'Victorious' star Victoria Justice: 'I love being weird ... and creating my own characters'
We met Victoria on the set of "Karaoke Dokie," the teen-friendly club on the show. Behind us was the set for Hollywood Arts, the performing arts high school the characters attend. The mural created by the brightly painted lockers was especially fun, which Victoria told us is one of her favorite parts of the set.
So what's "Victorious" all about anyway?
"I play a girl named Tori Vega who goes to this performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts, and it's kind of the coolest school in the entire world, I think," Victoria explains. "It's super artsy and there's graffiti on the walls and all the lockers are customized. ... It's just about a normal girl who's trying to fit in and loves singing and dancing and acting, trying to work things out and discover herself."
We pressed Victoria for some deets on what we could look forward to this season on "Victorious." She tells us, "I get to dress up as some really bizarre characters ... step out of my comfort level a little bit. I love being weird and goofy and creating my own characters and not just playing the normal high school girl."
She also teases, "There's some hot guys on the show, there's some kissing. My favorite part is we have really cool musical performances. It's all original music, which I love. And the music is going to be available on iTunes afterwards."
Check back here next week for Victoria's response to the comparisons to fellow teen stars Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, plus what she thinks about the JoBros, what some of her dream artists are to work with and who she likes on "American Idol" this season.
Also check out these sneak peek clips from the third "Victorious" episode, airing at 8 p..m ET Sunday (April 18) titled "Stage Fighting." The show debuted to 5.7 million viewers following the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards and now that it has moved to its regular Sunday time, the second episode won its time slot among cable shows with 3.5 million viewers.
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