The Nick At Nite series “See Dad Run,” is set around actor David Hobbs, played by Scott Baio, who is tackling the challenge of being the stay-at-home dad. His wife is now working full time as an actress as Hobbs takes care of his three children.
The oldest, Emily Hobbs, is played by actress Ryan Newman. I spoke with Ryan last year about the series and she was kind enough to chat with me again this year. We sat down to chat to talk about her character, what we can expect this year on the show, and who she would love to work with in the future.
Art Eddy: Last time we spoke you gave me some insight into your character Emily Hobbs. How has your character evolved since then?
Ryan Newman: Well we just started Season 3 and now Emily is 16 and a junior in high school. I wouldn’t say she is changing necessarily, but she is definitely growing up and dealing with more mature things such as driving and college.
AE: Has filming the show become easier since you are into a new season?
RN: It is actually pretty much the same as season one and two for me. It wasn’t ever really difficult. I was already used to working as a series regular doing comedy on Zeke and Luther.
AE: What are some of the things that the audience should look out for this season?
RN: We are all getting older and facing new challenges which means new storylines and more comedy.
AE: Last year you guys had James Maslow and Ted McGinley guest star on the show. Who can we expect to be guest stars this year?
RN: There are a couple of very special guest stars coming up, but I can’t say who they are just yet. I am very excited though and I can’t wait until I am able to share the news with everyone.
AE: Are there any topics you would like the writers to add as a storyline for the series?
RN: I think the writers are doing a great job with storylines for Emily. I can’t think of any storylines in particular that I would like to add.
AE: Do you interact with people on Twitter when the show airs?
RN: Yes, I do! I love to answer questions and see how everyone reacts to the episodes.
AE: Are you working on any other projects right now?
RN: Well See Dad Run is full-time at the moment, but I am working on my music a bit on the side and looking forward to being able to do something new on my next hiatus.
AE: Who would you like to work with in the future?
RN: Jennifer Lawrence. I am completely obsessed with her!