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'Degrassi' Scoop: Meet Newbies Jake & Katie — Justin Kelly & Chloe Rose Give Us The Scoop!

Fri, July 15, 2011 2:32pm EDT by Andy Swift 8 Comments

Justin drops a hint about Jake’s history with Clare, and Chloe reveals the one person who has power over Katie.

There’ll be a few new faces roaming the hallways when Degrassi returns for its 11th season July 18 — and it won’t be long before they find themselves sucked into Clare (Aislinn Paul) and Eli’s (Munro Chambers) drama! I got a chance to meet Justin Kelly, who plays good-guy Jake, and Chloe Rose, who plays uptight-girl Katie, during a recent trip to the show’s Toronto set, to find out what their characters are all about.

“He’s usually an easy-going person,” Justin says of Jake, who actually has quite a bit of history with Clare. “But when things start getting intense with Clare and Eli, he feels like he has to step in the middle and protect her.”

Katie is also forced to deal with Clare’s nonsense when she joins the school newspaper in an attempt to get her mind off Eli. Chloe says that while Katie is initially introduced as a “not-so-nice person,” we’ll eventually see her “vulnerable” side.

Watch my interview with Jake and Chloe below, then drop your thoughts about the new Degrassi recruits in the comments section:

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— Andy Swift

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