Nickelodeon’s “True Jackson, VP” is coming back for another season and we caught up with the show’s star, Keke Palmer, to see what’s headed down the runway this time.
Keke is reprising her role as student-turned-fashion-designer, True Jackson, who the young actress shares a few personality traits with.
“We’re both similar about being perfectionists, and we’re both goofy. But I’m definitely a bit more goffier than her,” said Keke, who admittedly loves pulling pranks on set. “She’s really a cool character and she has different layers to her.
Although Keke can identify with True—especially on the fashion design tip—she says the character can probably handle more than her. “She’s an executive. Being an executive is different from being an actress,” Keke reasoned.
Season two starts out with a guest spot from Taylor James Williams (he played Chris on “Everybody Hates Chris”), who takes up the role of a rapper that wants to keep his career quiet during school hours. The two seem to have a great chemistry, which is something Keke feels comes naturally for them.
“He’s awesome. We’re friends outside of work, so I know him very well,” Keke gushed. I love hanging out with him, so having him on my show was like having a friend on.”
Also watch out for a cameo from Usher protégé, Justin Bieber. But with all the teen heartthrobs coming through this season, it still remains to be seen whether True will find her true love. Luckily the lead character still has two great friends, LuLu Johnson and Ryan Laserbeam, to occupy her time and stand by her side.
Keke thinks one of the reasons “True Jackson, VP” has done so well is that the friendship she has with cast mates Ashley Argota and Matt Shively, who play True’s besties, is so authentic.
But what would the teen sitcom be without True’s signature style? Like any true fashionista, Keke is uber-excited about the wardrobe for the show, which she sometimes gets to take home. But you don’t expect her to be rocking the exact same styles as her character all the time.
“She’s a bit more preppy than I am,” Keke said of True’s style.
— Sonya Eskridge