Having started her role of Chapa/Volt in the final episodes of Henry Danger, Havan Flores has continued in the role for the new Nickelodeon spin-off Danger Force as one of the lead characters across all episodes, and this year, she attended the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards as part of the cast. One of Havan’s first screen experiences was in short film Harmonica Man, and she has previously been a performer in musical theatre and has been a competitive cheerleader since the age of six. Chatting to us, Havan tells us about playing Chapa/Volt in Nickelodeon’s Danger Force, originally booking the role in Henry Danger and attending this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards.
What is Chapa/Volt like to play in the TV series Danger Force and can you tell us about the character?
They are both strong-willed and willing to literally fight for their beliefs, their friends or even just for fun. She’s really fun to play because she’s very athletic and energetic like me.
How has it been seeing the viewers’ response to the new show and your role?
It’s remarkable to see how girls and boys alike have responded to Chapa. She really has struck a chord with kids who enjoy a strong female lead. I’m humbled to be able to provide a character that shows girls it’s not just ok, it’s phenomenal, to be a strong-willed, opinionated, smart young woman.
How did it feel booking your role originally in Henry Danger and then continuing as a series regular in the new spin-off?
It’s what we work toward as actors, a role on a well-written, well-loved show, so it was a great feeling of accomplishment.
Can you tell us about being on set of the show and how are you finding the experience working on a Nickelodeon series?
Being on set is a learning experience every day. We have a schedule, just like any job or school. We have homework and expectations for the show along with learning lines, scenes and, hopefully, stunts. This last year working during the pandemic has made things more difficult for everybody, even on sets, but we made it work.
How did you prepare for your first day on set?
I made sure I learned my lines and tried to go with the flow.
Have you had a favourite episode/scene to film so far?
Anytime I get to do stunts, it’s a great day. Stay tuned for some of the upcoming episodes, they are some of my favourites!
Is there anything you enjoy most about playing Chapa?
She and Ray connect really well and it’s fun to get to play off of his energy.
You attended this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, what was this like?
It was a was a wonderful experience. Getting to see everything happening behind the scenes was a lot of fun.
You’ve worked on short films Pigeon and Harmonica Man, how was the experience working on your first screen roles?
Ty Sheetz, the director of Harmonica Man, gave me my first real experience on set. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I learned so much and the whole team was amazingly kind to me. It was long, cold, late nights, but I would do it again any time.
Do you have any favourite TV shows and films to watch and have you seen any recently that you would recommend?
I watch a lot of Anime! The art is astounding. Demon Slayer is my go-to right now. I also like the TV show Grimm.
We understand you’ve previously performed in musical theatre, what was this like to do and can you say about some of them?
I like to sing but I’m not super confident with it, so I keep it on the back-burner. I really enjoyed my time in musical theatre but it’s still something that’s hard for me.
Where does your love of acting and performing come from and what was your first experience of being in front of a camera/audience?
My mom actually did a lot of theatre and speech/debate in high school and college, so I guess it’s in our blood. I’ve been a competitive cheerleader since I was six so I’ve been performing most of my life.
What are some of your favourite things to do away from your career?
I like to draw and paint anime, bake, garden, fish, tumble, free run, practice Krav Maga and raise chickens. I have a lot of interests.
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