Pacific Rim’s Karan Brar Gives RAW Interview
RAW: Who’d you grow up watching that made you want to be an actor?
KARAN: I grew up on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. One time, [Cole & Dylan Sprouse] visited set and I freaked out. I was like, “Asdfghj you were my childhood, you were amazing. Thank--you--for--everything.” (laughs)
RAW: How has your character Ravi evolved over the years on both Disney Channel series Bunk’d and Jessie?
KARAN: He’s grown up slightly but is still staying true to the original character. In sitcom, a lot of the characters stay the same throughout the seasons, and that is true to our show at some points because we like that our characters can stay steady, but we let them have relationships, we let them do crazy things that lets them learn those lessons and evolve as human beings instead of being the same each time.
RAW: What would you love to see happen with Ravi in the future?
KARAN: I would love for him to be in a committed relationship actually! ‘Cause I really wonder… he seems to be in a relationship for an episode or something and it ends. I’d be interested to see if it sticks around; see what it would be like for Ravi and see if he actually grows up because he’s, you know, so youthful at the same time.
RAW: What can you tell us about Pacific Rim (in theaters now)?
KARAN: Giant robots. (laughs) The script was so secret I was even hesitant to email it to my mom (laughs). She was like, “Karan, email me the script.” I was like, “Mom--I--no!” and she goes, laughing, “Hand me your phone!”
RAW: What movie have you watched more than ten times?
KARAN: Is it wrong that I can’t watch a movie more than twice? I can’t stand films after that point. I know I should be one of those actors that’s like, “I love to study new artwork!” but it’s like after two times, “I’m good, I’m fine!” (laughs)
RAW: If you had a time machine, which era would you like to go back to?
KARAN: Probaby during Ancient Greece when theater was being explored at its height and peak!
RAW: What are some of your all-time favorite musicians?
KARAN: Young the Giant, The Strokes, and Two Door Cinema Club.
RAW: What’s the funniest prank you’ve played on someone on set?
KARAN: There’s been plenty of times where we’ve interrupted other people’s scenes, we’ve just walked in or something. Sometimes we’d do that with our friend’s shows too, like Lab Rats was shooting right next door to us. We knew a lot of the crew and they were just like, “We’ll throw you guys in the background!” and I don’t think the cast knew, so me and Cam (Cameron Boyce) were just two extras walking by and they were like, “What are y--what are you guys doing here?” (laughs). So it’s nice that we can goof around too.
RAW: Where do you see yourself in ten years?
KARAN: Working in films. Hopefully!
RAW: Who was your first celebrity crush?
KARAN: Selena Gomez, and then Jennifer Lawrence. (laughs)
RAW: Where’s the perfect place to take a first date?
KARAN: Sushi, and that’s because I read in an article that statistically speaking if you have a sushi date for the first date, you’re more likely to have a second date!
RAW: What would you never do in a million years?
KARAN: Hurt someone. It’s deep.
RAW: Can you do any celebrity impressions real quick?
KARAN: Uh-yeah… I’m Danny DeVito! That’s how like--(sighs) I don’t know. (laughs) My publicist is (here in the room) going “oh gosh”.
RAW: Let’s get raw for a second. Everyone goes through hard times. What would you say to someone who's stuck in a rut? What advice would you give to them?
KARAN: A good friend of mine once told me “Energy follows Thought” and any time I’m going through a rough patch in my life I try to keep that in mind. We can’t always control the situation we’re in but we can control our attitude and our energy towards, it which can really help turn the situation around in the end. ᴿᴬᵂ