Friday, June 30, 2017

Jack Griffo Almost Wasn't Part of "The Thundermans" At All

We all know Jack Griffo as Max Thunderman, the superhero who once wanted to be a supervillain, on Nickelodeon’s hit comedy The Thundermans.

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As it turns out though, Max Thunderman didn’t even exist before a total rewrite happened. Jack recently revealed to Prune magazine that after the network passed on another pilot he was in, the opportunity for The Thundermans came his way.

"I had a big pilot previously, but Nickelodeon let me go when the pilot didn’t get picked up, which was hard for a 15-year-old kid. The next year, they called my reps about The Thundermans", he shared, adding "I knew about the show, because I knew Kira (Kosarin). It was already a pilot, and there wasn’t a role for me, but they explained that they had changed the show a bit. It was now about twins instead of just a girl. I went in and read for the show, and the rest is history from there."

And that’s how Maximus Octavius Thunderman was born.

Check out these super video clips from a un-aired The Thundermans pilot episode here on NickALive!, and don't forget to read C'est Prune magazine's full interview with Jack, in which he also talks about his girlfriend Paris Berelc, meeting John Varvatos's daughter, who is one of The Thundermans' biggest fans, his musical aspirations, and what he has planned following The Thundermans, here on!

More Nick: 'Kira Kosarin & Jack Griffo Celebrate 100th EP of The Thundermans!' Behind the Scenes | Nickelodeon!

H/T: Just Jared Jr.; Additional source: J-14.
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