Oh! Okay. How... the fuck...? Oh, there. [camera faces Jared] Hi! I think? Is this working? ... "Yes." "Yes." "Yes." "No." "Yes." Okay, I get it, it's working. Good. Well, except for that one person, I guess. Uh, hi guys! I'm Jared. You probably know that because you probably came here from my Twitter. This is my first time using Periscope on my own. I've popped in on Ricky's before. Are all of you guys fans of The 100? ... [laughs] Basically all of you. Cool. Yeah, so you guys know Ricky Whittle's, like, fucking—oh, shit, should I not be swearing? Sorry. I can't not do it. Cover your ears if you're a youth! Anyway, yeah, Ricky's fucking obsessed with Periscope. He would probably Periscope his entire day to day life if he could. But this is the first time I'm doing it by myself. It's kind of scary. I don't know what I'm doing. And it's weird, like... I don't know, reading all your comments or whatever those are called. I'm reading them as I talk right now. It's like you're talking to me but I can't actually hear you talking to me. Yeah, it's so weird, I don't know what I'm doing. This might just be a short one because I don't know what's happening. [laughs] What does Ricky do? Just answers a bunch of questions, right? Yeah, okay. Let's do that. Ask me things.
"Where are you?" I'm in Vancouver. I'm in my living room, in my house. My house is fucking awesome, by the way ... Give you a tour? Maybe. Maybe next time, when I'm a Periscope pro. We'll do it like MTV Cribs style. You guys know MTV Cribs? ... Okay, some of you. [laughs]
"Are you sad about Degrassi?" Yeah! Yeah, of course I am. I'm glad Netflix picked it up, but it's still sad knowing it's, like, sort of ending. And I haven't been on the show for a long, long time, but it was such a big part of me and my career that I can't help but feel a little sad and nostalgic about it all, you know? Man, that was such a long time ago. It's crazy.
"I think you're awesome." Thank you! I think you're awesome, too.
"Where in Vancouver do you live?" What? That's kind of a weird question. [laughs] I feel like I'm gonna be stalked now. Uh, I grew up in Kitsilano. I don't live there anymore, so that doesn't really answer your question, but... [laughs] Close enough?
"Who is your celebrity crush?" Um... I'm in love with Tatiana Maslany, like the rest of the world. Or like the rest of the world should be, because she's amazing. Um. And Oliver Cobb, also like the rest of the world. Because who wouldn't be in love with him, right?
"Who do you ship on Degrassi?" J.T. and Liberty, obviously. No explanation needed. Actually, every ship involving J.T. Next question!
"Besides them!" [laughs] Okay, okay. Um... Hm. I mean, I liked a lot of the couples together. I always thought Emma and Sean were gonna be the ones to get married, honestly. And I liked Manny and Jay even though they were kind of ridiculous. They worked well together, right? But I think maybe I like Paige and Alex the most? They were kind of ridiculous, too. They were, like, actually pretty fucked up at some points. But they always stick out to me as being one of the more... I guess iconic? One of the more iconic couples, because I don't think there was a lot of bisexual representation in teen shows at the time. So that was cool to see. I was rooting for them, man. Shit, most of the ones I listed didn't even make it! [laughs] That's Degrassi for you, right? Always crushing souls.
"How do you pronounce your last name?" The "e" is silent. Like Huck.
"Can you tell us anything about season three?" Ummm... No. Sorry. Can't do that. I'm assuming you meant season three of The 100, anyway. I can't say anything that you guys didn't already hear from Jason or the writers.
"What about your real last name?" Oh! Is that what you meant? Sorry. It's Huck-Yawn-sen. Not Jan-sen or Yan-sen!
"You were crazy in Final Girl." [laughs] Thank you, that's what I was going for. Just fucking over the top nonsense. Final Girl is out on the 16th, guys. You guys should buy it. Just saying.
"How's filming?" It's great! It's awesome. But like I said, I can't really tell you anything about it. Sorry!
"I love you." I love you, too!
"What's your favorite color?" Red? Maybe red.
"Are you excited for Suicide Squad?" Do you even know me? Of course I am. I'm so fucking excited! Are you excited? 'Cause you should be.
"Which of your characters would you want to trade lives with?" Oh, that's hard... Wait, no, it's actually not, since most characters I've played are either murderers or dead or both. Not exactly the ideal life, eh? So I think I'd probably have to go with Bart Allen, because at least I'd get superpowers out of it. And a useful one, too! Super speed would be so fucking useful.
