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Exclusive: Interview with “Hunter Street” actor Daan Creyghton

If you are a fan of comic and adventure series, you’ll definitely know about “Hunter Street”. First premiered on 11th March, 2017, the show revolves around five kids and their quest to find their foster parents who go missing after the siblings spend their first night at their new home.

Hunter Street is one of the top five shows year-to-date with K6-11 across all TV.

The show has returned on Nickelodeon for the second season. CelebMix got a chance to talk to Daan Creyghton who plays Sal in the “Hunter Street”. 15-year old Creyghton plays a nerdy, big-hearted guy who helps his siblings in their quest through his knowledge of computers.

We talked to the actor about his role, changes and developments in the new season and much more. Check out the complete interview below:

Please tell our readers a bit about yourself.

I am 15 years old, I have 3 older sisters and one younger brother. I was born in Amsterdam and when I was 8 years old we moved to Ross, Marin County in California. I loved living in California. We moved back to Amsterdam in 2014 and since then I am living here with my parents, my sister Floor and my little brother Tom. My sisters Lara and Roos, study abroad. I attend the International School of Amsterdam and am in grade 9. My favourite subjects at school are Drama and Individuals & Societies. What I love to do most while I am not acting or at school is chill with my friends, play basketball and look for cool sneakers/outfits.

You have just embarked on the journey of acting and the audience loves you as Sal on Hunter Street. When did you decide that you wanted to become an actor?

When I was 6 years old, I went with my sister Lara to a photoshoot. They asked me if I wanted to do a shoot as well and if they could sign me up at the casting agency. After that day, I did some commercials and I liked playing in them. I loved being on set-in front of the camera and loved dressing up and playing a character different than mine. While we lived in California, I took some acting classes and I was hooked.

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Do you have your favourites when it comes to acting? If yes, who is your favourite actor/actress and why?

Yes!!! I think Ansel Elgort is a very talented and stylish actor who can play every kind of role. Next to that, I admire Kevin Hart. He is so funny and has a great style.

Congratulations for Season 2 of Hunter Street. The new season has just started. How has the audience’s response been up to now?

Thank you! The response of the audience has been amazing so far based on the Instagram and Facebook posts. They will write things like “can’t wait for the next episode”, “this was so amazing” and so on. We are lucky with our fan base. Their support means the world to me. Thanks to them I can do what I love most.

Season 1 ended with an intriguing cliff-hanger. What can fans expect from Season 2?

A lot! New siblings, new secret rooms, more intense mystery, more humour, more adventure. Erik (the foster father) has been framed for a crime. The kids know for sure he could not have done it and try to find out who is framing him, and they want to clear his name. To find this out, they go on exciting adventures.

Did you have an idea about the plotline before you received the script?

I was totally clueless. The only thing I knew was that I was playing Sal and he is the brains of the family. Even when we were taping they were still writing and changing the script. At the table reads (that’s where we read together through the script of the next episodes) it’s a surprise what would happen next. That made the table reads more fun.

It seems that you share a great chemistry with your co-starts. What according to you is the best part of working with Hunter Street’s cast?

They are all talented and fun people to work with. Since we are different ages it feels like a real family with older brothers/sisters who look out for the younger ones on and off set. We created a what’sapp group we use when we finished filming. We tell each other about special things, give each other advice and just chat. It feels really natural. I think what is super cool is that everyone supports each other and shows that we are proud of each other. We also prank each other which makes that it is very lively on set. We dance and sing on set a lot together during the breaks. They really feel like my second family.

What aspects of your character Sal, do you admire the most?

I like that he is always so positive and that he will do anything for his family. Apart from that, he is super smart and has a solution for everything.

Considering Hunter Street is a comedy series, can fans expect a development in Sal’s character in the new season?

There will be a development in Sal’s character. He is growing up in the series. There will be a new storyline where Sal meets someone like him who he kind of starts to like along the way. What doesn’t change is that Sal is still a little naive which will lead to comedic situations.

Daan, we read that you love playing basketball. Is it difficult to manage work, school and basketball?

I used to play on the school basketball team. So, no competitive basketball anymore but what is great about basketball is you don’t need a lot to play so you can play it almost everywhere. When I hang out with friends we will play on the street or in back- or front yards at homes. As soon as I come home after school, I will take a ball and go outside to throw some hoops with my brother, the neighbours or some friends. There is always someone around to play with.

Would you like to share with us your plans or future projects for 2018?

At this moment, I don’t have a specific project but hope I will land a role in a cool project soon. Of course a third season of Hunter Street would be amazing. As soon as I have a new project I will let you know for sure!

Just before you start watching the new season, here is the quick recap from Season 1 to help you catch up with the new plotline.

So, have you watched “Hunter Street”? Who is your favourite character from the show? Share your thoughts via tweet @CelebMix.

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