it afterwards and go, I wonder what I could have done differently to make that funnier or if it could have been. I like perfecting my craft. But other than that, I just enjoy the ride.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Shake It Up has gained so much popularity so quickly. How have you reacted to being part of one of the next big shows on Disney?

KENTON DUTY:
I think it’s really great because we put a lot of work in. We really want people to be able to not just be sitting on the couch, be able to get up and dance and have fun and try and learn the moves with us. I didn’t even know how to dance…I literally learned how to dance on the show and I think that would be a cool thing for kids to be able to do at home.

It’s a good sitcom…it’s a lot of fun. It’s very family oriented. I think it’s going to be something kids are going to be able to enjoy, younger kids are going to be able to look up to and older kids are going to be able to be on the same level as what’s going on in the story line.

THE STAR SCOOP:
How has everyone gotten along behind the scenes?

KENTON DUTY:
We’re actually like sort of a brother and sister type of family now. Roshon, myself, Adam and David are like the four brothers on set. We’re all making sure that each other is doing the right thing so that way we can be good examples. We’re actually brothers in that sense. Since I have two younger sisters, I’ve expanded my brotherly wing to Caroline and Zendaya and Bella.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Anything else you want fans to know about you that you haven’t told them about yourself yet?

KENTON DUTY:
I have a pet guinea pig, Peanut…He sort of had a peanut emblem on his forehead, so that’s where I came up with it.

THE STAR SCOOP:
What do you want to tell your fans?

KENTON DUTY:
Dreaming big, that’s the way to go about everything. Always working hard at everything you do. Whether it be school…whether you’re doing an internship, whether you’re just hanging out with your younger siblings and you’re trying to be a good example…or just trying to be responsible so your parents can see that you’re trying to be mature, or trying to be a young adult.

Just actually doing the very best you can is really the best way to go about it. If you don’t, you’ll find that it can lead to disappointment because you’ve realized, man, I knew I should have done that the more responsible way.

THE STAR SCOOP:
What else should people should watch out for in the future?

KENTON DUTY:
Other than season 1 of Shake It Up, nothing else is coming out. I’m right now chillin’ and doing school work….Lots more Shake It Up.

Note: Kenton does not have twitter, but you can go to his Facebook page!

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