Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of great TV shows in your Netflix (and Hulu, Amazon, and HBO Go) queues? Yeah, us too. That’s why we’re sorry to do this to you, but 18-year-old Musical.ly superstar Kristen Hancher recently launched a comedic web series on YouTube, so pop some more popcorn because you’ve got binging to do.
The show is called Misshaps, and it stars Canada-native Hancher — who has nearly 15 million followers on the video-making app Musical.ly — as a high school student with the world’s worst luck. In it, Hancher is funny and physical, a feat for someone who’s just getting serious about the acting game.
We had a chance to ask Hancher about the show and what’s next for her skyrocketing career.
HelloGiggles: Tell me a little bit about the show.
Kristen Hancher: Misshaps is a series of short comedy skits that dive into the world of a teenager’s life.
HG: How would you describe it to someone who has never seen it?
KH: It’s like Amy Schumer trapped in a teenage girl’s body — things are always going off the rails for her.
HG: How did you get involved?
KH: My manager, Matt Dugan — who produces the show with Brat — said he found a project that was “me to a T.” And I went with it!
HG: How long does it take to film one episode?
KH: We shoot four to six episodes over the course of three days.
HG: What’s your funniest memory from set so far?
KH: It’s a scene from an upcoming episode actually. I was supposed to fake vomiting and I spat too far — and it went all over the cameraman. I still feel so bad about it. It was kind of gross.
HG: I believe you’re a dancer too, is that right? How did you get into acting?
KH: Yes. I actually went to a performing arts school in Canada for three years, and had done a couple different commercials back home.
HG: What’s next for you?
KH: I’m attached to two feature-length films, as well as filming another series later this summer.
We’re obsessed already.