"Date me." That's so demanding. [laughs] Um, that depends. Are you open to polyamory? 'Cause you might have to be for this to work.
"What is polyamory?" [laughs] Yeah, I'm gonna let you look that one up for yourself.
"Why do you love goats so much?" What do you mean why? 'Cause they're goats.
"What are you gonna be for Halloween?" That is a great question, but I have no idea. I know it's only August, but I fucking love Halloween. What should I be for Halloween, you guys? Tweet me suggestions. They'll go too fast if you say them here and I won't remember ... Fuck, you guys, these are seriously going—they're so fast. I can barely keep up. I'm trying!
"When is Continuum coming back?" If you're in Canada, September 4th on Space. If you're in the US, I just heard it'll start on September 11th on Syfy. So I hope you guys watch!
"What show do you recommend other than The 100?" Well, Continuum. [laughs] Which is good if you're into The 100 for the sci-fi elements. Or me. But mostly the sci-fi. Um, what else? Orphan Black. Sense8. Both also awesome sci-fi series. Mr. Robot is fucking amazing. Although you'll probably be disappointed if you thought it was a show about robots, because it's not, but it's great. What else...? Oh! You're the Worst is coming back soon. Watch that, too.
"Do you like nachos?" Yeah, I love nachos. They're delicious. Who doesn't like nachos?
"Are you on Snapchat?" No, I'm not. I don't understand Snapchat because I'm an old man.
"Do you have any pets?" I don't. I travel a lot so I always worry I wouldn't be able to take good care of a pet. But I would like one! If I could take care of it. I don't know what though. I'd have to think about it.
"Say something in French, please." I guess I could. Um... God, this is gonna be embarrassing. I don't— I kind of suck at French... Oh, I know what I can say. Je deviens chèvre! Or, "I'm going nuts." Except it literally translates to "I'm becoming a goat." [laughs] Clearly my favorite phrase.
"Do you relate to Murphy?" Um... Not really. I mean, I understand where he's coming from with a lot of the decisions he makes, just given his circumstances within the show. And certainly I don't sympathize with him in a way that makes me believe he's an entirely good person or anything, but I don't think he's the villain a lot of people make him out to be. And that's why I don't relate to him, because I'm obviously actually a villain.
"Vancouver or Toronto?" No way, I'm not answering that. They're both home. I love them both for different reasons. That's like asking me to choose between children. 'Cause, you know, obviously I fathered land.
"Did you have fun at Ione's show?" Yeah, of course I did. I always have fun at her shows. And some of our friends came out to the Vancouver date and we all got to hang out, so that was awesome.
"I heard you didn't originally audition for Murphy. Is that true?" That is true. But now I can't imagine playing anyone other than Murphy. I'll leave who I actually auditioned for up to your imaginations.
"Come to Hawaii Comic Con." I would fucking love to! I wish. I didn't even know Hawaii Comic Con was a thing. That's awesome. I just want to go to cons everywhere, honestly. The next one I'm going—or well, hopefully going to, is in El Paso later this month... Shit, next week, actually. If work doesn't conflict, Sachin and I will both be there. Get ready, El Paso.
"Do you have any tattoos?" I don't. I think tattoos are really cool, but I can never decide what I'd want. I'd have to really think about it for a while.
"Get a goat tattoo." [laughs] Maybe. My one true love on my body permanently. Beautiful.
Okay, I think I'm gonna end this now. I've already been on longer than I thought I would be and it's overwhelming as hell. I've gotta do this in doses... How the fuck does Ricky do this so often? [laughs] I'll answer one more question. Make it a good one ...
"How did you become such a cinnamon roll?" [laughs] Okay, I'll answer this one. Uh, there was a mixing bowl. Dry ingredients, wet ingredients. Cinnamon, you know? And then I was in the oven for a while. No, but seriously, am I a cinnamon roll? 'Cause I've seen your tweets and things. I thought I was trash? How can I be both a cinnamon roll and trash? I don't understand you guys! I need an adult! Or I guess I need a youth, right?
Alright, I'm out. Sorry if I didn't answer your questions! Maybe I'll do this again? I don't know. This was kind of crazy, but we'll see. Thank you guys for watching. See you later! ...Wait, fuck, how do I...? Oh, I see, it's telling me how. "Swipe down to stop." Okay, bye!