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‘Marvin Marvin’ Star Lucas Cruikshank Talks Playing a Teen Alien: ‘It’s Just About Him Fitting in’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

24 Nov

After years of success on the internet, TV and movies with the character of Fred Figglehorn, Lucas Cruikshank returns with an equally spastic, yet more naive character on his new Nickelodeon show, Marvin Marvin.

On the sitcom, Cruikshank plays the title role, a boy alien who takes on human form and lives with an American family as he hides from his planet’s enemies. Every episode finds Marvin trying to adapt to human life, relationships and cultural ideas he finds strange but we may take for granted.

“It’s just about him fitting in,” Cruikshank tells Celebuzz when he visited our Hollywood studio earlier this week.

“It’s already so hard being a teenager as a human,” he continues. “It’s awkward for everyone — at least it was for me — but on top of that he’s also an alien. So, it’s just about all of that. It’s been so much fun to film.”

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12 Photos The actor tells us that Fred hasn’t gone away forever, but that Marvin Marvin feels right for him at this time.

“I’ve been doing Fred since I was 13 and I’m 19 now, so I think it’s about time to try something new and just explore other things I can do, as well,” he explains.

Watch our full interview with Cruikshank above. And a preview from Saturday’s premiere episode below.

Marvin Marvin premieres Saturday at 8:30 PM on Nickelodeon.

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