Challen Cates Dishes on “Big Time Rush” Season 3 & Working with BTR

May 11, 2012


The cast of “Big Time Rush” is currently filming season 3 and you can get ready for a brand new episode this weekend called “Backstage Rush.”

In the episode, you’ll get to see more from the guys’ recent tour.

We had the chance to chat with Challen Cates, who plays Kendall’s mom, all about the upcoming season.

You’re filming Season 3 now, what can fans expect? How is it different from past seasons? More fun, more laughs, more music, and more cute boys! This season is different because the guys of BTR have become successful and famous—and that has affected their lives and the lives of everyone around them.

You’ve watched the guys of BTR grow up on the show and achieve great success. Do you have a favorite memory with each of them? It has been very interesting to watch the guys grow up and see how they have changed. They are handling success beautifully and are still completely wonderful and down to earth! My favorite memory with James was running into him at a breakfast place in LA. He was with his mom and brother and I was with my two kids who were thrilled to see him. No one else in the restaurant knew who he was … that would definitely not be the case today!
Before the show started airing, I ran into Carlos and Logan at one of my favorite restaurants in LA (Joan’s on 3rd). They had never been there before and they were like two kids in a candy shop because everything there is so yummy. We took a photo of the three of us with my iPhone and when I look at it today I can see these two sweet guys who had no idea how much their lives were about to change.

Also, when the guys were gone during their first tour I missed them so much, especially Kendall. When I finally saw him I hugged him forever.

Ciara! Let’s not forget the one who has grown the most! We laugh at the family photo that hangs on the wall in the crib—she has gotten so much taller! My favorite memory with Ciara (Katie) is throwing her over my shoulder and carrying her away from the Axe Murderer who turned out to be Buddha Bob with a jelly doughnut.

If you could use one word to describe each, Logan, Kendall, James & Carlos, what would they be?
Logan – Hilarious
Kendall – Heartfelt
James – Classy
Carlos – Unstoppable

Do you have a favorite episode that you’ve filmed so far for this season? During the table read, Big Time Double Date had me falling out of my chair with laughter!

This seems like one of the most fun shows to work on. What’s it like on set? Any pranks? It is a ridiculously fun show to work on! We have a great time on set. It is especially difficult to keep a straight face when working with Logan. Oh, and there are pranks happening all the time … and they usually start with our Executive Producer, Scott Fellows!

Who has been your favorite guest star and who would be your dream guest star? Oh it is really difficult to pick one since there have been so many and they are all such good sports! Lorenzo Lamas, Favio, Alfonso Ribeiro, Ed Begley Jr…

Dream Guest Star??? I think that Brad Pitt would be a great Mr. Knight. Hey a girl might as well dream BIG TIME! At least one of his kids has to be a fan of the show :)

Do you have any advice for aspiring young actors and singers? Love the work, the art, and the craft because that is where the true joy stems from.

Why should people tune into Season 3 of Big Time Rush? Because it is going to be BIG TIME AWESOME!!!!!!

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