Exclusive: Jazzy Williams talks Halloween, having a big family and, of course, WITS Academy

If you've been watching Nickelodeon's new show WITS Academy, then you already know 18-year-old Jazzy Williams as Kim, Andi's new Guardian BFF and inventor extroardinaire. If you haven't been watching, well, you'd better catch up quick because the season finale is premiering tonight at 7:00 p.m. and, according to Jazzy, it's going to be awesome. We talked to this cool girl all about the show, acting and her Halloween plans. Check it out.

GL: Tell us a little about your character Kim.

Jazzy: I love her! She's very dorky and very confident in her dorkiness. She's completely accepting of it and loves herself for it.

GL: And she's an inventor, right?

Jazzy: Yes! But when it comes to her inventions, I'm cursed. Everytime I had to use one in a scene, it would stop working. It was a big joke on set. There's one scene where I put my hand over the invention and it's supposed to light up and magic would happen. But whenever I went to do it, nothing would happen. The director would be like, "Cut, cut, props, there's something wrong with it," but when the guy would come over it worked fine. Seven different people tried and it worked for all of them—just not for me.

GL: That's hilarious. Speaking of inventing, if you could make a machine to do anything, what kind of machine would you make?

Jazzy: If I could just walk into a bathroom and take a picture what I want my hair to look like and have a machine do it for me, I would love that. Curling irons are deadly in my hands. I also have seven siblings, so I'm a big fan of locks. If I could make a super powerful lock, that would be good, too.

GL: Woah, eight kids. What was it like growing up in such a big family?

Jazzy: It was fun! Growing up, I had four siblings and then I got two step-siblings and two half-siblings. We're all oddly close, so everything is an adventure. Going trick-or-treating is crazy. We have to get ready pretty early. It's funny because my younger siblings are so opinionated now. The five year old, will be like, "Okay so today I want to be a lion, now I want to be a gorilla." After Halloween we have to explain that they can't just get dressed in their costumes and go to stranger's doors on the regular.

GL: I wish we could! Any other big plans?

Jazzy: Watching the finale tonight with my family! I'll try to Skype the cast, too. I actually FaceTimed with Kennedy Lea Slocum, who plays Ruby, during the Bizarre Ruby episode, and we were like, "Look! Remember when we actually made that?"  

GL: Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun on set. Can you share a story?

Jazzy: When we were filming in Miami, the crew thought we were going to go a little crazy because we're all teenagers, but instead when we met at the hotel we went to my room and were just like, "Can we build a fort?" We grabbed all the bed sheets, all the couch cushions and build crazy forts.

GL: Word has it you guys had a special guest on set a few times, too.

Jazzy: Yeah! We got to work with Paola Andino, who played Emma on Every Witch Way, and it was so much fun having her on set. I was a little nervous because I didn't know her, but the second I met her, she was too nice. I loved having her on set.

GL: There's no official work yet on season two, but if you get another season, what would you like to do?

Jazzy: I would love to have some big food scenes, like Kim has to slide around in chocolate and eat it, or have a pizza party! They use actual food on set, so it's sitting there, it's so tempting to eat it. Or I would love to travel, because I’ve always wanted to go to Australia. Like, alright, Kim just has to get up and pack and go to Australia. G'day Mate!

GL: We'd love to see that! Fingers crossed.

Are you a fan of the new hit show? Are you hoping for a second season to be announced? Tell us in the comments below, and don't forget to tune-in tonight at 7:00 p.m. on Nick.

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by Alexa Matthews and Chelsea Duff | 2/1/2016
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