The Princess Switch fans can now see star Nick Sagar in the upcoming Yvette Lee Bowser-produced series Run the World, coming to Starz this year.
Sagar sat down with Shadow And Act’s Trey Mangum about his career, which of course includes being a part of the annual Netflix Christmas tradition of starring in The Princess Switch film franchise.
“It definitely surprised on how much it would impact people. I had a feeling it would do well because a couple of my friends really love Christmas movies. I had my sister over for her birthday and she loves Christmas rom-coms…I didn’t know there were so many people who loved it,” he said. “When this project came in with Vanessa [Hudgens], I thought this could do pretty well, and lo and behold it did really well. We want to be in these great spirits and the festivities. It’s like…Mariah Carey’s song, it just comes back.”
He said how he’s happy the films have become part of people’s annual Christmas celebrations.
“I watch Home Alone every year, so for the new generation coming up, I think it’s just nice that they have these Christmas flicks that they can go to and remind them of their Christmasses,” he said. “It’s just a great time of year and if these movies add to that, then it’s a great thing.”
Run the World, created by Leigh Davenport, might not be for Christmas, but it’s set to become another classic thanks to Bowser, who is behind some of the most iconic Black-led and Black female-led series, such as Living Single, Half & Half, and Dear White People. “I really do think you’re going to expect a really great, fresh, innovative show. It’s four black women running the world in one of the cities in the world, New York,” said Sagar, adding that during Zoom table reads, the cast were “cracking up” at the scripts.
“I just can’t wait for it to come out. I really think it’s going to resonate with a lot of people, especially people from less represented backgrounds,” he said. “We’re now getting to a phase where representation is opening up, different cultures are being involved, we’re telling more accurate stories, less stereotypical stuff. I think this just nails it on the head. Four black women crushing it at the highest level–we need more of this.”
Watch the full video interview below.