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

Fri, July 15, 2011 2:32pm EST by 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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JeyD

Posted at 8:25 AM on July 19, 2011  

Im mad I forgot to watch it :(

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Sammisaurus R3X

Posted at 9:02 PM on July 18, 2011  

So psyched! :D

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Allison

Posted at 7:20 PM on July 18, 2011  

lol justin kelly and munro chambers used to be in a show togather called the latest buzz

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Zack

Posted at 5:20 PM on July 18, 2011  

Spoiler: Drew does not die this season.

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ashley

Posted at 10:47 AM on July 18, 2011  

i love whichen this teennick has some good thangs to which

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valerie jackson

Posted at 10:30 PM on July 16, 2011  

hey my name is valerie jackson i am from okanld i am mix cuban and black

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JAYJAY

Posted at 3:06 PM on July 15, 2011  

Great interview! I wonder if Marisol will be the new Queen Bee? With Katie as her side kick?

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Andy Swift

Posted at 4:46 PM on July 15, 2011  

Thanks :) Yeah, maybe the whole Holly J. / Anya dynamic.

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