More superpower action in Lab Rats season 2

WHEN 14-year-old Leo (played by Tyrel Jackson Williams) accidentally stumbles into a secret underground lab in the basement of his home, Leo’s solitary life is changed forever.

He discovers three teenage super-humans – Adam (Spencer Boldman), Bree (Kelli Berglund) and Chase (Billy Unger) – who want to experience real life outside of the lab.

Leo ends up taking them to school and together they get into all kinds of adventures. That, essentially, is the premise of Lab Rats, the hit series on Disney XD. The second season makes its debut on Aug 12.

Also starring in this series are Hal Sparks who plays Leo’s inventor stepfather Donald Davenport and Angel Parker as his mother Tasha.

In season one, Leo’s nemesis was Marcus (Mateus Ward) who turned out to be bionic like Adam, Bree and Chase.

In an email interview, Tyrel, 15, and Kelli, 17, tell what’s in store for the fans.

Tyrel’s television credits include appearances in Disney XD’s Pair of Kings, Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie, Everybody Hates Chris, Modern Family, Community, Sesame Street and Elmo’s Holiday Kwanza.

He has also lent his voice to the animated series The Backyardigans.

His feature film credits include roles in Failure to Launch, The Naked Brothers Band and 2 for the Money.

Kelli, who plays Bree with the lightning speed ability, has been featured in TV series such as Hip Hop Harry and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader. She’s also appeared in the feature film Bye, Bye Benjamin.

Lab Rats is popular among children in Asia. How do you guys feel about that?

Tyrel: “The fact that Lab Rats is popular in Asia blows my mind. I’m ecstatic that people around the world are able to see the hard work we’ve put into this show.”

Kelli: “I think it is so cool that we have Lab Rats fans all over the world! Sometimes, you forget how many people really do watch the show.
“I’m so glad we can reach out to kids everywhere to inspire and simply make them happy!”

Will there be new villains in Season 2 to contend with? Are there more tense moments between Marcus and Leo?

Tyrel: “Yes, there are new villains coming in Season 2. I can assure you Marcus and Leo are still enemies but the big reveal in the finale has definitely changed their relationship in a major way.”

Kelli: “Season 2 brings lots of mysteries and secrets. The Lab Rats’ origin is uncovered, which comes as a shock to everyone!

“Adam and Bree discover new powers, and use them to their advantage.

“As for Bree’s love life, I’m pretty sure she’s still trying to find the perfect guy. She meets a couple of cute ones who seem pretty into her, but no committed relationships as yet.”

Other than the special powers you have, what kind of powers would you like to have in real life?

Kelli: “If I could have a super power in real life, I would want invisibility! I’ve wanted that power ever since I was five years old, and I’m pretty sure I would do crazy things if I suddenly obtained it.”

Are there plans for a Lab Rats movie?

Tyrel: “I absolutely hope so.”

Kelli: “Well, if there was a Lab Rats movie, it would be the best movie ever. It would probably involve some sort of crazy intense mission in a remote location or something.

“I’m not sure if that’s going to happen, but if it does, I hope everyone would watch it!”

How do you guys balance school and work? What do your friends and family think about your TV roles?

Tyrel: “In between scenes and when I get home is primarily when I get my schoolwork done. It’s a bit of work but after getting used to the schedule, it becomes second nature.”

Kelli: “I’m still enrolled in school, but I complete all of my work while on set. I get there a couple of hours earlier just to do school, but I manage to keep good grades and perform well on camera! I guess I just kind of adjust to the long hours.”

There is action, adventure and lots of comedy in Lab Rats. Essentially, what do you think is the most important message that the series tries to convey to its young fans?

Tyrel: “Every family has its quirks but that’s what makes us unique and special. Being different is not a bad thing, as long as you’re being yourself.”

Kelli: “Something that our show really teaches kids is to be yourself. The Lab Rats are just trying to adjust to the real world and make friends, and the best thing they can do is just be themselves! True friends will love you for who you really are.”

The second season of Lab Rats premieres on Disney XD (SD Astro channel 617) and (HD Astro channel 637) Monday at 9pm.